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Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet: why do we always hear “Eat like a rainbow?” Each fruit and veggie offers a different assortment of phytonutrients (nutrients from plants). By eating a diet packed with a variety of fruits and veggies, we can get a complete range of these powerful plant compounds that [...]
The new year has just begun and we asked Dr. Joel Fuhrman, our favorite nutritarian, to help us get started with healthy plant-based eating habits to set the tone for the new year. Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a best-selling author, nutritional researcher and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine. Learn more by visiting [...]
By Aurelia d’Andrea If you’ve pledged to make 2013 your healthiest year yet, you’re in luck. The key to shedding those extra pounds and boosting energy levels can be found at one easily-accessible place: Your plate! “For excellent health, your diet must be rich in micronutrients–vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals,” says Dr. Joel Fuhrman, [...]
Michael Greger, M.D., noted nutritionist, author, public speaker, and director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture of the Humane Society of the United States, learned about the healing power of food as a child. This discovery would later propel him into a medical career focused on the relationship between nutrition and health. His passion for nutrition inspired him to found the information portal NutritionFacts.org, a virtual encyclopedia of nutrition information and current research data with a new video daily!
Harvard University’s School of Public Health has created its own “Healthy Eating Plate.” The Harvard plate supports more plant-based calcium foods such as dark leafy greens (especially kale) and beans instead of relying primarily on dairy products. The Harvard plate also promotes the consumption of whole grains, plant-based fats, and vegetables. We’re glad to see support from Harvard for plant-based sources of calcium!
This article was contributed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Dr. Fuhrman is a best-selling author, nutritional researcher and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine. Learn more by visiting his website at DrFuhrman.com and his blog at Diseaseproof.com, and following Dr. Fuhrman on Facebook andTwitter. One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts [...]
For those with type-2 diabetes, a vegan diet can be a life saver. A medical study conducted in 2006 by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), George Washington University, and the University of Toronto demonstrated that a low-fat vegan diet is more effective than the standard diabetes diet for those with type-2 diabetes and may be more effective than some types of drug therapy.
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Learn more about some of the causes and links to nutritional deficits. This article was contributed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a best-selling author, nutritional researcher and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine. You can learn more about ADHD and other health topics on Dr. Fuhrman’s website Diseaseproof.com.
Learn about PCRM’s Power Plate, a new guide to eating that cuts the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other health problems. PCRM’s Power Plate program and 21-Day Vegan Kickstart have helped more than 65,000 people experience the benefits of plant-based diets. If you’ve been thinking about trying a plant-based, or vegan, diet, you’re not alone and now is great time to give it a try!
These chewy, brown morsels are full of phytonutrients – plant-based compounds that deliver positive health effects. Numerous scientific studies have shown that shiitake phytonutrients can help regulate our immune system, improve our cardiovascular health, and protect us from cancer. Read on to learn more about these delicious and healthful shiitake mushrooms!
This article was contributed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Dr. Fuhrman is a best-selling author, nutritional researcher and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine. Learn more by visiting his informative website at DrFuhrman.com and his blog at Diseaseproof.com, and following Dr. Fuhrman on Facebook and Twitter. About 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis, and 34 million [...]
Are you new to a plant-based diet? Or maybe just looking for some new plant-based recipe ideas? Let’s get to know our grains! Whole grains can add depth and texture to create super yummy plant-based recipes. You may find that changing up the grains can add a whole new flavor to some of your favorite recipes!
This article was contributed by Dr. Deana Ferreri. Deana Ferreri holds a Ph.D. in cardiovascular physiology, and as a part of Dr. Fuhrman’s team she writes about nutrition science for DrFuhrman.com and Diseaseproof.com. Keep up to date with her writing on these two sites, and by following Dr. Fuhrman on Facebook and Twitter.
What are true health-promoting foods? True health-promoting foods have the power to protect and to heal. Many green vegetables (such as bok choy, broccoli, and kale) belong to the cruciferous family, vegetables that contain potent anti-cancer compounds called isothiocyanates (ITCs). Read on to get some great nutrition tips from Dr. Joel Furhman of DiseaseProof.com!