A Physician’s Guide to Plant-Based Diets

I am thrilled to announce that my article, A Physician's Guide to Plant-Based Diets, was just published in Kaiser Permanente's summer issue of their medical journal, The Permanente Journal. Kaiser is leading the way in preventive medicine, increasingly incorporating plant-based nutrition on the front lines with their patients and employees. This guide was designed as a way [...]

July 19th, 2016|Featured, Nutrition, Press|

How to Optimize the “Whole” in a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

Food can feel complicated. But it really doesn't need to be. Keeping it simple and as close to nature as possible is all that is necessary. An optimal diet that reduces risk for disease is based on whole plant foods which are recognizable and enjoyed in their most intact form, avoiding animal products and processed foods. But what is a processed food, [...]

June 15th, 2016|Featured, Nutrition|

Everything You Need to Know About A Vegan Diet in Less Than 500 Words

Without a doubt, veganism is steadily on the rise, growing daily with news of its vast advantages for human health, for the struggling and depleted planet, for the billions of animals that are needlessly tortured and slaughtered every year for food, as well as for many other remarkable reasons. In response to this growing demand [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

July 14th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

February 12th, 2015|Featured, Food Politics, Nutrition|

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 [...]

November 16th, 2014|Holidays, Uncategorized, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|