Can better nutrition make a better world?

Recently I picked up a book on the new book shelf at the local library. It was the words “Plant-Based Diet” in small letters with an endorsement from Jay-Z and Beyonce’ that caught my attention.  I couldn’t help but smile.  When icons of pop culture promote healthy living, tens of millions get the message.  So, […]

What’s for Breakfast?

            When your blood sugar begins to fall, your body will demand food.  For some, willpower can delay fulfilling that urge.  Unfortunately, willpower only last so long when up against a relentless survival urge.  If tired or stressed, expect willpower to lose. For a woman in her premenstrual week, hormones can also magnify cravings.             […]

Eat More, Weigh Less

            It’s hard to imagine a more suspicious sounding diet than one called “Eat More, Weigh, Less” and yet that’s the title of a book published some 40+ years ago by Dr. Dean Ornish.  Interestingly, Dr. Ornish had no particular interest in weight loss diets until he noticed that patients on his heart healthy plant-based […]

Juice or smoothies which is best?

Concerns about the health effects from sugary drinks have increased interest in alternative beverages.  Much of this shift has been toward juices and smoothies that are often promoted as ‘natural’ with vaguely implied health benefits. What could be wrong with a fresh squeezed juice or a quick ‘all natural’ smoothie as an alternative to a […]

Roast Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe

             For a plant-based Thanksgiving recipe serve Roast Stuffed Pumpkin as your centerpiece for a nutritious dinner.  Tender, sweet, baked pumpkin stuffed with a delicious mixture of rice, vegetables, nuts & cranberries makes a very tasty dish.             For another tasty Fall recipe try ‘Brian’s Stuffing’ from “The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook” (Page […]