Category: Diet & Nutrition

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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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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