Health & Wellness – Today

Initiating Lasting Change: What are Neural-pathways? Neural-pathways control actions we do with little thought. Neural-pathways are like a little computer program that enables us to do many of the things we do, each day, with little effort. For instance, we don’t have to think, in order to be able to walk. We drive our cars…

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Topics

Corporate Wellness Program Topics Included: New topics will be added on an ongoing basis (usually bi-weekly). Each topic includes a number of short videos (5 – 10 minutes) plus many topics include quizzes, or other content. Content can be viewed at home, and/or at work (depending on your employers guidelines) and then discussed online or…

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100 Days Plant Based Diet

New Beginnings For the past two weeks, I have been learning about, and moving towards adopting a plant based diet. At first I was in a state of information overload. It seemed like there was too much information and some of it conflicted others. I think each Doctor who promotes this lifestyle has his or…

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman Diet Review

The End of Dieting “Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian food pyramid is based on the principles of high nutrient eating as illustrated by his Health Equation: Health = Nutrients / Calories (H = N / C). Low-calorie, nutrient dense foods are at the base of the pyramid, and high-calorie, nutrient poor foods are at the top. As…

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Getting Started: Pantry and Fridge: Plant Based Diet

Omnivore’s Envy About the first thing that most omnivores, and carnivores say when you tell them you have just gone plant based, or vegan, is “I could never do that. Vegan food is so boring and limited.” Well, this salad is a salad that anyone would enjoy! Seeing as we eat first with our eyes,…

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Commitment to Healthy Eating

Getting Started I think the more times one has dieted and regained, the more difficult it becomes to correct ones relationship with food. I wish I didn’t know calorie counts for hundreds of foods – because through my 40 year weight loss struggle, I have become to fixated on calories and it indeed makes it…

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Calories Do Count

Plant Based Diet for Weight Loss While it seems like there are people, and doctors out there who are declaring that you will lose weight by going on a plant based diet, it is not a given if you consume too much food. A calorie is still a calorie whether it comes from a healthy…

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Day 4: North American Diet vs Plant Based Diet

Where is the Healthy Food? Today was a beautiful day and I went to one of my favorite haunts, Granville Island. While the city of Vancouver in general is seen as a mecca for people who are health conscious and physically fit, there are many gaps. Vancouverites, without a doubt are on average more normal…

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Day 3: Plant Based Challenge

Protein How do you get enough protein on a plant based diet? Well, the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) is 35% whereas research shows this is the MAXIMUM amount of protein you should eat and research by Dr. Colin Campbell, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. John McDougall, and others shows the max you should…

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Day 2: Vegan

Whole Plant Diet There is a big difference in what I intend to do, versus most people who live on vegan diets. My goal is to be plant based, low fat and no highly processed foods. That means no junk or nutritionally void, high calorie processed foods like Oreo Cookies, potato chips, caramel popcorn, or…

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