Hi, My name is Joanne and I am an advanced practice nurse

We balance complex patient care, shorter hospital stays, longer work days, family responsibilities, professional education and more. Despite all these challenges, our profession still ranks highest for honesty and ethics, according to the recent Gallup survey. We have an opportunity to change health care as we take better care of ourselves and become role models for our patients, clients, colleagues, families and communities. When flying, we are instructed to put on our own oxygen masks first, before assisting others. Nurses need to follow the same advice in caring for ourselves. How can we care for others if we are not functioning at the highest level of health for ourselves.

Are you healthy?

  • No chronic disease
  • Cholesterol – around 150
  • Healthy weight
  • Sleep well
  • Have enough energy

Why change eating habits?

  • Your own health
  • Your family
  • Be a role model for others
  • For the environment
  • For animals
  • Save money

Why plant-based nutrition?

  • No cholesterol which is only in animal food
  • High in fiber, low in fat
  • Minimally processed
  • Low in sugar, oil and salt
  • High in micronutrients -vitamins and minerals