10 (More) Health Benefits of Going Vegan

We recently brought you ten amazing reasons to shift to a plant-based diet, from resolving several diseases and conditions to weight los and fitness. But we aren't through yet! Here are TEN MORE!

11. A Vegan Diet Prevents Heart Disease

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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Vegans and Protein - What You Need to Know

Vegans and Protein, protein, protein. When you enter the world of sports nutrition and fitness, it seems like all anyone talks about is protein. I work with a lot of vegan athletes (and non-athletes) who are able to get all their needs met without meat! It is not easy, but careful planning, and an understanding of food combining and cooking can take any athlete from a meat-heavy diet to meeting their needs with plants!

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Sarah Lefkowitz, Registered Dietitian (RD) was raised in an “organic foods only” home which taught her first hand the importance of a healthy diet. She developed a passion for cooking, farmer’s markets, food nutrient composition, yoga, nutrition education, and living a healthy and active lifestyle. Her philosophy revolves around the idea of food as medicine; looking at the properties of individual foods and harnessing them into life-long health and vitality. Earning her Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania State University in Nutritional Science she moved to LA to study nutrition in the UCLA Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program. She has worked within health care as part of the patient care team, rounding with doctors in ICU (intensive care unit) and trauma centers. Additionally, she provided outpatient counseling in a digestive disease clinic, wound care clinic and center for geriatric health. One of her greatest accomplishments within health care, was starting a hospital funded garden in Lynwood, CA, that provided low income families with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Stepping out of health care was a highly anticipated change of pace within her career and opened her eyes to a world beyond the hospital. Working with a start-up company run by the former CEO of AOL and Myspace, presented an exciting amount of new challenges. She was involved in education, branding, social media and marketing of a widely popular woman's athletic wear company. Going further into her career she led the Los Angeles Dietetic Association as President and continues to build a community under the name FearlessFig that is focused on health and wellness, creating a support system for a healthy lifestyle.

"My passion for nutrition and helping others has taken me on an incredible journey and I want to share that with you.” 

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06/17/2017
We recently brought you ten amazing reasons to shift to a plant-based diet, from resolving several diseases and conditions to weight los and fitness. But we aren't through yet! Here are TEN MORE... read more
06/20/2014
Vegans and Protein, protein, protein. When you enter the world of sports nutrition and fitness, it seems like all anyone talks about is protein. I work with a lot of vegan athletes (and non-... read more
An array of colorful vegetable laid out on cutting board
06/17/2017
We recently brought you ten amazing reasons to shift to a plant-based diet, from resolving several diseases and conditions to weight los and fitness. But we aren't through yet! Here are TEN MORE... read more
06/20/2014
Vegans and Protein, protein, protein. When you enter the world of sports nutrition and fitness, it seems like all anyone talks about is protein. I work with a lot of vegan athletes (and non-... read more