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Dietary Supplements, or Not?

I know you continue to tell people that supplementation is not necessary except for use as part of a treatment plan, and...

Diet & Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS Help)

The incidence of gastrointestinal disorders is increasing. This is not surprising in view of the average American's very poor eating habits....

Dairy & Prostate Health

Prostate cancer (the aggressive type that requires treatment) incidence is increasing worldwide, particularly in areas in which the rich American...

Too Much Fruit Juice?

There is some common sense creeping into the daily discussions about diet and health in this country. Scientists are now starting...

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

The kids are back in school and, although we're seeing progress in many locations, most school lunches are still pretty unhealthy, making...

Carbohydrates are Not Addictive

Advocates of the "carbohydrates make you fat" theory talk about the addictive quality of carbohydrates as one reason people should stay away...

“Getting Enough” Vitamins/Minerals/Protein/etc?

A common question from people interested in improving their health is "How do I know I'm getting enough vitamins/minerals/protein/etc.?"  There...

B Vitamins & Weight Loss

Today's message is about B Vitamins and their role in maintaining human health The B Vitamins are acquired both...

Beware: Food Labels Made to Look Healthy

In an attempt to win more customers, manufacturers are trying to make their products look healthier and healthier.  People are getting a...

Salt: Good or Bad?

There is a tendency to vilify certain foods by the health conscious crowd - potatoes are an example.  Whole potatoes are...

Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain

Artificial sweeteners have been promoted to diabetics as a means for controlling blood sugar, and to overweight people to help with weight...

“Zone” Diet

At least 3 or 4 times per week, I have a discussion with someone who needs to lose weight who is terrified...

Vegan Diet for Weight Loss

A recent study confirmed that The Wellness Forum's Accelerated Weight Loss Program is more effective than a traditional calorie-reduction diet advocated by...

Atkins Diet

One of the reasons why people continue to follow the Atkins diet in spite of its harmful effects is because it works....

Diabetes Mellitus Complications & Nutritional Considerations

Diabetes mellitus can in many cases be controlled by a quality diet, plenty of exercise, and prescribed medications. When it is...

Diet Plan for Sustainable Weight Loss

Sustainable weight loss is all about lifestyle change. If you visited here expecting a magic bullet or quick fix, sorry.

Why Alcohol and Weight Loss Don’t Mix

The harmful impact of alcohol on your weight loss and health goes beyond the extra calories.

10 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

Yes, there really are foods that when eaten consistently, can help you lose weight! Sustainable weight loss is...

Plan to Stop Emotional (Stress) Eating

Is emotional eating sabotaging your health? Has your weight fluctuated since you were a teenager? Do you...

Emotional Eating: Common Reasons Why

In order to achieve permanent weight loss you need avoid emotional eating and eat only when you are hungry. Said another way,...

How to Stick to Your Diet on Special Occasions

Birthdays, holidays, family outings, business dinners - all are potential diet disasters. Humans are inherently social creatures. We have incorporated...

Vegan Eating Out Guide

Vegan dining out should be part of your healthy lifestyle. Are you worried you can never enjoy eating out again? ...

Best Chain Restaurants for Vegans

Some national chain restaurants are better than others for those of us following a healthy plant-based diet.

How Much is Enough Plant Based Protein?

Getting enough protein in your plant based diet is crucial to maintaining a healthy body. You can easily get enough...

Vegan Diet Cleanse Plan

If you've been trying to start (and stick to!) a vegan diet to cleanse your body, detox and lose weight, then this...

Best Vegan Foods for Recovery

What foods are best to eat after exercise to promote recovery? I hear this question with increasing regularity as people are...

Semi-Vegetarian

The real threat to the meat industry in the future is from reduced meat eating and semi-vegetarianism. Recent polls in the...

Plant-Based Whole Foods: Future of Optimal Health

As a medical doctor, practicing what is called "complementary" or "integrative" medicine, I have been helping thousands of people over the...

Benefits of Coconut Oil & Milk

If you love laksa, nasi lemak and all foods with that rich, lemak (fatty) taste of coconut milk, here's great news: Coconut...

Hydroponic Vegetables Safe?

It is easy to understand why "Hydroponic greens win blind taste test". Most people do not like vegetables to...

Phytochemicals & Fruits / Vegetables

The latest piece of advice from the Health Promotion Board (HPB) – that we eat more colourful vegetables and fruits – deserves...

Sugar: The Food of Madness?

Mental institutions, where "mad" people are locked away, did not exist in Europe until the late 17th century.

Beware High Protein Diets

"Brown Rice is Carbo" I have a friend in Australia whom I got to know through our interest in...

Bulimia & ‘Healthy’ Diets

This is a review and summary of Set Free, by Linda McGrath. Linda suffered from bulimia, an eating disorder, and candida infection....

Macrobiotic Diet & Salt

Salt is vital to health. It is an important source of minerals. Minerals are not only needed for good health, they are...

Is Macrobiotic Diet Safe or Dangerous? Answered

"Macrobiotics is a dangerous fad diet which, in certain cases, can lead to death." The above statement comes from...

Macrobiotic Diet: is this the plan for you?

A key teaching of macrobiotics is that each and everyone of us is different. We are born differently, we grew up under...

Macrobiotic Journey

It seemed destined, as I look back, that I am to write about macrobiotics. In 1985, when I...

Macrobiotics: An Introduction

Macrobiotics is commonly regarded as a diet programme, a way to treat cancer and other serious illnesses by making dietary changes.

Breaking Fast: Here’s How to Break Your Fast

Breakfast is actually breaking fast. You had not eaten for the past 10 to 14 hours. So the way to go about...

Tempeh: Vegan Food You Should Know About

Tempeh is the Indonesian equivalent of cheese. It is cooked soybeans fermented until they develop a white mold that binds the beans...

Beans: Power Packed Food

Beans are much neglected, in spite of them being nutritious, power-packed foods. They are not for cooks in a hurry. You’ll need...

Chinese “Mock Meat” Vegetarian

Chinese vegetarian restaurant dishes are sometimes considered "too meaty". While this may put off salad eaters, it certainly makes the meal a...

Nishime

There is a way of cooking vegetables that I call "sauna". The Japanese term, which you will find...

Seaweed Minerals for Detox Diet

Seaweeds are very rich in minerals. For example, they contain between seven and 14 times as much calcium as milk, depending on...

10 Steps to Go Raw

1. Learn how to make nut milk & yogurt. How to Make Almond Milk:

Health & Plant-Based Diet: Story

I sat in a hospital room when I was 16 years old, holding my Granny’s hand, we were waiting for her to...

Vegan

You have probably noticed I’ve been writing a lot about health lately. And some of you might even be ticked off at...

Unprocessed Vegan Foods

Everyone knows that for optimal health, we need to eat more whole, unprocessed foods. But not everyone knows how simple this can...

Doctors & Plant Based Diet: What They Have to Say!

I’ve asked a few of my favorite people what their take is on “junk food” and what we should eat… here are...

“Junk Food Vegan” vs “Whole Foods Vegan”

I’ve asked a few experts to answer the question on what we should eat and what is junk food.

Oprah on Veganism

I’ve had a lot of e-mails asking me what I thought about Oprah’s show on… I’m not sure what to call it...

Food Addiction Help & Advice

Today I am going to be talking about food addiction. It is something that I’ve battled with and I see other...

Vegan Tour

A little while ago I gave a vegan tour to a couple of friends who had just gone vegan. I came...

Eating Vegan on the Road

My husband and I travel full time. We are on the road a lot and we’re in new locations a lot. We...

Becoming Vegan: Story

I have a wonderful friend who very recently became Vegan. I know that she’s struggling to see now what is the world...

45 Vegan Food Ideas

Can I just say that I love all of you? I mean in the way a blogger can just love the people...

How going Vegan Can Help You Lose Weight

I started this post in response to the common question I often get about going Vegan – Will going vegan help...

Boulder & Denver for Vegans

Our time in Boulder was far too short! We were only in the city for a month, not nearly enough time if...

Could You NEVER Stick to a Plant-Based Diet?

My last common response to when people find out about my diet/lifestyle was “I love (fill in bad food) way too...

How Can I Transition to a Plant Based Diet When I Love ______? (fill in the bad food)

I thought I would do a post on some of the most common responses to my vegan lifestyle and plant diet....

Vegan in Wichita, Kansas!

When we tell people that we travel full time the first question they ask is if it is hard to stick to...

Park & Salt Lake City (Utah) for Vegans!

We recently spent two months in Utah, Park City, UT to be exact. We met some amazing vegans in Salt Lake and...

The Budget Vegan Challenge

I grew up in a family where we didn’t exactly have a lot of money. To be more accurate we were homeless...

Vegan Movement

I think one of the things I love the most about being a part of the vegan movement is that it is...

Stop Drinking Milk? Try This

Stopping drinking milk can be one of the best things to give up first when becoming a full vegan.

How to Lose A LOT of Weight?

I recently met someone who lost over 200 pounds on a healthy plant based diet. I posted what he told me about...

Vegan Mom Lifestyle: Vegan Super-Moms!

1. When did you become vegan? At this point, I believe I have been vegan for almost a...

How to Become a Vegan Mom

Today we talk to Kristie, a vegan mom raising her kids vegan on a healthy plant-based diet. One...

Vegan in Sedona, Arizona

We have been living in Jerome, Arizona for the past couple of months and absolutely loving it. Jerome is...

How Parents Make the Switch to Veganism for the Family

My husband and I do not have children, we know TONS of vegan parents though, who have healthy, happy children and have...

Vegans in San Diego!

My husband and I LOVE San Diego. We were just in San Diego for three months! We stay on Mission Beach, which...

Oklahoma City for Vegans!

You might not think "vegan" when you think Oklahoma City, OK, but rest assured if you are traveling to Oklahoma City,...

Austin Vegan Food

I love Austin for vegan restaurants and great spots to eat and relax. So if you are headed to...

Vegan in Las Vegas!

So, you are heading to Vegas for a fun packed weekend and you want to be able to eat. Vegas has a...

Animal Rights & Diet

People will often ask me where I stand on animal rights and where it fits into my health and diet. It’s interesting,...

Life: As a Plant Based Eater

One of the responses I get a lot when talking about living a healthy life or living a life that is cruelty...

Plant Based Food Chef (Interview)

I met a Plant Based Food Chef called Christy online, and then through the wonderfulness that is twitter we were able...

Vegans & Non-Vegans: Why The Anger?

Someone close to me has recently started the journey into becoming vegan. They are very hopeful about it, and they are...

Healthy Plant Based Diet: Still Not Made The Switch?

I remember getting really upset with people who drank, did illegal drugs, or smoked recklessly. I could not understand why people would...

10 Healthy Holiday Eating Tips + Time to Make a Diet Change?

I really hate that the holiday season has gone hand in hand with “Eat junk food, don’t work out and feel...

Plant Based Eater Dealing with Diabetes

I’ve been trying to figure out how to write about the past six years with diabetes. I was diagnosed 6 years...

Plant Based Parenting: Real Vegan Mom’s Speak Out

Today we’re talking to Meg and all about what it’s like being a vegan parent raising her kids on a plant...

Vegan Parenting: Raising Your Kids Vegan

It seems that daily I get an e-mail from someone who tells me that they could not become vegan and go...

How Many Ways to Say “GO VEGAN”!

I’ve kind of had writers block. It’s not really for lack of something to say, trust me, I always have a lot...

Only Go Plant Based If You Got Some Really Bad Disease?

I often get asked about the health pros and cons of a plant based diet. I’ve learned that most people have ...

Cancer Conversation with a Vegan

Today I’m talking to John about his anti-cancer efforts, veganism and lifestyle… Please note: Veganism or any other plant...

51 Tips for Going Plant-Based

Learn about animals and factory farms. Know the truth behind what goes into dairy/eggs and meat. If you don’t like veggies,...

Health and Going Vegan

Today I’m talking to Abby about her health and being vegan! 1. Tell me a little bit about your...

Vegan Grocery Shopping: Food Aisles

If you’ve been lurking in the depths of the backs of grocery stores, you might not know that there are aisles filled...

Vegan Food Can Be Satisfying!

I’m always puzzled why people don’t think eating a plant based diet is satisfying. I’m even more puzzled when people associate salads...

Switch to Plant Based Diet

This is from a lovely young lady who switched to eating a plant based diet. Things you need to know before making...

Partners and Going Plant Based

Often, people would tell us “If your husband can go vegan ANYONE can”. And essentially that is what the article...

Changes Since Going Vegan: Must Read

Today we’re talking to Jenny who has experienced a lot of changes since going vegan! As always please leave some comment love...

Chocolate for Vegans

Brownies, cupcakes, cookies, pies, cheesecakes, truffles, pudding, candy bars, ice cream, CHOCOLATE. I think at least 2 times per...

Interview with a Vegan

A healthy vegan diet is life changing in so many ways. If you’ve been reading for any amount of time, you...

Vegan Diet Results: 1 Year in This is My Experience

Sometimes I can’t get over how much has changed in a year for me. I’m currently sitting in a little beach house...

Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet: The Reality

I remember standing in my kitchen, almost crying, hungry and completely bored with what I was eating. It was the first week...

Best Vegan Products I Recommend

Since I’m mentioning various products from time to time, I thought I’d write about ones that I like every so often.

Food Addiction: How to Know & Overcome It

I was sitting on the edge of my bed with a container of ben and jerry’s, having just made my way through...

Overweight Diabetic: My Plant Based Diet Experience

A year ago today, if you would have told me that the thought of things like cheese and eggs would turn my...

Eliminate Dairy from Your Diet: Here’s Why

I’d like to take a few minutes to discuss dairy, mostly for those of you who might not know all the dangers...

Overweight, Diabetes & My Experience With The Plant Based Diet

I get a lot of mail from vegan-curious people who have a lot of questions. They usually will say that they...

Vegan Questions (Answered!)

I get a lot of questions about Veganism and becoming a vegan in my inbox, so here are all your questions, answered!

Changing to Become a Vegan (Dealing with Other People)

I’m about to head out the door for the day, but I wanted to address something, because it’s been the theme of...

Veganism & My Diabetes: What I’ve Learned!

Having diabetes, I quickly learned what got my blood sugar in trouble. STRESS. Any kind of stress really, being sick, a hard...

Thinking About Going Vegan?

My husband and I are off to a quick weekend trip to Phoenix AZ. We are getting together with some family...

Veganism: Change Your Mind Before You Can Change Your Behavior

I was recently listening to a ted talk (ted.com) and the speaker said something that really stuck with me… that we...

11 Vegan Questions I get Asked by Non Vegans… and 11 friendly answers.

When I first went vegan I had NO CLUE about the backlash I’d get, it was like I was deciding to join...

the religion of meat.

A little while ago I posted about how I used to be in a part of a cult church that was...

Vegan Curious? Read This First

Sometimes it happens. I'll be reading a vegan blog and then suddenly be hit by hundreds of comments by "vegan haters" who...

Big Vegan Grocery List: Easy Vegan Foods That Work

You might be wondering what it is that you will need to shop for, now that you are considering going vegan. First...