Category: Health

Alternative Medicines to Consider For Your Health Journey

Alternative Medicines to Consider For Your Health Journey

If you have health issues sometimes traditional medicine won’t provide relief. If this is the case for you then there is another option. It might be time to step into the worlds of alternative medicine. While they might seem a little off the beaten path, these health practices or treatments might be what you’re looking for. If you’re interested in […]

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World Plant Milk Day is August 22nd

World Plant Milk Day is August 22nd

Founded in 2017, World Plant Milk Day is an international celebration which highlights the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of switching from dairy to plant-based dairy alternatives. Macadamia nut-based milk producer milkadamia is celebrating the holiday with its special “14 Reasons Why Moo Is Moot” social media campaign. Each day leading up to August 22nd the company posts a […]

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5 Plant-Based Foods to Build Leaner Muscles

5 Plant-Based Foods to Build Leaner Muscles

Vegan living is known for its significant benefits in one’s long-term health. While more and more health-conscious people are now into plant-based nutrition, other fitness enthusiasts seemed to be wary of whether this kind of diet can sustain the amount of workout they’ll do, especially when it comes to building lean muscles. The thing is, animal products are not even […]

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How to make your dairy-free switch for good last

How to make your dairy-free switch for good last

When I’m at the rink, people know that I’m a vegan hockey player and many approach to ask what I eat and drink while training and recovering. A couple players–one male and one female–tried ditching dairy and eating vegan but encountered unexpected results that led to abandoning their diet change. One says he was starving all the time while the […]

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Plant-Based Diet Leads to Crohn’s Disease Remission

Plant-Based Diet Leads to Crohn’s Disease Remission

Plant-based diets may lead to a remission in Crohn’s disease, according to a case study published in Nutrients. Clinicians followed a patient with Crohn’s disease whose condition did not reach remission after more than a year of intravenous treatment. During his second year of treatment, the patient removed all animal products and processed foods from his diet for a 40-day […]

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Kidney Stones and Spinach, Chard & Beet Greens

Kidney Stones and Spinach, Chard & Beet Greens

Given their oxalate content, how much is too much spinach, chard, beet greens, chaga mushroom powder, almonds, cashews, star fruit, and instant tea? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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Which B12 Is Right For You?

Which B12 Is Right For You?

Vitamin B12, also called “cobalamin,” is one of the eight water-soluble vitamins that play a key role in the metabolism of every cell in the human body, and is especially important in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells. Only bacteria have the enzymes needed for the synthesis of various forms […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

Top 10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

Everyone has their own reasons for ditching dairy. Personal health, sustainability, ethics…many of these valid reasons fall into one of these categories. However, if you’re struggling in your commitment, or need some talking points to help others make the switch, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 compelling reasons to ditch dairy. At least one (if not all) is […]

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Here Comes the Sun…and Vitamin D

Here Comes the Sun…and Vitamin D

It’s spring in all its magnificent splendor, which means it’s time to get outside to soak up all that vitamin D that you missed during the winter months. One of the downsides of my return to life as a hockey player instead of as a cyclist is that by being a rink rat, I don’t get enough vitamin D the […]

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New Study Exonerates Refined Grains

New Study Exonerates Refined Grains

A new study published this week in Advances in Nutrition, a peer-reviewed medical journal from the American Society of Nutrition, boldly substantiates that refined grains have gotten a bad rap.  Extensive analyses of the existing body of published studies show that refined grain consumption is not associated with any of the chronic diseases to which it usually is attributed.  As a result, […]

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