Thriving on Plants: Interview with Edith, Vegan Holistic Health Coach

Being vegan today encompasses more than just a dietary choice; this lifestyle roots itself in compassion, sustainability and conscious living and we’ll discover it in our article “Thriving on Plants: An Interview with Edith Agoston, Vegan Holistic Health Coach”.

Join us for an insightful conversation with Edith, a trailblazing vegan holistic health coach with a passion for plant-based nutrition.

In this exclusive interview, Edith shares her journey into the world of holistic wellness, offering valuable insights into the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

From debunking myths to practical tips for incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet, Edith’s expertise promises to inspire and empower you on your own health journey.

Stay tuned as we delve into the secrets of vibrant health and compassionate living with Edith, a true advocate for thriving on plants.

First of all, introduce yourself: tell us who you are, how old you are, where you are from, what you do in life, and how long you have been vegan!

My name is Edith Agoston, I’m 41 and I work as a holistic health coach specializing in plantbased nutrition. I’m originally from Hungary, but I grew up in the US and am currently moving back to Seattle Washington.

I’ve been vegan for 7 years now but it feels like a lifetime. I can’t imagine ever eating animal products again.

Why did you decide to embark on this dietary journey?

I was originally interested in studying diet/nutrition for health reasons but since then I have learned a tremendous amount about the many benefits and reasons for adopting a vegan lifestyle.

About 10 years ago I started experiencing digestive discomfort and after I cut out dairy and eggs, that subsided.

A couple of years later I read the book called the China Study and learned that animal proteins are directly correlated with disease causation so I immediately cut them out of my diet and started my vegan journey.

Today, my main reason for living this way is for consciousness/spiritual reasons which of course are directly connected with the animal welfare aspect.

Do you feel better since becoming vegan? What changes have you noticed?

I didn’t notice any big changes because I had already cut out dairy and eggs prior to going vegan which were the two foods that were causing me the most trouble.

But when I cut out processed foods and transitioned into a mostly raw diet I noticed a lot of benefits such as clearer and more youthful skin, weight loss (primarily because I was eliminating much more regularly) and I literally never get sick now.

My last cold was before I was vegan, I haven’t been sick since and I never caught covid.

Is there any food that you have had more difficulty eliminating from your diet?

Well, I didn’t find it difficult to cut out animal products at all. I was always a little bit disgusted by meat and its texture so when I learned that I didn’t need to eat it for health reasons I was thrilled and cut it out immediately.

I would say cutting out gluten was the hardest for me.

Are there still many stereotypes with this type of choice?

Yes, I think people still think vegans are very thin, pale and malnourished so when I first tell people that I’m vegan, they always say they never would have guessed.

Where do you get inspiration for your dishes? And do you follow seasonality?

I get inspired to make different dishes from cookbooks and instagram mainly but also healthy cleanse type dishes from the Medical Medium.

I always shop at my local farmers market so I eat in season as much as possible but of course I buy things like bananas and oranges year round.

What is your favorite dish? Would you be willing to provide us with the recipe?

I make a really delicious raw vegan lasagna. I don’t make it often enough but I think it’s my favorite. Here’s the recipe:

For those wondering: How do you make sure to follow a balanced regime by eliminating some foods from your diet?

I think everyone needs to go at their own pace when eliminating foods and this process would depend on each person’s level of health.

If the individual isn’t suffering from chronic illness I would focus on cutting out one animal food at a time and progressing by cutting out the next food once they feel ready.

Throughout this process I would recommend adding in a good amount of nutrient dense produce items that the person is excited to eat and have them start experimenting with recipes.

However, if someone is suffering from some sort of chronic illness, I would recommend transitioning into a whole food high raw vegan diet as soon as possible to restore the person’s quality of life.

Besides diet, has this change impacted other aspects of your life?

Yes, I have gone through several different levels of spiritual awakening as I’ve progressed on this diet/lifestyle.

I believe the further we go on this path and as time progresses in Earth’s evolution, the more light frequency we need to be taking in and that can only be done through eating plants at this stage.

Eating animals is not only horrible for the environment and of course the well being of the animals but also, this type of food is very dense and is void of light frequencies.

Therefore as we evolve towards becoming “light beings”, consuming these foods will ultimately lead to disease, it’s just a matter of time.

Would you like to give some tips and advice to those who are thinking of embarking on this path?

I would recommend evaluating one’s level of health and determining how quickly the transformation needs to take place.

Again, if someone is relatively healthy, I would recommend cutting out one food group at a time while of course adding in lots of nutrient dense produce.

I would also recommend reading lots of books on this lifestyle and experimenting with different styles of eating.

Thriving on Plants: An Interview with Edith Agoston, Vegan Holistic Health Coach

Throughout this stage, it’s a good idea to listen to your body and record how you feel after different foods in a food journal.

But above all else, I would say to make this process fun because it is; I have never had more fun in the kitchen than I do now as a vegan. I love buying fresh produce and trying out new recipes.

I also love preparing the produce through a variety of different modalities such as juicing, blending, chopping, slicing, cooking, baking, dehydrating, etc..

There are endless ways and combinations to prepare your meals and you are bound to come up with some amazing recipes that will leave you feeling younger, more joyful, vibrant and full of life.

Thank you, Edith!

In closing, Edith’s wisdom reminds us that nourishing our bodies with plant-based nutrition goes far beyond mere sustenance—it’s a holistic approach to wellness that encompasses compassion for all living beings, stewardship of our planet, and a commitment to vibrant health.

As we bid farewell, let’s carry forward Edith’s empowering message: by embracing a plant-based lifestyle, we not only transform our own lives but also contribute to a healthier, more compassionate world for generations to come.

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