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?
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
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
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?
“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
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
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
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
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?
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