Inflammation 101

What is inflammation and what causes it? Are there different types of inflammation, does our diet play a role? Andrew Beauchesne explains what inflammation is, and the root of many chronic diseases has diet playing an important role in the process.

7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

Michelle McMacken, MD says people go plant-based for lots of reasons. These include losing weight, feeling more energetic, reducing the risk of heart disease, decreasing the number of pills they take, there are dozens of great reasons! For even more inspiration, check out these other benefits you can expect when you go plant-based.

RAISING CHILDREN ON A PLANT-BASED DIET

Research shows that children who prepare their own food are willing to eat their own dishes, even if the dishes contain vegetables that the kids previously disliked. Kids who cook take pride in the food they prepare and will be more excited to try new things. Leanne Campbell, PHD, shares her own plant-based journey with her children, and how it has nourished their mental and physical potentials.

THE BENEFITS OF A PLANTIFUL PREGNANCY

Pregnancy is a process that can be made easier with an optimal diet. It’s a time to focus on your health and your baby’s health in preparation for a most wonderful adventure! Pamela Popper, PHD says that almost everyone agrees that nutrition during pregnancy is important, and the benefits of eating an optimal diet during pregnancy.

I Beat IBS and Acid Reflux with a Plant-Based Diet

Jace Rogat lived most of his life being controlled by his stomach, he was never severely obese but, his BMI showed he was heading in that direction. He had a roll of Tums and a bottle of Imodium on hand in the car, office and at home, his commute was set up strategically in case he needed to make a quick pit stop. Here is his plant-based journey, and how he ate to beat IBS.

New Study: Exercise Slows Colon Cancer Cell Growth

This study showed the benefits of transient systemic changes following high-intensity interval exercise. Regular exercise may create an environment in your body that is less conducive to colon cancer cell growth one more reason to make fitness a part of your daily routine says Danielle Belardo, MD.

A Game-Changing Solution to One of the Most Devastating Diseases of the Brain: Stroke

Stroke comes on suddenly, but the damage accumulates for years before the event itself. Billions of dollars are spent yearly on cholesterol and blood pressure medications, despite the fact that we know what type of lifestyle reduces the risk of stroke. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai explain how participants with the highest adherence to a whole food, plant-based pattern were able to reduce their risk of stroke by as much as 30 percent.

8 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT STARCH

The most effective diets ever used to cure people of common day illnesses, John McDougall, M.D. explains 8 things you didn’t know about starch. All large populations of trim, healthy people, throughout verifiable human history, have obtained the bulk of their calories from starch.