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Outstanding Muscle Building with Whole Plant Foods

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 2, 16 at 09:49 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: Guilt Free Vegan, Jeff Morgan

Jeff Morgan's Channel Shows Muscular Can Equal Healthy The quest for athletic success often drives those who buy into the myth they need to eat enormous amounts of protein, whether it's from animal foods or supplements. Jeff Morgan, impressive fitness...

What Do Hormones Have to Do With Your Diet?

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 14, 16 at 08:11 PM | Health

Read More: hormones

Three Ways to Mess Up Your Hormonal Balance You may have blamed your hormones for health problems from mood swings to weight gain to depression. Or you might have used hormones as a way to build muscles and strive for...

Sugar Is Not the Great Evil

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 20, 16 at 02:52 PM | Health

Read More: sugar, ultra-processed foods

The Health Effects of Sugar Are Exaggerated While More Harmful Ingredients are Ignored Sugar has become the scapegoat for everything wrong with the health of Americans. Media, government authorities, and even some doctors blame sugar as the chief culprit -...

Seven Dangerous Mistakes in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 24, 16 at 07:13 PM | Health

Read More: 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

How Can You Protect Yourself Against This Really Bad Advice? The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the official federal directive on how to eat, starts out with a promising goal. The Guidelines observe "about half of all American adults--117 million...

How Many Cigarettes Should You Smoke in the New Year?

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 4, 16 at 09:53 PM | Health

Read More: health, smoking, whole foods plant-based diet

And How Much Meat and Dairy Are Safe to Eat? Will smokers get much benefit from a resolution to smoke fewer cigarettes, as an alternative to quitting altogether? Decades of global research on tobacco use show cutting down on cigarette...

How Not To Die: Plant-Based Nutrition Facts and Fun

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 5, 15 at 11:19 PM | Health

Read More: Dr Michael Greger, How Not to Die review, whole foods plant-based diet

Dr. Greger Shows Nutritional Science Triumphs Over Dietary Myths Dr. Michael Greger is best known for his site nutritionfacts.org, which showcases over 1,000 videos on nutrition and health. Each video tells a story using research journals articles and Dr. Greger's...

Proteinaholic Wipes Out Protein Myths

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 28, 15 at 12:10 PM | Health

Read More: Dr. Garth Davis, protein, Proteinaholic

Dr. Garth Davis Shows That What You Don't Know About Protein May Be Killing You The title of Proteinaholic captivated me, so I immersed myself in this book as soon as I could get hold of it. Proteinaholic lives up...

The Long Life Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 29, 15 at 10:47 AM | Health

Read More: centernarians, longevity, Okinawa

The Surprising Facts About What Healthy People Eat to Reach Their 100th Birthday A long life, enjoyed in good health, is a dream that many seek to realize. Yet while life span has been slowly increasing in developed countries, freedom...

The Journey to Plant-Based Health Just Got Easier

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 13, 15 at 04:32 PM | Food

Read More: Lani Muelrath, The Plant-Based Journey

Lani Muelrath Guides You on a Well-Lit Path to Plant-Based Success You've heard the success stories, seen the before-and-after pictures of what a whole foods, plant-based diet can accomplish for your health, appearance, and budget. Perhaps you set out to...

Three Surprising Benefits of Whole Grains

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 19, 15 at 03:30 PM | Health

Read More: whole grains, whole wheat

Whole Grains Are Healthy -And That Includes Whole Grain Bread Whole grains have an image problem. Pervasive media stories and nutrition books warn that eating grains puts you at risk for obesity and chronic illness. When you look at the...

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook Is a Recipe Delight

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 12, 15 at 03:40 PM | Food

Read More: Kim Campbell, PlantPure Nation Cookbook, whole foods plant-based diet

Kim Campbell Proves That Taste and Health Can Be Best Friends The power of a whole foods, plant-based diet to transform health is compelling. But even with ample demonstration of this effectiveness, people may be reluctant to move to an...

Plant Pure Nation Shows Health Is Ten Days Away

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 7, 15 at 07:42 PM | Health

Read More: Nelson Campbell, Plant Pure Nation, T Colin Campbell

Nelson Campbell Directs a Documentary That Can Save Your Life The film Plant Pure Nation offers life-and-death drama in unexpected places: the Kentucky state legislature, a main street in small town North Carolina, and every day dinner tables. With a...

Sushi Dangers

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 25, 15 at 07:51 PM | Health

Read More: FDA, raw fish, raw milk, sashimi, sushi

Raw Fish and Raw Milk Are Not Healthy Upbeat myths have boosted the image of raw animal foods, such as sushi, sashimi, and raw dairy products. Claims that these foods are somehow more "natural" and nutrient-rich than after they are...

Soy: The News Is Good

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 10, 15 at 09:08 PM | Health

Read More: phytoestrogens, soy

The Health Benefits of Soy Are Real, While the Ideas of Danger Are Fantasies Remember the school lesson about how, in fifteenth century Europe, influential thinkers said it was impossible to sail across the Atlantic Ocean? The governing idea was...

My Day At the Dark Chocolate Factory

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 26, 15 at 05:57 PM | Food

Read More: dark chocolate

Sorting, Sniffing, and Tasting Are All Part of the Job of Making Intense Dark Chocolate Bars Chocolate has always been one of my favorite foods. An allergy to chocolate in childhood was tough for me, and I could sneak only...

The Ultimate Betrayal Investigates Happy Meat

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 11, 15 at 08:27 PM | Animals

Read More: happy meat, Hope Bohanec

Hope Bohanec Exposes the Reality Behind Feel-Good Meat Labels Is there any way in which "humane" meat, dairy, or eggs are better - for human health, the environment, or animals? In The Ultimate Betrayal, Hope Bohanec takes on this question....

The Campbell Plan Guides Your Whole Food, Plant-Based Journey

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 23, 15 at 10:19 PM | Health

Read More: Dr. Thomas Campbell, The Campbell Plan

Dr. Thomas Campbell Puts You In Charge of Your Own Health As a family physician and coauthor of The China Study, Dr. Thomas Campbell is eminently credible in showing the power of a whole foods, plant-based diet in transforming your...

Three Ways Bacon Will Kill You

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 1, 15 at 10:46 PM | Health

Read More: AGEs, bacon, cancer

A Toxic Chemical Brew Disguised As Something Edible The dangers of bacon make this food fad a gateway to cancer and early death. Research shows that processed meats, which include bacon, are health disasters. For example: Two studies in the...

How To Make Dark Chocolate Part of a Healthy Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 8, 15 at 09:30 PM | Food

Read More: cocoa powder, Dark chocolate

Seven Tips To Do It Right Compelling scientific findings, published in peer reviewed medical journals, show significant health benefits for dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Here are the major ways that chocolate helps you avoid chronic illness. Cardiovascular disease Dark...

How The Vegiterranean Diet Transforms the Mediterranean Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 25, 15 at 07:32 PM | Health

Read More: julieanna hever, Mediterranean diet, Vegiterranean Diet

Julieanna Hever Delivers a Delicious Journey To Blue Waters and Health-Enhancing Foods Julieanna Hever, the plant-based dietitian, takes the Mediterranean diet to its highest level of taste and health in her book The Vegiterranean Diet. She gives you several books...