Plant-Based Diets

High rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in the Western world can be traced to our unhealthy diet.

Food author and expert Michael Pollan has a seven-word solution: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”

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Blueberry Bushes, Oceanic Coral Reefs & You

Are you related to blueberry bushes and oceanic coral reefs? Yes, we all are! We’re all very sensitive to the acid/base balance of our environment. Blueberry bushes must have an unusually acid soil to grow in, or they won’t thrive. Sea corals must have an alkaline oceanic environment, or they…

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WHOLE is Best for WELLNESS

WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition is the title of T. Colin Campbell’s new book. Dr. Campbell is Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has done cutting-edge nutritional research for over 50 years and has produced over 350 professional research papers. He and his son, Thomas M.…

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Breast Cancer – A Changing Paradigm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is tragic. All systemic cancer is tragic, but metastatic breast cancer is especially so. The breast is changed from being a source of  nurturing to becoming a carrier of pain and death. Historically, breast cancer was rare in lesser-developed countries, and it…

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Catch the Vision!

“Reflection of Joy” by Bernard Ndichu Njuguna of Kenya

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Africa University gave me a surprise farewell luncheon as we ended the second semester. Since I’m vegetarian, everyone brought a home-cooked vegetarian dish for the luncheon. It was delicious. Someone even commented that it would not be hard to be vegetarian if all vegetarian…

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