November 14, 2013

About 70 Million Americans Could Take Statins
Under New Guidelines

New guidelines from The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association focus on more pills as a solution to heart disease. Click here to the article in the Los Angeles Times.

Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease

Modern medicine continues to treat mainly "risk factors" or symptoms, despite evidence that lifestyle changes are more effective in eradicating chronic illnesses. Click here to watch this five-minute video from Nutrition Facts.

Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade mango-banana ice cream. We simply placed frozen mangoes and frozen bananas through a Champion juicer, and added crunchy granola.

5 Ways to Lower Cholesterol

One would think in an article titled "5 Ways to Lower Cholesterol," the main advice would be simple enough: avoid animal foods, since all animal foods contain cholesterol; and instead, consume plant-based foods, all of which do not contain any cholesterol. Unfortunately, as this CNN articles demonstrates, too many health writers and nutritionists do not understand what is a seemingly simple concept. Click here to read the article.

How Not to Need Viagra

By Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D.

Erectile dysfunction has been getting a lot of publicity in recent years, and when a brand-new drug, Viagra, hit the market in 1998, it zoomed immediately to the top of the list of best-selling pharmaceuticals, helped by heavy advertising and lots of free samples. Click here to read the article.

Loving Life at 90

Dancer and musician Phyllis Sues is one inspiring women. Click here to read her article on the Huffington Post.

Engine 2 Retreats by Forks Over Knives
2014 Schedule

Learn directly from the best and brightest educators in the field about the whole-food, plant-based lifestyle that is proven to prevent and even reverse chronic diseases—while helping you reach an optimum weight.
Our seven exciting events will be hosted by Rip Esselstyn and feature speakers Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Michael Greger, M.D., Jane Esselstyn, R.N., Doug Lisle, Ph.D., Ann Esselstyn, Natala Constantine, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and more!
2014 dates and locations are as follows:
  • February 28 – March 2 in Phoenix, Arizona
  • April 25 – 27 in Portland, Oregon
  • May 17 – 23 in Sedona, Arizona (Week long event)
  • June 27 – 29 in Chicago, Illinois
  • August 16 – 17 in Hudson, New York (Special event at the Esselstyn family farm)
  • September 12 – 14 in Austin, Texas
  • October 12 – 18 in Sedona, Arizona (Week long event)
There will be life-saving lessons about making yourself heart-attack proof; cooking demonstrations; training for how to shop for healthy foods; strategies for eating out in restaurants and airports; morning workouts with Rip; plant-strong meals and more! Join us for a weekend of fun, food and education...

Click here for more info and to sign up now!

Vitamins Don’t Prevent Heart Disease
or Cancer, Experts Find

Despite billions of dollars being spent each year on supplements and extractions, evidence continues to abound that nutrition is best delivered through whole food. Click here to read the article from NBC News.

Incorporating Compassion for Farmed Animals

By Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M.  

In a speech before the House of Commons in London, Dr. Melanie Joy discusses how we might find a similar compassion for farmed animals that we do for our pets and other living beings. Click here to read the text from Dr. Joy's inspiring presentation.

Children and the American Diet

Jane Says: Don't Limit Yourself to Any One Apple Variety

There are many varieties of apples and many ways you can use them, as discussed in this article from the people at Food Inc. Click here to read the article.

Moby Signing FOK Limited Edition Posters

Shown above is musician Moby autographing FOK's limited edition "We Support the Revolution" posters. Stay tuned for more information about these posters!

Bizarro Comics


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