CLIMATE CHANGE – Part 2: The Solution is On Your Plate

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

CLIMATE CHANGE – Part 1: Is Carbon Dioxide Really the Main Problem?

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?

CAN NUTRITION STUDIES BE TRUSTED? – Part 2

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

CAN NUTRITION STUDIES BE TRUSTED?

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?

HEALTH CARE OR DISEASE CARE?

Until 8 years ago I was a faithful paying client of Health Care insurance here in Mexico. The insurance covered pretty much any illness I could possibly contract. Unfortunately, once I reached the age of 65 (I´m now 76), the cost of the policy began increasing a whopping 25% annually. To compensate for the constant … Continue reading HEALTH CARE OR DISEASE CARE?

INFORMATION: FRIEND or FOE?

Born in Brooklyn, New York, I was raised on the Standard American Diet with all kinds of meat, dairy, eggs and a great variety of processed and refined foods. My father was a butcher so we had access to all the beef we could ever want and in all forms (i.e., rib steak, tenderloin, spleen, … Continue reading INFORMATION: FRIEND or FOE?

TO GLUTEN OR NOT TO GLUTEN

This morning I had breakfast with a good friend of mine at Lolita´s restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I told him that I was going to write this post about the non-gluten movement that has taken center stage on the world nutrition platform…so much so that, within the last decade, the non-gluten food … Continue reading TO GLUTEN OR NOT TO GLUTEN