Category «Diet and Health»

Nutritional Supplements for Vegans

This article is based on a talk by Stephen Walsh, a long-serving trustee of the Vegan Society and author of Plant Based Nutrition and Health. A recording of the talk can be found on the VeganLondon YouTube channel here Dietary supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet.  The dietary recommendations used for the Global …

Insights from The Food Revolution Summit

by James O’Donovan The world is changing fast with disruptions of food, commerce and social connection altering our lives in profound ways. This global pandemic makes one thing abundantly clear: Your health needs to be a priority. Not just someday, but right now.  Among the major risk factors for infections of all kinds, including coronaviruses, …

How to Lower High Blood Pressure Quickly and for the Rest of Your Life Using Amazingly Effective Diet and Lifestyle Changes

Get an in-depth look at what blood pressure is, what it means to have high blood pressure, and how to lower blood pressure naturally using treatments that are safer and more effective than drugs. By Alan Goldhamer, DC, and Doug Lisle, PhD High blood pressure, also known as “hypertension,” is the number one reason people …

12 Detoxifying Foods to Help Your Body Heal Naturally

By the Food Revolution Network  The word “detox” has many uses.  But what is a detox?  Do detox regimens work?  And can detoxifying foods help you cleanse your body without relying on powders, pills, and expensive concoctions?    People often ask me about the best way to detoxify.  Am I a fan of infrared saunas?  …

What Are Antioxidants? And Why Are They So Good For You?

  By The Food Revolution Network  (reproduced here with kind permission)     To understand antioxidants, you first need to understand free radicals and oxidation. Free radicals are oxygen molecules that have split into single atoms with unpaired electrons.  As they seek out other electrons, they damage cells and DNA.  Free radicals are created by …

6 Foods that help with Autoimmune Disease

6 Foods to Eat and 3 to Avoid to Help Your Body Fight Autoimmune Disease and Excessive Inflammation   by Hannah Sentenac   Autoimmune diseases diagnoses are often given with no recommended treatments.  But food can play a role in helping the body heal.  What might an autoimmune disease diet look like?  And what foods …

Plant Pure Nation – Movie Review

  By Bronwyn Slater  In 2011 Colin Campbell’s film Forks Over Knives shocked viewers by revealing the connection between meat, dairy and ill health.  That film followed on from Campbell’s book ‘The China Study’ in which he showed that a plant-based diet can reverse certain cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.  This latest film, …

Multiple Sclerosis and Plant-Based Nutrition

Dr. Conor Kerley examines the connection between diet, specifically saturated animal fat, and MS and shows how a plant-based diet provides multiple mechanisms that could be beneficial for preventing and treating MS including changing the gut microbiome and the immune system.     Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex autoimmune disease meaning the body’s own …