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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...

Fish Contains Worm Larvae

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 2, 11 at 10:28 PM | Health

Read More: fish, fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids, worm larvae

Ten Reasons Seafood Is Not Safe or Appetizing Government, media, and even health professionals flood you with advice to load up your diet with fish and fish oil. The alleged health benefits of eating fish center on a two nutrients:...

Why the Much-Hyped Weight Watchers Study Sets You Up for Disappointment

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 11, 11 at 10:13 PM | Health

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

Is the Glass 6 Pounds Full or 42 Pounds Empty? The media have been overflowing with a recent British study that compared weight loss results of visits to a doctor vs. the Weight Watchers program. A Google search for...

Five Ways You Thrive With Flax Seeds for Pennies a Day

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 5, 11 at 10:33 AM | Health

Read More: flax seeds, inflammation, omega 3s, omega 6s, whole food plant-based diets

Why Consuming Fish for Omega-3s Is Like Eating Radioactive Vegetables You can’t eat a single nutrient in isolation. This includes overhyped omega-3 fatty acids. Whether you get these nutrients from food or pills, they’re part of a package. Here’s an...

Three and a Half Satisfying Whole Foods. Plant-Based Recipes

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 20, 11 at 08:36 PM | Food

Read More: recipes, Tracy Childs, vegan cooking classes, whole food plant-based diets

Tracy Childs, a vegan cooking instructor and wellspring for whole foods, plant-based recipes, shares these ideas for delicious meals you can make quickly. The ingredients are easy to find and the results will please you and anyone you share these...

San'Dera Prude Finds a New Caramel Popcorn

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 30, 11 at 09:50 PM | Health

Read More: Forks Over Knives, San'Dera Prude, weight loss, whole foods

This Forks Over Knives Patient Shares Her Journey From Junk Food to Whole Food The film Forks Over Knives colorfully illustrates critical nutritional facts about a whole foods, plant-based diet. This eating plan can help you reverse just about any...

Recipes From Todd's Home Run Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 3, 11 at 11:42 AM | Food

Read More: diabetes, green smoothies, Home Run diet, recipes, weight loss

When Todd Rosenthal was diagnosed with diabetes, he transformed his health through putting together his own "Home Run" diet. This whole foods, plant-based eating plan, built on physician and nutrition expert recommendations, plummeted his blood sugar level from 310 to...

From Cancer To The Ironman: How Food Makes the Difference

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 21, 11 at 12:06 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: exercise, Forks over Knives, Ruth Heidrich

Ruth Heidrich Shares Her Success in Forks Over Knives And Everywhere Someone Can Benefit I was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., one of the star patients in the movie Forks Over Knives. Ruth provides insights...

Six Reasons Portion Control Will Make You Overweight

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 15, 11 at 01:51 PM | Health

Read More: portion control, serving size, USDA, weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet

Why Serving Sizes Undercut Health and Weight Loss Run-of-the-mill diets focus on controlling the amount you eat by limiting portions. This is an attempt to fit a manmade, arbitrary concept (“serving size”) into a natural biological system (your body). While...

How To Grow Microgreens for Food and Stress Relief

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 7, 11 at 07:03 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: home gardening, horticulture therapy, microgreens, whole foods

An Indoor Microgreen Garden Can Be Inexpensive and Fun  Microgreens are the perfect crop to bring nature into your home – and with tasty results. Microgreens are very young vegetable and herb plants, usually an inch or two high and...

Whole Food Nutrients Are a Superstar Team

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 23, 11 at 09:44 PM | Health

Read More: carbohydrates, fats, minerals, phytochemicals, protein, whole foods

Each Player on Its Own Can Do Little No matter how well you eat, you may worry about your diet. You may doubt you are getting enough of certain nutrients. Iron, zinc, calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids…concern about these may...

Calcium Can Stiffen Your Arteries

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 3, 11 at 05:56 PM | Health

Read More: calcium, calcium-alkali syndrome, dairy, heart attack, supplements, whole foods

Calcium Supplements May Also Make Your Body Too Alkaline Whole plant foods contain thousands of beneficial substances, including amino acids, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, complex carbohydrates, fiber, and phytochemicals, health-promoting nutrients found only in plants. These nourishing elements work...

Protection From Radiation: Five Ways Plant Foods Guard Your Health

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 20, 11 at 11:17 PM | Health

Read More: cancer, radiation, whole foods

Diet Helps Shield You from Radiation and Cancer The struggle to contain radioactive releases at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has focused the world’s attention on the hazards of radiation. However, even without such incidents, you are subject to harmful...

2,068 Vegans Tell All

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 5, 11 at 11:03 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: healthy eating, survey, vegan

New Survey Shows Vegans are Happy and Thriving In our over-stressed and rushed world, is there a simple secret to inner peace? Amid the wasteland of fast food and supermarkets crammed with thousands of processed choices, is there a straight...

How We Can Eat Our Way Out of the Deficit

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 21, 11 at 11:23 PM | Health

Read More: Congressional Budget Office, deficit, health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Warren Buffett, whole foods

Surging Health Care Costs Come Right Out of Your Pocket The health care costs draining your personal budget come in two pieces: the amount you see directly as health care, and the hidden costs embedded in taxes, salary you don’t...

Eleven Risky Mistakes the USDA Makes About Plant-Based Diets

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 5, 11 at 09:57 PM | Health

Read More: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, protein, USDA, weight loss, whole foods

You’ll Need Bigger Clothes If You Follow the Government’s Advice   The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched their Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 with great fanfare. Mostly, the Guidelines are more of the same wimpy advice that has been...

Vitamin D: the Good, the Necessary, and the Toxic

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 23, 11 at 10:05 AM | Health

Read More: Institute of Medicine, sunshine, supplements, vitamin D, whole foods

This Misnamed Essential Can Accumulate to Dangerous Levels To understand how to get enough vitamin D without poisoning yourself with too much, first you need to realize that this essential is not a vitamin at all. By definition, a vitamin...

Five Actions You Must Take Now for Healthy Eating Success

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 9, 11 at 10:00 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: diet, learning, stages of change, whole foods

Change is a learning process, not unlike mastering reading. You may remember developing your own reading skills, or maybe you've watched a child enjoy their increasing proficiency as they moved from one grade to another. Generally, the student starts...

Twelve Ways Smoking and Animal Foods Are Alike

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 26, 10 at 08:43 PM | Health

Read More: animal foods, cigarettes, smoking, Surgeon General, whole foods

And Two Important Ways They Are Different The Surgeon General's December 2010 report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease, is a gift for anyone interested in health. Of course, everyone knows that smoking is "bad." This 727 page masterpiece vividly describes...

What Kind of Soup Is Best for Colds?

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 4, 10 at 11:24 PM | Health

Read More: colds, flu, respiratory infection, soup, vegetables

Colds, flu, and all manner of upper respiratory infections blossom in winter. Modern medicine has no effective cure for the patient's misery. Some drugs can temporarily help with symptoms, but may have unwanted side effects that make things worse in...