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People Everywhere Are Going Nuts Over This New Mac 'n' Cheese

This is not a drill. Field Roast is now making boxed macaroni and cheese. See when it hits the shelves and then take a look at all the other yummy vegan mac 'n' cheese brands you need to try.

Vegan Mac 'n Cheese You Need to Try


Veganism

*Plant Pure Nation - 2015 full movie w/ Dr. Colin Campbell & Dr. Esselstein

Dr. Michael Greger website

WHY DOCTORS DON'T RECOMMEND VEGANISM: Dr Michael Greger

VEGAN 2016 - The Film [PART 1]


VEGAN 2015 - The Film

T. Colin Campbell much on all aspects of veganism

The Day My Food World Turned Upside Down: My Plant-Based Journey Then, about three years ago, a friend told me about the documentary Forks Over Knives. I watched it alone one night, and for 96 minutes every truth I thought I knew about food and health unraveled. It gutted me on a physical and emotional level. One idea in particular shocked me: the revelation that we don’t actually need animal protein to be healthy. I was floored.

And yet it was just the beginning. I learned that not only was it unnecessary, but a diet based on animal products could be harmful, associated with higher rates of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

I felt betrayed by the misinformation I’d been fed — literally — for my entire life. I thought about how I’d been unknowingly urging these unhealthy foods upon my family for years, and I couldn’t wait for my husband, Jim, to see the film. Both of us have heart disease and cancer in our families, and I felt an urgency to share what I’d learned with him. My pulse was racing as we watched it together, Jim in complete silence the whole time. The stakes were so high, I felt, because it had literally changed the bedrock of my personal values, and I hoped that the information would hit him just as strongly.

After the film ended, we walked to our kitchen and without missing a beat, Jim said, “We have to get rid of animals products in our home.”

My Plate, My Planet an open letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Agriculture, pleading with them to give up promoting meat and dairy.

Famous Vegans: John A. McDougall, M.D.

Veganism in a Nutshell Almost all foods except for alcohol, sugar, and fats provide some protein. Vegan sources include: lentils, chickpeas, tofu, peas, peanut butter, soy milk, almonds, spinach, rice, whole wheat bread, potatoes, broccoli, kale...

Fat: Vegan diets are free of cholesterol and are generally low in saturated fat. Thus eating a vegan diet makes it easy to conform to recommendations given to reduce the risk of major chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. High-fat foods, which should be used sparingly, include oils, margarine, nuts, nut butters, seed butters, avocado, and coconut.

When Eating Out Try These Foods: Pizza without cheese, Chinese moo shu vegetables, Indian curries and dal, eggplant dishes without the cheese, bean tacos without the lard and cheese (available from Taco Bell and other Mexican restaurants), Middle Eastern hummus and tabouli, Ethiopian injera (flat bread) and lentil stew, Thai vegetable curries...

WHY I WENT VEGAN (My Vegan Story) | Cheap Lazy Talks

TOP 5 TIPS ON GOING VEGAN | Cheap Lazy Vegan

Food Matters

VegNews vegan

One Green Planet great against meat

That's Why We Don't Eat Animals


Evolve! We may look different, but in our capacity to suffer we are all the same. Veganism.

5 Reasons I’m Glad to Be Vegan no fecal matter, etc.

Vegan for Life review

Vegan Health

Why Being the Lone Vegan Makes You a Power Player You have more influence than you know. Whether they know it or not, you are normalizing veganism in your community—its definition, existence, its feasibility, and its “face.” Your purchases influence the market and make vegan products more affordable and available.

Why Vegan?

Great Vegan Athletes

My Dog is a 55lb Pitbull… And He’s Vegan!

How olives changed the world

Eco-Vegan Gal

Animal Equality

6 Inspiring Advertising Campaigns That Challenged People to See Farm Animals Differently Did you know that cows get excited when they solve a problem? Or that pigs are curious, social and insightful animals who are smarter than dogs and three-year-old children? Or that chickens communicate with more than 24 vocalizations and enjoy sunbathing?

Sadly, most people have no idea about these facts, nor that these and other farmed animals form strong family bonds and experience a range of emotions akin to those of humans, including joy, grief and a sense of play.

Each year billions of farmed animals are slaughtered for their body parts to end up on our plates. The majority of these gentle, sentient beings also live their short lives in unspeakably cruel conditions, in agonizing physical and emotional pain before experiencing a brutal and terrifying death.

This happens because the marketing machines within the animal agriculture industries hijack the media to convince us to view certain animals as “things” – commodities to be exploited for our taste buds.


BeFairBeVegan / Go Vegan World

Be Fair, Be Vegan LIVE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT DEPRIVING OTHERS OF THEIRS. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS USING ANIMAL-FREE ALTERNATIVES FOR EVERYTHING YOU LOVE AND NEED. IT'S AS NECESSARY AS JUSTICE.

The notion that we are entitled to decide which lives matter and which lives are disposable is at the root of all oppression in the world. What separates us from other animals is as superficial as our physical appearance. What connects us, what makes us equal, is as profound as the core reality of our shared sentience.

Go Vegan World in Ireland. “The greatest problem on earth today is the notion that some lives matter less than others. We imagine that non-human lives hardly matter at all. We live as though our difference from other species entitles us to use them and that they exist for our benefit. This view is not only inaccurate, it is unethical.”

We're Dreaming of a Kind Christmas Why Kind Christmas?

Because all animals deserve kindness and respect. All animals deserve to live free from harm, regardless of the way they look or our familiarity with them.

It’s so easy to put a leg of ham or lamb, or a whole chicken or turkey into your trolley and keep on rolling to the counter without a second thought. But behind every product you buy, there’s a story.

Christmas is a festive time shared with loved ones, you’ll even find the family dog or cat invited to the celebrations with food and gifts. But sadly, animals with the same capacity to feel are excluded from the show of love. And worse than that, they suffer immensely for it.

And this still goes on despite the fact every year more and more research reveals the extent of cognitive abilities and emotional complexities of farmed animals, which is far more sophisticated than previous generations have thought.

All animals experience emotions and, we believe, would wish upon a star for a long life filled with kindness if they could. They simply can’t save themselves; the most powerful force for change is you.

"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?"

Edgar's Mission Australia

Veganuary Veganuary aims to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January

Each brightly colored ad on a bus howcases a farmed animal, their name, a short paragraph explaining the heartbreaking cruelty inflicted on them and one of three hashtags: #SaveRocky #SaveLittleErnie and #SaveEric.


Hunger

Could Veganism End World Hunger? The World Health Organization calls malnutrition "the silent emergency", and says it is a factor in at least half the 10.4 million child deaths which occur every year.

If you’re concerned about animal rights, water conservation, clean air and health then you may already be on the road to becoming vegan – so why not take five minutes and find out how veganism could end world hunger?

There is more than enough food being produced to feed everyone in the world twice over.

The problem is, our meat-based diet means that land, water, and other resources that could be used to grow food for human beings are being used to grow crops for farmed animals instead.

70% of U.S. grain production is fed to livestock.

One-third of the world's fish catch is fed directly to livestock.

In cycling our grain through livestock, we waste 90% of its protein and 96% of its calories.

An acre of cereal can produce five times more protein than an acre devoted to meat production. Legumes [beans] can produce ten times as much.

"Those who consume livestock products and fish are competing directly with those who need grain for food." (Lester Brown, president of Worldwatch)

The truth can no longer be dodged. Livestock farming gobbles up agricultural land, water and energy that could be far more efficiently devoted to growing food for people.

The cost of an 8 ounce steak will fill 45 to 50 bowls with cooked cereal grains.

Livestock now outnumber humans by almost three to one. In the last 40 years, the number of cattle has doubled and the fowl population has trebled.

The meat and dairy industry is also putting a huge strain on our water supply.. it is unsustainable.

"The American fast food diet and the meat-eating habits of the wealthy around the world support a world food system that diverts food resources from the hungry" [Dr. Waldo Bello].

It would take just 40 million tons of food to eliminate most world hunger, yet a staggering 760 million tons of grain will be used to feed farmed animals this year.

An individual can make a huge difference. They can stop supporting the meat, fish, egg and dairy industries. They can become vegan.

In the U.S., 64% of cropland produces feed for animals, while only 2% grows fruit and vegetables.

It takes about 300 gallons of water per day to produce food for a vegan, and more than 4,000 gallons of water per day to produce food for a meat-eater.

Fact: You save more water by not eating a pound of beef than you do by not showering for an entire year.

Veganism is about wanting something better.. for the future of our children and the world as a whole.

Veganism is about making the world we live in a better place for people and animals alike.

Could Veganism End World Hunger? The World Health Organization calls malnutrition "the silent emergency", and says it is a factor in at least half the 10.4 million child deaths which occur every year.

If you’re concerned about animal rights, water conservation, clean air and health then you may already be on the road to becoming vegan – so why not take five minutes and find out how veganism could end world hunger?

There is more than enough food being produced to feed everyone in the world twice over.

The problem is, our meat-based diet means that land, water, and other resources that could be used to grow food for human beings are being used to grow crops for farmed animals instead.

70% of U.S. grain production is fed to livestock.

One-third of the world's fish catch is fed directly to livestock.

In cycling our grain through livestock, we waste 90% of its protein and 96% of its calories.

An acre of cereal can produce five times more protein than an acre devoted to meat production. Legumes [beans] can produce ten times as much.

"Those who consume livestock products and fish are competing directly with those who need grain for food." (Lester Brown, president of Worldwatch)

The truth can no longer be dodged. Livestock farming gobbles up agricultural land, water and energy that could be far more efficiently devoted to growing food for people.

The cost of an 8 ounce steak will fill 45 to 50 bowls with cooked cereal grains.

Livestock now outnumber humans by almost three to one. In the last 40 years, the number of cattle has doubled and the fowl population has trebled.

The meat and dairy industry is also putting a huge strain on our water supply.. it is unsustainable.

"The American fast food diet and the meat-eating habits of the wealthy around the world support a world food system that diverts food resources from the hungry" [Dr. Waldo Bello].

It would take just 40 million tons of food to eliminate most world hunger, yet a staggering 760 million tons of grain will be used to feed farmed animals this year.

An individual can make a huge difference. They can stop supporting the meat, fish, egg and dairy industries. They can become vegan.

In the U.S., 64% of cropland produces feed for animals, while only 2% grows fruit and vegetables.

It takes about 300 gallons of water per day to produce food for a vegan, and more than 4,000 gallons of water per day to produce food for a meat-eater.

Fact: You save more water by not eating a pound of beef than you do by not showering for an entire year.

Veganism is about wanting something better.. for the future of our children and the world as a whole.

Veganism is about making the world we live in a better place for people and animals alike.


Health

WHO Announces Processed Meat Causes CancerPublished: October 28, 2015 | Authors: Alexandra Jacobo | Nation of Change.. According to the World Health Organization, it now classifies processed meats as a major cause of cancer, alongside cigarettes.

On Monday, the World Health Organization announced that they are now classifying processed meats are carcinogenic to humans. Bacon, ham and sausages were listed as ranking alongside cigarettes as a major causes of cancer. Processed meat has now been placed in the same category as abestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco.

Red meat, including beef, pork and lamb, may also cause cancer too, and has been labeled as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

The report comes from WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). They stated that there is a basis of sufficient evidence to link processed meat to colorectal cancer. There is also a positive association between processed meat and stomach cancer. Red meat is being linked with pancreatic and prostate cancer.

The IARC defines red meat as “unprocessed mammalian muscle meat—for example, beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, or goat meat—including minced or frozen meat; it is usually consumed cooked.”

Processed meat is being defined as any type of meat that is salted, cured or smoked to enhance its flavor or preserve it.

According to the IARC’s report, eating 50-grams of processed meat daily can increase your risk of cancer by 18%. To put that in perspective, 50 grams is equivalent to two slices of ham.

.. provoked new hysteria from the meat industry and is likely to stir up its allies in Congress.

World Health Organization Confirms That Eating Bacon Causes Cancer

The World Health Organization has confirmed what PETA, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and others have said for a long time: that eating bacon, hot dogs, ham, and other processed meats causes cancer. Not to worry, though, because we've got you covered with tips on how to eat a healthy plant-based diet—plus, get a free personal vegan mentor today!(PETA).

The Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease – Fact or Fiction? Three Case Reports by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, and Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD

John A. McDougall degenerative disease can be prevented and treated with a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based/vegan diet – especially one based on starches such as potatoes, rice, and corn – which excludes all animal foods and added vegetable oils

Dr. McDougall's Health and Medical Center The McDougall Program Basics:

A diet of plant foods, including whole grains and whole-grain products (such as pasta, tortillas, and whole-grain bread), and a wide assortment of vegetables and fruit... Plenty of spices and usually small amounts of sugar and salt to enhance the flavor of food... Exercise as simple as a daily walk... The exclusion of animal foods, including red meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, and fish – all of which provide toxic levels of fat, cholesterol, protein and, very often, infectious agents and harmful chemicals... The exclusion of all oils including olive oil, safflower oil, and corn oil. Oils are nothing more than liquid fats that increase obesity, which in turn, depresses immune function and contributes to the most common chronic diseases.

Abolishing Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. World War II provided a graphic example of how the ravages of these diseases could be totally halted. Norway was one of several western European nations occupied by Nazi Germany during the conflict between 1939 through 1945. The Germans removed all animal livestock from these occupied countries. The native population subsisted on whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruit. Almost immediately death from heart attacks and strokes in Norway plummeted. With the cessation of hostilities in 1945 animal products became available as well as an immediate return to the prewar levels of deaths from these illnesses. It is a powerful lesson in public health about the cause and cure of our most common killer-heart disease. This message was not heeded by the medical profession or the public.

Modern medicine of the latter half of the 20th century and early 21st, must be condemned for its failure to share with the public the knowledge to eliminate the most common chronic killer disease such as heart disease, type II diabetes, obesity, hypertension, erectile dysfunction, and dementia all of which are a bitter harvest of the toxic western animal based nutrition.

These pioneers were men like Pritikin, McDougall, Klaper, Pinckney, Campbell, Ornish, Esselstyn, Fuhrman, Barnard and Diehl to mention a few.

Patients need support and guidance as they surmount these hurdles and their prompt improvement is their reward. While patients rejoice at finally discovering the answer to their disease they are often furious their physicians did not mention it.

Why don’t more cardiologists employ this simple and successfully proven method? The stock answer is “My patients won’t follow such a diet.” That is indeed hard to accept when entire cultures without heart disease have preferred this way of eating for centuries and thousands of heart patients have accepted this technique. A more honest answer would be there is much less financial reward for the caregiver.

For example, if a 250 pound, obese, mildly diabetic hypertensive, patient has a heart attack and is fully compliant with plant- based nutrition treatment, profound changes occur. By 8 months he weighs 190 pounds and is no longer obese, his diabetes and hypertension are gone as is any risk for a future heart attack. He will also protect himself from erectile dysfunction and dementia. This toxic western diet consumed over decades behaves as a malignant stew daily marinating our cells towards chronic illness.

From _The Campbell Plan_ by Thomas Campbell:

SUGAR "an intense sensation of sweetness surpasses maximal cocaine stimulation, even in drug-sensitized and -addicted users" (43).

"...make it inconvenient to get bad food and you'll do much better without even thinking about it" (146).

"... you will not need to worry about limiting the food volume. You cannot overeat sweet potatoes and broccoli or brown rice and beans. There is too much fiber, too much bulk, and your body will tell you to stop long before you need to consciously restrain yourself" (146).

The Health Care Doctors Forgot: Why Ordinary Food Will Be the New Medicine of the Future by T. Colin Campbell

A Diet Change Beats a Pill A plant-based diet improves blood sugar, body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol... People with diabetes looking for a more powerful treatment should consider a plant-based diet, according to a team of American and Japanese researchers. (mega study)

Combining the results of six prior studies, the researchers found that a plant-based diet significantly improves blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes. Earlier studies had shown that plant-based diets could improve a key indicator of blood sugar control, called hemoglobin A1c, as much as 1.2 points, which is far greater than the effect of typical oral diabetes medicines. The new study is a meta-analysis, widely considered the highest level of scientific evidence. (published in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy.)

Reducing Medical Costs Stop PSA testing for prostate cancer. Stop surgery for prostate cancer... Earnestly promote clean habits and exercise... Treat elevated blood pressure only after it is sustained for months at 160/100 mmHg or greater. Use a simple diuretic, chlorthalidone, when blood pressure needs to be lowered (to no less than 140/90 mmHg with medication)... Limit use of statins to people at high risk of heart disease—not simply to treat cholesterol numbers... Cholesterol-lowering Statins Weaken Muscles and Cause Falls... Osteoporosis Drugs May Cause Esophageal Cancer

McDougall newsletter, success story:

Since September 1, 2013, I’ve been 99.9% compliant with the diet. Almost everything the diet promises has already happened in 14 months. I eat all I want, and surprise people by the sheer volume of food I consume! I’m no longer afraid of carbs, and home, not restaurants, is the best place to eat. I’ve thrown away all supplements, and reduced medications. My weight has come down to 120 lbs., without dieting, and my total cholesterol is 123mg/dl (down from an all-time high of 345mg/dl) the lowest it’s ever been in my life. Blood pressure is a non-issue. Sleep apnea has disappeared. Depression is much improved. I have more energy and sleep better. The afternoon slump is gone. I no longer keep magazines next to the toilet because, although I’m there frequently, I’m never there long enough to read! I have all new, little clothes. It’s sooooo much easier to get on and off my horse, and she’s sooooo grateful that I’ve taken such a load off her back! Although I still have some angina when my heart rate elevates, it has greatly improved. I look forward to the day when I can hike briskly for an hour, up a mountain trail, pain free. That’s my goal.

In order to strengthen my resolve and hang tight to all these wonderful gains, I knew I needed to stay focused on this new life, free myself of the pleasure trap (thanks Dr. Lisle), break the food addiction (thanks Dr. Barnard), keep cooking and eating carbs (thanks Dr. McDougall), and remember that moderation kills (thanks, Dr. Esselstyn.) So, I read Dr. McDougall’s newsletter every month, watch McDougall Moments twice a week, and read every book I can get my hands on. I found some other ways to stay focused, too... In October I began Dr. Campbell’s Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition course on-line through eCornell.

Boost Healthy Gut Bacteria With Plant-base Foods.

How to Prevent High Blood Pressure With Diet, Not Drugs Looking at the research:

Eating more whole grains could save 1.7 millions lives.
Eating more vegetables could save 1.8 million lives.
Eating more nuts and seeds could save 2.5 million lives.
Eating more fruit could save 4.9 million lives.

High blood pressure is not a natural, inevitable consequence of getting older. Researchers found that whole groups of people who ate a diet centered around whole plant foods experienced lower blood pressures as they aged. What else did they find in these populations? They also had no heart disease.

Lancet: Fossil Fuels Are Killing Us... Quitting Them Can Save Us Comparing coal, oil, and gas addiction to the last generation's effort to kick the tobacco habit, doctors say that quitting would be the best thing humanity can do for its long-term health

American Bellies Are Getting Bigger: You Won't Believe Why: Common wisdom holds that Americans are eating too much and not exercising enough. Actually, it's more complicated. September 22, 2014 | "According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... The CDC researchers cited sleep deprivation as a possible culprit. Possibly, not getting enough sleep alters brain patterns that prevent a person from feeling full after eating. According to the Havard School of Public Health, a growing body of research has accumulated which supports the idea that sleep and weight are related.... The CDC researchers also pointed to overmedication and endocrine disruptors as possible suspects in the growing waistline epidemic. Endrocrine disrupters are chemicals we are exposed to in our daily lives in products plastic bottles, food cans, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and certain pesticides."

5 Unhealthy Foods Engineered to Be Addictive Food scientists use dangerous chemicals to make you eat -- and buy -- more junk food. by Martha Rosenberg.
7 of the most addictive foods pizza, chocolate, potato chips, fries, cookies, cakes, ice cream, cheeseburger, soda. Yes, food addiction is real. Studies have found that food addicts and drug addicts experience similar feelings of euphoria (and corresponding crashes.)

Fed Up the movie sugar and obesity

Why Am I Hungry Even Though I Just Ate? salt and sugar send messages to your pleasure center telling you to eat more; sugar cancels leptin which tells you that you are full; if you choose whole foods instead of packaged ones, you'll be content longer; thirst can masquerade as hunger; if you are hungry in the evening, the cause may be that you didn't have enough for breakfast; food ads will cause you to be hungry, even if you are full, turn of the TV and eat mindfully. Slow down when eating; it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to signal your brain that you are full.

Discover The DARK Side of Soy… PROVEN To Age You Faster, Increase Belly Fat And Disrupt Your Hormones

Soy Danger #1:

Hidden Toxins That Make You Store MORE Belly Fat

Video: What I Eat in a Day - VEGAN NUTRITION on Cronometer

*Video: How to Lose Weight - Vegan HCLF Jeff Nelson. High Carb Low Fat--calorie density is the key

No animal products, no oil, no flour [bread, pasta, et al.], no processed foods, no overt fats [nuts, seeds, avocados, no soy or soy products, no olives]. High fat foods are easily stored as fat, so avoid them.

No starchy vegetables--the key to weight loss. 100 calories per pound. 1/3 of your plate should be starchy vegetables. the rest should be non-starchy vegetables.

Non-starchy vegetables are typically flowering parts of the plant:

Lettuce,
asparagus,
broccoli,
cauliflower,
cucumber,
spinach,
mushrooms,
onions,
peppers
tomatoes

examples of starchy vegetables:

Corn,
peas,
parsnips,
potatoes,
pumpkin,
squash,
zucchini and
yams

CALORIE DENSITY
WEIGHT LOSS KEY

EAT
Calories
Per Pound">

100 kcal. - Vegetables [non-starchy]
300 kcal. - Fruit [limit to 2/day]
400 kcal. - Potato, Corn, Squash, Oats
500 kcal. - Whole grains, Rice, Whole Wheat Pasta
600 kcal. - Beans, legumes


AVOID

750 kcal. - Avocados
1200 kcal. - Ice cream
1400 kcal. - Bread/wraps/bagels
1600 kcal. - Cheese, Dry Cereal
1800 kcal. - Sugar, Crackers, Popcorn
2500 kcal. - Chocolate
2800 kcal. - Nuts, seeds, butters, tahini
4000 kcal. - All Oils, Oil-popped Popcorn

Jeff Novick [vegan dietition]--Sequencing meals. Start with salad and raw veg's. Then you have the entree after you have filled up to certain degree.

Video: What I Eat In A Day | Vegan HCLF Jeff Nelson.

Starchy Vs Nonstarchy Vegetables

Starchy vegetables need to be cooked before you eat them, but you can enjoy most non-starchy vegetables in their raw state.

Starchy vegetables provide approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates per serving, versus non-starchy vegetables that usually have less than 5 grams, according to the American Dietetic Association. A single serving of starchy veggies is about a 1/2-cup or 4-ounce serving, whereas one serving of non-starchy vegetables is 1 cup of raw veggies. Since non-starchy vegetables can be eaten raw or cooked, a 1-cup serving of raw non-starchy vegetables is equivalent to 1/2 cup of cooked non-starchy vegetables.


Oil and Fat

Avoid oils. They injure the endothelium, the innermost lining of the artery, and that injury is the gateway to vascular disease. All oil is also empty calories (Dr. Esselstyn).

NO OIL! Not even olive oil, which goes against a lot of other advice out there about so-called good fats. The reality is that oils are extremely low in terms of nutritive value. They contain no fiber, no minerals and are 100% fat calories. Both the mono unsaturated and saturated fat contained in oils is harmful to the endothelium, the innermost lining of the artery, and that injury is the gateway to vascular disease. It doesn’t matter whether it’s olive oil, corn oil, coconut oil, canola oil, or any other kind. Avoid ALL oil (Dr. Esselstyn).

I Should Use Coconut Oil, Right? Dr. Esselstyn’s mantra is “NO OIL!” How can he be so emphatic? Could it be that vegetable oils have absolutely no: fiber, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals, or essential fats? Is it possible that a lot of calories and an abundance of saturated fat lurk in the fatty “healing elixir?” Maybe it’s because oil injures the endothelium, the innermost lining of the artery, the ‘gateway to vascular disease.’

Is Coconut Oil Healthy or Hazardous? Oil and fat are oil and fat.


Eggs

Lurking Beneath the Shell: Health Concerns with Eggs There are many reasons to eliminate eggs from your diet. Recent studies suggest that egg consumption can cause heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer

Eggs have zero dietary fiber, and more than 60 percent of their calories are from fat—-a large portion of which is saturated fat. An average-sized egg also contains an unhealthful 186 milligrams of cholesterol. To put this amount in perspective, those with high cholesterol, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease are advised to limit their daily intake to less than 200 milligrams. But any dietary cholesterol is unnecessary, as our bodies already produce more than enough for our needs.

A 2011 Harvard study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that eating eggs is linked to developing prostate cancer. By consuming 2.5 eggs per week, men increased their risk for a lethal form of prostate cancer by 81 percent, compared with men who consumed less than half an egg per week.

Researchers found that those who consumed the most eggs increased their risk for cardiovascular disease by 19 percent, and for those who already had diabetes, their risk for developing heart disease spiked to 83 percent.

Eggs are included in recipes for binding, leavening, and adding moisture. However, there are many simple replacements, such as ground flaxseeds or applesauce, which allow for fully enjoying favorite foods while avoiding possible health risks. Products like tofu and beans can even take the place of eggs, making tofu scramble or garbanzo bean eggless salad.


Links and Articles

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Farming Green

SeaShepherd

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Veganic Farming for uncorrupted food

Doctor Prescribes Plants for Health & Weight Loss Excellent article about WFPB approach

This Incredible New Jersey Doctor is Using Plant-Based Foods to Treat His Patients In the Western world, the concept of using food as medicine seems strange to many people because we don’t often stop to think about how the food we’re ingesting impacts health and well-being. When we eat a lot of junk food, we know we don’t feel our best, but most of us don’t actually stop to question why things like chips, cookies, and soda make us feel sluggish and what they are doing to our bodies.

Further, when we get sick (sometimes because of the way we eat), we tend to turn too short-term solutions to our symptoms like drugs or antibiotics without really looking at the root of the problem.

This is an issue that Dr. Jon Weiss is very familiar with. Dr. Weiss began his career as an emergency room physician and was taught to treat patients in the traditional symptom-based manner. However, when his 69-year-old father became ill with pancreatic cancer, Weiss’ entire philosophy on medicine changed.

Instead, Weiss buried himself in the library and learned all he could about alternative cures, specifically, he turned to plants. In his undergrad study, Weiss majored in botany and was drawn to the idea that a plant-based diet could improve human health. Using this knowledge, he developed a diet plan for his father that consisted primarily of broccoli, kale, brown rice, seaweed and collard greens.

Building off this experience, Weiss began to incorporate his findings while working as an assistant professor of clinical medicine at New Jersey Medical School. Now, he’s launched a revolutionary practice called Ethos Health that is the only farm-based primary care practice in the country. Unlike other doctor’s offices that are located in industrial complexes, Weiss’ practice is located on 342 acres of rolling farmland in Long Valley, New Jersey.

Ethos helps patients learn how they should select vegetables when they shop to help treat their individual conditions. As an added bonus, patients who come into the office can simply step out back afterwards and purchase farm-fresh crops growing right there!

“I think we are still just scratching the surface in learning how plants can help us avoid some of the chronic illnesses that we see,” Weiss says in Rutgers Today. “There is a great deal we can do to educate our patients about how they can help themselves with diet and exercise.”

So far, Weiss’ patients have experienced amazing results. Many other organizations, including the American Cancer Society assert that a diet rich with fresh fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of cancer and T. Colin Campbell has spent the past 50 years studying the connection between eating plant-based and a reduced risk of cancer. There are many additional lauded benefits of choosing more plant-based foods, including better cardiac health, lower risk of diabetes. A diet heavy in plant-based foods is one of the easiest ways to prevent long-term illnesses and improve longevity.

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11 Secrets the Food Industry doesn't want you to Know You see, food manufacturers think you're stupid. In fact, their marketing strategies rely on it...

The Truth About the China Study "People who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease. . . . People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease."

The China Study: Fact or Fallacy? Campbell actually raises a number of points I wholeheartedly agree with—particularly in the “Why Haven’t You Heard This?” section of his book, where he exposes the reality behind Big Pharma and the science industry at large. I admire Campbell’s philosophy towards nutritional research and echo his sentiments about the dangers of scientific reductionism.

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Plant-Based Diet Reduces Migraine Pain November 12, 2014. A plant-based diet reduces migraine pain, according to a new study in the Journal of Headache and Pain.

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Plant-Based Foods Protect Against Depression

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may protect against depression, according to a study published in BMC Medicine.. High consumption of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and legumes had the most protective effect against this condition.

Western Diet Shrinks Area of Brain

A Western diet, high in fat and animal protein causes the hippocampus to shrink, according to a study published in BMC Medicine.

Researchers monitored the diets of 255 participants from the Personality and Total Health Through Life Study and measured the size of the left hippocampal section of the brain. Those who ate a diet rich in fruits and vegetables had a larger hippocampal volume while those who ate a Western diet of processed meats, fried foods, and soft drinks had smaller volumes after a four-year period.

The implications from decreased hippocampus volume include impaired cognitive ability and learning and depression. This study hopes to emphasize dietary interventions as a valid method for to promote cognitive health in advanced age.


How

Record your food intake... "the more you stay aware of what you eat, the more weight you will lose" (149).

New Staples:

Pastas: 100% whole wheat pasta; Brown rice pasta

Whole Grains and Legumes: Oatmeal; Brown rice; Purple thai rice; Quinoa; Whole wheat couscous; Beans; Post Grape-Nuts

Breads, Crackers: 100% whole wheat bread, Ezekial 4:9; Whole grain Tortillas, Ezekial 4:9; Baked organic tortilla chips

Baking: 100% whole wheat flour; Applesauce; Raisins; Dates

Roots: Yams; Sweet potatoes; White potatoes; Onions

Dark leafy greens

Tofu

Frozen Foods: Chopped greens; Veg. mixes; Corn; Shelled, organic edamame

Beverages: Water; Alcohol... up to 2 drinks a day... For opimal weight loss, avoid all alcohol.

Reading labels... Your choices at the grocery store are going to either make or break your mindless habits during the rest of the week.

22 Healthy Foods to Stock

1. Staple Vegetables
For vegetables, stock up on carrots, celery, beets, and bell peppers, because they have a better shelf life than other vegetables. You can use them in stews, for making stock, with dips as a snack, and in a lot of other types of recipes.

17. Cooked Beans
Whenever you make a batch of beans, double the recipe so that you have extra to freeze. This cuts down a lot of prep time during the week.

To thaw: remove from the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight, or run under hot water to use them immediately.

18. Cooked Grains
Just as with beans, grains freeze and reheat beautifully. Store extra cooked rice and quinoa in your fridge and quick meals will be a breeze.

To thaw: remove from the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight, or steam them to use them immediately. Or place the frozen grains in a bowl, and set into a larger bowl partially filled with very hot water.

19. Frozen Vegetables
Stock up on frozen vegetables like corn, vegetable medleys, edamame, and green peas, and you will always have healthy options when you’re cooking.

21. Garlic and Ginger
Garlic and ginger are excellent to have for flavoring savory dishes, so I store minced garlic and grated ginger in small freezer bags when I have extra. There’s no need to defrost it before using.

22. Corn, Rice, and Wheat Tortillas
These freeze well, and tortillas are endlessly useful when making tacos, wraps, quesadillas, and other handheld meals.

A Guest Post by Dustin Rudolph, the Plant-Based Pharmacist A little over four years ago my eyes were opened to a whole new world. I learned what it really meant to bring others back to an optimal state of health. Not just temporary health, but long term health, where individuals thrive as the years and decades go by. This new world was opened to me when I became aware of the healing powers of a whole foods, plant-based diet. I had read The China Study by the highly respected Dr. T. Colin Campbell of Cornell University. As it turned out, food is the best medicine you can give a human being when facing a chronic illness.

I believe now that it should be the first thing taught to all aspiring healthcare practitioners and the primary point emphasized in the treatment of chronic diseases. Food is why we are in this healthcare crisis, and food is also the way out of it. When I finally grasped this concept, my life (and my professional career) forever changed. The idea of food as medicine now serves as the basis of my message to others in their quest for optimal health.

Adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet is the best thing you could ever do for yourself. It will bring about vibrant health, lessen the carbon footprint on the world we live in, and increase the welfare of all living creatures living on this planet. It is truly a win-win-win situation. With that being said, I’m going to ask of you something that no pharmacist has ever asked of you before – please put me out of business by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. You will eliminate and/or reduce the need for medications and live a disease free life in the process.

Veganism Vegans are vulnerable to deficiencies in vitamins B12 and D, omega-3 fatty acids, and calcium. But they have higher levels of vitamin B1, folate, vitamins C and E, and magnesium. Vegans need to supplement B12 because there is no reliable source in their diet. But B12 and D deficiencies are common in everyone, not just vegans, and doctors recommend supplementation for older people with all diets because our ability to assimilate vitamins weakens as we age.


Save the Earth

Join One Green Planet’s ‘Eat for the Planet’ Movement! As the largest independent green site on the Internet with the largest vegan recipe database, One Green Planet is the leading voice in the sustainable food space. Using this authority, the #EatForThePlanet campaign aims to inspire the public to take control of the damage being caused by animal agriculture, and show them how the fork can be an incredibly effective tool in the fight against climate change... the real war against climate change is being fought on our plates... It’s time for us to recognize that animal agriculture is the leading cause of the climate crisis and exercise our power to be a part of the solution with every food choice we make.

If every person in the U.S. were to choose more plant-based foods, we could cut our carbon footprint in half, save around 200,000 gallons of water each redirect enough grain from the livestock system to feed roughly 2 billion people. We have the potential to make an enormous impact.

If every person in the U.S. were to choose more plant-based foods, we could cut our carbon footprint in half, save around 200,000 gallons of water each redirect enough grain from the livestock system to feed roughly 2 billion people. We have the potential to make an enormous impact.

For a lot on the environment, see Environment and Environmental Issues.

3 Sometimes Forgotten Reasons Organic Whole Foods Are Better for the Environment Once we started to understand how the plethora of pesticides and other chemicals used to grow food en masse impact not only our own health, but also the health of the planet and animals as well, organic produce became all the more desirable.

1. More Organic Means Less Chemicals in the Ecosystem

2. More Biodiversity

3. Organic Whole Foods Cause Less Waste

The footprint of all the packaging used to make that corn chip, to have the convenience of microwave dinner, causes an almost inconceivable amount of waste. But, organic whole foods just provide some skins or peels, bits, and ends, to throw into a compost bin, which in turn provides us with rich, healthy soil for the next crop to grow in. No waste necessary.

What Are We Exactly Celebrating on Thanksgiving? By Jim Hightower / AlterNet November 25, 2015

We face a momentous choice: a food future rooted in the ethic of sustainable agriculture or in exploitative agri-industry.

America certainly has an abundance of food (even though many Americans do not), yet we face a momentous choice: a food future rooted in the ethic of sustainable agriculture (emphasis on "culture") or in exploitative agri-industry.

The conglomeratized, Wall Streetized, monopolized, globalized, chemicalized and plasticized model of treating dinner as just another manufactured product is presently dominant. Big Food has gained this control, not because its product is superior, but because, for the past 70 years, the corporate powers have ruthlessly abused their financial, marketing and political muscles to bully and shove aside anyone in their way.

What better symbol of agri-industry's vision of "food" than that ubiquitous Thanksgiving "Butterball" turkey. In a succession of corporate deals, the brand has passed from Swift & Co. to ConAgra to Smithfield Foods and now to the shipping giant Seaboard Inc. Whatever its industrial flag, the Butterball has been hoisted onto our tables by huge advertising budgets and promotion payments to supermarkets. The bird itself has been grotesquely deformed by industrial geneticists to have breasts so ponderous that the turkeys can't walk, stand or even reproduce on their own (thus earning the nickname "dead-end birds"). Adding torture to this intentional deformity, the industry sentences them to dismal lives in tiny confinement cages inside the sprawling steel and concrete animal factories that scar America's rural landscape -- monuments to greed-based corporate "husbandry."

As the eminent farmer-poet-activist Wendell Berry tells us, eating is a profound political act. It lets you and me vote for the Butterball industrial model or choose to go back to the future of agriculture, which is the art and science of cooperating with, rather than overwhelming, nature. That cooperative ethic is the choice of the remarkable Good Food Uprising that has spread across the country in the past 30 years. Now the fastest growing segment of the food economy, it is creating the alternative model of a local, sustainable, small-scale, community-based, organic, humane, healthy, democratic -- and tasty -- food system for all.

Agri-industry doesn't care whether it makes food or widgets, for it's run by people who are dedicated solely to making money. In contrast, those involved in agriculture love what they do and care deeply about making the very best food they can. Their attitude is summed up by Lee Jones, a sustainable farmer in Ohio. Asked what he'd be if he weren't a farmer, Lee replied: "Disappointed."

Earth is Running Out of Land … Seriously. And It’s Going to Spell Disaster for Our Food System The University of Sheffield’s Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures discovered that around one-third of the planet’s arable land (i.e. land that is suited for growing crops, excluding deserts, ice, etc), has been destroyed by erosion or pollution in the past 40 years alone.

According to the to study’s authors, the loss was “catastrophic” and near irreversible without major changes to agricultural practice. Considering 33 percent of land worldwide is occupied with growing livestock feed and another 26 percent is being used to graze animals for consumption … we have to say we absolutely agree with the whole “catastrophic” thing … in fact, that might not even do it justice.

While this news is absolutely ridiculous, the reality is that we can all do something about this, starting today. By shifting our diets away from animal agriculture and towards more plant-based foods, we can redirect enough grain to feed 1.4 billion people.

Eat for the Planet http://www.onegreenplanet.org/ campaign

In the past 40 years, we’ve lost 52 percent of wildlife from the face of the planet; there is currently more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been in the past 800,000 years and our oceans are riddled with over 400 massive dead zones, completely devoid of life due to our pollution. While it may be difficult to fathom the fact that humankind has been responsible for this enormous amount of damage, it is the reality. But what is possibly even more challenging for people to understand is that something as simple as the food choices we make every day can be intrinsically tied to this destruction. Especially, our appetite for meat, dairy and eggs.

70% of global freshwater supplies are used for agriculture.
14.5% of global greenhouse emissions are produced by livestock.
45% of [mostly] arable global land is occupied to raise livestock.
33% of arable global land is used to grow feed for livestock.

These statistics illustrate the devastating use of land resources, freshwater supplies and sheer volume of greenhouse gases produced by the livestock industry, and yet, 850 million people across the world still suffer from lack of food. Not to mention, animal agriculture is also the leading driver of deforestation and habitat loss which has pushed countless endangered species on to the brink of extinction. As our population grows to nine billion by 2050, these percentages are set to grow exponentially.

If every person in the U.S. were to choose more plant-based foods, we could cut our carbon footprint in half, save around 200,000 gallons of water each, redirect enough grain from the livestock system to feed roughly 2 billion people. We have the potential to make an enormous impact.

No matter how you look at it, the animal agriculture industry is a losing bet for the environment, animals, and people. It is time that we stop looking for ways to make this archaic industry “less inhumane,” “less environmentally destructive,” and “less unhealthy,” and choose an option that is not “less bad” but undeniably better: plant-based.

Eating for the planet has never been easier … or more delicious. One Green Planet just happens to be home to the largest vegan recipe database on the web – and trust us, once you dive in, you’ll probably ask yourself why you never considered eating plant-based before.

10 Scary Facts About Meat and the Environment It takes more than nine times the fossil fuel to produce one calorie of meat than it does one calorie of plant protein.

Agriculture uses 70% of the earth's available fresh water. With one third of that used to produce grain fed to livestock [instead of hungry people].

26% of land worldwide is used for grazing livestock. And 33 percent more is used for growing livestock feed.

51% of global greenhouse gases are due to lifestock.

70% of grain grown in the U.S. is fed to animals in feedlots.

It takes 4.5 pounds of feed to produce just one pound of chicken.

Beef eaters use 160 times more land resources than plant based eaters do.

The EPA estimates that animal agriculture accounts for 50-80 percent of all man-made ammonia volatization in the U.S. [Ammonia gas can be lost from the soil and return to the atmosphere. This is called ammonia volatilization (U. of Missouri). Ammonia volatilization reduces the economic efficiency of agricultural cropping systems (Wikipedia).

Animals raised for food produce approximately 130 times more excrement [poop] than the entire human population.

By choosing to eat more plant-based foods, you can drastically cut your carbon footprint, save precious water supplies and help ensure that vital crop resources are fed to people, rather than livestock.

Diet and Global Warming If one takes the threat of global warming seriously, the most powerful personal step you can take may well be choosing a vegetarian diet.

Sierra Rise stories to save the planet...Support a plant-based diet. Hosted by Sierra Club.


Dairy

Got a Prostate? Ditch the Dairy. This isn’t the first study that links dairy products with prostate cancer. Research published in 2013 shows that eating dairy products results in a 12 percent increased chance of developing prostate cancer. With dairy consumption linked to both prostate cancer and reduced odds of survival after diagnosis, dropping dairy products from your diet is the safest bet.

Dairy Causes Cancer read Campbell, T. Colin. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health. NY: BenBella, 2006. Most important study ever done on nutrition and health. It is criminal that doctors are not taught this and tell their patients.

Dr. Campbell did extensive research on casein [the protein in milk]. When he fed casein to rats they got cancer. When he withheld casein, their cancer went away. It's all in the book. Read the book.


REFERENCES

Campbell, T. Colin. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health. NY: BenBella, 2006. Most important study ever done on nutrition and health. It is criminal that doctors are not taught this and tell their patients.

Campbell, Thomas, and T. Colin Campbell. The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study's Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet. Rodale Books, 2015. "goes beyond the why and shows readers how to make the transition - and enjoy the journey - with practical guidance and a simple plan to make a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle easy and sustainable."

Esselstyn, Caldwell B. Jr.. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure. NY: Avery, 2008. (We talked by phone-basing regimen on this). Requires very strict regimen, but would you rather have heart disease and die? This book is the best of the best.

McDougall, John A. The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss. NY: Dutton, 1994. Similar story but very inspiring. By the son, also a physician.

-----. The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart. NY: Plume, 1998. Same as Esselstyn but fewer details.

McDougall, John A. and Mary. The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! Rodale Books; Reprint edition, 2013.

-----. The McDougall Plan. Ingram Book Co., 1983. The original book. The second half is recipes by Mary McDougall. A good summary of WFPB.

Stone, Gene and T. Colin Campbell. Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health. The Experiment, 2011. The beginning of a large franchise based on the China Study. Not original research, but good marketing which can change minds.


Unprocessed

Video: Chef AJ: Are You Ready To Go Unprocessed? Watch her make Smoky Black Bean Soup, Red lentil chili, Quinoa Salad with pistachios and currants (or raisins), Hail to the Kale Salad,

Low sodium tamari or raw coconut aminos. Processed foods are full of fat, sugar and salt. Dr. Goldhammer. There is no oil in nature; it is a highly processed/refined food. Oil is 4000 calories a pound, vegetables are a 100 calories a pound. Uses date paste for sweetener. Soak dates in water or pomegranate juice. 1 lb dates to 1 lb water. Use boiling water. Use food processor with S blade. Puree it. Uses Instant Pot - 6 quart Instant Pot IP-DUO60. 6-In-1 multi-functional cooker (pressure cooker, sauté/browning, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer & warmer). Large, easy to use control panel. 10 built-in smart programs: meat/stew, sauté, poultry, soup, bean/chili, congee, steam, multigrain, rice and slow cook with 3 adjustable modes 10 proven safety mechanisms: UL & ULC certified. Safe; latest 3rd generation technology; convenient and dependable. Delay cooking timer: up to 24-hour; Automatic keep-warm; Manual setting: up to 120 minute cook time; 3 temperatures for sauté/browning and slow cook. 5Qt 3-ply stainless steel cooking pot, stainless steel steaming rack The Instant Pot Is One Machine That Does the Work of 7 Gadgets - Product Review It cooks meals faster, and offers the option for a delayed programmable start time... Most of all, I love the convenience. I can set it and walk away, and it saves time cooking foods like dried beans, lentils, whole grains, and stew. It's also durable and easy to clean.

Instant Pot comes with an instruction manual and short booklet of recipes. While basic and brief, the instruction manual covers all of Instant Pot's functions, as well as the recommended ratio of ingredients (like grains and dried beans) to water, and the cook times for popular items. The Instant Pot website also offers the digital version of the instruction manual, as well as recipes, benefits of using the appliance, information on cook times, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Instant Pot.com an intelligent multi-cooker, capable of completely replacing pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer, yogurt maker and stockpot warmer. Most importantly, Instant Pot cooks meals faster with less energy while preserving more nutrients.

Hip Pressure Cooking

Video: Details of How to Use

Unprocessed, bk. by Chef AJ

Video: Plant-based Diets in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease Brenda Davis

Diet and lifestyle diseases are the number one killer globally. 70% of deaths in the West are caused by diet and lifestyle. An estimated 90% of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and 70% of cancers are entirely preventable. 2011 WHO report: the five lifestyle culprits are an unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol consumption and tobacco.

The best consumer unprocessed, high-fiber plant-based diets and lead physically active lifestyles. These populations are in rural China, South America, and Japan.

Blue Zone Longevity Lifestyle:

1. Eat less. Hara hachi bu - stop eating when you are 80% full.

2. Move more. Be as active as possible in daily activities.

3. Eat primarily unprocessed foods. Minimize intake of packaged foods, fast foods, and fried foods.

4. Eat more plants. Load up on vegetables, fruits, legumes, intact whole grains, nuts and seeds.

5. Eat less meat. Avoid processed meat completely.

6. Eat at home.

Take home idea: the healthiest, longest living populations in the world consume plant-based diets.

Lifestyle Medicine Institute - CHIP The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) - formerly Coronary Health Improvement Project - is an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight. This is done by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease.


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Healthy Living with Chef AJ - Ep.3 - Dr.Esselstyn Jr. & Dr.Campbell

Healthy Living with Chef AJ - Ep.2 - Dr.T. Colin Campbell


Veganism


Sources for Vegan Foods


Impossible Foods not available here, currently aiming at restaurants in California

Impossible Foods vegan start-up: Impossible Foods is making delicious meats and cheeses directly from simple plant ingredients. Our foods have the irresistibly delicious taste and texture of animal products, but no cholesterol, hormones, antibiotics, or slaughterhouse contaminants – and require far less land, water and energy to produce.

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Brands I use in San Antonio:

Amy's
Annie's
Annie Chun
Beyond Meat
Bragg's
Daiya
Field Roast
Follow Your Heart Vegan
Garden of Eatin
Go Veggie!
Hilary's Eat Well
One Degree Organics
Pacific Organic
Sir Kensington’s
Sophie's Choice
Sweet Earth
Tasty Bite
Vega
Vegenaise
Walden Farms
If you are not sensitive to soy or high sodium:

Amy's
Boca
Earth Balance Vegan
Gardein
Lightlife
Tofurky

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