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Health Tips by Doctors

Plant-based experts, like Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Joel Fuhrman, share healthy vegan eating habits and the health benefits of a vegan diet.

Did you know that a vegan diet can reverse heart disease and type 2 diabetes and help to lower cholesterol? There is also medial evidence that a plant-based diet may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.  And a vegan diet can also help with weightloss and childhood obesity.  There are many health benefits with a vegan diet!

Protein Chart: Protein vs Fat Content in Common Veggies

Did you know that all plants contain protein? Some plants, like peas, are very protein rich with 7 grams of protein in a 3.5 oz serving! By combining several veggies together, you can actually create a protein-rich meal. We’ve put together a chart to show the protein and fat content of many common vegetables. Thanks Mother Earth for all these yummy veggies!

Vegan Sugar and Other Natural Sweetener Options

    Sugar comes from a plant… so isn’t all sugar vegan? Afraid not!   Learn what makes sugar classified as “vegan” and introduce some other plant-based sweetener options.   Vegan sugar is classified as “vegan” because it doesn’t use animal bones (bone char) to filter the impurities. YUCK! Many white and brown sugars do [...]

Delicious Vegan Dairy Substitutions: Yes, You Can Still Have Your Pizza and Ice Cream!

It took me a really long time to find delicious plant-based versions of my favorite dairy treats, way too long! So to make it easier for anyone who is even thinking about giving up dairy, here is my short list of “no sacrifice” substitutions for dairy products:

Did You Know That Many Plants Actually Contain Calcium?

Many of us grew up thinking that cow’s milk was the only source for calcium. Medical evidence now suggests that plant-based sources of calcium are better for our health. We can meet our calcium needs on a plant-based diet. Read more to learn which plants contain calcium!

Nuts: A Heart Smart Protein

  We know that nuts have a high protein content, but did you know they can also decrease your risk for heart disease?  According to the Harvard School of Public Health, eating a handful of nuts several times a week can reduce your risk of cardiac disease by 30 – 50%.  The FDA even allows [...]

I’m Eating a Plant-Based Diet – How Can I Get Enough Protein?

When my friends first learned that I was eating 100% vegan meals, their first question was, “How do you get enough protein?” So, in response to their genuine concern for my well-being, and for all of us whose families want to make sure that we are eating in a healthy way, I decided to write this article. Many people know about nuts and beans, hummus and tofu, but there are so many more choices and sources available.

Dr. Ornish Says Plant-Based Diets Can Actually Reverse Heart Disease

According to Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute, a plant-based diet with 10% or less of fat (preferably polyunsaturated or monosaturated) can actually reverse damage and reduce the risk of a heart attack. It’s worth checking with your health care practitioner to see if a plant-based diet is right for you.  Adjusting your diet may be one way to begin lowering your cholesterol.

Alkaline Foods vs. Acid Foods

  According to Dr. Ragnar Berg, a Swedish nutritionist and Nobel Prize winner, we should be eating about 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods at each meal. Why does it matter?  Dr. Berg’s research suggested that disease cannot live in an alkaline environment.  He was the first scientist to discover the importance of [...]

Flax Seeds – Tiny Seeds That Pack a Powerful Nutritional Punch

Flax seeds are amazing. These tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch. Two common varieties are the brown and golden flax seeds, and the nutritional content seems to vary slightly depending on the variety.  According the nutritional information from the Nature’s Path brand of organic brown flax seeds, two tablespoons contain 4 grams of protein,  5 [...]