The Dark Side of Plant-Based Food—It’s More About Money Than You May Think

There’s more behind that vegan burger than it seems. Nina Firsova/Shutterstock.com Martin Cohen, University of Hertfordshire and Frédéric Leroy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you’d probably think that doctors and nutritionists are the people guiding us through the thicket of what to believe when it comes to… Continue reading The Dark Side of Plant-Based Food—It’s More About Money Than You May Think

Should You Use Protein Shakes In Your Diet?

Protein shakes. Once upon a time, they were the “secret weapon” of serious bodybuilders, weight lifters and physique enthusiasts. If you drank them, it was like you were a part of some secret society. Maybe the League of Extraordinary Gainers, or something like that. Then, little by little, the “secret” got out. Whispers about the… Continue reading Should You Use Protein Shakes In Your Diet?

New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

TRIGGER ALERT! Just a warning to all my readers who are plant-based dieters, vegans, vegetarians and avoiders of red meat. If you’re trying to save the world or those of us who live in it by promoting plant-based eating or you just like crusading against meat for whatever reason, this article may not be for… Continue reading New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

It’s The Microbes That Will Get You

They say it’s the little things in life that really matter. It turns out they might be right. It also seems that it may be the little things that kill us in the end. Our particular species of fun-loving bipeds has survived all manner of threat and danger over the millenia. Floods, fires, famine and… Continue reading It’s The Microbes That Will Get You

Plant-Based Diets: Bad For The Brain?

There seems to be a mad rush to push Americans and others around the world to adopt a plant-based diet. Large swaths of people speak authoritatively about how vegan diets will save the planet and cure everything from obesity to diabetes to cancer to the common cold. We’re told that cow farts pollute the atmosphere… Continue reading Plant-Based Diets: Bad For The Brain?