7 Key Takeaways From ‘What the Health’

“What the Health,” the new Netflix documentary from the makers of “Cowspiracy,” is creating quite a buzz and bringing much-needed attention to the link between diet and disease. The film covers a lot of the same groundbreaking science supporting a... Read more

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The Story Behind My Family’s Historic Farm Featured in ‘Forks Over Knives’

The Esselstyn Family Farm is featured prominently in “Forks Over Knives,” but there is much more to this farm than you might know. Learn about its rich history (and how you can visit)! When our family was approached to participate... Read more

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For a Healthy Heart, Not All Plant Foods Are Equal

After you watch “Forks Over Knives” and decide to adopt a plant-based diet, does it matter if you spend your dollars in the produce department or buy a stack of vegan frozen pizzas, coconut milk ice cream, and soy burgers... Read more

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How I Answer 6 Common Questions as the Parent of a Vegan Toddler

As a now-seasoned vegan and public health advocate, I consider myself an expert at “Vegan 20 Questions: Eating Out With Omnivores.” If you’ve ever gone rogue from the standard American diet (SAD), chances are that you too have encountered questions... Read more

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Can Houses of Worship Commit to Going Plant-Based?

It is not a stretch of the imagination to say that the Western palate is accustomed to meat as one of the primary means of community interaction. Think about all of the celebrations, life-cycle events, and solemn occasions that have... Read more

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Why You Should Have a Fruit-Filled Summer

If you’re like most Americans, you probably aren’t eating enough fruit: Americans eat a single serving of fruit per day, on average. In fact, only a small minority—24 percent and 13 percent, respectively, of the population—are meeting the recommended minimum... Read more

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AMA Encourages Plant-Based Meal Options at Hospitals and Healthier Food for SNAP Participants

The American Medical Association (AMA) passed two important resolutions this month aimed at helping the nation to eat better. The first calls on U.S. hospitals to improve the health of patients, staff and visitors by offering plant-based meals and meals... Read more

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How to Help Your Kids Be Whole-Food, Plant-Based Rock Stars!

Sometimes I imagine our dinner table as a rock-and-roll concert stage. The stage is set, the lights are on, and moments before the crowd (consisting of my three kids) enters, I take a deep breath and look at the hard... Read more

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“Biggest Loser” Producer Debuts First Plant-Based Reality Show, “The Big Fat Truth”

The king of weight-loss television, JD Roth (former executive producer of The Biggest Loser), discovered the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle two-and-a-half years ago, and now he wants to help bring the movement to the masses. The Big Fat... Read more

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Can You Guess the Most Addictive Food? Plus, Why We Get Hooked

The following is an excerpt from The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy, which was released by Hachette Book Group. Which foods do you find most addictive? That’s the... Read more

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