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How To Avoid Your Own Personal Health Cliff

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 16, 12 at 10:30 PM | Health

Read More: chronic illness, fiscal cliff, whole foods plant based diet

The Health Cliff Is Way More Treacherous Than Any Fiscal Politics The drama of the "fiscal cliff" is riveting the country. Even when a political deal stops the threat of abrupt tax hikes and deep spending cuts, more battles over...

Why Meat Can Magnify the Dangers of Alcohol

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 2, 12 at 12:01 AM | Health

Read More: alcohol, liver disease, phytonutrient, whole foods plant based diet

Wine and Cheese May Be a Particularly Toxic Combination Drinking too much over a period of years is even more deadly than smoking. Alcohol can damage your brain, liver, digestive system, and other body systems. A recent study found that...

The Physician Who Sends You to the Food Store, Not the Drugstore

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 2, 12 at 11:30 PM | Health

Read More: Dr. Don Wagner, vegan radio show, whole foods plant based diet

Dr. Don Wagner Heeded "Physician Heal Thyself," and Now Guides Patients with a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Plan Childhood was a health disaster for Don Wagner. Born with cardiac issues, including a hole in his heart and arrhythmias, he started...

Vegan For the Holidays is Your Must-Have Cookboook for Festive Winter Celebrations

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 4, 12 at 09:51 PM | Food

Read More: cookbook, Vegan for the Holidays, vegan holiday recipes, Zel Allen

Zel Allen Offers Whole Foods, Plant-Based Recipes To Delight Your Guests Expectations are high for holiday meals. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years - and all the parties and house guests in between - vegans may wonder...

The Paleo Diet Dangers and Distortions

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 15, 12 at 11:34 PM | Health

Read More: Paleo diet, whole foods plant-based diet

Still Another "High-Protein" Diet Threatens Your Health The Paleo Diet can hook you with its story. This "cave man" diet promises to reunite you with your ancestors from 2.5 million years ago through the simple act of eating meat. In...

The Truth About Whole Grains

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 23, 12 at 11:48 PM | Food

Read More: weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet, whole grains

A Seed by Any Other Name is Still a Seed Real world studies of what people eat show, over and over again, that if you consume whole grains you will be healthier and thinner. Yet outlandish statements in the popular...

How to Make Fruit Salad Everyone Will Love

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 8, 12 at 12:01 AM | Food

Read More: fruit salad, whole food plant-based diets, whole foods plant-based recipes

 Easy Elegance for Picnics and Get-Togethers If you are figuring out a fast, easy dish for any gathering, from a summer picnic to an elegant dinner party, fruit salad is your solution. Colorful fruit salad is gorgeous and tempting, bringing...

Lavender: A Colorful Flavor

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 17, 12 at 12:02 AM | Food

Read More: antioxidants, essential oils, Herbes de Provence, herbs, lavender

Enrich Your Cooking With the Distinct Taste and Fragrance of Lavender I’d never seen so many hard-working bees. As I relaxed into the rural vista, surrounded by fields of lavender in stunning purples, the hum of the bees soothed me...

Six Hidden Dangers of Sunscreen You Must Know for Summer

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 28, 12 at 12:49 PM | Health

Read More: Environmental Working Group, sunburns, sunscreen, whole food plant-based diets

Can a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Do What Sunscreen Can’t? Life on earth evolved with the sun. Plants, the base of the food chain, harness solar power through photosynthesis in leaves. Animals live off the energy and nutrients in plants....

"The Ocean Needs Sharks More Than I Need Soup"

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 15, 12 at 12:29 AM | Animals

Read More: AB 376, activism, APRL, Proposition 2, shark finning

Judy Ki Has Retired to a Career of Advocating For Sharks, Chickens, Pigs, and Politically Courageous Candidates The family meals of Judy Ki’s Hong Kong childhood paved the way for her current whole foods, plant-based diet. She grew up in...

How To Get Animals Out of Our Vegetables

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 8, 12 at 05:14 PM | Green

Read More: veganic gardening, whole foods plant-based diet

Davie Maxwell Pioneers Compassionate Farming for Delicious Leafy Greens Whole food, plant-based diets and veganic farming are natural partners. Veganic gardeners grow crops without manure, bone or blood meal, or other animal products. While plant-based nutrition is a blossoming trend,...

How To Make Delicious Green Sandwiches

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 17, 12 at 07:42 PM | Food

Read More: kale, leafy green vegetables, recipes, sandwiches, whole food plant-based diets

These Toppling Creations Can Be Your Go-To Lunch Green smoothies are everywhere. Thousands of recipes offer intriguing ways to blend leafy greens, such as kale, chard, and spinach, with fruits, plant milks, chocolate, ice, and more for a thick, cold,...

Three Honest Books Show You How to Beat the Tobacco, Food, and Drug Industries

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 3, 12 at 10:59 PM | Health

Read More: cigarettes, drug industry, food industry, tobacco industry, whole foods plant-based diet

Protecting Yourself Made Easy The corporate takeover of health is here. You can see the results in soaring health care costs, millions felled by preventable illness, and acceptance of chronic disease as a way of life. This post is the...

The Healthy Longevity Secret

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 5, 12 at 11:12 PM | Health

Read More: aging, longevity, plant-based diet, whole foods

Six Ways Whole Foods Fuel Long and Active Years An enjoyable retirement is a great American dream. People save up financially for decades, often planning to spend retirement traveling, with family, and fulfilling long-postponed goals. The sad fact is...

Eight Key Questions to Ask Before Going on a Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 2, 12 at 08:59 PM | Health

Read More: diets, weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet

And Why the Best Diet Is No Diet At All Going on a diet is a serious decision. The eating plan you choose will impact your health, appearance, quality of life, self-image, and self-confidence. With so many diet choices, it’s...

The Perfect Formula Diet Top 10 List of Plant-Based Happenings in 2011

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 18, 11 at 10:17 PM | Health

Read More: EarthSave, Forks Over Knives, green smoothies, kale, Meals for Health, Sea Shepherd, Top 10 list, whole foods plant-based diet

Actually Eleven of the Top Good, Bad, and So-What Legacies of 2011 As 2011 speeds to its end, it’s time to reflect on the top events, organizations, trends, and people that will have a lasting impact on American food...

Ten Ways Mint Helps You Thrive

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 14, 11 at 11:51 PM | Food

Read More: candy canes, mint, whole foods plant-based diet

Enjoy the Refreshing Herb Mint During the Holidays – And Year Round You may think of mint as a common herb that you casually use for its flavor and aroma. Minty candy canes symbolize the winter holiday season. Iced mint...

Five Top Sites to Get Toxic Chemicals Out of Your Life

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 30, 11 at 07:50 PM | Green

Read More: Environmental Working Group, household products, personal care products, toxic chemicals

Must-Have Information on Harmful Chemicals in Your Home Whether you are buying personal care and household products for yourself or as a gift for others, you need to be aware of the toxic substances that lurk in these products. Manufacturers...

How To Make the Best Soup for a Cold Even More Powerful

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 20, 11 at 11:33 PM | Health

Why Mushrooms Tune-Up Your Immune System to Stop Colds and Flu Is there really a way, through diet, to treat and stop a cold or the flu? While chicken soup is routinely believed to be good for a cold, my...

A Place Where It's Normal To Dump Sand In Your Engine

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 22, 11 at 04:39 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: medical costs, whole foods plant-based diet

The Land of Sandy Autos: A Fable People in the Land of Sandy Autos (LSA) start each morning taking care of their cars. The usual routine, which 99% of men and women embrace, is to mix a teaspoon of sand...