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Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, have conducted a study analyzing nine separate studies involving 307,099 participants with 23,544 cases of type 2 diabetes. Through their analysis, they found that there is a significant decrease in the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes for those following a plant-based diet...

“But where do you get your protein?” As a plant-based ultra-endurance athlete, if I had a dollar for every time I fielded this inquiry, I could put my four kids through college. So let’s address the elephant in the room, once and for all. We live in a society in which we have been misled to believe that meat and dairy products are the only source o...

We are on the verge of a veritable tidal wave of health and self-empowerment. Veganism and even raw foodism are hot topics in the media these days. Our culture is slowly, but surely, waking up to the truth about radiant health and the fact that fruits and vegetables are the best way to get it. But did you know that one of the best-kept ancient secr...

Juicing is a big, fat, glorious bonus. If you’re easing into eating vegan, fresh juices will give you mega-doses of plant power to help you feel better sooner. If you’re already plant-based, juices will turbocharge your nutritional profile. And if you want to know what it feels like to get a transfusion of life force energy directly from nature to ...

“The American dream” is a concept thrown around every four years when another round of political posturing gains our attention. There are American dreams of many different natures — de­pending upon the perspective of the dreamer. The dream I look to fulfill with my life’s work is the goal of the better­ment of mankind, caring for the environ­ment a...

Here’s the secret to weight loss: It’s all about “crowding out,” not cutting out. Crowd­ing out is a term used in nutritional circles to describe how to eat in a healthy way so that you never even have the chance to feel hungry. You literally crowd out the junk you think you want to eat by choosing to eat key foods throughout the day so that you’re...

While it is widely known that forgoing meat in your diet could do wonders for your health, a new study shows that vegans may outlive their meat-eating pals. Plant-based foods have already been proven to decrease your risk of cancer, heart disease, obesity, and blood pressure. This new study takes a unique approach in determining which diet is the h...

Leafy green vegetables may be even healthier for us than we thought. Recently, a research team from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Molecular Immunology Division in Australia published a study in the journal Nature Immunology that demonstrates how eating your greens may improve intestinal health. The researchers discovered that “an immune cell po...

When my sister and I  attend ed   Health F est  in  Marsh all ,  Texas , for the first time, I saw a presentation by Dr. Robert  Ostfeld , founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at  Montefiore   Medical   Center   in  New York City . His expertise on the use of plant-based nutriti...

This holiday season, many of us will venture into enemy territory. By that I mean, of course, Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hanukkah and  Kwanza  meals with our families.  We may go in with the best of intentions. If we’re disciplined, we’ll have planned our personal menus, stocked up on whole-food, plant-based fare, practiced sayin...

Interview with Joel Kahn, MD, owner of GreenSpace Café in  Ferndale ,  Michigan  for VEGWORLD Magazine The idea that food is medicine may be over 2,000 years old ,  but seeing it in practice is rare. That is why we are featuring Joel Kahn, MD, a  r enowned cardiologist who has turned from treating heart attacks with stents ...

I want to say up front that there are some wonderful doctors out there, many of whom have not only embraced the whole food, plant-based lifestyle but want to share their knowledge with the rest of the world. Likewise, there have been countless lives saved by doctors who are passionate about their calling, regardless of their personal lifestyles. My...

Meet Saray Stancic, MD, and you’ll just want to hang on her every word. She is smart, caring, insightful, and plant-based.  A graduate of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and aboard certified infectious disease specialist, she is also the founder of the Stancic Health and Wellness in Ramsey, NJ. And she is all heart. Twenty-five years ago a...

As a kidney doctor, I can’t tell you the number of times a patient has told me that they were told to  avoid  eating plant-based foods by somebody else. Sometimes it’s because of the phosphate content of these foods. Other times it’s because of the “sugar.” But often it’s because of the potassium. In the same breath (or should I say bite?...

Born and raised in the South, I grew up on potluck dinners, Little Debbie snack cakes, milk and of course, sweet tea. Every family get-together was centered with a big piece of meat with cheesy sides and dairy-filled desserts. This is what I knew, so this is what I did when it was time for me to raise a family of my own.   I just turned 40 yea...

There is much confusion surrounding the issue of fats, particularly in the health-minded community. In the raw food realm, especially, fats are often lumped into one macro-nutrient category and regarded as either “healthy” or “unhealthy . ” As with all other micro and macro nutrients, when it comes to fats, it is important that we understand how mu...

I have a lot of trouble with the concept of beauty.     As a Sensitive New Age Man, I’ve swallowed the notion that focusing on physical attractiveness is shallow and probably sexist.    As a plant-based educator, I shy away from physical attractiveness as a marketing hook because I want my clients and students to focus on t...

Just like the words of the New York anthem, it’s time to “start spreading the news,” about the new Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. This is a giant step for the ever-growing integration of a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle and modern medicine. The program is designed to help people get healthie...

When you hear terms such as lifestyle medicine or plant-based doctor, names like Ornish, Esselstyn, McDougall, Greger and Barnard are evoked—and with good reason. These pioneering doctors have quite a catalog of groundbreaking research, thought-provoking books and informative media appearances in their many combined years of medical practice. Some ...

I have struggled with food my whole life. My family of four would polish off a half gallon of ice cream in one day. My mother, a full-blooded Italian, cooked the most amazing meals, which I ate heartily. And I remember sneaking white bread and cream cheese sandwiches after my parents went to bed. When I was in the 6 th grade, everyone had to be wei...

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