All The Blogs -- May 2011

Pam Popper PhD

Ask Dr. Pam - How Do You Get People To Change?

Pam Popper PhD | May 17, 2011 | Health

I am curious about how you are getting people to make and stick with changes in their diet – in corporate and other environments.  I’m in the benefits business and one of the things we talk about all of the...

J Morris Hicks

Roger Ebert -- a powerful endorsement of "Forks Over Knives"

J Morris Hicks | May 16, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Forks over Knives Ebert, healthy eating

This powerful movie opened in theaters all across the USA on 5-13-2011. As far as documentary film reviews go  -- from the best in the business, it simply doesn't get any better than this. It has been nearly five...

Ellen Sheen

Veggie Fritters

Ellen Sheen | May 16, 2011 | Food

Read More: corn, fritters, vegan, zucchini

In preparation of summer... which is surely bound to get here sooner or later (right??), I made these gorgeous veggie fritters. Tasty, fun to eat and a great way to clean out your refrigerator! For full recipe and more photos...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Six Reasons Portion Control Will Make You Overweight

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 15, 2011 | Health

Read More: portion control, serving size, USDA, weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet

Why Serving Sizes Undercut Health and Weight Loss Run-of-the-mill diets focus on controlling the amount you eat by limiting portions. This is an attempt to fit a manmade, arbitrary concept (“serving size”) into a natural biological system (your body). While...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Can Planned Parenthood and Immigration Reform Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 15, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, relationships, self-esteem, truth

In April, Senator Jon Kyl lied to the United States Senate and the American people when he said, “If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that's well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does." The...

J Morris Hicks

Weight-loss or vibrant health? What is your goal?

J Morris Hicks | May 13, 2011 | Health

Read More: dieting, effortless weight-loss, vibrant health, weight-loss

One of our 4-Leaf clients in Boston began his program with my son Jason about six months ago. Jason stressed from the beginning that the most important thing was "vibrant health;" and that effortless weight-loss would be fringe benefit -- as...

Ellen Sheen

Blueberry Coconut Almond Muffins

Ellen Sheen | May 12, 2011 | Food

Read More: blueberries, coconut macaroons, vegan children, vegan muffins

A delicious twist on my original blueberry muffins. Light and fluffy. Lots of fun texture and packed with flavor. They're simple and make a great breakfast, snack or dessert. For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Big Money, Special Interests, & The American Healthcare Crisis

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | May 11, 2011 | Health

Read More: food industry, lobbying, pharmaceutical industry, plant based diet

Is there such a thing as having people's best interest in mind when it comes to their overall health anymore?  Last week you learned how your tax dollars are making America sick, literally, as the USDA provides 97%-98% of its subsidies...

Sarah Taylor

Quick & Easy Meals

Sarah Taylor | May 11, 2011 | Food

Read More: healthy eating, Healthy food, vegan children, Vegan Recipes

If you are a busy person or can’t stand spending your time in the kitchen, you always appreciate a really quick meal.  One of the easiest I’ve found is lettuce wraps. To make a lettuce wrap, you simply buy romaine...

John Davis

Vegetarianism Re-Defined

John Davis | May 11, 2011 | International

After a couple of months of lively, and even heated, debate about the meaning of the word ‘vegetarian’ the IVU International Council finally reached a unanimous proposal. The Council currently consists of 16 voting members from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India,...

J Morris Hicks

The future of food; must we be forced to change?

J Morris Hicks | May 10, 2011 | Green, Health

Read More: energy per calorie, natural diet for humans

This Thursday evening (May 12, 2011), I will be part of a three-person panel at a local community center in Stonington, CT. Our topic is the "future of food." The other two panel members are a local organic farmer...

Vegparadise Blog

Dr. Hans Diehl Receives 24 Carrot Award

Vegparadise Blog | May 10, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: CHIP, Coronary Heart Improvement Program, diet and health, nutrition, reversing chronic disease

Freshly minted with my doctorate in the health sciences and a graduate degree in public health nutrition and quite self-confident that I had the answers as a healer and researcher to help people with their health problems, I met  Nathan...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Veggie Pot Pie

Ellen Sheen | May 9, 2011 | Food

Read More: sweet potato, Vegan, vegan cheese

I didn't want to cook on mother's day because I didn't want to inevitably clean up. So I pulled these little veggie pot pies out of the freezer and low and behold, they were as good as when I first made...

Jess Parsons

Positively activist

Jess Parsons | May 9, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: action, activism, animal suffering, attitude, collective power, local, New Zealand, news, positive

                                     Protesting at the WTO  How do we remain positive and remain effective activists? The world has far more things that need fixing that we could ever address, and news sources revel in the awful.  Good news is hard...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

I Love You, Mom, But Ix-Nay The Frozen Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 8, 2011 | Health

Read More: choices, health, processed foods

There is a product on the market now which is essentially frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which Moms can take out of the freezer and put in their kids' lunchboxes so that by lunchtime they will have defrosted and...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Oz - back to the same old fad weight-loss diets...

J Morris Hicks | May 8, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Dr. Oz, Dukan Diet, Forks over Knives, weight-loss diets

On 4-29-2011, I excitedly reported on a Dr. Oz Show segment that featured the new movie Forks Over Knives along with the movie's primary stars -- Dr. Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Barnard, Dr. Popper, Dr. McDougall and Rip Esselstyn, author of...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How To Grow Microgreens for Food and Stress Relief

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 7, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: home gardening, horticulture therapy, microgreens, whole foods

An Indoor Microgreen Garden Can Be Inexpensive and Fun  Microgreens are the perfect crop to bring nature into your home – and with tasty results. Microgreens are very young vegetable and herb plants, usually an inch or two high and...

Jess Parsons

Scooting Past Forty - Leave Your Car at Home

Jess Parsons | May 6, 2011 | Green

Read More: adult, bicycle, bus, commuter, convenience, environment, example, exercise, fun, Jude Law, kick scooter, kids, micro scooter, public transport, Robbie Williams, scooter, train, transport

That's forty years, not kilometres or miles.  I know a bicycle can easily do forty, but I've fallen in love with my grown up sized kick scooter. It's cool, fast, and super green to scoot!  Robbie Williams and Jude Law...

J Morris Hicks

Counting calories, yo-yo diets, and beyond...

J Morris Hicks | May 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: calorie counting, natural diet for our species, weight-loss diets

According to an article in today's (5-5-11) USA Today, only about 9% of Americans report counting calories. Nanci Hellmich reported in the article that "Research shows that people who keep track of calories lose twice as much weight as those...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Super Crunch Burritos

Ellen Sheen | May 5, 2011 | Food

Read More: torta, vegan cheese, vegan foods

A really simple, flavor packed burrito for Cinco De Mayo lunch or dinner! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy and happy Cinco :)...