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The Vegan Bible: The China Study

April 18, 2013 Nutrition

veganThe vegan diet, like many facts about nutrition, is subject to many debates. While some “traditional” medicine doctors and nutrition specialists consider vegans to lack essential nutrients from animal proteins, others say the contrary. If you are interested in healthy eating you are probably familiar with “The China Study” written by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell MD. The book offers clear and concise arguments in favour of a plant-based diet.

Briefly, the authors examine the relationship between animal protein consumption and several chronic illnesses like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. One of the most complex study on nutrition was made in China...

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Raw Food Diet – Pros and Cons

March 31, 2013 Nutrition

rawfoodThe raw food diet is trendy ever since a number of celebrities like Demi Moore, Madonna, or Gwyneth Paltrow have embraced it. Raw vegan diet promoters are very excited about its benefits, which are indeed quite appealing. On the other side, there are voices who claim that it is based on several misconceptions.

The raw food diet is a plant based diet in which the food is not cooked over 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) in order to preserve the enzymes. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, vegetable milk, sprouted grains are either eaten fresh, dehydrated or fermented. That is why they sometimes talk about the live food versus dead food. Raw foodists consider that during cooking the enzymes and a great deal of essential vitamins and minerals are lost...

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