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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...

How "Healthy Fats" Hurt You

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 4, 15 at 07:56 PM | Health

Read More: fats, fish oil, oils, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, oxidation

Extracted Oils Are the Most Dangerous The government, the food industry, even doctors may all bombard you with advice to eat so-called "healthy fats," in the form of: olive oil (for monounsaturated fats) other vegetable oils (for polyunsaturated fats) fish...

My Three Most Surprising Blogs of 2014

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 21, 14 at 08:57 PM | Health

Read More: nutrition myths, whole foods plant-based diets

These Eye-Opening Articles Demolish Dangerous Nutrition Myths When I began researching meatless eating in 1995, I thought I was knowledgeable about nutrition. After all, everything I had been told from middle school on, whether from teachers, doctors, or the media,...

Vanilla Is Anything But Plain

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 17, 14 at 05:29 PM | Food

Read More: antioxidant, spice, vanilla

This Enticing, Aromatic Spice Protects Your Health In Five Ways Vanilla has an image problem. The run-of-the-mill perception is that vanilla is a plain and boring choice. Once you learn about this extraordinary spice, your appreciation may change. In fact,...

Five Dangers of Eating Poultry

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 23, 14 at 11:18 PM | Health

Read More: chicken, dangers of poultry, plant-based diet, Thanksgiving, turkey, whole foods

Chicken and Turkey Are Health Risks All Year Long Turkeys are the routine centerpiece of many holiday meals, while chickens are a common "main course" for everyday dinners. Yet when you look closely at poultry, the health dangers may surprise...

The Easiest Transition to a Whole Foods, Plant Based Lifestyle

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 7, 14 at 10:33 PM | Health

Read More: Forks Over Knives

The Forks Over Knives Plan Keeps You On Track For Success What if you are dissatisfied with your health? Maybe you are overweight, low in energy, plagued with headaches or sinusitis or chronic pain, on multiple drugs, or spending way...

The Empty Medicine Cabinet Shows a Medication-Free Path to Healing

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 20, 14 at 06:58 PM | Health

Read More: chronic illness, Dustin Rudolph, The Empty Medicine Cabinet

Dustin Rudolph Teaches You the Basic Principles of Lifelong Health Dustin Rudolph is a pharmacist who wants to see his patients regain their health and become free of medications. He wrote The Empty Medicine Cabinet: The Pharmacist's Guide to the...

The Whole Truth Is the First Step

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 13, 14 at 04:40 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: Howard Jacobson, Whole

Howard Jacobson Shares What It's Like to Work With Dr. Campbell and What the Next Step Might Be Whole, Dr. T Colin Campbell's ground breaking book, tells why we need to totally rethink the science of what we eat. This...

How Important Is It to Eat Breakfast?

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 1, 14 at 06:16 PM | Health

Read More: breakfast, cereal, flaxseeds

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Busy People Skipping breakfast is tempting for time management, especially if you're still sleepy, worried about arriving at a meeting on time, or getting children dressed and out the door with homework in tow. Yet years...

What Dr. Milton Mills Knows Can Save Your Life

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 14, 14 at 10:12 PM | Health

Read More: carnivore, Dr. Milton Mills, herbivore, omnivore

He'll Even Give You $10,000 To Prove He's Wrong The astonishing information never stopped as I watched Dr. Milton Mills give three talks on whether humans were made to eat meat. Here's a handful of examples. Only herbivores - animals...

The Wildlife Massacre That Ranchers Want to Hide

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 4, 14 at 10:50 PM | Green

Read More: Center for Biological Diversity, diet and extinction, take extinction off your plate

The Center of Biological Diversity Shows the Best Way to Save Wildlife Is a Change in Diet The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit that has protected more than 500 endangered species and 220 million acres of their habitat, is...

Carnivorous Plants Can Tell You What to Eat

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 19, 14 at 11:53 PM | Health

Read More: carnivorous plants, protein

Why Do Some Plants Consume Insects? Here's a situation I've run into many times. Me giving a presentation: "Plants are the base of the food chain on planet earth. Do plants eat animals, or do animals eat plants?" Someone in...