25 Top Plant Based Facebook Pages

 

You’ve decided that their just might be something to this thing called the plant-based lifestyle.

But you’re also trying to make heads or tails of it all.

You’re probably confused or unsure of how to go about it or you don’t know where to begin.

You don’t what you should eat or even if this is something you can actually do.

You have some questions you would like answers to.

Below are 25 Plant Based Facebook pages (no particular order) to help you on your plant-based journey from people who have been there and done that.

 

Wellness Forum Health

Forks Over Knives

Plant Based Meals

Plant Based Dietitian

Plant Based Cooking

Eat Plant Based

Well Your World

Plant Based Whole Food Living

Living Whole Food Plant Based

Dr John McDougall

Food As Medicine

Plant Based Recipes

Whole Food Plant Based Diet

Plant Based on a Budget

True North Health

Jeff Novick, MS, RD

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

Cathy Fisher - Straight up Food

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Antidepressants: Risks and Benefits

Over 42 million Americans take antidepressants for depression, panic attacks, ADHD, sleep disorders and smoking cessation.

Some of the common antidepressants are:

  • Celexa
  • Lexapro
  • Paxil
  • Prozac
  • Zoloft
  • Cymbalta
  • Effexor
  • Wellbutrin
  • Zyban

All of these drugs have adverse side effects.

The boxed warning for Lexapro states…

The following symptoms, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, and mania, have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric. Although a causal link between the emergence of such symptoms and either the worsening of depression and/or the emergence of suicidal impulses has not been established, there is concern that such symptoms may represent precursors to emerging suicidality. [1]

One of the above symptoms, akathisia is...

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"The Myth of The Chemical Imbalance of the Brain Theory"

In 1965, in a paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the NIMH’s Joseph Schildkraut put forward a chemical imbalance theory of affective disorders.                                                                                                                                  

It was he said, ‘at best a reductionistic...

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"What You Should Know If You Have High Cholesterol"

cholesterol heart disease Nov 04, 2018

Cholesterol is a natural substance produced in the liver and found in every cell of the body.  

 It has important natural functions for digesting foods, producing hormones, and making Vitamin D. 

 There are two types of cholesterol;

  1. LDL (low-density lipoproteins) also referred to as bad cholesterol that becomes part of plaque build-up along with fat and calcium in the artery.
  2. HDL (high-density lipoproteins) known as good cholesterol because it cleans up the bad cholesterol.

The causes of high cholesterol can be caused by genetics (familial hypercholesterolemia less than ½% and dietary patterns.

If you have high cholesterol there is a good chance your doctor gave you a prescription for a cholesterol-lowering medication called a statin.

Stains are prescribed on the premise of a 34% risk reduction of a heart attack or stroke.

34% sounds like a reasonable risk reduction, right?

Not so fast…

This risk reduction touted by doctors and drug...

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Does Your Doctor Tell You This?

diet and health Sep 16, 2018

Drugs are almost always the first line of defense against diseases.

As you will see there are alternative treatments that are much more effective than traditional regimens.

Take a look at some studies:

Diet and Diabetes

Twenty five Type 1 and Twenty five Type 2 diabetics were placed on a whole foods, plant-based diet high in both carbohydrates and fiber.

After just three weeks, Type 1 diabetics were able to lower their insulin requirements by 40%  and their cholesterol by 30%.

Twenty four out of twenty five Type 2 diabetics were able to completely discontinue their medication.

Reference:

Anderson JW. “Dietary fiber in nutrition management of diabetes.” In: G. Vahouny, V and D Kritchevsky (eds), Dietary Fiber: Basic and Clinical Aspects.” Pp.343-360. New York: Plenum Press,1986.

In a diabetes and diet study Dr. Neal Barnard’s research consistently shows that patients lose more weight, are able to significantly reduce or even eliminate medications, and...

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Good News For Your Heart

health Sep 16, 2018

If you or someone in your life suffer from heart problems then this article is for you.

The right diet and lifestyle choices can prevent, stop, and even reverse common degenerative conditions like heart disease.

Believe it or not, you can eat your way into or out of these conditions based on your choices.

 “Heart disease is a toothless paper tiger that never need to exist and if it does exist it never needs to progress”…Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s Amazing Long-Term Study

In 1985 Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a surgeon with the Cleveland Clinic took 24 patients, of which five were told by their cardiologist they would not live out the year.

 These patients had collectively experienced 49 cardiovascular events:

  • 15 cases of angina
  • 13 cases of disease progression
  • 7 bypass surgeries
  • 4 heart attacks
  • 3 strokes
  • 2 angioplasties
  • 2 worsening stress tests

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s results after dietary intervention:

  • Cholesterol lowered...
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The Mumbo-Jumbo Of Diet And Health

diet and health Sep 15, 2018

Every day we are deluged with misinformation about diet and health.

And the biggest reason is often due to financial conflicts of interest by...

  • Government
  • Health professional organizations
  • Disease groups
  • The media, food, drug, device makers
  • Well-meaning but misinformed health professionals

Leading the way is the USDA  (United States Department of Agriculture).

The USDA was formed as an advocacy organization for farmers BUT is also responsible for setting nutrition guidelines for Americans

Agricultural organizations have always influenced the development of nutritional guidelines, and they favor industry, not optimal health

Below is a list of organizations and their financial ties to industries…

Eat Right. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sponsors:

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Coca-Cola
  • National Dairy Council

Premiere Sponsors:

  • General Mills
  • Kellogg’s
  • Pepsi
  • Truvia
(http://www.eatright.org/corporatesponsors)

American Academy of Pediatrics

Sponsors:

  • Coca Cola Company...
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The Top 5 Lies About Health And Nutrition That Can Make You Fat And Sick

diet and nutrition Sep 15, 2018

How good is your health and nutrition knowledge?    

Put it to the test.

  1. Olive oil is a healthy foodtrue or false?
  2. Lower-fat dairy products are better for you than full-fat dairy productstrue or false?
  3. Milk and calcium supplements are needed in order to build strong bones true or false?
  4. Starchy foods are fatteningtrue or false?
  5. People develop diabetes as a result of eating too much sugartrue or false?
  6. Genetics has little to do with whether or not you develop heart disease, cancer, or diabetestrue or false?

 

ANSWERS:

1) False:

  • Oils (including olive oil) are concentrated fat and calories
  • Each tablespoon contains 130 calories and 14 grams of fat
  • Oils contribute to weight gain, the development of atherosclerotic plaques, and coronary artery disease

 2) False:

  • Lowering the fat in dairy products concentrates the protein content
  • Dairy protein is linked to juvenile diabetes, asthma, allergies,...
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"What You Should Know About the Untold Side Effects of Antipsychotic Medication"

Antipsychotic medication is the first line of treatment for disorders such as schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolar disorder as well as ADHD, OCD, Post-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders.

They are prescribed based on the false story of chemical imbalances in the brain.

The reason it is called a story is because science does not agree with the chemical imbalance hypothesis.

The drugs actually cause a chemical imbalance in the brain.

 Renowned Harvard-trained psychiatrist Peter Breggin MD states,

“All drugs that impact on the brain and mind ‘‘work’’ by partially disabling the brain and mind. No psychoactive substance corrects biochemical imbalances or any other real and presumed defects, deficits or disorders of the brain and mind, and none improve the function of the brain or mind. The so-called therapeutic effect is always a disability.”

All medications come with the risk of adverse effects. Some of these side effects are...

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New York Times Nutrition Columnist Says It’s OK to Eat Butter

heart health Jul 25, 2018

A March 2014 article in the New York Times titled Butter is Back by Mark Bittman citing a meta-analysis of 72 different studies stated “there’s just no evidence to support the notion that saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease.”

The study he referred to was “Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids with Coronary Risk - A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” actually said…

 …Current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats. (1)

 Contrary to Bittman’s statement, the study does not support the increased consumption of saturated fat.  It compares saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for the risk of coronary disease.

 Their findings use relative risk as a basis for comparison.

 For instance, in observational studies, the relative risk for...

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