What is Zinc and Why Do You Need It?

Zinc is a mineral and a nutrient found throughout your body.  Importantly, Zinc supports your immune system as well as metabolism function. The Zinc mineral is also called an “essential trace element” because very small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health. Since the human body does not store excess zinc, it must be read more …

Eating Whole Grains and Reducing Cancer Risks

An increased consumption of whole grains has been found by some studies to greatly reduce one’s risk for developing cancer. Many people do eat whole grains and those who follow the macrobiotic diet, eat a diet that consists of 50-60% of whole grains. Some of these grains include buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa, lentils, corn and read more …

Salt and Health

How much salt we should or shouldn’t eat is a continuing cause of debate and confusion. What we commonly refer to as salt is a crystal compound comprised mainly of sodium chloride. In its natural rock form, it can also contain many other beneficial mineral elements, usually in minute quantities. Our bodies contain and use read more …

Nightshade Vegetables – A List

[Last Update = 09/27/2020] This post lists the vegetables, fruits and other foods considered to be in the category of NIGHTSHADE .  This LIST is a WORK IN PROGRESS and by no means a complete list.  (NOTE: as with any boxing of things, these two lists may change as time goes by. ) I invite read more …

Vegetarian Diets For Health

There is a lot of advice, suggestions and recommendations on why a vegetarian diet is the road to health.  There are also many suggested “vegetarian diets” and ideas about the best way to be a vegetarian but ultimately you must discover what works for you. In the categories for Diet, Nutrition & Health there are read more …

Nightshade Vegetables and Nutrition

  Nightshade Vegetables Common nightshade vegetables that you may be familiar with are tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, paprika and eggplants. Plenty of diets recommend these foods as healthy and beneficial inclusions. For a great many people, some or all of these foods are dietary staples and eaten in large amounts. However, there are also others who read more …

What is a WFPB?

WFPB = Whole Food Plant Based Whole foods are plant foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible, before being consumed. Examples of whole foods include whole grains, tubers, legumes, fruits, vegetables.  definition of “whole foods”; wikipedia What is a WFPB? A WFPB, or Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet, is a read more …

Eating at Your Favorite Restaurant On a WFPB Diet

Eating at Your Favorite Restaurant On a WFPB Diet. Bernie Sanders recently tweeted: “Getting an education isn’t a crime.” Well, neither is eating at your favorite restaurant, or adhering to a Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB) diet. Now, that’s not to say you shouldn’t pay your bill and tip your server before you leave, but you shouldn’t read more …

Do’s and Don’ts on a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet

Do’s and Don’ts on a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet As with anything, attempting a WFPB diet, or adding this variation to your existing diet can be daunting. The first questions people often ask are: What foods should I eat? What foods should I avoid? How many calories do I shoot for? I’m already a Vegetarian. Isn’t read more …