“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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Why the Paleo Diet Doesn’t Make Sense

The Paleo diet seems like a great idea: eat like a caveman to avoid the diseases of civilization. The logic, so it goes, is that our bodies are a product of the Stone Age, and even though we have temporally... Read more

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3 Strategies to Keep Your Sex Hormones Balanced

(This is the second article in a series that includes Why Hormones Matter and Three Ways to Mess Them Up.) Modern lifestyles contribute to unbalanced, excessive, or deficient levels of sex hormones in men and women. This may result in... Read more

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Can’t Cut Meat 100 Percent Yet? “The Reducetarian Solution” Says Less Is Next Best

The good news: There is a growing number of people who are reducing their intake of animal products. According to a recent survey, 29 percent of Brits are eating less meat than they did a year ago. This holds true... Read more

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One Man’s Mission to Bring the Secrets of Longevity to Communities Everywhere

The November 2005 issue of National Geographic was one of the bestselling in the magazine’s history. Dan Buettner, a National Geographic explorer and writer, wrote the cover story, “The Secrets of Living Longer” about places in the world where people... Read more

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Montefiore Health System Now Plays Forks Over Knives and Serves Plant-Based Meals at Patient Beds

We are very pleased to share that in addition to our plant-based outpatient Cardiac Wellness Program, Montefiore now offers plant-based vegan meals for inpatients and that Forks Over Knives plays in patient rooms! Here is our story. As a plant-based... Read more

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