Dietary Supplements for Vegans

Dietary Supplements for Vegans

If you’re vegan, you’ve probably wondered, “What supplements should I be taking?” The answer is: it depends. It depends on what you eat, your lifestyle and where you live. Supplementation should be individualized as everyone is different. In a follow up to my general post on dietary supplements, here is the requested post specifically on…

Using Diet to Manage Fibromyalgia

Using Nutrition to Manage Fibromyalgia

I’m excited to bring you an informative guest post by the wonderful Angela Wortley, fellow vegan non-diet dietitian! One of Angela’s areas of expertise is fibromyalgia, which I know little about. If you ever Googled how to manage fibromyalgia, you may have seen some crazy diet claims. Angela summarizes the research on a variety of…

The Truth about Dietary Supplements. 3 Facts Everyone Should Know About Dietary Supplements. Busting Myths on 7 Common Dietary Supplements.

The Truth about Dietary Supplements

It’s time to tackle the nebulous topic of dietary supplements. Before I start, I’ll clarify that I have zero associations with any supplement companies. The purpose of this post is to help clear up confusion about dietary supplements in general as well as address some specific supplements. It is by no means comprehensive but I…

6 Common Questions about Intuitive Eating

Ask and you shall receive! I put a call out on social media to answer your intuitive eating questions and here’s what you wanted to know. I think this format is super fun and it helps you get the content you’re looking for! This is a pretty packed post — I felt like I could write…

nutrition and fertility

Boosting Fertility with Plant-Based Nutrition

It’s time for a guest post! Today my dear friend Rachelle, registered dietitian nutritionist and momma, shares the basics of how nutrition can impact fertility. Fertility is complicated, we don’t have all the answers and many people feel shame when they aren’t getting pregnant as quickly as they want to. Unfortunately, nutrition messaging can play…

Book Review: Even Vegans Die

Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to Caregiving, Acceptance, and Protecting Your Legacy of Compassion. By Carol J. Adams, MDiv, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina, MPH, RD. Forward by Michael Greger, MD. When I first heard that Ginny Messina (vegan nutrition expert and a role model of mine since I was a wee undergraduate nutrition…

It’s Coffee Time!

‘Tis the season of coffee with National Coffee Day on September 29 and the second annual International Coffee Day on October 1 (but let’s be honest, we celebrate this deliciousness daily). Is there anything more comforting that waking up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee? Real talk: sometimes I wish it were tomorrow already…

What You Need to Know About Veganism and Orthorexia

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness week, I want to discuss an issue I personally observe in the vegan community and is sometimes (often) misconstrued by the media. If you are into food and nutrition, surely you’ve heard the words “clean”, “cleanse” and “detox” used in reference to a superior way to eat. Let’s…

Busting Myths on Cholesterol Once and For All

Have you seen those articles going around about “veggans”, people who are otherwise vegan but consume eggs? Like all fad diets, I’m hoping this one dies hard. It’s gotten me riled up for a couple reasons. First, egg-laying hens are subject to some of the most revolting abuse imaginable and eggs have absolutely no place…

Is Soy Bad for You?

For the second guest to post for Whole Green Wellness, I introduce registered dietitian nutritionist turned physician assistant Carolyn Tampe! Carolyn is also a certified diabetes educator and plant-based nutrition expert. She has given many talks on vegan nutrition and soy and sticks to evidence-based facts. For the much-awaited hot-topic post on soy, read on… By…