Question is, do you recognise your body’s tell-tale warning sign for abnormally high stress levels? Continue reading
Mention you’re on a plant-based vegan diet to your friends in Singapore and I betcha 90% of the time you get cute lil inquisitive remarks like these:
“Won’t you get cold and weak easily?”
“But a Vegan diet won’t work cos you’d be too Yin. There’s no Yang in your diet!”
Not surprisingly since there are only a handful of vegans anywhere, Singapore too obviously, the examples of poor health and nutrition tend to stand out because they’re, oh say, on a RESTRICTED diet that provides insufficient nutrients, and contains just plants without the valuable energy from meat… Continue reading
“Good health is about being able to fully enjoy the time we do have. It is about being as functional as possible throughout our entire lives avoiding crippling, painful and lengthy battles with disease. There are many better ways to die and live.”
Most people know that eating too much meat isn’t good for their health. But where they make the mistake is underestimating the effects of their own meat intake on their diets.
I’m going to tell you exactly why removing meat and animal-based products completely from your diet is really going to be in YOUR best interest. Fullstop. Continue reading
On why tofu is a godsend for the Vata body…
It’s dawn on me recently to lift my silly short-sighted stigma on soy and eat more tofu. Maybe its the overemphasis these days on getting your greens, or eating a variety of colors on your plate that I’ve completely left out the consideration of bulking up on the protein too. I suspect its the lack of protein rich foods like such that makes my muscles feel sore for days after an especially tiring yoga workout.
I’m referring to a prevalent style of vegetarian food, more likely observed at eateries or hotels that cater mostly to patrons on conventional meaty diets. Save for a small handful of serious vegan/vegetarian food businesses run by vegans/vegetarians that know what its like to eat and live a completely meat-free diet, I’d say most of these mainstream restaurants painfully and wrongly assume that we vegans/vegetarians would necessarily like to eat like meat-eaters. Continue reading
Wow, lots of things happened the past week. I only regret not having taken photos worthy of being uploaded to show for it. First big thing that happened was International Raw Food Day on Thursday the 11th, which I was really happy to be a part of. People who know a bit about my diet know that I’m not exactly a raw food advocate, especially given my Vata spaciness and flightiness, which makes me favor a grounding diet of hearty and warm foods. But this event was such a great opportunity for me because it was a chance for me to be around the raw food people who have such a bundle of positive energy (that comes from all the extra pranic energy they gain?) and to learn from different perspectives of healthy-eating. Continue reading
My posts tend to contain quite a bit of intellectual discussion and I thought upon reflecting how lengthy my previous posts have been , that I might better start with photo topic so as not to put off readers who came here because of the pic. Hurrah! Visual feast before intellectual stimulation 😀
So I had a packet of fresh, grated coconut left all cold and alone in the fridge and decided to make coconut chutney out of it. The problem sometimes with some of the Indian stir-fry veg recipes is that they only call for 2 tablespoons of grated coconut. Of course you could freeze the rest of your coconut in 2 tablespoonful size portions but I didn’t see the point of doing so this time, because, ah well, my sense of commitment to preserving anything that comes out of a packet/bottle/tin isn’t as strong. Well its pasteurized so it’s not gonna spoil thaat fast. Continue reading
Eating For Your Body’s Constitution
When I started eating vegan/plant-based, I felt the imperative to make sure I would stay vegan indefinitely. This, for me, meant eating as naturally as possible, choosing whole foods over refined foods mostly, keeping meals interesting so as to avoid the awkward scenario of craving or missing animal foods, and also taking measure to avoid deficiencies. I spent my first six months subscribing to ideas of eating raw, thinking that healthy-eating entailed less processing and so less cooking, also choosing high-fibre foods (whole wheat, brown rice), eating significantly more legumes for protein, and leafy green vegetables since these were prized for their detoxing qualities. These healthy eating discourses are after all most readily accessible and conspicuous, which I thought to follow in spite of my own sense of intuitive eating.
Sound familiar to most of the eating healthy discourses out there? Continue reading