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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…

Move Over Fish Oil—There’s A New Vegan DHA In Town!

You know that recommendation from the American Heart Association to eat two servings of fatty fish per week? That’s because of the type of fat that fish have in their bodies. Salmon, herring and sardines contain DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 essential fatty acid. But guess what? The fish actually get their DHA from algae.…

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…

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,…

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…