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Rapper Common Has a New Wellness-Focused YouTube Channel

Rapper Common Has a New Wellness-Focused YouTube Channel

Grammy- and Oscar-winning rapper, writer, activist, and actor Common just launched a new YouTube series about wellness. Com+Well premiered in August and will air every Tuesday for its six-episode run. The show features "wellness gurus"...
Who Needs to Take Vitamin B12 Supplements?

Who Needs to Take Vitamin B12 Supplements?

Here's the dirt: vitamin B-12 is a very important micronutrient, essential for the metabolism of every cell in the entire body. This water-soluble vitamin is essential for the health of the entire nervous system and...
6 Myths About Tofu, Debunked

6 Myths About Tofu, Debunked

Tofu is a popular, 2,000-year-old vegetarian staple with a wide range of health benefits. But there are still some common myths and misconceptions about tofu production, consumption, and nutrition that need clarification. Here is...
No, a Plant-Based Diet Doesn't Lower Testosterone

No, a Plant-Based Diet Doesn’t Lower Testosterone

Men who eat a plant-based diet have similar testosterone levels as meat-eaters, according to a new study. The study, published this May in the World Journal of Urology, examined data about the serum testosterone (testosterone...
Can You Guess the 45 Million Reasons These Vegan Low FODMAP Foods Exist?

Can You Guess the 45 Million Reasons These Vegan Low-FODMAP Foods Exist?

More than 45 million Americans use online dating websites. Roughly the same number have student loans. And do you know what else? More than 45 million Americans also suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)....
Mexican State of Oaxaca Bans Sale of Junk Food and Soda to Children

Mexican State of Oaxaca Bans Sale of Junk Food and Soda to Children

The Mexican state of Oaxaca is the first in the nation to ban the sale of junk food and soda to children. Magaly López Domínguez, deputy for the XV district, introduced the bill more than...
Study: Government Failure on Healthy Dietary Guidelines Is ‘Shocking’

Study: Government Failure on Healthy Dietary Guidelines Is ‘Shocking’

A recent study found that government dietary guidelines fail to provide practical advice on healthy, sustainable diets. Lead study author Dr. Marco Springmann said that the results were both "revealing and shocking." The British Medical...
Quinoa: Health Benefits and the TK Best Vegan Recipes to Try

Quinoa: Health Benefits and the 9 Best Vegan Recipes to Try

Quinoa may have only come into popularity in Western supermarkets over the past decade, but it has been cultivated in Peru and Bolivia for thousands of years. This tiny seed is known for being...
American Cancer Society: Avoid Meat to Reduce Cancer Risk

American Cancer Society: Avoid Meat to Reduce Cancer Risk

The American Cancer Society (ACS) unveiled its new guidelines for reducing the risk of cancer. The organization advises people to eat less red and processed meat and more whole, plant-based foods. The new guidelines, published...
Can a Vegan Diet Improve Your Sleep?

Can a Vegan Diet Improve Your Sleep?

Can a vegan diet improve your sleep? A lot of us have had those nights where we know that we need to wake up earlier than normal, but—instead of letting us sleep—our mind repeats...
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...
Nutritional Yeast Has Benefits, Even If You’re Not a Hippie

Nutritional Yeast Has Benefits, Even If You’re Not a Hippie

Nutritional yeast—you'll see it called for in vegan cookbooks and on recipe blogs as a key ingredient in dairy-free sauces and cheeses of all types. Also known as "nooch," nutritional yeast, became popular in...
Dublin’s Trinity College Urges Ireland to Ditch Meat for the Planet

Dublin’s Trinity College Urges Ireland to Ditch Meat to Reduce Emissions

Researchers say that a typical Irish diet is too dependent on meat and alcohol, causing health, financial, and environmental problems. According to Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences, it is also rich in...
Eating Cheese and Meat Every Day Blamed for Kim Jong Un’s Heart Attack

Eating Cheese and Meat Every Day Blamed for Kim Jong Un’s Heart Attack

South Korea says that Kim Jong-Un is "alive and well" following rumors that North Korea's leader recently underwent heart surgery. Speculation about Kim's health has focused on his diet, which is reportedly high in...
The 37 Best Budget-Friendly Nutrient-Dense Plant-Based Foods

The 37 Best Budget-Friendly Nutrient-Dense Plant-Based Foods

Eating healthy on a budget may sound like an oxymoron. YouTube videos would have us believe that "nutritious" looks like several pricey superfood powders in a berry smoothie. "Cheap" food, in comparison, is greasy,...
UK Schools and Hospitals to Cut 9 Million Kilograms of Meat

UK Schools and Hospitals to Cut 9 Million Kilograms of Meat

UK public sector caterers have pledged to cut 9 million kilograms of meat from school, university, care home, and hospital menus each year. Public sector caterers serve billions of meals each year, reaching a quarter...
66 U.S. Lawmakers Demand Global Wet Market Ban to Stop Pandemics

66 U.S. Lawmakers Demand Global Wet Market Ban to Stop Pandemics

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, 66 U.S. lawmakers are demanding a global ban on "wet markets" to prevent future pandemics. On Wednesday, Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spearheaded a letter to...
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...
The Health Benefits of Tofu and How to Cook It

The Health Benefits of Tofu and How to Cook It

Tofu is low-fat, high protein, high in iron, and 100 percent vegan. But the soy-based meat-alternative has a variety of other health benefits too. What Is Tofu? There are many varieties of tofu. A staple ingredient...
Anemia and the Vegan Diet: What You Need to Know

Anemia and the Vegan Diet: What You Need to Know

According to the World Health Organization, anemia affects 1.62 billion people, globally. In the U.S., anemia is the most common blood condition, affecting more than three million Americans.  Anemia occurs when the number of healthy...
What Is a Flexitarian Diet and Should You Try It?

What Is a Flexitarian Diet and Should You Try It?

In the last few years, the link between animal agriculture and the climate crisis has become difficult to ignore. A growing body of research also links meat consumption—particularly red and processed meat—with serious health...