How much protein is too much?

Are we eating too much protein?

Published on October 22nd, 2014 | by Scott Cooney


A growing body of science seems to indicate that not only is there such a thing as too much protein, but that the health effects are showing up everywhere - from cancer to heart disease to diabetes to obesity and much more... Read More


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How Water Impacts Health

Published on October 20th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

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You know that you need to stay hydrated to stay healthy, but have you wondered about the specific benefits of drinking enough water? The infographic below looks at water's role in everything from brain and muscle function to healthy skin... Read More


Healthy Eating for Kids: Brussels Sprouts are My Daughter’s Favorite Food (Really!)

Healthy Eating for Kids: Brussels Sprouts are My Daughter’s Favorite Food (Really!)

Published on October 18th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger


How a tragedy helped my daughter develop healthy eating habits early on. When it was discovered at my daughter’s 3-month check-up that she was losing weight because I actually had a very low breast milk supply, I was about as devastated as I’d ever been in my life. “You have to add formula” the doctor insisted. I refused. We hired multiple lactation consultants and tried everything to get my body to make more milk. I was taking so much fenugreek that it sent my hormones into batshit crazy mode. I couldn’t sleep. I was feverish and sweating constantly. Crying all the time. And after six weeks of herbs, breast compressions, round the clock feeding and pumping, it still didn’t give me the boost I needed to properly feed my daughter. Already back at work (home-based), I was completely overwhelmed. ... Read More


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Are the ‘Thug Kitchen’ Authors Racists?

Published on October 17th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

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A good epithet can go a long f*cking way to make a damn important point. And there’s no argument that choosing to adopt a healthy, plant-based diet is an imperative discussion these days, worthy of harsh language, particularly as it’s intricately linked to the impending global warming issues, our myriad health crises and the evolution of our human ethics and values. Enter the new Thug Kitchen plant-based cookbook “Eat Like You Give A F*ck”,  garnering a lot of attention and controversy... Read More



Developing a Taste for Animal Rights: For Our Health, for Our Planet, for Our Future

Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger


It’s Blog Action Day, and while I generally cringe at putting my name next to anything promoted as a “blog”, this is a worthy cause as the theme is “inequality.” As someone who has been a vegan and animal rights activist for more than 20 years, writing about inequality in our food system is a no-brainer. It’s an important topic to discuss. From the food deserts, to the high price for healthy food, to the tons of it going into the trash while millions go hungry. But no issue is more pressing and more ignored than eating animals... Read More

Food Safety

Ebola Virus Cannot Be Cured, Prevented by Dietary Supplements

Ebola Virus Cannot Be Cured, Prevented By Dietary Supplements

Published on October 15th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan

"We are unaware of any scientific data supporting the use of dietary supplements to prevent Ebola virus infection or treat Ebola virus disease. Furthermore, federal law does not allow dietary supplements to claim to treat any diseases, including Ebola virus disease."... Read More


Black Walnut Torte and Wedding Food Memories

Food Memories: Black Walnut Torte and a Wedding

Published on October 15th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan


This food memory and Black Walnut Torte recipe comes from Peter and Laura Zeranski who are the authors of Polish cuisine cookbooks. From their book, Polish Classic Desserts, this amazing Black (Walnut) Torte was inspired by the wedding of Peter's parents, right after World War ... Read More

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