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November 22, 2015

How To #FixFood In A Toxic World

Toxins come in more than just our food. They come into our bodies via thoughts, actions, and words. And they all have an impact on our energy and health so becoming aware of the toxic patterns in your life is as important as eating clean.

After co-creating the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me, and writing three books on vegan cooking and nutrition, I found myself craving meat. Working for eleven years to share a style of eating that had helped me heal my body was my passion and my livelihood.

Then, after a decade of plant-based living, my health started to devolve, my hormones changed, and my body started asking for the food it needed now: animal [...]

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November 18, 2015

Modern Mediocrity: The Truth About Our Food Supply

Our ancestors survived and thrived by simply eating the foods nature provided to nourish and sustain them. We would love to be the ones to reveal to you that a typical modern diet alone could provide your body with even the minimum RDI of each essential micronutrient. Instead, we must face the fact that for the large majority of people, the reality of achieving essential micronutrient sufficiency through food alone is all but impossible.

Why are over 90% of the people living on the planet suffering from deficiencies in their micronutrients, or essential vitamins and minerals?

When one starts to dig for the answers it is essential that they [...]

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November 4, 2015

Caffeine: The Silent Hormone Hell-Raiser

What would the world be like without double-shot caramel macchiatos or skinny vanilla lattes?

For starters, we’d all be a lot calmer, I believe. Our hormones would be happier, our energy would balance out, and we’d save ourselves the excess calories, too.

It’s been said that caffeine is the most widely abused drug in the world, but many of us are content to be junkies.

A coffee habit may seem fairly innocuous, but caffeine can actually cause hormonal haywire – which means it may be interfering with your sleep, your mood, your weight and your overall health more than you think.

Here are some of the ways caffeine raises hell in your body:

1. It [...]

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October 27, 2015

Sneaky Ways to Have Pasta Without Actually Having Pasta

Pasta is one of those comfort foods that everyone loves and yet, if you’re at all like me, that pasta doesn’t love you back. For me, giving up pasta was heartbreaking, until I figured out there are still ways to enjoy great pasta dishes—just ditch the pasta and try these fabulous alternatives:

Spaghetti Squash

If you have not had the pleasure of enjoying a plate of spaghetti squash noodles, you don’t know what you’re missing! You need no special equipment to make noodles from a spaghetti squash. You just slice the sucker down the middle, remove the seeds, brush with a bit of olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then bake cut-side-up for 35 to 40 minutes. When the squash [...]

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