Raising a Plant-Based Family

plant-basedGuest blog by Jasmol Sardana, DO.

Eating a plant-based diet with your family is rewarding, healthy, and easy! Here are a few tips that will have your whole family excited for the next meal.

Find What Works for Your Family

Your family may have chosen to go plant-based for several reasons – for health and wellness, the environment, animal welfare, or a combination of these. Whatever your drive to become plant-based was, know that you’re making a wonderful decision for your family. Continue reading “Raising a Plant-Based Family”

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Should You Supplement With Iron?

iron deficiency2Are you feeling too exhausted to get off the couch? Catching every cold that’s going around? It could be iron deficiency. Women are more likely to be low in iron during their reproductive years, but don’t rule out the troubles of a deficiency if you are older or of the opposite sex. Iron deficiency can affect men or women of any age.

Iron is required to produce hemoglobin in our red blood cells. Red blood cells, via hemoglobin, carry oxygen through your cells to every part of your body and organ systems. If your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin, a condition called anemia can result. Anemia affects over 3 million Americans. Continue reading “Should You Supplement With Iron?”

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Dinner Tonight: Tempeh Sloppy Joes

tempeh sloppy joesTempeh Sloppy Joes are a great way to use tempeh, and this recipe provides a good introduction to cooking with it.

Tempeh is a made from fermented soy beans and has a nutty, mushroom-like taste. It is an excellent alternative to ground beef and especially good if you are trying to move toward a more plant-based diet. It is high in protein, calcium and iron and has probiotic benefits derived from the fermentation process, helping to balance your gut health and pH levels.

Fermented products like tempeh contribute to overall health and well-being. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Tempeh Sloppy Joes”

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Trace Minerals in Our Diet

trace-mineralsWe have almost reached the end of our series From A to Zinc. So far we have covered five essential minerals: iron, selenium, copper, iodine and chromium. Next week we will finally reach the end and look at zinc. But this week, we will look at the trace minerals we need but are usually easily obtained with diet. These are cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, sulfur, chloride, boron, silicon, vanadium and nickel.

Cobalt

Cobalt is essential because helps treat illnesses such as anemia and some infectious diseases; Continue reading “Trace Minerals in Our Diet”

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Double Your Weight Loss With a Plant-Based Diet

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 Continue reading “Double Your Weight Loss With a Plant-Based Diet”

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