Friday, March 11, 2016

Why the Nation’s Largest Health Plan Wants Its Doctors to Recommend a Plant-Based Diet

If physicians know of a treatment that could prevent and reverse disease, then it seems like that treatment should be the first-line method of care prescribed to patients. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest managed care organizations in the country, found that there is, in fact, such a treatment. In theirofficial materials, they now advise the 17,000+ physicians in their network to recommend the most powerful, yet least-used prescription to their patients: a healthy, plant-based diet and active lifestyle.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Recipe: Apple Cookie Crumble

Every year when summer comes to an end, I'm always sad to see the wonderful summer fruits also come to an end. Thank goodness we have apples to look forward to in the fall! And they are here in full swing in many varieties! I love a good sweet crunchy apple just the way it is. I also love to make salads with apples and apple desserts.  According to Dr. Michael Greger with those who consume an apple a day have less oral, breast, colon, kidney, and ovarian cancers. The more apple the less cancer. They stop all stages of tumor growth and clears out all budding tumors. Peelings are anti-oxidant and anti-prolific (stops spreading).  

Just in time for the weekend is a favorite recipe that is published this week in the Independent on-line. This recipe can also be found in my new cookbook Whole Food American Favorites. Give it a try and make a comment under the recipe. I would love to hear from you!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Welcome Whole Food American Favorites

I'm super excited to introduce my new cookbook Whole Food American Favorites! Whole Food American Favorites is not just American food. It's the food that American's love, including Mexican food, Mediterranean, Asian and more!

My recipes are made with whole natural plant foods that are high in nutrients. No refined foods, no oils, and minimal processed sugars and flours. Nothing artificial!

Whole Food American Favorites takes traditional recipes like enchiladas, sloppy joes, meat loaf, burgers, desserts of all kinds, and changes them into nutrient dense recipes using vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits. I use ordinary foods that can be found at most grocery stores. These are the foods that can heal  your body, help you maintain your ideal weight, and bring you greater health for life.

Sickness and disease do not need to be your genetic destiny. You have the ability to enjoy optimal health throughout your entire life. Let Whole Food American Favorites, and my other cookbook Whole Food Goodness, help you to achieve superior health for life.

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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.

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 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:

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.

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