All The Blogs -- April 2011

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Bulghur Cakes

Ellen Sheen | April 18, 2011 | Food

Read More: bulghur, vegan, vegan burgers

Remember the Bok Choy Bulghur Skillet? This dish was conjured up from the left overs. Double win! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama Blog! Enjoy!...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Why People Have Difficulty Losing Weight

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: change, motivation, personal development, self help, weight loss

One of the reasons why people who have the desire to lose weight are unable to stick to a diet program is because they also have a psychological resistance to losing weight. That resistance can be expressed in terms of...

J Morris Hicks

Flatulent cows...and saving the planet

J Morris Hicks | April 14, 2011 | Animals, Green, International

Read More: causes of global warming, cows, global warming, greenhouse gases, livestock, methane

Every two-year old knows that flatulence is funny, they just haven't learned that fancy word for it yet. But the environmental impact of the 60 billion animals that we raise for our dinner tables is no laughing matter. In a...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Growing Old Wrinkle Free

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | April 13, 2011 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, phytochemicals, plant-based diet, skin aging, skin cancer, wrinkle

Oh no!  What's that staring you back as you look into the mirror this morning?  It couldn't be yet another tiny crinkle in your forehead determined to push you into senility could it?!  Wrinkles... the one thing that nobody...

John Davis

The Plant-food Two-step Shuffle - and Pure Vegetarians

John Davis | April 13, 2011 | International

The perpetual problem in promoting the plant-food diet:  the meat-eater says he/she would like to switch to plant-food only but, for whatever reason, says it’s too difficult to make the change all at once. Do you: 1 – scream about...

Ellen Sheen

Bok Choy and Bulghur Skillet

Ellen Sheen | April 12, 2011 | Food

Read More: bulghur, mushroom broth, mushrooms, vegan, vegetables

This one is very simple, uber delicious and I made an awesome 'second meal' out of the left overs! That one is coming soon, but for now enjoy this one. So perfect for a weeknight meal! For full recipe and...

J Morris Hicks

Celebration! not deprivation...discovering the complete joy of eating

J Morris Hicks | April 11, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: environment, harmony, health, maximize calories from whole plants

When people think of making a big change in their diet for one reason or another, they most often think about what they're going to have to give up. Little do they realize in the beginning that one day they'll...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Book Review: THE ENGINE 2 DIET by Rip Esselstyn

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 10, 2011 | Health

Read More: diet, exercise, happiness, health, self-empowerment, self-help, well being

Rip Esselstyn, a Texas Firefighter, has developed a "28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds." It's motto, "Eat More, Lose More, is particularly appealing to me, being someone who is excessively dedicated to food consumption. What...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Does God Work In Mysterious Ways Or Do We?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 9, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: happiness, self-help, success, winning

If you think God works in mysterious ways, take a look in the mirror. Can you honestly say that the things you do make a whole lot of sense? You may be the exception to the rule but, the fact...

Jess Parsons

Spreading the good word to annoying doorknockers

Jess Parsons | April 9, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: cause, donation, door, organisation, pamphlet, unsolicited calls

I finally got to put my brilliant plan into action! Late last year, I stopped passively accepting unsolicited visitors wasting my time with their agendas.  I've agendas of my own to spare.  So I prepared myself with my own...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Ellen Sheen | April 9, 2011 | Food

Read More: baking, chocolate, chocolate cake, vegan

Also known as the best cake you will ever put in your mouth; among other loving names for it. This cake is simple, ridiculously good and really pretty to look at. Impress your friends; make them chocolate cake! For full...

J Morris Hicks

Dean Ornish, M.D. -- American Icon...

J Morris Hicks | April 8, 2011 | Health

Read More: dean ornish, heart disease reversal, plant-based nutrition of three who influenced Bill Clinton to trade his burgers for whole plants During my quest to learn the truth about nutrition, I was always on the lookout for superb credentials and  unquestioned authenticity. I found just that with...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Eat fiber-rich foods now, not later!

Joel Fuhrman MD | April 7, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: beans, cardiovascular, colon cancer, diabetes, fiber, heart disease

There are a few different classifications of fiber, and their common characteristic is resistance to digestion in the human small intestine.   Eating fiber-rich foods is associated with a number of health benefits:  Fiber promotes weight maintenance by slowing...

Sarah Taylor

Honey, You Don't Love Yourself Enough!

Sarah Taylor | April 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: health, vegan, weight loss

I have an amazing life coach.  I hired her a couple of years ago when I was going through a very rough time in my life.  In one of our first sessions together, as I was spilling out all the...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Doing A Geographic vs The Power of Positive Action to Achieve Success

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 6, 2011 | Lifestyle

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

“Doing a geographic” is an expression that I believe originated in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous to describe what many alcoholics and addicts do when their lives have become unmanageable. Rather than address the core problem which is their alcohol...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

Ellen Sheen | April 6, 2011 | Food

Read More: caesar dressing, salad, salad dressing, vegan

I was craving caesar salad and our family recipe, the one that has been passed down and around for more years than I can even know was not vegan. What's a gal to do? Make it vegan. And I tell...

Chef AJ

Chicken isn't vegan

Chef AJ | April 5, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, julieanna hever, mexican, rice, salt, The Chef and the Dietitian, tortillas, vegan

Don't you hate it when people say "I'm a vegetarian, I eat chicken and fish?"  Well, the last time I checked, chicken and fish weren't vegetables!!!   It's hard enough eating out when you're vegan, and even harder when you are...

John Davis

Taking the Waters - transatlantic pioneer plant-food doctors

John Davis | April 5, 2011 | International

Dr. William Lambe FRCP (1765-1847) Back in 1815, in London, Dr William Lambe, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), published his ‘Water and Vegetable Diet’ in which he stated: “My reason for objecting to every species of matter...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Guest Blog Post: How To Stay Positive: 5 Ways To Relax and Reduce Stress by Alexis Bonari

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 4, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: positive psychology, self-improvement, stress-reduction

In today’s multi-tasking, pressure-cooker world of too much to do and not enough time to do it, it’s oftentimes impossible to not feel overwhelmed, to not get stressed out, and to not get down on ourselves about what we’ve failed...

Pam Popper PhD

Good News for Plant-Based Health Professionals

Pam Popper PhD | April 4, 2011

One of our commitments at The Wellness Forum is to help doctors, nurses, dietitians, and others in the health care field learn how to use diet and lifestyle as primary tools in their practice.  So, we formed a school, The...