What is our story?
WholeLife is a course that began in the Coastal Primary Care Network in Devon. The aim is LIFESTYLE LONGEVITY, living long and healthy lives through whole food, whole grain, plant-based eating, daily activity and connecting with one another and the planet.
We provide a 7 week course; just 1 hour a week. The course includes a 4 week challenge, that reprogrammes your taste buds and teaches about different food groups. The aim is overall sustainable lifestyle health (not one specific thing like weight loss) however we have seen incredible improvements in blood pressure, weight and cholesterol in just 28 days.
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for every adult, no matter how heathy you are, or how many chronic medical conditions you may be starting to develop or have already, this course is for you.
We have had everyone on our courses;- marathon runners, busy working mums, long-haul truck drivers, office workers and those with existing chronic health conditions. Everyone benefits!
As part of the Coastal Primary Care Network, for participants that live within Teignmouth and Dawlish area the course is free as long as you are over the age of 18, and are motivated to change your lifestyle.
If you would like to join a course but live elsewhere, please take a look at the privately funded courses available here.
What does the course entail?
WholeLife consists of 7 x 1 hr online Zoom sessions with our team and a 28 day challenge in which you put all the advice into practice with the support of others on the course and our team of health professionals.
Prior to starting the course we advise weight, BP and blood tests with your health centre before and after this challenge, so that you are able to see the amazing changes that are happening within your body.
Week 1 Introduction and looking at the evidence behind why a whole food, whole grain, plant based diet is a beneficial one
Week 2 What is the WholeLife challenge? In this week we will help you plan for the 28 day challenge including providing a shopping list, workbook and recipes and looking at what motivates you
Week 3 Looking at fibre, whole grains and legumes and why are they good for you and also discussing which supplement you may need
Week 4 A closer look at processed food and why it is unhealthy
Week 5 Looking at the importance of exercise, social connections and sleep
Week 6 What to eat to avoid cancers and other chronic diseases. The power of plants and their nutrients.
Week 7 How does what we eat impact the environment and planning for your future
After the course we will ask you to arrange to have your bloods retested, so that you can see for yourselves how the course has benefited your health. These results will be shared at a final session when we can celebrate each others successes.
Wholelife is free for those within the Coastal PCN (Dawlish and Teignmouth GP practices) to access. You can self-refer here:
If you are interested in the course, but live out of area, we offer the same great course for a fee, please click here to find out more.
See what others say...
"My blood pressure incredibly improved, and became normal"
"Anyone that does the course will be so surprised at the results you get"
"This is just the beginning of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle change"
"It's amazing what you can achieve in such a short amount of time"
"All my blood tests have gone in the right direction and I've got loads of energy. What's not to love!"
"the education & support you get from the team that run it is absolutely superb"