There is a “tsunami” of dementia that is appearing to worsen in the Western world. Alzheimer’s disease is the fastest growing epidemic in the Western world. In the United States, it is the leading cause of morbidity and it is currently listed as the fourth leading cause of mortality.
The human body is a marvelous creation. It tells us how it is doing every day. It speaks when it’s doing great, just like it speaks and when things aren’t so wonderful. Many of us ignore the messages our bodies send.
The opening ceremony for the Salient Lifestyle Center, the first of its kind in Illinois, will occur on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 6:30 PM, at 1141 Bode Road, Elgin, IL (left wing of the Adventist Church).
One of the great benefits of being WFPB is the VARIETY of foods we eat! Literally we can eat something different every day of the year. But like many others, we can fall into a rut, eating the same things over and over again on a regular basis.
I have been reading a lot of posts on social media these days. It is one way I keep on top of the struggles people have all over the country. I frequently see this issue: The person writing the post has been eating healthy and maybe working out. They usually report that they have had great success with their healthy eating and workout plan. They may even show before and after pictures pointing to a tremendous weight loss during some recent stretch of time
While we are all trying in earnest to maintain or restore our health by eating a whole-food-plant based diet, a wonderful beverage, tea, is often forgotten. With over 3,000 varieties and over 2,000 bioactive compounds, this simple beverage has much to offer
"During her presidential run, Harris revealed her stance on encouraging Americans to reduce their consumption of meat. At a CNN town hall in 2019, Harris responded to a question about whether she would support a change in the dietary guidelines to reduce the consumption of red meat."
As a lifestyle medicine clinician, patients often ask me what is the ONE change they can make to improve their diet. While I always want them to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, if there is one thing they can do, it would be to add more leafy greens into their diet. It’s no secret that greens are healthy but dark leafy greens are likely THE most nutrient dense foods on the planet. What do I mean by leafy greens? These are foods such as romaine lettuce, arugula, spinach, swiss chard, watercress, collard greens as well as, other cruciferous veggies like broccoli.
To call his presentation profoundly informative would be an understatement. Dr. Williams began with a plea to each of us to take the information he shares directly to our own healthcare providers. As he points out, “the leading cause of death among physicians, including cardiologists, is heart disease.” Even though there is considerable evidence in the scientific literature, physicians learn almost nothing about using nutrition to prevent or reverse illness in their medical training.
Introducing Vivian Amos-Brown – Rob Chapman – Gwendolyn Hondras During our “Feed the Body, Nourish the Soul” event, we had the privilege of hearing from a few community members, each having life experiences that eventually led them to discovering the healing and revitalizing power of plant-based nutrition. To hear them tell their stories in their own words, click here.