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|

Notable Nutrient Sources

"But where do you get your [fill-in-the-nutrient]?" This is the most common type of question I am consistently asked. Rest assured, you can get all of your essential nutrients from plants - and packaged better - than when they come from animal products. In fact, plant-based diets have been found to not only be nutritionally [...]

2019-09-27T16:39:30+00:00September 2nd, 2014|Nutrition|

Why and How to Ditch Dairy

 Facts on Dairy: We do not need it for calcium, vitamin D, protein, etc. There are healthier foods with adequate nutrition, but without the growth-promoting hormones, saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, and veterinary medication residues found in dairy. The dairy industry is perhaps one of the most pervasive powerful, and creative forces to be reckoned with [...]

2017-06-04T11:59:43+00:00June 4th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

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+00:00October 22nd, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

US News Best Diets 2013 Google Hangout Interview

2013 is the Year of Plant-Based! US News ranked the 11 best plant-based diets, which includes vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, raw, and more. I was interviewed by Angela Haupt on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 about what it means to eat a whole food, plant-based diet. Here is the recording of our US News Google Hangout interview about Best Diets [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:47+00:00January 9th, 2013|Appearances, Featured|

10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

1. Dairy is a chemical cocktail, as it contains steroids, (naturally occurring and synthetic) hormones, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, antibiotics, veterinary medications, synthetic preservatives, additives, and (possibly most disturbing) white blood cells (aka pus).   2. You do not need dairy for healthy bones. There are excellent plant-sources of calcium that are alkalizing and support bone [...]

2016-11-29T15:12:17+00:00November 16th, 2010|Press|

Deana Ferreri Guest Blog: Bok Choy!

Dr. Deana Ferreri earned her Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Sciences in 2008 from Albany Medical College . Her research on endothelial cell-cell adhesion has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and she has written a chapter on endothelial cell-cell junctions in a graduate textbook. Dr. Ferreri has taught undergraduate biology courses, graduate cardiovascular physiology lectures, and medical [...]

2016-11-29T15:12:29+00:00February 12th, 2010|Press|