Celebrating the Veg Lifestyle

Being vegetarian or vegan is not just eating a certain diet.  It is a lifestyle that involved a more conscientious way of living, one in which people pay attention to things to which  the average carnivore does not give as much consideration, or so it seems. Each year in Portland, the Northwest Vegetarian Society holdsContinue reading “Celebrating the Veg Lifestyle”

The Writing Life

The Mills Brothers  released their hit  “Too Many Irons in the Fire” in 1946.  70 years later, this song could be designated my theme song. Yet, how many irons are too many?  I suppose that much is subjective. I live a multi-faceted existence and always seem to have a lot of irons in the fire. Continue reading “The Writing Life”

Want to Up those Seratonin Levels?

Do you suffer from depression?  Dr. Michael Greger teaches us the scientific reasoning behind why eating an animal-protein diet may exacerbate the problem. Tryptophan is one amino among many found in proteins, and they compete with one another for transport across the blood-brain barrier into the brain. And since tryptophan is present in most animalContinue reading “Want to Up those Seratonin Levels?”