Category: Wellness

5 Myths About Vegan Protein—Busted!

If you’re considering going vegan, there’s one thing you should know. Everyone you know—and even a bunch of people you don’t know—will become extremely concerned about your protein intake. Joking aside, there are many myths surrounding protein intake on a vegan diet that deter many would-be herbivores from adopting a plant-based lifestyle.  Sure, most people…

The Ultimate Cholesterol-Lowering Diet: Reclaiming Health Through Whole Foods

At 55 years old, elementary school teacher Karen Brockway got a serious wake-up call. After a half-century of eating meat, dairy, and lots of junk food, she got news from her doctor that shook her to the core.  Karen’s doctor told her that she was at extremely high risk of developing pancreatic cancer. She was told…

Guide to Vegan Registered Dietitians

How Can I Get Personalized Nutrition Advice? If you’re living a plant-based lifestyle and need some support on the nutrition front, the best source is a vegan registered dietitian nutritionist! Did you know that most doctors have very little required schooling in nutrition? Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) also known as Registered Dietitians (RDs) have the education,…

Roasted Root Vegetables

I really enjoy eating seasonally and locally whenever possible. When the weather changes, we often naturally crave what’s in season. Right now delicious and highly nutritious root vegetables are plentiful in stores and markets. Now that the days are shorter and colder, I most definitely crave comforting, warm vegetables. There are endless ways to prepare…

You might be vegan because you love animals or because you’re trying to protect our planet. Or maybe you just want clearer skin. Whatever your reason, karma has your back because choosing a plant-based diet will likely also extend your life—dramatically! Most people traipse through life assuming they’ll die when they die, and that it’s really…

Dr. Michael Greger is a well-known physician, author, international speaker, and founder of NutritionFacts.org who focuses on nutrition as it relates to public health. He recently released the popular book How Not To Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, which covers the many plant-based foods and spices we can incorporate into our…

Where to Find Credible Nutrition Information & Vegan Dietitians

These days it seems just about every food has been both demonized and praised at some point in the media. Should you be afraid of soy? Is carrageenan safe to eat? The internet has no shortage of nutrition claims or advice on what is the “best” way to eat. Confusion runs rampant when it comes…