Entries by Barry Honeycombe

“That is not what I ordered” – Getting Plant-Based food in restaurants

I’ve been meaning to write this article for quite some time. The longer I leave it, the more information and more disappointment, I have to share. It is not difficult, I do not eat meat, fish, or dairy.  in other words anything that has a face or mother. When I eat out, which I do quite often, […]

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The A-Z of Plantalicious Ingredients – G is for Garlic

  As a child, I could eat onions of any kind.  At family events, I’d be the child eating the very hot crunchy pickled onions.  My father would steep raw onions in vinegar for us to have with salads on Sunday evenings.  I loved them.  In terms of garlic, I’d not tasted fresh garlic at […]

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The National Health Service – Is it a National Disease Service and what will really precipitate change?

Is this a familiar scenario for you?   You struggle to get an appointment with your doctor you sit in the waiting room surrounded by ill people you have a few precious minutes with your doctor the doctor’s attitude seems to be “I need to treat the symptoms that this person is presenting” after an […]

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Plant-based eating – Does it improve athletic performance?

Ok. So I am a sample of 1, but if my experiences are anything to go by, the answer is yes. Yes – My athletic performance and recovery are both massively improved on a plant- based diet. Ok – So I am not known for my athletic prowess, BUT….I have found that I do not […]

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The A-Z of Plantalicious Ingredients – F is for Fennel

I loved aniseed balls as a kid.  I used to go up to the shop at the far end of Mayes Lane buy a “quater” or 4 oz of them and devour them within minutes.   I could not get enough of that exotic aniseed flavour.  At college I drank Pernod, thinking myself rather sophisticated, […]

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Meatless Monday – what will you eat? Try it and tell me how you get on.

I’ve tweeted a lot about Meatless Mondays before. It is an initiative that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet. Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns Inc. in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for […]

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Cancer – Fighting Cancer with antioxidants, but from our food or a pill?

When I was a child no one spoke about cancer.  I can remember it really being a really taboo subject, more like “the disease that shall not be named”, or just referred to almost out of my hearing as “The Big C”. Nowadays, you can’t open a newspaper or watch a news bulletin, without cancer […]

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Carbohydrates – Why Do So Many People Believe That Carbohydrates Are Bad for Them?

The diet industry has convinced many that carbohydrates are bad for you. Thus, we’ve seen the introduction of many low carb or even no carb diets. But what the people who promote these diets aren’t telling you is that not having enough carbs in your diet can put a person’s body into a state of […]

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A Day with Dr Esselstyn at the Cleveland Clinic – Notes from Carol Hagan

Here are Carol Hagan’s notes from her day at the Cleveland Clinic with Dr Esselstyn: Dr. Esselstyn and his wife are the most kind and giving people.  Why do I say that?  Dr. Esselstyn contacts each of the patients in the session 10 days before the session to review their health history and to “get in […]

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Carol Hagan’s Lunch at The Cleveland Clinic with Dr Esselstyn

Ann Esselstyn demonstrated how to make this fantastic collard green sushi. She’ll have a cookbook coming in September. Lentil and butternut/carrot/ginger soup was served in kale lined bowls. Fruit was served with citrus, mint and ginger garnishes. Who would not enjoy this? Veg wraps were part of the lunch fare for patients learning how to […]

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