Beating Sugar Addiction

The average American consumes 22 teaspoons (355 calories worth) of sugar daily. Sugar is inflammatory, elevates triglycerides, blood sugar, and adrenaline. It promotes cancer growth, diabetes, excess weight and obesity, metabolic syndrome, gastrointestinal illnesses, premature aging, cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety, tooth and gum decay, gout, and acne. Most importantly, it is physiologically addictive. As a [...]

2017-02-20T11:58:32+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Featured|

“Eat More Plants” Tee Shirt Campaign

You've been asking for tee shirts for years...and I have eagerly been working on coming up with (and scrapping) multiple ideas for what exactly to create. Finally, a solution popped into my message box. Teespring.com has helped me design a tee shirt that I am thrilled to offer and can officially test to see if [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:27+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Featured|

Iron

Question for the What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A: Do I have to worry about iron-deficiency anemia if I'm vegan? Answer: Related Links: Iron in the Vegan Diet Iron from VeganHealth.org Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets Institute of Medicine DRI's Elements CDC Iron and Iron-Deficiency If you have questions for me, ask [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:27+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Featured, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|

Holy Kale

More Reasons to Eat More Kale:  Kale is a cruciferous vegetable that contains glucosinolates that convert to isothiocyantes, powerful cancer-fighting phytochemicals that assist with detoxification. Two of the approximately 45 flavonoids in kale are kaempferol and quercetin, which are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-hypertensive, and protect DNA. Kale is an excellent source of absorbable calcium, providing 179 [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:27+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

Vitamin D

Question for the What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A: Do vegans have an increased incidence of vitamin D deficiency as omnivores?   Answer: Related Links: Institute of Medicine (IOM) Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet IOM Dietary Reference Intakes Sheet for Vitamins Vegetarian Resource Group FAQ's About Vitamin D NutritionFacts.org Optimum Nutrition Recommendations

2016-11-29T15:11:34+00:00 October 11th, 2013|Featured, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|

Muesli

Another simple, nutritious, and delicious recipe on The Chef and The Dietitian! This is a quick and easy overnight cereal that you can prep in advance and then take on the go, traveling, or enjoy at home. Whole grains, like oats, are a fundamental staple in a health-promoting diet and this is a great way [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:34+00:00 October 9th, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

Getting Personal

Question for the What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A: Why are you so passionate about a plant-based diet?   Answer: Related Links: The Most Perfect Diet US News Interview about a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet Recent Interview with Sharon Palmer, RD Reducing Your Dependency on Prescription Medications Interview with HappyCow.net Interview with EcoVeganGal Please share your story [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:35+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Featured, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|

Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available! Rich in omega-3 fatty acids (they contain even more omega-3 fats than flaxseeds!), fiber, antioxidants, iron, and calcium, chia seeds are a wonderfully healthy and functional addition to a health-promoting diet. And here is an easy, delicious way to incorporate them...with only THREE ingredients (plus [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:35+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

To B12 Or Not To B12

Question for the What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A: If a whole food, plant-based diet is ideal and natural, why can't we get vitamin B12 from plants?   Answer: Related Links: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets Vegetarian Resource Group Vitamin B12 in the Vegan Diet  NutritionFacts.org Daily Source of B12 NutritionFacts.org Vegan [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:35+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Featured, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|