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
6 Aspects of Healthy Eating
Diet and nutrition are complex subjects, finding the best approach to developing healthy eating habits can be challenging. There are many conflicting opinions and research can be sketchy, many studies are funded by the industries that produce the foods being studied. There is a lot of money to be made in selling diet plans as … Continue reading 6 Aspects of Healthy Eating
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 Role of Essential Fatty Acids in Health
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are good fats, they are called essential, because they are needed for many metabolic processes, but can not be synthesized in the body, they need to be ingested, taken in with food, or in form of supplements. When they were discovered in 1923, they were designated "Vitamin F", but later research … Continue reading The Role of Essential Fatty Acids in Health
Does Milk Really Do The Body Good?
Dairy has been a staple food for humans for the past 10 000 years. It is hard for most people to imagine living without it. Unfortunately that doesn't mean it is healthy. The dairy industry has done a superb job in the past 70 years, brainwashing generations of people into believing in dairy's benefits. It's … Continue reading Does Milk Really Do The Body Good?
3 Reasons for Misinformation on Diet and Nutrition
There are hundreds of diets, science has studied the effects of nutrition on health for at least a century, yet there is much confusion and misinformation in this area, that has such a great impact on people's lives. Some of my own friends and family members who are dedicated to achieve optimal health, express frustration, … Continue reading 3 Reasons for Misinformation on Diet and Nutrition
Plant Based Whole Food Diet
Nearly all of the most commonly occurring diseases - heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, auto-immune diseases, obesity - are result of the modern diet, rich in sugar, fat, heavily processed foods and animal based food products. Two third of American adults and one third of children are obese. Half of American adults have … Continue reading Plant Based Whole Food Diet
Which Diet is Best For Me?
In a study, 50 participants were on a Donut only diet for one month, after 30 days all reported significant weight loss, reduced symptoms of depression, diabetes, atherosclerosis, lower blood pressure, better sleep, less stress and increased libido. The groundbreaking study highlights the previously overlooked benefits of trans fats, refined sugar, salt and a range … Continue reading Which Diet is Best For Me?
Vegan Myths and Misconceptions
My goal isn't to advocate for a vegan diet, or for eating meat, just to raise a few interesting points and clarify a few common misconceptions, based on my own observations. About 2 years ago I became a vegetarian, then a year later went vegan. The main reason for the decision was simply health and … Continue reading Vegan Myths and Misconceptions