Add a Zolt to Your Day!

In this second edition of LIVE product tastings we sit down with Douglas Siegel, founder of Zolt. These powdered, hemp derived, drink mixes are reminiscent of the gatorade powder we used to “hydrate” with back in the day… just replace the artificial flavor and sugar rush with adaptogens and the energizing and calming balance of…

Scholarship Giveaway! T. Colin Campbell Center Launches Micro-Grant Program

by Ben Davis If you’ve taken a step into your plant-based journey, chances are you have heard of Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Dr. Campbell is the author of the groundbreaking China Study and founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center For Nutrition Studies. He is also prominently featured in renowned documentaries like Forks Over Knives,…

Spice Up Your Health: Sage

by Sheetal Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN History Sage is a herb from the mint family that has a sweet as well as the savory flavor. Botanically known as Salvia officinalis, it is native to the Mediterranean region. In earlier times used for its medicinal value, the most popular use of sage these days is at Thanksgiving meals….

Homemade Magical Elixir Detox

by Cynthia Davis When you look up “Elixir” on the Webster app, the definition is “A magical or medicinal potion”, so it’s pretty apropos that I call my juice concoction “the special elixir”. I consider it the shot of plant-based medicine my family needs daily to clean out the toxins, reduce inflammation and send potent…

Spice Up Your Health: Coriander and Cilantro

by Sheetal Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN History Coriander is one of the oldest herbs and spices on record. Coriander was mentioned in the Bible, and the seeds have been found in ruins dating back to 5000 B.C. Its name comes from the Greek word koris, meaning a stink bug. Coriander, also called cilantro or Chinese parsley, is the feathery annual plant of the parsley…

Spice Up Your Health: Cumin

by Sheetal Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN I am excited to starting the journey of our spice learning series with the most famous spice, CUMIN which is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to a territory including the Middle East and stretching east to India. Cumin was a significant spice for the Minoans in ancient Crete. The ancient Greeks kept cumin at the dining…

Spice Up Your Plate (and Your Health!)

by Sheetal K. Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN  As an Indian American and vegetarian since childhood, herbs and spices have always been a very important ingredient of each and every meal that I am consuming each and every day. As a dietitian, I have always been asked a question on how the plant-forward meals be made…

Limiting Saturated Fat: Still Important for a Healthy Heart

by Dr. Joel Kahn, MD The observation that diet and health are related can be traced back at least to Hippocrates over 2,000 years ago with the statement credited to him that “food is medicine”. The average lifespan in the last century has been been extended greatly, but many of those additional years are burdened…