A strong argument against multi-vitamins

Rudolph Ballentine, MD, author of Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach, makes a strong argument against multi-vitamins, or even vitamin pills in general, and I found it quite  compelling. Basically, he argues that natural whole foods come in perfect pre-packed forms. Animals, including humans, evolved to consume food as it’s provided to us by nature….

Sprouting in 5 Easy Steps.

I’ve been making my own sprouts for the last little while and love how easy it is, and of course how healthy they are. I purchased a sprouting jar at my local health food store. A sprouting jar is a glass vessel with a mesh lid. You can also use a glass jar and cheese…

3 Transitional Green Smoothies

The easiest way to get accustomed to drinking green smoothies is to add some fruit to sweeten them and make it more pleasing for your pallet. Slowly over time, you reduce the fruit and add more veggies. Focusing on “sweeter” veggies is also helpful – carrots, cucumber, celery. Here are three transitional green smoothie you…

Fascinating facts about vitamin D and skin colour.

Learning about vitamin D from Rudolph Ballentine’s book Diet & Nutrition: A Holistic Approach has been fascinating. Especially how it relates to the colour of people’s skin. Vitamin D is absorbed from sunlight through the skin and then, through a chemical reaction, helps promote the absorption of calcium from the intestinal tract and bones. The…

You mean carrots can cure acne?

I’m into the part of Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach, that really interests me — Vitamins. I’m totally amazed at how a small amount of a vitamin can affect the body in amazing ways. And the side effects of too much or too little is fascinating. Vitamin A Vitamin A is widely available in…