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Fad Diets Part 3

Fad Diets Part 3

Guest Blogger Contribution.
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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Fad Diets

Fad Diets

Guest Blogger Contribution.
There are countless diets inundating our society and they are all wildly different - most are polar opposites; some heavily promote a certain food while others say to never eat that food. They all have an identifying trade name such as; Adkins, 80-10-10, South Beach, McDougall, Mediterranean, Engine 2, Paleo and so, so...

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Tips on Creating a Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

Tips on Creating a Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

Need some tips for preparing a whole-food, traditional Thanksgiving meal, but without the turkey? Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, "The Compassionate Cook" demonstrates many ways we can use plant foods as the centerpiece of our holiday meal. Stuffing squashes, using individual serving containers, layering foods, and meatless loaves are great ways to create a focal point for your...

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Is Raw or Cooked Food More Nutritious?

Is Raw or Cooked Food More Nutritious?

Raw plant food supplies many disease-fighting nutrients which also promote longevity, but are raw food diets more nutritious?  According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, consuming a raw diet is not more nutritious.  He responds by saying, "Eating an exclusively raw-food diet is a disadvantage."  He believes that, "Excluding all steamed vegetables and vegetable soups from your...

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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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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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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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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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Junk Food Desensitizes Reward Centers of the Brain

Junk Food Desensitizes Reward Centers of the Brain

"In the Western world, we have extended access to unhealthy food – nutrient-deficient processed food seems to be everywhere we turn. In such an environment, it is almost inevitable that we will become addicted, progressively gain weight, and suffer the health consequences. Only by removing the toxic, addictive foods from our diets and replacing them with health promoting foods can we break the cycle of toxic hunger and achieve excellent health."

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Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

If you're starting to get your little ones ready to head back to school, here are some school lunch comments from Dr. Pam Popper as she compares how our school lunch programs could be improved greatly by learning from the Japanese.  Watch Dr. Pam Popper's discussing School Lunches in Japan

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. Links

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Breaking the Food Seduction

Breaking the Food Seduction

Ever wonder why sweets, cheese, meats, etc., are so addicting and it's hard to cut back on or eliminate them? Dr. Neal Barnard explains the chemical process that's triggered when we eat these addictive foods in this 14 minute video clip. To start off you will need to learn first how to magnetize a baby. Stay tuned! 

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PCRM Power Plate Food Groups

PCRM Power Plate Food Groups

A whole-food, nutrient-rich, plant-based diet consists of natural, unprocessed foods that are grown and found in nature. This would include a variety of whole, intact grains, whole grain pasta and breads, starchy vegetables such as corn and potatoes, non-starchy and green leafy vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, minimally processed organic soy, and a small amount...

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