Category: Diet & Nutrition

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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Kick Diabetes Essentials: The Diet and Lifestyle Guide

Kick Diabetes Essentials: The Diet and Lifestyle Guide

In KICK DIABETES ESSENTIALS: A Diet and Lifestyle Guide, registered dietitian Brenda Davis intricately explains why and how a whole-foods, plant-based diet can greatly improve the quality of life for anyone with this condition and may, in many cases, even reverse type 2 diabetes. As lead nutritionist with the Diabetes and Wellness Project in the Marshall Islands for over ten […]

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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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