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Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part III

As I stated in Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part I, there is plenty of iron in a whole, plant based diet. The trick is absorption. In addition to adding vitamin C containing foods to your diet, another way to ensure that you are absorbing all the iron you need is to add garlic and onions to the mix. Continue reading

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Is Vinegar the New “Weight Loss Miracle”?

Most of you already know that I’m not a fan of shortcuts, quick fixes, magic bullets, supplements or diet gimmicks. I believe that natural, whole, and gradual solutions are the best choices for long term health. But it’s also fun to see what the latest rage is in the world of diet and nutrition. At present it seems like its vinegar. Continue reading

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Over Their Dead Bodies

How often do you consider the effects of your dietary choices on others? Maybe it’s time you started. Continue reading

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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate… That is the question.

Flu season is upon is. Will you go along with the media’s call to vaccinate? Or will you hold off and hope for the best? Either way, it’s best to educate oneself on the matter… Continue reading

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Meat Meets Science

As most of you know, meat is not the healthiest thing you can eat. Yes, it’s got plenty of protein, vitamin B12, iron and a few other trace minerals, but it also come packed with a host of health comprising components. Continue reading

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Do Cows Need Protein?

The dairy industry has discovered that cows don’t need that much protein and in fact, they fare much better with less in their diets. Oh, if only there was a “human industry” to get to the bottom of how to best grow a healthy human being for as little money as possible ;) Continue reading

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High Protein Diets & Bone Loss

A new study shows that high protein, animal based diets increase bone loss – Unfortunately, they only studied older women and not the population as a whole.

High-protein diets may cause bone loss in older women Continue reading

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Live Natural, Live Well Interview

Heather Lounsbury who hosts the ‘Live Natural, Live Well’ radio show on BlogTalkRadio invited me to be a part of a three person call in interview about being healthy on a vegan diet. Robert Cheeke of VeganBodybuilding.com and Whitney Lauritsen of Eco-Vegan Gal also shared their great insights and stories on this show. Continue reading

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Is Television Bad For Your Diet?

This “research” looks a little sketchy to me. It appears that special interest groups are hard at work trying to get people to believe that being healthy is a good thing and that TV is a bad thing. I’m not buying it ;) Continue reading

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Is Organic Produce Better For You?

n order to be a good secret agent you have to know how to create an effective smoke screen. Apparently, such agents are hard at work creating such a distraction in their fight against organic foods. The main reason to choose organic food is the lack of potentially toxic chemical residue on the skin of the produce Continue reading

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