The Vegan Diet

Veganism is both a diet and a philosophy.

Vegan diets exclude meat, eggs, dairy products and animal-derived ingredients.

Learn more about the vegan lifestyle below.

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Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Ed Dodge, MD

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Annual Conference held October 23-26 in Naples, Florida was the best yet. The setting at the Naples Grande Resort was beautiful. The conference theme was “Healthy People, Healthy Planet.” Plant-based eating is healthier than the standard American diet for both people and the…

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How Not to Die

How Not to Die is a book by Dr. Michael Greger published in December 2015. It has become a top-rated book on Amazon, with over 1,000 five-star reviews. Dr. Greger is a remarkable physician who has made it his life mission to make accurate up-to-date nutritional information easily available to…

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HealthFest 2016

Historic Courthouse in Marshall

I had the privilege of attending HealthFest 2016 in Marshall, Texas on the weekend of April 1-3. I had not heard about this annual event in a small Texas city until a few weeks before I attended. It sounded promising, and it proved to be a superb event. Let me…

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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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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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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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Breast Cancer – A Changing Paradigm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is tragic. All systemic cancer is tragic, but metastatic breast cancer is especially so. The breast is changed from being a source of  nurturing to becoming a carrier of pain and death. Historically, breast cancer was rare in lesser-developed countries, and it…

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