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...

What The Heck Is Red Yeast Rice?

A friend recently informed me that her cardiologist recommended that she begin taking Red Yeast Rice supplements.  She asked me my thoughts about these and the best I could do for her was to refer her ... READ MORE...

Be Wary of Elderberries

Be Wary of Elderberries Up until recently, my only knowledge of elderberries was limited to my knowledge that they existed. And this knowledge came from a famous line in the Monty Python film “In ... READ MORE...

Broccoli Sprouts and Autism

Broccoli Sprouts and Autism Dr. Michael Greger recently shared the results of a Johns Hopkins study which showed improved behavior among autistic patients treated with a broccoli sprout extract. The ... READ MORE...

I Answer a Question About Lectins and Polyphenols

I Answer a Question About Lectins and Polyphenols Below is a question I received from a registered nurse followed by my response.  I hope my response will steer her and others away from “The Plant ... READ MORE...

The Amazing Microbiome

The Amazing Microbiome At the turn of the century, the groundbreaking technique called 16S RNA sequencing, pioneered by Dr. Carl Woese, led to an explosion in scientific research on the human ... READ MORE...

Reflections From Plant Stock 2017

Reflections From Plant Stock 2017 For the sake of brevity and due to my natural desire to conserve energy, here are some short highlights from Plant Stock 2017.  As always, there will be links ... READ MORE...

Coffee

Coffee In the future, when asked about my thoughts about a specific food or beverage, I’m going try to respond with the question “compared to what?”. Someone recently asked me what I thought about ... READ MORE...

A Wake-Up Call for Mr. Hicks

J. Morris Hicks is a whole food plant-based (WFPB) writer, speaker and activist. I am on his email list and I receive daily bite-sized blog articles. A recent bite-sized blog contained this alarming ... READ MORE...

Venous Insufficiency and The Unlucky Dietitian

Venous Insufficiency and The Unlucky Dietitian In this previous article, I shared my encounter with a virus that caused my thyroid to go haywire and release large amounts of thyroid hormone.  That ... READ MORE...