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 two activities that usually come to mind for achieving greater health and wellness are diet and exercise. "We are what we eat", thus our eating habits play the most significant role in health and disease. "Use it, or lose it", exercise is great way of maintaining a healthy body and mind. Regular stretching has … Continue reading Health and Vitality Through Stretching
There are many differences of opinion among nutrition experts and proponents of various diets, but the one thing they all agree on is, that green, leafy vegetebles are one the healthiest, most nutrition dense foods on the planet. | Misinformation on Diet and Nutrition | Lettuce, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, bok choy, spinach and arugala are … Continue reading The Power of Green Vegetables
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
Everyone is aware of the importance of hydration, what is the ideal amount of water to drink, isn't an easy question to answer. In the early 90's, doctor's recommendation was to drink 8 cups of water per day. That's 64 ounces, or 2 quarts. Many people were seen carrying jugs of water with them at … Continue reading How Much Water Should I Drink in a Day?
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
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?
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
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
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