How to Boost Your Metabolism 18 Percent and Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Looking to boost your metabolism so you can lose weight more easily and lower your cholesterol naturally? You absolutely can. New research shows that you may be able to significantly boost your metabolism, by as much as 18.7%, and lower total and LDL cholesterol by 19.3 mg/dL and 15.5 mg/dL, respectively, in just 16 weeks. [...]

Lower Your Cholesterol 30% in 30 Days with These Foods

Eating a whole food, plant-based diet rich in certain foods can help lower your LDL cholesterol by nearly 30% in 30 days. That’s what researchers at the University of Toronto found when studying the cholesterol-lowering benefits of certain foods. Results like that are as good as a statin drug – without the possible negative side [...]

Can You Eat Meat on a Plant-Based Diet?

How much meat can you eat and still be considered eating a whole food, plant-based diet? Most people would answer zero. And indeed, a 100% whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet has many benefits, including the longest, healthiest lifespans. It is also the most therapeutic for reversing serious health conditions like cardiovascular disease and type 2 [...]

Diet Fiction – A Documentary Movie Worth Watching

Every year, millions of Americans go on a diet. About 97 million of them. Ninety-seven million men, women and teens make the herculean effort to lose weight using a wide range of diets. Some throw in the towel after just a few days. Others stick it out longer, and experience some weight loss. But over [...]

Mediterranean Diet vs. Vegiterranean Diet

If you’re interested in following a Mediterranean Diet to improve your health, you’ll want to read the book, “The Vegiterranean Diet” by Julieanna Hever, MS RD. The book cuts through the often-repeated myths and gets to the core of the health-promoting foods of the Mediterranean Diet - the whole plant foods. Julieanna is a Registered [...]

Make Healthy Eating Easy with the Daily Dozen App

I find most diet and food tracking apps to be a chore to use. All that measuring, weighing, counting, searching, and logging. I just can’t keep up with it! Fortunately, eating a varied and healthy whole food plant-based diet is naturally low-fat (10% or less of total calories) and it provides plenty of protein, (around [...]

Are Green Juices a Healthy Part of a Plant-Based Diet?

For every blog post you’ve read on the benefits of juicing, you’ve probably seen another advising caution. Strangely, some of the juicing naysayers are leaders and organizations promoting a plant-based diet for optimal health. This leads to unnecessary confusion about the health benefits of juicing as part of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle. [...]

Creator of The Biggest Loser Shares the Power of a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet on The Big Fat Truth

I love a good health transformation story. But I only watched a few episodes of The Biggest Loser. While the contestants’ weight loss was amazing, they were being encouraged to work out like crazy to achieve it. Eight hours a day in the gym, 6 days a week, 1200 calories. They were working so hard! [...]