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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...

10 Reasons to Eat More Cranberries

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 21, 10 at 10:48 PM | Health

Read More: cranberries, phytochemicals, plant-based nutrition, whole foods

This Colorful Fruit Has Unique Health Benefits Cranberries are a holiday season tradition. Their tart taste, dark red hue, and versatility underlie their popularity. Americans are consuming more cranberries, with 40,000 acres devoted to this crop. Farmers grow cranberries in...

Not-Recipes for Not-Meals

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 7, 10 at 07:29 PM | Food

Read More: convenience, cooking, recipes, whole foods

Cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients is the gold standard for healthy plant-based eating. Tips to make cooking more enjoyable simplify this process. But some nights even the most undemanding recipes are out-of-reach. You are running late at work and...

Why Apples Really Are Your Best Medicine

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 10, 10 at 08:41 PM | Food

Read More: antioxidants, apples, phytochemicals, whole foods

Nutrition and Health Thrive with An Apple a Day So many nutrition myths are untrue, even downright harmful. Yet the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" has important clues to staying healthy and thin. This popular fruit...

Organic Fruits and Veggies Take Over the World

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 11, 10 at 12:22 AM | Food

Read More: farmers, organic food, sustainability, whole foods

Where Does All That Great Organic Food Come From? Natural food stores, co-ops, and even supermarkets and many restaurants overflow with organic produce. These extraordinary whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, potatoes, beans, whole grains, herbs, spices, nuts, and seeds, make...

Plants are Nutrient Factories

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 22, 10 at 10:54 PM | Health

Read More: antioxidants, carotenoids, phytochemicals, plant-based diet, Vitamin A, whole foods

Animals Are Nutrient Consumers Plants are the base of earth's food chain, using solar energy to fuel nutrient manufacture. These green factories effortlessly put together the complex carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and phytochemicals that animals need to survive and thrive....

Inner Peace: A Simple Choice

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 14, 10 at 10:51 PM | Animals

Read More: Animal Acres, inner peace, plant-based nutrition, whole foods

Sanctuary Animals Give an Invaluable Gift The early morning was cool as my daughter Angela, our friends Teagen, Rose, and Rachel, and I set out for the 164 mile drive to Animal Acres. I had long wanted to visit this...

Eat More, Wrinkle Less

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 1, 10 at 10:20 PM | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: antioxidants, skin, whole foods, wrinkle

Your skin, your largest and heaviest organ, mirrors the health of your body. Your 20 pounds or more of skin protect you, regulate body temperature, make essential chemicals, and allow you to feel touch, temperature, and pressure. The complexity...

Weight Loss - Success At Last

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 15, 10 at 08:35 PM | Health

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

Why Whole Foods Are the Key to Keeping Pounds Off                   The obesity epidemic in the US remains a puzzle to researchers and policymakers. A widely publicized report issued in June 2010 concluded obesity "threatens America's future." Both the health and...

Barbecue With a Side of Chemicals

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 19, 10 at 10:02 PM | Health

Read More: barbeque, cancer, heterocyclic amines, in utero, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Killer Reasons to Break Up with Your Grill This Summer The start of warm summer breezes and promise of the Fourth of July inspire many to drag out their barbecue grill. Charcoal and lighter fluid join the bestseller list....

Plant-Based Diet Can End Wildlife Apocalypse Now

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 10, 10 at 11:31 PM | Animals

Read More: oil spill, wildlife

Successful wildlife conservation depends on a transition to a plant-based diet. The devastating apocalypse now for birds, fish, and mammals threatened by the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher captures the world's conscience and desire to rescue animals in peril. Yet...

Twelve Ways to Make Cooking Fun and Easy

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 31, 10 at 10:17 PM | Food

Read More: Cooking, recipes, restaurants, whole foods

Whip Up Health and Weight Loss Success in Minutes Imagine if someone actually paid you to be healthy. Sent you a handful of dollar bills every morning to have fun. That's what cooking your own food is like. Compared to...