All The Blogs -- February 2010

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Deal With Obstacles On Our Success Path

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 28, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: bad luck, catastrophizing, good luck, obstacles, success

Oftentimes, when we are working towards a long-range goal, and an obstacle appears in our path, we get depressed, we get anxious, we get demoralized, we overreact and catastrophize. We tell ourselves that there's no point in trying any longer,...

Chef AJ

New Chef on The Blog

Chef AJ | February 27, 2010 | Food, Health

Hi Everyone,   I'm Chef AJ and I have followed a plant based diet for over 32 years.  In the last 7 years I kicked it up a notch by following a WHOLE FOOD/PLANT BASED diet, free of all PROCESSED...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 26, 2010 | Animals, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: cat companions, cats, Danish dough whisk, dough whisk, English muffin rings, English muffins, jelly bag, jelly strainer, no-knead dough, okara, soy milk, soymilk, straining soy milk

Isis, the 5-year-old female tortoiseshell cat who adopted us recently:Isn't she a beauty? She's a big cat, bigger than our male cat, Ringo.Ringo (the one with his mouth open) in a typical pose, with his sister Tina, who unfortunately passed...

Kari Cooks

Spicy Mushroom Tofu

Kari Cooks | February 26, 2010 | Food

Read More: mushroom, tofu

        Kari's Spicy Mushroom Tofu (inspired by *Ma Po Tofu) Sauce Mix: 2 Tbsp Tamari 1 Tbsp Blackbean sauce with garlic (Kikkoman brand) 1 Tbsp Shao Xing cooking wine 1 Tbsp Turbinado sugar 1/2 Tbsp Chili...

Vegan Vagabond

The secret to surviving international adventure travel? CLIFF BARS!

Vegan Vagabond | February 24, 2010 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: cliff bars, diving, food, travel, vegan

OK, this is probably something that every vegan already knows, but as I am planning my next big adventure, and as I communicate with the resort and establish my dietary needs, and hear, "No problem. We take good care of...

Jeff Nelson

Do Humans Have Rights?

Jeff Nelson | February 23, 2010 | Animals

Read More: animals, ethics, stargate

VIDEO BELOW... For those of you with Netflix, you know what a pleasure it is to discover hidden treasures you may have missed. Recently we started watching old episodes of Stargate SG-1.  This is a sci-fi show about humans who...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Bean, Baby Bean Chili!

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | February 23, 2010 | Food, Video

Read More: antioxidant, beans, chili, fitnessontherun, healthy meals in minutes, jon ham, julieanna hever, minerals, phytochemicals, plant-based dietitian, recipes, simple recipes, spicy, vegetarian, vitamins

This is one of the simplest, heartiest meals that can be whipped up very easily, with minimal work. Plus, it is loaded with antioxidants (tons of various carotenoids which are great for heart and eye health and cancer protection),...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

The Greatness of Greens

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | February 23, 2010 | Food, Health, Video

Read More: dandelion greens, disease prevention, dr caldwell esselstyn, eye health, greatness of greens, leafy greens, minerals, nutrient dense, phytochemicals, Plant-Based Dietitian, plant-based nutrition, spinach, vegetables, vitamins, whole foods

If I were stuck on an island that was beautiful and peaceful; filled with my friends and family; abundant with new books to read, movies to watch, beaches for walking and playing; but I had to choose only one...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 22, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: dumplings, Guo Tie, gyoza, potstickers, steamed dumplings

Thanks so much for all the good wishes and condolences!I promised you a recipe or two from our Lunar New Year feast, so here's the all-time favorite one. Guo Tie are called "potstickers" because of the unique cooking method-- the...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Keep Your Game Face On

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 22, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: better self, change, growth, transformation

I saw a movie recently in which one of the characters told his wife in the movie to keep her game face on. He told her this because he didn't want her to let her guard down and reveal...

Jeff Nelson

Adventures in Craigslist

Jeff Nelson | February 22, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: Craigslist, Furniture, Shopping

In the past couple weeks Sabrina and I have been shopping for a lot of new furniture. We bought a bunch from a furniture store nearby, and ordered several items online. And we've been doing the CraigsList thing. is...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 21, 2010 | Animals

Read More: cats, companion animal, loss

Sinéad smelling the roses in her younger days. (Photo by my good friend Fireweed. See also here and here)Sinéad (yes, named after Sinéad O'Connor!) was 20 years old and the senior cat (read "Queen", literally!) in our house. She survived a number of our companion cats. She...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Omega-3 fatty acids slow cellular aging

Joel Fuhrman MD | February 19, 2010 | Health

Read More: aging, DHA, Omega-3's

In coronary heart disease (CHD) patients, higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in the blood are associated with survival.1,2  Since patients with higher circulating omega-3s seemed to live longer, scientists wondered whether these patients were actually...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 18, 2010 | Food

Read More: Chinese New Year, Lunar new Year, vegan

Some photos from our feast last Saturday,at which a great time was had by all 10 of us, and we all ate far too much! Photo by Fireweed My Pineapple Sweet and Sour (made with TVP chunks) in the foreground Photo...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Chocolate Almond Butter Green Smoothie

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | February 15, 2010 | Food, Video

Read More: almond butter, almond milk, cacao nibs, chocolate, dessert, fitness on the run, frozen banana, green smoothie, healthy snack, jon ham, julieanna hever, plant-based dietitian, spinach

  Here is perfect dessert smoothie or one to make when you are in the mood for a treat that won't wreak havoc on your health, but is actually health-promoting. It is a sweet smoothie that can be made...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Our Positions On Global Warming Tell Us About Ourselves

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 14, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: bias, conflict, facts, global warming, safety, security, truth, weather

There has been a lot of hoop and holler about the extreme winter weather much of the country has been experiencing lately, particularly in regard to what it has to say about global warming. Those who believe global warming is...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Mardi Gras Red Beans and Rice...Vegified & Nutrified!

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | February 12, 2010 | Food, Video

Read More: Bell pepper, Common bean, Cook, Garlic, genre pictures, going veg, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, healthy meals in minutes, Home, Jesse Pomeroy, julieanna hever, Julieanna Hever, Louisiana, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Onion, Paprika, Parsley, red beans and rice

It is Mardi Gras time again and this year we are going to take a traditional Louisiana dish- Red Beans and Rice- and we are going to veg-ify and nutr-ify it. Instead of using the traditional ham hock and...

Joel Fuhrman MD

CDC reports risk of urinary tract infection from chicken products

Joel Fuhrman MD | February 11, 2010 | Animals, Food, Health

Read More: chicken, E. coli, food safety

by Joel Fuhrman, MD and Deana Ferreri, PhD There is growing concern about the safety of agricultural products, especially meat. Recalls are becoming more frequent - it's early February, and according to the USDA, there have already been three meat...

Vegan Vagabond

If you wouldn't eat it at home, why do you eat it on the road?

Vegan Vagabond | February 8, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: travel, vegan, vegetarian

As I am currently on the road, I figured that I would blog about something that I struggle with and something that I know many of my friends and coworkers struggle with. When on the road, we tend to over...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Price Blagojevich?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 6, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: celebrity, Rod Blagojevich, role modeling, television, The Apprentice

I saw a commercial on TV for the new season of "The Apprentice," which indicated that Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Governor of Illinois, is going to be one of the show's contestants. Certainly, I'm not surprised. Over the years, Americans have...