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All The Blogs -- June 2011

J Morris Hicks

Without dairy, where do we get our calcium?

J Morris Hicks | June 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: best source of calcium, dairy and osteoporosis

A reader in the UK requested that I write a blog about calcium in a 4-Leaf diet -- a topic that is almost as misunderstood as protein; particularly the best food sources for each. All Whole Plants -- a great source...

Vegparadise Blog

Celebrate Your Independence All Month with Bang-Up BBQ Ideas

Vegparadise Blog | June 30, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Fourth of July celebration, vegan barbecue

Let's leave that old-fashioned image behind, and step out onto the patio of the vegan household to see what's cookin' for this year's 4th of July barbecue. The vegan gathering of family and friends pays homage to its furry friends,...

Chef AJ

Hail To The Kale

Chef AJ | June 29, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Green, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, kale, raw food

This dressing will make a kale lover out of anyone.  The secret is to chop it very fine and massage the dressing in.  The dressing will keep in the refrigerator for about a week and is good on everything from...

Sarah Taylor

I'd Like to be Vegan ... But I Just Can't Give Up Dairy!

Sarah Taylor | June 29, 2011 | Food

Read More: dairy, dairy substitutes, switching from vegetarian to vegan, vegan, vegetarian

After I give a lecture, the number one comment people make to me is, “I’ve been vegetarian for years, but I just can’t seem to give up dairy!”  If this sounds like you, read on.    I always joke that,...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Ellen Sheen | June 29, 2011 | Food

Read More: chocolate cake, vegan baking

I have made this cake before, but it's so darn good I made it again. Because it's a day to eat chocolate cake for breakfast. And all day long. This cake is rich and chocolatey without being overly sweet. It's...

John Davis

IVU and the NAVS Summerfest

John Davis | June 29, 2011 | International

The 37th NAVS Summerfest begins next Tuesday, July 5, and runs until the 9th. Places may still be available at this all-vegan event, see the link at the bottom. Way back in 1975 IVU played a major role in launching...

Jess Parsons

Gluten free vegan baking

Jess Parsons | June 28, 2011 | Food

Read More: gluten free, intolerance, vegan baking, vegan muffins, wheat

Most grain products for sale are wheat products. Bread, crackers, biscuits, muffins, pasta.. A change from wheat can do you good, even if you don't have a diagnosable intolerance. I avoid giving Nadia (3) lots of wheat in the...

Becky Mikles

Justifying How We Eat

Becky Mikles | June 28, 2011 | Health

Read More: health, plant-based

Although we don't know the precise foods the very first humans lived on, most people will try to find something in the literature to back up the way they currently eat, be it a meat-based diet, or one of mostly...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - weighing in

Jess Parsons | June 28, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, education, healthy eating, weight loss

I've passed my stage 2 study of Diseases of Affluence from Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition and will start stage 3 in a couple of days! While I'm sharing some of the discussion questions with...

J Morris Hicks

Wisdom of T. Colin Campbell -- foundation of our 4-Leaf Program

J Morris Hicks | June 27, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Bill Clinton diet, huffington post, plant-based, t. colin campbell, whole foods

Whole, plant-based foods (the natural diet for our species) is the answer Since I first began studying this topic in 2002, Dr. Campbell has been my hero. Not only did he have the finest Cornell educational credentials; he also...

Michael Greger MD

My new Latest in Nutrition DVD released this week

Michael Greger MD | June 26, 2011 | Health, Video

Read More: Greger, nutrition, science

I'm so excited to announce that the newest volume of my annual Latest in Nutrition DVD series is now available for pre-order and will ship out July 1.As usual, I scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition so you...

Jess Parsons

Women in business

Jess Parsons | June 25, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: business, children, gender, health, money, mother

    Photo of vegan career woman: BodyShots Auckland Women are naturally paid less because they take more sick leave due to, ummm, monthly women's problems and lifetime problems like children. New Zealand Employment and Manufacturers Association (EMA) chief...

Chef AJ

Chocolate covered Frozen Bananas

Chef AJ | June 25, 2011 | Add category, Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: bananas, cacao, Chef Aj, chocolate truffles, nuts

This are even better than the ones sold at Disneyland, and they're much healthier too....

Pam Popper PhD

The High Price of Being Politically Correct

Pam Popper PhD | June 24, 2011

“People like to hear good news about their bad habits. John McDougall, M.D.  A new group, called Health at Every Size, promotes the idea that being overweight is not something to be concerned about and that people should accept themselves...

Ellen Sheen

Spinach Fennel Pasta Bake

Ellen Sheen | June 24, 2011 | Food

Read More: pasta dishes, vegan cheese, vegan lasagne

It's carb load day! With my race tomorrow, now's the time to load up on those delicious carbohydrates. This lovely pasta dish boasts roasty fennel, healthy fresh spinach and a vegan 'ricotta' that can't be beat. So good for carb...

J Morris Hicks

Michelle, it's time to tell the world about "meat & dairy."

J Morris Hicks | June 24, 2011 | Celebrities

Read More: Bill Clinton, cancer, heart disease, meat and dairy, Michelle Obama, wrong diet for our species

Dear Michelle, I love what you're trying to do regarding the health of the children. I am just wondering when you think you might be ready to tell the world the truth about the "low-fat dairy" and "healthier meats"...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - hot off the press

Jess Parsons | June 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, diabetes, dr esselstyn, dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, healthcare, heart disease, plant based diet, weight loss

  As I near the end of Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition, one theme is clear: Communication is key. Much of the information we are studying is not even new.  Experts like Dr Campbell have...

Dr. Will Tuttle

The Australian Scape-Camels

Dr. Will Tuttle | June 23, 2011 | Animals

Read More: veganism

    In case you haven’t heard, Australia is considering proposals to kill all the wild camels that roam the outback as part of its contribution to fighting global warming. The 1.2 million camels, considered pests by ranchers and some conservationists,...

Becky Mikles

What is that in my loaf of bread?

Becky Mikles | June 22, 2011 | Food

Read More: Bread, Food, Health

Why is it so hard to buy a decent loaf of bread? With most supermarkets devoting an entire aisle to bread products, it frustrates me when I can't find a simple loaf of bread with just a few basic ingredients. ...

Ellen Sheen

Tofu Sprout Salad

Ellen Sheen | June 22, 2011 | Food

Read More: sprouts, tofu, Vegan Food, vegetarian diet

Last day of carb cutting and this is the way to do it! Plus you get the pleasure of a photo... This little salad is light and fresh, yet filling from the delicious tofu. It makes a lovely light main...