Author Archives: Mark Osborne

Dietary Iron – the surprising truth

When I went to the doctor for my annual physical after adopting a vegan diet, I was a little surprised that he wanted to check my iron levels to make sure I didn’t have anemia. My iron levels were fine, … Continue reading

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B12 for vegans

If you are switching from a standard American diet to a plant-based diet you will almost certainly be adopting a more nutritionally complete diet. And while you might be inspired to do some fine tuning – you can generally rest … Continue reading

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99 cent Ultimate Vegan Guide

So far on this blog we have discussed the advantages of a healthy vegan diet, but we haven’t spent much time on the basics of how exactly to go about eating a vegan diet. 99c Kindle download Well I have … Continue reading

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Vegan Conflict

There is a conflict over what we eat going on between the vegan advocates and the meat and dairy promoters. With the recent release of the film Forks Over Knives raising the ante. Vegan advocates are excited to promote a … Continue reading

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Are cherries the new superfood?

With cherry season almost upon us it is interesting to note that cherries are a particularly healthy fruit. But don’t panic if you miss out this season. The health benefits of cherries According to Joel Fuhrman’s blog Disease Proof we … Continue reading

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Can you ignore total cholesterol if your HDL is high enough?

When trying to understand your cholesterol numbers you will come across two distinct pieces of advice – lower your overall cholesterol and make sure your total cholesterol to HDL ratio is good. However you seldom see these two pieces of … Continue reading

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Forks Over Knives

A new documentary Forks Over Knives is due to release starting May 6th in select North American cities. I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie as it directly addresses the health benefits of a vegan diet. It examines the … Continue reading

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Earth Day – make a surprisingly large difference

Friday is Earth Day and we are being encouraged to each make our small contribution to ‘a billion acts of green’. Have you thought about how you might contribute to earth day? The view of a cynic I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Take the red pill – to lose weight, be healthy and live longer

Popularized by movies like The Matrix and Total Recall the term red pill represents embracing the painful truth of reality whereas taking the blue pill represents remaining in blissful ignorance. Becoming vegan feels very much like taking the red pill … Continue reading

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Reducing calorie overload through a vegan diet

In my last couple of posts we looked at how to estimate your calorie expenditure and your calorie consumption. If like most people on a standard american diet you are getting a little heavier every year, then there will be … Continue reading

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