Welcome to Good Food UnEarthed!

On this site, you can learn about the diet and lifestyle practices that lead to optimal health and well-being, based on sound scientific evidence. This website and services provided are certified whole food, plant-based by WFPB.org.

“WFPB.ORG is an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers sustainable health for humans and planet through a plant-based lifestyle.”

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Check out the Whole Food Nutrition section to learn more about a whole food, plant-based diet. Link up to informative websites to read scientific peer-reviewed articles, or watch videos from leading researchers such as Dr. John McDougall, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Michael Greger, and Dr. Neal Barnard in the section Nutritional Education Videos.

Learn about beneficial lifestyle practices, such as yin yoga, meditation, gardening and conscientious travel in the Lifestyle section.

Read articles that propose rethinking concepts, such as Ditch the Disease, in the Ditch the Itch Blog.

Want to begin making the change over to a whole food, plant-based diet and stress-free lifestyle practices? Check out the Work With Me section. My services are Whole Food, Plant-Based Certified and Starch Solution Certified.

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May you enjoy health and happiness all the days of your life!


INSPIRING QUOTES


"We are sent into the world to live to the full everything that awakens within us and everything that comes toward us.

(...) The shape of each soul is different. There is a secret destiny for each person.

(...) We need to feel the dream with the wonder of a child approaching a threshold of discovery. When we rediscover our childlike nature, we enter into a world of gentle possibility. Consequently, we will find ourselves more frequently at that place, at the place of ease, delight, and celebration. The false burdens fall away. We come into rhythm with ourselves. Our clay shape gradually learns to walk beautifully on this magnificent earth."

-John O'Donohue, excerpt from Anam Cara

WHEN I AM AMONG THE TREES

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks, and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, ‘Stay while.’
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, ‘It’s simple,’ they say,
’and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.’
— Mary Oliver, Devotions
Gather food with compassion. Prepare food with compassion. Offer it with compassion. And eat it with compassion. We give food to our bodies so that we can make use of our brains and bodies. This body we feed is our tool. We can use it to experience life fully, and to act in ways that are beneficial.
— Good Food UnEarthed
...many lives have a mystical sense, but not everyone reads it right; more often than not it is given to us in cryptic form, and when we fail to decipher it we despair because our lives seem meaningless… the secret of a great life is often a man’s success in deciphering the mysterious symbols vouchsafed to him, understanding them, and so learning to walk in the true path.
— Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, The Oak and The Calf
We live and act, and everything we do goes into what we think at the present moment, so that at death the mind is the sum of everything we have done and everything we still desire to do.
— Eknath Easwaran
A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
— Albert Einstein
Each year, you are reborn. You create and destroy nearly your entire body weight in new cells every year. Every day, about fifty billion of your cells die, and about fifty billion new cells are born to keep you in balance.
— Dr. Michael Greger