June 6, 2013

The Myth of Complementary Protein

By Jeff Novick, M.S., R.D.
Recently, I was teaching a nutrition class and describing the adequacy of plant-based diets to meet human nutritional needs. A woman raised her hand and stated, “I’ve read that because plant foods don’t contain all the essential amino acids that humans need, to be healthy we must either eat animal protein or combine certain plant foods with others in order to ensure that we get complete proteins.” Click here to read the article.

Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet for Life

By Travis Goodrich

In February of 2012 I was morbidly obese, weighing in at 370 pounds. At 25 years old I was already experiencing chest pains and high blood pressure and showing signs of diabetes. I decided I needed to make a change. Read the full testimonial here.

Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

The results of a six-year study involving 73,000+ members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were published yesterday. Click here to read the article in The Wall Street Journal.

White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil

By Dreena Burton

The fresh thyme and basil add a fresh and vibrant taste to this hummus. The pureed cannellini beans are creamy white, which together with the green flecks from the fresh herbs, make this hummus pretty to look at… and scrumptious to eat! View the recipe here.

8 Crazy Side Effects of Drugs You Might Be Taking

The people at Food Inc. posted this article about medication side effects. Blue pee, hair growth, yellow teeth, and sleep-eating are a few of common ones from frequently prescribed drugs. Click here to read the article on

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Farm Sanctuary Author Talks About Eating Vegan

Nice interview with our friend Gene Baur, president of Farm Sanctuary, on KTLA this week. Click here to watch the segment (4:35).

Doughnut Peaches

A doughnut peach is smaller and flatter than a regular peach, and usually very sweet and juicy. These were found at the Santa Monica farmers' market. What fruit are you enjoying this time of year? Click here to join the conversation on our Facebook page.
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