What oil is best to use for cooking?

Written by Ken Fawcett, RNC Unfortunately, the fats and oils best suited for cooking are not those which provide us with the essential fatty acids (EFAs) that we require for health [See Omega 3 on our Nutrition page ]. EFAs are very unstable and will break down into very unhealthy compounds when exposed to light, oxygen, and… Read more »

Peanut butter

Choosing a peanut butter used to be just a choice between smooth and crunchy. But now there are reduced-fat and low-sodium peanut butters in the major brands. Should peanut butter lovers rejoice, or wince? First, the tough issue: is it nutritionally correct to eat peanut butter? Yes, in moderation. Peanut butter is an inexpensive protein… Read more »

Recommended vegetarian books

Vegetarian Books We receive a referral fee from Amazon for any book sales that are initiated from this page. Once you are ready to buy, please start from here (even if the book you want is not listed below). Rating refers to the Amazon customer rating. Five stars is the maximum. Nutrition Becoming Vegetarian Apr 2003, by Vesanto… Read more »

The “Blood Type Diet”: Fact or Fiction?

Written by Michael Klaper, M.D. According to the blood type diet theory, people with Type A blood (39% of the population) are best off as vegetarians, while people with Type O (46% of the population) are natural born meat eaters. Type B’s (11% of the population) are somewhere in the middle. Simple and clear cut?… Read more »

Cow’s Milk & Lactose Intolerance

Cow’s milk and other dairy products are included in many vegetarian diets. Dairy is a source of calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and other nutrients. It has been a part of many cultures for centuries, especially in Northern Europe. For religious Hindus, milk is considered sacred. Yet the majority of the world’s population does not… Read more »

Vegetarian Food Guides

The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada have created a food guide that covers different types of vegetarian diets, meets the most recent health recommendations, focuses on nutrients of particular interest in vegetarian diets, and includes a wide variety of vegetarian foods. The guide includes a pyramid and rainbow diagram. [Link to the food… Read more »

Vegetarian Position Paper

Going Vegetarian? Dietitians Of Canada & The American Dietetic Association officially agree that veg diets are nutritious. In a joint statement, published in the June 2003 issue of Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, DC and ADA say: It is the position of Dietitians of Canada… Read more »

Arthritis: Relief through a vegetarian diet

Written by Lara Greguric The symptoms began a few years ago. One morning, I awoke and was unable to move my hands. They were swollen shut into fists and attempting to wiggle my fingers was extremely painful. Over the next couple of weeks, the symptoms spread into other joints. My wrists, my shoulders, my knees… Read more »

The Macrobiotic Diet

What is macrobiotics? At first glance, the word ‘macrobiotic’ might look a little intimidating, but there’s no need to fear. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a complicated practice. Simply put, macrobiotic cuisine refers to whole, unprocessed food. The macrobiotic diet is based on an understanding that food is energy and that everything we… Read more »

Analyzing live cell analysis – a biological parlor trick

Written by Michael Klaper, M.D. Also see related article: Blood type diet How do we explain the experience of people who say, “A practitioner of ‘live cell’ analysis stuck my finger and I saw my blood agglutinate! He said I must have eaten foods wrong for my blood type!” Does this validate Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s… Read more »