Today I ran for 4 minutes. That actually sounds more impressive than it is, because I ran for 30 seconds, 8 times. So why the heck am I bragging about it? If you've been following me for any length of time, you may have picked up on the fact that almost since I started my … Continue reading A story about running
Sometimes I wonder what the heck I’m doing, preaching about whole food, plant-based diets for preventing and reversing chronic disease. I’m not a medical professional, I’ve never studied nutrition in a post-secondary institution, I’m not a scientist of any kind, and I’ve only been eating this way myself for 2 years. I am a former … Continue reading Your doctor should be telling you this
When I was a kid and was having trouble finishing my plate, I’d often feel like I was full. But as soon as dessert was served, I’d miraculously have room for the largest portion on offer. I’m sure I wasn’t the only kid to claim my dessert stomach had room when my regular one didn’t. … Continue reading Why you always have room for dessert
If you’ve read The Pleasure Trap by Doug Lisle and Alan Goldhamer, you will be aware of the motivational triad that drives all sentient creatures. All of us are wired to seek pleasure, avoid pain and conserve energy while doing so. This is the wiring that has developed over the last billion years and is … Continue reading How to keep your inner caveman happy (without going paleo)
Have you noticed that food is getting more delicious and appealing all the time? Food blogs and cookbooks are works of art compared to even a few years ago, and every recipe promises a mouthgasm. I unfollowed a very popular whole food, plant-based (wfpb) meal plan provider because I actually got sick of hearing about … Continue reading Why you might not love a plant-based diet, and why it might not matter
One of the many positive side effects of eating only whole plant foods is a noticeable improvement in mental wellbeing. It is common to hear people referring to a “lifting” or “lightness” when they describe their experience with switching to a wfpb diet. But it isn’t just anecdotal reports. Science, psychology and culture all play … Continue reading Six reasons your mental health improves when you eat whole plant foods
I sometimes worry that some folks may be put off the idea of switching to a wfpb diet because they fear having to become a vegan. In fact, being vegan may not improve their health.