Today's blog post shares my recommendations on what to include on a plant-based shopping list. This plant-based shopping list isn't just for beginners; it is also a good reminder to all vegans about getting back to the basics of what a whole food, plant-based diet is centered around. But for you folks just getting started, 2017 is around the corner and the new year provides a fresh start and an excellent opportunity to acquire healthy habits to enrich your life. You may have landed here … [Read more...] about Plant-Based Shopping List For A Healthy New Year
A telomere is the DNA sequence at the tip of a cell's chromosome in human beings. Think of a telomere as a little cap that protects our chromosomes from deterioration which is associated with aging and disease. Telomere length affects our long-term health and longevity. Telomeres become shorter with each cell division and can reach a point where they are no longer able to protect the chromosomes, leaving them open to deterioration. This leads to aging and disease development. So … [Read more...] about Podcast #15 – How Telomere Length Affects Your Health & Longevity
It is no secret that calcium rich foods are vital for strong bones and teeth. Many people believe that cow's milk is the greatest source of calcium with 276mg of calcium per cup. But did you know that one cup of collard greens has 357mg of calcium and calcium-fortified non-dairy milk has up to 300mg of calcium? Tofu, broccoli, tempeh, black strap molasses, dark leafy green and seeds are also rich in calcium. As a matter of fact, one of the best calcium-rich diets you can follow is plant-based … [Read more...] about Calcium Rich Foods In A Plant-Based Diet
Podcast 7 - Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment Show Notes Today's podcast is about the impact of food production and the environment. Most people don't understand the connection between what we eat and climate change. But how we feel about climate change and the environment in the future is important right now. Because it plays a large part in what's going to happen to our planet next. Here are some facts we discuss in today's podcast: New research warns that without … [Read more...] about 7 – Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment?
Top 5 Reasons to Attend The Holistic Holiday at Sea “All Vegan” Cruise in 2016 REGISTER HERE AND MENTION ORDINARY VEGAN FOR AN ON-BOARD CREDIT As many of you know, I just returned from the 2015 Holistic Holiday at Sea. From March 14 through March 21, we sailed the Western Caribbean and visited Jamaica, Cozumel, Cayman Islands and a private island in Great Stirrup Cay. I had never been on a cruise before so I had no idea what to expect, but everything exceeded my expectations. From the food to … [Read more...] about Top 5 Reasons to Attend The Holistic Holiday at Sea 2016