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 [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:52+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Featured, Nutrition, Press|

30 Bountiful Breakfast Recipes Worth Waking Up For

No meal carries more controversy than breakfast. Skip it or prioritize it? Breakfast as a king or light and breezy? Grain-free or a hearty bowl? Smoothies and juices detoxifying or harmful? With so many questions, this one simple meal can be confusing. Well, what if you threw all the rules out the door and brought [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:52+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes, Uncategorized|

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, [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:52+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Featured, Nutrition|

30 Recipes That Prove Hummus Should Be A Food Group

Healthy Hummus Recipe Roundup     Hummus should be a food group. Why? Because it is perhaps the most versatile vessel of nutritious deliciousness possible. Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, and soy foods) are one of the most important food groups, offering ample fiber and protein (including lysine, an amino acid that may otherwise fall short [...]

2017-01-29T11:54:45+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes|

20 Scrumptiously Salubrious Smoothies

There is something super special about smoothies...the unrivaled convenience, the opportunity to pack in a huge nutritional power punch, the vibrant versatility of flavor potential (as you will see below), and also just the sheer deliciousness of it all... What's not to love? My recommended basic formula includes using a lot of leafy greens, less [...]

2017-02-16T18:13:18+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Recipe Roundup, Recipes, Uncategorized|

Plant-Based Kid Nutrition Plus a Book Giveaway

Eating plants is not only incredibly beneficial for adults, it is also perfectly safe and advantageous for kids, too. In fact, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain dis- eases. [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:56+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Book Giveaways, Uncategorized|

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad from The Vegiterranean Diet Makes 4 servings Light and herb-infused, this salad is refreshing and extremely nutritious. Traditionally made with bulgur wheat, this gluten-free version boasts similar flavors, but it’s friendly for those eschewing gluten and more sub- stantial because of the added chickpeas. Ingredients: 3 to 4 tablespoons freshly [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

The Gorgeously Great Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Eating in 60 Recipes

"Gluten-free" may have skyrocketed into a trend, but many people have no choice but to avoid this protein for some serious health reasons. Celiac disease, which necessitates strict avoidance of gluten, afflicts about one in 141 people in the United States. Plus, non-celiac gluten sensitivity is also increasing in prevalence. Overall, anyone avoiding gluten for medical, health, or [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:56+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes|

Healthy Vegan Comfort Food: 40 Burgers, Burritos, Sandwiches, and Wraps

There is no lack of healthy, easy, and delicious options for lunches and anytime meals...but nothing screams tradition and comfort food like a hearty burger, burrito, sandwich, or wrap... If you are looking for healthy, wholesome side dishes and companion recipes, visit these roundups of 40 salads, 30 soups, stews, and chilis, 18 dressings and sauces, 25 savory snacks, [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:57+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes|