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Wed, 10 Jul 2024 19:36:39 +0000
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Many people know that animal agriculture is far less environmentally sustainable and that diets containing excessive amounts of animal-based foods compromise our health in numerous ways. Most of our resources at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS) relate to these concerns (you can learn more about Food and Sustainability or Plant-Based Nutrition … Continued

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Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Thu, 27 Jun 2024 14:49:11 +0000
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Beat the summer heat with our delightful collection of plant-based ice cream and dessert recipes. From creamy Soursop Ice Cream to tangy Lemon Bars, these treats are not only delicious but also healthy and dairy-free. Perfect for cooling down on hot days, our recipes are easy to make and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The post 13 Summer Delights: Plant-Based Dessert Recipes appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Thu, 27 Jun 2024 12:54:35 +0000
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Perceived expensiveness is the most common deterrent to healthier eating in the US, according to a recent Cleveland Clinic survey, with forty-six percent of people believing eating healthier costs more.[1] But does this perception match reality? The answer depends, in part, on how we define a healthy diet. Although there are a few evidence-based goals … Continued

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Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Tue, 25 Jun 2024 19:57:02 +0000
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You can give anyone an incredible meal plan, a workout program, and all the most useful information, but if they don’t have the correct mindset to do anything with that information, the healthy habits won’t stick.

The post How to Make Your Healthy Habits More Sustainable appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Maxime Sigouin.

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 14:00:20 +0000
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Andrew Kimbrell is an internationally recognized public interest attorney, public speaker, and author. He is the founder and executive director of Center for Food Safety. As an attorney, Kimbrell has successfully challenged federal agencies in several historic court cases. He initiated the court challenge that resulted in a US Supreme Court victory forcing, for the … Continued

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Tue, 18 Jun 2024 15:54:40 +0000
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Over the past 60 years, the United States has played a heightened role in shaping the food environment in the Caribbean region through trade agreements that benefit US food corporations.

The post Empowering Caribbean People to See that Building Healthy Communities is Possible appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Liz Ross.

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 12:19:01 +0000
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Exploring what cutting-edge cancer research looks like today and what we can learn from viewing it through the lens of Dr. Campbell’s research on cancer.

The post Diminishing Returns in the Pursuit of a Cure for Cancer appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Rachel Bordoli.

Thu, 30 May 2024 09:36:54 +0000
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Doctors For Nutrition (DFN) is an Australasian-based independent charity. Through evidence-based education and outreach, we aim to prevent unnecessary suffering for patients, increase career satisfaction for practitioners, and reduce unsustainable healthcare costs. Evidence shows that a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) eating pattern can prevent, reverse, or significantly reduce the disability caused by the current chronic … Continued

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Written by Louisa Chamberlain.

Wed, 29 May 2024 09:47:27 +0000
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As the first Peruvian project funded by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS), Ruwasunchis felt honored and responsible for providing an excellent program. And that’s what we did. In our community of San Pablo Mirador, located in Manchay, on the outskirts of Lima, our plant-based program has been revolutionary. Thanks to the … Continued

The post Peruvian Plant-Based Festival Brings Better Nutrition to Community Families appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Juan Diego.

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:15:14 +0000
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Meet Dr. Laurie. I started working with her around six months ago. She was 53 years young and had already adopted a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle, but she was struggling to shift her body composition. Her goal was to lose body fat while building quality lean muscle. Being a doctor, she understood the importance … Continued

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Written by Maxime Sigouin.

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:12:17 +0000
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When someone asks me how to create healthier habits, their mentality is the first thing I have them focus on. I believe that the power of our thoughts over our lives is as critical as the air we breathe; we will never be able to create anything lasting without first adopting the correct mindset. Because … Continued

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Written by Melanie Cano Fernández, MD.

Thu, 21 Mar 2024 16:05:06 +0000
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This excerpt discusses the inadequate level of nutrition-related knowledge typical in our society that is leading to overall nutrition confusion in today’s society.

The post <em>Nutrition Confusion is the Underlying Epidemic</em>: A Selection from T. Colin Campbell’s <em>The Future of Nutrition</em> appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by T. Colin Campbell, PhD.

Thu, 21 Mar 2024 16:03:58 +0000
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When I see a patient with a kidney stone, I typically ask for their dietary history. Sometimes the patient only offers a non-committal response that they eat a balanced diet. But we have a saying in nephrology: “The urine does not lie.” A particularly memorable urine sample from a petite teenage boy with a painful … Continued

The post <em>Toxic Superfoods</em> is Toxic Misinformation appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Leigh Ettinger, MD.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 08:57:15 +0000
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Menopause is a natural transition and not something to be afraid of. It can be a source of stress and discomfort, but with the correct menopause diet and healthy lifestyle, you can navigate it with ease.

The post Lifestyle Modifications to Help You Navigate Menopause appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 13:15:34 +0000
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Food waste is a global concern. If we could tackle food waste reduction, might the profligacy inherent to our food production systems be less consequential?

The post Plant-Based Diets Radically Reduce Food Waste appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 05:36:30 +0000
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A four-part documentary series about the twin study, You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment, debuted on Netflix. It has drummed up quite a lot of attention. The results certainly support the adoption of a plant-based diet, but there is still something lacking in the message they are sharing.

The post <em>You Are What You Eat</em>: What Does the 2023 Stanford Twins Nutrition Study Really Show? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Rachel Bordoli.

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 13:00:56 +0000
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The amount of information published about oil can be overwhelming. Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Is going oil free really even possible? We set the record straight with research fresh from the experts.

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Written by Center for Nutrition Studies.

Sat, 03 Feb 2024 07:08:20 +0000
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This short excerpt from Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition addresses a common question: Is it necessary to be 100 percent adherent to a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet 100 percent of the time?

The post The Case for a Cold Turkey Approach to Animal Foods: A Selection From T. Colin Campbell’s <em>Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition</em> appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by T. Colin Campbell, PhD.

Fri, 02 Feb 2024 10:28:42 +0000
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I met Matt when he was 39. I still remember my first call with him. He was hoping to get fit by the time he turned 40, and he mentioned his love for running and how he couldn’t do it as much as he wanted to because of the weight he was carrying. I could … Continued

The post How to Achieve Lasting Change Using a High-Carb WFPB Approach appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Maxime Sigouin.

Fri, 26 Jan 2024 09:29:05 +0000
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Campaigns like Veganuary and Meatless Monday continue to rise, but how effective are they really?

The post How Effective Are Campaigns Like Meatless Mondays or Veganuary? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Fri, 19 Jan 2024 16:43:12 +0000
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We know from what is now an almost irrefutable body of evidence that good nutrition supports drastically improved outcomes, including improved physical and mental health, plus social and environmental well-being. The nutrition provided by consuming a diverse range of whole plant foods is not only good for our bodies—preventing and treating many of our deadliest, … Continued

The post Immersion Programs Highlight the Rapid Effects of Improved Nutrition appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Fri, 22 Dec 2023 11:20:58 +0000
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What do the top 2024 nutrition trends say? Do they represent a coherent shift in public views of health and nutrition, or are they only incidentally related? Might we synthesize any general observations from them?

The post Assessing the Top Nutrition Trends: Beyond 2023 appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Fri, 15 Dec 2023 07:51:48 +0000
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By analyzing 2023 nutrition trends, we can gain insights into a population’s collective mindset and preferences. What might they say about the future?

The post Assessing the Top Nutrition Trends of 2023 (Part Two) appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Wed, 06 Dec 2023 15:24:20 +0000
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Embark on a global culinary journey with our curated collection of "Whole Food Plant-Based Holiday Recipes Around the World." From Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas to creative treats like Stuffed Poblano Pepper Christmas Trees, each recipe is another opportunity for you to celebrate international flavors. Elevate your holiday gatherings with these plant-based delights, ensuring a memorable and satisfying experience for all.

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Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Fri, 01 Dec 2023 07:43:01 +0000
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It’s often helpful to take a step back and look at trends. As indicators of the prevailing sentiments and interests within a society, they offer a compelling snapshot of broad cultural attitudes at a given time. Here we analyze the top 2023 nutritional trends.

The post Assessing the Top Nutrition Trends of 2023 (Part One) appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 16:42:55 +0000
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Adding phytonutrient- and antioxidant-rich foods to our diet is a natural and healthy way to strengthen our immune system. Here, we share a collection of quick and convenient dishes packed with them.

The post Elevate Your Well-Being with 14 Immune-Boosting Plant-Based Recipes appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 07:12:45 +0000
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When I joined CNS Kitchen in 2022, I was looking for a community of others who were on a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) journey. At the time, my goal was weight loss. I had been gaining and losing the same ten pounds for over a year. What I didn’t know then was how important the … Continued

The post How CNS Kitchen Has Helped Me Go Beyond Weight Loss to Embrace Whole Health appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Julie Johnson.

Sat, 18 Nov 2023 07:52:09 +0000
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Aspartame is popular among people looking for a sugarless route to satisfying their sweet tooth, including people with diabetes, people on sugar-restricting diets like keto, and people who are trying to lose weight. But, is there a link between aspartame and cancer risk?

The post Aspartame—Friend or Foe? Here’s What the Research Says appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Rachel Bordoli.

Fri, 27 Oct 2023 08:33:24 +0000
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This time of year —with Halloween right around the corner—the damage of junk food, especially sugary candies, will likely be at the forefront of many parents’ minds. But what else should we consider when it comes to oral health?

The post Should You Take Supplements to Avoid Tooth Loss? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Tue, 24 Oct 2023 11:56:26 +0000
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Building your muscles on a plant-based diet is possible, and despite what you might have heard, it does not require extra effort compared to muscle-building on a meat-based diet.

The post 3 Misconceptions About Building Muscle on a Plant-Based Diet appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Kathy Meldrum, MSPT.

Fri, 20 Oct 2023 13:10:38 +0000
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If the only tool you give someone is a hammer, every problem becomes a nail. In January 2023, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for evaluating and managing childhood obesity.[1] The public reaction has been shock and dismay because the AAP recommendations now include anti-obesity medicines for those as young as 12 and … Continued

The post New Recommendations for Childhood Obesity: Are We Missing the Obvious? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Leigh Ettinger, MD.

Thu, 28 Sep 2023 13:37:03 +0000
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When of the most overlooked factors in our quest for total wellness is how stress impacts health and disease.

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Written by Frank Sabatino, DC, PhD.

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 09:53:50 +0000
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Alzheimer's Disease affects almost 6 million people, and two-thirds of people with AD are women. It begs the question, why is AD more prevalent in women?

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Written by Frank Sabatino, DC, PhD.

Fri, 08 Sep 2023 08:55:55 +0000
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This excerpt taken from Dr. Campbell’s The Future of Nutrition (2020) explains why breadth of effect is critical when assessing health and nutrition protocols, and explores how the current reductionist medical paradigm ignores this criterion. To learn more about The Future of Nutrition, read our dedicated webpage. To learn more about reductionism and its alternative, … Continued

The post <em>Why Breadth Is Important:</em> A Selection from Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s <em>The Future of Nutrition</em> appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla & T. Colin Campbell, PhD.

Thu, 10 Aug 2023 08:42:19 +0000
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We spend a lot of time thinking about the foods we routinely eat, and rightly so. Nutrition plays a leading role in determining our health and disease outcomes; with our society facing epidemics of lifestyle-related diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, you might argue nutrition has never been more important. But food isn’t the … Continued

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Written by Stephanie Peacock, DC.

Fri, 04 Aug 2023 12:35:41 +0000
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We have a bad habit of persistently conflating protein with animal foods. It’s on the restaurant menus. When it’s not at the forefront of our thoughts, it’s in the back of our minds. The idea is so deeply entrenched that one of the first questions a non-meat-eater must confront from friends and family is, inevitably, … Continued

The post Do We Need Animal Foods to Meet Global Protein Requirements? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Wed, 26 Jul 2023 11:24:36 +0000
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I initially struggled with this question when I went vegan over eight years ago. Coming from the bodybuilding world, where there is a significant focus on cutting carbs to lose fat and build muscle, it took me years of tweaking my approach and exploring the research to figure out how to do it. Through several … Continued

The post How to Shift Your Body Composition With a Whole Food, Plant-Based Lifestyle? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Maxime Sigouin.

Fri, 21 Jul 2023 09:03:54 +0000
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In recent years, the debate around what constitutes a “sustainable diet” has led to much discussion. So, as a thought experiment, we analyze the impact that would come from 100 people currently eating the standard American diet switch to a fully plant-based diet.

The post ​​How Much Land Could 100 Americans Conserve by Switching Their Diets? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Steven Disla.

Tue, 18 Jul 2023 17:50:31 +0000
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We have rounded up our all-time favorite plant-based picnic ideas to inspire your outdoor dining adventures. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with these flavorful dishes!

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Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Thu, 13 Jul 2023 12:40:59 +0000
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85 percent of Americans consume caffeine every single day. But, is caffeine healthy and does it have a place in a whole food, plant-based diet?

The post Does Caffeine Have a Place in a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Tue, 27 Jun 2023 12:00:37 +0000
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Plantains can be consumed green, yellow or black; ripe or unripe; cooked or uncooked; baked, fried, steamed, boiled or grilled. But how do you prepare them? Here are five of my favorite dishes using ripe plantains.

The post 5 Ways to Cook and Prepare Ripe Plantains appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by LeAnne Campbell, PhD.

Fri, 23 Jun 2023 09:38:10 +0000
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Switching to a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet is one of the single most effective actions individuals can take to benefit themselves and global society.

The post Reducing Global Hunger With Whole Food, Plant-Based Diets appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Frank Dixon.

Thu, 22 Jun 2023 15:56:44 +0000
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At 55, Lise had struggled with yo-yo dieting most of her life. She tried everything from Atkins to keto. Finally, she found success with a whole food, plant-based diet.

The post How Lise Put Yo-Yo Dieting Behind Her Once and for All appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Maxime Sigouin.

Sat, 17 Jun 2023 00:07:54 +0000
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Satisfy your sweet tooth with luscious, guilt-free vegan ice creams and tangy sorbets, perfect for beating the summer heat!

The post Chill Out with Plant-Based Frozen Treats appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Fri, 09 Jun 2023 08:14:50 +0000
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Is the Medical Resource Program failing us? The problem is not that physicians don’t know how to prevent and reverse chronic illness; the problem is even worse—most health care professionals don’t know it’s possible.

The post Are We Up to Date? Lessons From an Out-of-Date Medical Resource Program appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Ana Negrón, MD.

Tue, 06 Jun 2023 12:26:33 +0000
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Erythritol has become a very popular artificial sweetener, with only 6% of the calories but 60–80% of the sweetness of sugar. But is it healthy?

The post Erythritol, a Bittersweet Ingredient: Are We Better Off Without It? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Daniel L. Chen, MD, FACP, DipABLM.

Fri, 02 Jun 2023 11:04:08 +0000
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Drs. Lederman and Pulde bring the pillars of wellness into their practice through their Essence of Weheal model.

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Written by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD.

Wed, 24 May 2023 19:57:34 +0000
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Whether you're a seasoned vegan or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based options into your diet, these recipes will ignite your taste buds and showcase the incredible flavors you can achieve through plant-based grilling.

The post Fire Up the Grill: 12 Healthy Meatless Summer Recipes appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Wed, 17 May 2023 15:28:59 +0000
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In the following video, Varun Ponmudi—the founder of former CNS grant recipient Aaya’s Table—discusses why it’s necessary to understand and cater to the needs and preferences of the people we work with when trying to facilitate sustainable dietary lifestyle change. This clip covers many critical subjects for ensuring successful, lasting change, whether in a diet … Continued

The post Tailoring the WFPB Diet to Individual Needs and Preferences (Video) appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Center for Nutrition Studies.

Thu, 04 May 2023 14:50:15 +0000
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There can be significant variation in the nutrient content of a single type of food depending on how and when it is produced, soil conditions, and other factors. The bioavailability, in turn, will depend on many factors, especially the body’s needs at the time of ingestion. That being said, it can be instructive to compare … Continued

The post Nutrient Profiles of Plant-Based Versus Animal-Based Foods (Video) appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Center for Nutrition Studies.

Thu, 04 May 2023 14:49:44 +0000
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The following excerpt comes from Dr. Campbell’s Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, released 10 years ago. It explores how reductionist measures in nutrition fail to account for the variability of natural processes.

The post How Accurate Are Measures of Nutrient Density? A Selection From T. Colin Campbell’s <em>Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition</em> appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by T. Colin Campbell, PhD.

Wed, 03 May 2023 11:38:14 +0000
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Pain is one of the most frequent chief complaints in primary care settings. But what is it, and how does it relate to diet and medication?

The post Is There a Link Between Diet and Pain Symptoms? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Marcela Sandoval-Garza, MD, DipIBLM.

Tue, 02 May 2023 22:33:22 +0000
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Treat your loved ones to a mouthwatering brunch that is both healthy and indulgent, and make this Mother's Day one to remember.

The post Treat Mom to These Plant-Based Mother’s Day Recipes appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Fri, 28 Apr 2023 13:55:36 +0000
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For a long time, we have understood that agriculture is a major contributor to air pollution, but only recently has there been an effort to determine the relative impact of specific foods or diets.

The post Air Pollution and Industrialized Livestock appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Steven Disla.

Wed, 26 Apr 2023 21:05:41 +0000
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It's common to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican food and drinks. Enjoy this year's holiday by trying some of our favorite plant-based dishes.

The post 16 Healthy Plant-Based Cinco de Mayo Recipes appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Fri, 14 Apr 2023 13:58:32 +0000
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Sales for plant-based meat continue to skyrocket as consumers look for better alternatives. But is meatless meat a healthier option?

The post The Future of Meat is Meatless; Is It Also Greener and Healthier? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Fri, 07 Apr 2023 13:47:24 +0000
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Grass-fed bed is more popular than ever before as consumers look for “healthier” and “cleaner” meat options. But is organic meat really a “cleaner” option?

The post Is Organic Meat a Healthy Option? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Wed, 05 Apr 2023 01:12:45 +0000
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Round out the menu for your Easter feast with this collection of delicious vegan recipes. They’re perfect for any meal—breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

The post 15 Sweet and Savory Plant-Based Recipes Perfect for Easter Brunch appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Fri, 17 Mar 2023 05:00:17 +0000
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Rooted Santa Barbara County (Rooted) and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (Foodbank SBC) have formed an innovative education collaboration: utilizing graphic design, animation, video, and the accessibility of social media, our organizations have helped make plant-based nutrition available to our Spanish-preferring neighbors. Our organizations are committed to creating equitable access to education on the … Continued

The post Social Media, Language Justice, and Partnership Helps Our Community “Comer Para Prosperar/ Eat to Thrive!” appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Beth Skidmore, MSACN.

Thu, 16 Mar 2023 12:29:53 +0000
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One of the core tenets of industrial agriculture is that we can dominate nature, bending natural processes to fit our will and design. But what are the consequences?

The post What is the Delusion of Eradication? (Video) appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Center for Nutrition Studies.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 12:29:40 +0000
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Industrial agriculture is turning the entire planet into a sacrifice zone, and we must act now to rectify the environmental impacts of food production.

The post Escaping Agricultural Sacrifice Zones appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Steven Disla.

Mon, 06 Mar 2023 14:12:18 +0000
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We are a people preoccupied with protein. We have been ever since we discovered the nutrient in the mid-19th century. You might have heard that protein comes from the Greek proteios, meaning “of prime importance.”[1] And it is important—we cannot live without it. But judging by the level of attention granted to protein—in the mind … Continued

The post How Common is Protein Deficiency? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Fri, 24 Feb 2023 14:00:26 +0000
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Every time we eat, we feed the trillions of bacteria that make up our gut microbiome. Ideally, we should have 300–400 types of these bacteria.[1] But unfortunately, due to processed foods and lack of fiber, many individuals have less than this. This loss of critical microorganisms and the lack of diversity in our microbiome can … Continued

The post Dr. Stephanie Peacock’s Top Foods for Gut Health appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Stephanie Peacock, DC.

Thu, 23 Feb 2023 06:08:32 +0000
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"Biggest Secret: Health is in your hands" educates local communities and improves food literacy throughout Serbia with public lectures, addressing common misconceptions, myths, and doubts about health and whole food, plant-based (WFPB) nutrition.

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Written by Matija Bilješković.

Wed, 15 Feb 2023 05:43:15 +0000
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The effort to combat the ongoing biodiversity crisis, which has led many to conclude we are currently entering and experiencing Earth’s sixth mass extinction event. Unlike the previous five extinction events, the current one is caused by the activity of a single species—humans.

The post Can Agriculture Prevent Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Steven Disla.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 21:06:42 +0000
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These plant-based treats will make your Valentine’s Day celebration extra special! With 12 recipes to choose from, there’s a little something for everyone—a glamorous two-level cake, mouth-watering cookies, and more than a few recipes using classic romantic ingredients: chocolate and fresh berries. All the recipes are oil-free, and most of them are gluten-free too. You’ll … Continued

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Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 12:46:41 +0000
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The Super Bowl is around the corner, and we have some winning recipes to help you score the perfect party! Regardless of who you are rooting for—or whether you even care for the sport—you´ll need the appropriate fuel to enjoy the game. These fun, delicious recipes are tested and super easy to make. From creamy … Continued

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Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Sun, 29 Jan 2023 12:24:48 +0000
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The agricultural system is designed to provide for diets high in animal products. Nine in ten Americans consume meat regularly, and three in five agree that eating red meat is part of the American way of life. This attitude and practice run contrary to the science of nutrition.

The post The Environmental Case For Free-Range Livestock? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Steven Disla.

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:01:26 +0000
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What does the science of longevity suggest about our food choices? In the following short video, Michael Hollie, MD, discusses the effect of calorie restriction— specifically restricting calories from animal protein—on the mechanisms of aging. (To learn more about longevity, read Dr. Hollie’s article from 2022.) This evidence raises many questions about the standard American, … Continued

The post Something to Chew On: How Does Animal Protein Affect Aging? (Video) appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

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Mon, 16 Jan 2023 07:33:01 +0000
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Changes in life expectancy can help us assess our collective health history. And there are a few lessons we can glean from the long-term trends.

The post Why Are We Living Shorter Lives? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Thu, 05 Jan 2023 11:03:15 +0000
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Poor sleep (either insufficient duration of sleep or low-quality sleep) is associated with a weakened immune system, Alzheimer’s, disrupted blood sugar levels, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric conditions, and more.

The post Can Plant-Based Nutrition Help You Sleep Better? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Thu, 22 Dec 2022 15:25:17 +0000
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What is willpower, how does it work, and what role does it play in achieving our goals?

The post Something to Chew On: Is it Better to Increase Your Willpower . . . Or Use It Less? (Video) appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Center for Nutrition Studies.

Thu, 22 Dec 2022 13:36:06 +0000
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Our top plant-based articles of 2022!

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Written by Jackie Lutze.

Wed, 21 Dec 2022 13:28:08 +0000
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As 2022 comes to a wrap, we look back at a wonderful year at CNS and the many wonderful recipes we shared over the year!

The post Our 12 Most Popular Plant-Based Recipes of 2022 appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Jackie Lutze.

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 11:00:03 +0000
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What’s the truth about fruit? How does it affect our health, and what about more specific cases, like if we’re diabetic or trying to lose weight?

The post Is Fruit Healthy? Busting Common Fruit Myths appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 06:56:46 +0000
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This excerpt, taken from Dr. Campbell’s newest book, The Future of Nutrition, explores how a reductionist paradigm limits our medical system’s approach to disease and health.

The post A Selection From T. Colin Campbell’s Newest Book: <em>The Future of Nutrition</em> appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla & T. Colin Campbell, PhD.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:26:46 +0000
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Oh, the smell of goodies baking in the kitchen! There are few things that sum up happiness in a smell for me – but fresh baked goods are certainly one of them. Growing up, I always loved baking and cherish my memories huddled around the kitchen counter cutting out sugar cookies and gingerbread men during … Continued

The post 17 Whole Food, Plant-Based Holiday Dessert Recipes appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Jackie Lutze.

Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:14:56 +0000
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For most of us, the holiday season is full of traditions we associate with food. Whether it’s the cookies that grandma always bakes or the nostalgia of your family cooking dinner together, many of us have wonderful memories connected to this time of year. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite festive recipes to help … Continued

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Written by Jackie Lutze.

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 10:58:10 +0000
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My whole food, plant-based (WFPB) journey started when I joined the CNS Kitchen community, led by Sharme Ridley and Del Sroufe, and participated in a WFPB Wellness Challenge. At first, the transition was difficult for me, but thanks to the kindness and support of my newly discovered community, I turned that rocky beginning into a … Continued

The post Nancy Condon’s New Lease on Life: How She Found Support and Success with CNS Kitchen appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nancy Condon.

Thu, 10 Nov 2022 11:37:04 +0000
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"Eating NAFTA… exposes how changes in policy following NAFTA have fundamentally altered one of the most basic elements of life in Mexico – sustenance. Mexicans face a food system that favors food security over subsistence agriculture, development over sustainability, market participation over social welfare, and ideologies of self-care over public health. Trade agreements negotiated to improve lives have sometimes failed, resulting in unintended consequences for people's everyday lives."

The post NAFTA Changed the Face of Mexico’s Food System, Leading to Devastating Public Health Implications for its People appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Lindsey Collins, BSc, MASGIS, RN, BSN.

Wed, 09 Nov 2022 09:15:56 +0000
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This month a mega-merger was announced between Kroger and Albertsons that could have large ramifications for grocery shopping in American supermarkets while continuing the trend toward further consolidation.

The post Consolidation in the Food System appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Steven Disla.

Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:49:09 +0000
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In the greater context of the “war on cancer,” colorectal cancer seems a clear success. Compared to other cancer sites, incidence and mortality rates for colorectal cancer have improved tremendously. And there’s a chance that we would know much less about this disease, including how to prevent and treat it, if not for the concerted efforts of recent decades.

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Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Sat, 29 Oct 2022 05:40:37 +0000
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The debate over the optimal human diet is less about whether we can eat animal-based foods than whether we should. Additionally, comparing ourselves to cows raises the question: are animal dairy products a natural part of the human diet?

The post Are Humans Similar to Cows? Genetics, Digestion, and Implications for Diet appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Theresa “Sam” Houghton.

Tue, 25 Oct 2022 10:38:55 +0000
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Doctors, other experts, and conventional wisdom often say that animal products are essential components of a healthy diet. This majority view implies that humans are omnivores. But what do our bodies say?

The post Are Humans Herbivores or Omnivores? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Frank Dixon.

Fri, 21 Oct 2022 14:00:34 +0000
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Imagine being able to help hundreds of people in your community transform their health with the power of plants. This is exactly what Dr. Walter Vermeulen has achieved and continues to do so. Here's how.

The post What’s One Essential Component for a Successful Whole Food, Plant-based Program? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Coral Sirett.

Wed, 19 Oct 2022 11:04:22 +0000
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We have certainly learned a lot about the nutrition-cancer connection in the last century - or have we? What can we learn by taking a look at a 100-year-old study?

The post What Can We Learn From a Century-Old Study on Nutrition and Cancer? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Thu, 13 Oct 2022 10:43:34 +0000
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In a previous article, “Is it Time to Quit the ‘War on Cancer’?” we introduced the background for that so-called war, reviewed the policy changes that resulted from the 1971 legislation,[1] and analyzed why it may be time to put the war metaphor aside. We also saw that the fundamental question—are we winning the war?—is … Continued

The post What Can We Learn From Cancer Trends, 1975–2020? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 14:00:16 +0000
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Kathy Plaza gained 50 unwanted pounds and developed high blood pressure after menopause. At the age of 68, hoping to avoid HBP medication, she decided to do something about it. She’s 75 now and still going strong with her WFPB, SOS-free diet.

The post Kathy Plaza Avoided High Blood Pressure Medication by Adopting a WFPB Lifestyle appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Kathy Plaza.

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 13:47:45 +0000
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The human body requires a variety of macronutrients and micronutrients to function properly. A healthy whole food, plant-based diet provides all the vitamins and minerals needed for optimal health.

The post How to Get All Your Vitamins and Minerals From Plant-based Meals appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 15:00:56 +0000
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Where is the line that separates normal eating from food addiction? Aren't we all addicted to it to some extent, and don’t we need food to live? I have asked myself these questions many times, and I have tried to answer them with help from professionals and in my own social circles.

The post Does it Matter If I Call Myself a Food Addict? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Chef Del Sroufe.

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 14:46:19 +0000
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Food addiction and compulsive overeating are primary causes of obesity—a major problem in the US and many other countries. This article summarizes the causes and solutions to overeating and obesity.

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Written by Frank Dixon.

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:16:34 +0000
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From steamy stews to roasted root vegetables, fall cooking is all about heating up in the kitchen as the temperature outside starts to drop. We rounded up some of our favorite fall recipes to get you ready and keep you warm.

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Written by Jackie Lutze.

Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:55:53 +0000
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New meat substitutes are appearing on grocery store shelves all the time, and many may be healthier than their animal-based counterparts. But are they actually good for you? And if not, what should you eat instead? You might love a good burger, hot dog, or pepperoni pizza, but the vegan versions of these classic animal-based … Continued

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Written by Chef Del Sroufe.

Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:03:25 +0000
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The animal agriculture industry does not want you to know how the sausage gets made. Whenever possible, they attempt to hide their operations from the public. Some of those attempts are surprisingly brazen, their claims so obviously dubious. It’s as if they don’t expect us to do the most basic research.

The post Which Came First: The Chicken, the Egg, or the Dystopian Nightmare? appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 08:43:33 +0000
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Today's society moves so fast that most of us have forgotten what it looks like to be intentional and mindful with our food. In turn, there is a disconnect between the foods we eat and how they make us feel.

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Written by Sylvia Lillquist.

Fri, 09 Sep 2022 10:43:40 +0000
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It’s that time again—back to school and, for many, back-to-school food, too! Unfortunately, it’s the school food that makes many parents cringe. When we think of transforming school food, we may think of eliminating toaster pastries or decreasing the number of times pizza is served each week. Often, plant-powered kids pack a lunch, and their … Continued

The post Getting Involved in Transforming the SAD School Food Culture appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Meryl Fury, RN.

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 10:56:31 +0000
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There are a plethora of reasons to avoid consuming oil, here are some tips if you are looking to transition to oil-free cooking.

The post The Best Tips for Cooking Without Oil appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Chef Del Sroufe.

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:15:44 +0000
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Who said salads are boring? Here are some of our favorite vegan salad recipes that are sure to inspire plant-based cooks and omnivores alike.

The post 13 Plant-Based Salads You Will Love Year-Round appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Evelisse Capó, PharmD, DipACLM.

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 15:40:49 +0000
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US food products contain over 3,000 and possibly as many as 14,000 additives. These facilitate centralized, industrial food production and increase food company profits, for example, by extending shelf life and improving the taste and appearance of food. But they also often degrade human health.

The post Food Additives Increase Obesity, Chronic Disease and Corporate Profits appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Frank Dixon.

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 12:26:50 +0000
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Variations of the high-fat diet have been popular for decades. Are they healthy? Here's what the science says.

The post Is a High-Fat Diet Healthy? What the Science Says appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies.

Written by Nelson Huber-Disla.