Mainstream Media – Purveyors of Doubt in WFPB Diets

Mainstream Media – Purveyors of Doubt in WFPB Diets A while back, Howard Jacobson, from the Plant Yourself podcast, interviewed teacher Doug Schmidt, who recaptured his heart health by following a ... READ MORE...

Celebrate Februdairy

Celebrate Februdairy What?  Have I gone mad asking you to celebrate February 2018 as Februdairy? Well, I may be crazy, but it’s not because I’m promoting Februdairy.  Explaining my craziness is ... READ MORE...

Bread Fit for A Chief

Bread Fit for A Chief Someone who is dipping his toe in the Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) pool (we’ll call him The Chief) recently emailed me this question: “What, if any, do you consider a healthy, ... READ MORE...

Chicory Root

Chicory Root Back in September of 2017, I wrote an article called “The Amazing Microbiome” in which I printed Dr. Irminne Van Dyken’s list of foods that are considered good sources of ... READ MORE...

Alcohol and Cancer

Alcohol and Cancer I decided to see what the preponderance of evidence says about alcohol consumption and cancer risk.   According to three major cancer research organizations, there is convincing ... READ MORE...

Has WFPB Reached a Tipping Point?

Has WFPB Reached a Tipping Point? About 9 years ago I began eating a whole food plant based (WFPB) diet, and ever since then, I’ve been looking for potential tipping points that might lead to a wide ... READ MORE...

Preliminary Research Shows that Non Caloric Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Gut Dysbiosis in Some People.

Preliminary Research Shows that Non Caloric Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Gut Dysbiosis in Some People. What the heck is gut dysbiosis?  According to the Fairplex and Partners medical dictionary, ... READ MORE...

Arsenic in Rice

Arsenic in Rice What is arsenic? Arsenic is an element in the Earth’s crust, and is present in water, air, and soil. It occurs both naturally in the environment and as a result of human activity, ... READ MORE...

Overcoming Confirmation Bias

Overcoming Confirmation Bias There are a number of different biases in judgment. We all have them.  One of the most powerful is “The Confirmation Bias”.   The confirmation bias refers to the tendency ... READ MORE...

 Jeff Novick RD on the Cashew Study.

 Jeff Novick RD on the Cashew Study. Plant based registered dietitian Jeff Novick is known for shedding light on many sketchy studies linking nut consumption with heart health.  He’s at it again as ... READ MORE...