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Nutrition Resources

Before starting any new nutrition program, consult your personal physician first. Do not change your medications or adjust your current treatment without consulting with your personal physician first. This information is not meant to replace your current treatment.

Ready to make dietary changes to improve your health? Whether you are looking to lose weight, reduce your risk for diabetes, or lower your blood pressure, nutrition plays a key role. It is a great complement to your current treatment with medications, exercise and other lifestyle changes.

A great place to get started is to watch the documentary Forks over Knives, available on Netflix now. This documentary follows several people who were able to reverse their obesity, heart disease, and diabetes simply by adopting a healthier diet. It also explains the science behind food, so you have a deeper understand of how what you eat affects health.

Other inspiring documentaries available on Netflix are Food Inc, Vegucated, and Cowspiracy.

And watch young couple Bruce and Hillary’s inspiring story on how they collectively lost over 150 pounds and completely changed their lives, simply by following a healthier diet.

Okay, let’s get started! The following nutrition resources are all FREE, online, and provide detailed education and step-by-step guidance to help you:

  • Lose weight and keep it off
  • Improve diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce your risk for cancer
  • Boost energy level
  • Reduce migraines
  • Reduce inflammation and pain related to autoimmune illnesses such as lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis

    • The 21 Day Kickstart Program: It’s a free, online, day-by-day nutrition education program which sends you daily information on how to get started, including a virtual grocery store tour, grocery lists, menus, meal ideas, and much more. Once you’ve completed this 21 Day program, you will have already lost some weight, boosted your energy, and have a clear understand of how to eat healthy.
    • There is also a free phone app by the same name with all the same information: 21 Day Kickstart, by the Physicians Committee:

    • For additional tips and support, check out their Facebook page:

    • If you want more recipes than the 21 Day Kickstart program offers, you can search this database of thousands of healthy recipes by cuisine (including African, Thai, Indian, Greek, Middle Eastern, and many more)

    • And here’s the Forks over Knives website which contains great recipes and meal ideas just like the ones shown in the documentary:

Congratulations on making the decision to eat healthier and improve your health. It won’t be easy at first, but with determination and patience, you can absolutely do it!

Several CSUEB students just like you have already completed the 21 Day Kickstart Program. They’ve lost weight, cleared up their skin, boosted energy, improved their mood, reduced chest pain, lowered cholesterol, improved diabetes, improved digestion, and lowered their blood pressure! They did it, and so can you.

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