New Study Shows Vegans May Outlive Their Peers

While it is widely known that forgoing meat in your diet could do wonders for your health, a new study shows that vegans may outlive their meat-eating pals. Plant-based foods have already been proven to decrease your risk of cancer, heart disease, ob...

Leafy Greens and Our Gut

Leafy green vegetables may be even healthier for us than we thought. Recently, a research team from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Molecular Immunology Division in Australia published a study in the journal Nature Immunology that demonstrates how ...

Welcoming Plants Into The Bronx

When my sister and I  attend ed   Health F est  in  Marsh all ,  Texas , for the first time, I saw a presentation by Dr. Robert  Ostfeld , founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at  Montefiore   M...

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin G? Choose Wonder, Joy, and Peace This Holiday Season

This holiday season, many of us will venture into enemy territory. By that I mean, of course, Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hanukkah and  Kwanza  meals with our families.  We may go in with the best of intentions. If we’re disciplined...

Where Cardiology Meets Cuisine: An Interview with Dr. Joel Kahn

Interview with Joel Kahn, MD, owner of GreenSpace Café in  Ferndale ,  Michigan  for VEGWORLD Magazine The idea that food is medicine may be over 2,000 years old ,  but seeing it in practice is rare. That is why we are featuring J...

Vegan 101 Navigating the Doctor’s Office

I want to say up front that there are some wonderful doctors out there, many of whom have not only embraced the whole food, plant-based lifestyle but want to share their knowledge with the rest of the world. Likewise, there have been countless lives ...

Defining a New Code - Dr. Saray Stancic’s Plant-Based Journey To Wellness

Meet Saray Stancic, MD, and you’ll just want to hang on her every word. She is smart, caring, insightful, and plant-based.  A graduate of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and aboard certified infectious disease specialist, she is also the fou...

Plant-Based Diets in Kidney Disease

As a kidney doctor, I can’t tell you the number of times a patient has told me that they were told to  avoid  eating plant-based foods by somebody else. Sometimes it’s because of the phosphate content of these foods. Other times it’s becaus...

COLD TURKEY! Our Journey to a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle

Born and raised in the South, I grew up on potluck dinners, Little Debbie snack cakes, milk and of course, sweet tea. Every family get-together was centered with a big piece of meat with cheesy sides and dairy-filled desserts. This is what I knew, so...

Essential Fats for Healthy Child Development

There is much confusion surrounding the issue of fats, particularly in the health-minded community. In the raw food realm, especially, fats are often lumped into one macro-nutrient category and regarded as either “healthy” or “unhealthy . ” As with a...

Thoughts on Beauty: The Promise of Happiness

I have a lot of trouble with the concept of beauty.     As a Sensitive New Age Man, I’ve swallowed the notion that focusing on physical attractiveness is shallow and probably sexist.    As a plant-based educator, I shy away f...

Start Spreading the Plant-Based News at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue!

Just like the words of the New York anthem, it’s time to “start spreading the news,” about the new Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. This is a giant step for the ever-growing integration of a whole f...

DR. ALEX FREEMAN IS ON A MISSION TO PUT PATIENTS IN CONTROL OF THEIR HEALTH

When you hear terms such as lifestyle medicine or plant-based doctor, names like Ornish, Esselstyn, McDougall, Greger and Barnard are evoked—and with good reason. These pioneering doctors have quite a catalog of groundbreaking research, thought-provo...

Persistence Pays Off

I have struggled with food my whole life. My family of four would polish off a half gallon of ice cream in one day. My mother, a full-blooded Italian, cooked the most amazing meals, which I ate heartily. And I remember sneaking white bread and cream ...

Raw Vegan Reboot: Saving My Vegan Journey, Saving Myself

I went vegan when I was still just a kid. I spent part of my childhood growing up in the wide-open prairie of Colorado, yet I never really fit in there. I used to climb out my bedroom window onto the roof of our house and stare out at the big sky exp...

For the Skinny on Keto and Plant-Based Diets, Ask Kim Williams, M.D.

Dr. Kim Williams is one busy man. Past President of the American College of Cardiology, he is Professor of Heart Research, Chief of Cardiology at Rush Medical College, and just took up the mantle as Editor-in-Chief of a new academic journal, uniquely...

Can a Plant-Based Diet Be Used to Detox?

The New Year brings with it an opportunity to think about ways in which to improve our lives. Eating healthier and losing those unwanted pounds is the most common New Year's resolution. In an attempt to start fresh, and "cleanse" the body, many turn ...

The Man Who Would Change The World

When people look at leaders, they admire their accomplishments, their standing amongst their peers and their vision for the future. People forget, to become a great leader, one has to be born, grow through childhood and evolve into the person they ar...

Healing America Together

Healing America Together A Bold Mission to help Communities take back their health We released our documentary film, PlantPure Nation, in theaters in over 100 cities in 2015. Now playing on Amazon Prime and YouTube, our movie was intended to tell peo...

Big Industry’s Influence on USDA Food Guidelines

Prescriptions for Health with Dr. Linda Carney: Big Industry’s Influence on USDA Food Guidelines The majority of disease, disability and premature death seen by medical professionals today originates from a nutrient and fiber-deficient diet...

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