Why Feeding Your Gut Bacteria Might Be the Secret to Better Health

Our gut bacteria influence our health in profound ways. They help digest food, make key nutrients, fight harmful organisms, protect our gut lining, train our immune systems, turn genes on... Read more

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I Beat Food Addiction and Lost 240 Pounds on a Plant-Based Diet

My relationship with food has never been easy. My first diet was when I was 11 years old. In my teens, my weight in pounds was in the 100s. In... Read more

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Kid-Friendly Snacks, Dips and Spreads

Summer vacation is here again. Tasty snacks for hungry kids are a must. With a little planning you can stock your kitchen with foods both you and your kids will love. Here are some healthy McDougall-approved snacks.

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The Best Diet for Acne: A Q&A with Nina and Randa Nelson, Co-Authors of “The Clear Skin Diet”

When Nina and Randa Nelson, the vibrant, bright-faced twins behind The Clear Skin Diet were teenagers, they had what Nina calls “a normal amount of zits.” But as the rising... Read more

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I Stopped Yo-Yo Dieting, Lost Weight, and Got Off Blood Pressure and ADD Meds with a WFPB Diet

Over the past 30 years, my weight has cycled up and down from the 140s to the 180s. I would exercise off and on, and I tried Weight Watchers, the... Read more

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Wicked Healthy: How to Sauté and Roast Without Oil

A brand-new recipe collection from hotshot Austin-based vegan chefs Chad and Derek Sarno with David Joachim, The Wicked Healthy Cookbook is filled with crave-worthy plant-based recipes. Not every recipe is oil-free, but the... Read more

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I Overcame Lupus and Freed Myself from Medications with a Plant-Based Diet

Five years ago, on the first Friday of April, I took myself to the hospital just like I did the first Friday of every month. It was my monthly infusion... Read more

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Harvard Study: Plant-Based Diet Could Reduce Early Deaths by One-Third

Anybody who’s watched Forks Over Knives knows the powerful effect a plant-based diet can have on their health. Now, research at Harvard suggests that roughly one-third of early deaths—that amounts to almost... Read more

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5 Tips for Navigating Daycare with a Vegan Child

After my oldest son was born, I returned to my full-time job and we needed child care. Although we had options, he was being raised vegan, which meant finding a... Read more

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I Went from Obese to Being in the Best Shape of My Life

I’ve been overweight for as long as I can remember. I’d come to accept that being overweight was just my lot in life. After the birth of my four children,... Read more

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