March 20, 2014

TMAO: A Toxic Substance Formed When You Eat Meat Can Make You … Dead Meat

By Robert Ostfeld, M.D., M.Sc.  
We can add another reason to the list of why we should not eat meat. If the saturated fat and cholesterol in meat were not enough, there is a newly identified toxic kid on the block: trimethylamineoxide (TMAO). Click here to read the article.

Fragrant Kidney Bean Lentil Dal

By Dreena Burton
This dish is a dal of sorts, and is especially fragrant and flavorful, rich with spices, and yet not spicy in a hot sense. I enjoy how this dish is not hot-spicy, however, you can always add a few splashes of hot sauce if you like. View the recipe here.

Happy Birthday to Colin Campbell

T. Colin Campbell turned 80 on March 14th. We wish him a very happy birthday!

Saturated Fat Is OK to Eat? Dr. McDougall's Comments 

A recent article published in the Anals of Internal Medicine suggests that saturated fat is not harmful. Click here to read Dr. McDougall's comments.

Vegan Athlete Robert Cheeke

Our good friend and vegan athlete Robert Cheeke visiting here in Southern California. He fuels his active lifestyle by eating generous portions of fresh fruit as well as other favorites like potatoes, yams, brown rice, and quinoa. When discussing his lifestyle, Robert recently said, "Just plant-based whole foods these days with some Vitamin B-12. Train hard and smile often. That's my philosophy."

Plant-Based Energy

Tubers like the sweet potatoes shown above are healthy, satisfying, tasty, and affordable. Tubers along with fruit, whole grains, starchy vegetables, and legumes are the main energy source on a whole-food, plant-based diet.

Dr. McDougall Criticizes Low-Carb Diets

John McDougall M.D.'s recent one-hour presentation covered the problems with low-carb dieting and the positive effects of a diet based in starches such as potatoes, beans, rice and barley. Click here to watch the video.

The Unhealthy Meat Market

A thought-provoking op-ed about our country's animal agricultural system. Click here to read the article in The New York Times

Engine 2 Retreat on the West Coast

Learn how to master the plant-strong lifestyle at the Engine 2 Retreat in Portland, Oregon from April 25 - April 27.

Special guest John McDougall, MD will be the keynote presenter on Friday evening. Join host Rip Esselstyn along with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Doug Lisle, and others for a weekend of food, fun, and education!

Click here for more info and to sign up now!

Delicious Dinner

This week we had a dinner of quinoa salad with fava beans, spicy potatoes, and vegetable lentil soup. What was your favorite dinner of the week? Join the conversation on Facebook.
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