Struggling with skin issues, specifically acne? Whether you frequently get a visit from an unwanted guest on your forehead, chin, cheek, or back, or are battling persistent acne, your body is sending you a message. Let’s help you get to the core of your skin problem. That’s right, acne and frequent skin disturbances speak to an unhappy digestive system.
Bill Tara, takes an honest look at our food-supply, climate change, and how to approach nutrition in an ethical way.
In the past several months there have been a number of scientific reports released regarding the benefits of a “plant-based” diet. The response from those in the vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian, reducetarian (my favourite is semi-vegan) and even some macrobiotic folks has been resounding. The phrases, “finally” and “about time” and “we were right” were quick to pump up the idea that something big was afoot. Really?
Chances are, most vegans have said, “I could never be vegan. I like ______ too much” at some point in their lives. Unless you are raised vegan, converting to a lifestyle free of animal products is a big change. Our society uses animal products in almost everything we eat, especially processed foods. Did you know that marshmallows and Jell-O have animal products in them? They both contain gelatin, which is derived from collagen obtained from various animal body parts. What about wine? Some use fining agents to help clarify the wine that is made from animal products. However, if you have been considering going vegan but keep telling yourself that you can’t do it, think again! Here are eight easy steps you can take to become vegan.
Over 25 million people in the United States have diabetes, and diabetes takes an enormous toll on the health of our population.1 Diabetes accelerates aging; damaging the kidneys, cardiovascular system, eyes and nerve tissue, and increases cancer risk.2-4
The devastating complications and premature deaths associated with diabetes can be prevented. The primary cause of the parallel increases in obesity and diabetes is the nutrient-depleted American diet. The worst foods for diabetes – the foods that elevate blood sugar, reduce insulin sensitivity and increase Type 2 diabetes risk – are the foods that are most common in the standard American diet.
One of the most controversial and curious subjects in modern nutrition is the place of animal protein in a healthy diet. The evidence has been building over the past twenty years that our reliance on meat and dairy foods are a mistake. Most epidemiological studies indicate that excessive consumption of meat and dairy is a primary factor in most degenerative disease. These studies, coupled with the fact that the economic and environmental damage of the modern meat and dairy industries far outweighs its social and nutritional value, do not seem to shake the public belief that animal fats and protein are essential for a healthy diet.
I created my brand, Sexy Fit Vegan®, in 2013, when the truth about animal agriculture (both the ethical and health aspects) started being covered in the mainstream media. The information I had been sharing with people for years, was finally being exposed in ways that could not be ignored. But I’ve been getting some push-back on the name of my brand recently. With comments on my Facebook posts like, “Why sexy?” and “You’re a fraud, just trying to use sex to make money!” So, I’d like to take a moment to address this criticism.
Autumn is officially here and the harvest moon at the start of this season was particularly breathtaking. It’s time, therefore, to delight in the flavours of autumn cooking and learn how to create delicious dishes using the fruits and vegetables of the season. Learn how to apply the Eastern wisdom about autumn in your own cooking for optimum health, nourishment and vitality.
Marlene Watson-Tara, the author of Go Vegan and co-founder of the Human Ecology Project, educates on the importance of knowing your carbohydrates and why some diet changes will enable people to keep weight off permanently.
Over the past ten years, we have seen many developments in why we are gaining weight. There are ‘silver bullet’ nutritional supplements and new diets constantly hitting the market, but there has been little improvement for the long-term. Many nations continue to pile on the pounds, including our own; recent NHS research has highlighted that one in three in the UK are obese.