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Ginny Kisch Messina is a registered dietitian who runs the blog, TheVeganRD.com - "Thoughts on being vegan, a dietitians perspective". Author of 'Vegan for Life!'.

  • Celebrities, Weight Loss and Penn Jillette's New Vegan Diet
    The vegan internet is abuzz over Penn Jillette's (of Penn and Teller fame) recent weight loss and his current plant-based diet. But when it comes to celebrities, weight and veganism, I'm always more than a little cautious. Here are three reasons why I think it's a mistake to view Penn's experience as good PR for […] (...more)
    11 Apr 2015 at 1:27pm       

  • Vegan Diets to Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
    The latest findings from the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2) found that people who ate plant-based diets—which included vegans, lacto-ovo vegetarians and pesco-vegetarians—had a 22% lower risk of colorectal cancer (1). But when the researchers pulled the subjects apart into more specific groups, the only group of “vegetarians” with a lower risk were (...more)
    1 Apr 2015 at 12:18pm       

  • White Rice, Resistant Starch and Vegan Diets
    One of last week's big nutrition news items was about a method to reduce the calories in white rice. Researchers from Sri Lanka found that when you add a small amount of fat to white rice during the cooking process, and then refrigerate the cooked rice for at least 12 hours, the result is a […] (...more)
    29 Mar 2015 at 9:29am       

  • Protein from Plants: A Primer for Vegans
    Getting enough protein on a vegan diet is pretty easy. But it doesn't mean that every single vegan meets protein needs. Eating too many junk foods, avoiding legumes, or skimping on calories can all cause protein to fall short of optimal intake. My second nutrition primer is on plant protein and vegan protein requirements. It […] (...more)
    25 Mar 2015 at 12:05pm       

  • Pinto Beans or Tofurky? How Food Choices and Motivations Affect Vegan Health
    When it comes to vegan diets and health, a couple of misconceptions often pop up on blogs and in social media. One is that whole-food plant-based people are healthier than plain old vegans. Related to that is the belief that vegans motivated by ethics choose less healthy diets than those motivated by health. Is it […] (...more)
    16 Mar 2015 at 11:23am       

  • Introducing Nutrition Primers from The Vegan RD
    Many of the questions that come to me via email, this blog and through social media are ones that I've answered somewhere at one time or another—in my books, in blog posts or in other articles online. Sometimes the information that people need is spread out across several resources, though, and I thought it might […] (...more)
    1 Mar 2015 at 12:54pm       

  • The 2015 Dietary Guidelines: What Will They Mean for Vegans?
    For those who advocate for animals, the report from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is a bit of a mixed bag. On the plus side, the report makes a clear recommendation for Americans to eat less meat and, in fact, to eat less animal food in general. The committee says that “a diet higher […] (...more)
    22 Feb 2015 at 2:05pm       

  • The Vegan Feminist Agitator interviews The Vegan RD!
    Marla Rose's Vegan Feminist Agitator blog—which is part of the excellent Vegan Street website– is one of my favorites. Marla is such a brilliant writer and thinker and I was honored to be interviewed last week as part of her Vegan Rockstar series. Please take a peek at the interview which includes my thoughts on […] (...more)
    9 Feb 2015 at 3:04pm       

  • Finding the Best Vegan Vitamin B12 Supplement
    As you might imagine, I get into a lot of discussions about vitamin B12 on facebook and twitter, and also via email. Vegans have many good questions about this nutrient. And sometimes some not-so-good opinions about it. This past year I found myself chatting with the editor of a vegan publication who insisted that my […] (...more)
    6 Feb 2015 at 10:48am       

  • Why Do Some People Fail at Being Vegan?
    It's no secret that many people give veganism a try only to quickly abandon it. But the findings from last month's Humane Research Council survey were especially sobering. According to their study, a cross-sectional survey of 11,400 U.S. adults, nearly three-quarters—70% to be exact—of those who have tried a vegan diet end up abandoning it. (...more)
    6 Jan 2015 at 11:59am       



  • @TheVeganRD's Latest Tweets

    • I doubt it. Certainly wouldn't depend on it without seeing some research. Where did you hear about it? 1 days 10 hrs ago
    • @VeganInLA There are all kinds of plant-based diets, though, and some of them include oils, refined grains (pasta) etc. 1 days 11 hrs ago
    • My primer on meeting protein needs on a vegan diet in Spanish, thanks to @fuentevegana Thank you! http://t.co/816zsiNYDB 1 days 11 hrs ago
    • Disappointing that @washingtonpost publishes articles by @Nourishschools. Why not use actual nutrition experts? 4 days 18 hrs ago
    • Stop using these words when you talk abt food! ( I would add "clean" eating to the list). http://t.co/O59pEg63Ii 11 days 16 hrs ago
    • @SciBasedNutr @Thewildjuggler @NeoRenfield Agree. Mediterranean diet is plant-based for example. 15 days 17 hrs ago
    • @farmanimalluv @JLgoesVegan Nope. Some oils are actually anti-inflammatory. And the taste bud thing is made up and completely unscientific. 15 days 17 hrs ago
    • @dreenaburton Happy b'day to your little one. I think all birthday parties should have chickpea nibbles! 15 days 17 hrs ago
    • @brendonbrewer If you're getting ALA elsewhere, that should be fine. I cook w/ canola oil sometimes. 16 days 9 hrs ago
    • No, it is *never* too late to go #vegan. Even for @krauthammer http://t.co/ylHAU7xdaW @_CarolJAdams http://t.co/sHZxGWXsyb 16 days 9 hrs ago
    • @helsouth Oh, I'm sure that's true! 16 days 9 hrs ago
    • Reading the nutrition research can only produce uncertainty. So ignore anyone who claims to know the one & only way you should eat 16 days 9 hrs ago
    • @NeoRenfield I know--ppl think it has "negative connotations." How can caring about animals be negative? 16 days 15 hrs ago
    • @VeganStart Thanks, Dave! 16 days 15 hrs ago
    • Seems like many are ditching word #vegan for 'plant-based.'ť Not me. Why would I want to deny that I stand for justice for animals? 16 days 15 hrs ago
    • @NeoRenfield Oh I know--re-living HS is not one of my goals. 18 days 8 hrs ago
    • @CrazyRichardsPB Absolutely--my favorite way to eat bread! (I eat PB every day :) 18 days 8 hrs ago
    • Apparently some vegans say bread is unhealthy?? Since yeast/leavening improves mineral absorption, bread is especially good 4 vegans. 18 days 8 hrs ago
    • @NeoRenfield @JLgoesVegan Here you go. (Why aren't you on FB?) http://t.co/Sa3Q7JpqEN 18 days 8 hrs ago
    • Veganism vs (totally unnecessary) dietary restrictions. My delightful friend @JLgoesVegan explains the difference.https://t.co/phtXh8v1Os 18 days 8 hrs ago
    • Must be careful in how we talk abt dangers of red meat. Here is how it can increase animal suffering http://t.co/SlTkx2mwFS 19 days 17 hrs ago
    • @Seattle_Amore Ha--it was new for me, too. And I was pretty sure I had heard 'em all. :) 20 days 8 hrs ago
    • @SoapyFMF Because they want to tell me that vegan diets are dangerous for some people. :) 20 days 9 hrs ago
    • @SoapyFMF Yes--kosher pickles pretty much cure everything! 20 days 10 hrs ago
    • @UrbanTurnip Agree--it's preposterous. Pretty sure this person was serious (I get some pretty flaky emails.) 20 days 10 hrs ago
    • @sendmorecops @floodfish Funny--because she actually went to Wendy's and found it immediately healing. (Not making this up!) 20 days 10 hrs ago
    • @NeoRenfield Doesn't eat "processed foods," so no saltines. ;) 20 days 10 hrs ago
    • Email today from ex-vegan who couldn't get enough sodium on vegan diet. (?) Now eats salted meat. Huh. Pretty sure you can salt beans. 20 days 10 hrs ago
    • @skepticpedi @nutrevolve @NeoRenfield Yes I think so. And yes to the boulangerie (esp since 1 food does not make or break GI/GL :) 20 days 12 hrs ago
    • @nutrevolve @skepticpedi @NeoRenfield Agree re: need for RCTs. And agree "cause" is wrong word. 20 days 12 hrs ago

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