Category: Thriving On a Vegetarian Diet

Which Foods Are More Nutritious Raw vs. Cooked? »

By Ginny Messina, RD Every whole plant food is a complex mix of hundreds of chemical compounds. Some are nutrients like vitamins and minerals, which are essential for health. Others are phytochemicals — compounds that are not essential nutrients, but may have important health benefits. Food scientists estimate that there are tens of thousands of [...]

How Juicing Frees The Minerals From Vegetables, And Frees You From Feeling Tired After Meals »

By Trevor Justice and Vesanto Melina, RD An excerpt from Lesson 17 of The Mastery Program At the bottom of this post, you’ll discover the pros and cons of juicing vs. smoothies. But let’s start with the benefits of juicing… To help prevent cancers and other chronic diseases, updated national food guides such as the [...]

Why A Food’s Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Are Only Half The Story »

By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian, Definitions: Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the effect of 50 grams of carbohydrates from a specific food on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that are quickly digested release their sugars into the bloodstream rapidly have a high GI. Glycemic load (GL) is calculated by multiplying the GI [...]

How Vegans & Vegetarians Prevent & Heal Tooth Decay »

Vitamins K2, D, and A — They Depend on Each Other By Val Archer An excerpt from Lesson 47 of The Vegetarian Mastery Program This article is a prelude to the upcoming ebook Building Strong Bones and Teeth with Raw Food – for Vegans & Vegetarians by Val Archer. Register today at to receive [...]

How To Absorb More Iron From Your Meals »

By Michael Klaper, MD (excerpted from Lesson 7 of the Vegetarian Health Institute's Mastery Program.) Problems With Too Little Iron If there is a chronic shortage of iron in the body from… not eating enough iron containing foods being unable to absorb the iron in the food (from intestinal disease, chronic ingestion of absorption inhibitors, [...]

Vegetables That Fight the Root Cause of Belly Fat »

I’m going to talk to you about something that may be a little sensitive for you… Now we’re both adults here and I don’t feel the need to sugarcoat this so here goes—your hormones may be sabotaging your weight and beauty. See, there are certain toxic chemicals you’re exposed to every day through no fault [...]

Hypoglycemia and the Myth of Eating Frequent Small Meals »

By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN Do you suffer from excess belly fat, adrenal burnout, brain fog, or supposed hypoglycemia? If so, this article is for you. Most people believe they need to eat frequently to avoid hypoglycemia. In fact, eating small, frequent meals has never been proven to accelerate weight loss or [...]

Enjoy Thanksgiving with Vegan Holiday Favorites »

Would you like to enjoy Thanksgiving with vegan (or raw vegan) versions of traditional holiday favorites? If so, these resources and recipes will be a blessing for you. Whole Foods is a great resource. Their website has an array of recipe sections including dairy-free recipes for holiday faves. Click the link below and then select [...]

Is Honey a Sweetener, a Medicine or an Aphrodisiac? »

  The first sweetener ever to be used by humans was honey. It dates back to 2100 B.C. where it was mentioned in sacred and biblical texts. More than just a sweetener for food, throughout history, honey developed a deeper meaning for the word sweetness. It is said to have the ability to sweeten your [...]

Top Nine Exercise Mistakes Made By People Who Want To Burn Fat »

By Trevor Justice and Maria Stevens, Certified Personal Trainer Mistake #1: Eating too few calories. It’s safe to eat 500 calories less than you need to maintain your weight. However, if you eat any less, your body will think its starving. Then you’ll become leptin-resistant, you’ll lose muscle tissue, and your metabolism will slow down. [...]

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