Whey’s Vegan Alternative: Rice and Pea Protein Combined

Whey's Vegan Alternative: Rice and Pea Protein Combined For many athletes, whey was the go-to recovery protein of choice for many years. But as of late plant-based eating has increased in popularity due to its [...]

New Study Examines Rice Protein’s Peak Absorption Time into the Bloodstream

Is rice protein a “fast” or “slow” protein? Does it matter? Scientists at the University of Tampa recently (2014) investigated the absorption kinetics of Growing Naturals rice protein and compared it to a whey protein [...]

GN Rice Protein As Good As Whey in Athletes!

A 2013 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study at the University of Tampa examined the effects of  Growing Naturals’ rice protein isolate vs. a commercial whey protein isolate supplement in a group of  resistance-trained athletes. The athletes [...]

Preliminary Results Show that a Plant-based Diet Eases Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

About 60-70% of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy (1).  It’s more common in those who have problems controlling their blood sugar.  Neuropathy is the damage to nerves in the body which can [...]

New Study: Eat More Plant-Based Foods to Live Longer AND Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

According to research from Loma Linda University (due to be published July 2014), eating a plant-based diet results in a more sustainable environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions all while improving life longevity. To figure [...]

Gluten-Free Diet’s Effect on Colon Cancer Risk

Does Celiac Disease increase the risk of colon cancer? Can a gluten-free diet help? Researchers in Italy wanted to determine this, considering the damaging effect gluten can have on the intestines in people with Celiac [...]

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding tied to Celiac Disease

Abnormal uterine bleeding appears to be yet another symptom of Celiac Disease... For this small research study in 2014, scientists interviewed and compared menstrual history in a group of women with CD versus a group [...]

Neurologic Effects of Celiac Disease in Children

The impact of gluten on someone with Celiac Disease (CD) can be very damaging to the gut--but did you know it can also affect brain function?  It is estimated that 8-10% of people with CD [...]

Untreated Celiac Disease Linked to Higher Reproductive Disorders

Infertility can be caused by several things and medical professionals probably don't think of Celiac Disease (CD) as first cause (though they might start to soon).  Some research is available to support that CD can increase the risk [...]

High Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Tied to Low Risk of Stroke

Stroke is considered the second leading cause of death worldwide and the 4th leading cause in the US.  It is a disabling medical emergency that can affect anyone despite age, race or gender.  Your risk [...]

Prolactin Hormone Levels during Celiac Disease and a Gluten-free Diet

Prolactin is a hormone produced in the body by the pituitary gland.  In women, this hormone increases by 10-20 times during pregnancy and is responsible for producing breast milk.  After birth, levels will stay high [...]

Review Study Finds Vegetarian Diets Tied to Lower Blood Pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a major risk factor for heart disease and it affects 1 in every 3 American adults.  In fact, 69% of people who have a first heart attack, 77% of people [...]

Vegetable Protein Appears to Increase Survival Rate in Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by gradual loss of function in the kidneys.  After analyzing data from over 1,000 people diagnosed with CKD, new results presented at the American Society of Nephrology [...]

Higher Heavy Metals Probably Consumed By Vegans, Vegetarians & Flexitarians

Did you know plant-based foods are a major source of heavy metal exposure?? Despite great unawareness, people primarily on plant-based diets (including vegans, vegetarians and even flexitarians) are likely to consume more heavy metals than [...]

Study finds Protein-Rich Breakfast Helps to Curb Appetite

New research presented at the Obesity Society's annual scientific meeting on Nov. 13, 2013 found that "eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and may help women to avoid overeating later in the day." [...]

What Are GMOs and What’s All The Fuss About?

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), also called genetically engineered (GE) or genetically modified (GM) ingredients, describes ingredients that have been altered at the gene level. The modern genetic modification of food is far different from the [...]

High Protein Dieting, One Possible Way to Keep the Weight Off

A very low calorie diet is a sure-fire way of losing weight, and losing it quickly.  After all, the body is consuming a fraction of the energy it requires. But once that weight is lost, [...]

Rice and Pea Proteins’ Effect on Satiety and Food Intake

Protein is unique in its natural ability to promote satiety better than carbs or fat.  This occurs through various mechanisms in the body and is suspected to vary slightly for different protein sources.  Researchers in [...]

New Study Links Late Introduction of Gluten and Breast-Feeding Beyond 1 Year to Development of Celiac Disease

Although the precise cause of Celiac Disease (CD) is unknown, one of the most common risk factors is genetic inheritance. The Mayo Clinic states CD can also be spontaneously triggered after surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, viral [...]

To Improve Mood, Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

After analyzing the 21-day food diaries of 281 young adults, researchers in New Zealand determined that the happier people were the ones who ate more fruits and vegetables.  Each day the subjects were asked to [...]