Meat-less, by Kristie Middleton, is a wonderful resource for everybody who is interested in bringing more plant-based food into their daily diets. The book offers a nice balance of research, real-life stories, and practical ideas for slowly eliminating meat, dairy, and eggs from menus and lifestyles. Divided into three parts —- “Why Meat-Less,” “Getting Started,” […]
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What happens to your body when you stop eating meat? Forks over Knives looks at this important question with Michelle McMacken, MD.
Forget diets and superfoods, these easy and cheap ways to improve your health will help you feel better today.
Plant-based diets are good for overall health, but can a vegan diet cure illness too? We review the research that shows plants might just be what we need.
Learn the basics of trace minerals and why we need them in our diet. Trace Minerals Research makes mineral supplementation easy for everyday health boosts.
I got to join Jin Hirata, macrobiotic chef and a longtime contributor to VWJ, for a cooking class at Cookspace in Honolulu. Here’s the recap– and a recipe!
Is it helpful to eat the same food everyday to reduce stress and make your life easier? Sure, but this is how NOT to eat the same thing everyday!
Meet David Carter, the 300 pound vegan football star! Learn why he made the switch to a plant-based diet, and how it’s improved his health AND his performance.
Our list of the 10 best high fiber foods (and related recipes) will help you get your digestive health on track! Learn the importance of a high-fiber diet, and how it can make you feel your best.
Green smoothies are a great way to feed your body and boost your health! Join our friend Becky on the Green Smoothie Challenge to start the habit today
Last week we shared some solid reasons to stop eating so much bacon. But let’s be real, y’all. People love bacon. That’s because bacon is delicious. The good news for animals, the planet and our health is that you can make plant based bacon to sate your craving.
We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for our body, but did you know that they have a profound effect on our minds too? Our whole body functions at peak performance when given good nutrition, adequate water and a generally healthy lifestyle. So what is good for your brain and how can we improve our diet for a focus on brain health?
Did you know that your intestines are considered to be the second brain? Recent studies have shown that the more than 80% of serotonin, a hormone responsible for mental well-being, are found in our intestinal tracts. It’s long been known in the East that headaches are often times triggered by an imbalance in the digestive system, […]
When I think of split pea soup, I think of my grandmother, even though I never tried her recipe. By the time I was old enough to begin liking green things like pea soup, I had already become a vegetarian and the main flavoring component of her soup was a huge piece of ham. But, […]
Learn How to Heal Respiratory Issues Naturally from our Macrobiotic coach, Jin Hirata.