May 232012
 

I loved Cindy Bradley’s Feb. 8 Going Vegan in the Herald Times.  She and her husband experimented with a plant-based diet to cope with his digestion problems. The two-week experiment yielded a drastic improvement in symptoms of Cindy’s arthritis.  She was able to make a fist for the first time in years and swelling in her right ankle disappeared.  Not bad for a two-week experiment, considering the diet was neither difficult nor expensive.

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Feb 142012
 

So what happens at night? That’s when our bodies get a chance to do some housekeeping. We aren’t putting food in. We aren’t balancing on those small feet. We aren’t attending to every sight, sound, and thought that arises. So the body gets to tend to the effects of what we’ve done during the day, it gets to clean up.

My usual schedule is an early evening meal (6:00 pm) and breakfast about 14 hours later (8:00 am). I love breakfast and eat according to my appetite and energy needs. You might say that my digestive system fasts between the evening meal and the first food in the morning. The earlier you eat in the evening, the longer the fast until break-fast. Continue reading »