Spice Up Your Health: Cumin

by Sheetal Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN I am excited to starting the journey of our spice learning series with the most famous spice, CUMIN which is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to a territory including the Middle East and stretching east to India. Cumin was a significant spice for the Minoans in ancient Crete. The ancient Greeks kept cumin at the dining…

Spice Up Your Plate (and Your Health!)

by Sheetal K. Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN  As an Indian American and vegetarian since childhood, herbs and spices have always been a very important ingredient of each and every meal that I am consuming each and every day. As a dietitian, I have always been asked a question on how the plant-forward meals be made…

Prescribing Food for Pain Relief

by Lillie Rosenthal, D.O. The price of pain for Americans is upwards of $300 billion and rising, including the costly toll on human suffering and side effects. We have an opioid crisis of profound proportions which is roaring ahead with no signs of slowing anytime soon. We now have the collective and individual changes and challenges…

Limiting Saturated Fat: Still Important for a Healthy Heart

by Dr. Joel Kahn, MD The observation that diet and health are related can be traced back at least to Hippocrates over 2,000 years ago with the statement credited to him that “food is medicine”. The average lifespan in the last century has been been extended greatly, but many of those additional years are burdened…

Live Recording: Dr. Scott Stoll Webinar

Plant Based World and The Plantrician Project collaborated on a LIVE session with Dr. Scott Stoll exploring the many benefits of plant-based nutrition. Watch the recording of the session below and be sure to register for the Virtual Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference taking place September 11-14.

Creating Social Justice through Food Justice

by Gene Baur Our food system has profound impacts on ourselves and our planet, and in order to have a healthy and just society, we also need a healthy and just food system. But, unfortunately, U.S. agriculture is steeped in structural inequity that has been enabled, even subsidized, by government programs. Family farms have been…

Abe’s: The Official Muffin of Equality Launches at 7-Eleven

by Ben Davis Imagine being a kid at a birthday party, looking around at all of your friends enjoying a delicious cake and not being allowed to participate because of your food allergies. How frustrating and confusing would that situation be? That feeling of being left out, through no fault of your own… it’s something…

Greenhouses Instead of Slaughterhouses!

by Dr. Joanne Kong The global pandemic of COVID-19 has become a driving force for us to re-examine our place in the world. A new reality has set in, as we face threats to our survivability that are unprecedented in our lifetimes. These are frightening times not only because of the dire threats of the…