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Plant-Based Sources of Essential MacroNutrients

Food contains substances necessary for the healthy growth and development of the human body. The two basic categories of nutrients are macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients include the substances the human body requires in large amounts. Micronutrients include the substances the human body requires in relatively small amounts. The five basic macronutrients are sugar (aka carbohydrate), fat, protein, water, and fiber. These five ingredients make up the bulk of the food we consume and are each essential in varying…

Man Lost Half His Body Weight, Naturally, on a Vegan Diet

Benji Kurtz says that on Memorial Day weekend in 2013 the answer to his "lifelong quest for good health" found him. At the time he weighed 258 pounds and was determined to lose the weight. According to Benji's first person account: "At that point in time, my weight had ballooned up as it normally did in the Spring. I’d pack the pounds onto my 5’5″ frame, up to between 250 and 265 (my all time high was 278), then I’d “low-carb” it for several months, and exercise, get down to around 220 or 230 in the Fall, and then repeat the…

One twin eats hi-fat, the other hi-sugar, what did tests show?

What happens when two identical twins go on radically opposite diets. For the 2014 BBC documentary Fat vs. Sugar, twin brothers undertake a fascinating and insightful experiment. One twin abandons all sugar for a hi-fat diet, similar to that recommended by Atkins, low-carb, Paleo diet advocates. The other twin abandons all fat for a hi-sugar diet, similar to that recommended by vegan, vegetarian, and plant based diet advocates. I can tell you the whole story here but if you have an hour you can check out the full story for…

Lions, Tumors, and Terrorists, oh my! – What do you have to be afraid of?

Taking a closer look at the leading causes of early death. Are you afraid of terrorists? Lightning? Lions? What about what’s on your dinner plate? You may be surprised to learn you are 15,800 times more likely to die from high blood pressure (Heart Disease) than from a terrorist, if you are a civilian. But these facts are rarely discussed. Mainstream media chooses to promote an agenda of fear-mongering over personal empowerment and cooperation because drama and conflict get people to tune in With hours of your attention…
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