Since becoming immersed in the world of health and nutrition, the issue of nutrition ‘facts’ and so called ‘evidence based’ diets has puzzled me.
These days, too many people swear by whatever nutritional data they find and they feel totally obsessed by those details.
From the supposed healing power of “super foods” to apple vinegar “secrets”, health […]
I received a question on the subject of refined sugars from one of my readers. This is what Joanna had to say:
Could you help me to better understand the harms of consuming refined sugar?
I appreciate your help on this matter. Thank you very much!”
Sugar, or in our case, glucose, is the preferred fuel […]
About twenty years ago, a new phrase changed the world of nutrition for the worse: superfoods. A cookbook published in the 1990s, entitled Superfoods, written by Michael Van Straten, was considered responsible for the invention of the term.
Even now, many people are still obsessed with the discovery of new superfoods in their various forms, be […]
The statistics on heart disease are shocking.
According to the CDC:
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
About 655,000 Americans die each year from heart disease – that’s 1 […]
Vegan foods and plant-based diets are all the rage these days. Even eating oil-free WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) seem to be on the rise, which in itself is a good thing, but people still can face major health challenges, even on low-fat diets.
I received a message from one of my readers. Sue writes:
You don’t have to look hard around social media these days to find comments such as:
“Can’t stick to the raw vegan diet!”
“I love eating hot food. Not sure about only eating raw.”
Every time I see statements like these I feel sad, because I believe that many people are missing out on the opportunity of a […]
Today, I want to tell you a little story that filled me with curiosity for a long time.
Like most people, I had to deal with weight fluctuations throughout my life, which in most cases meant I had to lose extra fat.
Every time this would happen, I’d try various methods to try to lose weight; including […]
There is nothing more frustrating than slicing into an avocado you just bought, only to find it’s rotten inside.
Damn it! It happened to me all too often in the past, and I am sure it does to many others too.
That is, until I learned a little trick that solved this issue.
How to tell when avocado […]
In the age of industrialized foods and widespread diseases caused by poor nutrition, paying attention to your fat intake is of great importance; LIFE SAVING in many cases, I’d say.
A common trap for people eating a raw food diet is in not understanding the quantities of fruits and vegetables one needs to consume in order […]