Wellness

Take Heart! Whole-Food, Plant-Based Living Will (Slowly) Reach the Masses

Once you know the connection between dietary choices and health, watching other people eat can be a gruesome sight. It can seem…

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Eating on $1.50 a day
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My $1.50 a Day Challenge: Eating a Plant-Based Diet on an Austere Budget

I recently took on a personal challenge to eat on $1.50 a day for five days. I was apprehensive and didn’t think…

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Wellness

What’s Wrong with Eggs?

A common question I hear as a dietitian (second only to “Where do you get your protein?” of course) is “What’s wrong…

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Wellness

Animal Agriculture, Hunger, and How to Feed a Growing Global Population: Part Two of Two

In part one, we explored how eating animals affects hunger and the world’s agricultural resources. IT’S TIME TO CONCEIVE NEW SOLUTIONS Most…

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Rice Part One
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Animal Agriculture, Hunger, and How to Feed a Growing Global Population: Part One of Two

More than 870 million people in world suffer daily from hunger. This year alone, six million children will die from starvation. One…

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Wellness

Powders, Extracts, Oils, and Juices

They’re all around us — goji berries, chia seeds, maca, pomegranates, and the list goes on. Certain individual foods are labeled “superfoods”…

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Wellness

Plant-Powered Athlete Josh Garrett Attempts Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record

On June 10, vegan athlete Josh Garrett set out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a grueling 2,655-mile journey from Mexico to…

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Wellness

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?…

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Wellness

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…

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Countless brown and white cows stand behind a fence outside
Wellness

Freshwater Abuse and Loss: Where Is It All Going?

Along with climate change, perhaps the most pressing concern we have regarding sustaining our lives, and future life on earth, is our…

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A photo of the actress Angelina Jolie next to a photo of the Forks Over Knives movie post
Wellness

Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy—People Are Desperate for Change

I have no intention of criticizing the famous actress, Angelina Jolie, for her decision to have both breasts removed in an effort…

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The cover of My Beef With Meat by Rip Esselstyn, beside a headshot of Rip Esselstyn in his fireman uniform
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Q&A with Rip Esselstyn on His New Book, “My Beef with Meat”

Rip Esselstyn, the former firefighter featured in Forks Over Knives and bestselling author of The Engine 2 Diet, has written a new…

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