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All The Blogs -- May 2011

Sarah Taylor

Maui - The Vegan Capital of the World!

Sarah Taylor | May 31, 2011 | Food

Read More: Hawaii, Maui, Vegan, Vegan Food, Vegan Health, Vegan Restaurants

I just returned from Maui, where we bought some property earlier this year.  I have always yearned for a place on Maui, but had just assumed that if we ever bought a place, it would be a small condo somewhere...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - science confusion

Jess Parsons | May 31, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, dr mcdougall, dr ornish, dr t colin campbell, Eggs, heart disease, medications, moderation, Nurses Health Study, nutrition, plant based diet, refined food, stroke

I'm now well into my stage 2 study of Diseases of Affluence from Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition  and it's really ramping up.  But here's another installment of the thought-provoking discussion from the first stage,...

Hillary Rettig

The Purpose of Even a Vegan Business is Profit

Hillary Rettig | May 30, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: business, entrepreneurship, feasibility, Hillary Rettig, mentors, profitability, Small Business Administration, vegan

Yes, I know about the evils of profit, and I'm obviously not suggesting you elevate it over all ethical concerns. But if you wish to be in business – which I believe is a valid personal and activist strategy –...

J Morris Hicks

NEWS FLASH: Gas and food prices rise sharply -- a sign of what lies ahead

J Morris Hicks | May 30, 2011 | Green

Read More: harmful and unsustainable way of eating and living, inefficient

In a USA Today article by Martin Grutsinger (AP) on May 27, it was reported that gas and food price increases were thwarting our fragile, slowly-recovering economy. From the article: WASHINGTON — Consumers spent more in April, but much of the...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Book Review: "The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony" by Will Tuttle, Ph.D.

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

Read More: choices, consequences, personal development, vegan diet, vegetarian diet, world peace

Albert Einstein once wrote, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” In his book, “The World Peace Diet,” Dr. Will Tuttle illuminates and expands...

Meet The Shannons

Come & Get It! Our Top 15 Favorite Vegan Recipes for Picnic & BBQ Season!

Meet The Shannons | May 27, 2011 | Animals, Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: BBQ, bean salad, beer, burgers, companion animal, cornbread, cupcakes, Daiya vegan cheese, Field Roast, gardein, Marshmallows, parties, pasta salad, peanut butter, picnic, plates, potluck, Rice Crispy Treats, tofu, Tofurky

Howdy Partner! (Just kidding; I won't write this whole thing cowboy-style.) Let's get serious here, because we're about to talk about something I take very seriously... POTLUCKS! See, planning a really amazing group dining event combines art with mathematics, originating...

J Morris Hicks

Dear Oprah, Want to help change the world? -- like only you can?

J Morris Hicks | May 27, 2011 | Celebrities

Read More: change the world, health of the planet, Oprah Winfrey, whole plant-based food

I recorded two of your last five shows and watched both of them this week -- the visit at the Double RL Ranch with Ralph and your finale on May 25. Being a former senior executive working for Mr....

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Personal Development Lessons Can We Learn From The Catholic Church, Newt Gingrich, The Rapture, and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 25, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: Arnold Schwartzenegger, Catholic Church, Harold Camping, May 21, medicare, Newt Gingrich, personal development, social engineering, The Rapture

Last week the Catholic Church released a report claiming that the sexual abuse problems with their priests is partly due to the promiscuity and free love consciousness of the ‘60s. This is clearly inappropriate. The sexual abuse problems with their...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Taquitos

Ellen Sheen | May 25, 2011 | Food

Read More: cheese, seitan steak, vegan mayonnaise, Vegan Recipes

For Noodle Nose's 'graduation' week, I am letting him select the dinner menu. One problem: there is only so much macaroni and cheese this gal can handle... So with a little help in the options department, he selected these lovely...

Pam Popper PhD

Let's Have the Right Discussion About Diet for a Change

Pam Popper PhD | May 25, 2011 | Health

I read with interest the story in The New York Times entitled Foods With Benefits, or So They Say, about functional foods and the regulatory issues surrounding how they are labeled and marketed to the public.  Americans are sicker than...

John Davis

Veganism from 1806

John Davis | May 25, 2011 | International

This is a brief summary of a talk I gave at the International Vegan Festival in Malaga, Spain, June 4-12, 2011, and at the Midlands Vegan Festival, Wolverhampton UK, October 29, 2011. 1806 – Dr. William Lambe FRCP, in London, England,...

J Morris Hicks

Weight-loss targets; not recommended -- Here's why

J Morris Hicks | May 24, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: vibrant health, weight-loss

In our 4-Leaf Program, we always stress "vibrant health" as the primary goal. Fortunately, along with that vibrant health for ourselves, as we eat at the 4-Leaf level, we also enjoy that wonderfully warm feeling of knowing that we have: Inflicted no...

Gene Baur

"Vegan America" is Closer Than You Think

Gene Baur | May 24, 2011 | Animals, Food, Green, Health

Read More: animal shelter, factory farming, Farm Sanctuary, road trip, vegan

    Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates, the founder of western medicine, said, “Let food be thy medicine.” Tragically, the way most Americans eat, food is more like poison, making us sick and killing us prematurely. Heart disease and cancer...

Ellen Sheen

Grilled Asparagus Salad

Ellen Sheen | May 23, 2011 | Food

Read More: asparagus, onions, salad dressing, tomatoes, Vegan entertaining

This salad is super simple, yet bursting with flavor. A definite new favorite in our household. It makes a lovely side dish or even a light lunch, for those ladies who lunch. For full recipe and more photos and information,...

Jess Parsons

Feeding cows to cows - lest we forget

Jess Parsons | May 22, 2011 | Food

Read More: animal feed, animal foods, carnivores, diet and health, European Union, farmers, livestock, rainforest, soy, vegans, waste

It couldn't happen again.  Could it? This week, the European Union is voting on whether to lift the ban on feeding animal by-products to pigs, chickens and farmed fish. Why, oh why? The discussion is not based on any...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - the plant-based message

Jess Parsons | May 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, dr t colin campbell, education, fat, nutrition, plant based diet, protein, vegans

  I'm thrilled to have passed the first stage of Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition! I've corresponded with students all over the world searching for nutrition enlightenment for a fascinating variety of reasons.  I've also viewed...

J Morris Hicks

Cheap burgers, suburban sprawl and the end of an era

J Morris Hicks | May 20, 2011 | Green

Read More: cheap oil, peak oil, sustainability

The way we eat and the way we live have a great deal in common -- they're both harmful, inefficient and unsustainable.  The American dream of a big private yard, a two-car garage, heated pool and cheap burgers is...

Sarah Taylor

Vegan Athletes

Sarah Taylor | May 19, 2011 | Health

Read More: health, vegan, vegan athletes, vegan diet

I have had a rash of questions lately about how to use the vegan diet to optimize athletic performance.  While I have race-walked marathons and played competitive tennis as a vegan, I have never paid particular attention to my diet...

Ellen Sheen

Barbecued Vegetable Pasta

Ellen Sheen | May 18, 2011 | Food

Read More: eggplant, garlic, vegan, vegetables, zucchini

This meal was purely simple, yet flavorful. Featuring fresh grilled veggies just in time for what appears to be a glimpse of summer! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell

Jess Parsons | May 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: doctor, dr esselstyn, dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, education, fad diets, food industry, food labels, John Robbins, New Zealand, nutrition, plant based diet

I'm well on my way to finishing the first of three segments to the Certificate of Plant Based Nutrition, content thanks to Dr T Colin Campbell.  It's been rewarding to learn what Dr Campbell has chosen as the essence...