You followed a plant-based diet, but your physician tells you that your latest fasting blood test results shows no improvement in your cardiovascular health. Here’s one possible reason why, and what you can do to get better numbers the next time.
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The Global Liver Institute (GLI) is declaring war on NASH (liver disease), calling it a hidden epidemic in a recent press release. NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) affects an estimated 115 million people globally. Tragically, NASH will become the number one cause for liver transplants next year. In this article, we are going to explore important facts about fatty liver disease and the top 5 foods that you should avoid to prevent it.
We’ve known for some time the obesity epidemic has been an issue and connected to highly proliferate processed foods, but now the results are in. Stunningly, it isn’t just the obesity in a person impacted.
Collection of dietary intake data can be challenging with the potential of errors in validity and reliability. Nutritional assessments are important to determine dietary strategies. There are limitations with these methodologies as not all nutrients have reliable markers of status.
The vegan diet is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds amongst celebrities and health professionals alike. Some examples of celebrities that endorse a vegan diet include Christie Brinkley and Carrie Underwood. Today we are going to be looking at how to properly supplement your vegan diet to avoid common nutritional deficiencies.
Today more than ever parents want the answer to what's causing increased depression in American teens. Turns out the answer is most obvious, but the least believed. The role of nutrition in mental health has never been more prevalent.
Typical treatment for depression commonly involves medication and/or psychotherapy. Researchers are now taking a serious look at the impact of a diet for depression as an additional form of treatment, and the results have shown the undeniable positive impact of food on mood.
Nutrition is an important factor in boosting and maintaining immune system health. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been shown in studies to be a preventative of cancer. This is why it's shocking that the most healing of all non-cancer foods - asparagus, has come under attack.
New animal research published in the journal, Nature, suggests that food can either fuel or inhibit the spread of cancer. This is due to the amino acid composition of foods because certain cancers appear to thrive on specific amino acids.
We know that cancer eats -- it is self-sustaining and lives off of what you put into your body. Sugar has long been blamed for feeding cancer, while animal products, particularly meat, have flown under the radar. This misinformation has thrown fruit under the bus as a healthful option and has prevented many cancer patients from healing.
Plant-based diets are predicted to be a huge trend in 2018. Vegetarian and vegan diets are the top trends according to International meal delivery service Just Eat, and now, according to new Dietary Guidelines for 2018-2020, the less restrictive Mediterranean diet will be recommended to those in lieu of the Keto Diet.
One of the biggest myths that permeates America’s view of fat is that eating fat makes you fat. However, this misconception is rooted in several flawed theories which I will attempt to reveal in this article.
Christmas is a very cheery season, but it can be disheartening to face the holiday baking without your favorite recipes just because you have a dairy allergy. We do have to make some adjustments, but thankfully there are alternatives available that make the transition to a dairy-free Christmas a little easier so that feelings of deprivation don’t set in.
Losing weight and becoming healthier doesn't have to be a drastic change from the standard American diet (SAD) of burgers, fries and pizza to salads for every meal. In fact, it should not be anything like that.
The least talked about cause of high blood pressure and its resulting heart disease and stroke risk is thickening of the blood. Undoubtedly, thick blood is a result of a high-fat diet, particularly, a diet high in animal products. Many are treated with blood thinning medications, or anticoagulants, and many are put on aspirin therapy, but is a natural alternative that is longer lasting.
When I first decided to go vegan, after watching some very convincing documentaries, I was pretty sure that I was going to be sacrificing much in the way of taste and texture. I was okay with that, believing it was the right move for the animals, for the environment and for my health.
Heart failure is a condition that is usually years in the making. It is a slow breakdown of muscle over time, likely caused by years of deficiency, that leaves the heart inefficient at pumping blood and drawing enough blood to supply to the body. Surprisingly, 6.5 million Americans, over the age of 20, suffer from this condition.
Vegetarian foods have been studied for cancer prevention to heart health and more, but there's one vegan food that is critical for enhancing cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception and rapid eye movement during sleep -- and that food is humble pistachio.
Diverticulitis is a diet-related digestive disease caused by a lifelong low fiber diet. The good news is diverticulitis can be avoided, and the symptoms reversed by switching by following a vegan as a diverticulitis diet, according to findings.
Vegans, like meat-eaters are not immune from deficiencies. To thrive on a vegan diet four key nutrients are required. Avoiding these nutrients results in similar diseases as your meat-eating counterparts. Learning to divert vegan deficiency risks is the responsibility of every vegan.
Nurses who went vegan reported having better health since eliminating animal products from their diet. They also lost weight and reported have more energy. Body changes after going vegan were reported to be positive and health promoting.
It has often been said that good food means good mood, however, this saying doesn't apply to a steak dinner with wine, all the trimmings, and dessert. Instead, it applies to a simpler, meatless meal according to a 2015 study that surveyed the moods of vegas and vegetarians compared with meat-eaters.
Nature has your back when it comes to healing, which is why so many today are going on a plant-based diet. However, the banana, a commonly available food, has shown to have potent antiviral healing benefits especially when it comes to ending HIV.
Vegan-shamers love to let you know their unsolicited opinion. They often do this by shaming your lifestyle and diet choices or by taunting you with their diet. A vegan-shamer may tell you that your impact on the environment is minimal. By knowing the facts about the ever popular vegan movement, as well as seeing the impact of the many others who have embarked on this journey, you can dominate vegan-shaming with positivity and knowledge.
Mass shooting statistics in America are rising and are the highest of any country. Recent mass shootings have uncovered several observations regarding mental health and a need for gun control, while nutrition professionals are looking at diet as an important factor.
If you are on a plant-based, vegan diet for one year or more, your blood is likely to be eight times stronger than those who follow the Standard American Diet, according to some enlightening research.