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Meeting Your Nutritional Needs with Veestro

Posted by Monica Klausner on

Meeting Your Nutritional Needs with Veestro

There are certain nutrients such as vitamin B12, calcium, iron, and zinc that those on a primarily plant-based diet should incorporate when planning their meals. Check out these helpful tips on how you can integrate these essential nutrients into your plant-based diet from on-air nutrition, food and lifestyle expert Mia Syn of Nutrition By Mia.

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Why Do a Juice Cleanse?

Posted by Nicki Cooper on

Should you try a juice cleanse? The answer is yes! But the reasons why are probably not what you were thinking. There is an incredible amount of controversial information about juice cleansing on the internet, so let’s try to make some of it a bit clearer.  Most importantly, should you do it?  Why are you doing it?  What will it do for you?  Finally, how should you go about it?  There’s no need to spend hours researching the details of all these questions.  What you need to know is here. Should you try a juice cleanse?  The answer is yes, but...

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Plant-Based Thanksgiving

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

Plant-Based Thanksgiving

    So, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It conjures up warm thoughts of family, food, and abundance. Oye, the abundance!  In our family, as I'm sure yours, there has always been the overwhelming amount of brown food to go on the table. Most of this food is high in calories and low in nutritional value. You eat, and you feel sick, for good reason. Many of us consume between 3000 and 4500 calories in 1 meal and 229 grams of fatl! That's more than 2 whole day's worth of food!  As I have transitioned to a plant-based diet, family...

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MOVEmber, Prostate Cancer, and Your Diet

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

MOVEmber, Prostate Cancer, and Your Diet

Well November is upon us. With that the holiday bombardment of parties filled with foods high in sugar, fat, and salt. Indulging is what our country has woven into the holiday season. Excess weight gain is very commonplace during this time. MOVEMber is a program (source) designed to educate men about health issues, namely prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health and exercise. Men are encouraged exercise daily and to grow a mustache to help call attention to these issues, but what is missing? It's important to call attention to the #2 cancer of men (prostate cancer), the #1 cancer for...

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Meet The Esselstyns-They're a Plant-Based Family

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

I just got home from one of the most inspiring, education, and delicious weekends ever! I attended the plant-based Forks Over Knives conference (www.forksoverknives.com) where I heard amazing speakers. I'm going to encourage you to attend a Forks Over Knives or Engine 2 Diet conference if they are ever in a city near you.  Dr. Esselstyn, author of How To Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Doug Lisle, author of The Pleasure Trap, Dr. Joel Kahn, author of Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses, and Rip Esselstyn, from Engine 2 Diet all spoke about the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet....

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