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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines countdown – FEDS recommend Americans follow a plant-based diet!

Ever since early last year, the federal committee have been extensively discussing the upcoming changes of the 2015 nutrition guidelines and stressing the importance of Americans consuming more plant-based foods to improve overall health and the environment. (1)

The Bitter Truth About Condoms

Condoms are still one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV-- if used correctly. But people don't use condoms nearly as much as they should. And the reason some choose not to use condoms is simple: comfort.

Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease?

One rainy Friday morning in March 2015, Dr Laila Woc-Colburn saw two patients with neurocysticercosis (a parasitic infection of the brain) and one with Chagas disease, which is transmitted by insects nicknamed 'kissing bugs'. Having attended medical school in her native Guatemala, she was used to treating these kinds of diseases. But she was not in Guatemala any more – this was Houston, Texas.

6 Facts About Chia Seeds That Will Impress Your Friends

Chia seeds are one of the healthiest and nutrient-rich additions that you can possibly make to your everyday meals. In this article, we introduce some cool facts about chia that are sure to blow your friends’ minds!

Healthy and Cheap: How to enjoy a whole foods, plant-based diet on a strict budget!

Making improvements to our diet is directly associated with longer lifespan and decreased risk of chronic disease. No one seems to disagree with the connection between diet and well-being or longevity, but there seems to be a lot of arguing about which diet is the best diet.