DODGING DISEASE WITH DIET

In This Article Overnourished and chronically ill Your GI tract: the gateway to good health Nutritional implications of common illnesses Health-care costs are rising in harmony with disease incidence rates. Billions of dollars are being poured into new therapies, medications, procedures, and more while the patients for whom these therapies are intended grow sicker and …

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WINNING AT WEIGHT LOSS

In This Article Your body’s calorie- balancing act Why your genes may not determine your jean size Choosing nutrient density over energy density Managing your weight by listening to your body According to the New England Journal of Medicine, excess body weight accounted for 4 million deaths and 120 million disability-adjusted life years (the exact …

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PLANT-STRONG ATHLETES

In This Chapter Enhancing your performance with plant-based fuel The importance of timing with nutrients Tips for staying hydrated Dispelling myths about performance enhancers Nutrition and athletics go hand and hand. As an athlete, the food you choose to fuel your body with may give that extra edge to separate you from the pack. And …

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SUPER-PLANT SENIORS

In This Article   Staying vital and active in your golden years Nutrient changes as you age Dealing with physical obstacles associated with aging Keeping your kitchen simple Managing medication complications The secrets to aging gracefully are surfacing, with more evidence supporting the benefits of healthy living. After recently spending time visiting a relative in …

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PHYTO-RICH KIDS

In This Article Raising a plant-based child Fulfilling your little one’s nutrient needs Feeding picky eaters Navigating the school system’s diet woes As with adults, obesity is on the rise in children and adolescents. Approximately 9 percent of children aged 2 to 5, 17.5 percent of children aged 6 to 11, and 20.5 percent of …

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TO SUPPLEMENT OR NOT TO SUPPLEMENT?

In This Article Micronutrients to consider Getting vitamins B12 and D Current research on supplements The brilliance of your body The most commonly asked question in nutrition today is whether or not supplements are necessary. In this multibillion-dollar industry, supplement manufacturers have confused the public beyond comprehension. You probably worry about whether you’re getting enough …

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PLANT-PERFECT FITNESS

In This Article Why you need to be physically active The physical and psychological benefits of lifelong activity Program options for an effective workout Monitoring yourself for success When it comes to managing your health, diet prevails. However, you can’t be truly healthy unless regular physical activity is a part of your life, too. Diet …

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SHOPPING SAVVY

In This Article Everything you need to know about nutrition labels Organic versus conventionally grown foods Finding sabotaging ingredients Plant-based shopping Now that you know why and how to eat whole, plant- based foods, it’s time to go shopping. Filling your cart with nutritious choices is the fun part. Plus, shopping brings the theory of …

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