New Year, New You Food Talks Plant-Based Challenge!

I am thrilled to announce the very first online Food Talks Plant-Based Challenge!  Kick off 2016 with a month-long plant-based challenge. Learn how to eat in a health-promoting, sustainable, and life-enhancing way with ease and grace. Over the course of 3 LIVE online classes in January, you will gain professional and group support, answers to [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:01+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Events, Featured|

5 Reasons to Bypass the Turkey this Thanksgiving…and Everyday

Nearly 46 million turkeys are brutally raised and slaughtered just for Thanksgiving in the U.S. each year. Here are 5 reasons to bypass the turkey this Thanksgiving...and everyday: 1. Bred for both size and speed of growth, turkeys more than doubled in size since 1929 from an average of 13 pounds to an average of [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:01+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Featured, Holidays, Social and Environmental Issues|

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|

Going Vegan

Happy World Vegan Month! Here are three of the infinite reasons to consider a vegan lifestyle and three ways to make your journey healthy, wholesome, and fulfilling... Links: My favorite resources 30 Reasons to Go Vegan How to Make Plant-Based Super Simple Facebook Twitter   Amazon.com Widgets

2016-11-29T15:11:02+00:00 November 1st, 2015|Featured, Social and Environmental Issues|

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|

4 More Reasons to Love Veggies and 8 Ways to Bring Them On!

Why: 1. Vegetables are the least calorically-dense foods on the planet. Typically, they range between 14 calories per 100 grams (as in iceberg lettuce) to 86 calories per 100 grams (as in a sweet potato). This is versus the most calorie-dense foods like nuts, which have about 500-600 calories per 100 grams, and oils, which [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:05+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|