Welcome to our PBNM Blog

We hope you’ll visit our blog often for information on a wide range of health and nutritional topics, and to learn more about the Whole Food Plant-Based without the use of added oil lifestyle. Over the years we’ve discovered that many of the “truths” we grew up with have virtually no basis in fact. As a result, we are all in the process of “unwinding” our perceptions about food and building a brand new fact-based understanding that can heal so much of what needs healing: our own bodies, the earth we wish to leave our children, and all the sentient creatures with whom we share our planet.

Join us on this beautiful journey. And we invite you to engage with us as we move forward toward a more sustainable and compassionate future!

Giving Tuesday – Help Us Make a Difference

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...
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Where Do You Get Your Protein?

...at 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...
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Winter Squashes – Versatile and Delicious

Fall and winter tend to gravitate to more hearty foods, including soups, stews, casseroles, and pastas.  Winter squashes are also a favorite this time of year.  Some varieties like acorn, spaghetti, and butternut are available year-round. Other types are available from late summer to mid-winter. Winter squashes are a part...
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And Now a Word from Our Sponsor

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,...
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The Joy of Cooking with Color

As a cardiovascular nurse in a hospital, I see day in and day out what a devastating impact the Standard American Diet (SAD) has on people’s lives. Along with the SAD comes a dramatically increased risk of standard American chronic diseases and disease risk factors
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Stovetop Cookware – How They Stack Up

How many pots and pans do you use in a day?  One? Three? More?  Pots and pans often don’t get much thought, but they are the cornerstone of our kitchens. The success of the finished product we cook can often be dependent on the pan it was cooked in. Thin...
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Grooming: The Power of Mass Media

Since I started writing Food For Thought articles, there have been many times when I have been challenged to find a topic. I like to keep the subjects positive and informative. I prefer the articles to have a new spin, even if it may be on an old idea. However,...
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Reverse Chronic Illness – DESI Style

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!
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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...
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