Dietary Supplements for Vegans

What Dietary Supplements do Vegans Need?

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…

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…

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…

4 Reasons to Include Nuts in Your Diet

There is a lot of conflicting messaging about nuts—eat them, don’t eat them, they’ll make you fat, they’ll help you lose weight, they’ll give you heart disease, they’ll cure your heart disease, and so on. Unfortunately this is nothing new when it comes to the consumer world of nutrition media messaging. Because nutrition science is…

How to Build Strong Bones

Today is the last day of National Nutrition Month, and I’d like to touch base on a potentially confusing topic: bone health. What’s the first thing you think of when you think of strong bones? If it’s milk, you’re not alone. In fact, billions of dollars have been spent to achieve exactly that—get Americans to…

Top 3 Reasons to Add More Plants to Your Diet

Happy National Nutrition Month! March is National Nutrition Month so I’m kicking it off with the Top 3 (nutritional) Reasons to Add More Plants to Your Diet. Research agrees time and time again that the most healthful diets have one thing in common: a foundation of lots of fruits + veggies! In fact, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines…

Happy Heart Month!

  Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason you see hearts everywhere this month–February is American Heart Month! Good nutrition and lifestyle can go a long way in preventing heart disease, which happens to be the top killer of women in the United States. Here are the top 4 ways to help keep your heart in peak…