A Call for a Low-Carb Diet That Embraces Fat – Or Not

The New York Times (NYT) published an article titled: A Call for a Low-Carb Diet That Embraces Fat. The study presented – Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets – was conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In the article it’s argued that dietary guidelines should push away from fat reduction and instead encourage reduction of processed foods and refined carbohydrates.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

10 Vegan Diet Dangers – Debunked

Recently I came across an article – 10 Vegan Diet Dangers – by a blog named Butter Nutrition authored by “nutritional therapist,” Catherine. It tries to evoke fear into readers to avoid going on a vegan diet. Obviously the first point to note is the hasty generalization of an entire group. Secondly, veganism is not a diet, it’s an ideology. It’s well known that vegetarian diets, including strict vegetarian diets (colloquially known as vegan), can not only meet all human nutritional needs but also be health promoting, as asserted by authoritative health boards across the world like the USDA, Mayo Clinic and Harvard Health. Catherine seemingly neglected to mention this in her post.

Does Catherine’s article provide a compelling argument illustrating potential dangers of a vegan diet? Certainly not. This is a clear illustration of misinformation and creating unfounded fear to prevent people from looking after their health, the planet and fellow animals.

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  • Updated a couple of years ago

Sugar: Good or Bad?

Question: What’s the deal with sugar? Is sugar good or is sugar bad? It’s not an easy yes or no answer, but this succinct response should help you determine good sugars from bad.

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  • Updated a couple of years ago

Is Food Addiction Real?

Do you feel as if you may be addicted to food? If you feel that way you are not alone and your behavior can be explained scientifically.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Water Kefir Grains and Kefir Water

Kefir is a drink that is extremely easy and healthy to make. It only has 3 ingredients, takes minimal preparation time, and boosts our bodies with all sorts of great bacteria for digestion.

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  • Updated a couple of years ago

How to Be Vegan in College

It seems like the majority of people who are becoming conscious about what they eat and are turning towards a healthier, more sustainable and ethical lifestyle are young people. While some older individuals are turning to a plant-based or vegan lifestyle for health reasons, it seems like there are even more young people in college…

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  • Updated 3 years ago

How to be Healthy on a Budget

For multiple reasons eating healthy and cheaply don’t seem to go hand-in-hand with each other. One reason is overpriced superfoods. Another is a misconception that one must eat organic to eat healthy, which costs more than conventional food. Yet another reason people think eating healthy costs a fortune is because it requires use of specialty replacement products…

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  • Updated a couple of years ago
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