Category: Health

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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Largest Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Links Dairy and Disease

Largest Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Links Dairy and Disease

More than 30 years ago, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with researchers at Oxford University and the Chinese Government, embarked upon one of the most comprehensive studies of nutrition and health ever conducted. Known as the China Project, this landmark study combined with laboratory findings conclusively demonstrated the dangers of a diet high […]

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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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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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