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All The Blogs -- March 2011

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Type 2 Diabetes - Squash It In Its Tracks!

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: diabetes, exercise, intramyocellular lipids, mitochondria, nutrition, Obesity, plant-based diet, type 2 diabetes

It's the disease that's becoming more and more prevalent among westernized cultures.  Diabetes, along with the obesity epidemic that's fueling it, is growing rampant and the numbers behind the illness are almost too large to wrap your mind around....

Ellen Sheen

Cumin Chickpeas and Collard Greens

Ellen Sheen | March 30, 2011 | Food

Read More: chickpeas, collard greens, cumin, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian

A simple, yet delicious meal. Perfect after all the reading I did on genetically engineered foods. I am so loving my schooling and can't wait to learn more! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

J Morris Hicks

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. -- an enlightened physician

J Morris Hicks | March 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: medical experts, plant-based nutrition, reversing disease

  Learning about the powers of plant-based nutrition -- by accident When I first began my quest to learn all about the optimal diet for humans back in 2002, Joel Fuhrman was one of the first truly legitimate physicians that...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Eating Food Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 30, 2011 | Food

Read More: health, longevity, medications, motivation, self help, vegan, vegetarian, weight loss

John Robbins, author of "The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less," wrote an eye-opening Huffington Post, "Being Fat In America," which was the final nail in the coffin of my attachment to eating animal...

John Davis

Henry David Thoreau and the Roots of Plantism

John Davis | March 30, 2011 | International

Oh no, not another –ism… Well, everyone else is inventing words… by plantism I mean eating only plants – and ideally wearing plants, growing your own plants for food and conserving plant habitats for other species – vegan self-sufficient environmentalism...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Can Gadhafi Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 29, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: divorce, happiness, marriage, relationships, self help

It is only a matter of time before Gadhafi leaves Libya. History provides many examples of the United States destroying dictators they were once in bed with when it becomes their best interest to do so. And yet Gadhafi stays....

Bryanna Clark Grogan

THE FLAVOR-BOOSTING QUALITIES OF ROASTED & BROILED VEGGIES-- A QUICK ONION SOUP AND TOMATO/ONION PASTA

Bryanna Clark Grogan | March 28, 2011 | Food, Green

Read More: broiled tomatoes, broiled vegetables, fusilli, onion soup, onions, pasta, roasted onions, roasted vegetables, umami

  I've said before that I read all kinds of cookbooks, not just vegetarian or vegan ones.  Lately, I've been perusing a couple of books by the great British chef and author, Nigel Slater.  He's not a vegetarian, but he does...

Ellen Sheen

Risotto Cakes and Roasted Vegetables

Ellen Sheen | March 28, 2011 | Food

Read More: eggplant, risotto, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian

We are back from VegFest! It was so much fun; I didn't want to leave. For now though, I bring you this delicious morsel... more on VegFest and the Vegetarians of Washington to come! This is an amazingly flavorful dish....

J Morris Hicks

John McDougall, M.D. -- a "trail-blazing" physician

J Morris Hicks | March 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: disease reversing nutrition, plant-based, whole food

Along with a few other brave pioneers, Dr. John McDougall is featured prominently in our upcoming book about food and the incredible impact that it has on our planet, beginning with our own health. But, it turns out that John has been...

Ellen Sheen

Mini Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Ellen Sheen | March 24, 2011 | Food

Read More: baking, cinnamon, vegan, vegan brownies, vegan dessert

I heard something about a list where vegan cinnamon rolls made the top 20 of apparently fantastical vegan things to eat. Or something like that. I also might have just made it up. Either way these are chewy, soft, just...

Meet The Shannons

The Betty Crocker Project : Fresh Berry & Tea Tart & Announcing THE CLEAN LIVING CONTEST!

Meet The Shannons | March 23, 2011

Read More: animal rights, animal testing, baking, Berries, blueberries, citrus, cleaning, contest, Fresh Fruit, Home, Meet The Shannons, pies, raspberries, strawberries, tarts, tea, The Betty Crocker Project

I love this time of year, the dogwood tree outside my office window starts to get little bright green buds. Daffodils and crocuses are sprouting up throughout the neighborhood and the grocery stores are full of fresh berries. Berry stands...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Going Veg - From a Pharmacist's Perspective

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: nutrition, plant based diet, vegan, vegetarian

I was sitting in my podiatrist's office one day back in February 2009 waiting to see the doctor about my plantar fasciitis.  This was only my second or third trip to see Dr. Sal and little did I know that...

Sarah Taylor

Inside Out

Sarah Taylor | March 22, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, health, heart disease, vegan

I know someone who doesn’t take such good care of her body.  It’s not that she’s overweight, but she drinks like a fish and subsists on Wheat Thins and Diet Pepsi, among other things.  I want to tell you the...

John Davis

Bronson Alcott - American pioneer vegan

John Davis | March 22, 2011 | International

[slightly updated November 2011] Amos Bronson Alcott was an abolitionist vegan in a way that few today are emulating – in the 1830s he was taking a stand against human slavery in the USA. In some parts of the world...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr....a true American hero

J Morris Hicks | March 22, 2011 | Health

Read More: caldwell esselstyn, cleveland clinic, heart disease, reversal of heart disease, toothless paper tiger

 Yale grad, Olympic Gold, Bronze Star, top surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and the doc that may have saved Bill Clinton's life How much more do you need to know about this great man? He has excelled in everything he...

Ellen Sheen

Truffle and Pesto Twists

Ellen Sheen | March 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: baking, bread, pesto, vegan

A lovely companion to my St. Paddy's day Irish Stew, or any soup or gorgeous salad. These twists are delicious, simple and oh so addicting! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog....

Janice Stanger, PhD

Protection From Radiation: Five Ways Plant Foods Guard Your Health

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 20, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, radiation, whole foods

Diet Helps Shield You from Radiation and Cancer The struggle to contain radioactive releases at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has focused the world’s attention on the hazards of radiation. However, even without such incidents, you are subject to harmful...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Vegan Bite by Bite by Marilyn Peterson

Gail Davis | March 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, Gail Davis, Marilyn Peterson, Vegan Bite by Bite

I've waited twenty-five years to say this: Vegan is going mainstream, baby. The "v" word is no longer just kicked around like some kind of hot potato with cooties or regarded as "weird," "fringe," "faddish," or "radical." Articles in major magazines and...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Law of Distraction

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 20, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, happiness, relationships, self help, success

The Law of Distraction isn’t complicated: The more distracted we are, the less effective we are with our work, our goals, our relationships and our physical well-being. The less attention we pay to details, the greater the potential for mistakes,...

J Morris Hicks

Eating a near optimal "4-Leaf" diet...in a toxic world

J Morris Hicks | March 20, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: 4-leaf program, natural diet for humans, optimal diet, take charge of your health

It all goes back to the natural diet for our species...whole plants. As Dr. T. Colin Campbell has often said, "the closer we get to a diet of whole plant foods, the better off we will be." So, let's assume...