Posts Tagged ‘whole foods plant-based diet’

The Mindful Vegan Takes a New Approach to Transforming Food Choices

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The Mindful Vegan shows the way to transforming your relationship with food

Lani Muelrath Shows You How to Fuel Change From the Inside Out

Do you struggle with your weight, compliance with endless diets, and guilt with every slip up? In her insightful, beautifully written book The Mindful Vegan, author Lani Muelrath shares how she got past these inner battles. Like her, you can develop a peaceful, enjoyable relationship with healthy food.

In The Mindful Vegan, Lani shows you step-by-step, day-by-day, how to cultivate mindfulness and use it to quiet your own inner clashes. It’s not so much that you win the battles, as that the battles lose their hold on you as you incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. You don’t need to build will power (or “won’t power,” for cravings and binges) because the entire basis of your relationship with eating is shifted.

Lani lays out a 30 day plan to build mindfulness skills, with the result being significant internal and external changes within a month as you continue your busy life. You start out with one minute of meditation a day, building to (more…)

Estrogen and Testosterone: Problems With Keeping Them Balanced

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Both men and women may suffer from imbalances in estrogen and testosterone. Lifestyle changes may make a big difference.

How Can You Keep Your Hormones At the Best Levels?

Modern lifestyles contribute to unbalanced, excessive, or deficient levels of estrogen, testosterone, and other sex hormones in men and women. This may result in unpleasant outcomes – such as low sex drive or infertility – as well as to dangerous diseases – including cancer and heart disease. Here’s key information you need to make choices to help keep your sex hormones balanced.

You might not be aware that women produce and use testosterone, and men produce and use estrogen. The bodies of both sexes can convert testosterone into estrogen. So all sex hormones are important to you, whether you are male or female.

Balancing Strategy One: Carefully Consider Before Taking Supplementary Hormones

Some people have diagnosed medical conditions which may be treated with supplementary estrogen or testosterone. Before deciding whether to use hormones (more…)

Dangers of Detox Diets – And How to Avoid Them

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

When, if ever, is it a good idea to “spring clean” your body? How could this be harmful?

Is “Spring Cleaning” Your Body Ever a Good Idea?

The idea of detoxifying your body may be appealing, and heaps of commercial products crowd the market to tap into this desire. A google search for “detox diet products” brought up 2,220,000 results in less than a second.

“Detox diet” is a loose term, which may include everything from water fasting to juice fasting to eating restricted amounts of specified foods. These diets may last anywhere from a day to weeks, or even longer. Some involve prescribing profitable supplements and other products, while others rely on home remedies.

One thing pretty much all these diets have in common is their vague claims. For example, (more…)

What The Health is What You Must Know

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Why do national health organizations fail to warn consumers, in strong language, about the demonstrated health dangers of processed meat?

Three Reasons To See This Documentary (Review)

What The Health  is a must-see documentary if you care about your health or the fate of our planet. This film is from the creators of the influential Cowspiracy, which shows the devastating effect that raising animals for food has on speeding climate change.

Now the filmmakers take on the issue of the disastrous impact of animal foods on health, a huge topic which (more…)

The China Study, Revised and Expanded

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Dr. Campbell shares the truth in straightforward language, without hesitation.

The Science of Plant-Based Diets – And Why Most People Know Nothing About It

The China Study, first published in 2004, is a landmark book that established whole foods, plant-based diets as the healthiest way to eat. Authors Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, ignited a fierce debate with their work. On one side are (more…)

Climate Change Simplified

Sunday, December 18th, 2016
Energy from the sun warms the inside of cars, which you have experienced if you've ever gotten into a hot car that was parked in the sun. The process that causes this is basically the same as the process of global warming - and just as undeniable

Energy from the sun warms the inside of cars, which you have experienced if you’ve ever gotten into a hot car that was parked in the sun. The process that causes this is basically the same as the process of global warming – and just as undeniable

Global Warming Is As Undeniable As Gravity – Here’s Why

If you’ve ever gotten into a car on a sunny day, you know that global warming is real. The inside of the car will be much hotter than the air outside. This is because light energy from the sun gets into the car, and the interior car surfaces absorb this energy, which heats the car’s seat, dashboard, floor, etc. The car’s roof and windows then trap the heat, and the whole inside of the car gets hotter.

A greenhouse (with walls of glass) or hoop house (with walls of plastic) works on (more…)

Angela’s Fast, Fresh, and Wildly Delicious Recipes

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
This savory vegan dinner pie is a masterpiece of flavor. Angela cooked it for us during her visit, see recipe below

This savory vegan dinner pie is a masterpiece of flavor. Angela cooked it for us during her visit, see recipe below

Enjoy No-oil Vegan Pesto, Spicy, Savory Peanut Sauce, and Savory Vegan Dinner Pie

When my daughter Angela came to visit me, we wanted to spend (more…)

Vitamin A Toxicity: A Little-Known Danger in Animal Foods

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Be alert - it's legal to sell vitamin A supplements in doses that are higher than the recommended daily upper limit

Be alert – it’s legal to sell vitamin A supplements in doses that are higher than the recommended daily upper limit

Too Much Vitamin A Can Lead to Weak Bones and Fractures

Vitamin A is essential for proper vision, allowing new cells to form, and supporting reproduction and growth (including immune system strength). Sounds wonderful, you may be thinking,  and decide to consume large amounts of vitamin A. There’s a problem with this strategy though – vitamin A is fat soluble, accumulating in your liver and fat cells when you eat more than you currently need. At high levels, this stored vitamin A exceeds your body’s tolerable level, and starts causing (more…)

The Nomadic Vegan Makes Plant-Based Travels Easy

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Wendy hiking in Madagascar

Wendy hiking in Madagascar

Wendy Werneth Has Fun Sampling Vegan Eats Around the World

Have you ever anxiously wondered, when planning a trip, how you would find plant-based meals to stay full, energized, and happy?  I found Wendy Werneth’s free ebook, 9 Steps for Easy Vegan Travel, so useful that I contacted her to learn more about her journeys. Here’s what Wendy told me when I asked her (more…)

What Do Hormones Have to Do With Your Diet?

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Hormones are chemical messengers, coordinating the various parts of your body

Hormones are chemical messengers, coordinating the various parts of your body

Three Ways to Mess Up Your Hormonal Balance

You may have blamed your hormones for health problems from mood swings to weight gain to depression. Or you might have used hormones as a way to build muscles and strive for lost youthfulness. When you understand what hormones are and how they work, you can make informed choices to achieve hormonal balance and avoid dangers.

Examples of well-known hormones include insulin, thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, growth hormone, cortisol, and vitamin D. However, there are (more…)