The goal of any approach for overcoming Covid-19 should be to minimize all harm and deaths. In our focus to defeat the virus, we seem to forget that a life destroyed due to one size fits all public health measures is just as important as a life lost due to Covid-19. More importantly, we should not have to sacrifice children and young adults in order to protect the elderly. Yet this is what we are doing. […]
To be clear, there is yet to be any published data showing that the “new” B.1.1.7 variant is more harmful to children. If you’ve been given the impression otherwise, please note it down as simply another example of misrepresentation of evidence from so-called experts, and one more situation where journalists allow anecdotal evidence to rise above the scientific method. […]
In Part 1 I explained how exercise helps prevent immunosenescence, defined as the gradual decline of our immune system which leaves us more vulnerable to infections and even cancer. In Part 2 I will show how our diet is the single most important predictor of whether our immune system is strong enough to defeat the coronavirus, as well as prevent and reverse chronic disease. […]
Dr. John Ioannidis once proclaimed “Science is the best thing that has happened to human beings … but we can do it better.” As one of the most cited physician scientists in the world, Dr. Ioannidis is known to have advanced “metascience” which is the use of scientific methodology to study science itself. […]
I read a heart breaking story about a 4 year old boy who lost both his parents to Covid-19. My daughter is the same age and just the thought of having her go through that pain makes it hard to breathe. I then learned that the boy’s parents were both morbidly obese, a known factor that […]
Moderna’s first interim analysis of their phase 3 study showed a vaccine efficacy of approximately 95%. The study enrolled 30,000 participants aged 18 years and older, including some at high risk of severe Covid-19. Half of the participants were given the vaccine while the other half received a placebo […]
Amid all the confusion surrounding Covid-19, what everybody does seem to understand, without a doubt, is that older people are most vulnerable. It’s a scary world once you hit 60. Novel viruses can breakout at any moment and you are, by default, part of the high risk demographic. And worse, from the constant dialogue presented by the media and health authorities, we are led to believe that this increased vulnerability is inevitable. But is this true? […]
Ask questions, demand answers, and seek to better understand the evidence behind the measures that are put in place. Politicians need your help to regain the power to make decisions based on the scientific evidence, and not on perceptions driven by irrational fear. Your voice matters. […]
It’s been a very emotional time for everyone. It is hard to post anything on Covid-19 due to the sadness and anxiety we are all currently living every single day. I am, nonetheless, providing a perspective that is evidence based and intended to help us become better consumers of information- so that we do improve the conversation on how to accomplish the common goal we all share.
We’ve been told that social distancing is imperative to “flatten the curve”, we’ve all seen the diagrams and many of us have vowed to come together to make it work. But does it really work? […]
While our attention has been focused on the novel coronavirus, far more dangerous viruses for children and young adults have been spreading at an unprecedented rate: the regular flu strains.
This month the CDC reported that “hospitalization rates in children 0-4 years old and adults 18-49 years old are now the highest on record for these age groups, surpassing the rate reported during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.”[…]
Over a month ago I reported that the media’s coverage of the new coronavirus is often based on unreliable data, creating fear and panic instead of helping us to focus on solutions. I have been posting daily updates on our FaceBook page that present a more empowering message. […]
I am one of the forty health professionals and parents featured in Plant-Powered Parenting. The book was recently published, and I am happy to share with you the unedited interview where I am asked about my work in the health industry, as well as how to overcome some of the challenges and criticisms of raising a vegan child.
Despite the medical industry’s many failures, cancer remains a very lucrative field. Never before have we witnessed a business that, after 50 years, continues to be highly profitable despite the fact that it continually overpromises and underachieves. Nor has it ever been more difficult for the general public to distinguish between the business of cancer versus the actual scientific evidence that can lead to better prevention and treatment options. It becomes even harder to tell these apart when respectable news outlets publish content that resembles real news, but is in fact just marketing in full disguise.
Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases, so it should only make sense for the medical community to endorse exercise as often and consistently as possible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In the name of “playing it safe”, cardiac surgery patients, as well as people suffering from osteoporosis and other health challenges, are often discouraged by very general and inconsistent instructions on what to avoid, along with advice that makes no sense at all. This leads to depression, anxiety, and more complications. It’s time for a paradigm shift.
Fear mongering tactics have patients believing that if they don’t take prescribed medications for osteoporosis (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Forteo, etc.), they will soon break their hips and end up on a wheel chair. However, there is a far better and more empowering message that people with osteoporosis need to hear in order to take back control of their lives.
Thyroid disease as well as IBS, Crohn’s disease and colitis are epidemics affecting people at a younger age than ever before. However, there is no need to suffer for a lifetime. We’ve witnessed our clients achieve great success over the years, and we are proud to have played a small part in their journey. This is the inspiring story of a young woman’s recovery from chronic disease.
A few years ago I wrote an article exposing the synthetic ingredients in commercially sold almond milks. It went viral. People were shocked to discover that what is sold in stores is essentially just a mixture of water and low quality synthetic supplements. To this day I still receive emails from around the world asking exactly how we make the real stuff for our clients. Spoiler alert: we use actual almonds! Here’s how we do it, including tips on how to avoid common mistakes […]
“Many people, including trainers, get caught up in fitness fads and trends that are based on more hype than substance. The result is wasted time and effort, and often an increased risk of injury. Instead of following these trends, you have to remain ahead of the industry by understanding how to review proper research, and then learn to apply this information to benefit your clients. You have to know how to separate the good from the bad, and the disasters as well!” Read More.
Good meals are simple meals. In fact, there is usually an inverse relationship with how long it takes to prepare a recipe and how healthy it is. I will argue that a great chef is one who is able to create a dish using just a few fresh ingredients, enhancing every flavor in a subtle way. Anyone can add tons of fat, sugar and salt to a meal to make it appeal to our addictions, but that’s not why you’re here. You want healthy, you want easy, and you want tasty. The recipe page on this website features many simple to prepare dishes that remove a lot of trial and error, while also allowing room for you to improve upon them. However, sometimes our problem with eating healthy is not that we don’t enjoy the food, but that we don’t have a consistent routine to fall back on. This article highlights some of the step by step instructions I give every new client as they begin to get into the groove of their food revolution. Read More.
I work very closely with individuals as they succeed in making a transition to a healthy plant-based diet. Success, as I tell every new client, is not about forcing yourself to eat healthier while restricting the foods that you enjoy the most. Real success is when you begin to naturally gravitate to the foods that best nourish you, while losing interest in choices that are harmful to your body. Read More.