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

WHAT´S THE FASTEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO ELIMINATE DISEASES?

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a nutrition conference at an NGO in the City of Dolores, Hidalgo, which is a half hour drive from San Miguel de Allende…my home town. At the end of the presentation, the speaker, who is also a friend of mine, asked the question: “How can we remove darkness … Continue reading WHAT´S THE FASTEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO ELIMINATE DISEASES?

THE OMNIVORE DILEMMA

Throughout history we see that human beings have been nourished by animal products as well as by plants. Although I´ve searched high and low and left and right I´ve found “believable” arguments on both sides, to try to answer the question - Are we omnivores or herbivores? If a person consumes meat, he or she … Continue reading THE OMNIVORE DILEMMA

SO, WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN FROM?

I can´t remember how many times I´ve been asked that question. I do enjoy answering it, although I really can´t understand why people still ask it. As I flex my biceps, my first response is, “Look at me! I´m 77 years old and haven´t eaten meat since 1976. Do I look sick, lethargic or in … Continue reading SO, WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN FROM?