A psycho Glenn Beck-loving Republican, and proud of it.
Hi. My name is Miranda Nelson, and I am a lifelong vegan. I love being vegan because it is helpful to the environment, the suffering animals, and my health. People always ask me, "Is it hard to be vegan?" And I say, "NO WAY! It's so easy!" There are so many different types of rices,whole grain breads and cereals, beans, vegetables, and fruits. How could I not find something to eat?! I usually eat at home because it's less expensive, and I love the food I eat! I don't see how any other food could taste as good as the food I eat. I love whole wheat pasta with no salt added marinara sauce and vegetables. I always like to add a little bit of soy sauce and raw garlic spread. When my friends come over to my house, they always say, "WOW! This food is so good!" A lot of people don't give vegan food a chance. They just think, "EW, vegetables!" But eating vegan food not-only tastes amazing, it also makes you feel great! I dance around 3 to 4 hours a day, so I need to have substantial energy. I truly don't think I could be as active as I am if I didn't eat a plant-based diet. If any of you out there have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. Psychiatrist. Mastery of Life Mentor. Speaker & Author. Emphasizing the power of spiritual techniques and cognitive tools to generate happiness, well-being and material success.
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Vegan, vegan sexual, lover of life.
Patti Breitman is an advocate for animals and health, a writer and expert public speaker. She is a former food columnist for VegNews magazine and teaches cooking classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives. Patti is the director of The Marin Vegetarian Education Group (www.MarinVEG.org), a project of VegNews network. She is the author (with Connie Hatch) of How to Say No without Feeling Guilty, and (with Carol J. Adams) of How to Eat like a Vegetarian Even If You Never Want to Be One.
craft maker, meat faker, butt shaker
My name is Kari, but you can call me Agnes.
Bryanna is the author of "Word Vegan Feast" (Vegan Heritage Press), "Nonna's Italian Kitchen" and 6 other vegan cookbooks, and developed the recipes for "Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes". Vegan since 1988. Moderator of the beginners’ vegetarian forum on vegsource.com. Bellydancing mother of 4, stepmother of 2, grandmother of 5 girls and 2 boys.
If you would like to share any of my recipes with others, or on a forum, or another site, let me know, and please credit me, my website or blog and the book the recipe appeared in, if I note that in the recipe. You are welcome to link to this page from your site. Thanks! Bryanna Clark Grogan
16-year-old Nina Nelson loves ballet! A lifelong vegan, she is the daughter of VegSource.com owners Jeff & Sabrina Nelson.
A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book is How Not to Die. More than a thousand of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.
I've been in the medical library "business" for 38 years. Since I got my first library card & could walk to the library myself I've been hooked on the medical/health/self-improvement book shelves. I'm always skeptical - yet open-minded.
At 8 years old I was telling my parents that it was important for me to get to sleep by 8:00 pm, and they better start giving me a multi-vitamin because I probably wasn't getting everything I needed from what I was eating. Since I couldn't swallow a pill at that age, & there weren't chewables back then, I hid it in some cereal & bit right into it. Yuck. I also told them it was important for me to have chores, be grounded if I did something wrong, & have a curfew in high school. They refused to give in to me!
52 years later I'm still "test driving" everything new that comes along in the health & fitness field that seems sensible to me, all in the name of a HAPPY HEALTHY LONG LIFE. I'm like a kid in a candy store working and doing research in one of the best medical libraries around. We have access to over 30,000 electronic journals, and so much more!
I've learned a lot along the way that I freely share with anyone who cares to listen. This blog is my way to just keep track of all the great information that comes my way and to write about what the researchers are really reporting in medical journals, not the spin the public reads in the "press releases". But, most importantly, I get a chance to report on "my adventures in evidence-based living".
To see how my first year of "experimenting" has shaped up, click here:
Dr. Heidrich is a six-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, holder of more than 900 gold medals from every distance from 100 meter dashes to 5K road races to ultra marathons and triathlons. She has completed more than 60 marathons all over the world, including Boston, New York, Moscow, and has held 3 world fitness records in her age group at the famed Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas. She also was named one of the "Top Ten Fittest Women in North America" in 1999.
She is the author of Senior Fitness, A Race For Life, The CHEF Cook/Rawbook, several videos and co-host of a weekly talk show, Nutrition & You on KWAI, Honolulu, Hawaii.
She is a graduate of UCLA and holds a Master's degree in Psychology, and a doctorate in Health Education. She has also taught in this field at the University of Hawaii.
As of the year 2010, she has been vegan for 28 years and a daily runner for 42 years.
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board–certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Flemington, New Jersey.
He is the author of Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, which was published by Little, Brown & Company in 2003 and has gone through eleven printings in hardcover and six printings in paperback. Foreign editions of Eat To Live are available in the U.K., Turkey, and Israel. Dr. Fuhrman’s first book, Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease, was published in 1995 by St. Martin’s Press. Dr. Fuhrman’s next book, Disease–Proof Your Child, was published by St. Martin’s Press in April 2005. His most recent book, published in 2008, Eat For Health (a two volume set) is acclaimed as a medical breakthrough for weight loss, disease reversal and prevention.
In addition, Dr. Fuhrman is widely published, from medical journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Orthopaedics and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, to consumer publications such as Mothering Magazine and Health Science.
Since 1999 the mission of Vegetarians in Paradise has been to offer our friends in the vegetarian community a nesting place to roost awhile and share information about a lifestyle that may keep us flying around a few years longer than our non-vegetarian friends.
At this nest we offer some great places to eat wholesome vegetarian food, to shop for the best organic fresh produce and prepared foods, and to discover tasty recipes, cooking tips, books to read, and healthy living information. In other words, this nest is a gathering place for us fine-feathered birds who enjoy being just what we are--vegetarians
Gene Baur grew up in Hollywood, California and worked in television, film and commercials, including some for McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants. Today, he campaigns to raise awareness about the negative consequences of industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system. He lives in rural New York state and is the co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America's leading farm animal protection organization. Gene holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University Northridge and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University.
After volunteering and working with various environmental and human rights causes, Gene turned his attention to animal agriculture. He has conducted hundreds of visits to farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses to document conditions, and his pictures and videotape, exposing factory farming cruelty, have been aired nationally and internationally, educating millions. He has testified in court and before local, state and federal legislative bodies, and has initiated groundbreaking legal enforcement and legislative action to raise awareness and prevent factory farming abuses. He played a significant role in passing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming systems – including Proposition 2 in California, the Florida ban on gestation crates, the Arizona ban on veal and gestation crates, and the California and Chicago bans on foie gras. His efforts have been covered by leading news organizations, including the New York Times, The Larry King Show, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN. His book, entitled Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food, was published by Simon and Schuster in March, 2008 and has become a National best seller.
John Davis was a pioneer of vegetarianism on the internet from the first days of the world wide web in 1994. He maintained the first websites for VSUK, VIVA and EVU as well being involved with many others in the mid-90s, and he built the first IVU website in November 1995. In 2006, after many years of working for IVU, he was designated as IVU Manager. The last few years have seen some major reorganisations to enable IVU to maintain its leading role in world vegetarianism into the 21st century, including improvements in financial and business links. He is particularly proud to have had the opportunity to support the first vegetarian congresses ever to be held in Africa, thanks to funds raised by IVU. Throughout this time he has also been researching the history of IVU, partly for presentations at the centenary congress in 2008, along with general vegetarian history, all supported by members of the ivu-history email group. The results of this now run to about 10,000 historical files on the IVU website. In September 2010 he was coopted as a Trustee (member of the board of directors) of the Vegetarian Society UK, with a particular brief on history, international affairs and the internet. Over the years with IVU John has attended congresses and other events in many countries, including Australia, Brazil, California, China, Dubai (UAE), Germany, India, Italy, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand. He lives in rural England.
For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has more than seventy grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers and coauthor of the bestselling the book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health.
Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath, nutritionist and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. The company offers educational programs designed to assist individuals in changing their health outcomes through improved diet and lifestyle habits; to assist employers in reducing the costs of health insurance and medical care for employees; and to educate health care professionals about how to use diet and lifestyle for preventing, reversing, and stopping the progression of degenerative disease.
Dr. Popper is the author of several books and cookbooks, as well as several programs offered for continuing education credits for medical professionals. She is the Founder of The Wellness Forum Foundation, which offers programming in schools designed to improve children's health and well-being through better nutrition.
Dr. Popper serves on the Physician's Steering Committee for the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C. Additionally, she is part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition. She is currently featured in two widely distributed documentaries, Processed People and Making a Killing and will be appearing in a full-length feature film on diet and health next year.
Dr. Popper is also a lobbyist and public policy expert, and continually works toward changing laws that interfere with patients' right to choose their health provider and method of care. She has testified in front of legislative committees on numerous occasions.
Dr. Pam Popper is a straight-talking professional who is not afraid to criticize national health organizations, government agencies, medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural organizations and manufacturing companies, many of whom have agendas and priorities that interfere with distributing truthful information and promoting public health.
Everyone who is interested in health should hear her speak. For some, their lives may depend on what she has to say!
Dr. Will Tuttle, an award-winning writer, educator, pianist, and composer, has presented widely throughout America and Europe.
Author of the international best-seller, The World Peace Diet, he has also taught college courses in mythology, philosophy, humanities, comparative religion, and creativity. His Ph.D. dissertation in education from the University of California, Berkeley, focused on educating intuition in adults. A Dharma Master in the Zen tradition, he has done intensive training in Korea, and has practiced meditation and vegan living for over 30 years.
He is devoted to promoting world peace through educating compassion and spiritual awareness through writings, music, and presentations. He lives with his spouse Madeleine in a solar-powered rolling home.
Ocean organized a peace rally in his elementary school at the age of seven. He ran his first marathon shortly after moving to California at the age of 10. His entrepreneurial talents began to emerge at the same time, when he was the baker, salesman and accountant for "Ocean's Natural Bakery." When his door-to-door sales of natural baked goods began reaching hundreds of customers around the neighborhood, Ocean's work and life became the feature story on the front page of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. The headline read: “Boy Isn’t Very Rich But He’s Got Dough.”
At ages 14 and 15, Ocean facilitated the environmental portion of two international youth summits in Moscow and another in Washington, DC. He met with Mrs. Gorbachev and numerous Ambassadors and US Senators to discuss environmental concerns. His articles began to be published in national magazines.
At 15, Ocean was co-founder of the Creating Our Future environmental speaking tour, on which he and three other participants spoke in person to more than 30,000 students, presented for 2,000 people at the United Nations, and opened for the Jerry Garcia band in San Francisco. In 1990, at 16, Ocean was founder of YES!, and he has been the organization’s guiding light ever since. YES! has reached more than 620,000 people in more than 1,200 school assembly and conference presentations. YES! has also organized and facilitated 100+ week-long gatherings for young leaders from 65+ nations, published seven youth action guides, and led hundreds of day-long workshops. Ocean has spent more than 18 years as the primary fundraiser and administrator for this non-profit organization. He has personally facilitated gatherings of young leaders in Singapore, Costa Rica, Russia, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, India, Peru, and across the USA.
Ocean is co-author of Choices For Our Future: A Generation Rising For Life On Earth (published by the Book Publishing Company, 1994), and speaks widely, spreading a message of hope and inspiration to conferences, companies and organizations. His speaking engagements have included (among many others) plenary presentations for Windstar Foundation, Aveda Congress, Cell Tech Distributor’s Celebration (four years in a row), Bioneers, Social Venture Network, Ecological Farming Conference, Peacemaking: The Power of Nonviolence (with HH The Dalai Llama and other Nobel laureates), Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Green Festival, and more than 400 school assemblies and college programs. Ocean has been interviewed on more than 70 local and national radio and TV programs and in another 50 newspapers and magazines including feature stories in Time, The Washington Post, Audubon, and The New York Times Magazine. He has served on the Board of Directors for Friends Of the Earth, Creating Our Future, EarthSave International, The Omni Center, and is a founding member of The Turning Tide Coalition, co-founder of the Leveraging Privilege for Social Change program, and founding co-convener of Leverage Alliance. He is a graduate of Joanna Macy’s facilitation intensive, and a certified facilitator of Essential Peacemaking: Women and Men. Ocean's on-going efforts on behalf of a better world have been honored by many organizations, including the Giraffe Project (for people who stick their necks out for what they believe), the National Alliance for Animals (The Compassionate Youth Award), E Magazine (The Kid Heroes Hall of Fame), and EarthSave (Volunteer of the Year Award). Utne Reader recognized him as one of 30 “Young Visionaries” under 30, and both both Time and Audubon magazines chose him as being among the heroes of the new millennium. He is a 2008 recipient of the Freedom’s Flame Award, and of the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Individual 35 Years Or Younger. He is father to River and Bodhi Robbins, identical twin boys born in 2001.
Ocean lives happily in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California, with his beloved wife Michele and their twin boys. They live 100 yards from Ocean’s parents, Deo and John Robbins (author of the international bestseller Diet for a New America and founder of EarthSave).
Mamamia of the Sheen Family Northwest... I love to be creative in the kitchen; sometimes they're flops and sometimes they're not... either way, my husband is very tolerant of my experimental cooking! I hope you will visit my blog for more interesting information and recipes!
A former management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, I am now seeking corporate clients who wish to lower their cost of health care. I hold a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation/Cornell and am a regular columnist on The Food Channel. My book, "Healthy Eating, Healthy World," was published by BenBella in October of 2011. Now closing in on 700 consecutive daily blogposts.
One day while sitting in a medical office waiting room, I picked up a photocopied newsletter written by Dr. John McDougall. This was back in the 1980's, a time when I was just beginning to experiment with a vegetarian diet. I was instantly drawn to Dr. McDougall's message that a plant-based, no-oil-added diet was optimum for human health, and read the newsletter front to cover several times. This was my introduction to a vegan diet and although I'd like to say I never looked back, the journey wasn't always that easy for me. After a few false starts, it finally took a medical crisis to strike my husband 8 years ago before I finally took this lesson to heart.
Now, all things vegan are my passion! I love to cook, try new recipes, and I especially like to veganize recipes that originally contained animal products. My latest project is cooking from Robin Robertson's cookbook "1000 Vegan Recipes", but with a twist - since I strive to keep to the McDougall tenants of oil free, I am adapting Robin's delicious recipes and documenting the results in my blog, "My Adventures Testing 1000 Vegan Recipes" (http://testing-1000vr.blogspot.com).
Originally from Sacramento, California, I now live and travel full time with my husband in our 5th wheel trailer. We've been on the road since 2007 and are thoroughly enjoying exploring these great United States. Home is now wherever we park it!
I've been eating the typical American diet and am typically American obese. My health is not where I want it to be so I am changing that.
Dr. Christie Mitchell Beck is originally from Alabama and graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Chemistry. She completed medical school at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2006, earning both the Roberts Key and AMWA Glasgow-Rubin achievement award for graduating 1st in her class. Dr. Beck was honored with the Barton Scholarship for a 4.0 GPA and is a member of AOA honor society.
She remained in Little Rock for her Ob/Gyn internship and residency at UAMS. Prior to graduation in 2010 she was recognized for Outstanding Achievement as the Chief Resident in Gynecologic Oncology.
Her speaking engagements range from the Arkansas ACOG Convention to the Baptist Health Perinatal Conference, including lectures on VBAC, Preeclampsia, Diabetes in Pregnancy, and Obstetric Hemorrhage. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and holds membership as a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Her practice interests range from adolescent to post-menopausal women's health care. During the reproductive years, her obstetric focus includes counseling women seeking natural childbirth, including the option for natural cesarean delivery, prenatal care in collaboration with a doula, and supervision of vegetarian and vegan diets in pregnancy. She is a certified Food For Life instructor and has served in Arkansas to represent the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
She currently serves on the board of the Arkansas House of Prayer and is a former board member of the Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition. She was recognized by Little Rock Soiree' Magazine's Women to Watch in 2011 and has recently gained certification in prenatal yoga.