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Managing Symptoms vs Treating the Illness

Managing Symptoms vs Treating the Illness

Changing one's beliefs and eating habits can be a very difficult thing to do, especially living in a modern world where our culture believes "more is better." In order to thrive, we're told we need more protein, more fat, more vitamin supplements and more medical care. Likewise, consuming more rich foods in greater amounts is...

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Opiate-Like Chemicals in Cheese are Physically Addictive

Opiate-Like Chemicals in Cheese are Physically Addictive

If you eat a diet based on whole plant foods, what food item was the most difficult for you to give up? Although most people assume that meat would be difficult to leave off of their plates (especially for men), nearly everyone says that cheese was actually much more difficult to eliminate than meat. It's...

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Fifteen Tips to Avoid Holiday Temptations and Weight Gain

Fifteen Tips to Avoid Holiday Temptations and Weight Gain

Holiday celebrations center around friends, family, food, and fun. Yet celebratory meals typically include many rich, calorie-dense foods; resulting in a 5-10 pound weight gain for most people. For those that are young, trim and not reversing a serious disease, an occasional treat on special holidays would most likely not have a negative impact on...

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How do "Natural" Sugars Compare With Table Sugar?

How do "Natural" Sugars Compare With Table Sugar?

We've long had a love affair with white sugar. And why not? Its sweetness cheers us up, perks us up, and makes all the good times seem even better. So it's disappointing when we learn that sugar has been cheating on us. The happy, energy burst that sugar gives us is followed by a deceptive...

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