Nutrition Facts Labels – Breaking the Code

Sometimes, on a WFPB diet or if transitioning to a WFPB diet, we do include foods in our diet that have nutrition labels. It could be a bag of frozen vegetables, a can of beans, tomatoes, or artichokes, a jar of olives, a box of pasta, vegetable broth, a loaf of bread, or a jar of pasta sauce. As the holidays approach, it could be a can of pumpkin or a bag of dried cranberries. Sometimes in a pinch for time, we may have a vegan frozen dinner such as enchiladas or a beans and rice dish, a vegan pizza, or a box of vegetable soup.

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 […]

Arguments Over Food Names

How can the eating preferences of such a small group of people cause such disruption to multi-billion dollar industries? The Guardian estimates there are just 79 million vegans around the […]

My Dieting & Weight Loss Journey – Part One

“Since the foods Americans consume are so calorie-rich, we have all been trying to diet by eating smaller portions of low-nutrient foods. We not only have to suffer hunger but also wind up with perverted cravings because we are nutrient-deficient to boot.” ― Joel Fuhrman, Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss

Every Day is Earth Day

It may be hard to imagine that before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic smoke into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into waterways with little notice given. It was perfectly legal back then, and industries could not be taken to court to stop it. Our cars ran on leaded gasoline. Exhaust emissions hung in the air and created smog and exacerbated people’s respiratory conditions including emphysema, asthma, and bronchitis.

How Nutrition Can Help You Improve Your Sleep

Did you know National Sleep Awareness Week is this month from March 12th – 18th? In honor of this occasion, let’s look at the connection between nutrition (specifically whole food plant-based nutrition), and sleep.

7 Powerful Ways To Fight Cancer With Food

Most of us are aware that February is American Heart Month. Did you know that
February is also focused on cancer prevention? That’s right–February 4th is World Cancer Day. This day is a global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) (1). The World Cancer Day website, offers multiple healthy lifestyle choices and prevention strategies to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Let’s Make Vegan Dairy, Plant-Based Foods More Accessible

Forty-two percent of Americans believe that plant-based foods will overtake meat options by 2032, and now, a major government program might help millions gain access to vegan dairy products such as dairy-free milk, yogurt, and more, along with other plant-based foods.

Welcome to our new column, “Food As Medicine!”

Hi! My name is Carrie Bruno. I am a pharmacist, Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional, and PBNM Board Member.

After spending over a decade studying and practicing pharmacy, I was sure I had all the skills and knowledge necessary to educate people about managing their chronic illnesses. Little did I know just how little I knew about helping people stay healthy.