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
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?
Until that time when you know for sure that a certain way of eating is working for you and giving the positive results you want, you are most probably in the mode of believing. Maybe you´re trying a diet out because of something you read or someone you know told you about it or like … Continue reading THE NEED TO KNOW
For some of you older folks (including me), you might remember the comedian Jack Benny who was very popular on radio and television during the 40s and 50s. Jack was a tightwad, famous for his extreme stinginess. He tells a story, in one of his skits, that he was walking down an alley and was … Continue reading HEALTH OR WEALTH…WHAT´S MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Previously, I quoted the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates: “Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in it´s work. The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.” If we accept that statement, which I do, as a key to improving our health, … Continue reading IN SEARCH OF THE WISE DOCTORS – Part 1
Many people around the world are lactose intolerant because they lack the enzyme lactase, which is necessary to digest the sugar in milk and dairy products (lactose). This is especially true in populations that historically rarely consume dairy, such as countries in Asia (i.e., China, Japan, Korea). In Mexico, approximately 50% of the population is … Continue reading GLOBAL FOOD IMPERIALISM
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
I have been watching my cat a lot more these days and one thing I notice about his eating habits is that he knows what he likes and seems to like what´s good for him. For Gin (that´s his name), eating is a simple matter since he eats pretty much the same thing every day. … Continue reading EATING HEALTHY IS SIMPLE, IT´S JUST NOT ALWAYS EASY