Two New Papers Putting the Power of Plant-Based Diets in the Spotlight

The Power of Plant-Based Diets Validated Once Again in Recent Research According to abundant scientific support, plant-based diets have consistently been associated with not only significant health advantages, but also nutrient adequacy. Despite headlines blaring out messages of deficiency and danger, the evidence continues to show otherwise. Two brand new compelling papers were published expressing the safety, adequacy, and [...]

2016-12-05T12:48:57+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

A Physician’s Guide to Plant-Based Diets

I am thrilled to announce that my article, A Physician's Guide to Plant-Based Diets, was just published in Kaiser Permanente's summer issue of their medical journal, The Permanente Journal. Kaiser is leading the way in preventive medicine, increasingly incorporating plant-based nutrition on the front lines with their patients and employees. This guide was designed as a way [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:52+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Featured, Nutrition, Press|

How to Optimize the “Whole” in a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

Food can feel complicated. But it really doesn't need to be. Keeping it simple and as close to nature as possible is all that is necessary. An optimal diet that reduces risk for disease is based on whole plant foods which are recognizable and enjoyed in their most intact form, avoiding animal products and processed foods. But what is a processed food, [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:52+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Featured, Nutrition|

Everything You Need to Know About A Vegan Diet in Less Than 500 Words

Without a doubt, veganism is steadily on the rise, growing daily with news of its vast advantages for human health, for the struggling and depleted planet, for the billions of animals that are needlessly tortured and slaughtered every year for food, as well as for many other remarkable reasons. In response to this growing demand [...]

The 6 Daily 3’s

Here is an ultra-simplified guide on how to prioritize your plate in order to ensure you are consuming all you need for adequate nutrition and optimal health: Consider how to fit in these foods and movement throughout the day for easy success on a daily basis... Remember to take your vitamin B12 and to test for [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:01+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition|

30 (More) Reasons to Go Vegan

Happy World Vegan Month! Here are 30 (more) reasons to try Veganism, one for each day in November: Veganism continues exploding on its trajectory towards being considered mainstream. You are what your bacteria eat and vegans tend to have more health-promoting, disease-fighting microbiota profiles in our guts. Athletes and bodybuilders continue to take it to the next level by eating [...]

You are What Your Bacteria Eat!

You are what you eat...but, perhaps more so, you are what your bacteria eat! One of the pioneering and leading fields of study currently is that of the microbiota (our body's bacterial profile) and how it plays an enormous role in our health and immune function via many different mechanisms. "The human microbiota consists of the 10-100 [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:02+00:00 November 7th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition|

How to Enjoy Food More

Notice how everything sounds more and more delicious the hungrier you are? A crisp sweet apple, a crunchy rib of celery, a soft, warm plain baked potato...items you may not crave on a regular basis, but with hunger, your true palate emerges. If you have ever fasted, or detoxified with a "cleanse," or been on [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:02+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Featured, Nutrition|