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Dietary Supplements: How Can You Make Sure They Improve Your Health?

Dietary Supplements: How Can You Make Sure They Improve Your Health?

Many Americans take dietary supplements. If your skin does not get regular exposure to sunshine, doctors recommend you ingest vitamin D. If you follow a plant-based diet, you probably take vitamin B12. In addition you may have decided to take curcumin or omega 3 capsules for their anti-inflammatory effects or a probiotic to boost your gut’s microbiome. […]

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Why Pope Francis Wants You to Eat Veggies

Why Pope Francis Wants You to Eat Veggies: A Look at the Encyclical Laudato Si’

For a printer-friendly pdf file, click here. For an executive summary (i.e. the short version), click here. On May 24, 2015, Pope Francis published his ambitious encyclical Laudato Si’ (“Praise Be to You”).[1] It is his clarion call to save Earth from the environmental catastrophe that we, the human family, have inflicted upon it. Passionately […]

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Why Pope Francis Wants You to Eat Veggies

Why Pope Francis Wants You to Eat Veggies: The Short Version

On May 24, 2015, Pope Francis published the ambitious encyclical Laudato Si’ (“Praise be to You”), his call to save Earth from environmental calamity. It is especially significant in that it is the first such appeal issued by the leader of a major faith tradition. SweetOnion.Net examines how whole plant foods contribute to individual and environmental health. That’s why I decided, […]

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When eating rice, mind the arsenic

When Eating Rice, Mind the Arsenic

Rice is a staple in diets around the world, and if you are plant-based, chances are you make a rice dish every now and then. Health advocates like Dr. Raj Patel, the author of The Healthy Indian Diet, have advised that we choose brown rice over white rice. The reason is that brown rice has been […]

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