Forks Over Knives

There have been many interesting and thoughtful films about nutrition produced in the past decade or so. Some of these focus on how and why our food system is unhealthy: Food, Inc is a good example: http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/film Others focus more on the health impact of our current dietary patterns and provide guidelines for creating a…

Plants and Proteins

Protein is having a moment. Walk down any isle in the grocery store and you will see packaged food items extolling their protein content – both naturally occurring and added in processing. When many people think of protein they think of meat and dairy- and maybe nuts. So how to get enough protein when only…

Can Plants Keep you Full?

When you are used to eating meat and refined grains (think pasta, bread, rice), the idea of having a plant based meal makes many people think they won’t be satisfied and that they will be hungry again in a few hours. Part of the health benefits of plants are in their nutrient density – they…

Plant based diets for health

All month long I will be sharing ideas about how to eat a plant based diet. As with all things healthy, it can be useful to think of this as a spectrum: the more plant based your diet, the healthier it will be. If you want to jump in and switch to a vegan plan,…