Book Review ~ The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
~Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT

Snowshoers require nutritional precision.Hever - Plant-Based Nutrition

The arduous nature of our “Silent Sport” mandates awareness and discipline when it comes to nutrition, training, recovery and rest, hence, the innate beauty of snowshoeing.

A plant-based, whole foods diet represents the most advantageous solution to achieving and sustaining optimum wellness – which translates to enhanced snowshoeing experiences.

Hever’s masterpiece adroitly condenses voluminous information with the precision of a surgeon.


Documentary Review ~ To Your Health

~Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT
& Jesse Pomeroy

To truly live a vibrant and authentic life one must honor the sanctity of optimum wellness.

The value you place on your health is in part a reflection of your food choices. Use a full-length mirror to reveal the outer truth and start thinking from the inside out.

A plant-based, whole foods diet consists of unrefined, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.

These represent the new four food groups for vitality and optimal health.

Scientists have stretched hypotheses and technology to ridiculous lengths to dissect individual nutrients in their quests to discover and define optimal health.

This exhaustive approach is a losing proposition.Continue

Book Review ~ Thrive Foods

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
~Benjamin Franklin

Proactive health insurance begins with the food you consume each day.

Caloric needs vary per person based on a number of variables but snowshoers and other endurance athletes should be eating more than most people. The majority of your daily caloric intake should come from nutrient-dense foods.

Nutrient density is the ratio of nutrients per calorie [unit of energy]. It is the ratio of micronutrients per macronutrients. Micronutrients represent the measure of food value. Your goal is to achieve the most nutritional bang for your caloric buck – make each bite count!image

Thrive Foods is Brendan Brazier’s latest gem and builds upon the stress-busting, energy-boosting approach to nutrition first introduced his his acclaimed bestseller The Thrive Diet.


The Price of Convenience ~ Part One

“Never assume the obvious is true.”
~William Safire

It seems logical that most humans would desire to live long, healthy and productive lives.
Clearly this is not the case.

image001 Sit virtually anywhere and view for one hour the overwhelming evidence with your own eyes. If you still wonder why the healthcare system in North America is in the toilet take another look about you.

Perhaps even you bitch about the prohibitive cost of medical care, the lack of bedside manner, being treated like an object on a conveyor belt in a production facility, paying higher premiums for less coverage and the rest of it.

Now ask yourself why you chose to pay through the nose for medical care that treats symptoms rather than the causation.image The beauty of being a human being is our ability to make choices.

Couple that with the fact that your remarkable body has the innate ability to heal itself – only if you allow it – and the road to wellness seems a simple one.

The principles of naturopathic medicine utilize the fundamental components of health [biochemistry, biomechanics, and mental predisposition] to assist you in restoring the balance requisite to meet the definition of health.

It is a distinctive approach to health and healing that empowers you to become responsible for your health.