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These are Your Abs... on Plant Foods

These are Your Abs... on Plant Foods

Meet Frank Medrano...an exceptional and powerful bodybuilder known for his "superhuman" bodyweight calisthenics. Medrano's impressive ability to defy the law of gravity astounds many. Watch one of his amazing workouts here. What may be even more surprising is that Medrano's phenomenal fitness is exclusively powered by whole plant foods. Frank Medrano joins a growing number of...

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More Cardiologists Recommending Plant-Based Diet

More Cardiologists Recommending Plant-Based Diet

It's exciting to see more doctors learning how dietary excellence plays a major role in the prevention and reversal of disease!  Dr. Kim A. Williams, a cardiologist at Rush University in Chicago (and the next president of the American College of Cardiology), has embraced a whole-food, plant-based diet and now recommends it to his patients....

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But I Could Never Give up Meat-Dairy!

But I Could Never Give up Meat-Dairy!

After making the transition to a whole-food, plant-based diet, our renewed energy and wellness spurs our desire to share our new lifestyle with our family and friends. Unfortunately, our excitement many times is quickly subdued with blunt responses such as "I could never give up my meat, dairy, and eggs!" A closer examination of their...

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Obesity Associated with Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity Associated with Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity is a serious condition and is associated with many illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.  In fact, obesity increases the risk of dying prematurely from all causes.  It's estimated that 80% of Americans are overweight and the numbers continue to climb. The obesity epidemic has triggered a sharp increase in the prevalence...

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Deciding Which Direction is Best

Deciding Which Direction is Best

Conflicting "scientific studies" regarding what characterizes a healthy diet saturate our media daily. For example, it's been well established that saturated animal fat promotes chronic disease, yet due to popular (and misguided) news reports this fact has been rejected by those who support a high-fat/protein, low-carb diet. Similarly, we've heard that eggs are bad for us, only...

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Avoid Dairy to Prevent Type-1 Diabetes

Avoid Dairy to Prevent Type-1 Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease and is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. Having diabetes doubles the risk of having a stroke or heart attack. In fact, stroke and heart attacks "account for 84% of diabetes-related deaths." Many other complications include kidney failure, blindness, nervous system damage, gangrene in the lower limbs (which lead to amputations), increased risk of cancer (especially colorectal cancer), and even premature death.

Although these statistics are troubling, Dustin Rudolph Pharm.D. offers several steps parents can take to help prevent their children from developing type-1 diabetes in his article, "Type 1 Diabetes - Avoiding Dairy Is Key To Prevention."

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Protect Your Children From Future Disability

Protect Your Children From Future Disability

Losing a child is every parent's worst fear. No one would argue that nurturing and protecting our children to the best of our ability should be one of our highest priorities. We make sure our children get enough sleep, do their homework, brush their teeth, limit their TV exposure, and enroll them in sports. Yet...

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97% of People Are Deficient in This Nutrient

97% of People Are Deficient in This Nutrient

Protein is the most valued of all nutrients, making it a popular and controversial topic of conversation. Most everyone following a plant-based diet has been asked the question, "Where do you get your protein from?" This question comes from the misunderstanding that only animal products contain protein, and that it is the gold standard "complete...

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Protein Deficiency = Calorie Deficiency

Protein Deficiency = Calorie Deficiency

A common question for those of us who eat a whole-food, plant-based diet is "Where do you get your protein from?" This question is based on the fear that animal-free diets won't meet our daily protein recommendations. This fear is based on misconceptions and myths rather than facts.

Most people are perplexed when they find out that plants contain more than enough protein to meet our daily needs. Dr. John McDougall's article, "When Friends Ask: Where do You Get Your Protein?" points out that "protein deficiency is really a food deficiency." He reinforces his position by saying: "How many cases of the so-called 'protein deficiency state,' kwashiorkor, have you seen? I have never seen a case, even though I have known thousands of people on a plant-food based diet. Sixty percent of people alive today and most of the people who have lived in the past have obtained their protein from plant foods. They have lived successfully; avoiding all the diseases common in our society. Even today plant sources provide 65% of the world supply of the protein we eat. The picture one often sees of 'protein deficient' children in famine areas of Asia or Africa is actually one of starvation and is more accurately described as 'calorie deficiency.' When these children come under medical supervision, they are nourished back to health with their local diets of corn, wheat, rice, and/or beans."

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Whole Plant Food Diet Supports Longevity

Whole Plant Food Diet Supports Longevity

You would probably agree that some of the best advice ever given to us came from our mothers and grandmothers, especially when they told us to eat our vegetables.   Studies confirm that those who consume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables live a longer and healthier life.  Eating a health supporting diet consisting...

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Plant-Based Diet vs ADA Diet for Diabetes

Plant-Based Diet vs ADA Diet for Diabetes

Over 25 million people in the United States have diabetes. Diabetes not only damages one's health, it also shortens life expectancy. Excess weight is a major contributing factor for type 2 diabetes. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this illness, your doctor most likely started you on diabetic medications. Although these...

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Allergies-Asthma Improve Over Time

Allergies-Asthma Improve Over Time

How many boxes of Kleenex do you go through during periods of high pollen counts? You will be encouraged by reading our new Topic Article "Diet May Reduce Severity of Seasonal Allergies>."  According to the plant-based nutritional experts, asthma and allergies have been linked to several nutritional factors. Although there isn't much literature published on...

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