Learn How to Thrive on a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet and Stop Being Vulnerable to Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

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  • Which plant foods have the highest sources of calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients.
  • Which nutrients are difficult to absorb from plant foods and how to improve absorption.
  • How much protein do we need and can we get enough on a vegan or vegetarian diet?
  • Which nutrients are missing in a plants and what supplements are recommended?

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But Isn't A Vegetarian Diet Healthier?

As a vegan or vegetarian, you’re less likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, or type 2 diabetes. But, you still sometimes worry that you aren’t getting all of the nutrients you need for optimal health…

It is true, if you don’t eat a balanced diet, you could wind up with vitamin or mineral deficiencies. That is why we teach you everything you need to know about optimal nutrition in a way that is easy to learn and implement! 

Some health secrets you'll discover
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  • What do healthy vegetarians eat in a typical day?
  • The secret to enjoying beans without flatulence
  • Why do vegetarians add meat to their diets?
  • Which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues?
  • Which cereals and O.J. contain slaughterhouse byproducts?

Meet the Experts Who Authored Our Nutrition Lessons

Virginia Messina, MPH, RD

Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, has been a nutrition instructor at Central Michigan University and a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She has authored (or co- authored) The Convenient Vegetarian, Help! My Child Stopped Eating Meat, and Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-based Diet.

Meredith McCarthy

Meredith’s most recent book, Sweet and Natural, won the Versailles World Cookbook Fair Award. Formerly the associate editor of Natural Health magazine, Meredith directed The East West Center For Macrobiotics for 19 years. She’s also worked with Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. John McDougall.

Michael Klaper, MD

Dr. Klaper wrote all of our lessons on vitamins and minerals. Author of the book Vegan Nutrition, he’s Director of the Institute of Nutrition Education and Research, and a featured expert in two PBS productions, “Food for Thought,” and the award- winning, “Diet for a New America”. (Disclaimer)

Brenda Davis, RD

Brenda Davis, RD, has authored or co-authored 9 books on nutrition including “Becoming Vegan”, “Becoming Vegetarian”, and “Becoming Raw”. Her books have sold over 2/3 million copies and are printed in 8 languages. She’s a member of the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. She’s also a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association.

Jill Nussinow

Jill authored the award-winning cookbook, The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment. She’s a Registered Dietitian who writes and edits for Natural Food Network magazine and Vegan Culinary Experience magazine, She’s also been a nutritionist and cooking teacher at the McDougall program for the past 7 years.

Nomi Shannon

Nomi’s best selling book, The Raw Gourmet, has sold over 150,000 copies. She’s received awards for Best Educator, Favorite Chef, Favorite Recipe Book, and been featured in Alive magazine and Get Fresh. Before that, she ran The Hippocrates Health Institute’s certification course.

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN

Dr. Loscalzo has been an integrative health care practitioner for over two decades. She’s a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. She’s the author of Power Breakfast Ideas, Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner, Healthy Halloween Treats, Dessert: Making it Rich Without Oil and Dried and Gone to Heaven.

Jo Stepaniak, MSEd

Jo is the author and co-author of sixteen books on compassionate living and vegetarian cuisine, including Vegan Vittles: Down-Home Cooking for Everyone. She was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame at the 2008 NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest. Her award-winning column Ask Jo! appears on her Web site, “Grassroots Veganism”.

Here's What Students Are Saying…

“Each lesson has provided me with so much information such as proper food combining, when to eat certain foods, signs of B-12 deficiency, cooking with less oil, great recipes, how to get more iron, and how acid in food can effect your body. Most of all I can whip up a bean recipe in minutes. I spend less money at the grocery store because I know what is healthy and what is not. I was doing so many things wrong. I have learned so much.”
Anita Robinson, Parkville MD
“I’ve not only been blown away by the lessons, but by the recipes as well! My husband has cancer and your information has been invaluable in helping me tweak his diet to support his recovery. I also love the way you handle the Q&A calls, Trevor. You keep on task in a kind and gentle manner.”
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