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Why Food Matters—Disease Prevention & Treatment Through a Plant-Based Diet

As rates of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes continue to soar, “What should I eat?” has become one of the most important questions of the 21st century. As a doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive health problems, my patients ask me this question all the time. I believe that they…

Are You Getting These 7 Essential Vegan Nutrients?

This article was sponsored by our friends at Hippo7 vitamins—made by vegans for vegans! Hippo7’s vegan vitamins are specially formulated for plant-eaters and include all 7 of the essential vegan nutrients we’re talking about today.  Eating vegan comes with a plethora of health benefits—like reduced risk of many debilitating diseases including cardiovascular disease, Type II…

Is A Vegan Diet Healthy for Children?

Plant-based diets have long been known to promote health. Indeed, many of the longest-lived populations in the world consume a plant-centered diet. Plant-based diets have been associated with decreased overall mortality, decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Additionally, an increasing number of conditions have been linked to the health of our gut…

Vegan Seafood Guide—There’s Plenty More Fish in The Sea!

For many of us, the transition to going fully vegan is a gradual one—it’s not always overnight. Many vegans today went pescatarian first, then moved on to vegetarian, and finally made the jump to vegan. That’s why having a plethora of vegan seafood options today is so amazing! Whether you’re taking it slow and want…

Why Fish Isn’t The Healthy Protein Option You Think It Is & What You Should Try Instead

There’s a lot of misinformation about the health impacts of seafood swirling around the internet. It’s time to set the record straight!  I don’t know about you, but when I hear people talk about eating healthy, they tend to go straight for the “lean meat” suggestion. Chicken or fish, they say! But I’ll raise them…

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…

At just 24 years old, Raul Medina was already struggling with fatigue, mental fogginess, weight, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. He assumed, like so many do, that his health destiny was written in his genes. Raul’s mom had Type 2 diabetes, so he thought it was likely he would one day suffer from that too. Raul didn’t have health…

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,…