The Myth of the Mediterranean Diet

The Myth of the Mediterranean Diet

If there is one diet myth I am beyond tired of hearing about, it’s the so-called health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. It might sound a bit outrageous at first, but please hear me out on this. I don’t think that the Mediterranean diet is particularly healthy. It is a little healthier than many other […]

Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based Diets

Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based Diets

I received a good question from a reader after she saw one of my articles where I discussed my 10 years of nutrition research and findings. This is what Kelly said: I have a question after reading Ariel’s latest article about doing your own research. I find raw food exciting and am currently in transition. […]

7 Years to Becoming a Nutrition Pro

7 Years to Becoming a Nutrition Pro

I often hear people saying: “Yes, I was vegan for a month, and it didn’t work.” Or, “Oh, yes, I was vegan for a while.” And you know what my response to those people is? WHY SHOULD WE GIVE A DAMN? It’s the same as someone saying, “I wore Prada shoes yesterday.” SO WHAT? To […]

How to Beat Those Cheese Cravings

Cheese addiction is very real and happens to almost everyone who tries to give it up. Switching from being a vegetarian to vegan can be a real challenge. Some meals just don’t feel right without cheese – whether it’s mozzarella on pizza or the cheddar in sandwiches and pies. And if you’re from a cheese-loving […]

My Mother’s High Raw Transformation

I’ll never forget the day my brother told me my mother had only 2 years to live. The year was 2002, and my mother had just been diagnosed with Leukaemia after going through a bone marrow biopsy. This news came only months after my father passed away; in fact, we believe it was this event […]

The Truth about Nutrition

The other day I was reading a book with an introduction in which the author refers to the old saying, “Never talk about politics or religion.” He goes on to say that it should really be something like, “Never talk about politics, religion, or food,” since most people seem to have equally strong feelings and […]

Can a Low Fat Vegan Diet Help with Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Can a Low Fat Vegan Diet Help with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Let’s face it… Nobody likes getting sick, and I think one of the scariest diseases is cognitive decline. I can’t think of a worse condition than losing control of one-self, don’t you agree? While the most common forms of dementia are the result of aging, it can also occur in younger people. I have invested […]

The Deadliest Mistake Vegans Make

No matter what your reason for going vegan or vegetarian, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that just because you’re almost or entirely plant-based; it must mean you’re eating super-healthy. The science is clear: according to The Global Burden of Disease Study published in 2012 – which is the most comprehensive and […]

How to Find a Good Fruit Market

The other day I went into a supermarket to buy fruit. I normally don’t buy fruit at supermarkets, and I was reminded of the reason why on that occasion. There was barely anything that looked edible, except for the vegetables. The apples were boring. The melons looked unripe. The grapes looked a bit shriveled and […]

Staying a Step Ahead of Aging

A lot has been said about the benefits of walking. Walking happens to be a great overall exercise, especially when you go from being completely sedentary. However… not enough is being said about the benefits of *intense* exercise. When exercise is too easy, you don’t grow. *Intense* exercise has the following benefits: Stimulates the release […]