Friday, January 20, 2012

DHA and Micro-Nutrients May Prevent Brain Shrinkage With Age

Keeping your mind and body working correctly as we age is highly diet related. Working in Surgical Pathology has opened my eyes to the truth in that. Each day I see many parts of bodies; from biopsies to amputations to removals of various organs. A very small percentage of these surgeries truly stem from

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Am Veggie-Mightee!: “But I could never give up cheese!” - A step-by-st...

I found a great article on breaking the cheese habit. I know for my self this is a hard one, when going 100% plant-based or Vegan. Personally I'm still working on it.

Here is the article from a fellow Vegan blogger. Please feel free to share it on your pages (just click the linked, underlined sentence below:

I Am Veggie-Mightee!: “But I could never give up cheese!” - A step-by-st...: The one objection I hear most often from people considering making the transition to a vegan diet is “But I could never give up cheese!” W...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What to do about breakfast?

Breakfast. It's supposed to be the most important meal of the day according to many. That's still up for debate in my book but I've always liked breakfast. Especially those that contained eggs. Of that once in a blue moon, chicken fried steak or really good homemade corn beef hash. Oh the cholesterol wonders that can be created for the so called, "most important meal of the day."

Now I would be a bold faces liar if

Monday, January 2, 2012

Step 2 Become a Kid Again!

Step 2 Become a Kid Again! - The “Preparation Stage”

Think back to when you were a kid. What words come to your mind; innocent, newness, curiosity, inquisitiveness, carefree, playing, imagining, creating, building, learning, exploring, happy, exciting, fun! I’m sure you can come up with many more. Don’t you sometimes wish you could go back to being a kid again?

Well I have good news for you ...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Step 1 Take a Good Hard Look at Yourself in the Mirror

Step 1 Take a Good Hard Look at Yourself in the Mirror - The “Contemplation Stage”

All change regardless of the subject has specific, “Stages of Change,” no matter if we are discussing addiction (such as this page) or something positive like changing our eating habits. These basic stages are: Pre-contemplation (not ready), Contemplation (getting ready), Preparation (ready), Action, Maintenance. For more information on these stages this Wikipedia page is good.  To me if you are reading this and wondering the first step, you are most likely in

Thursday, December 29, 2011

So What DO You Eat?!?

This weekend at a family gathering (a wake really, but we won't get into that) I was talking with my mom. She was telling me of her weight struggles and I was telling her my personal success story with with my weight, eating a plant-based diet. I was telling her how simple it was really, that all you have to do is (for the most part) stop eating (or at least greatly limit) meat, dairy and eggs. Then added in more fruits, veggies, legumes, and plant-based foods. Her response, "So what DO you eat!?!?" 

Now, I love my mom, she is the one who

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Orange Juice. Did you know this was in it?

Here's an interesting article on an ingredient in OJ that I'd never heard of before.

Here's the article from Yahoo Shine: OJ Ingredient

Now to be honest after reading the whole article