Learn why a Low-Carb Diet is BEST for weight loss! Be sure to watch the whole video, surprising twist at the end…
It is a common misconception that as a vegan you have to give up all your favorite foods! Most people think a vegan diet is one of extreme deprivation, a joyless eating experience. Many people think we just eat lettuce.
Here are 5 foods that you don’t have to give up as a vegan!
Whole grains are causing the obesity epidemic. Ever heard that before? Let’s look at this claim. Are people eating too many whole grains? How many get the suggested minimum?
A new study is getting attention for seemingly finding NO LINK between saturated fat intake and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. This is shocking because it goes against countless previous studies finding the opposite: that saturated fat causes these chronic diseases!
Watch to find out why this is REALLY BAD SCIENCE (and journalism)!
You can find the original study here: http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3978
This week I’d like to share four surprising things you learn by going vegan for one month. I am sharing the story of a Buzzfeed writer, Javier Moreno, who went from a meat obsessed, 60 eggs a week diet, to a vegan diet overnight, and stuck with it for four weeks. Why he was inspired to do this is not entirely clear in his article, but the results were fascinating.
You too may be asking yourself, “why would I even bother? I am fine with how I eat, how I look, how I feel.” Javier would have said the same as well. So let’s look at the four surprising things he learned while going vegan for one month!
People are understandably outraged by the slaughter of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist. There are many reasons why this story is heartbreaking. The African Lion population has dropped 60% in just three decades. This lion was beloved by tourists and locals. And he was radio collared as a part of an Oxford study.
People react to the photo of the hunter, Walter James Palmer, crouching over the dead carcass of the majestic creature, his smug smile seemingly confirming what we all already suspect — that this man has no respect for nature or her creatures.
However I have to admit that I don’t fully understand this outrage. Not that the act is forgivable, or even defensible. No, what Palmer did was horrible and he deserves the treatment he is now receiving.
What I don’t understand is the disconnect. Where was the outrage for the 40,000 lions killed and driven to extinction in the past 30 years? Where is the outrage for the countless species, big and small, charismatic and not, that are being driven to extinction right now?
But perhaps most importantly, where is the outrage for the pig on your plate in the morning, the chicken in your salad at lunch, and the cow on your grill at dinner?
Why is it that someone can eat a really terrible diet and generally feel OK? Why do we rely on the “expert” advice of individual testimonials and anecdotes for our health information? What does the experience of high-fat low-carb bloggers really tell us, and what does the research say? Should you put butter in your morning coffee???
Inspired by a conversation between Rich Roll and Darin Olien.
Harvard Health Professionals Study: http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1134845
EPIC PANACEA: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20592131
Adventist Study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21983060
It can feel like there is no consensus in the world of dietary advice. Online you can surely find raging debates about the optimal diet for human beings.
But while the blogosphere bickers, the question remains: are we clueless about what humans should be eating? Is there really a debate in the scientific literature?
Why do books like Grain Brain and Wheat Belly sell millions of copies while sound, balanced nutritional advice is ignored? How can the vegan and plant-based message be simplified?
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