Three Surprising Benefits of Whole Grains

People who ignore science would have you believe that, although the veggies in this picture are healthy, the whole grains in their midst are not. Research shows conclusively that the whole grains are excellent food as well, and have a long list of well-known health benefits

People who ignore science would have you believe that, although the veggies in this picture are healthy, the whole grains in their midst are not. Research shows conclusively that the whole grains are excellent foods as well, and have a long list of well-known health benefits

Whole Grains Are Healthy -And That Includes Whole Grain Bread

Whole grains have an image problem. Pervasive media stories and nutrition books warn that eating grains puts you at risk for obesity and chronic illness. When you look at the facts, however, whole grains are clearly health-promoting in numerous ways you can use to your advantage.

The choice becomes clearer once you understand what these foods are. Whole grains are the seeds Read the rest of this entry »

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The PlantPure Nation Cookbook Is a Recipe Delight

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook shows you how to easily prepare over 150 delicious and healthy recipes

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook shows you how to easily prepare over 150 delicious and healthy plant-based recipes

Kim Campbell Proves That Taste and Health Can Be Best Friends

The power of a whole foods, plant-based diet to transform health is compelling. But even with ample demonstration of this effectiveness, people may be reluctant to move to an eating plan with unappealing food.

This is where The PlantPure Nation Cookbook comes in. Filled with over 150 delicious plant-based recipes, as well as stunning photos that will make you want to drop everything and run to the kitchen to prepare the recipe that looks like you most need it now, this cookbook will have just about everyone happy to chow down on plant-based meals.

Author Kim Campbell generously shares her discoveries from 25 years of cooking plant-based meals, much of that time also as a busy working mom. Her recipes are family-friendly, affordable, and appealing to those new to plant-based eating, as well as to those who have been thriving on whole food, plant-based choices for decades. Eating enjoyment is in no way sacrificed to keep out Read the rest of this entry »

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Plant Pure Nation Shows Health Is Ten Days Away

The documentary Plant Pure Nation shows that the truth is a stubborn thing. It doesn't go away.

The documentary PlantPure Nation shows that the truth is a stubborn thing. It doesn’t go away.

Nelson Campbell Directs a Documentary That Can Save Your Life

The film PlantPure Nation offers life-and-death drama in unexpected places: the Kentucky state legislature, a main street in small town North Carolina, and every day dinner tables. With a story that is engaging, suspenseful, and inspiring, this film surfaces both outrage and hope over the power of agribusiness and their political allies.

Director Nelson Campbell is a major actor in his own documentary. The audience catches an intimate look at his family as well: wife Kim, mom Karen, and dad T. Colin Campbell, PhD, co-author with another son, Thomas M. Campbell, MD,  of the bestseller The China Study.

When the Kentucky legislature, under heavy pressure from agribusiness lobbyists, fails to authorize a pilot project to demonstrate how a plant-based diet can improve

health and obesity rates for low-income communities, Nelson seizes the chance to Read the rest of this entry »

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Sushi Dangers

The Centers for Disease Control provides this image of one of the roundworms commonly found in fish

The Centers for Disease Control provides this image of one of the roundworms commonly found in fish

Raw Fish and Raw Milk Are Not Healthy

Upbeat myths have boosted the image of raw animal foods, such as sushi, sashimi, and raw dairy products. Claims that these foods are somehow more “natural” and nutrient-rich than after they are cooked promote this raw fad.

Yet uncooked animal foods can be so hazardous that even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is hardly known for its aggressive protection of public health, warns the public forcefully to watch out. The higher risk of eating such foods includes getting infected with Read the rest of this entry »

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Soy: The News Is Good

Whole soy foods support health in many ways. Credible published research studies do not find health dangers in eating whole soy foods in moderation

Whole soy foods support health in many ways. Credible published research studies do not find health dangers in eating whole soy foods in moderation

The Health Benefits of Soy Are Real, While the Ideas of Danger Are Fantasies

Remember the school lesson about how, in fifteenth century Europe, influential thinkers said it was impossible to sail across the Atlantic Ocean? The governing idea was that the earth was flat, and anyone venturing too far west by boat would fall off the end of the world. Well, experience proved that popular opinion wrong, and we can smile at it today.

Yet in the twenty-first century, many are frightened by an equally silly idea – that soy Read the rest of this entry »

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My Day At the Dark Chocolate Factory

The Dandelion Chocolate sales locations offer samples of their single-source bars

The Dandelion Chocolate sales locations offer samples of their single-source bars

Sorting, Sniffing, and Tasting Are All Part of the Job of Making Intense Dark Chocolate Bars

Chocolate has always been one of my favorite foods. An allergy to chocolate in childhood was tough for me, and I could sneak only occasional bites. This sensitivity persisted, punishing me with a rash, a severe cough, and/or an excruciating headache if I dared eat chocolate even as an adult.

Happily, when I got rid of all the animal foods in my diet, I discovered I had never been allergic to chocolate at all. I had been allergic to the combination of chocolate made with milk. I could eat as much vegan dark chocolate as I wanted with no allergy symptoms.

While dark chocolate can be healthy, the amount you need to eat for health benefits is small – one to three ounces a week will do it. Eat too much, and you’re liable to Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ultimate Betrayal Investigates Happy Meat

The Ultimate Betrayal will shock you with the real facts behind feel-good meat, dairy, egg, and fish labels

The Ultimate Betrayal will shock you with the real facts behind feel-good meat, dairy, egg, and fish labels

Hope Bohanec Exposes the Reality Behind Feel-Good Meat Labels

Is there any way in which “humane” meat, dairy, or eggs are better – for human health, the environment, or animals? In The Ultimate Betrayal, Hope Bohanec takes on this question. She presents surprising information that may shock consumers confused by myriad industry labels, such as “sustainable,” “local,” “natural,” “free-range,” “grass-fed,” “cage-free,” and “organic.”

The Ultimate Betrayal convincingly shows that feel-good buzzwords in animal agriculture are ploys to part consumers and their money. These terms also encourage those who desperately want to spare animal suffering and help the planet feel guiltless when they buy animal foods.

The hard-hitting research in this book leaves no wiggle-room for the happy meat industry. Contrasting factory farms and their advertised humane alternatives, Hope demonstrates Read the rest of this entry »

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The Campbell Plan Guides Your Whole Food, Plant-Based Journey

Dr. Thomas Campbell shares funny and interesting anecdotes from his life throughout his book

Dr. Thomas Campbell shares funny and interesting anecdotes from his life throughout his book

Dr. Thomas Campbell Puts You In Charge of Your Own Health

As a family physician and coauthor of The China Study, Dr. Thomas Campbell is eminently credible in showing the power of a whole foods, plant-based diet in transforming your health. His book The Campbell Plan has three main characters. One is Dr. Campbell himself, the second is science, and third is food in its many forms.

Dr. Campbell shares personal anecdotes, some amusing and the last one heart-breaking, throughout his book. I especially enjoyed the glimpses of his early years and what it was like to grow up in the Campbell family.

You feel Dr. Campbell is there advising you with helpful tools and information. He knows that for you to succeed, you must be in control and want to make a real change. From the beginning, he encourages you to think about the health goal you’d most like to achieve. He understands you may struggle sometimes, and guides you to the personal resolve and social support you need to get through the rough patches and reach your goal. You have leeway to form new eating habits on your own terms. One tool the book uses in several places is Read the rest of this entry »

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Three Ways Bacon Will Kill You

Bacon is a food fad, and so a large selection greets shoppers. Yet few know how really dangerous this product is.

Bacon is a food fad, and so a large selection greets shoppers. Yet few know how really dangerous this product is.

A Toxic Chemical Brew Disguised As Something Edible

The dangers of bacon make this food fad a gateway to cancer and early death. Research shows that processed meats, which include bacon, are health disasters. For example:

• Two studies in the US totaling 121,342 participants found each daily serving of processed meats was linked to a 20% increased risk Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Make Dark Chocolate Part of a Healthy Diet

The cocoa powder is low in calories and fat but high in beneficial nutrients. The dark chocolate also has the nutrients, but is much denser in fat and calories.

The cocoa powder is low in calories and fat but high in beneficial nutrients. The dark chocolate also has the nutrients, but is much denser in fat and calories

Seven Tips To Do It Right

Compelling scientific findings, published in peer reviewed medical journals, show significant health benefits for dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Here are the major ways that chocolate helps you avoid chronic illness.

Cardiovascular disease

Dark chocolate and cocoa powder help the inner walls of your arteries function better. As a result of this and more beneficial effects, these chocolate foods:

• Lower blood pressure
• Make blood clots less likely to form in your arteries
• Reduce the risk of Read the rest of this entry »

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