Tomatoes, Deadly Nightshade or Super Food?


A tiny minority of people hate tomatoes. Everybody else sees tomatoes as a delicious super healthy food When it comes to tomatoes, I tend to fall in the deadly nightshade camp, because of being arthritic. Experience has proven that one for me. I’m also cautious because of studying Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic health science that […]

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Win a Copy of The Abundance Diet

The Abundance Diet

We’re giving away 3 copies of The Abundance Diet. Open to U.S. residents only – sorry everybody else! Somer McCowan offers a 28 day weight loss plan to help you lose weight quickly and safely while eating abundantly and never counting calories. The key is a whole food plant based diet of mostly fruit and […]

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7 Yr Old Sugar Addict Won’t Go Vegan with Dad

Kid Won't Eat

Dad goes vegan, wants son to give up sugar & eat healthy First of all, thanks for creating the Savvy Vegetarian web site! A little story about myself: I have struggled with weight issues most of my adult life. Recently I decided (educated myself) that there are tremendous flaws in the western diet. When I […]

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‘Bad’ Food Days: Picking Up & Moving On|Vicki Chamberlain

bad habit good habit

For many people, health is a major reason for going vegetarian A vegetarian diet is much healthier; it’s rich in fiber, vitamins, lean protein and complex carbohydrates. Surely, if we’re not distracted by meat dishes, we’ll be more likely to eat fresh fruits and veggies, right? This is logical- but ‘logical’ doesn’t always mean ‘true’. […]

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Roundup’s Devastating Effects on Health & Environment

Jeffrey M. Smith, Institute for Responsible Technology: Devastating & unprecedented effects of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on environment & health His timely and well researched article shows how Round-Up’s side effects are just as horrible as the effects of GMO’s on our health and the environment.  Many people have the idea that when you apply Roundup to […]

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Adopting a Plant-Based Near Vegetarian Diet for Health

Judith Kingsbury

Like Bill Clinton (watch video), Trent at Simple Dollar tries plant based near-vegetarian diet, after doctor says health problems later in life w/o diet changes. I just read a lovely blog post by Trent, who blogs about money at The Simple Dollar. About 5 weeks ago, he decided to try a plant based or vegetarian […]

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Vegetarian Diet & Health Over 55: Lower Cancer Risk

Never Too Late

Plant based diet, vegetarian diets protect health, low-fat vegan diet critical for lower cancer risk, heart attack risk, reversing diabetes – Dr. Neil Bernard According to the latest research from AICR, 1 in 3 “older adults” (55 and up) don’t know about the connections between diet and disease, or think that it’s too late to […]

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Berries, Nutrient Dense Foods, Antioxidants


Which berries have most antioxidants, best nutrition? All types of berries are nutrient dense foods, not just acai or blueberries. By Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, nutritionist and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. One of the more inaccurate claims made by companies and individuals selling healthy food products […]

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Soy Foods And Vegetarian Protein

Tofu Burger

For vegetarian protein, stay away from processed soy and stick to organic soy foods tofu & tempeh Hi Savvy Vegetarian! I have just discovered your wonderful site while searching for help on cooking tofu. I am a Nebraska beef fed girl (no longer in Nebr.) who went around the table eating everyone else’s fat and […]

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For a healthy pH balance, minimize acid producing foods.

Basic Greens

What is pH? What are acidity and alkalinity? How to maintain a healthy pH balance and avoid acid producing foods. Does your body pass the acid test? Maintaining a healthy pH balance in the body is one of the most important aspects of health—and also one of the most misunderstood and most ignored.  Why?  For […]

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