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May 10, 2019

Vegan Bodybuilder Eats A Pound Of Soy Every Day For 35 Days - Then Tests Testosterone Levels

Brian Turner said he wanted to counter the myth that soy lowers testosterone in men and reduces their muscle mass

May 10, 2019

Eating Recommended Amount Of Processed Meat Can Increase Cancer Risk, Says Sudy

New research shows that people eating red and processed meat increase their risk of bowel cancer even if the amount they eat falls within government dietary guidelines.

May 8, 2019

Keto Diet Is Healthy - As Long As It's Vegan Says Leading Cardiologist

Dr. Kim Williams, the past President of the American College of Cardiology, previously said no one should follow the diet. But now he has added a caveat - saying the plant-based option can theoretically be healthy

May 7, 2019

Jillian Michaels Says 'Terrible' Keto Diet Does Not Help Long-Term Weight Loss

The fitness expert, who was interviewed for the #Adulting podcast, said she didn't understand why anyone would want to follow what she described as a 'bad plan'

May 2, 2019

29 Year 'Severe' Diabetic Achieves Full Remission In Under 6 Months

He says the improvement in health - after following a plant-based diet for six months - has transformed his life

May 1, 2019

Dairy Industry Conducts Study And Claims Vegan Foods Cause Nutritional Deficiencies

Dairy wrecks havoc on one's health, and it has no place within a healthy diet. However, a 2016 study conducted by the National Dairy Council argues that not only does dairy belong in everyone’s diet, eating more plant foods at the expense of dairy foods could lead to significant gaps in nutrition

April 25, 2019

How The Pro-Fat Lobby Tried To Get Butter, Beef, And Cheese Back On The Menu

The pro-fat lobby and its bad science, poor journalism, and commercial interests are at the heart of this issue which has left many people confused

April 19, 2019

Construction Manager Reverses T2 Diabetes - And Opens Vegan Restaurant

The patient was able to transform his health after following a plant-based diet called the NFI protocol. Now he says he wants to try and help others

April 9, 2019

45-Year-Old 'Junk Food Vegan' Changes Lifestyle And Transforms Body And Mind

When Ben Raue finally decided it was time to quit the rat race, he changed his lifestyle in a bid to show how the body can thrive on a plant-based diet

April 4, 2019

Vegan Diet Helps Prevent Disease, Study Claims

Research suggests that phytochemicals play an important role in the prevention of certain diseases

April 2, 2019

'We Have No Data To Show We Need Animal Products' Says Plant-Based Doctor

Physician Dr. Danielle Belardo is a Cardiology Fellow, and American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified Physician, who advocates for plant-based nutrition to prevent and reverse heart disease

March 29, 2019

Important Facts Every Vegan Should Know About B Vitamins

These vitamins are essential for health - so why do we need them, what do they do, how much do we need - and where do we get it?

March 28, 2019

Strong On A Vegan Diet: Smashing Protein Myths

'Most athletes don't need special protein foods or powders. The protein comes from food. Of course, bodybuilders or those with small stomachs or low appetites, etc. have special circumstances, but they are the exception and not the rule'

March 28, 2019

White Lies: The Health Risks Of Dairy

Many people believe that cow's milk is essential in the human diet after years of the dairy industry promoting its product as a health product. But there are a number of health risks associated with consuming it

March 27, 2019

Leaked Internal Report About Nitrates Branded 'Highly Embarrassing' For Processed Meat Industry

The report, about nitrates found in products like ham and bacon, says they don't actually destroy botulinum bacteria as previously thought

March 27, 2019

Ireland Holds Its First Ever Plant-Based Nutrition Conference

Medical experts in the field of cancer, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and cardiovascular disease gave talks at the event

March 26, 2019

WATCH: Plant-Based Doctors Share What They Eat For Breakfast

From oatmeal to smoothies and tofu scramble - leading medical names reveal their food picks for the most important meal of the day

March 25, 2019

'Veganism Is Cruelty To Humans' Blasts Carnivore YouTuber

The meat-loving YouTuber told Plant Based News that he feels 'sorry for the babies dying' because of the misinformation around vegan diets - although his position flies in the face of nutritional science

March 23, 2019

Mushrooms Reduce Risk Of Cognitive Decline, Study Shows

Researchers found the correlation 'surprising and encouraging'

March 22, 2019

WATCH: 11 Shocking Fads The Internet Said Were 'Healthy'

From urine therapy and staring at the sun to eating raw brains and massive excesses of sugar, these fads - some of which are dangerous - have been touted as miracle cures for a whole range of conditions

March 12, 2019

Plant-Based Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Launches Citywide School 'Meatless Mondays'

The initiative, which will start in the 2019-20 school year, will see all schools serve vegetarian menus on Mondays for Breakfast and lunch in a bid to improve public health

March 11, 2019

Treat Meat And Dairy Like Big Tobacco And Scrap Subsidies, Say Scientists

Scientific journal 'The Lancet' says the subsidies should be redirected to 'sustainable farming for healthful food' and meat and dairy farmers should be banned from lobbying the government

March 11, 2019

NHS Urged To Add Vegan Milk To Its Food Voucher Scheme

The Healthy Start scheme is a means-tested initiative offering pregnant women or parents with children under four vouchers to help buy some basic foods from local retailers

March 8, 2019

Plant-Based Doctors To Educate The Public About Colon Cancer

There were 1.8 million new cases and more than 850,000 deaths from colorectal cancer worldwide in 2018 - it's time to learn more about preventing this disease

March 6, 2019

The Gut Health Pitfalls To Avoid On A Vegan Diet

A whole food plant-based diet ticks all the right boxes when it comes to protecting your long-term gut health, but no single diet or lifestyle change makes you 100 percent disease-proof

March 5, 2019

'Dangerous Dairy Products Should Be Ditched From Nutritional Guidelines' Say Doctors

A large group of physicians is calling on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Committee to make Americans aware of the 'scientific evidence against dairy'

March 4, 2019

Top Doctors To Speak At Canada's First Plant-Based Nutrition And Health Conference

The event, which will provide evidence-based education in the field of plant-based nutrition for prevention and treatment of chronic disease, is open to health professionals and the public

March 4, 2019

50 Doctors Counter 'Inaccurate' Claim That Vegetarian Diet Contributed To Mother's Death

Prominent cardiologist inaccurately claims vegetarian diet contributed to mothers’ death. More than 50 NHS doctors respond to his factually inaccurate article

March 1, 2019

'Vegan Diets Don't Prevent Ejaculation,' Says Expert After Tim Shieff's 'Wet Dream' Video

Former vegan Tim Shieff has revealed he had a 'wet dream' after eating salmon, but one nutrition writer says it's unlikely there's a connection between ejaculation and animal products

February 25, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: PBN Readers Can Get $250 Off Leading Plant-Based Nutrition Course

The online course, which has more than 80 contributors, teaches lifestyle medicine which has been clinically refined over 60 years

February 23, 2019

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall Blasts 'Ridiculous' Dairy-Free Diets

The royal made the comments - which have been criticized by a health expert - while talking about the dangers of osteoporosis during an interview

February 22, 2019

Are Dairy-Free Diets A Risk To Bone Health?

The Duchess of Cornwall recently unveiled the rebranded Royal Osteoporosis Society. Highlighting bone health is positive - but there is still a lot of confusion around its connection to diet

February 21, 2019

New Online Plant-Based Health Course 'Takes Diet And Health To The Next Level'

The Hippocrates Lifestyle Medicine Coaching Online Program incorporates the knowledge of more than 80 contributors, teaching lifestyle protocol medicine which has been clinically refined over 60 years

February 20, 2019

Winner Of Plant Based News eCornell Competition Announced

The course offers video presentations with over 20 experts' research and perspectives, which emphasize why following a plant-based diet and lifestyle is optimal for health

February 14, 2019

Australia's First Plant-Based Nutrition Conference Sells Out: New Zealand Is Next

Twenty expert presenters across the conference program will discuss the role nutrition can play in promoting healthier, longer lives for patients, their physician colleagues and wider society

February 12, 2019

Vegan Athletes Partner Top Doctors For Plant-Based Heart Challenge

Heart Month is celebrated around the world every February - giving physicians a platform to advocate for heart disease prevention and promote heart health

February 12, 2019

'Milk Is Like Meth' Says Leading Doctor

Dr. Milton Mills says he's on a 'mission to educate the public about the consequences of dairy - to both individual health and that of society'

February 11, 2019

Meat Can Be Addictive According To Leading Doctor

During an exclusive interview with Plant Based News Founder Klaus Mitchell, Dr. Klaper described how some people can become dependent on flesh

February 7, 2019

Guide To Gut Health And A Vegan Diet: New Course Created By Doctor And Dietician

Vegan food duo The Happy Pear have launched the course in collaboration with Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr. Alan Desmond and Registered Dietitian Rosie Martin

January 31, 2019

Leading Doctors Launch Plant-Based Challenge For Heart Month

Heart Month is celebrated around the world every February - giving physicians a platform to advocate for heart disease prevention and promote heart health

January 30, 2019

UK Consumption Of Red And Processed Meat Drops, According To Government Report

Public Health England’s latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) shows we are still not getting our five-a-day but we are eating less sugar, trans fat and meat

January 30, 2019

Top Plant-Based Physician Dr. Neal Barnard Demonstrates Against McDonald's Bacon Hour

The health advocate was joined by his colleagues from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They warned customers of the dangers posed by eating bacon

January 26, 2019

Vegan 'Super Poo' Transplants Could Help Cure Serious Diseases

More and more people seem to be going down with superbugs that are antibiotic resistant. A way of fighting them may be by giving them a poo sample from veg lovers

January 25, 2019

Vegan Diets Are Better For Athletes' Heart Health, Says Review

The review showed that a plant-based diet can boost heart health, performance, and recovery in sportspeople

January 24, 2019

Common Mistakes When It Comes To Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting can be an excellent tool when it comes to health and maintaining a healthy body weight - but there are some common pitfalls to avoid

January 24, 2019

Dr. Neal Barnard's Vegan Health Organization Is 'Top 10 Health Influencer in China'

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine offers multiple programs throughout China educating people about disease prevention via a plant-based diet

January 23, 2019

New Canada Food Guide Ditches Dairy And Says 'Eat More Vegan Foods'

The new suggestions have made global headlines - with the dairy industry angry at being left out. But one major health organization said it was 'pleased with the federal government's overall direction'

January 17, 2019

Busting Intermittent Fasting Myths

Intermittent Fasting is becoming increasingly popular and well-researched. Yet there are still many myths about it. It's time to tackle these myths and set the record straight

January 16, 2019

WATCH: Beyonce's Plant-Based Weight Loss Guru Launches New Diet Plan

Marco Borges - who advocates adopting whole food plant-based habits into your regime is best known for helping megastars Beyonce and Jay-Z get in shape

January 16, 2019

COMPETITION: Win Place On T. Colin Campbell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Course At eCornell

The program, which has been described as revolutionary, teaches how a vegan diet can help prevent and even reverse some diseases

January 15, 2019

Vegans Blast Poll Accusing Them Of Taking More Sick Days Than Meat Eaters

A study by confectionery company Fisherman's Friend polled 1,000 workers, asking them about how much time they took off for cold, flu, and other minor ailments

January 14, 2019

High Fiber Intake Linked With Lower Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke, And Cancer Among Other Diseases

Trials and studies conducted over nearly four decades reveal the huge potential health benefits of consuming at least 25g to 29g or more of dietary fiber a day

January 9, 2019

What Are The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting?

Many people experience a range of positive side effects from Intermittent Fasting - including fat loss, increased energy, and a better mind-body connnection

January 8, 2019

Leading Lifestyle Physicians Unite To Condemn Low Carb Keto Diet

The diet - where people consume large amounts of fat and low amounts of carbs - is becoming increasingly popular as it helps followers lose weight

January 2, 2019

Healthy Living: What Is Intermittent Fasting?

This way of eating has become increasingly popular in recent years, touted for its healthy benefits. This article gives you an overview of Intermittant Fasting and how to do it

December 31, 2018

James Cameron Praises Dr. Neal Barnard's New 'Vegan Starter Kit'

The Hollywood heavyweight praised the new book - as well as its author - describing it as essential for anyone who's 'vegan curious' or interested in better health

December 28, 2018

Vegan Diets 'Lead To Better Health', Says Major New Study

A meta-analysis analyzed 40 studies from more than a dozen countries, comparing outcomes for those on vegan and omnivorous diets

December 20, 2018

Acclaimed Vegan Doctor Ellsworth E. Wareham Dies Aged 104

The surgeon retired eight years ago when he was 96 - and credited his vegan lifestyle for his long, healthy life

December 15, 2018

Vegan Diets Blamed For 'Increasing Malnutrition' In Wealthy Countries

But leading dietary organizations worldwide have said that a well-planned plant-based diet is healthy at all stages of life

December 15, 2018

Should You Adopt A Raw Vegan Diet In The New Year?

Some people swear by eating uncooked foods - others call it a dangerous fad. But would you ever consider this way of eating?

December 12, 2018

Can You Get Enough Vitamin K On A Vegan Diet?

Many people first hear about vitamin K after having a baby as some governments say babies should it some soon after birth to prevent internal bleeding. Why is it so important?

December 10, 2018

As Vegans, Should We Be Concerned About Omega-3s?

People often worry that eating fish is the only way to get these essential fatty acids - but is this really true?

December 3, 2018

Eating Vegan Foods Like Fruit And Veg Can Limit Memory Loss In Men, Suggests Study

The study's author said the work proves that dietary choices are important when it comes to maintaining good brain health

November 29, 2018

Essential Guide To Antioxidants On A Vegan Diet

Unstable molecules in the body called free radicals cause damage to cells, proteins, and DNA. Antioxidants come to the rescue. But is it really that simple?

November 26, 2018

Vegan Keto Diet: Is It Possible? And What Are The Benefits?

Low carbohydrate keto diets are currently extremely popular, but they often contain lots of animal products. So how easy and effective is the vegan keto diet?

November 22, 2018

PCRM Launches New Free 21-Day Vegan Kickstart App

The app includes meal planning help designed by nutritional experts, as well as 'daily messages' to inspire you throughout the 21 days

November 17, 2018

Proposed Meat Tax Would Target Smoked Meats...But How Healthy Are Smoked Plant Proteins?

Oxford scientists have claimed a meat tax might save 6,000 deaths a year in the UK, and more than £700m in UK healthcare costs

November 5, 2018

Plant-Based Dr. McDougall Wins 'Lifetime Achievement Award' From Major Medical Body

He feels there is still work to do in promoting a plant-based message

November 2, 2018

Monkey Experiments 'Have Failed Patients With Neurological Diseases, Says Scientist

The tests have been described as extremely 'cruel and unnecessary'

October 31, 2018

Vegan Diet Could 'Improve Psychological Health' And Help Manage Diabetes, Says Review

Low-fat plant-based diets can lead to weight loss which can have multiple positive effects

October 30, 2018

Denying The Risks Of Saturated Fat Is Costing Lives

‍The cholesterol deniers took a well-deserved bashing in today's Guardian - good to see common sense prevailing for once in a health story

October 26, 2018

Dr. Neal Barnard's PCRM Partners Politicians To Promote Benefits Of Vegan Diet

They want to help people reduce their risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease

October 25, 2018

Pork Gelatin In NHS Vaccines Branded 'Disappointing' By Campaigners

They want to see alternatives available for people who avoid animal products

October 23, 2018

Major Scientific Plant-Based Nutrition Conference Coming To UK

VegMed will take place in London next year

October 23, 2018

Plant-Based Physician Dr. Neal Barnard Honored With Major Medical Award

Dr. Barnard Will Receive the Distinguished Service Award presented by The Medical Society of the District of Columbia

October 18, 2018

Royal Doctors 'Tell Pregnant Meghan Markle To Ditch Part-Time Plant-Based Diet'

The former actor's pregnancy was announced earlier this week

October 16, 2018

More Than 1,000 Doctors To Go Plant-Based For One Week

The pledge founder wants to encourage more medical professionals to learn about the power of a plant-based diet

October 15, 2018

Brooklyn President Eric Adams Launches 12-Week Vegan Diet Program With Local Clergy

Adams collaborated with The Brooklyn Hospital group of Brooklyn clergy for the initiative

October 11, 2018

Cancer Charity Promotes Recipe Containing 'Carcinogenic' Bacon

The World Health Organization says there is 'no amount' of processed meat that's safe for consumption

October 6, 2018

World's First 'Quit Meat' Helpline Launches In Denmark

The helpline staff is made up of nutritionists and doctors

October 3, 2018

Processed Meat 'Linked To Increased Cancer Risk', Says Meta-Study

Bacon and sausages are among the most popular processed meat products

October 2, 2018

Can A Vegan Diet Help You Say Yes To Life?

People are becoming increasingly aware of the health benefits of a plant-based diet

September 27, 2018

Keto Diet Is 'Most Dangerous Fad' Of 21st Century, Says Leading Doctor

Side effects can include constipation, dehydration, and worse

September 27, 2018

Plant-Based Dr. Neal Barnard Leads 'Break Up With Bacon' Campaign

More than 12,000 doctors are behind the initiative

September 26, 2018

Vegan Foods Like Fruit, Veg And Nuts Can Help Combat Depression

Should doctors give dietary advice when it comes to mental health?

September 26, 2018

Socio-Economic Status Impacts Meat Consumption And Health, Says New Study

Research shows that those who identify as lower status eat more meat

September 23, 2018

Vegan Ice-Cream Brand Issues Recall Due To Dairy Contamination

The brand's Mint Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate flavors have been recalled

September 23, 2018

Santa Barbara School District First In US To Axe Processed Meat

School lunches will be free of carcinogens such as hot dogs, bacon, and pepperoni

September 22, 2018

Beef Recalled As E. Coli Outbreak Causes 17 Illnesses And 1 Death

Over 130,000 pounds of meat may be contaminated

September 21, 2018

Boy Dies From Allergic Reaction To Cheese Thrown At Him By Peer

Another child was arrested, but no charges have been pressed

September 18, 2018

PBN Launches Paid Content 'Ultimate Guides' To Vegan Parenting And Pregnancy

The new series is intended to give parents 'peace of mind, right at their fingertips'

September 18, 2018

Beef Magazine Calls Vegan Learning Program 'Ideological Indoctrination'

The author also cites health concerns, and argues in favor of beef

September 15, 2018

Animal Agriculture Uses Most Antibiotics Worldwide, Says New Report

Antibiotic overuse can foster the growth of 'superbugs'

September 12, 2018

Salmonella Concerns Prompt Multi-State Egg Recall

The recall follows a 14-person outbreak with 2 hospitalizations

September 12, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Over 1,000 Doctors To Attend Groundbreaking Plant-Based Medical Conference

Speakers include Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Joel Kahn among others

September 12, 2018

It's Time To Go Vegan As Mixed DNA Is Found In Meat Products

Do you know what's in your ready meal? A fifth of meat products could be mislabeled