COVID-19: HOW CAN WE BE BETTER PREPARED?

“Information is important, but for the essential things in life, we need to know.”       Prem Rawat For the past several weeks, I've had the opportunity to watch and listen to medical doctors, virologists, epidemiologists, pathologists, and other health experts whos perspectives of Covid-19 often differ from the opinions of the mainstream news and … Continue reading COVID-19: HOW CAN WE BE BETTER PREPARED?

COVID-19: WHAT IS NATURE TRYING TO TELL US? Part 1

COVID-19: WHAT IS NATURE TRYING TO TELL US? Part 1 – Do we forget about the elephant in the room? Our actions show that the vast majority have confidence that our leaders and health officials are the best options for resolving the covid-19 pandemic. Since the beginning, lockdowns, masks, and social distancing have become the … Continue reading COVID-19: WHAT IS NATURE TRYING TO TELL US? Part 1

Covid-19 + the Seasonal Flu: The Perfect Storm?

Two days ago I was watching Lopez Obrador, the President of Mexico’s press conference, and, like every Tuesday, the program was focused on the latest Covid-19 news. It was very interesting as Dr. Hugo Gatell the representative from the Secretary of Health gave his perspective regarding the possible future effects of the pandemic. As a … Continue reading Covid-19 + the Seasonal Flu: The Perfect Storm?

Taming Covid-19: Why Lifestyle Choices are Our Best Option

With all the doubt and confusion regarding the future of Covid-19, and when it will eventually end, it may seem logical that waiting for the vaccine, which offers the promise of delivering us from this evil virus, a worthwhile goal. I believe that the great majority of people around the world think this way and … Continue reading Taming Covid-19: Why Lifestyle Choices are Our Best Option

THE YEAR OF THE VEGAN…AND BEYOND

From my new book, "The Thriving Vegan" (available on Amazon) The Guardian calls 2019 “The Year of the Vegan” Maclean’s—one of Canada’s oldest magazines—has declared 2019 “The Year of the Vegan” The Economist’s “The World in 2019” predicts that veganism will be the most popular topic of the new year, declaring 2019 “The Year Veganism … Continue reading THE YEAR OF THE VEGAN…AND BEYOND

WHAT´S THE SCOOP WITH DIET FADS?

The word diet has it´s origins in the Greek diaita. Diaita was a noun that meant for the ancient Greeks “a way of living.” In its original context, diaita didn´t only focus on eating certain foods to achieve a specific goal, such as weight loss — it was meant to represent an entire way of … Continue reading WHAT´S THE SCOOP WITH DIET FADS?

HEALTH, GENES AND THE POWER OF CHOICE

“May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela My grandmother lived to 94 and my mother to 99. Although my father passed away at the age of 78, from cancer due to asbestos exposure (he painted inside the hull of the Queen Mary during WWII), I´m quite sure he also would … Continue reading HEALTH, GENES AND THE POWER OF CHOICE

THE SELF PERPETUATING HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

Until the age of 69 (I´m now 77) I purchased medical insurance. Because it was so expensive, especially as a senior citizen, I had to increase the deductible every year. As of age 65 the insurance costs would creep up approximately 25% every year. I saw that this was fast becoming unsustainable for me. Fortunately, … Continue reading THE SELF PERPETUATING HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

OUR BODY IS WHERE THE GIFT OF LIFE RESIDES

I have always felt that our greatest gift is the gift of life. Yes, we have the gifts of sight and hearing, the ability to think and imagine and to feel joy and love, among other things. But, none of this would be possible if we hadn´t first received the gift of life. However, I´d … Continue reading OUR BODY IS WHERE THE GIFT OF LIFE RESIDES

“THE THRIVING VEGAN” IS ABOUT UNLEARNING AND REDISCOVERING

Discovering the foods your body loves requires letting go of some of the concepts and ideas we´ve learned about nutrition, since we were very young…from our parents, our teachers, the media and even our doctors and health practitioners. It´s also about returning to the way that nature meant us to eat, as a species, just … Continue reading “THE THRIVING VEGAN” IS ABOUT UNLEARNING AND REDISCOVERING