Dr. Neal Barnard Shares Health 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.

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Eat Like a Rainbow!

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…

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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!

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Plant-Based Calcium Protects Bones Says Harvard Study

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!

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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.

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Power Plate: a 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!

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