Despite the myths that the Mediterranean and similar diets have copious amounts of olive oil, any oil is not a health food.  Oil has no dietary fiber, is void of micro-nutrients, and will contribute to weight gain. As a chef, believe me that learning to cook without oil was certainly different for me.  I have […]

Autoimmune Disease Rates Increasing: The growing prevalence of Autoimmune Diseases ought to cause us to wonder what the mechanism is behind the growth and prevalence. Type 1 diabetes incidence is rising 3-5% /year. How is it that Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus has grown year over year in Westernized countries? See: The World Incidence and Prevalence […]

  Avoid Animal Products Meat, dairy, and eggs use a great deal of resources. They are crop-intensive and energy-intensive. Animal products are inefficient to produce and result in a net loss of calories and protein. Dropping animal products is the best recommendation for eating a greener diet. Enjoy Whole Foods Choose whole grains, fresh produce, nuts, and dried legumes, which result […]

5 Reasons I Don't Recommend The Keto Diet by Dr. Michelle McMacken

    5 Reasons Why I Don’t Recommend a Keto Diet by Dr. Michelle McMacken   1. That we know of, no population in history has ever thrived on a very-low-carb/high-fat diet. There is exactly zero scientific evidence that a keto diet is conducive to longevity & longstanding vitality – unlike a plant-centric diet, the […]

The Plant Based Pantry This plant-based pantry list is continually evolving.  If you have a few items that you can’t live without in your vegan pantry, please comment! In an effort to help people transition toward a whole food plant-based lifestyle, I have made this list of the items in my pantry.  Note that there […]

Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle ‘disease’ based on dietary choices.   It is NOT hereditary.  It is estimated that over 50% of Americans now have Type 2 Diabetes or are Pre-Diabetic.   With pandemic levels of this killer disease, you would think that there would be more awareness of how to stop and reverse it.  […]

There is so much information and misinformation on the internet about diets, nutrition, dieting, and supplements.  It can be difficult to sort through the information in order to find the optimal diet and nutrition for human health. It is important to note that many websites are trying to sell supplements, books, and e-books. In addition […]

Blue Zones – Live to 100 years! Lessons From Centenarians – The Blue Zone Way You may have heard about the Blue Zones and / or the Power 9® (Power 9 is a registered trademark of Blue Zones, LLC) . Blue Zones are places around the world where people are recorded to live longer. There […]

At the bottom of this article is a great plant based protein source guide. —- As I go deeper into being vegan and find myself becoming more and more healthy and more fit, I could not help but make some observations.  Not only do I feel great, I am looking great, and I  have a […]

An Eco-Friendly Kitchen This page is under construction. We as a society must become Eco-conscious.  Our political votes don’t seem to count for much anymore.  Politicians and organizations that have the most money seem to win.  We as consumers must vote with our pocket books in order to drive multi-national companies in the right direction.  […]