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  • Dinner Tonight: Hearty Vegan Minestrone

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | March 4, 2019

    As parts of the United States still continue with low temperatures, you may be looking for recipes that will help you stay warm on a cold winter day! We’ve got you covered with of one of our favorite soup recipes... vegan minestrone.

    Minestrone is a hearty Italian vegetable soup made with vegetables and pasta or rice. The remaining ingredients are basic pantry items, including canned tomatoes, beans, spices and any vegetables you may have on hand. Not only will this budget friendly soup keep you warm on a cold day, but it is also packed with fiber, plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will help give your immune system a boost this winter, as we anxiously await the warmer temperatures. Read more

  • Want to Look and Feel Younger? Quit the 5 Aging Habits!

    by Paula Gallagher | February 27, 2019

    Whether it is using fancy face creams or injecting bacteria into your forehead to make lines disappear, there is always something that people are willing to do to find the fountain of youth. But there are so many things that everyone can do to look and feel younger - and feel better! - that cost nothing and have no side effects.

    Most people know that  smoking and lying in the sun can make you look years older, but some other aging habits may seem more unexpected. For many people, most of these habits can be changed relatively easily and will also help you feel more energized. Read more

  • Spirulina vs Chlorella

    by Paula Gallagher | February 26, 2019

    I recently received an email from a customer who was interested in supplementing with greens, specifically chlorella and spirulina. Spirulina and chlorella are nutrient-dense algae grown in mineral-rich pools of fresh water. Although both these algae look and taste very similar and offer some similar benefits, they also offer very different nutritional profiles and if you are going to choose one, it best to know which one will offer the nutritional aspects that will be most beneficial to you.

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  • The President's Obesity is Symptom of National Emergency

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | February 25, 2019

    Guest blog by Medical Director James F. Loomis, Jr., MD, MBA, at Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine.

    The results of President Trump’s annual physical exam are in: He is obese. He also has elevated cholesterol and evidence of heart disease. Of course, the president is not alone. His health, including his obesity, is a symptom of the national health emergency touching many Americans.

    More than 93.3 million adults (almost 40% of the population) in the United States have weight in the obese range. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer Read more

  • Putting Out the Fire on Hot Flashes & Other Menopausal Miseries

    by Paula Gallagher | February 20, 2019

    This is a guest blog by Dr. Anna Cabeca, who will be a guest on our radio show, Essentials for Healthy Living, on Sunday, March 10.

    Hot flashes can hit at the most inconvenient times. While you’re having a business meeting with an important client. Maybe you’re out with friends, having a great time. Perhaps while you’re in bed with your partner during an intimate experience. With absolutely no warning, your face flushes. Your heart rate accelerates. Your body feels like a steam vent. Perspiration washes all over you. Hot flashes are like an unwelcome guest – often ill-timed, uncomfortable and you can’t wait for them to leave. Read more

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