June 1st, This Coming Sunday:  An Afternoon of Learning and Discovery About Your Health

For anyone in the Chicago area, join us live on Sunday afternoon, June 1st at the Takiff Center in Glencoe, IL for this unique opportunity. Learn cutting edge nutritional strategies for heart health from preventive cardiologist,  Dr. Stephen Devries, learn the benefits of Tai Chi and QiGong while practicing some simple moves with an instructor; […]

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Growing Interest in Plant Based Nutrition!

Although the cattle and dairy industry have powerful lobbyists in Washington, the consumption of beef has been dropping for about 20 years and the drop in chicken consumption is even more dramatic. The Department of agriculture (May 9, 2014) projected that our meat and poultry consumption in 2010 fell by 12.2% when compared to 2007. […]

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Learn, Rebalance and Taste All in One Amazing Afternoon

For anyone in the Chicago area, join us live on Sunday afternoon, June 1st for a unique opportunity.  Learn cutting edge nutritional strategies for heart health from a preventive cardiologist, learn the benefits of Tai Chi and QiGong while practicing some simple moves with an instructor; and see and taste at a plant based cooking […]

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Plant Based Nutrition Cooking and Nutrition Classes – May 17th

For anyone in the Chicago area this is a way to get personal guidance, support and training on plant based cooking.  Weather permitting we will cook in the outdoor kitchen and at the end of class will enjoy lunch under the pergola at “Villa D’Anca” – my home.  The link to the brochure for further […]

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Natural Plant Sterols and Lowering Your Cholesterol

Plant Sterols and Cholesterol Dr. Joel Fuhrman Plant sterols are the plant version of cholesterol. Plant cell membranes contain plant sterols, and animal cell membranes contain cholesterol. We produce cholesterol in the liver and consume some in animal-based foods. Plant sterols are naturally present in plant foods, are structurally similar to cholesterol, and serve similar […]

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5 foods that fight high cholesterol

I don’t always agree with the Harvard Health Newsletter but this time I couldn’t have said it better. Read on… It’s easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level. The reverse is true too — changing what you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through your […]

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As many of you know, this site encourages everyone to closely consider diet and lifestyle before as main alternatives to drug therapy.  I will blog more about his in the coming days with some very credible information for you to consider.  In the meantime, Dr. McDougall adds his credible information with this article. I couldn’t […]

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I love watching the many short videos that Dr. McDougall puts out  about health. This one was especially interesting about getting enough sunshine.  Most of us are constantly being told to reduce sun exposure.  As McDougall states, most people are deficient in vitamin D and when that happens it affects how we process cholesterol. His […]

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