New book – How not to die

September 16, 2015

Hi all,

It has been a very long time but I think I am ready to start gathering more interesting whole-foods plant-based and healthy living information and sharing it here.  Even if it is purely for my own amusement, however I do hope you find it useful too.

This great book is going to be launched in December 2015 and is available for pre-order.

Anatomy of how not to die

Great information produced by Dr Greger from nutritionfacts.org


Carbohydrate loading vs. protein loading

September 9, 2012

I am reading Thrive – The Vegan Nutrition Guide to optimal performance in sports and life by Brendan Brazier (link).  The book is very interesting but I found the section about nutrition before exercise, really interesting so I thought I would share the details.
There seems to be a new school of thought that protein loading before intense exercise instead of the carbohydrate loading, which used to be the pre-exercise preparation of choice.

“Eating too much protein before intense exercise will likely result in muscle cramping, since protein requires more fluid to be metabolized than carbohydrate or fat, and cramping occurs when the body is not properly hydrated. Also, protein is not what you want to have your body burning as fuel. Protein is for building muscle, not fuelling it.

When protein is consumed in place of carbohydrate immediately before exercise, and therefore burned as fuel, it burns “dirty”, meaning that toxins are created from its combustion. The production and elimination of toxins are a stress on the body and can cause a stress response, ultimately leading to a decline in endurance.” – Chapter 4 – Exercise for lifelong health (P108)

Too much protein is very bad for your kidney and liver and when I refer to healthy options of protein, it is always plant-based.


Nutrition and diabetes

April 3, 2011

Diabetes can lead to the following:

Blindness, heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, kidney failure.

 

Recommended reading on the topic of diabetes:

  • Program for Reversing Diabetes by Neal D Barnard, MD:  Link

 

DVDs on the topic:

  • Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days:  Link

Nutrition and heart disease

April 2, 2011

Recommended reading on the topic of heart disease:

  • Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B Esselstyn, Jr, MD

 


Nutrition and cancer

April 2, 2011

Recommended reading on the topic of cancer:

  • Should I be tested for Cancer?: Maybe not and here’s why by H Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

 


 


Nutrition and mental health

March 26, 2011
  • Chlorella: Gem of the Orient: The Dynamic Food Discovery for Health and Healing by Bernard Jensen, PhD