Category: Diet & Nutrition

Slow Your Beating Heart: Beans vs. Exercise

Slow Your Beating Heart: Beans vs. Exercise

A cup a day of beans, chickpeas, or lentils for three months may slow resting heart rate as much as 250 hours on a treadmill. ?More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, How Not to Diet, and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller

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Milk Consumption Is Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Milk Consumption Is Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, which typically strikes children and young adults, is an autoimmune disease in which our own immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of our pancreas. Is it the casein or the cow insulin that explains the link between milk consumption and the development of type I diabetes? Read full article: https://nutritionfacts.org/2019/11/26/milk-consumption-is-linked-to-type-1-diabetes/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org […]

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Neurotoxicity Effects of Star Fruit

Neurotoxicity Effects of Star Fruit

Star fruit contains a neurotoxin known as caramboxin that can cause irreversible brain damage at high enough doses. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, How Not to Diet, and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller More information: Why You Should Avoid Eating Starfruit

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How A Vegan Diet Can Help Your Body Heal Itself

How A Vegan Diet Can Help Your Body Heal Itself

Some new studies that have come out in the past years make the argument that diet impacts our health in a number of ways. Many studies now explain that meat- and dairy-heavy meals can contribute to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and more. Many highly respected scientists, dietitians, and physicians say that we can actually not only prevent these illnesses […]

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Soy Freely: Alleviating Fears About This Therapeutic Plant Protein

Soy Freely: Alleviating Fears About This Therapeutic Plant Protein

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and maligned plant proteins is soy. I hear it in the locker room all the time. Men are refusing to eat soy in any form because they fear growing breasts or limit their intake of soy milk, tofu, edamame and tempeh thinking they need to restrict their “consumption of estrogen.” Women fear that soy […]

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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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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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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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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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