Spring Clean, Better with Plants

Article by Ashley Koff, R.D. of PCRM. It’s that time of year, spring, when we look to jump ahead into a season of warmth, flowers, and longer, sunnier days. Just like we change over our clothes, there are nutrition changes that can help support our bodies in their spring cleaning efforts. Nature already gives us a hint with all the plants popping up and the leaves growing back on the trees.

Low-FODMAP and Vegan

From our new book Low-FODMAP and Vegan. In 1999, Sue Shepherd, an Australian dietitian and researcher, developed the low- FODMAP diet, based on the database produced by the Monash University team. This revolutionary dietary therapy has been widely reviewed in international medical journals and is recommended as one of the most effective approaches for managing the symptoms of IBS.

Protein Demand is Destroying Our Planet

Article from Dr. Neal Barnard's blog. In 90 percent of the world’s countries and territories, people eat more protein than they need, according to a new report. In the United States, 21 percent of adults consider themselves protein deficient. But in reality, the average American exceeds estimated daily protein requirements by nearly 70 percent.

Herbal Healing for Children

From the introduction to Herbal Healing for Children. At a time when an increasing number of families lack health insurance or adequate coverage, more and more parents are turning to herbal medicines to treat their children. Parents know many common childhood illnesses and conditions do not necessarily require the inevitable long waits in doctors’ offices or prescriptions for powerful, expensive medicines. They want something gentler that won’t break the bank but will still help their children feel better and get well.

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