Practicing Grace During the Holidays

One holiday down and one to go. This Thanksgiving was a little different for my husband and me. Rather than cooking our vegan Thanksgiving dinner, my husband suggested ordering two Thanksgiving dinners in advance from a vegan restaurant in town to take to my sister’s house. I have always cooked our holiday meals.

Embracing the Joy of the Holidays

As we near the end of another incredible year, we find ourselves in a season of reflection, gratitude, and celebration. It’s the time to express our heartfelt appreciation to our esteemed Board of Directors and our cherished members for their unwavering support throughout this journey. Your dedication has been the cornerstone of our success, propelling us forward and enabling us to make meaningful strides toward our shared vision.

My Dieting & Weight Loss Journey – Part Two

My Nutritarian Diet Details Sharing the details of my Nutritarian diet below. The diet was inspired mainly from the Radical Weight Reduction Menu in The End of Heart Disease. Also, I’ve […]

A Heart With Wings

A strong, regular, and reliable heartbeat is what makes humans hum. Literally, it makes us (and most of the other animals we know) tick. We have numerous sayings and idioms about the heart showing its vital function. For example, as humans, we can have an abrupt changes of heart. So, we like to “keep our fingers on the pulse” of situations. I

Living a HAPPY Lifestyle

Rachael J. Brown earned her plant-based nutrition certification and food and sustainability certification from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. After being diagnosed with high cholesterol in her late 20s, she discovered The China Study and started exploring the science of nutrition. After she ate whole food, plant-based, no oil (WFPBNO) for just 17 days, her cholesterol dropped 50 points. That was the beginning of her family’s journey from the Standard American diet (SAD) to a WFPBNO lifestyle.

Happy New PBNM Year!

Happy Winter Holidays and a Joyous New Year to you all!  As I look forward to the coming year, I want to share my gratitude and excitement for your continued support for PBNM and our 6 Million Seeds project.

Healthy Kids, Food, and Family, Especially During the Holidays

No matter the species, fit and growing youngsters are hungry a lot of the time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and National Center for Health Statistics, the average healthy male infant is expected to double his weight by three months of age. If he follows typical growth charts, then by 15 months, he will have doubled his weight again. In addition to that, his weight is expected to double between the ages of 3 and 9 years and continue to increase by about 5 lbs per year until age 20. [1,2]

Know Your Why

Once you say it the first time, ask yourself why again, and keep trying to go deeper,” she explains. “So many people can find a reason that is deeply important to them, and it’s usually not just to fit into a dress, but something like to see a grandchild walk down the aisle or to raise your children without the burden of dealing with health issues like diabetes or high blood pressure.

How to Make a Difference

This week, I am following the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). The FMD was created by Dr. Valter Longo, researcher, and Director of the Longevity Institute, University of Southern California. https://www.valterlongo.com/biography/ The FMD involves consuming minimal amounts of whole plant foods, lots of water, and herbal teas for 5 days. According to Dr. Longo’s research, eating this way helps the body remove old, declining cells and release stem cells, thus supporting health, rejuvenation, and longevity.

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 political juggernauting to manage it all, and the bumbling responses to it, I’d say this has been a stretch like no other.