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One Woman’s Plant-Based Journey

One Woman’s Plant-Based Journey

Jessica, a teacher and mother of three, shares her personal experience transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle.  The journey began for Jessica after a recurrent episode...

5 Do’s and Don’ts when Living with Carnivores

5 Do’s and Don’ts when Living with Carnivores

You’ve made the decision to eat a plant-based diet and you're excited about it. But how do you incorporate or discuss this lifestyle when the one's closest to you narrow their eyes in suspicion and turn away. Here's a list of 5 suggestions that may make your transition to healthy eating easier...

Mike's Story: How a Life-Altering Heart Attack Led to the Beginning of Whole Harvest

Mike's Story: How a Life-Altering Heart Attack Led to the Beginning of Whole Harvest

Whole Harvest is the result of one man’s personal experience with a life-altering health transformation. Read how Mike's unexpected heart attack spurred him to pursue a whole-food, plant-based diet and ultimately establish Whole Harvest so more people can experience the incredible health benefits of a plant-based diet.
How to Act Yourself Into Better Health

How to Act Yourself Into Better Health

I don't know about you but I spent years of my life trying to talk myself into a better way of living. Instead of trying to think my way into a solution I only needed to stand up and take that first step. Slowly, it was as if my body now led my mind and I began to make better food choices.
Fad Diets vs. Lifestyle Change

Fad Diets vs. Lifestyle Change

Do you want to change the way you eat? Are you tired of feeling tired, sore, out of breath, overweight, and weak? We're bombarded with quick-fixes and diets that promise a healthier way of life but don't deliver sustainable results. It's time to say goodbye to fad diets. There's another way, and it's simple, sustainable, and healthy...

6 Ways to Strengthen Immunity

6 Ways to Strengthen Immunity

By Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian A vegan or plant-based diet has been shown to reduce risk for several chronic illnesses and many people report reduced incidences of viruses and other common bugs. However, it's not foolproof. Vegans are human and get sick too. Here are 6 ways to strengthen your immunity...
Q&A with Plant-Based Chef Richard Wilks from Whole Harvest

Q&A with Plant-Based Chef Richard Wilks from Whole Harvest

Get to know Chef Richard! Chef Richard Wilks cares about people more than anything else, and he personally wants everyone who enjoys his plant-based meals at Whole Harvest to feel satisfied, energized, and better than ever. He focuses his artist’s eye on unique and delicious ways to achieve this goal.
10 Plant-Based Back to School Lunch Ideas for Kids

10 Plant-Based Back to School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Looking for new and quick school lunch ideas for your kids? These plant-based back to school lunch ideas will give you confidence in sending your kids with a healthy and well-rounded meal that they'll want to finish. And the best part is they're all easy to make and will add great variety to the week!
5 Reasons to Avoid Animal Products and Eat More Plants

5 Reasons to Avoid Animal Products and Eat More Plants

By Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian Animal products can cause more damage to our health than we realize. Certain compounds concentrated in animal products present risks for future health issues. Here are 5 reasons to avoid animal products and eat more plants. 
6 Mystery Ingredients You May Encounter on a Plant-Based Diet

6 Mystery Ingredients You May Encounter on a Plant-Based Diet

By Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian Whether you're new to the plant-based lifestyle or have been committed for years, you've probably encountered a few "mystery" ingredients that are new to you. Here are 6 mystery ingredients you may encounter on a plant-based diet...
5 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

5 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

By Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian Dairy is not essential for a healthy diet. There are many substitutes for dairy products. When working with clients, dairy is the first thing I recommend to cut out of a diet to help optimize nutrition and health. Here are 5 reasons to ditch dairy...
5 Simple Swaps in the Plant-Based Kitchen

5 Simple Swaps in the Plant-Based Kitchen

By Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian Eating plant-based is simpler than you may think. You can take any recipe you know and love and make it plant-based by making simple and subtle swaps. Here are 5 simple swaps in the plant-based kitchen...
3 Common Mistakes on Portion Control

3 Common Mistakes on Portion Control

By Julieanna Hever  Hunger and satiety are important contributors to portion control. Yet, many of us have been told to ignore signals from our body that helps us identify when we are hungry and when we are full. Here are 3 common mistakes on portion control and how you can begin to choose mindfulness with your plant-based diet. 
5 Easy & Delicious Whole-Food Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes

5 Easy & Delicious Whole-Food Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes

These 5 plant-based breakfast recipes are easy to make and delicious. By starting your day off with a breakfast packed with plant-based nutrients, you'll experience more energy, a better mood, and reduced levels of anxiety and stress through the day.
3 Ways to Add Flavor to Your Vegetables

3 Ways to Add Flavor to Your Vegetables

We all know the importance of adding vegetables to our diet, but without the right spices and preparation they can often taste bland. It doesn't take much to add flavor to your vegetables to make them go from a bland side dish to the star of the meal. Here are 3 simple ways to add flavor to your vegetables...
4 Steps to Breaking a Sugar Addiction

4 Steps to Breaking a Sugar Addiction

By Julieanna Hever  Do you feel like your sweet tooth is making your whole-food plant-based diet feel impossible? You're not the only one. You can still satisfy your sweet tooth through a whole-food plant-based diet by consuming healthier and less refined whole foods. Here are 4 steps to breaking a sugar addiction...
4 Fun Facts on Fiber

4 Fun Facts on Fiber

Getting enough fiber in your diet is essential for promoting your overall health and wellbeing, however most people do not get the recommended amount in their diet. From weight loss and maintenance, to a healthy GI tract, and lowering cholesterol levels, fiber has many health-promoting benefits. 
7 Plant-Based Foods to Ease Anxiety and Lower Stress

7 Plant-Based Foods to Ease Anxiety and Lower Stress

Stress and anxiety can greatly affect your quality of life and your overall health. The amazing thing about plant-based foods is they're superfoods--packed with antioxidant properties and nutrients that and can help stabilize your mood and lower stress. Here are 7 plant-based foods proven to ease anxiety and lower stress...
Everything You Need to Know About a Vegan Diet in Less Than 500 Words

Everything You Need to Know About a Vegan Diet in Less Than 500 Words

By Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian Learning a new way of eating (and lifestyle) can be intimidating, and/or overwhelming for newbies. But, it doesn’t have to be. Eating vegan in the healthiest way possible is truly simple and fabulous and can be summed up in just these five overarching principles...

5 Reasons to Love Potatoes

5 Reasons to Love Potatoes

By Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian Potatoes get a bad rap, but they are wonderful staple foods that provide a plethora of benefits. Here are five reasons to love potatoes...
Fire Up Your Grill with These 7 Summer Plant-Based Recipes

Fire Up Your Grill with These 7 Summer Plant-Based Recipes

Summertime is a fun season to gather with friends and family over food. From the garden to the grill, here are 7 perfect plant-based mains and sides for summertime BBQs compiled from several plant-based sources. 
You Are What Your Bacteria Eat

You Are What Your Bacteria Eat

By Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian You are what you eat…but, perhaps more so, you are what your bacteria eat. Microbiota (our body’s bacterial profile) plays an enormous role in our health and immune function via many different mechanisms. Read how a plant-based diet can help promote a healthy gut.

Facts on Fungi

Facts on Fungi

By Julieanna Hever, Plant-Based Dietitian   Mushrooms are magnificent as they offer myriad health advantages and are one of the most nutritionally-dense foods groups on...

How to Enjoy Food More

How to Enjoy Food More

By Julieanna Hever If you've ever fasted, or detoxified with a “cleanse,” or been on any weight loss diet, you likely have experienced an increased interest and desire (sometimes rather dramatic) for all things food-related. Here's how to maximize these natural tendencies for optimal health and easy weight management.
3 Plant-Based Summer Recipes from Chef Richard

3 Plant-Based Summer Recipes from Chef Richard

Spice up your summer with these whole-food plant-based recipes. Easy to whip up and full of flavor & fresh ingredients, these dishes make great party pleasers or additions to your weekly meals. Chef Richard of Whole Harvest shares 3 of his favorite summer recipes. 
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