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From Misguided Food Addict to Health Coach

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JamesDyer 570x299 From Misguided Food Addict to Health CoachIn January of 2009, at the age of 32, I weighed 400 lbs. — a result of years of addictive eating, fueled by a lifetime of loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Like all addicts, I used my drug of choice (food) to disconnect and anesthetize myself from painful emotions.

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Ponzu Noodle Salad

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Ponzu is a soy and citrus sauce popular in Japanese cooking. Use it to dress up simple vegetable and rice dishes, or use it as a sauce for stir-fries. Make this dish in the spring when snow peas and cilantro are in season. Brown rice noodles can be found in most grocery stores, natural food stores, or online.
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Black-Eyed Peas

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Black Eyed Peas 570x299 Black Eyed PeasThis recipe will convince you that healthy does taste better!
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Dropping Weight and Feeling Great!

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Erin 570x299 Dropping Weight and Feeling Great!Thanks to discovering Forks Over Knives and The Engine 2 Diet, I have dropped 12 pounds in ten weeks, and my cholesterol level has decreased significantly. I have never lost weight this quickly, and I feel great. My goal is to drop another 6 to 8 pounds, and I am well on my way.

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Black Bean Burgers

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2Black Bean Burgers 570x299 Black Bean BurgersThis Mexican burger is inspired by Jeff Novick’s veggie burger line. It’s a delicious and healthy alternative to greasy beef burgers. Use your favorite salsa or you could also replace salsa with ketchup. If you enjoy the hotness, feel free to add a little bit of hot sauce. For a better hold, prepare the patties the day before and store in your refrigerator over night.
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Who Should Take Cholesterol-lowering Statins? Everyone or No One?

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Lipitor570x299 Who Should Take Cholesterol lowering Statins? Everyone or No One?Should cholesterol-lowering statins be added to our drinking water in order to prevent atherosclerosis, like fluoride is added to prevent tooth decay? Some medical doctors and scientists have recommended this public health measure because heart disease and strokes threaten the lives of more than half of all people following the Western diet. Apparently, even healthy people are now being told to take statins, with recommendations that over the age of 50, regardless of their health history, people should take these medications daily.

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Spring Rolls

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SpringRolls 570x299 Spring RollsSpring rolls are a popular appetizer in several Asian cuisines: Taiwanese, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, and Vietnamese, just to name a few. The fillings often vary with the seasons, which is why you might see them referred to as both spring rolls and summer rolls. I’ve blended the flavors of Taiwanese, Vietnamese, and Thai spring rolls here to create the ultimate Asian-inspired appetizer.
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Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet for Life

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Travis 570x2991 Whole Food, Plant Based Diet for LifeIn February of 2012 I was morbidly obese, weighing in at 370 pounds. At 25 years old I was already experiencing chest pains and high blood pressure and showing signs of diabetes. I decided I needed to make a change.

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The Myth of Complementary Protein

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The Myth of Complementary Protein 570x299 The Myth of Complementary Protein

Recently, I was teaching a nutrition class and describing the adequacy of plant-based diets to meet human nutritional needs. A woman raised her hand and stated, “I’ve read that because plant foods don’t contain all the essential amino acids that humans need, to be healthy we must either eat animal protein or combine certain plant foods with others in order to ensure that we get complete proteins.”

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White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil

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WhiteBeanHummus New 570x299 White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and BasilThe fresh thyme and basil add a fresh and vibrant taste to this hummus. The pureed cannellini beans are creamy white, which together with the green flecks from the fresh herbs, make this hummus pretty to look at… and scrumptious to eat!

This recipe is wheat-free, gluten-free, and soy-free.
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