9 SECRETS TO A LONGER AND HEALTHIER LIFE

Sometimes I would ask people, “would you like to live to 100?” The answers would summon approximately 50% yeses and 50% noes. My wife, Delia always gives it an emphatic NO! Why? “Well, she replies, just look at what people look like when they get old.” I do remind that when she was 60, her … Continue reading 9 SECRETS TO A LONGER AND HEALTHIER LIFE

THE NOT SO “INCREDIBLE” EGG

When I gave up eating meat 41 years ago I continued eating eggs for another 33 years. In other words, it wasn´t until 8 years ago that I began a whole food vegan diet of whole grains and cereals, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. There were 2 reasons why it took so long to say … Continue reading THE NOT SO “INCREDIBLE” EGG

IF OUR TASTE BUDS COULD TALK

As a teenager, in high school, I remember an experiment in the biology class with Ritz Crackers. We were studying about the importance and role of enzymes in the digestive process. Our teacher (I don´t remember his name) went around the room, passing out one cracker to each student and asking us to put it … Continue reading IF OUR TASTE BUDS COULD TALK

THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF PEOPLE…IN THE WORLD OF NUTRITION

To begin, I´d like to share a short story: Once upon a time there lived two ants, who were close friends. One lived on a salt hill and the other on a sugar hill. One day the ant on the salt hill invited his ant friend, from the sugar hill, to visit him and to … Continue reading THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF PEOPLE…IN THE WORLD OF NUTRITION

FIBER: A DISEASE FIGHTING POWERHOUSE

One of the nutrients that plants have is fiber. It is to plants what bones are to animals. The fiber is found within the plant´s cell walls and it´s what keeps them erect, strong and growing upwards, towards the sun. So, why is fiber so important for us humans? We´ve all heard that fiber is … Continue reading FIBER: A DISEASE FIGHTING POWERHOUSE

WHAT´S WRONG WITH LOW CARB DIETS?

“People like to hear good things about their bad habits.” Dr. John McDougall It started years ago and continues to this day…the controversy or the conflict between low carb and high carb diets. The Standard American Diet (SAD) was, is and always will be a low carb diet and that´s because it´s based on the … Continue reading WHAT´S WRONG WITH LOW CARB DIETS?

TO SUPPLEMENT OR NOT TO SUPPLEMENT – Part 2

Just like with pharmaceutical drugs, supplements are a multibillion dollar industry, growing exponentially every decade, since the 1980s. The business has gotten so big that most of the commercial supplements are now produced by big pharma. One of the problems though is that while pharmaceutical drugs are regulated by the FDA, since the Dietary Supplement … Continue reading TO SUPPLEMENT OR NOT TO SUPPLEMENT – Part 2