Welcome to our PBNM Blog

We hope you’ll visit our blog often for information on a wide range of health and nutritional topics, and to learn more about the Whole Food Plant-Based without the use of added oil lifestyle. Over the years we’ve discovered that many of the “truths” we grew up with have virtually no basis in fact. As a result, we are all in the process of “unwinding” our perceptions about food and building a brand new fact-based understanding that can heal so much of what needs healing: our own bodies, the earth we wish to leave our children, and all the sentient creatures with whom we share our planet.

Join us on this beautiful journey. And we invite you to engage with us as we move forward toward a more sustainable and compassionate future!

Reverse Chronic Illness – DESI Style

PBNM proudly hosted presentations by and discussions with Dr. Soham Patel and Dr. Ashwani Garg regarding several chronic diseases that plague many of us, but are particularly endemic in the Asian/Pacific communities. View entire presentation on YouTube here!
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Within Our Control

And Now This... The last 20 months have been absolutely incredible. Ok that’s a miserable understatement, but I am at a loss for words to describe most of it just about always. Between a worldwide public health crisis, questions about individual health autonomy, social disruption, civil unrest, economic upheaval, the...
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The Delight of Farmer’s Markets

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, I took that phrase from a Christmas song, but late summer is also a wonderful time of the year. It is the height of the farmer's market season with a bounty of beautiful fresh vegetables and fruits.
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What is the Nutrition-Health Connection of Lifestyle Medicine?

Nutrition is arguably one of the most controversial and charged subjects in lifestyle medicine. Food plays such an integral role in our lives—not only physically, but socially, emotionally, and even spiritually for some. Regardless of an individual’s particular situation, however, there is consistent and compelling evidence to support healthy eating...
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Farmers Market – Great Food and More

I can remember, as a young child, getting up very early in the summer, on a warm sunny day, to go and sit by the window, and look outside at the sky and the garden. The only sounds were the birds chirping. Most people, including my family, were still asleep...
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Find Your Awe …

Awesome! It is one of the most overused words in the English language. We use it to describe something great or something we are in agreement with - a job well done, an accomplishment. But according to dictionary.com, awesome was first used in the late 16th century to describe “to...
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What is Lifestyle Medicine and Why is it Important?

This is a question that as a Nurse Practitioner practicing Lifestyle Medicine (LM) I get all of the time. Before we get to what LM is, it is important to discuss why it is important and I will discuss briefly 3 of these reasons.
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Fun Stuff to Do When You’re Feeling Blah

Challenge Yourself to Eat a Healthy Vegan Diet for a Week (or two or three). If you’re lacking energy and feeling less than healthy, it’s likely that your diet has been less than spectacular lately. You may not have thought of it this way, but food is medicine. One great...
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Relationship Between Exercise and Gut Microbiome

So much is written today about our gut microbiome, yet the gut remains quite mysterious to us. I equate it with our knowledge of outer space. We gaze in the sky and see stars, galaxies, and planets. We have made great strides in space discoveries - we have sent men...
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