Rise to the occasion! Plants = Prostate Health

Colleen Gray-Hewett Blog

Hey you guys!!!! Yes – you – the men out there. It’s Movember. Would you like to know how to lower or eliminate your risk of prostate cancer? Or if you are diagnosed already, how to lower your PSA numbers and possibly prevent recurrences post-treatment? Growing a moustache for the month of November and donating to male-specific cancer research is …

Beyond Impossible – The Burger Question

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This morning I was mountain biking with friends on a local mountain.  One asked me what the deal was with the Beyond Burger or the Impossible Burger – the vegan burgers that quite closely mimmic an actual ground beef burger.  They have the rare look, the meaty texture and even some ‘blood’.  The taste, for many vegans, including myself, is …

Beyond CO2 – Veganism & the Environment

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International Peace Day – September 21st – came and went. Peace means so much more than the opposite of war.  Peace means having a safe place to live and to be able to feed, clothe and shelter your family in the most sustainable way possible.  The environment is changing fast – and not for the better.  Florence and the flooding …

Ketogenic Diet – How to shorten your life

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”If you look at, for example, some of these high fat high protein diets , in the beginning everybody thought they were a great idea because people lost weight, and then it turns out, as the epidemiological studies started coming out, they are some of the worst diets you can have, and they promote higher mortality, and higher incidents of …

MG – Why you need it and how to get it

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MG: Magnesium Master mineral.  Essential nutrient.  Crucial to much of your immediate and long-term health. Deficient in most adults today yet simple to add! Did you know that magnesium is required in over 300 enzymatic reactions in our bodies? This includes, but not limited to, muscle function (contraction and recovery), nerve function, protein synthesis, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, bone building, …

Compassion for Animals – PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk in Vancouver

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Last Thursday, here in Vancouver, Ingrid Newkirk, founder and president of PETA spoke to a sold out crowd, myself included.  I had not heard Ms. Newkirk speak before but as an animal lover (one key reason for being vegan) and wanting to do more for the absolute horrors that billions of animals face each year, I really wanted to hear …

The Whole Grain Conundrum

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Carbs.  Protein.  Fat.  Macronutrients.  Chances are that if you are asked which one you should try to avoid, you’ll say carbs.  Carbs.  Carbs.  Carbs. What are the carbohydrate parameters that you’ve decided to avoid? All things bread-like? All fruits?  All vegetables?  All legumes?  Potatoes? Rice? Chips? Cookies?  Beer?  Wine?  All dessert? Why do you think you should avoid carbs?  To …

Mindless Vegan Food

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I was listening to a podcast while hiking the dog this morning. Lots of ideas come when in nature.  Here is one that stemmed from the podcast.  The guest said his mother announced she was making him a vegan meal – which was just something they’d had long before he was vegan (pasta and tomato sauce) but his brother (now …

Pumping Iron – What to Know and What to Eat

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Iron.  We hear all the time that it is important.  What are the two types? Why do we need it?  Are herbivores more prone to iron deficiency than omnivores? Most of us know we need iron in our diet.  Most of us also know of someone who is or has been either anemic or iron deficient – maybe even you. …