5 Reasons to Eat Onions Every Day

Onions are more than the perfect aromatic beginning of a delicious meal. The unique phytonutrients in onions make them anticancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, delivering many health benefits across the body. The onion is a member of the allium family of vegetables that includes garlic, leeks, shallots, chives and green onions (scallions.) The benefits of onions [...]

Vitamin B12 Supplementation – Why, What Kind and How Much?

There is one supplement that many people should be taking – vitamin B12. In this blog post, I am going to review why B12 is so important and who should consider supplementing and why. (You might be surprised that it includes more than just those eating a vegan or whole food, plant-based diet.) I’ll also [...]

Diet Fiction – A Documentary Movie Worth Watching

Every year, millions of Americans go on a diet. About 97 million of them. Ninety-seven million men, women and teens make the herculean effort to lose weight using a wide range of diets. Some throw in the towel after just a few days. Others stick it out longer, and experience some weight loss. But over [...]

Your Diet and Breast Cancer – What You Need to Know

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (besides skin cancer.) I used to think that family history or genetic predisposition are the main causes of breast cancer. After all, that is what we hear about in the media most often. But I was wrong. Way wrong. Only about 2.5% of breast cancer [...]

Mediterranean Diet vs. Vegiterranean Diet

If you’re interested in following a Mediterranean Diet to improve your health, you’ll want to read the book, “The Vegiterranean Diet” by Julieanna Hever, MS RD. The book cuts through the often-repeated myths and gets to the core of the health-promoting foods of the Mediterranean Diet - the whole plant foods. Julieanna is a Registered [...]

Eat a Pound of This a Day to Lose Weight and Feel Great

When trying to lose weight we often think of restriction. What we can't eat. Those tiny meals can lead to hunger and frustration. Your best efforts derailed. Fortunately, there's a way to eat more food and still lose weight. It's one of the many benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle - being able [...]