Category: Health

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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Spring Forward to a Slimmer You with Healthy, Fiber-Filled foods

Spring Forward to a Slimmer You with Healthy, Fiber-Filled foods

Spring is a great time to enjoy all the bounty of the season. When you eat foods that are in season, they are not only more affordable, they are also fresher and packed with the highest amount of flavor and nutritional value. It’s also a great time to consider shedding those extra winter pounds. Spring is actually the best time […]

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History of the Term ‘Whole Food, Plant-Based’

History of the Term ‘Whole Food, Plant-Based’

The following article was reprinted with permission from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (nutritionstudies.org) In the early 1980s, about 1982 or so, I had a great opportunity to contribute to two quite substantial institutions, 1) as a member of a 13-member expert committee of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that wrote the first ‘official’ document […]

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Vegan Diets Reduce the Risk for Chronic Disease

Vegan Diets Reduce the Risk for Chronic Disease

People following vegan diets are less likely to develop chronic diseases, compared with other dietary groups, according to a study funded by the NIH/National Cancer Institute. Researchers analyzed the diets of those following vegan, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, and non-vegetarian eating patterns and tracked several health biomarkers. Based on those biomarkers, the vegan group had the lowest risk for cancer, heart […]

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Eating Plant-Based Saved Him from Heart Surgery

Eating Plant-Based Saved Him from Heart Surgery

In 2013 Paul Chatlin was diagnosed with heart disease. He was told by his doctor that, instead of undergoing surgery, he could cure his condition with a nutrition change. His change to a whole food, plant-based diet was incredibly successful and impacted his life far beyond his health. More information: https://www.hope-theproject.com  

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5 Plant-Based Foods that Keep you Healthy, Strong, and Vibrant

5 Plant-Based Foods that Keep you Healthy, Strong, and Vibrant

Certified Nutritional Health Counselor, Sara Siskind has put together some of her favorite plant-based, whole foods that she makes sure to include in her eating routine. Leafy Greens Leafy Greens such as collard greens, bok choy, swiss chard, kale and mustard greens are one of the most nutrient dense foods containing the least amount of calories. Whether you are looking to watch […]

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Wheatgrass Juice for Ulcerative Colitis

Wheatgrass Juice for Ulcerative Colitis

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found wheatgrass juice to be safe and effective in the treatment of an inflammatory bowel disease. Read full article: https://nutritionfacts.org/2019/02/28/wheatgrass-juice-put-to-the-test/ 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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