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Plant-Based Diet for Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast cancer is a scary disease, but studies point to some silver linings. For one, when breast cancer is caught early, when it’s considered stage I, the 5-year survival rate is 100%. For stage II, survival is still an impressive 93% (1). Even with these favorable odds, the best bet is to limit your risk…

Plant Based School Lunch Ideas

Power up your child’s lunch box this school year by providing plenty of plant-based choices. Vegetables, fruits, legumes (beans, lentils, split peas), whole grains, nuts and seeds are rich in both nutrients and phytonutrients (beneficial plant compounds). When you make plants the centerpiece of your child’s lunch, you will also be loading them up on…

Plant Proteins: Fact vs. Fiction

Americans today are obsessed with protein, and many people now favor diets based heavily on animal proteins—meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy. Media headlines proclaim the health benefits of high protein diets, but is all the protein hype justified? We’ve called on Suzanne Dixon, Epidemiologist and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), to address three common beliefs about…

Sausage & Fig Flatbread

Forage your garden or local farmers market for arugula and rosemary, to dress the beautiful vegan Italian Sausage Flatbread.

Shifts toward a plant-based diet and Meatless Mondays

Gandhi once cautioned his followers that they shouldn’t seek to bring their opponents to their knees, but rather to their senses. And to the extent that we can do that through leadership by example, Tofurky seems to be fulfilling Gandhi’s advice in spades. Tofurky was a pioneer in shifts toward a plant-based diet long before concepts like…

Plant-based diet for Health & Vitality: RN & Ultra Marathoner

About ten years ago, I read a great book called The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and it changed the way I thought about food and how it can influence our physiology, for better or worse.  Since that reading, I have dedicated an enormous amount of personal time and energy into learning about the…