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Part IV: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements
It's amazing how much the media and popular culture affect our health concerns . Oil in our diet is one example. For decades no one gave a thought to their fat intake. That changed in the sixties when the American Heart Association came out with recommendations to switch from saturated fats like butter and lard...
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Part III: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

Part III: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?
Iron.  Iron is a necessary mineral in our diet that can be found in both meat and plants; however not all iron is created equal. Iron  comes in two forms: heme iron which comes from animal products and non-heme iron which comes from plant sources. Whole grains, legumes and dark green leafy vegetables provide the type...
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Part II: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

Part II: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?
Fear of weak bones is what drives concerns about calcium intake. But calcium alone doesn't build strong bones. Exercise, Vitamin D, and a variety of vitamins and minerals from whole plant foods all strengthen our skeletal system. As the muscles work during exercise, they pull on the bones, signaling our bodies to build up bone...
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Part I: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

Part I: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?
As a dietician, Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN  advocates for a whole-foods plant-based diet in order to get sufficient protein. "Nature has made sure we are protected against a protein deficiency , as all whole, natural foods are abundant in protein. Whole grains, starchy vegetables, vegetables, and legumes are all excellent sources of high-quality...
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Want Glowing Skin? Eat lots of Fruits & Veggies!

Want Glowing Skin? Eat lots of Fruits & Veggies!
When someone truly feels great, they radiate well-being from their skin. It's called a "healthy glow," and we'd all like to have it. That's one reason why tanning became so popular; people are trying to achieve that "glow." I can tell you the secret of radiant skin, and you won't need extensive exposure to UV...
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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!
Pink Lady. Braeburn. Ginger Gold. Fuji. Red Delicious. Gala. It's fall and farmer's markets abound with apples. Your refrigerator produce drawer should likewise be overflowing with these powerful packages of nature's nutrients! Science backs up the many health benefits of consuming apples. Apples reduce the risk of some cancers, particularly lung cancer.  As if that...
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Be a Part of the Plant-Pure Nation Movement!

Be a Part of the Plant-Pure Nation Movement!
Have you ever wanted to shout, "What is the truth?!" as you sift through the conflicting health advice available on the internet and elsewhere? If so, then you'll want to watch  PlantPure Nation . This documentary will not only show you the truth about how to achieve optimal health, but will help explain WHY it's...
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Are Allergies Linked to Nutritional Factors?

Woman With Allergies Sneezing
As someone who suffered from asthma and allergies since childhood, I'm very familiar with the tight breathing, the nasal congestion, and the throat irritation associated with those conditions. For most of my life, I'd eaten what I thought was a pretty "healthy" diet. I ate my fruits and veggies. (Well, okay... I ate fruit; I...
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What Percentage of Americans Eat Healthy?

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Antioxidants in Coffee vs. Vegetables

Antioxidants in Coffee vs. Vegetables
Over the years, many of my patients have been addicts. Of course, they don't think of themselves that way. The word "addict" is pretty loaded and usually suggests something illegal. But coffee addiction is perfectly legal, and in fact, many people think that their morning cup of joe is actually a health food! I can...
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Do our Food Choices Influence Hot Flashes?

Do our Food Choices Influence Hot Flashes?
Hot flashes are a classic symptom of menopause here in the United States. Understandably, many women have concerns regarding hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to the increased risk of blood clots, strokes, heart disease, dementia, high blood pressure, weight gain, depression and uterine, breast and ovarian cancer. So what's a woman to do? Carry a...
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Flush Away Constipation with Fiber!

Flush Away Constipation with Fiber!
Once the diaper stage is over, no one really talks to us about our bowel habits. And if we have questions, who is there to ask? That's where I can help out. In my medical practice, I see patients all the time who are constipated . Quite a few of them know that they have...
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