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|

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

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 [...]

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|

GBOMBS! Dr. Joel Fuhrman on What Would Julieanna Do?

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, internationally-renowned physician and nutrition expert, and author of several best-selling books, including Eat to Live,  was another one of my favorite guests on What Would Julieanna Do? on Veria Living. In this segment, he shares his important information on GBOMBS: Here is more information about GBOMBS and Dr. Fuhrman's approach to nutrition that has [...]

Holy Kale

More Reasons to Eat More Kale:  Kale is a cruciferous vegetable that contains glucosinolates that convert to isothiocyantes, powerful cancer-fighting phytochemicals that assist with detoxification. Two of the approximately 45 flavonoids in kale are kaempferol and quercetin, which are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-hypertensive, and protect DNA. Kale is an excellent source of absorbable calcium, providing 179 [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:27+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

Foods that Help you Look Younger

Here is my latest episode of Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer. In it, we discuss how carotenoids, a powerful class of phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables, help protect against aging as antioxidants and also promote a healthy, rosy skin color, found to be more attractive in scientific studies.

2016-11-29T15:11:59+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Appearances, Featured|