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All The Blogs -- July 2011

J Morris Hicks

Obesity, diabetes -- still getting worse, with no end in sight...

J Morris Hicks | July 31, 2011 | Health

Read More: diabetes, obesity and the food we eat, optimal diet for humans

  WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1995, no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. Now, all but one does. (July 7, 2011) No obesity in this house; my co-writer and Lisa heading out for a 50 mile bike ride...

Janice Stanger, PhD

San'Dera Prude Finds a New Caramel Popcorn

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: Forks Over Knives, San'Dera Prude, weight loss, whole foods

This Forks Over Knives Patient Shares Her Journey From Junk Food to Whole Food The film Forks Over Knives colorfully illustrates critical nutritional facts about a whole foods, plant-based diet. This eating plan can help you reverse just about any...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Getting Juiced! Follow My 7 Day Journey

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, fasting, fruit, juicing, phytochemicals, vegetables

No, I'm not talking about the latest Major League Baseball players getting caught shooting up with anabolic steroids if that's what first came to mind.  This is a whole different kind of juicing.  One that promises better health and lots...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - Nutrition, Food and Supplements

Jess Parsons | July 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: b12, dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, Linus Pauling, nutrition, supplements, vegan children, vitamin C

As my hero Dr John McDougall has just spoken out on the supplement issue, here is my own assignment on ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) on that topic from Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. This research...

Becky Mikles

My RV Whole Foods Kitchen

Becky Mikles | July 29, 2011 | Food

Read More: Cooking, RV

"How can you cook in such a small kitchen?" is a question I am asked quite often when friends and family learn we moved out of our house to live full time in our 5th wheel trailer.  Many people believe...

Becky Mikles

My RV Whole Foods Kitchen

Becky Mikles | July 29, 2011 | Food

Read More: Cooking, RV

"How can you cook in such a small kitchen?" is a question I am asked quite often when friends and family learn we moved out of our house to live full time in our 5th wheel trailer.  Many people believe...

Ellen Sheen

Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad

Ellen Sheen | July 29, 2011 | Food

Read More: salad dressing, Vegan Recipes

This salad is packed full of protein but still light and incredibly flavorful. Perfect for those hot days where cooking just isn't in the cards! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama...

J Morris Hicks

Burning trees in the Amazon -- to feed pigs in China

J Morris Hicks | July 29, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: cruel and unsustainable typical Western diet, harmful, Sustainable eating, wasteful

  Just when you think that it couldn't getting any crazier regarding our typical Western diet, you see a headline like this one. We're not the only nation that has become addicted to the most harmful, wasteful, and unsustainable diet...

Sarah Taylor

If You're Going to be a Vet, You Can't Eat Your Patients!!

Sarah Taylor | July 28, 2011 | Animals, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: advice, advocacy, vegan

There are many things I love about my husband.  Besides being a loving, supportive, and funny man, he’s also smart, handsome and incredibly humble about it all.  With this humility, he isn’t likely to express his opinion very loudly, unless...

Jess Parsons

The Green Diet - my open letter to the New Zealand Green Party

Jess Parsons | July 27, 2011 | Green

Read More: animal cruelty, children, factory farming, green, New Zealand, politics, vegan

I received a letter from the very popular former co-leader of the New Zealand Green Party, Jeanette Fitzsimons:  The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand is a popular, modern and successful party that has left an indelible mark on...

John Davis

The Truth Tester 1846-48 - a vegan journal

John Davis | July 27, 2011 | International

The Truth Tester was first published in England in 1845, as a temperance (anti-alcohol) journal. In August 1846 a new editor, William Horsell, based near London, took over and incorporated ‘The Healthian’, first published in 1842 by the strictly vegan...

J Morris Hicks

Remember when your doctor smoked cigarettes?

J Morris Hicks | July 26, 2011 | Health

Not only did most of them smoke; they regularly appeared in cigarette ads. It's hard to imagine a physician that smokes today, but it's not hard to imagine a physician who participates in a much more deadly regimen --...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Pistachio nuts may improve erectile function

Joel Fuhrman MD | July 25, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: cardiovascular, cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, nuts

Pistachio nuts have a unique nutritional profile – they are especially rich in plant sterols, carotenoids, tocopherols (vitamin E), and arginine.  Plant sterols are structurally similar to cholesterol, and provide a cholesterol-lowering benefit.1 All nuts have cholesterol-lowering and other...

Ellen Sheen

Crunchy Asian Tofu and Veg Salad

Ellen Sheen | July 25, 2011 | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

This is a simple, yet beautiful salad boasting raw and slighty barbecued veg, crunchy tofu and a flavorful asian marinade and dressing. So good! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog....

Jess Parsons

Voldemort goes Vegan!

Jess Parsons | July 25, 2011 | Celebrities

Read More: compost, entertaining, Harry Potter, organic farming, vegan

I enjoyed the final final really the last Harry Potter movie just a few days ago.  (I was surprised to find that the critics enjoyed it even more than I did.) I won't spoil the end for anyone...in fact,...

Jess Parsons

Voldemort goes Vegan!

Jess Parsons | July 25, 2011 | Celebrities

Read More: compost, entertaining, Harry Potter, organic farming, vegan

I enjoyed the final final really the last Harry Potter movie just a few days ago.  (I was surprised to find that the critics enjoyed it even more than I did.) I won't spoil the end for anyone...in fact,...

Hillary Rettig

How to Get More Productive

Hillary Rettig | July 23, 2011

Read More: productivity, self-help

My new book is about to be published: The Seven Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer's Block. I'm kvelling! It's the culmination of three years' writing work, plus many more years teaching...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Bringing "Plant-Based" to the Masses

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 23, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Brendan Brazier, diabetes, dr barnard, dr campbell, dr fuhrman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, EarthSave, Farm Sanctuary, healthcare, Mike Anderson, millennium, obesity, the veggie grill, To Your Health

It is now edging towards the later side of 2011. We still have a worldwide epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. Medical costs are literally bankrupting our nation...even though nobody is getting better by using the medications and procedures...

Jess Parsons

Caged chickens in New Zealand need your help - act now!

Jess Parsons | July 23, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal suffering, cages, eggs, factory farms, hens, politics

Over three million hens in New Zealand live short and cruel lives crammed inside wire cages to produce almost 1 billion eggs. For over 20 years SAFE has campaigned to ban these battery cages. Open Rescue have bravely entered...

J Morris Hicks

"Natural" Diet -- Exactly what do I mean by natural?

J Morris Hicks | July 22, 2011 | Green

Read More: cruel and unsustainable, harmful, wasteful

Within our book and on this blog-site, we frequently refer to the natural diet for our species. A reader has asked me to clarify exactly what I mean by "natural," as that word can mean different things to different people....