Friday, May 23, 2014

Protein and Muscles by Dr. John McDougall

No one needs to worry about getting enough protein. If you are eating a healthy balanced whole plant food based diet, you are getting enough. The largest and strongest animals on the planet eat green leafy vegetation. They are healthy and free of the diseases that afflict most Americans.
Listen to the words of an excellent doctor.

http://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/videos/mcdougalls-moments/protein-and-muscles/

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How to Reverse Diabetes


 

Dr. Michael Greger explains how fat (not carbs) is the main trigger for type-2 diabetes.

Check out his web site www.nutritionfacts.org and learn what the science says regarding diet and other health related issues.

Thank you Dr. Greger for your endless and unselfish contribution to human health!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Soft Serve Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

It's been way too long since I've posted recipes! Life is busy!
I finally have a night to sit out side and enjoy a wonderful warm spring evening watching my cats play and eating some Chocolate Banana Ice. It has zero fat and is super easy to make and it's like soft serve chocolate ice cream! Yummilicious!

Here is the recipes:
3 cups frozen banana slices
1 t vanilla
2 T water
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
In a food processor, grind frozen banana slices with vanilla and water until it starts to get creamy. You will need to stop the food processor and use a fork to help break up the chunks. Add in the cocoa power and process until it's all incorporated together. Scoop out into a bowl, grab a spoon and go for it! But you better share some with your significant other so you don't get a tummy ache from eating that many bananas:)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Vegan Meals with Chef AJ

I love cooking videos! But to be honest, there are very few that I've found enjoyable to watch and that keep my interest. This video by Chef AJ is great! Take a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmXWgBCzdxU&feature=youtu.be
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Avoid Cardiovascular Disease with Diet

I have a strong family history of cardiovascular disease. Both sets of grandparents had it, my Dad had a quadruple bypass when he was 60, and many aunts and uncles have suffered the consequences of this life threatening disease. Is this my genetic destiny? I think not!

I'm so grateful for the knowledge I've gained over the last 25 years, which I am implementing into my diet every day, that will greatly reduce, and most likely eliminate my risk of ever having a heart attack.

In this article, Julianna Hever, the Plant Based Dietitian, tells 5 ways to avoid cardiovascular disease without medication.

http://plantbaseddietitian.com/5waystoavoidcvd/

Friday, November 15, 2013

Organic vs. conventional

In almost every class that I teach, someone asks about organic vs. conventional produce. This is a great question and Julianna Hever addresses it very well!
http://plantbaseddietitian.com/organic/

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Eliminate Chronic Pain

I love teaching cooking classes for the Bridge Recovery Center!  My heart goes out to all who are suffering with chronic illness and I hope and pray that they can find recovery at the Bridge. In my classes I emphasize the importance of good quality, high nutrient plant foods and how they can cleanse, detoxify, repair and heal your body. This is a great testimonial from Roberta Joiner who is no longer suffering with chronic pain because she changed her diet.

http://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/health-science/stars/stars-video/roberta-joiner/

Friday, August 30, 2013

Extremeitis - from Disease Proof

This is such a fantastic post by Disease Proof writer Emily Boller. I know that this is one reason that there are so many who come to my classes, come to the Vegetarian Society programs, so excited and ready to take control of their health ...and after a few months, I never see them again. it's so hard to be different! It's so hard to be labeled "extreme" or "radical." It's so hard to with stand the funny looks, constant sarcastic remarks, criticism, and honest concerns of family and friends. I hope you will take the time to read this post and redefine for yourself what "normal" means in your life.

http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/inspiration-have-you-caught-the-extremeitis-bug.html

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