The Whole Food Plant Based Secret to Longevity

Hi friends. This is your weekly - possibly even monthly - reminder that the secret to health and wellness and longevity is to eat a whole food plant based diet at least 80% of the time (and a vegan diet 100% of the time). This allows you to enjoy some vegan junk food now and then. Never eat animal based foods or animal byproducts (milk, eggs, honey), because these foods are not only destructive to your health but they are exploitative to animals and they harm then planet. I am not lying. These are facts, You may not believe them to be, but no one cares. Eating plants shrinks your ecological footprint and makes you better, stronger, and healthier. It also eliminates an incredible amount of suffering by animals. It's easy to verify what I am saying with a bit of research on the Giant Internet Brain (Internet). I encourage you to do so, but you don't have to. You could just become a plant based vegan and trust in the process.

I bid thee a good day.


REVIEW: Jardin

I'd like to be able to give a good review to the Jardin vegan restaurant in Madison WI.

Don't get me wrong, the food tastes great. But there's not a lot of it on the plate. And between ordering it and eating it there is a long wait. It'd be a good place to take a classy date. Because at the end of the night your wallet will have much less weight. You can make reservations online, but don't arrive late. Or else they'll hand off your table to others who wait. That's the slate!

The End.



I'm not religious, but if I were, I would start my own religion with three simple tenets:

1. Eat a plant based diet.
2. Exercise daily.
3. Practice radical self care.

I don't think being kind and compassionate to everyone, including yourself, needs to be a formal tenet because:

1. That seems obvious.
2. That follows naturally from the tenets above.
3. I wouldn't want unkind and dispassionate people in my religion anyway.

Douchy people tend not to be plant based vegans as a general rule.




The year is off to a great start. I'm exercising daily and eating healthy. I feel amazing.


NY Rezzies

2023 is off to a good start. Chronologically, it started for me at 7 AM on Saturday, given that I was born in Melbourne Australia, the time zone for which is 17 hours ahead of Wisconsin's.

There was a significant risk that my well-established health and wellness plan, which I adhered to fairly well in 2022, might get derailed, due to unpredictable eating patterns and a plan to decorate holiday cookies with family on Sunday. But, surprisingly, I stayed within specifications for both diet and exercise (both of which comprise what is known summarily as Dark Magic).

Today is Monday, the second day of 2022, and the Dark Magic was off the rails, in no small measure because I spent about an hour putting the new Peloton bike trainer through its paces, trying out several of it's ride features. It's outdoor distance and duration rides are not as good as those on Rouvy, using my Bluetooth smart bike trainer in the basement. But from a workout perspective, the Peloton gets 'er done. I burned about 800 calories in total, enough to "buy" myself a bowl of cereal with fruit and flax, as a reward.

I would love to help people improve their nutrition and health in 2023, now that I have my functional nutrition counseling certification.



I found and made a couple good recipes this weekend. Here they are...

Consider going vegan in the new year. It's fun!

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