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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!

Dr. Fuhrman’s Tips for Healthy Eating with a Nutritarian Plant-Based Diet

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 [...]

Dr. Fuhrman’s Tips for a Healthy 2013

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, [...]

PCRM: How to Reduce Bloating and Gas from Beans

We know that beans can be an important source of protein and fiber for a vegan diet. But how can we reduce bloating and gas from beans? We decided to ask the experts at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dr. Greger’s Tell-All About Good Foods: Nutrition in a Nutshell

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!

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: The Powerful Health Benefits of the Pomegranate

    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.comand his blog at Diseaseproof.com, and following Dr. Fuhrman on Facebook andTwitter.     One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts [...]

Vegan and Type-2 Diabetes: PCRM Reports Positive Effects of a Vegan Diet

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.

Dr. Fuhrman’s Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

If you feel like you’ve been indulging at all the holiday office parties, and you’d like to start a new path towards healthier eating, try Dr. Fuhrman’s simple guidelines taken from his book Eat To Live.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Share Healthy Eating Habits with Children

Learn how to help your child develop healthy eating habits and reduce the probability of childhood obesity. This article was contributed by Dr. Fuhrman, a best-selling author, nutritional researcher, and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Diet’s Role in Preventing and Treating ADHD in Children

Do you know a child who is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

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.

Power Plate: a New Model for Plant-Based Healthy Eating from PCRM!

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!

Shiitake Mushrooms and Phytonutrients

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!

Dr. Barnard Discusses Calcium and Strong Bones: How to Get Enough Calcium on a Vegan Diet

How can we get enough calcium on a vegan diet? Learn about plant-based sources of calcium that are easily absorbed. Thanks to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for sharing this information about calcium and a vegan diet!

How Do I Get Enough Vitamin B12 on a Vegan Diet?

People following a vegan diet are often concerned about getting enough B12. We checked with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) to get their guidance about supplementing vitamin B12.

Einkorn – An Ancient Wheat Makes Its Return!

Have you ever heard of einkorn?  We hadn’t either!  At an excursion to Whole Foods the other day, we saw a pasta made from einkorn and decided to learn more about it. Einkorn is an ancient grain.  In fact, it was first cultivated by man over 12,000 years ago!  It is called a “pure” grain [...]

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Vegan Diet May Help Reduce Risk of Osteoporosis

  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 [...]

Basics for a Plant-Based Diet: Get to Know Your Grains

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!

Stand Up, Walk Around & Cut Down on Inflammation

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.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Foods That Promote Good Health

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!

Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses Weightloss Using a Vegan Diet

Physician, nutrition researcher, author, and president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard is a vegetarian and a leading proponent of a plant-based diet. Dr. Barnard spoke to our Yummy Plants reporter about his latest book, 21- Day Weight Loss Kickstart. The Kickstart is an easy weightloss plan using a vegan diet. Dr. Barnard found that participants on the vegan diet burned 16% more calories in the after-meal period than those who were on a traditional diet!

Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses the Benefits of a Vegan Diet

This is the first article of a two-part series featuring an interview with Dr. Neal Barnard. Physician, nutrition researcher, author, and president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard is a vegetarian and a leading proponent of a plant-based diet. His most recent book, 21- Day Weight Loss Kickstart, proposes a vegan diet for healthful nutrition and easy weight loss. In today’s interview, Dr. Barnard answers our reporter’s questions about plant-based nutrition and health.