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A Disease-Destined Mindset Almost Took His Life

Chris Carlton's Weight Loss and Journey to Wellness With A Raw Vegan Diet Today Chris Carlton is a posterman for healthy eating, but he had grown up believing he was destined for disease. In his first-hand account of his journey to wellness Chris says he grew up in a family where sickness was the norm. His father’s side of the family were mostly all overweight with a history of serious illness. His grandmother was known affectionately as “Big Mama.” According to Chris, “Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease and Obesity were just…

Plant-Based | Vegan Sources of Vitamins and Minerals

OBTAINING MICRONUTRIENTS FROM PLANTS, SUN, AND SOIL If you are considering or new to a plant based / vegan diet and want to make sure you are getting proper nutrition, or if you are concerned that your vegan loved one may be suffering malnourishment, this article is for you. Plant based / vegan sources of vitamins and minerals are easy to obtain eating a variety of fresh whole plant foods. In this article I'll discuss what micronutrients are, what the recommended daily intake for each vitamin and mineral is, the role each…

Plant-Based Sources of Essential MacroNutrients

Food contains substances necessary for the healthy growth and development of the human body. The two basic categories of nutrients are macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients include the substances the human body requires in large amounts. Micronutrients include the substances the human body requires in relatively small amounts. The five basic macronutrients are sugar (aka carbohydrate), fat, protein, water, and fiber. These five ingredients make up the bulk of the food we consume and are each essential in varying…

Plant-Based Sources of Calcium

If you are thinking of giving up meat and dairy but wondering how you would survive without the calcium, or want to better communicate with your loved ones about plant based sources of calcium, this is for you. So Just What is Calcium? Calcium is a mineral that is essential to human life. Calcium helps us build and maintain bones, contract muscles, helps nerves communicate, and helps our blood clot when we have an injury. Every day we lose calcium through our sweat, urine, feces, hair, skin, and nails and we must replenish…

7 Ways Schools Confuse Basic Nutrition for Students

For starters, I'm not pointing fingers at any school, teacher, or administration. Rather I seek to expose the hidden corruption in school nutrition that teachers and administration are themselves, either embarrassed of, frustrated with, or ignorant of depending on their own education on the subject. Teachers and schools are beholden to a larger authority if they would like to receive money to support school lunch. They must follow and promote strict food guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For many years…