How Plant-Based Diets May Extend Our Lives
Jul10

How Plant-Based Diets May Extend Our Lives

How Plant-Based Diets May Extend Our Lives | NutritionFacts.org. “A recent review suggested that plant-based diets may prove to be a useful nutritional strategy for lifespan extension in part because they tend to be naturally low in the amino acid methionine” Methionine Restriction is the Key “plant-based diets may prove to be a useful nutrition strategy in both cancer growth control as well as lifespan extension...

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Guess Who Decides what Food Additives are Safe?
Feb14

Guess Who Decides what Food Additives are Safe?

Food additives are regulated by the FDA to be sure that they are safe for consumers right? I mean, isn’t that what the FDA does? Aren’t they responsible for making sure that what we eat is safe? Well, you have to see what Dr. Greger has presented in his latest video below. Contrary to popular belief, the FDA does not proactively check that food additives are safe. The companies making these additives are not required to...

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Vegan for 12 Days
Jan27

Vegan for 12 Days

So I have stayed away from meat for 12 days now and I got to say, it’s been really easy. The cheese and eggs were a bit harder to stay away from, but I have for the most part. I’d say that I have been about 95% vegan for 12 days now. My family has been vegetarian since then, as it was harder for them to stay away from dairy and eggs. My daughter doesn’t think that she can be vegan because she’s afraid of...

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Going Vegan!
Jan20

Going Vegan!

So after watching Dr. Greger’s video ‘Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death‘, we started thinking hard about this idea of veganism. For so many years we thought that we could never do that, but it’s starting to look more and more feasible. We continued to learn more by watching these documentaries on Netflix: Forks Over Knives Food Fight Food, Inc. Food Matters Hungry For Change Vegucated After these, some...

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A Plant Based Diet Can Help Prevent the Leading Causes of Death
Jan14

A Plant Based Diet Can Help Prevent the Leading Causes of Death

We’re starting to contemplate veganism. I know, crazy, huh? Watch this and it will make you think. It’s really amazing that a plant based diet can help prevent ALL of the top 15 causes of death and treat over half of them! This presentation in this video by Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. is very informative, backed up by research and pretty funny too.   Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death |...

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Gardening…Finally!

So I have been going back and forth on the idea of gardening. I love the idea of having lush, beautiful plants with vegetables all over our yard, but the work involved seems daunting. The other day I was at a neighbor’s house commenting on their beautiful garden and they gave me some plants they weren’t going to use, so Maya and I planted them. We have zucchini, green beans, snap peas and beets. Maya really enjoyed the...

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