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Don't Worry... Be Healthy!

Don't Worry... Be Healthy!
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Do you consider yourself health conscious? Do you ever worry about getting enough nutrients? It seems common for the health conscious to seek out foods with the best and most nutrients. In the beginning of my Type-1 diabetes journey, I was completely clueless about nutrition. I knew of the words "protein" and "vitamins",...
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Hot New Food Trend is Totally Vegan Friendly

Hot New Food Trend is Totally Vegan Friendly
Move over bacon, bowl-style meals are among the hottest new food trends. Best of all, bowls are a plant-friendly way to get in all the Beans, Greens, Squash, and Yams our body requires for energy and optimal health. In years gone by, animal protein took center stage on the American dinner plate. The ever-present potatoes...
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How to Limit Your Exposure to Arsenic in Rice

How to Limit Your Exposure to Arsenic in Rice
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says rice is the leading cause of inorganic arsenic exposure for infants in the United States. "Relative to body weight, rice intake for infants, primarily through infant rice cereal, is about three times greater than for adults. Moreover, national intake data show that people consume the most rice (relative...
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Fad Diets Part 3

Fad Diets Part 3
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This is part 3 in the Fad Diets series. Please also see Part 1 and Part 2. During the 1970's I worked as a repair technician at a high-end audiophile shop. I loved working with that equipment. It was all handcrafted works of art composed from the heart of its designer. The design...
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DIY Gift for a WFPB Mom

DIY Gift for a WFPB Mom
It's Mother's Day weekend and time to show appreciation for all the women in our lives who've mentored and nurtured us.  What better way to express our gratitude than with a gift that will show how much we value having "mom" around for many years to come? We know that eating a low-fat, whole-food plant-based...
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nice
Thursday, July 28 2016 01:12
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Is Oil Really a Processed Food?

Is Oil Really a Processed Food?
Oil can be a controversial subject among plant-based diet advocates. There are many who believe that omitting meat, eggs, milk, and other animal products like cheese and yogurt is enough of a dietary change to improve our health. I wholeheartedly agree that removing all animal products from our diet is an important step towards maintaining...
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Chris Dove
Even tofu is too processed for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS6pSnejzZU
Wednesday, December 27 2017 11:46
Marky Yvanovich
Nice video. I agree that tofu is too processed. Dr Greger has this easy tip on whether something is too processed: If anything g... Read More
Wednesday, December 27 2017 12:15
Chris Dove
Tofu has even more protein and fat than the bean itself which is a rich food to begin with. And at 9% carbohydrate, makes it almos... Read More
Wednesday, December 27 2017 12:20
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Use Caution with Seaweed Consumption

Use Caution with Seaweed Consumption
"Under the sea / Darling it's better / down where it's wetter." And if you're a fish or even a Little Mermaid, that's probably true. But for those of us with two legs firmly planted on land, not everything is better under the sea. Some foods from "down where it's wetter" might be better left...
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What's for Passover? Potatoes?

What's for Passover? Potatoes?
Vegans and others following a plant-based diet may face challenges during the seven days of Passover. If they are from the Ashkenazic tradition of Judaism, not only is leavening prohibited, but chametz (wheat, oats, rye, barley, and spelt) and kitniyot (all legumes including green beans, plus rice, corn, millet, and many other seeds) are also avoided. Omnivores...
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Following the Finns to Find Finer Health

Following the Finns to Find Finer Health
The Mediterranean region of the world is famous for its supposed Mediterranean diet. An emphasis on whole plant foods — fresh vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, and replacing butter with a plant-based oil — gives the Mediterranean diet some strength. But who would have thought of Finland as a leader in health? In the 1970s,...
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Let the Chef and the Dietitian Inspire You!

Let the Chef and the Dietitian Inspire You!
You may already be familiar with Chef Abbie Jaye (Chef AJ) and Julieanna Hever; two multi-talented and well-known culinary instructors, speakers, authors and television personalities in the plant-based diet community -- but have you seen their 60+ episodes of The Chef and the Dietitian on YouTube? This lively duo not only demonstrates how to make quick...
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Which Beans Contain the Most Antioxidants?

Which Beans Contain the Most Antioxidants?
Beans have sustained a multitude of different cultures for many centuries and have been been called “the cornerstone of every longevity diet in the world." Due to their many health benefits, beans are an essential component of a whole-food, low-fat, plant-based diet. Beans are not only an excellent source of protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, and...
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Life saving information
Wednesday, January 27 2016 04:37
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Losing Weight With Chef AJ is Fun and Delicious!

Losing Weight With Chef AJ is Fun and Delicious!
Have you tried counting calories and carbs to lose weight...but have failed...only to gain back the weight you lost...plus more? Because calorie-restricted diets still allow high-fat, calorie-dense and highly-palatable meals containing animal products, processed foods, sugar, salt, and oils...the root of the problem (food addictions) is not resolved. Any weight that is lost is only...
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