6 Reasons Plant-Based Nutrition Is The Solution to The Healthcare Crisis

Just returned from an extraordinarily uplifting and powerful International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference. Last year was their inaugural event and they doubled in size in this year's second event. In attendance were approximately 400 physicians and dietitians representing about 15 different countries. Not only is the research database supporting the myriad benefits of plant-based diets [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:09+00:00 September 21st, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Notable Nutrient Sources

"But where do you get your [fill-in-the-nutrient]?" This is the most common type of question I am consistently asked. Rest assured, you can get all of your essential nutrients from plants - and packaged better - than when they come from animal products. In fact, plant-based diets have been found to not only be nutritionally [...]

2017-08-19T11:51:43+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

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 healthier foods with adequate nutrition, but without the growth-promoting hormones, saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, and veterinary medication residues found in dairy. The dairy industry is perhaps one of the most pervasive powerful, and creative forces to be reckoned with [...]

2017-06-04T11:59:43+00:00 June 4th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|