J1T4H Week 32

Chef Jon Standen – Vegan Cuisine: Why the ‘Why’ Doesn’t Matter

Just 1 Thing (at a time) 4 Health

“Because changing habits and lifestyle is daunting without support.”


When your health, your real wealth in life is at stake, you make things happen in order to get well. Whether your Doctor said you have to change to a WFPB diet if you want to see improvement in your health, or not, change is required. Has your change been at the push of a loved one, or have you decided, the time is now for you to make your health your priority?

Either way, it can be a challenge to find foods that are easy to make, taste good and the things you want to stick to eating because it could save your life, and because you’re tired of the physical pain of illness, or feeling bad and depressed. You want to feel better and this new diet and lifestyle could be the answer.

Featured Doctor:    Executive Chef Jon Standen

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Executive Chef Jon Standen graduated high school through his local JVS Culinary Arts Program and went on to earn his degree at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He began his career working alongside Michael Symon and other renowned Food Network stars, including: Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio and Jonathan Waxman. He is currently the Executive Chef of Columbia Hills Golf & Swim Club, voted Best Golf Course and Best Wedding Destination by Cleveland Magazine.

Chef Standen transitioned to a plant-based diet over a year ago and has never felt better. He now offers inspired vegan dishes at his Club. He and his wife, Lori, are Special Diet Instructors for the American Culinary Federation for Vegan and Gluten-Free Cuisine. They have also worked together to create 67 delicious, vegan, gluten-free recipes showcased in Lori’s book, The InnerStrength Life: A Blueprint for Finding Empowerment Through Weight Loss & Vibrant Health available on Amazon. Jon and Lori live outside of Cleveland with their rescue dog, McLovin, and two beloved potbelly pigs.

When you are committed to your WFPB diet and lifestyle, Chef Jon says you’ll be happily curious to find the foods you like and will want more of. Chef Jon knows that in adopting a plant-based diet and cuisine, the ‘Why’ doesn’t matter.

When your health, your real wealth in life is at stake, you make things happen. Whether your Doctor said you have to change to a WFPB diet if you want to see improvement in your health, or not, change is required. If your change been at the push of a loved one, or have you decided for yourself, the time is now and Chef Jon is ready to help you on this next leg of your journey.

However you dice it up, it can be a challenge to find foods that are easy to make, taste good and things you want to stick to eating because it could save your life, and because you’re tired of the pain, or feeling bad and depressed. You want to feel better and this new diet and lifestyle could be the answer.

In his Just 1 Thing 4 Health Challenge Video, Chef Jon issues a challenge that you can make fun, including trying a couple of his favorite recipes. He encourages you to join us for the Live Q&A to ask your questions and add a little more flavor to your WFPB journey.

Finding what to eat on your new whole food, plant-based diet can be a challenge. Those who are just getting started want to understand the difference between vegan and vegetarian. Neither vegans no vegetarians eat meat. However, while vegetarians tend to consume dairy products and eggs, a vegan avoids all animal products, including animal bi-products like eggs and dairy, and often inedible animal-based products, such as leather, wool, and silk.

Vegetarianism is usually a diet, while veganism is a lifestyle. The protein thought to only be gotten from animal or animal bi-products, can be derived from plant-based alternatives, which is something that Chef Jon loves to do in creating his amazing culinary works of art.

When you are committed to your WFPB diet and lifestyle, Chef Jon says you’ll be happily curious to find the foods you like and will want more of. You may even want to make some new creations of your own.

Meet the Challenge by taking these proactive steps towards your better health.

Chef Jon’s Challenge to you:

Try 3 new plant-based foods that you’ve never had. Try new vegetables, tempeh, tofu or something new and outside the box. Expand your healthy diet to include 3 new things you might enjoy and keep as part of your personal menu. Make it fun, simple and delicious.

Get more evidence-based information, learn more about what foods and healthy recipes you can add to make this week’s challenge a success, connect with the Chef and get other great healthy living ideas, and more by scrolling below… While you’re at it, commit to staying plugged in right here at Just 1 Thing 4 Health.

Be sure to read the highlights of related ARTICLES we’ve gathered below. They are the science, research and other published medical articles on the subject. Also, don’t miss the RECIPES for Delicious Dishes!


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To assist you on your journey, here are some easy to follow steps to help you meet This Week’s Challenge:

Here are some Tips to help create success for you this week, including:

Let’s take some of the mystery out of how you can add 3 new foods to your plant-based diet. Here are some tips that will help:

Tip #1: Decide on 3 plant-based foods you are curious about. Write them down, then do a Google search and see what interesting information comes up.

Tip #2: Pick one food, say sweet potatoes (a great vegetable), and search in Google for recipes using that plant food. Find what looks easy and sounds like it would be delicious. Save a few of those recipes. Pick the one recipe that sounds the best of the bunch, grab the ingredients and make it happen. Make it fun by turning it into a project or game you can do with the family, especially the kids.

Tip #3: Make it a weekend project to find 2 great Vegan Cookbooks, browse through them and select 5 recipes you’ll want to try. Of the 5, select only 1 to get started with. Get the ingredients and begin the preparation. Prepare your table for serving and enjoy your new meal creation.

Chef Jon’s Favorites:

The InnerStrength Life: A Blueprint for Finding Empowering through Weight Loss & Vibrant Health by Lori DePietro-Standen

What The Health

Proteinaholic.com by Dr. Garth Davis
-Hippocrates Docs
-Facebook Pages
One Green Planet
Just 1 Thing 4 Health

Find 2 of Chef Jon’s Favorites Below as Featured ‘From the Kitchen’

The 7 Original Heroes of the Movement

Honoring the 7 Original Heroes
of the Whole Food, Plant-Based Lifestyle Movement

Honoring Those Who Continue to Lead the Way…

We are honored to join forces with these Original 7 and every other doctor who is a part of the Movement to bring a greater level of awareness, health and wellness to adults, children, pets, animals and the planet.

Enjoy what we’ve put together honoring the 7 Original Heroes of the Whole Food, Plant-Based Lifestyle Movement.

–> Click Here to Read More

J1T4H had the absolute pleasure to Host

Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Physician, Author, Speaker, President of the Nutritional Research Foundation

Once again we had the pleasure of Featuring DR. JOEL FUHRMAN, Physician, Author, Speaker, President of the Nutritional Research Foundation.

Just 1 Thing 4 Health was honored to be Co-Host, with DaviNikent Center for Human Flourishing AND Dr. Greg Feinsinger presenting the “Advances in Nutritional Science to Live Healthfully Until 100 with Dr. Joel Fuhrman”. The event held on SATURDAY, April 6, 2019 in Carbondale, CO featured Dr. Fuhrman speaking to a group of hundreds, on a topic we are all passionate about… advocating for a whole-plant diet and lifestyle. We are so grateful to have been able to be a part of such a momentus occasion. THANK YOU DR. FUHRMAN!

During the time Dr. Fuhrman was in Aspen, we were also able to broadcast a Special Interview with Dr. Fuhrman. Special Thanks to Dr. Christina Miller for conducting the Interview.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s practice is based on a nutrition-based approach to obesity and chronic disease, also known as a nutritarian or restrictive diet. He has written several books promoting his dietary approaches and runs his own line of nutrition-related products; including his book, Eat to Live, that was on the New York Times bestseller paperback list for 90 weeks. Written to assist everyday Americans improve their blood pressure, cholesterol, and much more, Dr. Fuhrman’s six-week plan demonstrates that foods high in nutrients and low in calories allow people to feel fuller for longer.

A vegetarian, vegan, low-salt, low-fat and gluten-free diet, Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritarian diet unleashes the body’s ability to heal, achieve optimal weight and slow the ageing process.

Over the course of his 25-year career, Dr. Fuhrman has helped countless Americans achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and a host of other illnesses. Using smart nutrition, his medical practice, books and television specials, he continues to share his life-saving message with hundreds of thousands of people around the world.


The Hippocrates Docs: Just 1 Thing 4 Health Program is proud to announce that we’ve selected Dr. Fuhrman’s “Eat To Live” book and other resources as our J1T4H Go-To-Resources’ to help you start your journey to a WFPB Diet and Lifestyle.

If you’ve been on your journey, doing the ‘stop and start’ dance, or the falling on and off the wagon, be encouraged! We have the support and resources for you as you continue your journey and realize the success you seek. Participation in your own health and wellness begins with knowing that with a little help, you can be hugely successful.

There is a solution to the worsening chronic disease epidemic!

It’s a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet and Lifestyle. You don’t have to do it alone. “Because changing habits and lifestyle is daunting without support.”

Remembering that your health must be your priority, J1T4H does not practice or prescribe medicine or medical advice. We provide support on your journey and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before making any changes to medications, and work with your doctor as you progress on your journey.


Here you will find the articles and news that supports the positive progression of the Whole Food Plant-Based Movement. The Hippocrates Docs Family of Doctors and Practitioners who advocate for this way of eating and lifestyle are glad to bring this to you, their family, friends, patients, and the world.

While we celebrate the progress of the work, we celebrate YOU! Enjoy this week’s curation of articles and information.

**9 Healthy Tips to Help You Start Eating a Vegan Diet
If cutting out meat, dairy and eggs leaves you confused about how to eat a healthy, balanced diet, you’re in the right place. Here are 9 healthy tips to starting a vegan diet.

**Health Buzz: How You Can Ease Into a Vegan Diet
When you think of a vegan dieter, you likely picture a health-obsessed animal rights activist who can’t stop talking about how great it is to go vegan – and who’s totally fine swearing off burgers and milk and a whole lot more [which is really great, just not for everyone]. In reality, going vegan doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing approach. Here are five ways to ease into a vegan lifestyle.

**Clearer Skin, Fewer Vitamins: How a Vegan Diet Can Change Your Body
Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied. From a global perspective, it includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons, and the results are causing the number of vegans to increase in population.

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Tips from the Kitchen

-Deliciousness from the Kitchen

**Chef Jon’s – Tempeh Sloppy Jons

Try this delicious ‘Sloppy Jon’, packed with protein and natural probiotics, and it’s easy on the wallet! These cook up incredibly fast and are great as a Saturday favorite.


-Need a Recipe for a Tasty Dish? Try this Condiment Full of Deliciousness!

**Lori’s Homemade BBQ Sauce 

This Barbeque Sauce is a family favorite condiment that goes great with the Tempeh Sloppy Jons you’ve just whipped up.


We love to share our recipes and invite you to share yours in our Facebook Group.

Whole Food, Plant-Based Resources

Evidence based, medical research, recipes and other resources and stories that will support you on your journey:     

**Vegan Diet Helps Prevent Disease, Study Claims
Research suggests that phytochemicals play an important role in the prevention of certain diseases. Ditching animal products and following a vegan diet may help reduce disease and therefore improve mortality, a study from The Journal Of Nutrition claims.

**Billionaire Tycoon with Meat Industry Links Chairs TV Company Behind Anti-Vegan Documentary
Earlier this week, one of Australia’s biggest TV stations released a program about vegan activism, featuring Joey Carbstrong – who has branded it ‘ridiculous, biased garbage’. With almost no screen time at all given to the animals and the cruelty shown them, the TV billionaire was called out for supporting this clearly biased program, slanted against animal rights and vegan activists. Get beyond the emotion and you can tell what’s truth.

**14 Genius Vegan Ways to Eat Sweet Potatoes
Did you know that sweet potatoes are just as versatile as they are nutritious? In this round-up of 14 genius vegan ways to eat sweet potatoes you’ll find a creative collection of recipes—from pizza crust to one-ingredient caramel sauce—that prove that this root veggie’s talents extend far beyond its vitamin-packed reputation!


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have a great week and remember to focus on your Challenge for this week.

To Your Plantiful Good Health!

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