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|

5 Reasons You Can Stop Pursuing Protein and Start Focusing on Food

Protein panic portends to prevail amongst the vast majority of the population. During this persistent quest for "enough" of this magical macronutrient, priorities shift away from seeking wholesome foods and, simultaneously, a phobia of the other two macronutrients - carbohydrates and fats - ensues. Here are 5 reasons you can stop pursuing protein and start focusing on food: [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:02+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Pick Proper Packaging: Why the Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

You are quite literally what you eat. And there are dramatic differences between the nourishment you receive from whole plant foods and that in which you receive from animal products...   Here is an excerpt from my book, The Vegiterranean Diet: Contrary to popular belief, we don’t eat isolated nutrients. We are not filling our plates [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:03+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Three Things to Know About Omega-3 Fats

Plants for the Win for Omega-3 Fats! Somehow, the recommendation to “eat less meat” has translated into a message to “focus on fish.” Touted for their omega-3 fats, fish has become considered the “healthy” meat. Yet, fish are among our greatest source for environmental contaminants including the heavy metals mercury, lead, and cadmium; industrial pollutants [...]

Three Things to Know About Iron Absorption

Iron may be the most abundant mineral on the planet, but it is also the most common and widespread nutritional deficiency in the world. Here are Three Things To Know about iron absorption….in collaboration with Vegan Street… Although you may take in plenty of iron, absorption may be impaired by the intake of phytates, tannic [...]

Dietary Cholesterol in the News

In the news is yet another powerful argument against reductionism or nutritionism...aka vilifying or glorifying one specific nutrient and ignoring the entire packaging of the food within which it is contained. As the USDA ramps up to set the latest 2015 Dietary Guidelines, as they do every five years, a very interesting - and somewhat [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:05+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Featured, Food Politics, Nutrition|

6 Ways To Strengthen Immunity

A vegan diet has been shown to reduce your risk for many chronic illnesses and many people report a reduced incidence of viruses and other common bugs. However, it is not foolproof. Vegans are human. Vegans get sick, too. Here are 6 ways to strengthen immunity: 1.Exercise. The lymphatic system is perpetuated and stimulated by [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:05+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition|