October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in many countries throughout the world. Here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico it´s no different. The slogan is “Early Detection is The Solution”. Wait a minute! Shouldn´t the slogan be “Prevention is The Solution?” Detection means that you already got it…and chances are you´ve had it for many … Continue reading SCREENING FOR CANCERS – Mammograms
A man is waiting in the doctor´s office for a diagnosis. The doctor emerges and says, “I´m sorry to tell you but you have cancer. The man replies, “I´d like a second opinion” and the doctor responds, “You´re ugly too!” The problem is that opinions are like noses…everyone has one. That´s especially the case nowadays … Continue reading THE PALEO DIET -Another Low Carb Disguise?
What impressed me from the responses to my last 2 articles on Climate Change were the hundreds of sad faces (emogis) that people posted. Yes, the situation is sad…but fortunately there´s still time to change things around. This follow-up article shares the hope that I have…that together we can make a difference. With regards to … Continue reading HOW CAN WE KILL 3 BIRDS WITH ONE STONE?
I believe that most of us understand that what we eat effects our health, either positively or negatively, but I think that too few of us are aware of the effects that what we eat has on the Earth´s environment…including it´s animals, water, pollution and land damage. One of the problems is that, although 98% … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE – Part 2: The Solution is On Your Plate
For me, the experience of not consuming meat for more than 40 years and dairy for the past 8 years, combined with fact based nutrition research, has led me to conclude that Whole Food Plant Based nutrition is the healthiest path to optimal health and wellbeing. However, personal health is not the main reason why … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE – Part 1: Is Carbon Dioxide Really the Main Problem?
Yesterday was a banner day for me as my Go Whole Food Vegan Facebook page reached 1000+ followers...all from this year. Today I checked the statistics and what jumped right out at me is that 1/3 of my page followers are between the ages of 18 – 24 and more than 50% between 18 and … Continue reading CAN NUTRITION STUDIES BE TRUSTED? – Part 2
How can we know whether or not to believe what we read or hear…on nutrition and it´s connection to health and wellbeing? After all there is so much conflicting information floating around out there…on social media. Is coffee good for us…and how many cups per day? What about wine? Are potatoes fattening? Does soy have … Continue reading CAN NUTRITION STUDIES BE TRUSTED?