March 5, 2013

We Are More than What We Eat: The Hidden Benefits
of Eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

By Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. 

Many people embark on the journey of following a whole-food, plant-based diet with the sole intention of improving their heath and enhancing their quality of life. And while improved physical wellbeing is a worthy goal in-and-of itself and its benefits are indisputable, it is by no means the only benefit of eating “plant-strong.” Read the full article here

Dr. John McDougall Addresses the Recent News
Story Recommending Olive Oil

John McDougall, M.D. looks at the details of a just-released study suggesting benefits of using olive oil and dismissing a low-fat diet. Please click here to read the article

Diet and Lifestyle Helped Me Become a Champion Again

By Pam Boteler  

I had been at the top of women’s canoe. I was undefeated in the U.S. since 2000 and ranked with the world’s best. However, in 2004, I was 36 and burned out. Read the full article here

Protein, Puberty, and Pollutants

In this 4-minute video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at research on early onset puberty and animal protein consumption. Click here to watch the video.

Check Out February's McDougall Newsletter

February's McDougall Newsletter is highly recommended. It features an article about John McDougall, M.D.'s mentor and diet and health pioneer, Nathan Pritikin; the article includes an imbedded 1982 video discussion between the two that is a must-see for fans of the food-for-health movement.

The newsletter also features a look at specific societies and their health prior to the globalization of the Western diet. Did you know that in 1949 the Okinawans - known for their longevity and low rates of chronic disease - consumed 85% of their calories from carbohydrates? This came mainly in the form of sweet potatoes. Meanwhile, calories from all animal sources were less than 4% of calories.

Click here to enjoy February's McDougall Newsletter. Be sure to sign up while you're there (it's free!) so you can receive future ones directly to your inbox.

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Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook a
New York Times Bestseller for 27th Week

Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook is a New York Times Bestseller for the 27th week landing at #6 in Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous. The latest ranking will be published on March 10, 2013. Buy the book on ForksOverKnives.comAmazon or Barnes and Noble
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