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Can Dairy Products Cause Osteoporosis?

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Every June, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country, and this month some attention has been drawn to an issue that men may need to be more aware of: Osteoporosis. Up until now, Osteoporosis has primarily been thought of as a women’s disease, but this bone-thinning condition is now affecting 1 in 4 men over [...]

DIY Kombucha

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The probiotic drink known as Kombucha has taken off among the health conscious within recent years. This fermented tea contains a variety of helpful bacteria that support digestion, and it also boosts the immune system as it contains enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols that are beneficial to any lifestyle. Kombucha is made from [...]

DIY Fermented Foods: Healthy Sauerkraut

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I love sauerkraut, and for a while now I’ve been eating and enjoying my own homemade version of this simple yet very powerful ferment. Sauerkraut has a whole range of benefits for anybody looking to optimize their health. As a side dish alongside any meal, it’s crunchy and delightfully tangy, and can be made with a range of different flavors. [...]

Easy Vegan 101: Lentils & Rice

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Did you know that green, brown and French lentils require the same amount of cooking time as long grain brown rice?* Why does this matter? Because you can use this information to make a number of easy, protein-rich dishes when you’re on the go or after a long day at work. Easy meal idea: - [...]

Optimizing Your Vegan Diet

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The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada state that ‘properly planned vegan diets are nutritionally adequate for all stages of life, including pregnancy and lactation, and provide health benefits in the treatment and prevention of certain diseases.’ However, the American Dietetic Association also asserts that poorly planned vegan diets may be low in vitamin B12, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin [...]

3 Easy Kale Salads

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Marinated kale salads are not only a delicious way to enjoy these dark greens, but they are also easy to make. There are 2 keys to a tasty kale salad: 1. A good acid (lemon, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, etc.) 2. A little bite For all of these recipes, the kale leaves have been [...]

Cooking Guide for Whole Grains

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Are you looking for easy ways to incorporate more whole foods into your diet? Many people are at least vaguely aware of the nutritional benefits of whole grains, such as B vitamins, fiber and protein, but it can seem intimidating to try out a new food if you have no idea how to prepare it! But rather than sticking [...]

25+ Vegan Sources of Calcium

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Calcium is an essential nutrient in our diet. But as you can see, not all calcium is equal. Did you know that although animal milks have calcium in them, they also leach calcium from the bones?

3 Keys to Creating Healthy Vegan Meals

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Many new vegans are curious about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and how to go about planning meals that will not only fulfill their nutritional needs, but may also improve their current level of health. Unfortunately, if you start searching around the Internet willy-nilly for information about how to create such a plant-based [...]

Eating to Get Well: Foods that Heal

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A little while ago, we had the opportunity to host a food preparation workshop tailored to a cancer patient seeking help to turn her diagnosis around...

10 Simple Tips for the New Vegan

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Despite the concerns many people have about vegan living being complicated and foreign, it's actually a lot more simple and familiar than most would think.

Apples to Fight Cancer?

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Over the last decade, a host of studies have been done on the anti-cancer properties of apples. Many of these studies have made headlines by producing surprising and favorable results. Although most of the studies done thus far have focused on specific chemical compounds or nutrients in apples, when we look at the nutrients studied [...]