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Jeff & PennyDear VegSource readers,

In case you missed it last week, be sure to check out our video update from EarthSave's Meals For Health program at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, where a group of 20 families is shedding unwanted pounds and regaining much needed health - through a plant-based diet.

About a week into the program, a food bank participant, Kimberlee, said a friend had told her that by trying the Meals For Health program, Kimberlee had become "part of a vegan cult!"

Kimberlee said she replied to her friend: "Yeah, I'm part of a cult, I lost 12 pounds -- and you're still fat!" :)

Needless to say, excitement is high with participants in the program! WATCH VIDEO NOW

Now peruse recent entries from some of our five star bloggers:

Hillary RettigVegNews, Vegan Integrity and the Fate of a Vegan Whistleblower

Hillary Rettig, 04.23.2011 -- Blogger Quarrygirl recently published an expose showing that VegNews magazine was using stock photographs of meat and dairy dishes to illustrate articles about vegan food. In one case, the magazine actually photoshopped out the bones from... Read Post

Jess ParsonsTradition! Breastfeeding, fathers, and families

Jess Parsons, 04.25.2011 -- Sir Elton John's new baby Zachary is being fed mother's milk - expressed and sent via plane! As a vegan parent, breastfeeding advocate, and environmentalist, I feel like Reb Tevye who wrestles with tradition against personal choices within his traditional family... Read Post

J Morris HicksNo cow's milk for humans at any age...even Dr. Spock agrees

J Morris Hicks, 04.24.2011 -- Last week, I posted a blog on the topic of early puberty and the problems involved. In that blog, Dr. McDougall and Dr. Fuhrman stated vehemently that they do in fact know the cause of early puberty -- Dr. McDougall has been writing... Read Post

Janice Stanger, PhDWhole Food Nutrients Are a Superstar Team

Janice Stanger, PhD, 04.23.2011 -- Each Player on Its Own Can Do Little No matter how well you eat, you may worry about your diet. You may doubt you are getting enough of certain nutrients. Iron, zinc, calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids…concern about these may hinder enjoyment... Read Post

Walter Jacobson, M.D.The Challenges of Losing Weight and How To Overcome Them

Walter Jacobson, M.D., 04.23.2011 -- Weight loss is about delayed gratification. We need to appreciate that the work we’re doing today to make our lives better will reap great rewards but that it’s going to take time, which is important to remember so that we don’t get... Read Post

Ellen SheenChickpea Curry

Ellen Sheen, 04.22.2011 -- I love chickpeas. Use them all the time. This dish is really simple and incredibly flavorful. If your 'vegan kitchen' is well stocked, you could probably make this without even going to the store. Double score! For full recipe and more photos and... Read Post

John DavisDr. John Snow - a vegan of genius

John Davis, 04.20.2011 -- In a poll of British doctors in 2003 John Snow was voted as the greatest physician of all time. Though probably few of them would have known he was what we now call vegan. He grew up in the North-East of England,... Read Post

Sarah TaylorThe Power of One

Sarah Taylor, 04.18.2011 -- Animal abuse is horrific.  I can’t even watch the Animal Planet anymore because they are forever airing shows about the SPCA going into homes and saving animals from the most terrible conditions.  I would cry so hard that my husband finally said,... Read Post

Dustin Rudolph PharmDGrowing Old Wrinkle Free

Dustin Rudolph PharmD, 04.13.2011 -- Oh no!  What's that staring you back as you look into the mirror this morning?  It couldn't be yet another tiny crinkle in your forehead determined to push you into senility could it?!  Wrinkles... the one thing that nobody wants more... Read Post

Joel Fuhrman MDEat fiber-rich foods now, not later!

Joel Fuhrman MD, 04.07.2011 -- There are a few different classifications of fiber, and their common characteristic is resistance to digestion in the human small intestine.   Eating fiber-rich foods is associated with a number of health benefits:  Fiber promotes weight maintenance by slowing gastric emptying;... Read Post

Chef AJChicken isn't vegan

Chef AJ, 04.05.2011 -- Don't you hate it when people say "I'm a vegetarian, I eat chicken and fish?"  Well, the last time I checked, chicken and fish weren't vegetables!!!   It's hard enough eating out when you're vegan, and even harder when you are an oil-free... Read Post

Pam Popper PhDGood News for Plant-Based Health Professionals

Pam Popper PhD, 04.04.2011 -- One of our commitments at The Wellness Forum is to help doctors, nurses, dietitians, and others in the health care field learn how to use diet and lifestyle as primary tools in their practice.  So, we formed a school, The Wellness Forum... Read Post

Dr. Will TuttleSpiritual People Moving Toward Veganism?

Dr. Will Tuttle, 04.02.2011 -- Question: In the last couple of decades, how much of a change do you think there’s been in the perspective of spiritual people about the human relationship to nonhuman animals?Overall, I’ve seen a gradually increasing tempo of change among “spiritual people” about... Read Post

Peas & Love,
Jeff and Sabrina