Veganism – An Effective Weapon Against Type 2 Diabetes
Aug13

Veganism – An Effective Weapon Against Type 2 Diabetes

So what does a vegan diet have to do with the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes? This article shares some surprising research study results showing the superiority of veganism in preventing diabetes and in reducing the need to take medications.

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When Your Child Wants Non-Vegan Foods
Jun27

When Your Child Wants Non-Vegan Foods

Even though we may provide our children with vegan substitutes, they are still tempted by pizza, milk chocolate and other treats their friends have and often want to try them. What’s a parent to do?

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Top Bad to the Bone Foods
Jan11

Top Bad to the Bone Foods

A key part of having a healthy skeleton is ensuring that you eat the right foods that bolster your body with calcium, starting in infancy and moving through your life. Here are some of the top foods that are “bad to the bone”.

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Lack of Energy
Oct08

Lack of Energy

I am an active woman and am feeling lethargic, even though I get good protein. What’s missing girls?

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Vegans and Libido
Sep29

Vegans and Libido

Guys and girls, what has been your experience: better, the same, or worse? Have you noticed a difference with your vegan mate?

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4 Mistakes People Make When Going Vegan
Sep10

4 Mistakes People Make When Going Vegan

Unfortunately, some people jump right in without much knowledge and soon find themselves living less than optimally. This article lists the top four mistakes people make when going vegan and offers ways to make a smart transition.

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How To Start A Vegan Diet – Without Losing Your Mind
Aug15

How To Start A Vegan Diet – Without Losing Your Mind

Thinking about starting a vegan diet but not sure where to begin? For many people however, the thought of cutting out all dairy and meat can definitely be overwhelming – especially if you like to eat out and you’re not a genius in the kitchen. The following 8 tips will make the transition easier and smoother – so you’re more likely to stick with the change.

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Six Foods to Keep You Healthy, Smart and Sassy!
Aug15

Six Foods to Keep You Healthy, Smart and Sassy!

Take a good look at your daily eating habits. Are you really living on a healthy vegan diet? Do you need to cut out some not-so-good-for-you foods and replace them with some of thease beauties? Place these six foods into your shopping list so you always have them on hand as you prepare your meals.

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The Vegan Way for Babies
Aug12

The Vegan Way for Babies

My son’s doctor told my wife that he is not gaining weight at a fast enough rate and that he needs to start drinking whole dairy milk as opposed to the rice milk that I was beginning to give him.

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Weight Gain Tips
Jul29

Weight Gain Tips

I want to put on weight without giving up the vegan lifestyle and I know it is possible, I just don’t know how! Could you help me, please?

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Being Vegan and Eating Soy: Myths, Truths, and Everything in Between
Jul28

Being Vegan and Eating Soy: Myths, Truths, and Everything in Between

We all need our treats sometimes and the research does not support the conclusion that eating a little vegan soy cheese on your pizza is going to cause health problems, so go ahead and allow yourself some indulgences every now and then if you want to.

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Transitioning from Vegetarian to Vegan
Jul19

Transitioning from Vegetarian to Vegan

The more I read the more I am convinced that veganism is the best diet and lifestyle. Do you have some suggestions for me to help me through the transition to vegan?

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Substitutions for Cottage Cheese
Jul19

Substitutions for Cottage Cheese

Got a recipe that calls for cottage cheese? Here’s an easy substitution similar in texture which you can season according to your recipe needs.

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Vegan Weight Gain
Jun21

Vegan Weight Gain

Gaining weight on your vegan diet? Don’t blame it on being vegan. Here’s why.

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5 Vegan Foods To Prevent Premature Aging
May26

5 Vegan Foods To Prevent Premature Aging

It’s a given that no matter how beautiful you are on the inside, you always hope and wish to look attractive without the biological clock straining your natural features. Here are 5 vegan foods to help prevent that.

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Become a Vegan Nutritional Advisor
Jan23

Become a Vegan Nutritional Advisor

Interested in becoming a nutritional advisor? Dina Aronson, MS, RD, shares information and advice about becoming a registered dietitian as well as the various certifications you can obtain.

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Diarrhea Causes
Jan23

Diarrhea Causes

We have recently made the transition from vegetarian to almost total plant-based diet. My wife, has begun to suffer from diarrhea on a regular basis. Is this common for vegetarians?

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Joint Pain Since Becoming Vegan
Jan18

Joint Pain Since Becoming Vegan

Since going vegan my joints are hurting more. Am I missing something in my diet?

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Are Whole Grains Healthy?
Jan15

Are Whole Grains Healthy?

Many studies and nutrition experts have been telling us white bread isn’t the best thing since at least 1970. I don’t know whether to cheer that the authors finally got on the bandwagon or wonder why Weston Price doesn’t upgrade its website.

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B12 for Children
Jan13

B12 for Children

Is a B12 supplement necessary for babies?

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Nutrition for a Vegan

I’ve been eating a mostly vegan diet for 3 1/2 years. I read in a book “Becoming Vegan”, written by two dietitians, who suggest being tested every few years for any deficiencies. Do you suggest that also? The book to which you refer was written by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, RD, MS. These are two Canadian dietitians who I think are fantastic. If you go back and look at other answers I have written you will...

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Vegan Diabetic Diet
Sep28

Vegan Diabetic Diet

Is it safe for someone with diabetes type 1 to go on a vegan diet? VegFamily Dietitian Jill Nusinow explains.

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Vegan Pregnancy Diet
Sep28

Vegan Pregnancy Diet

Obviously, going from a meat- and cheese-centered diet to a vegan one overnight might be particularly challenging, But is it safe for a pregnant woman? Dina Aronson gives us the answers.

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Blended Fruit
Sep28

Blended Fruit

Is it true that blending fruit will prevent the “good fibers” from doing their “cleaning effect” to promote regularity?

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The Schwarzbein Principle
Sep28

The Schwarzbein Principle

I had to do some RESEARCH. Oy! Makes my head hurt. However, here is what I think after reading their website and my own work as an RD

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Algal DHA
Sep28

Algal DHA

There seems to be a lot of research supporting the value of DHA in the human diet. Is algal DHA the same as that from fish oil? Are you getting enough in your diet?

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How to Relieve Constipation
Sep28

How to Relieve Constipation

Are you eating vegetables, salads, brown rice and fruits but still having problems? Marty Davey explains why and what you can do to get things moving.

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Esselstyn Diet
Sep28

Esselstyn Diet

Esselstyn’s diet promotes lean, plant-based proteins. But what do you do if you have allergies to protein sources?

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Soy Milk for Babies
Sep28

Soy Milk for Babies

A review of the research on the ingredients in soy milks, soy yogurts and soy formula and how it can be beneficial or affect your baby.

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Vegan Acne
Sep28

Vegan Acne

Acne and skin break outs are not uncommon for those becoming vegan. Here are a few reasons why and what you can do about it.

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Getting a Balanced Diet
Sep28

Getting a Balanced Diet

A well-balanced vegan diet can be a great aid in maintaining overall health and preventing chronic disease. However, there are plenty of less than healthful foods that happen to be vegan.

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Agave Nectar During Pregnancy
Sep28

Agave Nectar During Pregnancy

One of my fellow dietitians asked a similar question to the vegetarian group within the American Dietetics Association. This brought on a brouhaha that lasted for days. Here’s my take on the agave nectar issue.

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Going Raw For Weight Loss: Is it Healthy?
Sep27

Going Raw For Weight Loss: Is it Healthy?

There’s a story in there of a guy who lost over 200 pounds in about 7 months by drinking green smoothies and eating raw vegetables. Is this healthy?

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Best Cookware
Sep26

Best Cookware

A well equipped kitchen is the first element of a home cook succeeding and enjoying cooking. Here are Ann Gentry’s recommendations on what to buy.

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Buying Organic Produce
Sep26

Buying Organic Produce

What produce is advisable to buy only organic? Are there any safe non-organic produce? Ann Gentry offers her experienced advice on what to buy.

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Quinoa Cooking Tips
Sep26

Quinoa Cooking Tips

Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, tastes delicious and has a nice nutty crunch. Any Gentry shares with us how to cook it so it comes out perfect every time!

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Energy Boosting Drinks
Sep26

Energy Boosting Drinks

Need an energy boost? Want to slip something into your juices or drinks to give you a bot more get-up-and-go? Here are a few tips to add a bit of umph to your beverages!

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Collard Greens
Sep26

Collard Greens

Collard greens are some of the most nutritious greens there are – they even beat broccoli in nutritional scoring! Here’s an easy way to cook them that makes them come out delicious every time!

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Dairy Free – What Are Good Vegan Sources of Calcium?
Sep26

Dairy Free – What Are Good Vegan Sources of Calcium?

I want to give up dairy products. Could you please tell me what should I eat to give my body calcium?

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Fish Oil Substitute
Sep25

Fish Oil Substitute

My doctor has put me on fish oil supplements. I feel bad about taking fish oil but I don’t want to jeopardize my health either. Any suggestions?

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Weight Loss Surgery and Going Vegan
Sep25

Weight Loss Surgery and Going Vegan

I’m wondering if it’s safe for me to be vegan. Is veganism possible after weight loss surgery?

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Is My Vegan Diet Messing up my Period?
Sep25

Is My Vegan Diet Messing up my Period?

I’ve been vegan for one year and one month. My menstrual cycle has changed. Do you think there is a connection with my vegan diet?

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Gaining Weight as a Vegan
Sep25

Gaining Weight as a Vegan

Since going vegan I was hoping to drop some weight. Instead I have gained. I don’t count calories but I don’t think im going over 1300 calories a day. What am I doing wrong?

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Vegan Protein Allergies and Constipation
Sep25

Vegan Protein Allergies and Constipation

I am often fatigued, depressed, and having a hard time focusing. I feel very toxic but I don’t understand why. I literally eat vegetables, salads, brown rice and fruits all day but I am still constipated. Please help!

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Protein for Healing
Sep25

Protein for Healing

Healing requires increased protein in your diet. A vegan diet can take care of these increases. Just like folks that ingest animal products. You just have to take a little more care with what you are eating.

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What Every Woman Should Know About Iron Deficiency
Sep07

What Every Woman Should Know About Iron Deficiency

One-out-of-four women suffer, the majority of them unknowingly, from iron deficiency – an insufficient amount of iron within the body.

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What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12
Sep07

What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12

B12 need never be a problem for well-informed vegans.

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What’s Not in the Kitchen
Sep07

What’s Not in the Kitchen

You may remember a line that was in the book, Fast Food Nation, where microbiologist Charles Gerba was quoted as pointing out that when it comes to the average meat-eating home, it would be safer to eat a carrot that fell in the toilet than one that slipped into the kitchen sink.

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What About Soy?
Sep07

What About Soy?

The anti-soy crusade has needlessly frightened many away from a food source that has long been a boon to humankind, a food source that can, if we are respectful of our bodies and of nature, nourish and bless us in countless ways.

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Vitamin B12 in a Vegan Diet: The Dreaded Debate
Sep07

Vitamin B12 in a Vegan Diet: The Dreaded Debate

Find out why aren’t there any plant-based sources of B12?

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Vegan Weight Loss
Sep07

Vegan Weight Loss

There is no question that a vegan diet is the healthiest and most compassionate choice for us. Vegans are less likely to have problems such as heart disease and cancer, and we are more likely to keep to a healthy weight. Some of us, however, need a little extra help with weight loss.

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Vegan Makeup Brushes – Where Are They?
Sep07

Vegan Makeup Brushes – Where Are They?

Find out where to get vegan friendly Makeup Brushes here.

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Vegan Food Allergies: How to Deal, Ways to Heal
Sep07

Vegan Food Allergies: How to Deal, Ways to Heal

I’ve heard from countless readers and clients that they, too, suffer multiple food allergies and would appreciate any tips on dealing with them.

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Tips for Living a Gluten Free Life
Sep07

Tips for Living a Gluten Free Life

by Dr. Ian Wahl, DAc, LAc, CH Gluten has been a huge topic in the news in 2009. We notice that more foods are being promoted as “gluten-free”. Yet most people have no idea what gluten is or why there are “gluten-free” foods. Let’s see if we can bring some clarity to why even Chex Cereal is now being advertised as “gluten-free”. Gluten is nothing more than a protein in wheat, rye, barley...

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The Truth About Echinacea
Sep07

The Truth About Echinacea

Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, has gained popularity in recent years as a nutritional supplement that proponents believe is helpful in staving off the common cold and shortening its duration.

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Spring Clean Your Body, Jump Start Your Life
Sep07

Spring Clean Your Body, Jump Start Your Life

“Detoxification” or “cleansing” is the process by which we can release environmental toxins, disease, and old metabolic waste from our bodies, and allow them to function at a much higher level. We “spring clean” our homes, and we can give our bodies that same fresh start.

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Raw Food Health
Sep07

Raw Food Health

One shouldn’t embark on a raw foods diet without researching how to make a smooth transition and maintain a proper nutrient balance. Read here to learn more.

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The Protein Revolution in Your Kitchen
Sep07

The Protein Revolution in Your Kitchen

If you’re worn out from the struggle to lose those annoying bulges, this is your kind of revolution. If you want to go to the jean size you wore when you know you looked your best, now’s the time. You can do it so fast you won’t believe your eyes.

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Our Symbiotic Relationship With Fruit
Sep07

Our Symbiotic Relationship With Fruit

Humans and plants are symbiotic with each other, meaning, both rely on each other to mutual benefit. This statement assumes that plants are aware on some level, and studies have shown recently that plants do possess a primitive nervous system.

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Oats in a Gluten Free Diet
Sep06

Oats in a Gluten Free Diet

Oats not only do not cause gastrointestinal symptoms, but also do not prohibit the healing of the villi of the small intestine, which gluten damages in those with celiac disease and has been noted in other related diseases, as well.

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Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Through a Raw, Vegan Diet
Sep06

Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Through a Raw, Vegan Diet

The best way to start eating a heart healthy diet is to focus on consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables while minimizing processed foods.

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Let’s Go Nuts and Fight Cancer
Sep06

Let’s Go Nuts and Fight Cancer

In just one year, 1996, more Americans lost their lives from cancer than from war in the entire 20th century. Ten million had died by 1996 since the War on Cancer was first declared. One in two families will be presently touched by cancer, and one out of four babies will die of the disease.

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Herbal Nutrition
Sep06

Herbal Nutrition

Have we finished learning all there is to no about the nutrients in our foods? Obviously not, as now we are being told about numerous phytochemicals which help protect the body against disease or even help it to heal.

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The Healing Power of Soy’s Isoflavones
Sep06

The Healing Power of Soy’s Isoflavones

Natural sources of isoflavones, can protect and enhance your overall health. Isoflavones work together with soy protein in fighting disease

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The Gluten-Free Vegan Diet: Updated Information, Tips and Products
Sep06

The Gluten-Free Vegan Diet: Updated Information, Tips and Products

A gluten-free vegan life does not mean a fun-free or taste-free life. Creativity, persistence and a little research will keep you dining and living well.

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The Gluten-Free Vegan Diet: Easier than it Sounds
Sep06

The Gluten-Free Vegan Diet: Easier than it Sounds

Glutens can affect our health in surprising ways. Particularly if you have unsuccessfully “tried everything” to treat a health issue, you might want to try a gluten-elimination diet.

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Hidden Gluten
Sep06

The Gluten-Free Diet: Hidden Gluten

Some people have difficulty gaining weight with gluten in the diet, while others have problems losing weight. With all the negative effects, it is important to understand where unwanted gluten may be entering the diet.

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Get Fabulously Fit with Fiber
Sep05

Get Fabulously Fit with Fiber

Want to increase your vitality and improve your overall well-being? Then try eating more fiber every day

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Healthy Omega-3 from Echium Seed Oil
Sep05

Healthy Omega-3 from Echium Seed Oil

Echium seed oil may be the ideal nutritional supplement for those who are vegetarian, vegan or allergic to fish, to help boost the levels of important omega-3s in the diet.

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Eat Your Way to Better Health
Sep05

Eat Your Way to Better Health

A few simple changes in your diet can make the difference between being healthy and unhealthy. Adopting this way of eating will promote good health and offer you protection against heart disease, stroke, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and kidney disease.

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Dropping the Dairy
Sep05

Dropping the Dairy

Read this to find out why you should drop dairy.

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The Down Side of Soy
Sep05

The Down Side of Soy

Food and Drug Administration promotes the inclusion of soy into other foods to cut down on heart attack risk. But there may be a dark side to soy’s popularity and abundance.

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Diet for Lowering Cholesterol
Sep05

Diet for Lowering Cholesterol

What Everybody Ought to Know About a Vegan Diet and How It Can Lower Cholesterol

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The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup Found in Many Of Our Foods
Sep05

The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup Found in Many Of Our Foods

This is a serious issue for adults and children alike, especially with children being a major consumer group of sodas & processed foods made with HFCS. These health concerns are reflected by the increase of childhood diseases such as obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, and much more.

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Coping With Menopause Naturally – Alternatives to HRT
Sep04

Coping With Menopause Naturally – Alternatives to HRT

Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and bone loss are the chief complaints among women going through menopause. Learning to deal with these unpleasant symptoms will help you cope with life’s changes.

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Can Garlic and Onions Help Prevent Cancer?
Sep04

Can Garlic and Onions Help Prevent Cancer?

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that “several population studies show an association between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast.”

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Boost Your Iron Intake
Sep04

Boost Your Iron Intake

Deficiency this vital nutrient brings down immunity levels and also reduces the physical and mental capacities of people. Iron is needed by the body to perform a variety of functions.

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Be Young and Healthy by Building Strong Bones
Sep04

Be Young and Healthy by Building Strong Bones

These simple dietary and lifestyle changes will also increase energy levels, enhance mobility and help us stay young at any age.

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Avoiding The Call of Vegan Junk Food
Sep04

Avoiding The Call of Vegan Junk Food

There is a remarkable and unhealthy belief among many vegans that cutting out all animal products automatically purifies one’s diet; that by simply going vegan, one is ensuring one’s good health. Let me tell you, several bitter pounds later, I learned the error of that way of thinking.

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Are You Getting Fat On Your Vegan Diet?
Sep04

Are You Getting Fat On Your Vegan Diet?

A little conscious consumption is what is called for. If you’d like to take off some of those unwanted vegan pounds, let’s take a look at what you’re eating.

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A Recipe for Abundant Vegan Health
Sep04

A Recipe for Abundant Vegan Health

Veganism promotes health for humans, animals and the planet we share. All vegans should take pride in this.

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A Balanced Healthy Diet: Are You Giving 100 Percent? Or 80-10-10?
Sep04

A Balanced Healthy Diet: Are You Giving 100 Percent? Or 80-10-10?

You can implement the 80-10-10 diet into your life as an excellent approach to managing your weight

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Veganism Saved My Life!
Sep04

Veganism Saved My Life!

She took out a tape measure and told me that at 207 lbs with a 42 in waist, I was obese and heading for a quick death.

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Weighty Issues
Aug30

Weighty Issues

I love animals. I do. But I love my rear end inside my pants, not flowing over. So, why the weight gain? Aren’t vegans supposed to be skinny?

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What Every Woman Should Know About Iron Deficiency
Aug30

What Every Woman Should Know About Iron Deficiency

Are you finding your concentration evaporates before you’re able to finish tasks or that your ability to get things done has nosedived? Finding it hard to exercise for any length of time or having trouble keeping up with friends in physical activities? You may be among th one in four women with iron deficiency anemia.

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The Healing Power of Soy’s Isoflavones
Aug29

The Healing Power of Soy’s Isoflavones

All these findings suggest eating soy foods, natural sources of isoflavones, can protect and enhance your overall health.

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Fats: For Your Health
Aug29

Fats: For Your Health

While fat is necessary and essential for proper health, some types of fats are damaging to the cardiovascular system. Find out what fats are good for your health and what you should limit or avoid.

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Dealing with Dairy Allergies

Whether you are faced with the challenge of nursing a dairy allergic child or if you are ready to go dairy-free, you need not feel deprived.

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Are Vaccines Really Safe and Effective?

One of the most serious adverse effects of vaccines is that they cause the very diseases they’re meant to prevent.

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Herbs for Moms & Kids

By Dr. Mary Bove, N.D. Many moms come to my practice asking which herbs are safe for pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, and if herbal medicine is safe to use for their kids. With the media focusing primarily on the dangers of using herbs, it’s no wonder that women question the safety of botanical medicine for their families. Although fear makes for a better news story, the truth is that many plants have been used safely (longer...

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