March is National Kidney Disease Awareness Month. We want to help raise awareness about chronic kidney disease, a condition that afflicts 1 in every 7 adults in the United States and about end stage renal disease which requires regular dialysis or a kidney transplant. So get educated! Learn what kidney disease is, how it happens, what you can do to avoid it and how you can help those who have it. During National Kidney Disease...
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.
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?
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”.
I am an active woman and am feeling lethargic, even though I get good protein. What’s missing girls?
Guys and girls, what has been your experience: better, the same, or worse? Have you noticed a difference with your vegan mate?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Gaining weight on your vegan diet? Don’t blame it on being vegan. Here’s why.
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.
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.
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?
Since going vegan my joints are hurting more. Am I missing something in my diet?
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.
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...
Is it safe for someone with diabetes type 1 to go on a vegan diet? VegFamily Dietitian Jill Nusinow explains.
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.
Is it true that blending fruit will prevent the “good fibers” from doing their “cleaning effect” to promote regularity?
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
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?
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.
Esselstyn’s diet promotes lean, plant-based proteins. But what do you do if you have allergies to protein sources?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
I want to give up dairy products. Could you please tell me what should I eat to give my body calcium?
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?
I’m wondering if it’s safe for me to be vegan. Is veganism possible after weight loss surgery?
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?
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?
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!
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.
One-out-of-four women suffer, the majority of them unknowingly, from iron deficiency – an insufficient amount of iron within the body.
B12 need never be a problem for well-informed vegans.
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.
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.
Find out why aren’t there any plant-based sources of B12?
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.
Find out where to get vegan friendly Makeup Brushes here.
I’ve heard from countless readers and clients that they, too, suffer multiple food allergies and would appreciate any tips on dealing with them.
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...
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best way to start eating a heart healthy diet is to focus on consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables while minimizing processed foods.
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.
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.
Natural sources of isoflavones, can protect and enhance your overall health. Isoflavones work together with soy protein in fighting disease
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.
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.
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.
Want to increase your vitality and improve your overall well-being? Then try eating more fiber every day
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.
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.
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.
What Everybody Ought to Know About a Vegan Diet and How It Can Lower Cholesterol
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.
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.
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.”
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.
These simple dietary and lifestyle changes will also increase energy levels, enhance mobility and help us stay young at any age.
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.
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.
Veganism promotes health for humans, animals and the planet we share. All vegans should take pride in this.
You can implement the 80-10-10 diet into your life as an excellent approach to managing your weight
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.
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?
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.
All these findings suggest eating soy foods, natural sources of isoflavones, can protect and enhance your overall 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.
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.
One of the most serious adverse effects of vaccines is that they cause the very diseases they’re meant to prevent.
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...