Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Common Diseases with Diet

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There’s even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain

In a world dominated by celebrity fad diets that range from absurd, like Reese Witherspoon’s alleged “baby-food diet,” to absurdly unaffordable, such as the $200 “moon dust”-infused smoothie that Gwyneth Paltrow drinks, many people don’t believe there’s a single best diet for your health.

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Häagen-Dazs Debuts Four Vegan Ice Creams

Non-dairy caramel, coconut, peanut butter, and fudge flavors have been spotted at Target across the country.

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How to survive as a vegan in college

Being vegan in college doesn’t have to mean only eating noodles with pasta sauce. Even if your university isn’t the best at accommodating those with plant-based diets, it’s totally possible to be a vegan college student and still eat a well-balanced diet. Here are some vegan survival tips so you can make the most of your first four vegan years away from home:

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Minestrone (Vegan)

Group of Vegetables Near Stainless Steel Cooking Bowl

Ingredients

2 tbsp. olive oil
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 medium leek, thinly sliced
8 sprigs fresh thyme, tied together
3 large red potatoes, chopped
2 qt. lower-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
1 bunch asparagus, sliced
1 can (15 oz.) navy beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill

Directions

In 8-quart saucepot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium. Add carrots, leek, fresh thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook 8 minutes, stirring. Add red potatoes, chopped, and lower-sodium vegetable or chicken broth. Partially cover and heat to boiling on high; reduce heat to simmer. Cook 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Add asparagus and simmer 3 minutes or until tender. Discard thyme. Stir in navy beans (optional), fresh dill, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper.

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Shrooms Could Be Legalized Sooner Than You Think

It may be legal to experience a spiritual or healing journey on magic mushrooms sooner than you think—if you live in the right part of America. A group called the Oregon Psilocybin Society is pushing for a 2020 ballot measure that would make the Beaver State the first in the nation to legalize psilocybin, the primary active ingredient in numerous species of psychedelic mushrooms, in a therapeutic setting.

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