Shedding Some Light on Nightshades

Foods such as eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, goji berries, tomatillos, gooseberries, pepino melons, paprika, okra, and both spicy and sweet peppers have a hidden dark side. These foods belong to the nightshade, or Solanaceae, family. While nightshades sound scary, most people are relatively unaffected by these foods. For people with autoimmune disease or sensitive digestive systems …

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“What The Health” Documentary Review

       by Sarah Bate, Intern to Karen Ranzi, M.A. The Documentary “What The Health” is a mind-changing film to those who are ready for the powerful truth about the reasons to go plant-based.   The film centers around Director and Screenwriter, Kip Anderson, and his quest for answers from U.S. health organizations and …

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The Correlation between Methane and Climate Change

When most people think of major causes of climate change, they might think of the pollution coming from the exhaust of motor vehicles or even other forms of pollution that have an obvious negative effect on the environment. However, what if I told you that the main cause for climate change was the rearing of …

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The Effects Antibiotics Have on Human Health

The indoctrination of indulging in a diet that consists of a high amount of animal foods (milk, chicken, eggs, etc.) has been emphasized heavily throughout American culture. However, what if I told you that these animal foods are doing more harm to your body than good? Animals that are brought to slaughterhouses are malnourished and …

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Gaining Weight on a Raw Vegan Diet

People transition to raw vegan diets for all sorts of medical conditions. It might be asthma or cancer, but it can also be as simple as being underweight. Even though one is parting ways with fattening dairy products and cholesterol-raising meats, it is still very doable to gain weight on a raw vegan diet. For …

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Thermography

A Breastcancer.org statistics list says that 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in her life. An expected number of 40,610 women are expected to die from it in 2017, and about 30% of all detected cancers in women will be breast cancer. It’s no wonder we see pink ribbons everywhere  and …

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Type 2 Diabetes and the Vegan Diet

Approximately 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Type 2 diabetes is the most common version of the diagnosis. In 2012, out of the 29.1 million who were reported to have diabetes, only 1.25 million of them had Type 1. For those affected by the disease, blood glucose is too high and the …

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What Does Exercise Do for You?

Exercise is crucial for daily health. It takes care of your health on all levels. It is best for your physical health, but also benefits your mental health and spiritual health. Exercise can control your weight, prevent diseases, improve your mood, boost your energy, help you get better sleep, and bring you joy by gaining …

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The Benefits of Raw Foods for College Students

Getting high quality raw food for college students can sometimes be difficult if not impossible. Living on campus, often without a kitchen to prepare food makes it even more difficult to consider a lifestyle high in fresh plant foods. It seems far easier to rely on a meal plan provided by the college, or on …

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Women and Raw Foods: The Benefits

In today’s society, being a successful active, busy, woman, yet maintaining optimal health is quite difficult.  As women, we are constantly trying to find the latest diet trend or fad that will help us lose weight quickly, yet really work in the long term.  Whether you are a young woman just entering your twenties, or …

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