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Nutrigenomics and the Power of a Plant-Based Diet

by Michael Corthell In this article, I present scientific evidence that may help you break through those excuses and get motivated to take action and get healthy. Eating right and exercising are at the top of the shortlist of things we all must do to gain and maintain optimal health. Common sense has told us to do this for centuries, but today we know much more about how food and exercise affect our total mind/body makeup through scientific research and evidence. ''Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.''    —Hippocrates Today we will look at how positive food choices can actually change our genetic make-up for the better, by looking at ' nutrigenomics '. Nutrigenomics is the scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes, especially with regard to the prevention or treatment of disease. These studies have and will continue to tell us what our common sense has told us forever, that good food helps grow and maintain a go

Plant Based Nutrition and Your Immune System

by Michael Corthell Being healthy takes more than just eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away. It has been shown that having a healthy immune system requires a balanced diet, good daily rest, exercise and just having a positive lifestyle. Knowing that we need to eat the right foods is common sense but the devil, as always, is in the details. What foods are best for us? Some of our nutritional needs are specific to the individual, because of a unique make-up and lifestyle, but there are commonalities. (RECOMMENDED You can eat right for a healthy life if you choose to. Take a look at the book that can set you on the right path: How Not to Die by Michael Greger, M.D.) The immune system protects us from illness and disease. We can do many things to keep our immune system at it's best. Drink plenty of water. Hydration is important to every system in the body, and the immune system relies heavily on water (as a vehicle) in both in the lymphatic system and blood vessel

Choice: LIVE: Be Vegan

“You are what you eat. What would YOU like to be?” ― Julie Murphy Life for many is a tragedy of nutrition. “Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food.” ― John H. Tobe