Author Archive | vesantomelina


Acid-Base Balance (part 2): Kidneys, Muscles and Bones

In our September issue, we reviewed research related to acid-base balance and diet.┬áTo summarize: meats, dairy products, and grains are acid-forming, meaning that after these foods are digested and metabolized, they influence body fluids to be acidic.┬áThis is due to the particular mix of amino acids and minerals such as sulphur and phosphate. In contrast, […]

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Healthy Dining (encouraging restaurants to add vegan options)

We all love tasty food, enticing flavours and relaxing at restaurants with friends and family. We feel good about looking after our health, having compassion for animals and caring for the planet. What about doing all these things at the same time? Or is that combination virtually impossible? Vegetarian restaurants are an excellent option and […]

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Healthy, Delicious, and Easy (Family Meals)

At last we can celebrate spring and spend more time in the outdoors! Here is a list of simple or collaborative meals for when you return home. These and similar ideas are from Raising Vegetarian Children by J. Stepaniak and V. Melina (McGraw-Hill 2003). 1. Create a spread of make-your-own-tacos. Set out taco shells or […]

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