Plant-Based Diets

High rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in the Western world can be traced to our unhealthy diet.

Food author and expert Michael Pollan has a seven-word solution: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”

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Confessions of a Proteinaholic

Garth Davis

Garth Davis, author of Proteinaholic, was a self-confessed protein addict. His professional background makes his story especially compelling. He is a top-rated surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery, doing stomach bypass operations to help morbidly obese people lose weight. In the early years of his surgery practice, he strongly promoted…

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Are Carbs Good or Bad for You?

Carbs (short for carbohydrates) are an essential fuel for the human body. There was a time when “carb-loading” was recommended to help athletes prepare for endurance contests. Data suggested this would help them perform better over the long haul. When carbs became vilified as a cause of our growing obesity…

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Why are Plant-based Foods the Best?

Why are plant-based foods so good for health? The answer is not simple. Many factors are involved and no single factor is a magic bullet. Vitamins were once thought to be almost miraculous health boosters. They’re important, but not a panacea. Then there was a wave of enthusiasm for antioxidants.…

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The Plant-Based Journey

The Plant Based Journey

The Plant-Based Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight by Lani Muelrath, is the best guidebook I’ve found for anyone interested in plant-based eating. The preface by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and foreword by Neal Barnard, MD add to the strength of…

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Odyssey Through Today’s Nutritional Jungle – A Fable

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The hero of Homer’s epic Greek poem, Odysseus, encounters one deadly peril after another during his tumultuous ten-year voyage home after the Trojan war. Eventually, after countless close calls, he reaches his home island of Ithaca. There, after a last bit of drama, he is finally reunited with his loving…

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Thinner This Year

Thinner This Year is a recent book by Chris Crowley and Jen Sacheck, PhD. Chris Crowley is the retiree who co-authored Younger Next Year with Dr. Henry Lodge. It turned into an international best-seller. Now he’s teamed up with a top nutrition expert to co-author another good book. Dr. Jen…

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The Starch Solution

The Starch Solution is a recent book by Dr. John McDougall. The book and the author are both somewhat controversial as they cut across the grain of much conventional medical thinking. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the book is worth reviewing. Dr. McDougall doesn’t mince words as he…

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