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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...

I went vegan when I was still just a kid. I spent part of my childhood growing up in the wide-open prairie of Colorado, yet I never really fit in there. I used to climb out my bedroom window onto the roof of our house and stare out at the big sky expanding beyond the beautiful bluish, snow-capped Rocky Mountain backdrop, and I’d wonder what was bey...

Dr. Kim Williams is one busy man. Past President of the American College of Cardiology, he is Professor of Heart Research, Chief of Cardiology at Rush Medical College, and just took up the mantle as Editor-in-Chief of a new academic journal, uniquely devoted to disease prevention and reversal. When he’s not in Chicago, he is trotting the globe, add...

The New Year brings with it an opportunity to think about ways in which to improve our lives. Eating healthier and losing those unwanted pounds is the most common New Year's resolution. In an attempt to start fresh, and "cleanse" the body, many turn to different methods of "detoxing." Each method promises successful weight loss and excellent health...

When people look at leaders, they admire their accomplishments, their standing amongst their peers and their vision for the future. People forget, to become a great leader, one has to be born, grow through childhood and evolve into the person they are today. One of the most recognized leaders in the health, human and animal rights movement is Dr. N...

Healing America Together A Bold Mission to help Communities take back their health We released our documentary film, PlantPure Nation, in theaters in over 100 cities in 2015. Now playing on Amazon Prime and YouTube, our movie was intended to tell people, in a dramatic story-driven way, about the forces that have suppressed the message of plant-base...

Prescriptions for Health with Dr. Linda Carney: Big Industry’s Influence on USDA Food Guidelines The majority of disease, disability and premature death seen by medical professionals today originates from a nutrient and fiber-deficient diet, which has led to an epidemic of poor health and astronomical health care costs. In fact, according...

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