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One of the first changes people make after deciding to go plant-based is swapping out their dairy milk for a plant-based option. The refrigerated aisle at the grocery store has plenty of choices — soy, almond, and rice are all popular alternatives. (Coconut milk is also available, but has a very high amount of saturated fat .) Most stores also...
Dr. Carney has been involved since the inception of the PlantPure Pods by joining the ATX Alive Pod in Austin Texas. This Austin Pod started it's activities beginning with two screenings of PlantPure Nation at the Alamo Drafthouse in North Austin in which Dr. Carney was invited to conducted Question and Answer sessions after the showings. The commu...
Motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar once quipped , "I'm so optimistic I'd go after Moby Dick in a row boat and take the tartar sauce with me." Although Zig was an optimist, he wasn't a vegan. If he had been, would he have had to forego the pleasure of tartar sauce? What would he serve on his Vegan Crab Cakes ?  Plant eaters have every r...
The Nedley Depression Recovery Program is the most comprehensive treatment program for depression available in the United States. For 10 days, participants work with Neil Nedley, MD, and his team to uncover the root causes of depression while acquiring the tools they need to cope with their real-life situations back home. The program addresses the ...
"Most disease promoting genes do NOT determine disease risk. It is the choices we make consciously or unconsciously that largely determine our future health," says Wes Youngberg, DrPH. In a twist on Shakespeare, he continues , "'Our fate, dear Brutus, lies not in the stars but in ourselves.' What a great opportunity we have – even to change our des...
Tracye McQuirter is a 30-year vegan with a master's degree in Public Health and Nutrition. She has written the nationally best-selling book  By Any Greens Necessary , which was the number one recommended vegan book on The Huffington Post . She has helped increase the number of black vegans and vegetarians to more than three million people...
There are many things we cut out of our diet when we switch to eating whole plant foods with no added oil, but baked goods doesn't have to be one of them. For many people, baking — or at least eating baked goods — is one of the joys of life. With a little knowledge and practice, that joy can continue without a trace of oil or guilt! ...
Meet Del Sroufe, a plant-based diet celebrity, renowned chef, and author of several popular plant-based cookbooks . Chef Del admits he was a "junk food vegan" and speaks candidly of how easy it was to become morbidly obese since his diet was based on high-fat, high-calorie vegan junk food. Chef Del's weight eventually topped the scales at 475 pound...
"I have really been thinking about . . . how best to describe the principles of a healthy diet , and I think, plant-centered, minimally processed, calorie dilute, low SOS [salt, oil, sugar] & variety, really sums it all up," says Jeff Novick, MS, RD . But what does that look like when we sit down to a meal?  And is Jeff's definition the he...
Oats come in many different shapes and sizes -- rolled oats, steel-cut, oat groats, quick and instant. Sound confusing? What's the difference? If you're asking these questions,  Lindsay Nixon , creator of Happy Herbivore is here to help. Her article, Oat Types, Rolled and More , describes each form of oat product and what purpose it serves in ...