Athletes & Plant-Based Nutrition: See Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD in New York City

When it comes to nutrition, don’t be fooled by misleading fads, ostensible self-help professionals or whatever the coolest “diet” is. Nutrition is a science for which we should take a scientific approach. Lately, there has been a lot of pseudo-science circulating from “counselors” who encourage things like “listening to inner wisdom” and interpreting cravings as signs of deficiencies. The Discerning Brute contributor, Matt Ruscigno has a Nutritional Science degree, a Public Health Nutrition degree, as well as certification as a Registered Dietitian- the only professional nutrition credential available, and he’ll be speaking in New York City on April 3rd.

He’s not a guru, he’s not a “coach” or “counselor” – he’s a 16-year vegan athlete who races marathons, iron-man triathlons, 200+ mile cycling events and 24-hour races (see full athletic resume), and he wants to convince the most active and demanding among us that plant-based nutrition is not only possible for optimal for health, but it is also the most sustainable approach to nutrition, as well as one that addresses a serious social justice issue. Matthew is the Past-Chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has contributed to the best-selling cookbook ‘Appetite for Reduction’ with Isa Moskowitz. Matt will cut through the hippy-dippy nonsense and deliver hard science.

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Dept. Store Finds & Getting Healthy Quick and Easy

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Sometimes it’s hard to just find that practical stuff  in sustainable textiles, like this organic, woven cotton shirt from Steve Alan made in the USA. Some other great department-store, sustainable menswear finds like Threads For Thought, and Nordstrom brand organic cotton blend tuxedo shirts and classic boxers.

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• Did you know that oregano, cinnamon, cloves and ginger are so high in antioxidants that they can counter-act a high-fat meal?

A year in the making, Michael Greger, M.D’s NutritionFacts.org is a hub for nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, translated into short, easy to understand video segments and posts. Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition.

You can also subscribe to the daily video feed (http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/feed/) or follow them on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NutritionFacts.org) and twitter (http://twitter.com/nutrition_facts)

 

DB Interviews: Vegan Triathlete BRENDAN BRAZIER

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Professional Ironman Triathlete Brendan Brazier is dispelling myths faster than a speeding bullet. He is a superman of sorts, and his empire of books, supplements, energy products and vegan handsomeness is not to be taken lightly – because as far as the stopwatches are concerned, faster and stronger is simply that. I chatted with Brendan recently about being a vegan athlete, nutrition, his new book, and how we can all learn to thrive. Listen to our conversation

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