Category: Health

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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Healthful Diets Reduce Depression Symptoms

Healthful Diets Reduce Depression Symptoms

Healthful diets reduce depressive symptoms, according to a meta-analysis published in Psychosomatic Medicine. Researchers reviewed 16 studies that reported effects of healthful dietary interventions on depression and anxiety. Diets that reduced the intake of fatty foods, such as processed meats, and increased fruit and vegetable consumption led to significantly decreased symptoms of depression, compared with control diets. Increased intake of […]

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How to Boost DNA Repair with Produce

How to Boost DNA Repair with Produce

Every hour, there are 800 incidents of DNA damage in our bodies. Which foods help us patch back up: apples, broccoli, celery, choy sum, lemons, lettuce, oranges, persimmons, or strawberries? Read full article: https://nutritionfacts.org/2019/01/31/how-to-boost-dna-repair-with-produce/ 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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Vegan Diet Helped Cure Husband’s Gout

Vegan Diet Helped Cure Husband’s Gout

Brandi Doming is the creator of the blog THE VEGAN 8, which she started after her husband was diagnosed with gout. Switching to a vegan diet completely cured him. Her new cookbook of the same name (published by Oxmoor House; on sale now) shares her story and 100 simple, delicious recipes with 8 ingredients or less (not including salt, pepper […]

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Vegan Diet Best for Gut Hormones and Satiety

Vegan Diet Best for Gut Hormones and Satiety

A vegan diet is best for gastrointestinal hormones and satiety, according to a study published in Nutrients. These hormones help regulate blood sugar, fullness, and weight management. Researchers, including the Physicians Committee’s clinical research director Hana Kahleova, M.D., compared a calorie and macronutrient-matched vegan meal with a meal composed of meat and cheese on hormone levels and after-meal satisfaction among […]

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Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins

Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins

One week on a plant-based diet can significantly drop blood levels of homocysteine, a toxin associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Without vitamin B12 supplementation, though, a long-term plant-based diet could make things worse. 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 Image credit: https://theheartysoul.com/3-vitamins-prevent-brain-loss/

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Is Peanut Butter Good for You?

Is Peanut Butter Good for You?

The standard recipe for peanut butter is pretty simple: peanuts. Yet, different brands may add other ingredients to change flavor, texture, or even alter its nutritional profile. Some of these additives can be questionable. And others can be downright dangerous. Where and how the peanuts used for peanut butter are grown can also affect the healthfulness of the end product. Here […]

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