When it Comes to Health, New Year’s Goals Matter

Skepticism is healthy in the right places, but it can be toxic to goal setting, especially on a personal level. Doubting whether you can become healthier in 2017, for example, is not going to help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol, or achieve any other resolution you’ve set for yourself.

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To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

In our fast-paced world, we’re programmed to want results as fast as possible. The idea of cleaning out your body over the course of a seven-day program sounds appealing to many people, especially when others have achieved positive results. But a good rule of thumb to follow in terms of diet and health is this: Consistency beats extremities.

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Raw Veganism vs. Plant-Based Diets

A subset of the plant-based world is the “raw” community, which consists of women and men whose diet is almost entirely comprised of uncooked foods. In addition to high amounts of raw fruits and vegetables, the raw vegan diet contains a number of creative recipes that call upon the use of nuts, seeds, spices, and herbs.

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Plant-Based Vs. Fad Diets

The plant-based diet has soared in popularity alongside a number of fad diets over the past decade, leading many people to falsely categorize veganism as just another health trend. But there are major differences between a healthy plant-based lifestyle and the latest round of flash-in-the-pan diet plans.

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