Made Just Right blog features plant-based eating tips from some of the leading experts in plant-based nutrition. Today’s tips come from prominent plant-based dietitians Jack Norris, R.D., and Virginia Messina, R.D.
Celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snider says cutting calories for weight loss does more harm that good. “The only way to achieve long-terms health and proper weight management is to change your lifestyle, so that you aren’t ‘on’ or ‘off’ a diet at any one time,” she tells Blisstree writer Hanna Brooks Olsen.
The American Diabetes Association says a plant-based diet is a healthy option that diabetics may want to consider for balanced nutrition.
Three University of Kansas scientists have discovered 14 new compounds in the wild tomatillo plant that display cancer-fighting properties in the first rounds of testing. The wild tomatillo is a common weed found throughout North America.
In her article “IBS, IBD and the Role of Diet,” Jennifer Valentine, Editorial Manager for OneGreenPlanet.org, discusses the effect diet can have on those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). She concludes that whole, plant-based foods are among the best choices for those who suffer from digestive conditions.
Registered dietitian Julieanna Hever, also known as The Plant-Based Dietitian, says juice fasting provides powerful health benefits, but first timers should consult a physician and consider the choice carefully according to current level of health and well-being.
Highly revealing (and concerning) survey results released by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) showed that 76 percent of Americans said conflicting and constantly changing nutrition guidelines make it difficult to know what is healthy and what’s not. FoodInsight.org has the full results of the 2012 Food and Health Survey.
A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 25 percent of teenagers in the U.S. currently have or will develop diabetes, meaning the prevalence of stroke, heart attack and other chronic disease may increase without intervention.
Papillary thyroid cancer, an aggressive form of cancer that accounts for 80 percent of thyroid cancer cases, is at more advanced stages in obese patients than in other patients at the time of diagnosis, according to researchers at the University of California–Los Angeles.