In their most dire climate report to date, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has urged a switch to plant-based diets as the single most important shift individuals can make to halt the course of climate warming and prevent the most catastrophic impacts. For the first time in 34 years since the United […]

Plant-Based Foods for Skin Health: A Narrative Review “Collectively, the evidence to date suggests a promising future for plant-based dietary interventions that promote skin barrier health and function.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212267221014337 In conclusion, clinical studies in the field of nutrition and skin research support growing evidence to help dietitians make targeted dietary recommendations. More investigations on whole […]

How can close interpersonal family relationships motivate others toward positive, healthy lifestyle changes? Many of us have witnessed family members make poor decisions, sometimes to the point of spiraling out of control.  According to the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 72% of U.S. adults report having one or more unhealthy behaviors (Baily, 2019)!   It […]

I have heard that people who play together stay together.  As I pondered the concept of companionate love which is considered feelings of affection and consistent love between interdependent romantic partners who share their time and activity together, I wondered how much of a role mutually shared extracurricular activities play in keeping long term relationships […]

STOP DRINKING BLEACH! I believe that it is vitally important to consider the things that adversely affect our gut microbiome.  Most people give very little thought to consuming things that may partially or completely destroy our commensal bacteria.  We know that some antimicrobials adversely affect our gut microbiome, but not enough human research has been […]

Introduction: Since we have systematically reduced the natural microbial content of the human microbiome with widespread use of antibiotics, an increase in alcohol consumption, and by chlorinating and sanitizing our water resources, it is very important that we include fermented foods in our diets to replenish the commensal (helpful) bacteria that have resided with humans […]

Guest post from Porch.com by Cassandra Rosas Moving Towards a Vegan Lifestyle at Home; The Experts Tell Us How to Do It Shared with permission from the original post at Porch.com: https://porch.com/advice/vegan-lifestyle-home Choosing a vegan lifestyle is not only about your dietary preferences; committing yourself to a genuinely vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle extends to all […]

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Imagine being 95 years old while still being able to mow the lawn and walk up and down flights of stairs and working as a heart surgeon.  Meet Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, the centenarian cardiothoracic surgeon and apple farmer from Loma Linda, California.  Many people have heard of Dr. Ellsworth Wareham because he has been interviewed […]

If the environment is important to you and you hate the idea of putting your food in plastic, the EcoLunchBox is awesome! Made from stainless steel, this bento box is amazing. EcoLunchBox is one of my partners so if you want to purchase from them, please use my referral link: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=389022&u=1676800&m=40933&urllink=&afftrack= The ‘Three-In-One’ 3 piece […]