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“Trust comes after action.” 

– Anonymous

GINGER INTERFERES WITH GROWTH OF CANCER CELLS

 

Ginger root has been valued for thousands of years both as a versatile cooking spice and a trusted herbal remedy for nausea,

headaches and joint pain. A close relative to turmeric, ginger has similar antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects – and may even

activate the molecular mechanisms that cause cancer cells to extinguish themselves.

 

In one study, ginger inhibited the growth of breast cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed, a process known as selective cytotoxicity.

 

A University of Minnesota animal study showed that gingerols, a group of compounds found in ginger, resulted in 75 percent fewer tumors and smaller tumor sizes.45 While more study is needed, many scientists believe that ginger can inhibit many types of cancer – including breast, prostate, colon, liver and lung.

 

Add fresh or powdered ginger root to recipes, mince fresh ginger to use in a tangy salad dressing, juice it into an energizing “ginger shot” or even steep it into a refreshing tea. No matter how you “slice” it, this sweet and spicy herb should be part of your cancer-protective regimen.


– Deirdre Rawlings Doctor of Naturopathy, PhD in Holistic Nutrition

Scan the nutrition label of your desired hummus to see if the brand you’re looking at overdoes it on sodium. You should be aiming for hummus that has around 80 mg of sodium or less per 2 tbsp serving.

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” 

– Jim Rohn

“Throughout human history, all large, successful populations of people have obtained the bulk of their calories from starch.”

– Dr. Gil Weitzman

Wet milling is an energy-intensive way to make food; for every calorie of processed food it produces, another ten calories of fossil fuel energy are burned.” 

– Michael Pollan

“The search for nutrient-dense plants has taken us toward ancient grains, heirloom plant varieties, and less commonly cultivated crops. There is a good reason for rediscovering some of the forgotten plants.” 

– Dr. Adam Drewnowski, Director of The Center for Public Health Nutrition, University of Washington

“Awareness is being at peace with yourself without judgment.” 

– Michael Gervais

“Capability is confirmed and grows in its corresponding actions, walking by walking, and running by running… therefore, if you want to do something, make a habit of it.” 

– The Stoic Epictetus

83% of all land we use to produce food, we use for animal agriculture, in other words, maintaining the animals we use for food. But animal agriculture only produces 18% of our calories.

“I can’t remember the last time I was sick or the last time I had the flu, or the last time I had a cold. I believe that is because I have such a fortress of an immune system that’s been cultivated over the years as a result of this whole-foods plant-based diet, with all this diversity of fiber, and now I have a microbiome that is like this wonderful ecosystem that is just thriving. That’s worth gold to me as an athlete, let alone just as a human that wants to go through each day with a higher quality of existence.”

– From The Plant-Based Athlete: A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance by Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke (p. 135)

There is a lion inside of you

And she wants to be free

I have seen glimpses of her wildness

When you forget to pull her leash

I have acted as prey

Trying to tempt her to be released

But you have muzzled her roar

Barely giving her enough air to breathe

Why do we fear the lion inside us being untamed?

When she holds the courageous power

We need to break free and change

I have no interest in living

A half-life where my lion is trapped

She intuitively guides me in

Following my soul’s map

Her roar is far louder than

The whispers of my fear

I beg you to release your lion

And claim the love that has always been here!

– Poet Allie Michelle, The Lion Inside

“I can’t remember the last time I was sick or the last time I had the flu, or the last time I had a cold. I believe that is because I have such a fortress of an immune system that’s been cultivated over the years as a result of this whole-foods plant-based diet, with all this diversity of fiber, and now I have a microbiome that is like this wonderful ecosystem that is just thriving. That’s worth gold to me as an athlete, let alone just as a human that wants to go through each day with a higher quality of existence.”

From The Plant-Based Athlete: A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance by Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke (p. 135)

“Three weeks after converting to a herbivorous diet, Adams regained his vision. Three months later, the nerve damage to his extremities disappeared and his diabetes went into remission. He’s since lost 35 pounds, lowered his cholesterol by 30 points and has gained more energy and clarity of mind. Most significantly, he reversed the adverse effects of his Type 2 diabetes.”
~ New York Post article entitled “My vegan diet saved my eyesight — and my life”, talking about New York Mayor Eric Adams.

When in doubt, eat oats.

Plant-based diets improve blood flow, so oxygen and vital nutrients can get to the muscles more quickly.

Plant-based diets improve blood flow, so oxygen and vital nutrients can get to the muscles more quickly.

I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.

– Carl Lewis

“Vegan is not about being perfect. It is about doing the least harm and the most good.”

– Anonymous

Instead of waking up and saying to yourself I love you, wake up and remind yourself who you want to be, as opposed to who you don’t want to be.