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Lose Weight Without Resolutions or “Diets”

Lose Weight Without Resolutions or “Diets”  

I stopped making new year’s resolutions a while ago. Like weight loss diets, which have a start date, an end date, and an energy of holding your breath until the torture is over, new years’ resolutions are rarely successful. Neither are most “diets”.

According to some estimates, diets fail 95% of the time. Not only is long term weight loss […]

Family Cooking Class Debuts

Family Cooking Class Debuts

PBNM Cooking Coach Maureen Hartwig is a shining example of how to raise children on a plant-based diet. Realizing that childhood obesity and diabetes are affecting kids at alarming rates and at ever younger ages, resulting in life-long health issues, Maureen has embarked on a mission to educate families about the health benefits of feeding children foods that avoid these […]

Here’s to You!

Food for Thought

Here’s to you! May you enjoy a happy and healthy new year, now and always.

I would like to dedicate the January article to my niece, Sylvia, who at 50 years old decided to do a lifestyle make over. She is pushing back against a lifetime and a family heritage full of SAD life choices. I support and encourage her […]

When It’s Your Life, Choices Matter

When It’s Your Life – Choices Matter

Danny and his wife Debbie are good friends of mine.  When I got the news that he had suffered a serious heart attack earlier this year, my heart broke for him.  Danny is a great guy and an even better friend.  He loves to golf, works hard at his new business and enjoys his family and many good friends.  […]

Plant-based Substitutions That Keep Your Holidays Sweet

Plant-based Substitutions That Keep Your Holidays Sweet

My childhood holidays are filled of sweet memories. My mother, Bunny, made sure we were indulged in every way.

Bunny was an only child of Irish descent who grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Born to parents of the Greatest Generation who never forgot the lessons of the Great Wall Street Crash. My mother’s father, who we called […]

Keeping Gratitude in Your Back Pocket

Food for Thought

Motorcycles, like the one in the foreground, are purchased by locals and used as “taxis” for them to be able to earn some extra income.

Keeping Gratitude in Your Back Pocket

It is holiday season in America. For the majority of Americans, a different kind of joy, excitement, stress, and challenge will fill the coming weeks. I am going to guess that when […]

Why You Want to Trim the Fat This Holiday Season

A Time for Thanksgiving

Why You Want to Trim the Fat This Holiday Season

Giving thanks in November is an American tradition that dates back to 1621 when, as the story goes, a harvest feast was shared between the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people, the native people of North America, who were here in America long before any Europeans arrived.

Over the […]

Emphasis on Lighthearted

Food for Thought

Emphasis on Lighthearted

If you have been out and about in the last couple of weeks, you probably noticed that the big shopping hubs are already playing Christmas music. By the first week of November, everybody knows that, along with some turkey and some mistletoe, Christmas carols are the alarm clock, waking us up to the social demands, hopes, and expectations of […]

Orange is the New Pink – Link to Cancer Prevention

Orange is the New Pink!

A Link to Cancer Prevention!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly 1 in 8 women in the U.S. (roughly 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Approximately 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S in 2019, along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive […]

October – It’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month, and Pizza Month!

Food for Thought

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month is Pizza Month!

I find the US calendar our National Days of Recognition to be so curious. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month, and Pizza Month. Remarkable. It makes for such an odd visual. Imagine two people in hospital ID bracelets and gowns, just out of surgery, maybe with IVs connected, sitting in your […]

Food for Thought – Happy Harvesting Season to All!

Food for Thought

Happy Harvesting Season to All!

It is the time of year when we see some of the best produce at the farmers markets. In September, pumpkins are ripening in the fields. This season’s crops of apples and pears arrive in the produce departments at the local grocery stores. The colors and smells of sun-ripened fruits and vegetables are so vibrant they can […]

Letter from Our CEO-PBNM is One Year Old!

Letter from Our CEO

PBNM is one year old!

We are proud to celebrate one year of whole food plant-based (WFPB) service to the community. On behalf of our Board of Directors, I want to thank everyone that has supported PBNM in its infancy.

Here is what we have been up to this past year:

We held our very first event in August 2018, a potluck picnic at Busse Woods, Elk Grove […]