Health & Fitness

My Journey to IRONMAN on a Plant-Based Diet

My Journey to IRONMAN on a Plant-Based Diet

How I trained for and successfully completed my first full IRONMAN on a plant-based diet and some life lessons learned along the way. What’s Your Why? I filled out the online form, checking several times to make sure all of my information was correct, but I just couldn’t bring myself to hit the “submit” button. I would even go as far as hovering […]

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8-Great Sources of Plant-Based Protein

8 Great Sources of Plant-Based Protein

I’m always looking for great sources of plant-based protein, so I decided to create this infographic to show some of my favorite options! What are some of your favorites?

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Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition – Principle #4

Mixed Greens

This is the fourth of an eight-part series: Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition Principle #4: Genes Do Not Determine Disease On Their Own For years medical science has studied genes and searched for which particular genes are responsible for producing diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and breast cancer. The traditional thought is that if we can isolate which genes cause which diseases, we […]

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Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition – Principle #3

Plant-based Whole Foods

This is the third of an eight-part series: Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition Principle #3: There are Virtually No Nutrients in Animal-Based Foods that are not Better Provided by Plants All the nutrients we require can be found in plant-based foods. We simply don’t ever need to consume animal-based foods to get any of the good nutrition we need. Plant-based foods also contain dietary […]

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Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition – Principle #2

Supplements

This is the second of an eight-part series: Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition Principle #2: Vitamins and Supplements are Not a Panacea for Good Health In my last post, I talked about nutrition being a complex system of countless nutrients all working together to provide our bodies with everything they need for optimal health. Too often, however, people think that they can continue to […]

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Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition – Principle #1

Spinach

This is the first of an eight-part series: Principles of Plant-Based Nutrition Principle #1: Nutrition is a Complex System of Countless Nutrients all Working Together When people talk about the nutritional value of food, they often refer to a handful of key nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates – and in doing so they miss the bigger picture of what nutrition is really all […]

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Eating The Right Food To Beat Cancer

Eating the Right Food to Beat Cancer

Jillian McKee Bringing a wealth of personal and professional experience to the organization, Jillian McKee has worked as the Complementary Medicine Advocate at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance since June of 2009. Jillian spends most of her time on outreach efforts and spreading information about the integration of complementary and alternative medicine when used in conjunction with traditional cancer treatment. Guest blogger Jillian McKee […]

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Why Vegan?

Patrick - Before & After

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time in my not-so-distant past when I really didn’t care if I lived or not. For almost all of my life I ate the traditional western diet of meat and potatoes, drank my milk like a good boy, and steadily grew larger (read fatter) and unhealthier. Some years ago I had a couple of […]

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Marathon Training – Do It With A Group!

Running Spot Group

When I was preparing to run my first marathon, I did all the training on my own. Looking back on it, I can’t believe I even finished that race. It was a struggle, but somehow I managed to hold it together and I finished under 4 hours. I made a slew of the mistakes of a first-time marathoner: I did all my training […]

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