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Plant Protein: getting it right!
by Vesanto Melina and Mio Lainchbury and Arooj Hayat, Moving towards a plant-based diet can initially raise questions about whether you’re getting enough protein—especially if
Making Plant-based Food Prep Fun
By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian As a dietitian, I learned which foods rated highest in folate or vitamin C, and what made beans, peas
Defeating Type 2 Diabetes
Vesanto Melina, MS, RD “The diabetes time bomb has been ticking for 50 years, and it’s been getting louder. Martin Silink, President International Diabetes Federation Nine
Celebrate with Compassion
Celebrate with Compassion By Vesanto Melina, MS, RD Across North America and Europe, people are choosing plant-based meals and the trend is accelerating, especially among
Meat Subsidies: We’re Paying Double
by Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian Farm subsidies in the US amount to $53 billion dollars per year. A pound of hamburger would cost $30
Reversing Chronic Disease: Magic!
Reversing Chronic Disease: Magic! By Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, with Agathe Mathieu People can be burdened with a chronic illness that they think will be
Who says you can’t turn back your biological clock?
Who says you can’t turn back your biological clock? Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian North Americans now live longer – yet our last decade may
Ageing in Great Health!
Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian Why do we age? Getting older, and showing it, and feeling it, involves a buildup of toxic metabolites including reactive
Going Plant-based? By Leaps or by Baby Steps?
Going Plant-based? By Leaps or by Baby Steps? By Vesanto Melina MS, Registered Dietitian Have you been considering a shift towards a plant-based diet? Does
Coconut Oil: Menace or Miracle?
By Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis Few foods have been at once maligned and acclaimed as much as coconut oil. Some view it as a
Aging in Great Health!
Ageing in Great Health! Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian Why do we age? Getting older, and showing it, and feeling it, involves a buildup of
Redefining Protein Quality: What’s New About Protein?
by Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian A paper published by the American Society for Nutrition makes the case for modernizing the definition of protein quality.
Why go more plant-based?
by Vesanto Melina A half-century ago, vegetarian and vegan diets were viewed with concern by health professionals. In decades since, these have been the focus
by Vesanto Melina Some people call our fair city “Vegcouver”. One reason is that when we go to the helpful guide for plant-based eating, www.happycow.net
Vegan Kid Alert
by Vesanto Melina and Gillian Meghan Walters Children tend to gravitate to animals and love them. Adults guide them to care for companion animals; to