Upon further research..

Looking to traditional diets, there’s a common theme among them. In Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach by Rudolph Ballentine, MD, a comparison is made from diets in India, China, Japan, France, Mexico, and Middle East. Although Dr. Ballentine goes into great detail on each of these diets, for the consideration of your time, I’m…

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…

Blending vs Juicing

I love my blender for making smoothies, but I have always been hesitant about buying a juicer. I’ll give you three reasons: Money waste Food waste I believe blending is healthier Booster Juice is a go-to when I’m out and about. I order a Green Hornet (basically spinach, celery and carrot) and I watch them…

Sugar, by any other name, is still sugar.

As I mentioned in a prior post, I’m reading some books off the “recommended reads” list for the holistic nutritionist course I’m starting in September. I chose to start with Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach by Rudolph Ballentine, MD. It’s heavy on facts and research, yet written in language that’s easy to understand (mostly)….

Embarking on a New & Exciting Journey

I’m super stoked to share with you a new journey I’m embarking on. In the fall, I’m taking a course to be a Holistic Nutritionist. I’ve been studying whole food/raw vegan eating for personal interests for about eight years now. I learned a wealth of knowledge on the subject already and it continues to be…