The Final Home Stretch of Winter

Is it over yet??? Winter, I mean. Gloomy skies and shorter days. Blistering wind. Cold temperatures. Shoveling snow. For some, winter means going into hibernation mode – curling up on the couch with a blanket and a warm cup of tea, binging on Netflix, or reading a good book.

We Can Make a Difference

It seems there isn’t a week that goes by that weather is not in the news. Reports of droughts, hurricanes, massive snow falls, powerful storms, cyclones, higher temperatures, and torrential rains around the globe are causing substantial damage. The destruction caused by extreme
weather is so diverse it cannot be fully described. Homes and infrastructure are destroyed, crops are damaged or have reduced yields that cause food shortages, wildfires destroy everything in their path, lives are lost, people lose their homes and livelihoods, and costs run billions of dollars.

“And Now a Word from Our Sponsor”

A few weeks ago, as I watched the Bears flounder through yet another miserable gridiron performance, a teaser for this Sixty Minutes segment piqued my interest. Recognizing and treating obesity as a disease – 60 Minutes – CBS News.

Peaceful Plant Based and Peaceful Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching. It is a time of joy, excitement, celebration, increased festivities, and social and family gatherings. It can also be a time when differences in food choices among friends and family are more at the forefront, bringing about tension and frustration – from all sides.

PBNM Founder Resuscitates Two Fellow Runners During Half Marathon

What are the odds?
During a road race, not one, but two runners collapse with cardiac arrest. It gets better. In an incredible stroke of good luck, in each case a cardiologist happens to be running right behind to administer life-saving care. The SAME cardiologist

Hemp, Hemp Hooray!

Last month I wrote about the tiny yet mighty heart-healthy chia seed. Let’s take a look at another tiny yet mighty seed – the hemp seed.

The Mighty Chia Seed

CH-CH-CH-CHIA! You may remember this TV commercial from the 1980’s advertising Chia Pets. They were small clay shaped animals covered with “hair” which was really green sprouted chia seeds. The same chia seeds on these clay animals are the very seeds we eat today to boost our health.

Food Activism – Your Voice Matters

Feedback has launched a legal challenge (with solicitors at Leigh Day) against the UK Government for its Food Strategy published in June 2022, which fails to take into account environmental advice from the Government’s own Climate Change Committee and adviser Henry Dimbleby.

Say YES to Zucchini

Well, it happened. I had just finished my exercise class when the instructor asked, “Who wants some zucchini?” Ahh – zucchini, you either love it or hate it. And for those who grow it, they have more than what they know what to do with.

The Forgotten Organ

One reason people embrace the WFPB lifestyle is to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and have an overall feeling of well-being – people practicing a healthy WFPB lifestyle say they just feel better! Benefits include decreased risk of chronic diseases like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and type 2
diabetes. They also report more energy, more effortless movement, better sleep, decreased risk of some cancers, and better weight management.