Monthly Archives: November 2012

Inertia of the status quo

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

I am celebrating this year’s gastronomic holiday in a new decade….and reflecting on my 40th birthday earlier this week, I am reminded of the very purpose behind this blog….to question what we eat and why we eat it.  Today my focus is on DESSERT. Continue reading

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Top 5 tips to prevent disease and promote wellness

Health
/helTH/
Noun
1. The state of being free from illness or injury.
2. Something we can largely influence through the foods we eat.

Okay, so I made up the second one. Having said that, I believe it is true!

Here are the “Top 5 tips” I often share with people who ask me for advice on how to modify their diet to prevent disease and promote wellness. In my experience, dramatically positive results can be achieved by adhering to as little as 1-2 of these tips. It took me several months to incorporate all 5, so a gradual approach to adopting them is very logical and practical. Continue reading

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A second chance

Many people subscribe to the adage “There are no second chances in life.”  As it pertains to nutrition, however, I’m not convinced.

Certainly there are negative conditions associated with the cumulative effects of a poor diet, some of which can be life-threatening, such as heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and even cancer.  Speaking from personal experience, I was living with some of these conditions and they were only getting worse with time.  There is no doubt that I was headed for trouble had I stuck with my former dietary regimen.  I often wonder if the “damage” I did will stick with me as I age, not unlike a cigarette smoker wondering about their lung function after finally kicking the habit.

So the ultimate question is….are the consequences of a poor diet reversible?  Thankfully, according to experts in the field of nutrition, the answer is YES.

Following are a few examples of experts who believe that disease prevention, even reversibility, can be achieved through the foods that we eat. Continue reading

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