One of the beautiful side effects of following a Mediterranean diet is weight loss or healthy weight maintenance. Consider it a side effect because this type of diet is not your typical restrictive meal [more…]
Whether you’re undergoing treatment for cancer or want to reduce your risk for recurrence, good nutrition is key. The Mediterranean diet offers nutrient benefits for cancer prevention as well as improving [more…]
Here is a list of the nuts and seeds that are essential to the Mediterranean diet. No matter what types of nuts and seeds you choose, you’re doing yourself a favor and reaping loads of benefits. Also the [more…]
Hundreds of fish are indigenous to the Mediterranean Sea. But this list highlights the top five seafood varieties that are typically included in a Mediterranean diet. [more…]
Making sure you have the right ingredients in your kitchen when starting (and maintaining) a plant-based lifestyle is essential to making delicious food at home and sticking to your plant-based goals. [more…]
When planning your day of plant-based eating out, you ideally want to think about how you can choose a balance of meals that offer your body enough variety to keep you satisfied and full. These options [more…]
The process of transitioning to a plant-based diet can be as big or small a deal as you want to make it. It's just about how you approach it and want to make it happen. You have to have a desire to eat [more…]
What's great about a plant-based diet is that it's not just a diet — it's a lifestyle. As such, it encompasses many different aspects of your life, and it can be hard to remember everything you want to [more…]
Sea vegetables are plants from the sea. Because they're the closest living plants to the Earth's depths, they not only carry an amazing array of nutrients but also are energetically charged. Sea vegetables [more…]
Making smoothies is one of the best ways to start the day — and an easy way to help transition yourself to a plant-based diet. Smoothie recipes and ingredients are easy to find. And, of course, you can [more…]
Hosting a party in the comfort of your home ensures that you know exactly what's on the menu and enables you to serve some plant-based dishes. This way, you can plan a diverse menu that is hearty, healthy [more…]
When it comes to planning kid-friendly, plant-based meals, it's about finding a happy medium that makes kids happy while giving you the satisfaction that you're feeding them something healthy. Ideally, [more…]
The old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" certainly applies to acid reflux: It's better to prevent acid reflux than to treat it.
When you get acid reflux, if you keep doing whatever [more…]
Acid reflux is the result of a malfunctioning lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is a small ring of muscles between the esophagus and stomach. When functioning correctly, it opens to allow food [more…]
The terms acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference among these three digestive disorders: [more…]
Acid reflux is dangerous because it's linked with several serious, life-threatening medical conditions. One of the more serious conditions associated with reflux is [more…]
There are many opinions out there about how to treat acid reflux. It can get confusing! Particularly confusing is the fact that what triggers one person's reflux may not trigger yours. This Cheat Sheet [more…]
Exercise can be a big help to acid reflux sufferers. Which reflux sufferers can benefit most from exercise? Those who are overweight.
Exercise promotes a healthy weight, and a healthy weight is important [more…]
You may have had the experience of gaining weight because you ate too many snacks and/or the wrong types of snacks. That can certainly happen. It's awfully easy to polish off a bag of potato chips, and [more…]
When you're at home you have total control over what you're eating. When venturing out, however, avoiding reflux trigger foods is harder.
When you know where you're going to eat, do a few minutes of online [more…]
When you wake up in the middle of the night choking on acid, it's easy to feel alone. But you're not alone. Millions of other people suffer from acid reflux. Another way you're not alone: There are lots [more…]