Dairy-Free Diets exclude the consumption of milk and all milk-based products, such as yogurt and cheese. The natural function of milk is to provide the nutrition necessary for the growth and development of young offspring. All female mammals produce milk and the name “Mammal” derives from “Mammary”, which is the gland responsible for milk production. … Continue reading “Dairy-Free Diet”

Low Glycemic Diets are dietary regimens that minimize the consumption of sugar and other easily digestible carbohydrates (eg. refined flour, cereals or mashed potatoes). The purpose of the Low Glycemic Diets are to prevent large spikes in blood glucose (sugar) concentrations. Individuals with Type 2 diabetes have difficulty regulating their blood glucose levels, and Low … Continue reading “Low Glycemic Diet”

A Vegetarian Diet is a primarily plant-based diet that is devoid of meats, fish and poultry. Unlike a vegans, vegetarians allow themselves to eat certain types of animal-derived products, such as eggs and dairy. Pesca-vegetarianism is a form of vegetarianism that also allows for the consumption of fish and other types of seafood. There are … Continue reading “Vegetarian Diet”

Vegan Diets are plant-based diets that exclude all animal products, including eggs and dairy. Strict versions of Veganism also exclude insect-derived products, such as honey. Many Vegan diets also exclude heavily-processed foods, such as refined starches and sugars. Veganism is purported to have many positive health benefits and is becoming an increasingly popular dietary choice in … Continue reading “Vegan Diet”

The Paleo (Paleolithic) Diet is designed around the types of food that were most likely consumed by ancient hunter gatherer peoples. The core concept of the Paleo Diet is that for the bulk of human evolution, our diet consisted of meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, tubers and unprocessed grains. Therefore, our bodies and metabolic systems have evolved to … Continue reading “Paleo Diet”