Fermented foods have played a very important role in human health. Fermentation predates modern human history. Not only is fermentation good for the preservation of foodstuffs, but is also good for the commensal bacteria strains found in fermented foods. Modern Refrigeration Modern Refrigeration has only been around for 100 years. 1854 was the beginning of […]

Do vegans need to supplement with DHA and EPA Omega 3’s? Short answer is NO! This study in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that non-meat or fish eaters convert ALA to EPA/DHA more efficiently despite less intake of these Omega 3’s: Dietary intake and status of n–3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in a […]

I saw a fantastic post by Vegan Universal on the 50 Best Vegan Documentaries. Because the post is going on a year old, I thought it was important to add a couple of VERY important documentaries that are here in 2019. The Game Changers The first is The Game Changers Movie. They make their worldwide […]

Insomnia is almost always nutritional deficiency related. Often times stress can contribute, and most of the time insomnia can be remedied through proper nutrition.  I used to suffer from horrible insomnia, so I was determined to fix it with proper nutrition.  After much research, these are my findings, and the studies are referenced at the […]

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: […]

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 […]

World Hunger And Global Food Security Scarcity vs. Distribution – A few key issues concerning world hunger and global food security are addressed below. This article was originally posted on A Well Fed World at https://awfw.org/scarcity-vs-distribution/ Overview Meat is a form of overconsumption and redistribution that increases scarcity. It’s common to hear that there’s plenty of […]

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 […]