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The Plant-Based Doctor Mom



Confessions of an Obstetrician: I never took a prenatal vitamin

Oct 23, 2017

The importance of adequate vitamins and iron in a healthy, plant-based diet has been suppressed by marketing ploys aimed at promoting the consumption of expensive vitamins.

A Bug a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Oct 16, 2017

Eating foods with good bugs is vital to keeping us healthy. Good gut bugs have been shown to help with heart health, obesity, autoimmune diseases, allergies, and even depression

Paying More For Less

Oct 9, 2017

Slick advertising convinces us to buy and eat the wrong things. We inadvertently pay more money for less nutritious food.

My Life As An Unhealthy Vegetarian

Oct 2, 2017

Subtle changes over time are more impactful on our health than we may realize.

In A Pinch

Sep 25, 2017

Stocking up on some key food items will allow you to stick to a healthy, plant-based diet even when your plans to cook fall through.

Two Degrees of Separation

Sep 18, 2017

How we eat is one of the most powerful ways we can help with global warming.

The Sugar Debate

Sep 11, 2017

Sugar was quite expensive until recent modern history. Whether it is good or bad can be clouded by misinformation.

Recommendations For Eating Out

Sep 4, 2017

Keeping our eyes open for healthy options allows us to enjoy eating out occasionally.

A Diet Fit For A Gladiator

Aug 28, 2017

The push for protein consumption is misguided. Learning about how gladiators ate and how some athletes eat today can help us stay strong and healthy.

Don't Outsource Baby Food

Aug 20, 2017

Marketing ploys have misled many of us to believe that babies and toddlers need special food made by a company to ensure they get adequate nutrition.

Ovarian Cancer: Facts and Prevention

Aug 14, 2017

At present there are no recommended routine screening tests for ovarian cancer. But there are many things a woman can do to help prevent ovarian cancer.

Back To School Breakfast

Aug 4, 2017

A healthy, plant-based breakfast is key to start the school day.

Reasons For Cancer: The World Speaks For Itself

Jul 31, 2017

There are ways to actually prevent cancer. While early detection and treatment is important, by not educating the public on prevention, healthcare professionals are missing a real chance to help.

Understanding Carbohydrates

Jul 24, 2017

Understanding the chemistry of carbohydrates will help us to make food choices that promote health. It will also help us navigate conflicting statements about carbohydrates.

The Most Common Nutritional Deficiency in America

Jul 17, 2017

The misinformation about nutrition is daunting. Simplifying nutrition is crucial so that we can eat better.

Osteoporosis: One Pill Does Not Fit All

Jul 10, 2017

Preventing osteoporosis means adequate sun exposure, physical activity, and a diet rich in beans and greens.

Nature vs Nurture: Why Family History Is Not Destiny

Jul 3, 2017

Many of us have a sense of helplessness because of a family history of medical problems, especially breast cancer. Understanding the impact of genetics vs lifestyle will help us feel empowered.

Is There A Link Between Iron Supplements And Colon Cancer?

Jun 26, 2017

It is astonishing how many people take iron supplements in this country. It may surprise you to know that doing so may have some risks associated with it.

What's A Good Weight For Me?

Jun 18, 2017

Our concept of a healthy weight for us can get clouded by time and a poor memory.

The Kids' Menu and Other Dangerous Things to Keep Your Children From

Jun 11, 2017

What was once a rare treat has become a daily occurrence. Learning about healthier options for you kids when you go out is important.

Thanks Mom for the Bugs

Jun 4, 2017

Some bugs are definitely bad but most are harmless and some are actually vital to us. Understanding this relationship is important so that you can reduce your chances of some serious problems.

What a Box of Cereal Can Teach Us

May 29, 2017

The history behind our cereal boxes tells us a lot about how people ate in the past.

The Prescription For Health

May 22, 2017

The prescription for good health need not be a secret. History and health trends in immigrants tell us exactly what we need to do to take charge of our health.

Soy's Undeserved Bad Reputation

May 15, 2017

People are avoiding soy for the wrong reasons. It is one of the healthiest and most versatile foods around.

Recurrent Urinary Tract and Vaginal Infections

May 8, 2017

Understanding what causes urinary tract and vaginal infections helps us prevent them from happening in the first place. As always, diet plays a major role.

The Confusion Over Fat

May 1, 2017

Understanding about good and bad fat is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It will also help you to avoid being misled by food labels and advertising ploys.

Looking At Dairy From All Angles

Apr 24, 2017

While dairy consumption served a purpose in the past, its nutritional value in today's society is questionable.

The Perfect Diet

Apr 17, 2017

Is there a perfect diet? History can teach us a great deal about the ideal diet. Learning old ways of eating can be rewarding, tasty, and satisfying.