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Q: Does a plant-based diet help with MS?
A: Current research suggest that it does. For more information, please see Dr. McDougall's website re: MS. (Dr. McDougall is currently researching the connection between diet and MS and the benefits of a plant-based diet on MS). Dr. Gregor also has a video.

Q: Any suggestions for kid meals?
A: The tricky part with kids is they are all different. Anyone who guarantees a recipe is kid-approved ...

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Q: I have heard that when switching to a plant-based diet, your menstrual cycle can change for a period of time while your body is adjusting to the hormones in your body re-regulating themselves.  Do you know anything about this?  I have been plant-based for 10 months now and only get my period once every couple of months.

A: I've never heard this, but I'm not a doctor. I don't see how or ...

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Q: I switched to a soy-free, gluten-free, plant-based diet about a month ago, and have gained quite a bit of weight. Do you know why this might be? (Do you have any tips?)

A: It's hard for me to guess without seeing some kind of food journal to know exactly what you are eating — and how much. In most cases, I find people are 1) eating too many calories overall, 2) eating too many high-fat ...

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Q: To make a recipe gluten-free, can I substitute oat flour for wheat flour equally or is it more complicated than that?

A: It's more complicated than that, unfortunately. For one, while oats themselves are gluten-free, most are cross-contaminated with gluten, so you'll have to make sure you're using certified gluten-free oats to make oat flour, or certified gluten-free oat flour. With muffin recipes, oat flour tends to be a good solution, but ...

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Q: I would like to get one of your cookbooks, but I don't know which one to buy. Help!

A: I recommend HHC, EHH, and HHA equally. If you can only purchase one of them, I suggest looking through the table of contents of each on Amazon to see which one speaks to you most — fits your tastes and personality, then you can expand from there.

If you're brand-new to a plant-based diet (or ...

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