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New Data Link Vegan Diet to Reducing Alzheimer’s Risk

New Data Link Vegan Diet to Reducing Alzheimer’s Risk

Two new research studies add to previous data that a diet rich in colorful, whole plant foods is key to preserving brain health and preventing Alzheimer’s Disease. What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is named...
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DOCTOR Answers GOOGLE QUESTIONS About A VEGAN DIET

Do vegans get enough protein? Is plant-based meat healthier than animal meat? Does a plant-based diet provide adequate nutrients - omega 3s, choline, and iron? Dr. Joel Kahn is here today to answer commonly googled questions about a vegan diet. Dr. Joel Kahn is a Professor of Cardiology, Summa cum Laude grad, Kahn Center for Longevity and GreenSpace & Go, author, “The Plant Based Solution.” www.drjoelkahn.com @drjkahn.
The Critical Link Between Fiber and Breast Cancer: Study

The Critical Link Between Fiber and Breast Cancer: Study

Dietary fiber found in plant foods is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. Foods containing fiber also help maintain a healthy weight and lower the risk for diabetes, heart...
Protein From Plants Is Healthier Than Meat: Study

Protein From Plants Is Healthier Than Meat: Study

If you don't eat meat, how many times have you heard the question: Where do you get your protein? Everyone is an expert on nutrition when you tell them you don't eat meat; and...
Saturated Fat Linked to 21% Increase In Heart Disease

Saturated Fat Linked to 21% Increase In Heart Disease

It reads like a spy novel. In 2008, the global dairy industry meets in Mexico City, concerned that the public is perceiving dairy and the fats within are unhealthy. Soy milk sales are booming...
Can a Vegan Diet Help Reduce Asthma Symptoms?

Can a Vegan Diet Help Reduce Asthma Symptoms?

Decades ago, scientific evidence starting appearing the a diet of plant foods could be used as a therapy for severe hypertension. There is ever increasing evidence that other chronic diseases can also respond to...
How Much Protein Is Best for Heart Health?

How Much Protein Is Best for Heart Health?

The idea that increasing protein in the diet is a proven step to health is widespread. If you abstain from meat, have you not heard the question “where do you get your protein” over...
The Vegan Diet and Depression: What You Need to Know

The Vegan Diet and Depression: What You Need to Know

These are strange times. Reports of the implosion of the meat industry due to the coronavirus pandemic, the closure of massive pork, chicken, and beef factories to worker illnesses, and governmental interventions to prop...
Vegan Diet and Kidney Stones: What You Need to Know

Vegan Diet and Kidney Stones: What You Need to Know

Should you change your diet because Liam Hemsworth had a kidney stone? About 1 in 10 people develop kidney stones, but when the one is Liam Hemsworth of "Hunger Games" fame, it gets attention. And...
Can Meat Ever Really Be 'Healthy'?

’Healthy’ Labels on Meat Are a Really Bad Idea

You have seen the packages of low-fat bologna or hot dogs in the grocery aisles. The food industry has long altered the content of fats and other nutrients in meats, dairy, and eggs to...
Vegan Fast-Food Meals Are Not More Likely to Cause Heart Attacks

Vegan Fast-Food Meals Are Not More Likely to Cause Heart Attacks

The headlines circled the planet. A prominent cardiologist from the U.K., Aseem Malhotra, MD, analyzed 10 fast-food meals and concluded those most likely to trigger a heart attack were plant-based meals. Is a responsible...
Vegan Diet and Brain Health: Everything You Need to Know

The Vegan Diet and Brain Health: Everything You Need to Know

It may seem like an odd query, but just like the arcade game Whack-a-Mole, the idea that eating plants instead of animals can make us stupid is a recurrent news article. As someone who...
Gut Microbiome Health: Is a Vegan Diet Best?

Gut Microbiome Health: Is a Vegan Diet Best?

If you are like me, the word ‘microbiome” was largely unknown 5-10 years ago. Fast forward to 2020 and people approach me at dinner parties with questions like “my trainer said I need to...
Eating Legumes on a Vegan Diet: Everything You Need to Know

Eating Legumes on a Vegan Diet: Everything You Need to Know

Legumes: Love ‘em or leave ‘em as part of a vegan diet? It was decades ago in high school English class. We were reading "Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare. In Act 4, Scene...
Selenium On a Vegan Diet: Are You Getting Enough?

Selenium On a Vegan Diet: Are You Getting Enough?

Just when you are beginning to understand the terminology of macronutrients (fat, carbs, proteins) and some of the micronutrients and vitamins that power a vegan diet (vitamin D, B12, omega-3), your meat-eating brother-in-law leans...
Are Avocados Actually Healthy?

Are Avocados Actually Healthy?

Are avocados healthy? A scenario like this happens several times a week in my preventive cardiology clinic: A 43-year old man has his second heart event and adopts a whole-food, plant-based diet with no added oils....
If Bacon Is Back, Should We Light One Up, Too?

If Bacon Is Back, Should We Light One Up, Too?

Buckle up. Get ready. Last October's headlines read something like "Scientists Endorse Bacon and Red Meats," or "Researchers Advise Continued Meat Consumption," or maybe "Meat is Back: Bacon is on the Plate." Five articles...

7 Reasons for Leaving Meat Off Your Plate

Actor George Burns said that "you can’t stop getting older, but you don’t have to get old." Considering he lived to be 100 and was active until just before his death, his words have...
The Reason a Plant-Based Diet Has So Many Anti-Aging Benefits

The Fountain of Youth is Made of Fruits and Veggies, Not $100 Moisturizers

When the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, the field of aging expected remarkable findings from “cracking” the genetic code, the “genetic” era of health. In the last 15 years, a new era...