Oct
03
Best For Breast
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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October is breast cancer awareness month. Almost everyone knows a friend, co-worker, neighbor, and/or sister that’s been a victim of this preventable, but deadly disease. According to the CDC, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women next to skin cancer. While more common in women, 22,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Approximately 245,000 annual cases of breast cancer are women in the US. 1


The good news is that like other cancers, breast cancer can be prevented. In addition to being better for the planet, a plant-based diet is also beneficial in breast cancer prevention. Studies show that fruit and vegetable consumption, specifically green leafy vegetab...


Jul
15
Glyphosate In The Food Supply: What Consumers Should Know
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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The herbicide Glyphosate was patented by Monsanto and has been used since 1974. It’s most commonly known as the weed killer Roundup. If you’re getting more questions about its presence in food lately, it’s because it’s been in the news in a big way recently.



Background on Glyphosate


Glyphosate has been most widely used since 1996, when “Roundup-Ready” genetically engineered corn, soybean and cotton crops were approved for planting in the United States. Roundup-ready plants can resist Roundup while the weeds around them die. It’s use has improved crop production for farmers significantly, and since 1996, the use of glyphosate by farmers as increased 15...


Jun
03
Meatless On The Menu
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD


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It’s June, which means Men’s health month and grilling season! Before you slap those hot dogs, burgers and steaks on the grill, chew on this. Regular consumption of red and processed meat such as brats, sausage and burgers are linked with cardiovascular disease, prostate and colon cancer as well as other cancers of the GI tract. If we’ve just ruined your barbeque, what about trying the new plant-based burgers?


Plant-based burgers such as Beyond Meat (Beyond Burger) and Impossible Burger are gaining popularity as consumers recognize the health and environmental impact of red meat consumption. The original plant-based meat substitute was started by Beyond Meat (a Los Angeles ...