Dear VegSource readers,
John McDougall MD recently authored a bill in the California legislature, Senate Bill 380. This bill would require all medical doctors in the state of California to include a 7-hour course on nutrition as part of their legally-mandated continuing medical education.
The bill was strongly opposed by the California Medical Association and other doctors' groups, on the grounds that the legislature should not be "telling doctors how to practice medicine."
But this time the good guys won! WATCH VIDEO OF DR. MCDOUGALL TESTIFYING AT HEARING
Dollars for Doctors: Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device Makers
From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on hotel pillows, the thousands of cardiologists attending this week’s Heart Rhythm Society conference have been bombarded with pitches for drugs and medical devices.
St. Jude Medical adorns every hotel key card. Medtronic ads are splashed on buses, banners and the stairs underfoot. Logos splay across shuttle bus headrests, carpets and cellphone-charging stations. At night, a drug firm gets the last word: A promo for the heart drug Multaq stood on each doctor’s nightstand Wednesday. READ ARTICLE NOW
EarthSave thanks Whole Foods for donations to MEALS FOR HEALTH program (VIDEO)
Meals for Health -- a 30-day intervention program where low-income people are taught to eat a healthy 100% plant-based diet -- is nearing the finish line!
The latest: Participants were given a tour of their local Whole Foods Sacramento store yesterday, led by Christina Clarke, who is the Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods Market Sacramento.
Whole Foods Market played a major role as donor to Meals For Health, and EarthSave is tremendously grateful. Watch the video to hear Christina explain what attracted Whole Foods to support this unique program. WATCH VIDEO NOW
Peas & Love,
Jeff and Sabrina
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