Health Link

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Plant-Based Diets

With an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains, plant-based diets can be a healthy way to reduce your risk of conditions like heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and even some cancers. On this episode of Health Link we examine the many benefits of eating a plant-based diet and offer tips on how to make the transition and meet your nutritional needs.


Paul J. Arciero DPE, MSc, FACSM
Dr. Paul Arciero is a tenured, Full Professor of 18 years in the Health and Exercise Sciences department at Skidmore College. Dr. Paul specializes in performance nutrition and exercise training for optimal performance and health.

Paul E. Lemanski, MD, FACP
Dr. Paul Lemanski is the Founder & Director of the Center for Preventive Medicine & Cardiovascular Health.  Dr. Lemanski is a board certified internist with a master's degree in human nutrition.

Sheila Fitzgerald
Sheila Fitzgerald believes in respect for the earth and all beings, and fighting for their liberation. When she is not constructing confections at X's to O's Vegan Bakery, she occupies time educating her community about veganism with Albany Vegetarian Network, volunteering at Troy Bike Rescue, distance running, cutting hair, and playing with cats. Sheila lives in Troy, NY, and has been vegan for two and a half years.

Ellie Wilson, MS, RD, CDN
Ellie Wilson is a registered dietitian and Senior Nutritionist for Price Chopper/Golub Corporation, located in Schenectady, NY.

Related Resources

• Get healthy vegan recipes from Eating Well®.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

• Get information about vegetarian a diet from MedlinePlus.

• How to get the best nutrition from a vegetarian diet from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

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