Diet and Lifestyle Helped Me Become a Champion Again

Diet and Lifestyle Helped Me Become a Champion Again

I had been at the top of women’s canoe. I was undefeated in the U.S. since 2000 and ranked with the world’s best. However, in 2004, I was 36 and burned out. I was suffering …



We Are More than What We Eat: The Hidden Benefits of Eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

We Are More than What We Eat: The Hidden Benefits of Eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

As a medical doctor, once only interested in my patient’s welfare, I was slow to see the bigger picture. I now understand that we must also consider our impact on the animals and the environment. …



Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew

Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew

An easy, warm stew full of flavor is just what I crave when I get home from work on a cold, snowy night. This recipe keeps well, so it’s great to pack for healthy lunches …



Aloo Mattar

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Aloo Mattar is a very common dish in India. Many households have their own original recipe. This is my mother’s recipe, which is my favorite! Enjoy!



Veggie Wraps with Herbed Hummus

Veggie Wraps with Herbed Hummus

These rolls make a convenient meal for kids or adults on the run. The combination of avocados, hummus, nuts, and vegetables is very satisfying.



Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

These are rich and delicious chocolate cupcakes—what more do you need to know? The frosting is made with dates and gets surprisingly fudgy. You can top each cupcake with a berry to make them extra …



Doctors Could Not Heal My Stomach Pain, Plant-Based Diet Did

Doctors Could Not Heal My Stomach Pain, Plant-Based Diet Did

For over seven years, I saw gastroenterologists to try to diagnose a digestive condition but never had any luck. I was so sick that, one year in high school, I missed 45 out of 180 …



The Power of The 5 Minute Fitness Break

The Power of The 5 Minute Fitness Break

The face of fitness is changing. Yes, we still need solid challenge to those muscles to keep muscle shape and some semblance of strength. Yet if you’ve been discouraged by the idea of hours of …



Forks Over Knives Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds and Reduce Medications

Forks Over Knives Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds and Reduce Medications

Five months ago, my life was extremely different. After having had two heart attacks and two stents inserted, I was on high doses of blood pressure medicine and struggling with daily tasks. For example, I …