Myth Busting: How Much Protein do I Really Need?

Myth Busting: How Much Protein do I Really Need?

If you've started on your journey to a plant-based diet for optimal health, then you've surely already encountered the infamous question - "but where do you get your protein?" That question is what I'm going to address here, with all the breakdowns of protein needs for normal daily life, for athletes, for women, for men...if [...]

New Dietary Guidelines Released – Financial Power of Agribusiness Wins Again

New Dietary Guidelines Released – Financial Power of Agribusiness Wins Again

Hello again my friends! As I write to you I am still awaiting the arrival of my new Chromebook. My current one is on the fritz - the keyboard has stopped working, and it spazzed out and deleted half of the photos from my SD card. Which means that post I had planned to share [...]

American Cancer Society Releases New Guidelines for Cancer Prevention

American Cancer Society Releases New Guidelines for Cancer Prevention

On June 9th, the American Cancer Society published new dietary and physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention. The new guidelines consist of three primary components - exercise, a plant-strong diet, and limiting alcohol. They also call out red and processed meats and refined and highly processed foods for their cancer risk, as well as sugar [...]

What is a Plant-Based Diet? Questions Answered

What is a Plant-Based Diet? Questions Answered

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is celebrating National Nutrition Month throughout the month of March. This is a great opportunity to share information about a plant-based diet for those who are new to a plant-based life, those considering going plant-based, or those who are simply curious about what plant-based is. What is a plant-based diet? [...]

Dispelling the Dairy Myth–Why It’s Bad for You, and How to Get Calcium without It

Dispelling the Dairy Myth–Why It’s Bad for You, and How to Get Calcium without It

This is something I wanted to talk about a little more in depth. A myth has been perpetuated for decades that we not only need dairy due to its high levels of calcium, but that children and the elderly need large quantities of it to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. Science is a funny thing, because [...]