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July 12, 2019

Olympic Athlete Urges USDA To Ditch Dairy From Dietary Guidelines

Dotsie Bausch, a silver medal-winning Olympian cyclist, told the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Committee that 'the destructiveness of dairy is layered'

July 11, 2019

Doctors Criticize Belgian Authorities For Wanting To Criminalize Vegan Diets For Kids

A host of plant-based doctors have written an open letter debunking a report by Belgian scientists which claimed that veganism is 'unsuitable for unborn children, children, teenagers, and pregnant and lactating women'.

July 10, 2019

Healthy Diet Better For Brain Than Fish Oil Supplements, Says Report

A report from the Global Council on Brain Health says fish oil and other supplements do nothing to boost brain health – you're better off eating a healthy diet including plenty of fruit and veg

July 9, 2019

Dairy-Funded Study Claims Yogurt Fights Inflammation

'There may be a connection between fermented foods and lowering inflammation. Of course, dairy yogurt is not the only fermented food'

July 8, 2019

Rethink Keto: Why Consuming Dairy And Other High-Fat Foods Impedes Performance

'Those who take the low carb craze too far can not only hold themselves back in regards to performance, but also wreak long-term havoc on their bodies'

July 6, 2019

One Million Chickens Exported To The UK Contaminated With Salmonella

It is reported that 20 percent of chickens exported from Brazil carry the food-poisoning bug

July 5, 2019

Quorn Vegan Protein 'Builds Better Muscle' Than Milk Protein, Says Study

Research conducted at the University of Exeter showed that while 'those who ingested milk protein increased their muscle building rates by up to 60%, those who had mycoprotein increased their muscle growth rates by more than double this'

July 4, 2019

New Research Links Obesity To 4 Types Of Cancer. Can A Vegan Diet Help?

Experts are warning that the huge improvement in cancer survival rates that has occurred over recent years is in danger of being reversed by the obesity epidemic

July 3, 2019

Plant-Based Docs To Attend Major International Nutrition In Medicine Conference

The event, jointly hosted by the Physicians Committee and George Washington University School of Medicine, will present the research on nutrition

July 1, 2019

Low Carb Dieters Snub Top Vegan Physician Dr. Klaper At Medical Conference

'One of the delegates overheard someone say 'bloody vegans' as they walked out'

July 1, 2019

Tick Which Causes Meat Allergy Spreads Further Across US And Canada

The Lone Star Tick - aka the Amblyomma americanum - had previously only been spotted in the southeastern United States but in recent years, it has traveled north

July 1, 2019

'It's Harder To Be Healthy On Vegan Diet' Warns UK Government Advisor

Henry Dimbleby, who is leading a review of England's food system, says it is especially hard for children to maintain good health while eschewing animal products

June 27, 2019

Canada Hosts First-Ever Plant-Based Nutrition And Health Conference

Top Canadian doctors tackle the link between diet and chronic disease

June 26, 2019

Thinking of Quitting Your Vegan Diet? Doctors Address 5 Common Health Questions

Some of the world's leading plant-based doctors tackle common questions around diet

June 22, 2019

Vegan Athlete Breaks Women's World Record For Longest Plank

The Canadian fitness enthusiast planked for more than four hours, almost doubling her personal best from 2016

June 20, 2019

Plant-Based Doctor Leads Protest Against Burger King In Hospital

Dr. Saray Stancic wants to bring attention to the unhealthy food being served in the facility - saying that hospitals should be free from fast-food

June 19, 2019

Is Coconut Oil As Ethical And Healthy As You Think?

Coconut oil is everywhere these days. Enthusiasts claim it can help you lose weight and fight all manner of illnesses. But is it really a panacea for good health?

June 15, 2019

Man Sheds 100lb On Plant-Based Diet, Opens Up Vegan Restaurant

After defying doctor's expectations that he 'probably wouldn't live another year', James is now using vegan food to tackle health issues in the black community

June 11, 2019

Carcinogenic Meats Like Bacon Served By 80% Of NHS Trusts

It's incredible that hospital patients are being offered cancer-causing bacon and other processed meats

June 5, 2019

Tesco Stores Run Out Of Vegan Food After Institute Trials Plant-Based Diet

A branch of the retailer in Slovakia has empty shelves where soy milk and tofu should be - as more people opt for alternatives to their usual animal products

June 4, 2019

How I Persuaded My Diabetic Patients To Transform Their Health Through Diet

The plant-based diet that I'm now able to prescribe is changing my patients' lives

June 3, 2019

Ditching Dairy Helps Endurance Athletes, Study Finds

According to the study, those who eschew dairy and other animal products, have been found to have an increased amount of lean body mass due to the lower fat content of this diet

June 3, 2019

WATCH: Plant-Based Doctors Reveal Their Favorite Vegan Dinners

Ever wondered what the health experts eat for their evening meal? From soup and sushi to carrot-based 'tuna' - their dishes will inspire you to get into the kitchen

May 29, 2019

Levels Of Antibiotics In World's Rivers Are Dangerous, Says Study

The news has been described as 'worrying' by scientists who described drug pollution is one of the main ways bacteria can become medicine-resistant

May 29, 2019

DEBUNKED: Virpi Mikkonen Claims That Vegan Diet Caused Her Early Menopause

Looking at the story behind the headlines reveals that the blogger in question was following an extreme 'clean' diet - which was only 'mostly vegan'

May 26, 2019

US Nutrition Experts Slam Belgian Doctors Over 'Misleading' Report On Vegan Diets

The controversial report has been heavily criticized for being 'erroneous and misleading'

May 22, 2019

Well-Being Of School Staff 'Dramatically Improving' Through Plant-Based Eating And Mindfulness Program

TeachStrong has created a three-month program it claims is 'essential for any school who want their staff to feel happier and healthier'

May 20, 2019

20 Year Severe Diabetic Transforms Her Life And Loses 21kg On A Plant-Based Diet

The patient was able to transform her health after following a plant-based diet called the NFI protocol

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'