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

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