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*The information on this site is meant to be informative in nature, and not to be interpreted as a substitute for medical advice. It is also not meant to be instructional, or used in any way as a diagnosis or as medical advice.
International Plant Based Healthcare Conference
This past September, I was fortunate enough to attend the Plantrician Project’s conference in San Diego. I’ve never been there before, so I was also really excited about seeing the city. However, I had no time to explore since I was so busy at the 4 day conference. Quite frankly, I didn’t want to leave the venue since there was always so much going on. There were many highlights like the importance of fasting and an incredible advanced screening of the upcoming documentary, “The Game Changers”.
I will soon post a full description here of my conference experience.
There has been much talk recently about the potential benefits of fasting. But as with many things, is this just a trend, or a legitimate option for wellness improvement. We too have become very interested in it's proposed benefits. Stay tuned for more information on this topic. In the meantime, I would recommend reading up on it yourself. People are claiming all sorts of benefits like, renewed energy, gut improvements, sleeping better, mental clarity, and even activating important pro-aging pathways in some cases. From past experience, one thing I would recommend is to avoid the juice "cleanses" that have a lot of sugar. These are not healthy fasts. They also are pure liquid since the fiber has been removed, and that means that the sugar is alone without the fiber companionship to help regulate blood sugar. Fasting can become too much of a routine for some people, which could become dangerous. Stick with successful ones you've heard about from trusted sources, and don't let it become a habit.
Always consult your physician before starting a fast.
With all the contradictory opinions in public and online, it's very difficult for the average person to form any sort of confident opinion on how to eat. One of the few reliable sources of information is to look at how others eat around the world and their success with longevity and happiness. That is what the blue zones are all about. Through many years of research and location studies, five locations around the globe have been labeled as "blue zones". They are Ikaria, Greece, Loma Linda, CA, Okinowa, Japan, Nicoya, Costa Rica, and lastly Sardinia, Italy. It is within these 5 communities where you will find the happiest and longest living humans on the planet. You can not dismiss the importance of this information. Through this research, they have compiled a list of nine commonalities that lead to longer, happier lives, including a "plant slant" diet. Here is a link with more information about the "Power 9".
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nuHEALth coaching op-eds
Is the Ketogenic "diet" a trend or fad, or is it something more? No one can dispute it's popularity, but no one can also dispute that popularity has nothing to do with it being a healthy choice. I will tackle more on this later, so stay tuned...