5 Ways To Enhance Nutrient Absorption

1. Use the magic of synergy by combining certain foods together (as seen in this graphic). Vitamin C-rich foods help absorb iron, so eat them together. Some ways to do so are to have a green salad with bell peppers or citrus dressing, drink a green smoothie with some fruit, or make hummus with beans [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:11+00:00 August 4th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Healthy Travel Tips

Traveling this summer? Or any other time? One of the toughest parts of being thrown off your regularly scheduled programming is the uncertainty of the ability to locate and enjoy healthful foods you are accustomed to enjoying. As someone who loves routine and knowing where her next serving of kale and hummus can be procured, [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:14+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Feeding Our Children

Found this on a wall in an elementary school cafeteria. Tragically, this is everywhere. Pushing junk food begins as early as possible, brainwashing innocent children's minds with a strong belief that eating junk food is the norm. Meanwhile: --->Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. [...]

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

The benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet are infinite. This new infographic from Hero Health Room provides some samples of why: Here is my TEDxConejo talk describing why a plant-based diet is the most perfect diet: And an elongated version of the talk and here is the written transcript: This U.S. News interview I [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:14+00:00 June 16th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Cancer and Lifestyle

Cancer is one of the most horrific, terrifying, and destructive diseases, stealing the lives of nearly 600K Americans a year. It is the number 2 cause of death and it impacts all of us, as we either know someone who has suffered from it or have done so personally. I have witnessed many loved ones [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:14+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Obesity, Cancer, and a Vegan Diet

Obesity is the largest risk factor for cancer after smoking, according to a new report. And one out of every three people in the world is currently overweight or obese. This is a major global health threat. BUT, the good news is that another brand new study confirms that a VEGAN diet reduces risk for [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:14+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Why and How to Ditch Dairy

 Facts on Dairy: We do not need it for calcium, vitamin D, protein, etc. There are much healthier foods that contain adequate doses of these nutrients but without the steroids, hormones, chemicals, medications, saturated fat, cholesterol, and unthinkable animal suffering that goes into dairy's production. The dairy industry is perhaps one of the most pervasive [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:15+00:00 June 4th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

GBOMBS! Dr. Joel Fuhrman on What Would Julieanna Do?

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, internationally-renowned physician and nutrition expert, and author of several best-selling books, including Eat to Live,  was another one of my favorite guests on What Would Julieanna Do? on Veria Living. In this segment, he shares his important information on GBOMBS: Here is more information about GBOMBS and Dr. Fuhrman's approach to nutrition that has [...]

Giving Up Cheese

One of the toughest challenges for people when trying to eat a whole food, plant-based diet is giving up cheese. That is because it is so addictive! Here, the Vegan RD, Ginny Messina, offers four tips for ditching it, and she is also giving away a copy of her latest book, Never Too Late to Go [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:17+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Book Giveaways, Nutrition|