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  • Welcome 2018! My New Year's Resolution

    by Paula Gallagher | January 2, 2018

    family-mealBy the time you read this, many Americans will have already defaulted on their New Year's resolutions and we are only into day 2! In our household, we don't typically make resolutions (well, not on New Year's anyway). We try not to wait until New Year's Eve to try something new. Each day that we wake up is a new day, a day to start over, make changes, and to be happy. You don't need to wait for tomorrow, a new year, Monday or Friday.

    However, this year I am making one. It is a simple idea but I know it will be challenging. Read more

  • Plant-Based Fiber is the Key to Good Health

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | October 16, 2017

    fiberFiber plays a key role for digestion, weight loss and cancer prevention, and can even increase lifespan! But don’t be fooled – many packaged food companies are trying to boost sales by adding extra fiber to their gummy candy or yogurt, but the best source of fiber is plants themselves! Yes, natural fiber is found only in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. So make sure you’re filling your plate with whole, plant-based foods.

    What is Fiber?

    There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in oats, beans and other legumes, and some fruits and vegetables. Soluble fiber lowers cholesterol levels. Read more

  • Double Your Weight Loss With a Plant-Based Diet

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | June 21, 2017

    plant-based-dietThere’s one question that nearly everyone wants answered: which diet will really help me maintain a healthy weight? New research presented this week from the Physicians Committee’s Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD, at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions finds a plant-based vegetarian diet is the answer.

    Dr. Kahleova’s research shows that a vegetarian diet centered around vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes is twice as effective at boosting weight loss, compared to a traditional diabetes diet. For the study, she split 74 adults into two groups Read more

  • Six Natural Ways to Boost Energy and Weight Loss

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | March 20, 2017

    spinach-white-bean-saladAre you looking for natural ways to boost energy and weight loss? Here are six tips to put into everyday practice:

    1. Fill up with fiber. The average American consumes 15 to 16 grams of fiber a day. We should aim to eat much more, closer to 40 grams of daily fiber. It fills us up with minimal calories. Fiber-packed sources include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lentils, beans and peas.

    Case study: Let’s say you’re traveling and need to grab a bite to eat. If you go to a local diner, you could easily ask for steamed greens and beans, like the Brussels sprouts and lentils dish at the Silver Diner. Read more

  • Resolution Series: Weight Management with Supplements

    by Paula Gallagher | January 17, 2017

    weigh-inThe number one resolution for Americans is weight loss. Despite hundreds of fad diets and weight loss programs that promise quick and long-lasting results, more than half of American adults are still overweight or obese.

    According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion adults are overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) above 25. With nearly 500 million individuals ranking as truly obese (BMI above 30), obesity continues to represent a major risk factor for the development of serious medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Read more

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