January 22, 2014

1907 New York Times Article Shows that Meat Causes Cancer. A Century Later, Many People
Still Haven’t Heard the News

By Neal Barnard, M.D.   
In a recent NPR debate about the risks of meat-eating, I put forward the proposition that meat causes cancer. Judging by faces in the audience, this was a new idea. While everyone understands the link between cancer and cigarettes, the link with meat has somehow escaped notice. Click here to read the article.

How My Cardiologist and Forks Over Knives
Changed My Destiny

By Jamie Brinck   

In 2008, three weeks before my forty-fourth birthday, I had a heart attack. I was not really surprised, because of my family history and my lifestyle. My father died in his fifties from a massive heart attack; as did his parents. My mother suffered from heart problems as well and finally died from heart failure. Read the full testimonial here.

Heart Disease Reversal

The nation's number one killer is largely a preventable and treatable disease. Click here to share the message on Facebook.

Puréed Spicy Sweet Potato with Chickpeas

By Dreena Burton

This soup combines sweet potatoes with earthy spices, a good dose of fresh ginger, and just a small amount of nut butter (gives depth of flavor without being too heavy or cloying). View the recipe here.

Roasted Tomato and Cannellini Bean Pasta

By Heather McDougall

This recipe is so easy to put together and can easily be doubled. I serve this with sautéed kale. I like this dish with a lot of garlic, but you can adjust this as you wish. View the recipe here.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Changing Our Taste Buds

This two-minute video from Nutrition Facts looks at scientific research on how our taste buds change the healthier we eat. Click here to watch the video.

Bananas from the Maldives

We bought these delicious bananas at a market in Malé, Maldives. In tropical regions, we find bananas usually have a different and much better flavor than the ones we find at home. Click here to join the conversation on Facebook.

Papaya in a Generous Quantity

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