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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5 Ways Sat-Fat Defenders Deceive the Public

The pattern of provocations, proclamations, and click-bait innuendo related to saturated fat is fairly clear to anyone who reads past the headlines. It’s entirely clear to anyone who actually reads the studies that are blithely cited, and routinely misrepresented, in... 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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Congratulations! Vegan Lunches for Country’s Second-Largest Public School District

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Unified School District! Earlier this month, school board members unanimously voted in favor of bringing healthful plant-based options to L.A. schools next fall in a pilot program championed by students, parents, and doctors. Lila Copeland,... Read more

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How My Patient Beat Prediabetes and Won a Decade-Long Battle With Excess Weight

Have you ever tried something, invested nearly everything you had—time, energy, and resources—into a project, and failed? What would happen if you fell short every time? Chances are you would quit. The goal wouldn’t seem realistic. Tammy, a 33-year-old woman,... Read more

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Diets High in Saturated Fat DO Cause Heart Disease

A new commentary just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine contends that saturated fat is uninvolved in coronary artery disease. Before you get too excited: the commentary is comprised only of theory and opinion, none of it new, all... Read more

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