How I Lost Over 100 Pounds and Gained a New Perspective on a Plant-Based Diet

In November 2016, I was miserable, hopeless, depressed, and desperate. I was well over 300 pounds, ashamed of myself, and 100 percent uncomfortable all the time. I could barely get out of the car without wheezing, and people would flinch... Read more

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5 Reasons Why We Should Eat More Beans

Why should we eat beans? There are so many reasons! LONGEVITY: Beans and other legumes (lentils, peas, etc.) are the most important dietary predictor of longevity in people of different ethnicities. Among 785 older adults in several countries, each 20-gram... Read more

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Are Butter and Dairy Back in 2017? A Look at the Latest Research

Let’s start in the spirit of agreement. All nutrition experts seriously interested in promoting health and longevity will agree that eliminating processed foods rich in salt, oils, refined grains, and added sugars (including sugar-sweetened beverages) and replacing them with properly... Read more

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Vitamin B12: All Your Questions Answered

Vegans are regularly advised to mind their levels of vitamin B12, but vegetarians and even meat eaters often come up short on this important nutrient, which helps keep nerves and blood cells healthy. In this informative Q&A—and in the video... Read more

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A WFPB Diet Helped Send My Prostate Cancer Into Remission

In September 2013, six months shy of my 50th birthday, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Two urologists, including a surgeon from one of the leading cancer centers in the world (my “second opinion” doctor), recommended surgery. Instead, I decided... Read more

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Brooklyn Gets Its First All-Vegetarian Public School

A third public school in New York City has officially signed up for exclusively vegetarian cafeteria menus. Bergen Elementary School (P.S. 1) in Sunset Park is Brooklyn’s first public school to make the vegetarian switch, by popular demand of the... Read more

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Surprising New Study: Stents Don’t Work for Chest Pain

In a shock to cardiologists around the world, a new study reveals that one of the most common medical uses of stents—to relieve chest pain in stable heart patients—may not work. Every year, more than half a million people worldwide... Read more

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Watching “Forks Over Knives” Changed This Doctor’s Life—and Career

I fell into two traps. First, I fell into the trap of the Standard American Diet and was well on my way to Standard American Diseases. Second, training at a major university that didn’t emphasize nutrition and lifestyle changes, I... Read more

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Meatless Mondays Will Come to 15 Brooklyn Schools, Announces NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office. In a move that acknowledges the importance of a plant-based diet for better health, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 15 Brooklyn schools will participate in Meatless Mondays beginning next spring.... Read more

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How to Transform Last Night’s Leftovers Into a Great Breakfast

Last night’s leftovers often become today’s lunch or dinner, but don’t overlook their potential to make a great breakfast. Getting creative with leftovers can save you time and money and boost your healthy-cooking skills—all while cutting down on food waste.... Read more

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