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  • Seven Reasons to Keep Saturated Fat Off Your Plate

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | November 13, 2018

    Guest blog by by Meghan Jardine, M.S., M.B.A., R.D., L.D., C.D.E.

    Dangerous and confusing misinformation is leading many Americans to consume too much saturated fat, which is positively associated with heart disease – the No. 1 cause of death in America.

    Here are seven reasons to keep foods high in saturated fat – such as butter, cheese, meat, chicken and eggs – off your plate.

    1. A single meal high in saturated fat has an immediate effect on blood vessels, Read more

  • A Plant-Based Diet for Athletes

    by Susan Levin, MS, RD, CSSD | November 5, 2018

    A plant-based diet provides all of the nutrients your body needs for training and competition.
    Because a plant-based diet is high in carbohydrates, low in fat, and rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it can support or improve your athletic performance.

    The emphasis really is on having a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods throughout the day. Since protein is found in varying amounts in plants, legumes, grains and nuts, it’s pretty easy to get to the recommended amount. Therefore, most athletes don’t need a different diet, they just need more calories. Read more

  • Nightmare King Burger is Truly a Nightmare

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | October 22, 2018

    Burger King just confirmed that meat and cheese don't just cause nightmare diseases – they actually cause nightmares. The fast-food chain just launched its Nightmare King sandwich, which it says is "clinically proven to induce nightmares."

    The company says it conducted a scientific study over 10 nights with 100 participants who ate the Nightmare King Before they went to bed. This sandwich consisted of a quarter pound of beef, a chicken fillet, cheese, bacon, mayonnaise, and onions on a green sesame seed bun. Read more

  • New Product: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

    by Paula Gallagher | October 17, 2018

    Coconut oil is one of the biggest trends in the food, health and beauty industries. One of the reasons is that it is so easy to use! But when purchasing coconut oil you want to make sure that is of the highest quality. Key features of our new Pathway Coconut Oil are that it is cold-pressed, hexane free, unrefined, organic and non-GMO.

    Coconut oil has many benefits, but like with anything, moderation is key. Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, a form that the body converts to energy more quickly. The majority of the saturated fat in coconut oil is in the form of lauric acid, which is why many consider it to be a healthier choice than other fat sources. There are studies that show that lauric acid can increase your HDL or "healthy" cholesterol" and lower your LDL or "lethal" cholesterol. It is nut-free, gluten-free, carb-free, and Paleo Diet-friendly. Read more

  • Natural Ways to Fight Constipation

    by Paula Gallagher | October 2, 2018

    While it may not be the most comfortable subject to talk about, it is one that almost everyone is familiar with. It is estimated that one quarter of Americans have been affected by constipation. In fact, constipation is the most common digestive complaint in the United States, outnumbering all other chronic digestive conditions.

    So what constitutes constipation? Well, constipation can mean different things to different people. Many people confuse constipation with regularity and think if they have a bowel movement two or three times a week, they’re fine. All too often doctors and other health professionals shrug off this condition as long as there is regularity. Read more

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