You may have been seeing on the internet and TV all the celebrities and athletes that have gone plant-based, or maybe you just left the doctor’s office with yet ANOTHER prescription and are feeling a bit frustrated. Or perhaps you got the call that a friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer and it’s causing you some stress. Whatever the reason, the idea of going plant-based is becoming more and more appealing, but some of you just aren’t quite there yet. Well here are FoodTherapyMD’s top 7 reasons to finally take the plant-based leap.
“Eating the seasons”, is always optimal because foods that are in season taste better, have more nutrients, and are better for the environment. So when you are at the farmers market or local grocery store, keep these 6 springtime superfoods in mind. It will help you keep variety in your diet, and expose you to the health benefits of different plant phytonutrients. Happy eating!
There is lots of information floating around on the web and social media about heavy metal toxicity and attributing everything from arthritis to cancer on its deleterious effects. But what does the science say? Are there actually legitimate things we can do and foods we can eat to help protect our bodies from toxic metal buildup? The answer is a resounding YES!
Spring is in the air…. and so is dust, pollen, and all those things that make allergy and asthma sufferers long for winter! But don’t distress. There are things you can do to lessen, or even eliminate your allergy symptoms that don’t involve trips to the pharmacy or loading up on all those meds that leave you with annoying side effects.
There is a lot more to Cinco de Mayo than tequila and intoxication. Memorializing Mexico’s victory over the French is worthy of celebration, and there is a way to celebrate that doesn’t completely sideline your health goals. Here are FoodTherapyMD’s top 4 tips to keep your post-Cinco de Mayo regrets to a minimum.
Your body WANTS to heal itself. And it will, if given the proper fuel and a nourishing environment. Most of us live our lives “clogged up and cluttered”. We clog up our bodies with toxic foods and chemicals, we clog up our minds with stress and negative thoughts, and we even clog up our planet with waste and greenhouse gases. Here are our top tips on cleansing your body, rejuvenating your mind and spirit, and even helping out the planet while you’re at it.