It is common knowledge that fruits and vegetables must be included in our diet, to receive all the nutrients, our bodies need. But eating plants isn't without a risk, they contain toxins, that can damage our health. Those, who adopt plant based / vegan diets are more at risk, since they consume plants in large … Continue reading Do Plant Toxins Make Vegan Diets Risky?
The 98% Diet – Healthy and Fulfilling
A few years ago I became aware, that animal based foods were a risk factor for a number of diseases. Being concerned about my health, I decided to switch to a plant based diet. As I began to learn cooking without meat and dairy, I was pleasantly surprised to find a great variety dishes, a … Continue reading The 98% Diet – Healthy and Fulfilling
Raw vs. Cooked Vegan Diets – Which is Better?
This is one of the most common arguments among people on vegan, or plant based diets. Many of those on raw vegan swear by it and claim it provides the ultimate in nutrition. There are several variables and the question can not be answered with a simple yes, or no. The "devil is in the … Continue reading Raw vs. Cooked Vegan Diets – Which is Better?
pH Balance and our Health
In their search for optimal health, most people will navigate the maze of diets available, trying to find the best one to reach their goals. Related: Which is the best Diet for me? Creating eating habits that are based on the understanding of the fundamentals of nutrition is another path to health and wellness. One of these fundamentals is the pH … Continue reading pH Balance and our Health
The Sugar Curse
Minimizing refined sugar intake is an essential part of the journey on the road to health. In this post, I share how I have done it. I am calling it a "curse" for two reasons. One, sugar is very addictive, more so than nicotine and cocaine. And two, because in the United States, sugar is in nearly … Continue reading The Sugar Curse
Inflammation: The Silent Killer.
Inflammation is a defense mechanism of the body. The immune system recognizes pathogens, irritants, foreign substances and damaged cells. It releases white blood cells, increases circulation and heat, creating an environment, in which the healing process can take place. There are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic. Acute inflammation starts rapidly and usually last a … Continue reading Inflammation: The Silent Killer.
Healing Foods: Ginger
Ginger is a Superfood with so many healing benefits, that in Ayurvedic Medicine it is called a “medicine cabinet” in itself. It is part of the plant family that includes other powerful herbs, like turmeric and cardamom. Ginger is a flowering plant, that is native to the tropical rainforests of India and Southeast Asia and … Continue reading Healing Foods: Ginger
The Fluoride Deception
Fluoride is highly toxic substance that has been added to water supply in the United States since the 1940’s. It is an endocrine disruptor that affects the brain, bones, thyroid gland, pineal gland and blood sugar levels among other things. Quote from Wikipedia: “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems … Continue reading The Fluoride Deception
Magnesium the Master Mineral
Magnesium is the "master mineral" that is involved with 300 different metabolic process in the body. Magnesium is necessary for the proper transportation of calcium across cell membranes. Magnesium deficiency is the leading nutrient deficiency, affecting an estimated 80% of the population. Causes of Mg deficiency: top soils that are depleted of minerals due to … Continue reading Magnesium the Master Mineral