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?
I am an active woman and am feeling lethargic, even though I get good protein. What’s missing girls?
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?
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.
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?
Esselstyn’s diet promotes lean, plant-based proteins. But what do you do if you have allergies to protein sources?
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.