All The Blogs -- March 2011

Chef AJ

Are you ready to go UNPROCESSED?

Chef AJ | March 18, 2011 | Health

Read More: Chef Aj, vegan dessert

Many people become vegan because they love animals.  I know I did 34 years ago.  But living in Philly in the 70's, there was not much information on veganism and I did everything wrong and still got colon cancer which...

Vegparadise Blog

Dressed, Drizzled & Drenched Salad Extravaganza with Zel Allen March 26 from 11:00 to 1:30

Vegparadise Blog | March 17, 2011

When the salad IS the meal, it deserves to be enhanced with knockout oil-free dressing that heightens dining pleasure. Learn how to make these mouth-watering salad dressings:TAHINI DIJON, MAPLE MUSTARD,ARTICHOKE BRAZIL NUT, CASHEW CAESAR Zel Allen will demonstrate how to...

J Morris Hicks

Your Viagra and Lipitor not working so well?

J Morris Hicks | March 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: all drugs are toxic, counterfeit drugs, pharmaceutical roulette, toxic drugs

The crazy new game of Pharmaceutical Russian Roulette  Counterfeit drugs have taken pharmaceutical madness to a whole new level. This past Sunday (3-13-11) on 60-Minutes, there was a pretty scary story about the prevalence of fake drugs in the marketplace....

Ellen Sheen

Kale Chips

Ellen Sheen | March 17, 2011 | Food

Read More: kale, vegan, vegan mothers

For all you awesome nerdy moms like me, who bring healthy treats for your kids' parties... Also for all of you who love kale and love chips and love things that are green! For full recipe and more photos and...

Sarah Taylor

Lessons from Oliver

Sarah Taylor | March 17, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal rescue, Farm Sanctuary, Sheep, vegan

My sheep died last week.  I am devastated.  I miss him terribly, even though I only got to see him about once a year on my annual trek to Animal Acres, a farm animal rescue outside of LA.  He...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Price Nuclear Power?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 17, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: earthquakes, Japan, nuclear power, nuclear reactors, tsunamis

After what has happened in Japan, anybody who says we shouldn’t put the brakes on our zest for nuclear energy is either a moron or beholden to special interests. This includes President Obama. Thinking that an earthquake leading to a...

Ellen Sheen

Irish Stew

Ellen Sheen | March 16, 2011 | Food

Read More: carrots, potatoes, seitan, soup, stew, vegan, vegan soup

Just in time for all the lovely leprechauns that are sure to emerge tomorrow... I love St. Patrick's day! I love this stew almost as much. It is ridiculously delicious, deceivingly simple and a must for  St. Paddy's day; or...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Ketosis & The Low-Carb Diet Calamity

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | March 16, 2011 | Health

Read More: atkins diet, cancer, gluconeogenesis, heart disease, high protein diet, ketosis, low-carb diet, plant-based diet

We've all seen the hype surrounding the Atkins diet.  It's everywhere you look - in magazines, on supermarket shelves, in television ads, and possibly even in your healthcare provider's office.  It's so popular that maybe you've even tried it or...

John Davis

Gandhi - and the launching of veganism

John Davis | March 16, 2011 | International

Gandhi is not the first name that vegans might think of as helping to launch the movement, and yet he did, on November 20, 1931, in London to be precise.  He didn’t call it ‘vegan’ of course, but it wasn’t...

Jess Parsons

Got Money? La Leche League International milks the cash cow

Jess Parsons | March 15, 2011 | Animals

Read More: baby, breastfeeding, calf, conflict of interest, cow, dairy, funding, got breastmilk, got milk, La Leche League, marketing, merchandise, mother

Mothers giving milk? La Leche League International has grown since 1956 from a group of seven mothers to a highly reputable worldwide organisation with unparalleled achievements in promoting breastfeeding as the normal and healthy way to feed babies -...

Vegparadise Blog


Vegparadise Blog | March 15, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Protein and calcium are never a concern on a vegan diet because there are many excellent sources from legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and even fruits and vegetables.  The bonus is that plant foods are voluptuously packed with vitamins, minerals,...

J Morris Hicks

Does Bill Clinton really "need" that protein shake?

J Morris Hicks | March 15, 2011 | Celebrities, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: plant-based nutrition, protein, protein shakes

 Where do you get your protein? The question most often heard by those of us who eat no meat. The word protein is synonymous with meat in our western world, and it will probably be a very long time before the...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | March 14, 2011 | Food, International

Read More: black-eyed peas, Indian cuisine, subji, tofu, vegan raita, vegan shrikand

 A plateful of flavor! The night before last we brought dinner over to our friends Sarah and Gordon.  I've been kind of a hermit lately, and decided we need to get out more, and they have been working very hard...

Sarah Taylor

The Blog Begins! Why are YOU vegetarian/vegan?

Sarah Taylor | March 14, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: motivation, success stories, vegan, vegetarian

I'm excited to be starting my new VegSource blog! This blog will be a combination of new posts and posts from my blog at The Vegan Next Door.  I will discuss all types of topics related to the vegan diet,...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Book Review: "Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions," Authored by Guy Kawasaki

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 13, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: personal development, positive psychology, self help, self improvement, success

“Enchantment” is a superior self-help book. There are trillions of books out there for people who want to get serious about their lives, about creating a business, a company, a presence, a successful future. Guy, Kawasaki, former “chief evangelist of...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | March 12, 2011 | Food

Read More: brownies, chocolate, peanut butter, vegan brownies

This was posted on my blog 2 years ago today!   I love just about anything with peanut butter and chocolate together, and these brownies (actually pretty low in fat) are no exception. They are dark and rich-tasting. (If you...

J Morris Hicks

Murdock; not vegan, but eating very well

J Morris Hicks | March 11, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: healthy eating, longevity, whole plant foods

Trying to live to the record age of 125 years The New York Times Sunday Magazine (3-6-11) featured a lengthy article on the super-wealthy Dole tycoon, David Murdock, and the diet-style he thinks can keep him alive for another 38 years...when he...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Guest Blog Post: "The Power of Critical Thinking" by Maria Rainier

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 10, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: self help, self improvement

Critical thinking is the ability to assess arguments and make objective evaluations such that poor decisions are avoided and positive outcomes are maximized. Listed below are some guidelines for critical thinking which, if implemented, will enable you to effectively navigate...

Ellen Sheen

Roasted Red Onion and Squash Flatbread

Ellen Sheen | March 10, 2011 | Food

Read More: portabello mushroom, quinoa, vegan, vegan meals

A perfect and simple addition to pizza night, girls night, night... you name it. Filling and delicious and protein packed from that fantastic zucchini tofu 'ricotta' spread that I love so much. For full recipe and more photos and information, go...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Red meat consumption increases ischemic stroke risk

Joel Fuhrman MD | March 9, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: Food, heart disease, stroke

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., and the third leading cause of death, killing 137,000 Americans each year.[1] There are two types of stroke – ischemic and hemorrhagic.  Most strokes (about 85%) are ischemic strokes, in...