Have you been hearing the dire predictions about the future of our world? I know many people who feel helpless in the face of it. But there is at least one thing you can control: your diet. Switching to the Planetary Health Diet is a choice we can all make for ourselves and each other.
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You’ve probably heard sugar is bad for you. But, how bad is it, really? Let’s start with the addictive nature of sugar . . . it’s more addictive than cocaine! In one study, animals were offered a choice between two feeding levers: one loaded with sugar or saccharin and the other with cocaine. 94% of
If you’re not familiar with John McDougall, MD, he is perhaps the most well-known leader in the vegan community. He is the author of 13 best-selling books (including The Starch Solution and The Healthiest Diet on the Planet) and has been preaching a high-starch no-oil vegan diet for 40 years.
Have you heard of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain? In it, Dr. David Perlmutter argues that wheat, carbs, and sugar are the brain’s “silent killers.” He recommends going completely gluten-free and using fat as your main fuel source. 1.5 million people have read his book, and while it has made quite a
In March of 2018, the United Nations published a report in association with the World Bank that said 40 percent of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity. After two years of research, they came to these conclusions: (1) 700 million people are at risk of being geographically displaced by 2030. More than 2
According to Ayurveda, your body is designed to be better able to digest the foods that are in season. In addition, the strength of your digestive system also changes seasonally—with a stronger digestion in the winter and a weaker digestion in the summer. This wisdom is now supported by many studies that have found in
The body has two opposing nervous systems that act to either speed up or slow down various functions of the body. How you breathe determines which nervous system is activated. Startled by a bear, you would likely take a mouth wide open, gasping breath. When under stress, we cry, scream, yell or gasp, and run
The Ketogenic Fad With the diet pendulum on the move once again, the diet du jour is ketogenic. More and more people these days are trying out this diet with goals of quickly losing weight, stabilizing energy and mood, and getting those ripped abs everyone seems to be after.4,8 Ketogenic diets and other low-carbohydrate diets,
This article was originally published in Spirituality & Health Magazine. Today, millions of people without celiac disease are electing to be gluten-free, not because they are actually allergic to gluten, but because they have food sensitivities, or simply because wheat has been labeled a dietary no-no. Yet there is compelling scientific and clinical evidence that
Average Reading Time: 9 minutes and 12 seconds In a recent New York Times article, entitled “The Myth of Big Bad Gluten,” (1) journalist Moises Velasquez-Manoff set out to de-bunk the premise of best-selling anti-gluten books, The Grain Brain and Wheat Belly. Dr. William Davis, the author of Wheat Belly, wrote a rebuttal on his
Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 22 seconds Eating gluten- and dairy-free has taken the health food industry by storm. Food manufacturers are realizing that unless they offer a gluten-free version of their product, it is increasingly difficult to be competitive. Studies show that within a single year, as many as 100 million Americans consume
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 30 seconds Gluten-free experts make what seems to be a compelling case against wheat using a variety of so-called “wheat toxins” as the evidence that wheat – a grain early humans started eating 3.4 million years ago – should be taken out of our diets permanently. In this article,