3 Ways to Have Your Healthiest Year Yet

3 Ways to Have Your Healthiest Year Yet

This article was written by Jennifer McGregor jmcgreg@publichealthlibrary.org​3 Ways to Have Your Healthiest Year Yet (And Save Money Doing It!)Year after year, getting healthier and saving money top the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions. While it might seem like these two goals are incompatible — diet plans and personal trainers aren’t cheap, after […]

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Understanding Your Why

Understanding Your Why

Understanding why you want to go plant-based​When we set goals to make changes in our lives it is important to have a very clear understanding of why this is occurring. Some people make resolutions at the start of the New Year, but often don’t stick to their decision for very long. Most often this is […]

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What is a plant-based diet

Note: this post has been updated in January 2020. You hear people talk all the time about “plant-based diets.” But do you really know what a plant-based diet is? There are different variations of this type of diet, but for the most part it centers on whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. The basic […]

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Different Types Plant-Based Diets

Disclaimer We hope you enjoy reading our report however we do suggest you read our disclaimer. All the material written in this report is provided for informational purposes only and is general in nature. Every person is a unique individual and what has worked for some or even many may not work for you. Any […]

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Understanding Plant-Based diets

Note: this post has been updated in February 2020. Plant-Based Definition Understanding plant-based diets will enable you to begin your journey to begin eating a plant-based diet which will help you overcome many illnesses, lose weight, and make you feel great. You’ll also be helping the environment due to eating fewer water-greedy animal products and […]

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Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Note: this post has been updated in February 2020. What are the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet While some people pursue a plant-based diet for ideological reasons, most do so for the health benefits it provides. One of the major benefits is in disease-proofing your body. While there are many variables involved in attaining and […]

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Unexpected Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Note: this post has been updated in September 2019. Do Vegetarians and Vegans Live Longer? Many individuals that have tried the plant-based diet have discovered that there are many unexpected benefits of a plant-based diet. Many vegetarians and vegans choose that lifestyle because of the health benefits it offers. But did you know that research […]

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What is a Plant-Based Lifestyle?

What is an Essential Nutrient

Note: this post has been updated in January 2020. When I mention plant-based lifestyle how does that differ from a plant-based diet?  I mean more than just a plant-based diet. I mean changes in the way you eat, sleep and play. That is a lifestyle, and it is much more than a diet. One of […]

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Transition to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Note: this post has been updated in September 2019. Would you like to feel healthy and vibrant? You can if you are willing to make a few changes! Are you overweight, tired and taking prescriptions medications and knowing all is not right with your body? If you are like most people you are eating the […]

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How to Stay Motivated on a Plant-Based Diet

How to Stay Motivated on a Plant-Based Diet

Going from the standard American diet to a plant-based diet sounds easy and exciting in theory… until you try it out and discover how difficult it really is. While you’ll gain immense health benefits from a plant-based diet and your spirit may be willing – the flesh may be weak. ​​It can be difficult sometimes […]

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Macaroni soup with vegetables

Get healthy and go vegan with the Physicians Committee’s delicious low-fat plant-based recipes that will kickstart your health and help you feel great!

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Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Cook’s Notes: Read through the entire recipe before getting started! It seems kind of fussy, but, it’s really very easy. And it’s even easier the second time around.

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Why Plant Strong

Note: this post has been updated in February 2020. What is Plant-Strong The question is, with all the choices of plant-based diets, why should you consider a plant-strong diet or lifestyle? Many individuals are confused with the terms and use them interchangeably. You shouldn’t as there are differences and I will try to clear up […]

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What is Meant by Being Vegan

What is Meant by Being Vegan

​Definition of Vegan​The basic definition of vegan is someone who neither eats or uses animal-based products in their lives at least within the realm of reality. For example, using fuel is animal based since it’s petroleum, but most people still must use it to get around. Some vegans will still get operations that use animal-derived […]

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Is Plant-Based or Vegan Diet Better

Plant Based Diets Versus Vegan Diets

Which is better for you? There’s often quite a bit of confusion about the terms ‘plant-based diet’, ‘vegetarian” and ‘vegan’. Many people don’t really know the difference between the three for them to make an informed decision as to which is the best for them. So, let’s look at each diet in general. Plant-based diet […]

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Plant Based Diets versus Vegan Diets

Plant Based Diets Versus Vegan Diets

Note: this post has been updated in September 2019. Plant Based Diets Versus Vegan Diets. A plant-based diet is no different than a vegan diet, right? Sorry, think again. Plant-based dieters may vary not only in their food preferences but also in their reasons for adhering to their preferred type of diet. In this article […]

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Is vegan food better for your health?

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Is vegan food better for your health than regular food? Be careful with your answer as you may be surprised! It seems that more and more individuals are reading the literature and heeding the warning about how terrible the American diet truly is, and they are […]

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We are in a Health Crisis

Health Crisis

Note: this post has been updated in September 2019 We are in a Health Crisis Says the World Health Organization We are digging our own graves with the food choices we make A problem faced by many Americans is that we try to balance work and life, and in doing so we have become used […]

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Is the American Diet Killing You?

​Note: this post has been updated in September 2019. The American Diet Promotes Convenience and Unhealthy Eating In America, we are blessed to have access to good, quality food. Every city and small town has grocery stores that carry food, and they generally handle that food with careful safety practices. This is not true in […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of American Diets

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of American Diets

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. The Average American Doesn’t Get Enough Nutrients Wondering if you get enough nutrients in your diet? If you tend to go along and eat whatever your friends are eating, then you probably don’t. Check out this recent study on American diets and consider if any small […]

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Confused about the relationship between diet and health?

Health Crisis

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. We Are Confused These days many of us are confused about the relationship between diet and health. There is so much confusing information out there that we don’t know what to eat or even how much to eat. One person says you should eat this, and […]

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No More Heart Attacks

Note: this post has been updated in September 2019. Do you believe that we can eradicate heart attacks and heart disease? Did you catch the heading here, no more heart attacks! Pretty strong words don’t you think? I hope this article with get you to think that there are other choices for you other than […]

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Food Poisoning

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Did you know you may be poisoning yourself by eating the typical American diet? Dr. McDougall realizes this,  and he illustrates this in a very easy to read and understand short ebook. Take a look at the ebook; it is free and an interesting read. It […]

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10 Banned Foods to Avoid

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Many foods sold in the United States are already banned in other countries due to harmful additives, growth promoters, genetically engineered ingredients, or other dangerous practices.  Are you eating any of these 10 foods that are already banned in other countries but are still allowed to […]

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What is an Essential Nutrient

What is an Essential Nutrient

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Essential Nutrients In answering the question what is an essential nutrient, the dictionary definition of “nutrient” is something that provides nourishment. In the field of nutrition and diet, nutrients are more specific. There are six specific categories of Essential Nutrients, all of which are necessary to […]

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