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Apr
23

How To Ditch The Salt

I was a salt addict before moving to a plant based diet. I used to salt everything, even before tasting it. I ate the typical American diet filled with salt, oil and sugar, and it caused my blood pressure to go up. It also contributed to pre-diabetes.

I remember when I first gave up extra salt, it took a few weeks for the taste buds to adjust. The process was made easier as I introduced several spices to my diet.

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Apr
16

Making Health A Priority

My dad and step mom have been visiting the past week. I went with them as they visited a number of family and friends. One thing I observed is I do not ever want to end up like so many in my family. This is why my healthy whole food plant based lifestyle is a priority.

First of all, my dad has giant cell arteritis. He is on steroids and a monthly injection. He gets tired easily and has to deal with chronic aches and pains.This is an inflammatory condition. My gut instinct is that he could feel a lot better if he were to adapt a plant based lifestyle, but he has no intention of changing.

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Apr
08

In Case You Didn’t Know, Peeps Are Not Good For You!

Peeps have no nutritional value

Easter is a time of joy and celebration for many, with traditions that include egg hunts, church services, and family dinners. For some, it also means indulging in seasonal treats, like the colorful and sugary marshmallow chicks known as Peeps. While they may be a fun addition to your Easter basket, for some people, Peeps can become a serious addiction that takes a toll on their health.

Peeps recently made the news, as an article from CNN mentioned how Peeps can cause cancer. That’s no surprise to me.

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Apr
01

Working Out With A Busy Schedule

As most of you can attest that are reading this, it’s not easy to get workouts in when you are full time, or family issues, or life’s stresses. My job has been crazy busy, and I am unable to make the gym as much as I want to.

But here’s the thing, I always get my workouts in, even if I only do strength training a few days a week, I still make it a priority. I also make sure I get my steps in each day. If there‘s one invention that has kept me in check all these years, it’s the Apple Watch, with it’s reminder to have me stand every hour.

Rich in 2020
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Mar
11

A Reminder On Why I Am Plant Based

About a month ago, I had my annual physical That included lab work, blood pressure check, listening to my chest with a stethoscope, etc. 

Eleven years ago, my physical was very different, asI was morbidly obese and had hypertension. This year, my blood pressure was 110/68 and my lab work was awesome!

Rich working out at the gym
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