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All The Blogs -- August 2011

Sarah Taylor

The Spirituality of Veganism

Sarah Taylor | August 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: Spirituality, Veganism

I love hearing people’s success stories about switching to a vegan diet … how they lost the weight that had chained them down for years, or overcame their battle with diabetes or cancer by turning to a whole-foods, plant-based diet....

Michael Greger MD

Can antioxidant-rich spices counteract the effects of a high-fat meal?

Michael Greger MD | August 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, chicken, cinnamon, cloves, Coca Cola, eggs, ginger, greens, lettuce, oregano, Penn State, plant-based diet, spices, triglycerides

In this month's Journal of Nutrition, researchers at Penn State report on their experiment in which overweight men were fed a high-fat (chicken) meal with or without a healthy dose of herbs and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger,...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Coconut Raspberry Bars

Ellen Sheen | August 22, 2011 | Food

Read More: raspberries, vegan dessert, Vegan Recipes

These little darlings aren't overly sweet and use fresh raspberries instead of raspberry jam. Less sugar equals better for you! They are super simple and would make a great snack or dessert! For full recipe and more photos and information,...

J Morris Hicks

Academic freedom in peril? T. Colin Campbell at Cornell

J Morris Hicks | August 22, 2011 | Health

Read More: academic freedom, cornell university, industry controlled schools of nutrition

  Cornell decision to ax courses steps on academic freedom -- Ithaca Journal Since most of us grew up eating the typical Western, a.k.a. the Standard American, Diet we have all assumed that it was the healthiest possible way for...

Michael Greger MD

NutritionFacts.org officially launched!

Michael Greger MD | August 22, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal products, Caldwell Esselstyn, Dean Ornish, diabetes, heart disease, last heart attack, Michele Simon, Nancy Chute, obesity, plant-based diet, Sanjay Gupta, vegan

Though bumped last night due to developments in Libya, the new CNN documentary The Last Heart Attack features Bill Clinton’s attempts to reverse his heart disease with a plant-based diet. In From omnivore to vegan: The dietary education of...

Jess Parsons

Billy T James did not have to die at age 42

Jess Parsons | August 21, 2011 | Celebrities

Read More: Bill Clinton, Billy T James, dr mcdougall, Elvis, heart attack, nutrition, plant based diet, vegan diet

Last night I watched Billy T: Te Movie. It's a must watch for anyone interested in New Zealand Maori and European culture - or multiculture of any sort.Introducing or remembering Billy T James Here's some classic Billy T comedy...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Three and a Half Satisfying Whole Foods. Plant-Based Recipes

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 20, 2011 | Food

Read More: recipes, Tracy Childs, vegan cooking classes, whole food plant-based diets

Tracy Childs, a vegan cooking instructor and wellspring for whole foods, plant-based recipes, shares these ideas for delicious meals you can make quickly. The ingredients are easy to find and the results will please you and anyone you share these...

Chef AJ

Oil and Salt Free CHIPS!!! Pure crunchy goodness.

Chef AJ | August 19, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, corn tortillas, vegan baking

Here is an easy way to make your own crispy, crunch tortilla chips to accompany the Holy Mole Bean Dip we made last week.  Who needs oil and salt?  We even bring these with us when we go to a...

J Morris Hicks

Grassroots Revolution 101 -- We must make our plant-based lifestyle attractive in order to reach the "mainstream."

J Morris Hicks | August 19, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: grassroots revolution, michelle obama, natural diet for our species

Leveraging an artful blend of modeling and marketing A reader from Minnesota recently suggested that we get serious about launching that grassroots revolution that I have been talking about on my blog. So, I thought I would get that...

Pam Popper PhD

Another Reason to Adopt a Plant-Based Diet

Pam Popper PhD | August 18, 2011

The conventional medical wisdom is that the best way to avoid dying from cancer is to make sure you regularly subject yourself to screening tests. Medical authorities tell us that the best protection is early detection, and that when found...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Powered By Plants: Interview With No Meat Athlete & Runner Matt Frazier

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | August 17, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: fitness, marathon, Matt Frazier, No Meat Athlete, running, ultramarathon, vegetarian diet

Running... for some it's part of their normal workout routine; for others it makes them cringe at the very thought of it.  For Matt Frazier it's become entrenched into his heart and soul.  Running is not just something he does...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - Please Don't Feed the Animals!

Jess Parsons | August 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal-based diet, environmental benefits of plant-based diet, factory farms, food shortages, New Zealand, nutrition, politics

Even before I got fired up from attending the Why Animals Matter conference here in Auckland, New Zealand and wrote my Open Letter to the New Zealand Green Party, Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition had already...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Time to Wake Up

Dr. Will Tuttle | August 17, 2011 | Food

Read More: veganism

Time to Wake Up             OK, everyone! It’s time for us to pay attention. It’s long been obvious that there are apparent forces spreading economic, environmental, and social devastation. Since 9-11, the pace has accelerated...

Ellen Sheen

Coconut Chickpeas and Curried Beet Greens

Ellen Sheen | August 17, 2011 | Food

Read More: beets, chickpeas, kale, Vegan Recipes

This lovely and highly flavorful dish makes a fantastic side dish, paired with the Twice Baked Ginger Lime Sweet Potatoes I made a while back. This dish would also make a lovely main, paired with a little brown rice and...

Sarah Taylor

The Carbon Footprint Game: Local Foods vs Beef and Dairy

Sarah Taylor | August 16, 2011 | Green, Health

Read More: carbon footprint, vegan, vegan diet

Although Al Gore surprisingly “forgot” to mention the incredibly detrimental environmental effects of raising animals for meat and dairy products in his epic film, Inconvenient Truth, the word is starting to get out anyway.  It seems to me that more...

J Morris Hicks

Jamie Oliver and Michelle Obama..."Eat Your Veggies"

J Morris Hicks | August 16, 2011 | Celebrities

Doing some good things, but still lacking the "clarity" that we need. Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver is featured in the cover story of the August 2011 Delta Sky Magazine that I read inflight earlier this week. As it states...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Guacamole Bacon Burger

Ellen Sheen | August 15, 2011 | Food

Read More: BBQ, burgers, Vegan Recipes

Uh huh... burger plus guacamole plus bacon. Perfect for a sunny summer day! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Power of Negative Thinking

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | August 14, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: negative thinking, positive psychology, self-help

Negative thinking is our enemy. It dampens our enthusiasm and motivation. It contributes to indecision, inertia, procrastination and outright derailment of our goal-directed actions. It defeats us. It beats us. It creates the "bad luck" that we will later bemoan....

Ellen Sheen

Twice Baked Ginger Lime Sweet Potatoes

Ellen Sheen | August 11, 2011 | Food

Read More: sweet potato, Vegan Recipes

This is a fantastic light meal or side dish. The recipe is courtesy of Earth Balance, with a few changes by me, and uses their new coconut spread! It's great stuff and this recipe is a-mazing! For full recipe and more...