Checking The Box for Sleep

By |2022-01-16T13:48:52-06:00January 16th, 2022|blog, Lifestyle|

Every day we make a conscious effort to “check all the boxes” for good health.  Checking the box “Get Adequate Sleep” is not always on the radar.  Yet getting a good night’s sleep each night is just as important as the other boxes checked as part of a healthy lifestyle. Inadequate or poor quality sleep affects how we function both physically and mentally.

6 Million S.E.E.D.S.

By |2021-12-30T10:02:37-06:00December 29th, 2021|blog, Health, Lifestyle|

6 Million S.E.E.D.S. (Students Educated in Environment, Diet, and Sustainability) Have you had the chance to look at the state of child nutrition recently?  We have.  The fact is that, in general, kids’ food is pretty dismal everywhere we look.  It doesn’t seem to matter where the family is from, or what language they speak; no matter the race or ethnicity. Layer School food quality on top of that, and it just gets more complicated.

Celebrate with Oatmeal

By |2022-01-06T14:13:05-06:00November 23rd, 2021|blog, Cooking, Featured, Lifestyle|

January is National Oatmeal Month. But wait, you say - it’s December. Yes, but this notice will give you plenty of time to stock your pantry for your upcoming January oatmeal adventure.  Nothing is more satisfying than to cozy up to a warm bowl of oatmeal. Oatmeal is a comfort food (yeah, a healthy comfort food!) that is nourishing and delicious. This heart-healthy breakfast food is a good source of fiber, molybdenum, and manganese, which both offer antioxidant protection, stabilize blood sugar, and more.  It is a great way to brighten up the start of the day during the cold, dreary weather. 

Now Is The Time for Direct Action

By |2021-11-15T11:19:15-06:00November 15th, 2021|blog, Environment, Lifestyle|

The document was commissioned by the Department for Businesses, Energy, and Industrial Strategy and written by the Behavioral Insights Team. Unfortunately, it was only up for a few short hours before it was taken down and downplayed. The reasons provided for the retraction were 1) that it is a research paper, not government policy and 2) they didn't want to tell people what to do.

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

By |2021-11-15T11:05:22-06:00November 15th, 2021|blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Day by day, we're surrounded by conveniences and temptations that may direct us away from our health goals. For example, when rushing out the door in the morning, it may seem easier in the moment to grab a fast-food drive-through breakfast than to prepare and enjoy a healthful and nourishing whole food plant-based meal.

Giving Tuesday – Help Us Make a Difference

By |2021-11-07T09:18:55-06:00November 6th, 2021|blog, Lifestyle|

As one of PBNM’s loyal supporters, you have received our newsletters and attended our community events. Because of your involvement with PBNM, I’m personally reaching out to you and a few others today—before Giving Tuesday. Because you care so deeply about the benefits of Whole Food Plant-Based living, I want you to be a part of our Giving Tuesday Campaign to ensure that our most vulnerable populations continue to hear the message. 

Where Do You Get Your Protein?

By |2021-11-06T09:18:28-05:00November 4th, 2021|blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition| no time in my life have I received more questions, concerns, anger, confusion, and frustration from other people about what I eat than after declaring myself a vegan. Students frequently share with me how others chastise, debate, or downright become hostile as they share their new lifestyle with friends and loved ones.

And Now a Word from Our Sponsor

By |2021-10-18T07:39:56-05:00October 18th, 2021|blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

In last month's Food For Thought, we touched on the subject of how Big Food grooms us for consuming the Standard American Diet (SAD).   We know that SAD marketing is deep, wide, and robust. Training to want food-like substances starts very young. Big Food designs food-like products to be craveable, with the goal being skyrocketing sales and massive returns on investment.

Reverse Chronic Illness – DESI Style

By |2021-09-06T08:56:48-05:00September 1st, 2021|blog, Cooking, Events, Healing, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

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!

Within Our Control

By |2021-08-30T21:15:55-05:00August 30th, 2021|blog, Gratitude, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

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.

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