July 15, 2022

About me - Robert Paugh

Before diving into the details of this blog, let me tell you a bit about myself.


I am a retired professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Before UCF, I completed my college education at The Ohio State University in 67 and 69. In addition, I Completed my doctorate program at North Caroline State University, graduating in 1974. I taught at the University of Central Florida for 35 years until retiring in 2006. In my later years at the university, diet and exercise became essential parts of my life. After retirement, I continued studying the plant-based, vegan lifestyle as much as possible.
I am certified in Plant-Based Nutrition and a Vegan Health Coach. I am a health advocate who can help guide you and help you on how to revolutionize your health through lifestyle changes, most notably following a plant-based regimen. The result is eating more healthily and living a long healthy life. You can do this, and sometimes it is difficult because of all the distractions we face daily. Welcome to my Revolutionize Your Health blog – a free resource to help individuals transition to whole foods and plant-based lifestyles and develop healthier and sustainable habits. Below are my certificates of completion verifying mine creditably in Plant-Based nutrition.

About me
About me

Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, Completed June 2016, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornel University

To make sure you have found your home, let me ask you the following three questions.

  1. Are you having trouble aligning your why, goals, and vision with words and images that tell a straightforward story about your health?
  2. Need advice when it comes to creating a plan for your new lifestyle?
  3. Are you continually looking for tools, tips, and the occasional kick in the shins to keep moving toward your new goal?

Well, if so, you can call this site home. I want to be your health advocate. I know as I have been there!


Why a Plant-Based Vegan Lifestyle

I became interested in health while working as an associate professor at The University of Central Florida. I watched my co-workers, staff, and even students struggling to stay healthy in the university environment. I was overweight, had poor nutritional habits, and rarely got any exercise. I was suffering from many health problems that I could correct if I took better care of myself. In 2010, I decided to make some changes and started reading as much as possible about a healthy life. I attained my Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in July 2016. The certificate addressed many of the questions I had about health and nutrition. Living a healthy life without medication involves eating better and exercising regularly. Based on the information I gained is when I found the vegan lifestyle. I realized it was something that could help me to live better and healthier, which is what I wanted for myself. On the path to living a healthier lifestyle, I started eating better and made exercise a part of my routine. Running became my passion. I even participated in multiple 5K and 10K races, including six marathons. Since then, I’ve decided to continue my healthy lifestyle, and I’m convinced that turning to a plant-based vegan lifestyle has helped me live longer.

Why I Started This Blog

We are so busy living our lives that we fail to notice the most important things in life – like family and friends. We live our everyday lives until conditions force us to make a change. Someday, you will get a wake-up call, like I did, which may require you to make a lifestyle change. But why wait until then? Start now while you can, and let me be your health advocate!

I have been following the plant-based vegan lifestyle for the past many years. Now, I want to share my knowledge and experiences with others who may be looking for the answers like I was a while ago.

I write about what I’ve learned about the plant-based lifestyle in this blog. I want to provide you with the information needed to stay healthy and away from doctors. The information in the blog articles is current and accurate, intending to provide issue-solving content so you make the right choices for yourself and your health. My goal is to inspire you to add more plant-based foods to your diet without feeling miserable or deprived.

Real-life examples of what to eat and live are included in the articles to ensure you truly understand a plant-based lifestyle. Another of my intents is to get YOU to know that you – and you alone – are responsible for your health, and changing how you eat, drink and live is essential to a healthy life. Even seemingly insignificant lifestyle changes can make a difference in how you feel.


You are What You Eat

Nutrition is the building block of life and plays an essential role in understanding plant-based diets. You need to get the right amount of nutrients from the right foods and in the right combinations to live a healthy lifestyle.

Today, we have higher rates of obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, and chronic illness than any other population that’s ever lived on this planet. (It is that bad.) But instead of being trained in keeping us healthy, our doctors are ONLY taught how to treat symptoms with drugs and surgery. Less than a third of the medical schools in the United States require a SINGLE course in nutrition.

Meanwhile, our diets are getting worse and worse, and more people are contracting diseases and are dying—needlessly! Most people who think they’re eating all the “right foods” are being dangerously misled by pseudo-scientific fads and industry-fueled propaganda.

But the truth is, you can beat disease and step into excellent health, starting with the food on your plate! It’s time to eat like your health depends on it, because it does!

I hope I provide some food for thought, inspire you to be my health advocate, and join me down the plant-based lifestyle road. I hope you enjoyed reading the about me page.


Love, Peace, and Plants,

Robert

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