February 11, 2014

The Smoke and Mirrors Behind
Wheat Belly and Grain Brain

By John McDougall, M.D.  

The Atkins Diet lives on in the current bestselling books Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD and Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD. Robert Atkins, MD, creator of the Atkins Diet, was upfront with his recommendations to eat a diet almost exclusively made up of meat, poultry, cheese, butter, fish, and eggs, with very little plant-foods. Click here to read the article.

The Health Care Doctors Forgot: Why Ordinary
Food Will Be the New Medicine of the Future

The effect of a whole-food, plant-based diet on human health is profound, with a significant potential to revolutionize health care. Click here to read T. Colin Campbell's blog post on the Huffington Post.

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

By Isa Chandra Moskowitz   
These dense, fudgy brownies have loads and loads of melt-in-your-mouth raspberry yumminess. Frozen berries actually will work better here because the dough is very stiff, and frozen berries are easier to fold in. View the recipe here.

Fit Doesn’t Mean Healthy … Now at 50 I’m Both!

By Suzanna McGee

I am a former Ms. Natural Olympia drug-free bodybuilding champion. My mantra used to be “protein, protein, protein!” Six times a day, I ate chicken, meat, fish, egg whites, or whey―up to 300 grams a day! I thought this was the right way to eat. Read the full testimonial here.

Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?

This three-minute Nutrition Facts video looks at whether fish oil really lowers the risk of heart disease or stroke. Click here to watch.

Careers in Plant-Based Nutrition:
Options for Action in an Emerging Field

By Micaela Karlsen, M.S.P.H.
We need you. We have never before been faced with so much overweight, chronic disease, and associated emotional and financial ill effects of the standard American diet. We have much to do if we are to turn this situation around, and fortunately, many paths lead to positive change. Click here to read the article.

Cancer Cases Expected to
Increase 70% Over Next 20 Years

Cancer rates to rise dramatically as poorer countries adopt more affluent lifestyles. Click here to read the article in the Denver Post.

The Mayor Went Vegan, Then Spread the Word

Good article in The New York Times about Marshall, Texas, a small city where a growing number of residents are taking up healthy, plant-based eating. Click here to read the article.

Cranberry Orange Pumpkin Muffins

By Chef AJ  
When organic canned pumpkin is plentiful, I like to make pumpkin spice oatmeal in the morning. One day I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to eat it and I wondered how it would taste baked into a muffin. The result was pure pumpkin perfection! View the recipe here.

Convincing Doctors to Embrace Lifestyle Medicine

This Nutrition Facts video looks at a 2011 editorial from the director of Yale's Prevention Research Center, which discussed putting faces to the tragedy of millions suffering and dying from chronic illness. Click here to watch the three-minute video.

Scenes from the Market

There's something great about seeing fresh, brightly-colored fruits and vegetables at a farmers market. Don’t you agree?

Obesity Is Found to Gain Its Hold in Earliest Years

Obesity established at a very young age, according to a new study. Click here to read the article in the New York Times.

We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer

CT scans are overused and causing cancer, according to an op-ed in The New York Times by Rita Redberg, MD, and Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD. Click here to read the op-ed.

Fusilli Primavera

Pictured is a Fusilli Primavera we made using quinoa pasta. What plant-based entrées have you really enjoyed recently? Join the conversation on Facebook.

Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast potatoes ... we're working on the recipe for the FOK transition guide, due out later this year.


Some fruit-based sorbets and ice creams, along with some rice-based puddings. We made them for some guests, who were very pleased!
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