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The Danger of Plant Based Food

I don’t mean to scare you. When I talk about The Danger of Plant Based Food, it really applies to all food. So attention all eaters! Going plant based is a good thing. But certainly there are pitfalls, as there are with regular diets or lifestyles. This (to the right) is a picture of me BGPB (before going plant based). I ...

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Debbie Allen: Be a Highly Paid Expert

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop: Debbie Allen: Be a Highly Paid Expert. She talked about her ‘Expert Positioning Formula’ and taught a room full of people a new way to brand and market our businesses. If I came away with any one thing it’s this: If your brand is not in ‘focus’, clearly making your point about ...

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What the Health Movie and Pre-Party Review

Hey! If you didn’t come to see What the Health Movie and attend the Pre-Party, you really, really missed it! A couple of Sundays ago, as part of the leadership team of PlantDiego, with a charity called Give Wellness, we raised funds and provided an amazing movie about why the big companies don’t want to discuss food and wellness. So ...

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Conflicting Nutrition Information?

The New Hope Network spawns the following question this morning: Conflicting Nutrition Information? How is that affecting us? Are we absorbing it, ignoring it or just throwing up our hands in confusion? Well, I am someone who is constantly, consistently researching the new ‘facts’ that come out daily about food and its’ nutritional value. I can tell you first hand that ...

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The Difference between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

  Last month, I was reading an article by Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., who tried to explain The Difference between Baking Powder and Baking Soda.   As someone who rarely bakes (and is plant based) when I do, I feel totally not knowledgable in this area and generally do not like cooking from a recipe. Desserts are like a science ...

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Merger for Albertson’s and Sprouts?

Merger for Albertson’s and Sprouts? According to Reuter’s, Albertsons and Sprouts are considering a merger. “…early stage discussions took place in recent weeks and involved a plan to take Sprouts private. Doing so would add the natural and organic foods-focused business to the Albertsons suite of supermarket brands, which includes Safeway, Vons and Shaw’s”. What? Are you kidding? Albertsons owns ...

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