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All The Blogs -- September 2011

Sarah Taylor

Vegan Spanikopita

Sarah Taylor | September 30, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: Blossoming Lotus, Vegan, Vegan Spanikopita, Vegan World Fusion Cuisine

Vegan Spanikopita From the Vegan World Fusion Cuisine Cookbook As I bit into the vegan spanikopita at the Blossoming Lotus, I fell head over heels in love.  “If this is vegan, I could easily convert everyone I know!” I thought...

Michael Greger MD

Cantaloupe and Listeria: an estimated 85% of cases are from deli meats, not melons

Michael Greger MD | September 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: alfalfa sprouts, bacteria, cantaloupe, cheese, cold cuts, dairy, deli meat, eggs, hot dogs, Listeria, livestock, lunch meat, meat pâté, milk, pork, poultry, salmonella, seafood

More than a dozen deaths have been reported in the national outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes from a farm in Colorado, making it the third deadliest recorded Listeria outbreak in U.S. history, after a 1985 outbreak linked to...

Michael Greger MD

Bowel movements: the scoop on poop

Michael Greger MD | September 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: beets, bowel movements, breast cancer, colon, diverticulosis, fiber, meat, omnivores, Painter and Burkitt, stool shape, stool size, vegans, vegetarians

Years ago we learned that those eating plant-based diets are just "regular" people. In a study comparing omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans profiled in my Bowel Movement Frequency video on NutritionFacts.org, researchers found a "very clear trend towards an increasing...

John Davis

Dr. Lambe's Rural Roots

John Davis | September 28, 2011 | International

Dr. William Lambe did his groundbreaking work on the vegan diet 200 years ago, whilst living in London, but his roots were in the countryside, where he grew up and eventually retired. The biography I put online last week mentioned...

J Morris Hicks

COMPLICITY -- Billions suffering in factory farms

J Morris Hicks | September 27, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal cruelty, suffering of animals factory farms

  Warning. While this blog is necessary, it's not altogether pleasant. After 225 consecutive daily blogs, I have only devoted two of them to the disgusting topic of animal suffering. Now there will be three. In our book, we cover...

Michael Greger MD

Breast Cancer and Diet

Michael Greger MD | September 26, 2011 | Health

Read More: acrylamide, alcohol, anabolic steroids, apples, beans, black beans, breast cancer, broccoli, cabbage, cancer, dairy, estrogen, exercise, flax seeds, folic acid, garlic, heterocyclic amines, hormones, industrial pollutants, kale, Kimchi, leeks, meat, melatonin, multivitamin, mushroom, onions, plant-based diet, prostate, puberty, soy foods, strawberries, Tamoxifen, tea, turmeric, vegetables, women's health

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a concept invented more than 25 years ago by Imperial Chemical Industries with the curious mantra "Early Detection Is Your Best Prevention." Of course early detection (by definition) doesn't prevent breast cancer...

Michael Greger MD

NutritionFacts.org: the first month

Michael Greger MD | September 25, 2011 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, apple juice, Bristol Stool Scale, cancer, chicken, Dr. Oz, Forks Over Knives, goji berries, Green tea, Kombucha tea, PCRM, peanut butter, pork, vegetables, vinegar, vitamin B12

Reposted from Vegan Mainstream. NutritionFacts.org is the first non-commercial, science-based website to provide daily updates on the latest in nutrition research, presented in short, easy-to-understand video segments. A labor of love brought to life by the Jesse & Julie...

Ellen Sheen

Lemon Dill Orzo Veggie Salad

Ellen Sheen | September 25, 2011 | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

I love this bright, zingy salad. It's perfect for a picnic or main dish, piled on top of some lovely fresh spinach leaves. For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Jess Parsons

Children are our Future - Teaching Plant Food and Health

Jess Parsons | September 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal foods, b12, breastfeeding, calorie density, diseases of affluence, dr antonia demas, dr t colin campbell, education, genes, healthy food, milk, New Zealand, omnivores, parenting, plant based diet, processed food, protein

My son's school requested "parent experts" to help their 12 year old students in various topics - including nutrition and health, and sports nutrition!  With my recently acquired Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition with Dr T Colin Campbell, I felt...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Oz, apple juice, cantaloupe -- food scares continue...

J Morris Hicks | September 23, 2011 | Celebrities, Food

Read More: arsenic in food, contaminated food, e-coli in food, listeria in food

  Here we go again, another round of contaminated plant-based foods But, once again, the news media never mentions the underlying cause of most of these contaminations. The latest big news is all about arsenic in apple juice and listeria...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Blackberry Pie

Ellen Sheen | September 23, 2011 | Food

Read More: pies, vegan dessert, Vegan Recipes

Blackberries are in season and this pie is simple and tasty. It doesn't have a lot of added sugar either, so feel free to have a slice for breakfast alongside a yummy tofu scramble! For full recipe and more photos...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Change Is Good. Do Things Differently.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 21, 2011 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: change, forgive to win, forgiveness diet, how to forgive, paying attention, personal development, raising consciousness, self help, self improvement

We have been so indoctrinated, trained, and programmed to see the world a certain way, to think a certain way, to behave in a certain way to the point where we are on automatic pilot: We see things, think things...

John Davis

Dr. William Lambe - father of vegan nutrition, and his vegan biographer

John Davis | September 20, 2011 | International

Our understanding of vegan nutrition has come a long way in the last 200 years, but it had to start somewhere, and William Lambe (1765-1848), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, was the first to be specific about it...

Jess Parsons

Secondhand smarts - this reunion is cookin'!

Jess Parsons | September 20, 2011 | Food

Read More: baking, frugal, money, vegan baking

My latest victory in rejecting retail purchases and discovering...Secondhand Smarts.  Last time, we met cast iron.  Today, we return to the kitchen. See the sad and lonely Pyrex lid. Its mate, my most favourite and often used Corningware 2.5L...

J Morris Hicks

Matt Lauer to Bill Clinton, "Does being a vegan suck?"

J Morris Hicks | September 20, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: clinton global initiative matt lauer, Matt Lauer Does that suck, vegan Bill Clinton

Maybe that crude question will lead to a new world-changing, top priority for the Clinton Global Initiative Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton was interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today Show -- with most of the discussion devoted to talking about...

Sarah Taylor

Why I Hate the Word "Vegan-ish"

Sarah Taylor | September 19, 2011 | Health

Read More: vegan diet, vegan-ish, veganish

It was a great moment for vegans when we turned on the television and saw Kathy Freston on the Oprah Show touting the vegan diet.  With her beauty and poise, she made a great spokesperson for the vegan diet. However,...

Ellen Sheen

Raw Tomatillo Salsa

Ellen Sheen | September 19, 2011 | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

I call this post 'Raw Tomatillo Salsa (and the burritos that served them)'. Because, although the burritos were delicious, the tomatillo salsa was the star of the show. Either way, it's a two-fer post... two recipes in one! So simple,...

J Morris Hicks

"Men's Health," Another champion in the game of CONFUSION

J Morris Hicks | September 19, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: confusion over clarity, Dr. Oz, Men's Health magazine

  Like Dr. Oz, Men's Health is in the entertainment business. So why am I reading it? Because it's my responsibility as an author and a blogger to know what's going on out there. So I subscribed about two years ago and...