Reading recipe books and diet and advice books are part of my job these days. Thankfully, I get a lot of advance reader copies for review. Most of them I read or at least skim through, sigh and toss aside. Every now and then I actually find one I am wildly enthusiastic about. This is one.
At the end of last year when I received this very thin volume entitled The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss. I rolled my eyes and tossed it aside. I mean really! Who isn’t a diet dropout?! And why the cutsie title? (more…)
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Tagged Diet, Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Stan Spencer, The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss, weight loss
I’m one of those lucky people who gets an advance reader copy of many new books. I get to read and review them before they are even published! For a reading addict, it doesn’t get better than that.
Last week I received a copy of Dr. Mao’s latest book: Dr. Mao’s Secrets of Longevity Cookbook: Eating for Health, Happiness, and Long Life. The cookbook is the latest in his “Longevity” franchise which include: The Secrets of Longevity, The Secrets of Longevity Eight Week Program and the The Secrets of Longevity Eight Week Diary. (more…)
Remember that old Alka Seltzer ad with the guy groaning that he couldn’t believe he ate the whole thing? To me it is a most graphic reminder that what we eat directly effects how we feel.
All of us are good at remembering the connection of food and feeling in the short run. The problem is come when remembering to connect the information to our overall dietary habits and quality of life. (more…)
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Tagged cancer, diabetes, Health, heart disease, plant-based food, processed food, SAD, Vegetarianism
In case you’re wondering if eating a plant-based diet is worth it, take a look at a long-term study by the Harvard School of Public Health. The study links eating red meat and the risk of death from cancer and heart disease. Not surprisingly, the more red meat you eat the higher the risk of death from cancer heart disease. (more…)
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Tagged cancer, Harvard School of Public Health, Health, heart disease, Meat, Vegetarianism
Every now and then I come across a book that makes me smile. This one has a full title that is almost as long as the slim 46 page book: Spinach for Breakfast: How to live longer for all ages, particularly for 65 and older . It is written by Sam Almond. whose earlier books have been about trading financial instruments like Contracts for Difference (CFD) and Options.
Sam is 86 years young. He diets and exercises his way to fitness and health and says he “enjoys life to the full.” (more…)
I finished my certificate course from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation a couple of weeks ago. Since then, I have been reflecting on the things I learned and how it changed my thinking about various aspects of plant-based nutrition. In the end I tally 2 changes and 2 take-aways. (more…)
Last Saturday, I was incredibly please to read Dr. Dean Ornish’s opinion piece in the New Your Times entitled Eating for Health, Not Weight
In this piece, Ornish talks about one of the biggest dieting myths today: it doesn’t matter what you eat as along as you lose pounds. Many of us equate thin and healthy; but it ain’t necessarily so! The food you eat matters. (more…)
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Tagged cancer, chronic disease, chronic inflammation, Dean Ornish, diabetes, Health, heart disease, Medicare, Nutrition, plant based diet, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, severe coronary artery disease, the New Your Times, weight loss
When people find out that I am a vegetarian, the most usual question is — One of the things I am most often asked is, “How do you get enough protein??” I have been answering this question for over 40 years. My basic answer hasn’t changed a lot, but my thought process and information base has.
When I was in my 20, 30s and 40s I would tell people it was easy, but that the “tricky” part was making sure you got complete protein. The way to do that was to combine grains and nuts with legumes. I would assure them that if you just paid attention, you would be “fine”. That you don’t really need that much protein anyway. (more…)
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Tagged Diets, Health, Nutrition, Protein, Proteins, The China Study, Vegetarianism, well balanced whole food plant
A new study by the Stockholm International Water Institute(SIWI) recommends that the world switch to a “mostly vegetarian diet.”
The institute examined land and water use and food production. by the 7 billion (and counting) people who inhabit our earth. Here are the most significant findings