Vegan vs. Paleo: Finding the Middle Way

Vegan and Paleo diets are the two fastest growing styles of eating in the U.S. these days. Why?  Because we are realizing that our Standard American Diet (a.k.a. “SAD”) is sorely devoid of many vital nutrients, while being full of processed and chemical ingredients that harm our bodies, promoting chronic illness. Both camps, vegan and … Continue reading Vegan vs. Paleo: Finding the Middle Way

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Nutrition, Part 3: Animal Foods in the Diet

excerpts published in Tampa Bay Wellness, June 2011 Nutrition, Part 2 discussed Nutrition from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) viewpoint.  The TCM recommended diet is: Whole foods with about 75-85% of the diet as vegetables, whole grains and beans/legumes; 10-15% fruit and nuts, and 5- 10% animal-based foods. Animal-based foods in TCM: The TCM recommended … Continue reading Nutrition, Part 3: Animal Foods in the Diet

Nutrition, Part 2: Nutrition in Oriental Medicine

excerpts published in Tampa Bay Wellness, May 2011 Nutrition, Part 1 introduced the idea of nutrition as medicine, and explained the value of consuming whole foods instead of processed or refined foods for health. Now we will explore what Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has to say about nutrition. TCM Theory in a Nutshell TCM views … Continue reading Nutrition, Part 2: Nutrition in Oriental Medicine