The Myth of the High Protein Diet

One of the most asked questions posed to vegans is “where do you get your protein?”  When I get asked this question I like to ask back, “where do you get your fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals?” because these nutrients are missing in animal products.  I’ve come to just accept that we are fixated on […]

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Have You Discovered Cauliflower?

With the change of seasons we will soon have an abundance of wonderful spring vegetables and new flavors to wake up our winter tasted buds. Forget the root vegetables and turn to the spring asparagus, artichokes and fresh cauliflower. Here’s a great article on the benefits of cauliflower. I love covering it with the anti-inflammatory […]

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True Health Begins in the Kitchen: Gain the Nutritional Knowledge, Confidence and Cooking Skills For Preventing and Reversing Chronic Illness

The Academy is more than a cooking school. Recipes are only part of the answer. After after attending this series you will know the basic principles of plant based nutrition and how it builds optimal health for you, you will learn about work with new ingredients developing delicious healthy plant based cuisine for breakfast, lunch, […]

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The Academy Opens It’s New Series at Elawa Farm

What better venue for The Academy than at the beautiful Elawa Farm, built in the last century with it’s wonderful organic garden. A press release went out last week announcing this exciting new development. Consider joining for a class, or two or the series. I will be posting the entire schedule very soon.  Read on […]

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Compelling Facts

I’m told that as a population we no longer like to read but we prefer videos. However, I hope that many of you will take the time to read the compelling facts about the state of our health and the failure of the Standard American Diet.  Information below is taken from a healthcare website that […]

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Reversing Diabetes

The incidence of diabetes has grown exponentially and it is reported that 29 million people have diabetes in the U.S. and another 86 million are pre-diabetic!  Yikes that’s about 1/3 of our nation! Well, you may not be surprised to hear from me that the incidence of diabetes (type II, formerly called adult onset) can […]

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Gluten Sensitivity; Does it Affect You? Learn More on October 27th, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 PM

This two hour class offered through the Infinity Foundation provides all necessary information for understanding gluten, other compounds in wheat, their effect on the body and a clear understanding of IBS, Celiac Disease and other related conditions connected with gluten. The class will end with a brief presentation of great ideas and tips when cooking […]

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Dr. Dean Ornish Shares His Views on Diet as Good Medicine for Preventing and Reversing Chronic Disease

In this guest blog, Dean Ornish, MD, founder of the University of California San Francisco’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute and the eponymous diet, argues that lifestyle change — including but not limited to diet — is good medicine.  Dean Ornish is a recognized pioneer in the field of reversing chronic disease with diet and lifestyle. His […]

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