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Plant-Based Diet Reduces Acid Reflux as Effectively as Medication

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Posted: October 19, 2017

A new study in JAMA sought to answer a question that many people would love to know the answer: Can the symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) improve without the use of medication? I personally know they […]

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Even though in San Diego, right now (mid-October), it’s warming up and expected to hit the high 80s in the next couple of days, I still crave fall foods like pumpkin bread. But I’ve missed […]

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When You’re In The Mood For Thai Food, Grains Cafe Is Where You Must Go

When You’re In The Mood For Thai Food, Grains Cafe Is Where You Must Go

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Posted: June 30, 2017

When I was growing up in San Diego, very few people knew what Thai food was. In fact, many people were confused when I told them I was from Thailand. They’d ask me, “Are you […]

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My Confession: How Subacute Thyroiditis Helped Me Find My Way (again!)

My Confession: How Subacute Thyroiditis Helped Me Find My Way (again!)

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Posted: June 18, 2017

I have a confession to make.  I lost my roots but, ironically, subacute thyroiditis helped me find my way again. I launched The Plant-Based Diet website in 2010 while I was studying and earning my […]

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Chia Seed Pudding: For Breakfast Or Dessert!

Chia Seed Pudding: For Breakfast Or Dessert!

Serves: about 10 people

Time: 10 minutes (doesn't include soaking almonds & chilling pudding)

Difficulty: Easy!

This is my new go-to breakfast and even dessert recipe. I absolutely LOVE it! It’s healthy and very easy to make. If you like tapioca pudding, you’ll enjoy this chia seed pudding too. I really […]

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Spicy ‘Vegged-Out’ Black Bean Chili

Spicy ‘Vegged-Out’ Black Bean Chili

Serves: 10-12

Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Difficulty: intermediate

A sure crowd pleaser, even the meat eaters in our family enjoyed this dinner. Recipe by Jody Pinchin

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Tips For Eating A Plant-Based Diet

Tips For Eating A Plant-Based Diet

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Posted: August 24, 2016

The ideas of nutrition are changing. A lifestyle with quality plant-based foods can prevent, treat and reverse many major diseases, and improve overall health. Animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs can increase our […]

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Soy Yogurt Crunch

Soy Yogurt Crunch

For the mornings when you have zero time to prep, keep this combination on hand and you’ll give your morning a healthy, energetic start with this.

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Mmm Mmm Berry Smoothie

Mmm Mmm Berry Smoothie

On a hot day, this will give your body a healthy cool down. Plus, there’s no cooking involved so the kitchen won’t get hot. All you need is a good blender. I recommend this one from […]

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Why Eat Plant-Based?

Why Eat Plant-Based?

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Posted: July 28, 2016

Here’s where I want to be really clear…what I’m asking you to do is eat “plant-based” not “plant-exclusive”. Unless, of course, you’re already a vegetarian or vegan…then that’s great! However, most of the world isn’t […]

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