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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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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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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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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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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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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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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