Just Say No!…To Sugar

Today is Halloween and honestly it’s one of those holidays that I couldn’t care less about, but it gives me an opportunity to talk about sugar:) Sugar, also known as glucose, sucrose, fructose, cane sugar, invert cane sugar, maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut sugar, sucanat, corn syrup, and the list goes on! If you’re anything…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Plant-Based Diet

I’ve been in lovely Tucson, Arizona these last few days attending the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. And let me tell you, not only is the scenery beautiful, but this is the only conference I’ve ever been to where they are serving ONLY plant-based food all day, every day! Lifestyle medicine is about helping people…

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Are You An Addict?

Hello, my name is Ruby and I’m a cheese-a-holic. I’ve been slowly making my way through Neal Barnard’s latest book, The Cheese Trap. This is an entire book dedicated to the effects of cheese on your body and brain, and there is a whole chapter dedicated to “casomorphins”. These are small morphine-like molecules in cheese…

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I. Love. Food! My Favorite Plant-Based Recipes

Do y’all remember this Weight Watchers commercial with Oprah? This commercial sticks in my head for some reason (great marketing Weight Watchers!), but I just love Oprah’s enthusiasm about all things bread.   How Oprah feels about bread is the way I feel about food in general. I love it. There is nothing better than…

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15 Plant-Based Foods to Fight Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common health problems in African-Americans. Diabetes is a disease where your body is unable to use blood sugar properly.  Over time, the sugar in the blood leads to problems with your blood vessels, and can result in kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, or the loss of the limbs. There…

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