I recently attended the Plant Based Prevention of Disease (P-POD) virtual conference. Much of the information presented was what I was mostly familiar with as a plant-based nutrition science addict! I was pleased to listen to presentations on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai (a.k.a. ‘Team Sherzai’); Preventing Heart Disease with […]

Due to the massive shortage of N95 masks and personal protection equipment (PPE) that protect us – and especially healthcare workers – against the COVID-19 Coronavirus, I thought I would share with you a little research that I think is plausible for a DIY face mask. It is important to note that I am not […]

Guest Post by Dr. David Katz There is always some popular diet du jour; that, it seems, is how we roll. Atkins; The Zone; South Beach; Sonoma…and so on. No matter how many times weight loss pixie dust has been sprinkled on us before, only to fail, it remains a seller’s market. And somehow, we […]

Dr. David Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM and Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center did a VERY comprehensive review of diets which was published in the Annual Review of Public Health. Can We Say What Diet Is Best for Health? https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182351#_i12 He references 167 pieces of scientific literature and reviewed various dietary patterns including: […]

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 in less […]

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 foundation of 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.  […]