How Improved Health And Longevity Relates To Weight Loss Caused By Plant Based Whole Food Diets

When I lost my 50 pounds I soon discovered another aspect to improving my own health and longevity. Although, you may be losing weight, you may need to start eating different food to get healthier. Continue reading “How Improved Health And Longevity Relates To Weight Loss Caused By Plant Based Whole Food Diets”

A Layman’s Explanation To Understanding Weight Loss, Health Improvement And Longevity

As you may or may not know, I use USDA ChooseMyPlate as my diet guide. I don’t follow it exactly because they suggest we eat dairy and meat. I do essentially none of that. But, fortunately they show alternate foods for vegetarians and vegans. Continue reading “A Layman’s Explanation To Understanding Weight Loss, Health Improvement And Longevity”

Sick And Tired Of Dieting? Good News! You Can Now Eat More! Here’s How…

I lost 50 pounds one year and the weight has stayed off automatically. Why? I pretty much eat by USDA ChooseMyPlate. For my age, weight and activity level it says there that I need about 2200 calories a day. It’s probably more like 2000 because I putter around the house. Continue reading “Sick And Tired Of Dieting? Good News! You Can Now Eat More! Here’s How…”

I Lost My Strength Regaining It Eating 1-1/2 Cup Of This…

Recently, I got weak. I mean, I lost much of my strength and couldn’t figure it out. What was I doing wrong? I forgot to eat something very important. I am not what you’d call a vegetarian or vegan. But, I don’t eat meat. I eat 80-90% plant based whole food. Continue reading “I Lost My Strength Regaining It Eating 1-1/2 Cup Of This…”

Relieving Bodily Aches And Pains: Everyday ‘Offending’ Food Removal Checklist…

I have found food very powerful for good or bad health. We can leave responsibility for our health totally to doctors who know little about nutrition and prescribe pills to ease our symptoms. Continue reading “Relieving Bodily Aches And Pains: Everyday ‘Offending’ Food Removal Checklist…”

The Unhealthy Snack Trap: Why Do I Keep Eating ‘Bad’ Food I Know I Shouldn’t?

Why do we all eat that which we know better not to eat? I think we all do it. Who wouldn’t start eating from a bag of open chips on the kitchen counter if he had the craving? I know I would. Continue reading “The Unhealthy Snack Trap: Why Do I Keep Eating ‘Bad’ Food I Know I Shouldn’t?”

Why Healthy Food You Thought Was Good For You May Make You Feel Unhealthy

I know food I heard was OK doesn’t always make me feel good. What could that be? One example is pistachio nuts. Nuts do happen to be on the ‘no eat’ list if you happen to have a food allergy. Here’s a list they of common triggers. You go on an ‘elimination diet’ to test which foods individually cause you problems. Continue reading “Why Healthy Food You Thought Was Good For You May Make You Feel Unhealthy”

Maintaining Healthy Micro-Biome: Leaky Gut Syndrome/Autoimmune Disease Connection

I believe I’ve had a so called leaky gut in the past. That’s why I had aches and pains all over. I had RA symptoms (Rheumatoid Arthritis.) I also have suffered from Gout. And, I have to be careful what I eat and drink, because the agony can return with a vengeance. For me, certain things I eat have a ‘yes and no’ label on them. Continue reading “Maintaining Healthy Micro-Biome: Leaky Gut Syndrome/Autoimmune Disease Connection”

Keeping Acid/Alkaline Foods In Balance For Improved Health (With Helpful Charts)

Everyone knows eating more fruits and vegetables is healthier than eating snack and junk foods, eating out at restaurants and grabbing a bag of burgers and fries at the fast food window. Continue reading “Keeping Acid/Alkaline Foods In Balance For Improved Health (With Helpful Charts)”

Liven Up Your Potatoes (And, More) With This Tasty Lime Flavored Spice Called ‘Tajin…’!

If you like my avocado boats recipe, you might be interested in using a new spice I found at the store. It’s made by ‘Tajin‘. I love it on potatoes and added to guacamole I make every few days. I think this is a ‘Mexican’ spice. It’s truly great tasting… Continue reading “Liven Up Your Potatoes (And, More) With This Tasty Lime Flavored Spice Called ‘Tajin…’!”