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Revolutionary Acts

ignore labels
By Pilar Gerasimo
Helpful tips for making sense of dubious food-marketing claims.
read labels
By Pilar Gerasimo
Pay less attention to your food's calorie count and focus more on the ingredients.
move it out
By Pilar Gerasimo
Most of us would rather not talk about poop, but it turns out that what exits your body is just as important as what goes in.
go for quality not quantity
By Pilar Gerasimo
When it comes to eating, an ounce of wonderful is far better than a whole mess of mediocrity.
care where food comes from
By Pilar Gerasimo
Why knowing your food's history can motivate you to consume more selectively.
savor what you eat
By Pilar Gerasimo
How you eat is as important as what you eat. Here's why.
go easy on the sugar and flour
By Pilar Gerasimo
These two ingredients have a starring role in most packaged foods we eat. More than any other culprit, they fuel our chronic-disease epidemic.
approach ADA guidelines
By Pilar Gerasimo
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — the country's largest nutritional professional society — is sponsored by Big Food.
Beware the USDA Food Guidelines
By Pilar Gerasimo
They're a whole lot healthier for Big Ag and Big Business than for humans. Focus on vegetables and other whole foods, and don't let the propaganda confuse you.
Watch Your Reactions
By Pilar Gerasimo
Up to 70 percent of adults are intolerant of dairy, gluten, or other dietary triggers. Learn if you’re one of them. Digestive, skin, joint, energy, and mood problems may be your first clue.
Have Breakfast
By Pilar Gerasimo
Let there be protein, produce, healthy fats, and fiber in it. A good breakfast wards off energy dips, brain fog, and afternoon cravings.
Learn to Cook
By Pilar Gerasimo
Get a dozen healthy, whole-food recipes under your belt, and your lifewill be forever changed. Start by mastering one.
Don't Fall for Fakery
By Pilar Gerasimo
Processed ingredients, sweeteners, and chemical additives inflame your body. Here’s how to keep it real.
Eat More Plants
By Pilar Gerasimo
There's a long list of phytonutrients and other good stuff in vegetables, fruits, and legumes that you can't get any other way. Put plants at the center of your plate for as many meals and snacks as you can.
Eat Fresh
By Pilar Gerasimo
Trade dead, packaged goods for foods that are fresh, alive, and full of high-vibe goodness. Figure out where to find them, learn to juice/slice/dice them, and eat them with great pleasure.
Brush and Floss
By Pilar Gerasimo
Your teeth and gums are a huge determining factor in your whole-body well-being. They're also an easy place to start demonstrating your commitment to whole-person health on a daily basis.
Rev-Act-21
By Pilar Gerasimo
Toxins, poisons, and other gunk have no place in the temple. Avoid artificial flavors, preservatives, colors, fragrances, petrochemicals, and other toxic ingredients whenever possible.
Aim for 85%
By Pilar Gerasimo
You don't have to make 100% healthy choices all the time. It's what you do most of the time — day in, day out — that counts.
Fake it till you make it
By Pilar Gerasimo
Don’t yet see yourself as a super-healthy person? Experiment with doing a little of what you’d do if you were already supremely healthy and fit. As often as you can, act as if your commitment were unwavering.
Focus on the fundamentals
By Pilar Gerasimo
Drink water, eat good food, move, rest, relax, connect. Don’t sweat the more complex stuff until you’ve got a grip on the basics.
Reap the rewards
By Pilar Gerasimo
Look and feel better, sure. But also think better, smell better, give better, love better, live better, be better.
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