Anyone who has ever had to diet knows how difficult the process can be. Weeks of denial and a nearly constant state of hunger can make dieting feel like a jail sentence. Even if we finally succeed in losing weight, within weeks afterward the weight will begin creeping up again. In fact, most dieters will … More Love Your Guts—Weight Loss and Our Microbiome
One of the first questions converts to veganism ask is “What can I eat?” This is just the beginning of a series of questions that then inundate the convert. “Am I going to be eating nothing but salads for the rest of my life?” “How am I going to feed my family?” “Will I ever … More Newby Vegan Nightmare–What’s for Dinner?
It makes perfect sense when you think about it. Every cell in our body has identical DNA in it’s nucleus. How does the body know how to make finger cells in our fingers and eye cells in our eyes? Something must be controlling the DNA, to determine which genes get expressed in each cell. Something … More Beyond Genetics: The Epigenetic Advantage
Frances Moore Lappé first published her book Diet for a Small Planet back in 1971. The book was about the impact of meat production on the environment and global food scarcity. The author recommended a plant-based diet in order to feed the planet’s population in a sustainable way. Lappé is a sociologist, not a medical … More The Protein Question—Part Two
It will come as no surprise to other vegans that the first question I was asked upon announcing my intention to give up meat and dairy products was “Where will you get your protein?” The answer is a simple one—everywhere! There is protein in everything that I eat. I no more have to keep track … More The Protein Question—Part One