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Going Plant-Based for Your Health: Saving Time in the Kitchen

by Karen Pullen Whether you cook for one or seven, as I did for many years, your time is valuable. You have better things to do and have hungry people waiting to eat. So, it makes sense to find ways ...
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Going Plant-Based for Your Health: Lifestyle Risks Drop Fast

by Karen Pullen At the risk of sounding like a broken record…wait, that idiom is based on a disappearing technology!  OK, I do repeat the same message each month in this column. Eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet is the best ...
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Plant-based diets & blood pressure

by Karen Pullen What is Blood Pressure? With each contraction of your powerful heart muscle, blood surges through your arteries, veins, and capillaries, pressing against blood vessel walls. The walls expand then relax, expand then relax, with every heartbeat.  That’s why ...
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Go Plant-Based and Protect Your Brain

by Karen Pullen Of all the health issues we’d like to prevent, losing our mental abilities tops the list. Losing memory and brain power means stripping away our most critical capabilities. If the process drags on over years, as it ...
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Going Plant-Based for Your Health to Reduce Inflammation

by Karen Pullen What is inflammation? There’s a defensive war going on in your body, conducted by intelligence officers (ordinary cells), signalers (interferons and cytokines), generals (endothelial cells), and armed soldiers (white blood cells). Their mission: to detect, envelop, destroy, and ...
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Going Plant Based for a Healthy Gut

by Karen Pullen More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates—the father of modern medicine—suggested that all disease begins in the gut. While he was not completely right, scientists and medical professionals have recently linked a huge number of diseases to the ...
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Going Plant Based for Your Health: Ditch the Dairy

by Karen Pullen In 1922, the Capper-Volstead Act gave agricultural industries permission to form organizations and market their product, paving the way for the enormous dairy conglomerates and massive milk marketing campaigns of today. There has never been a marketing ...