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Sick and Declining at 23 … Radiant and Soaring at 25!

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Kimberly 570x299 Sick and Declining at 23 … Radiant and Soaring at 25!My name is Kimberly Allison, and I am 25 years old. I was raised on the standard American diet and ate that way my whole life―eggs for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and steak for dinner. Snacks would be chips, cookies, etc. More than two years ago, at 5′5″ tall I weighed 168 lbs. and had borderline high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I caught every single bug and flu that was going around. It seemed like every few months I was sick with one thing or another. I also had horrendous stomach problems. My parents and relatives were sick, and I just assumed such maladies were part of growing older.

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Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry

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Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry 570x299 Yam Chickpea Spinach CurryI was looking for something to whip up for dinner one day and I found some diced frozen yams and spinach in the freezer. So I thought I’d create a different spin on Chana Masala with them and this is what I came up with. It’s very hearty and satisfying!
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Why Everyone Should Eat More Plants

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Running RichRoll 570x299 Why Everyone Should Eat More PlantsThere is a misconception that eating a plant-based diet is unnatural, the purview of activist radicals and the socially marginalized. Instead, I submit that it is beyond a doubt the most natural, healthy, and advisable thing you can possibly do to optimize your wellness and become bulletproof to Western disease.

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Raspberry Truffle Brownies

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Raspberry Truffle Brownies 570x299 Raspberry Truffle BrowniesThese dense, fudgy brownies have loads and loads of melt-in-your-mouth raspberry yumminess. Frozen berries actually will work better here because the dough is very stiff, and frozen berries are easier to fold in.

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Cranberry Orange Pumpkin Muffins

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When organic canned pumpkin is plentiful, I like to make pumpkin spice oatmeal in the morning. One day I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to eat it and I wondered how it would taste baked into a muffin. The result was pure pumpkin perfection!!! These little beauties are moist and delicious, not too sweet and reminiscent of the cranberry orange bread my Mom used to make.
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Fit Doesn’t Mean Healthy … Now at 50 I’m Both!

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Suzanna 570x2991 Fit Doesn’t Mean Healthy … Now at 50 I’m Both!I am a former Ms. Natural Olympia drug-free bodybuilding champion. My mantra used to be “protein, protein, protein!” Six times a day, I ate chicken, meat, fish, egg whites, or whey―up to 300 grams a day! I thought this was the right way to eat. I never ate fast food, and my foods were pretty clean, but I knew nothing about dairy and animal products dangers.

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The Smoke and Mirrors Behind Wheat Belly and Grain Brain

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GrainBrain 570x299 The Smoke and Mirrors Behind <em>Wheat Belly</em> and <em>Grain Brain</em>The Atkins Diet lives on in the current bestselling books Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD and Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD.

Robert Atkins, MD, creator of the Atkins Diet, was upfront with his recommendations to eat a diet almost exclusively made up of meat, poultry, cheese, butter, fish, and eggs, with very little plant-foods. The first Atkins Diet book was published in 1972; since then well-informed people have come to understand (through their own readings and personal experiences) that eating an animal-based, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet is wrong. They have learned that following this eating pattern causes epidemic diseases, including type-2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and common cancers; and that the livestock industry is at the root of climate change. Many people are also wrestling with their conscience as they deal with the moral issues of animals being killed unnecessarily for food, supporting the horrors of factory farming, and depleting our oceans. Therefore, a diet book titled Eat More Animals to Lose Weight would meet a mostly unfriendly audience.

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Kidney Bean Bites

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One afternoon I grabbed what I thought was corn from the freezer but later realized it was mixed vegetables. Once they thawed on the counter I knew they weren’t going back in, so I looked for a new, inventive way to use them. This recipe was the result. Leftovers are great as a burger!

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Split Pea & Cauliflower Soup

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A variation of pea soup is part of many cultures. In the 18th and 19th centuries, split pea soup played a prominent role in the British and Irish diets. Sailors loved eating peas, because they were inexpensive and stored easily in dried form. Both are still true today, which means peas remain a great staple food in modern times.
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Careers in Plant-Based Nutrition: Options for Action in an Emerging Field

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Careers 570x299 Careers in Plant Based Nutrition: Options for Action in an Emerging FieldWe need you. We have never before been faced with so much overweight, chronic disease, and associated emotional and financial ill effects of the standard American diet. We have much to do if we are to turn this situation around, and fortunately, many paths lead to positive change. If you feel an inner calling to get involved, responding effectively will both create personal fulfillment and allow you to make a crucial positive difference.

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