There are so many topics I want to cover regarding a vegan diet, among other things, and I hope to answer many of your questions. One of the questions I got was regarding vitamin B12, and I hope to provide a decent summary here. It is somewhat technical but I tried to provide some translation for my non medical/research readers. Of course this is by no means an exhaustively researched paper and there’s much more to know. My references are included for those of you who would like to read more in depth about this topic.
It's PCS season again as we say in the military, or for you civilians...moving season. Each year at this time I prepare to say good-bye to clients who have become more like friends and family, than just clients.
Just as our normal body temperature is
98.6°, there are other measures of a
normal condition or homeostasis within
the body. The levels of sugar, oxygen,
and carbon dioxide within the
blood must all be stable, and the
pH (the balance between acid
and alkaline) of the bodily
fluids, including the blood,
should be 7.4, slightly
Balanced body chemistry pH is vital to immune health and
disease correction. The body has alkaline parts (like the blood)
Someone recommended that I visit vegan restaurants in the Miami area and write about them, and I will, but to be honest I don't know if this is actually that helpful. Part of what I want to do with this blog topic is not only to help educate people on health and practicing veganism (or at least eating more plants than before), but how to do it in a practical way. Getting vegan food in a vegan restaurant is easy, getting vegan food in a restaurant where your carnivorous friends want to eat can be a different story!
What is Balanced Nutrition?Nutrition that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health. This definition is great in a basic explanation, but a truly balanced nutrition plan is the proper proportions of the above listed items that you obtain from whole foods. This is where the term “Balanced Holistic Nutrition” comes into to play. What is Holistic Nutrition?
The topic of Nutrition and Detox Diets is a common theme among avid fitness enthusiasts and fitness professionals alike. Not only are there promises of a better you through drastically changing your diet for a week, but many people tend to lose sight of they really should be focusing on. Proper nutrition is the key to almost any successful fitness endeavor. Let's take a look at Nutrition, Diets, & Detox this month to see what it can do for you.