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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...

Taxpayers Are Showering Money On Meat and Dairy Businesses

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 22, 13 at 06:41 PM | Health

Read More: Dave Simon, Meatonomics, whole foods plant based diet

Dave Simon's Meatonomics Shows Compelling Economic Reasons to Go Plant-Based You may be familiar with three major motives to ditch animal foods: your own health, the health of the planet, and animal suffering. To these, Dave Simon - author, lawyer,...

Five Reasons to Make Black Pepper a Favorite Spice

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 18, 13 at 10:35 PM | Health

Read More: antioxidants, black pepper, cancer, piperine, spice, whole foods plant-based diet

Black Pepper Sprinkles Unexpected Health Benefits and Pungent Taste Sometimes you seek health by expensive, exotic means; you may fail to see the benefits right in front of you in everyday, low cost foods that you take for granted....

Animal Advocacy Museum Is a Step Forward Inspiring Change

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 29, 13 at 05:04 PM | Animals

Read More: Animal Advocacy Museum, Patty Shenker, Sue Coe

When Patty Shenker learned there is a SPAM Museum, she decided that animals deserve a museum too. She teamed with friend and fellow activist Prabhat Gautam to find a spot to turn their vision for the Animal Advocacy Museum...

Three Reasons To Read Whole Now

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 21, 13 at 11:59 PM | Health

Read More: reductionism, T Colin Campbell, Whole

Why Whole Is the Must-Read Nutrition Book of Our Century If you read only one book for the entire rest of your life, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, should be it. T Colin Campbell, PhD, the book's pioneering...

Cancer Is a Whole Body Disease

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 4, 13 at 11:09 PM | Health

Read More: integrative oncology, The China Study, UCSD, whole foods plant based diet

The UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine Treats and Prevents Cancer By Helping Your Body to Heal Itself You may think of cancer as a discrete mass of cells with a life of its own. Every kind of cancer is labeled...

Which Air Pollutants Are Worst For Your Health?

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 17, 13 at 09:42 PM | Health

Read More: air pollution, barbecue, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Give a Wide Berth to These Four Enemies of Air Quality Your lungs are an entryway to your body, a site where you literally take in your environment. Millions of tiny air sacs in your lungs have walls only...

Seven Dangers of Eating Eggs

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 3, 13 at 10:43 PM | Health

Read More: cholesterol, eggs, salmonella, whole foods plant-based diet

It's Not Just the Cholesterol That Scrambles Your Health One of my most stomach-churning childhood experiences was cracking an egg for cooking and finding a partially formed chick fetus inside. I screamed in horror and threw it in the trash....

How To Stop Emotional Eating For Good

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 11, 13 at 10:35 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: binge eating, emotional eating, whole foods plant based diet

Julie Simon Shows You How to End Compulsive Eating and the Diet Mentality Do you struggle with compulsive emotional eating, including binge eating when you're not really hungry or frequently reaching for junk food instead of nourishing choices? If so,...

How To Avoid Your Own Personal Health Cliff

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 16, 12 at 10:30 PM | Health

Read More: chronic illness, fiscal cliff, whole foods plant based diet

The Health Cliff Is Way More Treacherous Than Any Fiscal Politics The drama of the "fiscal cliff" is riveting the country. Even when a political deal stops the threat of abrupt tax hikes and deep spending cuts, more battles over...

Why Meat Can Magnify the Dangers of Alcohol

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 2, 12 at 12:01 AM | Health

Read More: alcohol, liver disease, phytonutrient, whole foods plant based diet

Wine and Cheese May Be a Particularly Toxic Combination Drinking too much over a period of years is even more deadly than smoking. Alcohol can damage your brain, liver, digestive system, and other body systems. A recent study found that...

The Physician Who Sends You to the Food Store, Not the Drugstore

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 2, 12 at 11:30 PM | Health

Read More: Dr. Don Wagner, vegan radio show, whole foods plant based diet

Dr. Don Wagner Heeded "Physician Heal Thyself," and Now Guides Patients with a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Plan Childhood was a health disaster for Don Wagner. Born with cardiac issues, including a hole in his heart and arrhythmias, he started...

Vegan For the Holidays is Your Must-Have Cookboook for Festive Winter Celebrations

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 4, 12 at 09:51 PM | Food

Read More: cookbook, Vegan for the Holidays, vegan holiday recipes, Zel Allen

Zel Allen Offers Whole Foods, Plant-Based Recipes To Delight Your Guests Expectations are high for holiday meals. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years - and all the parties and house guests in between - vegans may wonder...

The Paleo Diet Dangers and Distortions

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 15, 12 at 11:34 PM | Health

Read More: Paleo diet, whole foods plant-based diet

Still Another "High-Protein" Diet Threatens Your Health The Paleo Diet can hook you with its story. This "cave man" diet promises to reunite you with your ancestors from 2.5 million years ago through the simple act of eating meat. In...

The Truth About Whole Grains

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 23, 12 at 11:48 PM | Food

Read More: weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet, whole grains

A Seed by Any Other Name is Still a Seed Real world studies of what people eat show, over and over again, that if you consume whole grains you will be healthier and thinner. Yet outlandish statements in the popular...