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How To Make Dark Chocolate Part of a Healthy Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 8, 15 at 09:30 PM | Food

Read More: cocoa powder, Dark chocolate

Seven Tips To Do It Right Compelling scientific findings, published in peer reviewed medical journals, show significant health benefits for dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Here are the major ways that chocolate helps you avoid chronic illness. Cardiovascular disease Dark...

How The Vegiterranean Diet Transforms the Mediterranean Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 25, 15 at 07:32 PM | Health

Read More: julieanna hever, Mediterranean diet, Vegiterranean Diet

Julieanna Hever Delivers a Delicious Journey To Blue Waters and Health-Enhancing Foods Julieanna Hever, the plant-based dietitian, takes the Mediterranean diet to its highest level of taste and health in her book The Vegiterranean Diet. She gives you several books...

How "Healthy Fats" Hurt You

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 4, 15 at 07:56 PM | Health

Read More: fats, fish oil, oils, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, oxidation

Extracted Oils Are the Most Dangerous The government, the food industry, even doctors may all bombard you with advice to eat so-called "healthy fats," in the form of: olive oil (for monounsaturated fats) other vegetable oils (for polyunsaturated fats) fish...

My Three Most Surprising Blogs of 2014

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 21, 14 at 08:57 PM | Health

Read More: nutrition myths, whole foods plant-based diets

These Eye-Opening Articles Demolish Dangerous Nutrition Myths When I began researching meatless eating in 1995, I thought I was knowledgeable about nutrition. After all, everything I had been told from middle school on, whether from teachers, doctors, or the media,...

Vanilla Is Anything But Plain

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 17, 14 at 05:29 PM | Food

Read More: antioxidant, spice, vanilla

This Enticing, Aromatic Spice Protects Your Health In Five Ways Vanilla has an image problem. The run-of-the-mill perception is that vanilla is a plain and boring choice. Once you learn about this extraordinary spice, your appreciation may change. In fact,...

Five Dangers of Eating Poultry

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 23, 14 at 11:18 PM | Health

Read More: chicken, dangers of poultry, plant-based diet, Thanksgiving, turkey, whole foods

Chicken and Turkey Are Health Risks All Year Long Turkeys are the routine centerpiece of many holiday meals, while chickens are a common "main course" for everyday dinners. Yet when you look closely at poultry, the health dangers may surprise...

The Easiest Transition to a Whole Foods, Plant Based Lifestyle

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 7, 14 at 10:33 PM | Health

Read More: Forks Over Knives

The Forks Over Knives Plan Keeps You On Track For Success What if you are dissatisfied with your health? Maybe you are overweight, low in energy, plagued with headaches or sinusitis or chronic pain, on multiple drugs, or spending way...

The Empty Medicine Cabinet Shows a Medication-Free Path to Healing

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 20, 14 at 06:58 PM | Health

Read More: chronic illness, Dustin Rudolph, The Empty Medicine Cabinet

Dustin Rudolph Teaches You the Basic Principles of Lifelong Health Dustin Rudolph is a pharmacist who wants to see his patients regain their health and become free of medications. He wrote The Empty Medicine Cabinet: The Pharmacist's Guide to the...

The Whole Truth Is the First Step

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 13, 14 at 04:40 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: Howard Jacobson, Whole

Howard Jacobson Shares What It's Like to Work With Dr. Campbell and What the Next Step Might Be Whole, Dr. T Colin Campbell's ground breaking book, tells why we need to totally rethink the science of what we eat. This...

How Important Is It to Eat Breakfast?

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 1, 14 at 06:16 PM | Health

Read More: breakfast, cereal, flaxseeds

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Busy People Skipping breakfast is tempting for time management, especially if you're still sleepy, worried about arriving at a meeting on time, or getting children dressed and out the door with homework in tow. Yet years...

What Dr. Milton Mills Knows Can Save Your Life

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 14, 14 at 10:12 PM | Health

Read More: carnivore, Dr. Milton Mills, herbivore, omnivore

He'll Even Give You $10,000 To Prove He's Wrong The astonishing information never stopped as I watched Dr. Milton Mills give three talks on whether humans were made to eat meat. Here's a handful of examples. Only herbivores - animals...

The Wildlife Massacre That Ranchers Want to Hide

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 4, 14 at 10:50 PM | Green

Read More: Center for Biological Diversity, diet and extinction, take extinction off your plate

The Center of Biological Diversity Shows the Best Way to Save Wildlife Is a Change in Diet The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit that has protected more than 500 endangered species and 220 million acres of their habitat, is...

Carnivorous Plants Can Tell You What to Eat

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 19, 14 at 11:53 PM | Health

Read More: carnivorous plants, protein

Why Do Some Plants Consume Insects? Here's a situation I've run into many times. Me giving a presentation: "Plants are the base of the food chain on planet earth. Do plants eat animals, or do animals eat plants?" Someone in...

Will Fruit Make You Fat?

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 13, 14 at 10:45 PM | Food

Read More: fruit, weight loss, whole foods plant based diet

Fears of Fruit Flood Ill-Informed Diets Controversy swirls around the question of whether people who are overweight should eat fruit. On the one hand, this food is regarded as the embodiment of health, unprocessed and rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fiber,...

Are Veggie Meats Healthy?

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 15, 14 at 08:54 PM | Health

Read More: sodium, veggie meats, whole foods plant-based diets

Three Simple Tips to Find the Best Ones Veggies "meats" are plant-based versions of chicken, fish, burgers, and other animal foods. These foods are soaring in popularity, as more and more people are cutting way back on how much...

Cold-Fighting Soup Helps Keep Winter Illness Away

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 12, 14 at 02:34 PM | Food

Read More: colds, soup, whole foods plant-based recipes

This Soup Recipe Is Thick With Lightly Cooked Vegetables In winter you may find yourself near people who are coughing and sniffling. You don't want to be next. Or maybe you're already fighting a nasty cold yourself or, even worse,...

The Surest Way To Transform Your Eating Choices

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 29, 13 at 08:14 PM | Health

Read More: stages of change, whole foods plant-based diet

How To Keep Going Until You Reach Your Goals You likely already know a whole foods, plant-based diet is the healthiest and most compassionate way to eat, but perhaps you haven't managed to make the transition despite good intentions....

Irresistible Cooking Made Easy

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 6, 13 at 11:59 PM | Food

Read More: Better Than Vegan, Chef Del, Forks Over Knives, whole foods plant-based recipes

Chef Del Sroufe Leads the Way to Health, One Recipe At a Time Better Than Vegan, Chef Del Sroufe's second cookbook, is a treasure trove of recipes, a philosophy of eating, and a compelling life story wrapped in with...

Think Good Thoughts: Read The Pillars of Health

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 16, 13 at 10:06 PM | Health

Read More: compassion, John Pierre, The Pillars of Health, whole foods plant based diet

Do Good Deeds When You Are Done John Pierre, the nutrition and fitness consultant who works with celebrities, the military, corporations, seniors, and children, challenges one-dimensional views of health in his book The Pillars of Health. He describes four...

Running With Dr. Ruth Heidrich

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 13, 13 at 12:18 AM | Health

Read More: Dr. Ruth Heidrich, Forks Over Knives, whole foods plant based diet

Lifelong Running, Dr. Dr. Ruth's Latest Book, Will Get You Moving In Lifelong Running, Dr. Ruth Heidrich observes that children begin to run as soon as they learn to walk, and "stop running" is a frequent refrain parents and teachers...