Category: Health

In Defense of the Potato

In Defense of the Potato

Potatoes are at the top of the carbohydrate list with about 90% of the calories from appetite-satisfying carbohydrates. Beef, fish, chicken, butter and olive oil are a few examples of commonly consumed foods with no carbohydrates. More information: https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/videos/mcdougalls-moments/potato/

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Can Microbes Save the World?

Can Microbes Save the World?

Elysabeth Alfano talks to the CEOs of Sustainable Bioproducts, BlueNalu and Stray Dog Capital to answer this question. It’s a Brave New World. Truly. I believe we are living in the time of incredible transition. Just as the invention of the car changed the world to what it is today, the innovation of tasty plant-based meat and dairy alternatives will […]

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But where do you get your protein?

But where do you get your protein?

As a pro vegan bodybuilder, I hear this question so often it has actually become like a punch line. I have been vegan for over 10 years and was vegetarian for 10 years prior to going vegan. Like most people on a plant-based diet we often get asked this question so in this article I am going to tell you […]

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Interview with Dr. Terry Mason

Interview with Dr. Terry Mason

COO of Illinois’ Cook County Department of Public Health, Dr. Terry Mason, sits down with Awesome Vegans Podcast Host Elysabeth Alfano to explain what our bodies need.  Comparing our bodies to machines that need care and upkeep, just like with a car, Dr. Mason explains that you need to give it the right inputs for it to run well. In 2004, Mason was […]

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15 Tips for Going Vegan

15 Tips for Going Vegan

So you’re a new vegan. Congrats! You’re doing something great for your body, the planet, and the animals. But changing your lifestyle is hard – especially getting started. Well, rest easy. Meg Donahue, co-founder of MamaSezz (https://www.mamasezz.com) and nutritionist is here to get you going with some of her best beginner’s tips for going vegan, from staying satisfied with plant-based […]

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Is Green Tea Safe During Pregnancy?

Is Green Tea Safe During Pregnancy?

Matcha tea one of the most loved green teas in the world. There are numerous benefits attached to taking matcha tea, including improving heart health, boosting energy levels, resolving inflammation, acting as an antioxidant, not to mention, supporting weight loss. While all these are admirable benefits, the consumption of matcha tea has raised some concerns among pregnant women. Ideally, matcha […]

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Plant-Based Diet Alleviates Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Plant-Based Diet Alleviates Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

A plant-based diet comprised of fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes may alleviate painful symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition. Researchers with the Physicians Committee reviewed clinical trials and observational studies and found strong and consistent evidence that a plant-based dietary pattern can reduce inflammation and improve symptoms associated […]

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City of Pittsburgh Turns to Plants to Help First Responders

City of Pittsburgh Turns to Plants to Help First Responders

The City of Pittsburgh, American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), insurance leader Highmark, and plant-based nutrition company Engine 2 are partnering to launch a month-long cardiovascular health challenge for City of Pittsburgh employees called Heart of a Hero Campaign, the first initiative of its kind in the country. Working in collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh’s CityFit Wellness & Benefits Team […]

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6 Tips to Improve Memory and Cognitive Function as a Vegan

6 Tips to Improve Memory and Cognitive Function as a Vegan

Memory loss is a common problem that affects people of all ages. However, these effects aggravate with age, which makes it crucial to consider memory boosting foods and supplements. Plant-based solutions are the most effective means of improving memory and brain function. Whether you are looking to improve your concentration in class, optimize your brain performance during exams or improve […]

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Is Anxiety a Problem For You? Tips to Manage It

Is Anxiety a Problem For You? Tips to Manage It

Across the world thousands of people deal with anxiety in their daily lives. Anxiety comes in tons of forms, big and small and can ruin your day, week, or even year. Being anxious is nothing to be ashamed of, though. In fact, anxiety is one of the most common problems people face across the globe. In adults and children, anxiety […]

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