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 [...]

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+00:00February 9th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition|

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+00:00January 26th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

5 Ways to Optimize Bone Health

Cray cray for calcium? Indeed! The dairy industry has brilliantly distorted the idea that the more of its products you consume, the better off your bones will be for the long haul. If only it were that simple.... Dairy products do indeed deliver a dose of calcium and fortified vitamin D, but that is not the [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:05+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Nutrition, Uncategorized|

7 Reasons the USDA Should Go Meatless With Their New Dietary Recommendations

At the end of the month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will release it's new dietary guidelines, as they do every 5 years... Here are 7 Reasons the USDA Should Go Meatless With Their New Dietary Recommendations: 1. To crowd out the animal products on the plate which are the primary [...]

The Vegiterranean Diet Food Pyramid

In honor of the official publication of my brand new book - The Vegiterranean Diet - here is one more sneak peek FREE download PDF about how the Vegiterranean Food Pyramid emerged to give you a bit of flavor for the culture of Vegiterranean eating!   Content loading... Please enable javascript!<br />  Here is the [...]

2014-12-23T23:43:56+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

New Study on Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans

I had the opportunity to discuss the fascinating new report that was released by Faunalytics last week about current and former vegetarians and vegans on KFI AM 640 yesterday with Mark Thompson and Elizabeth Espinosa. You can listen to the interview here: JH on KFI And here is more info on this important study: They polled [...]

Tips for A Healthy Holiday Season

The average person gains 5-10 pounds over the holiday season. But it doesn't have to be that way... Here are 3 tips for navigating the holidays healthfully all the while enjoying the festivities: 1. Go whole. Pick the wholest ingredients possible when preparing or enjoying dishes. Having the most fiber intact will enable satiety with [...]