December 5, 2015
Biology, cancer, Diet, Disease, Epigenetics, happiness, Health, Lifestyle Choices, Plant Based Foods, Protein, Vegan, vegetable, well being
As vegetarians, we are this question all the time. We are also asked “what do you eat?” The answer to the first question is everything! Anything from plant or animal kingdoms are made of cells which are constructed from protein.
I saw the following picture snd it just said it so well.
March 20, 2014
diet, eating well epigenetics, Epigenetics, Health, Nutrients, Nutrigenomics, Plant Food, vegan diet
Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, Eating, epigenetic, epigenome, food, Gene, Health, Lifestyle Choices, Plant Based Foods, Vegan, vegetable, Weight loss, well being
Can something as simple as nuts help prolong death? Dr Greger says YES! Nuts have always been considered healthy. A study done at Harvard says nuts lowered cancer and heart disease. But nuts are fattening aren’t they? It turns out nuts do NOT increase body weight. Are nuts part of your diet? If not start eating them. If you are eating them, KEEP IT UP! it appears the benefits will pass when you stop eating nuts. Isn’t it better to take some nuts, vegetables & fruits instead of a handful of artificial drugs?
March 19, 2014
diet, eating well epigenetics, Epigenetics, Health, My Book, Nutrients, Nutrigenomics, Plant Food, vegan diet
Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, DNA methylation, epigenetic, epigenome, food, Fruit, Gene, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, Nutrigenomics, Plant Based Foods, Vegan, Veganism, vegetable, Vegetarianism, well being
First I am back! We moved and I have been spending all my time packing and unpacking but its over and I am back to my BLOGs!
Cancer is a concern to all of us. In my BLOG and book, I focus on foods that prevent cancer and can even cure it if you already have it. Spices have been used as remedies for ages. Some spices have near miraculous healing powers. Tumeric used in many Indian dishes is one such spice. It comes from Curcumin. Dr Greger says, Curcumin has the ability to stop cancer at all of its stages (transformation, tumor formation, proliferation, tumor growth, invasion and metastasis). He also says this spice can help even before carcinogens get to our cells.
My belief is nature is very complex and has evolved plants and animals in parallel. All animal based life require nutrients and antioxidants from the plant world. Plants seem to have great abilities to help us prevent diseases and cure them if we do get sick. We really do need to eat more vegetables & fruits. Many people say they don’t like the taste but it is usually how they are cooked. Try experimenting with different types and cook them only slightly. This give a nice crunch to your vegetables. After eating more your taste buds will adjust and enjoy them more and more.
Eating well makes us more energetic, we enjoy better sex, we are healthier, slim us down and sleep better. Isn’t that worth a revisit to plants?
February 19, 2014
diet, Drugs, eating well epigenetics, Epigenetics, Nutrients, Nutrigenomics, Plant Food, vegan diet
Biology, cancer, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, DNA methylation, Eating, epigenetic, epigenome, Fast Food, food, Fruit, Gene, Gene expression, Genetics, happiness, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, Meat, Medicine, Nutrigenomics, Nutrition, Plant Based Foods, Protein, Vegan, Veganism, vegetable, Vegetarianism, well being
On Monday I BLOGged on How Much Exercise we Need. Exercise is very important for many reasons. If you eat a very bad diet, you can not exercise your way to a slim body. If you are already slim, you may be able to maintain it. Exercising without a good diet will not save you from diseases. Look at how many athletes get cancer or die of a heart attack. We must find a combination of exercise and diet if we want to maintain our health.
The plant kingdom evolved with us over millions of years. All the nutrients we need that are missing from our bodies is contained in plants (fruits & vegetables). Modern medicines are based on nutrients found in plants. They are synthesized not actually taken from plants. We need plants to survive in this world.
Now fast forward to current time! The SAD (Standard American Diet) is a sad diet. Most Americans are eating less and less plants and more and more meat, sugars and salt. This type of diet will kill most people eating it. If you really want to protect your family, start improving your diet and start a family exercise program. It can be as simple as walking together.
December 9, 2013
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Biology, Calorie, Christmas, Christmas and holiday season, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, DNA methylation, Eating, epigenetic, Epigenetics, Fast Food, food, Fruit, Health, Healthcare, New Year, Thanksgiving, Vegan, vegetable, Vegetarianism, well being
Long gone are the days were we sit at the table for 6 hours and gorge ourselves. Or at least it’s long gone for most. This holiday season try to make more vegetables. If you’re a meat-eater, serve smaller portions and find interesting vegetable dishes to try with your meat. Avoid frying everything. For dessert make less! Try baking something yourself. Use half the sugar called for or use a substitute like natural organic apple sauce with no sugar added. An even better dessert is fruit, fresh, juicy and delicious.
Vegetables (Photo credit: neonbubble)
Holidays are about spending time with family and friends, not about over eating or eating the wrong things. Stay healthy and help keep your family healthy.