Why Food Could Be The Best Medicine of All

The power of food as medicine gained scientific credibility in 2002, when the U.S. government released results of a study that pitted a diet and exercise program against a drug treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Among people at high risk of developing diabetes, those taking metformin lowered their risk of actually getting diabetes by 31% […]

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Spinach, Artichoke and Brown Rice Risotto

The culinary benefit of making this recipe is learning how to make “risotto” using short grain brown rice which tastes just as delicious as conventional risotto but delivers the nutritional benefit of a whole grain with a much lower glycemic index. Prep Time: 40 minutes Servings:  4 Ingredients: I onion finely diced 1 T good […]

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The National Vegetarian Museum Has Traveled to Northbrook, IL

The National Vegetarian Museum has traveled to the Northbrook library! Join us for a tour and learn about the history of Vegetarianism in Chicago – who would have thought! Learn about the benefits of plant based nutrition for your personal health and also for sustaining the environment. Health Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition | Carol D’Anca […]

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Where Do You Get Your Protein?

“Where do you get your protein?” It’s the question I hear most often whether I am meeting a new patient, doing a speaking engagement or having casual conversation with friends and (sometimes) family when I’m extolling the benefits about whole food, plant based eating. (Notice I said “whole food plant based” and not vegan. Vegan […]

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