July 30, 2013

Velvety Macaroni

By Victoria Fiore

The true guilt free and creamy “Velvety Macaroni.” View the recipe here.

From Multiple Conditions to Healthier Couple ...
Thanks to FOK and Plant-Based Lifestyle

By Margee Kjelson

For most of my forties, I was in and out of the hospital, had over eight surgeries for various medical problems, and visited almost every specialist in town. To comfort myself, I turned to food. I was eating anything and everything, gaining more and more weight. It was a vicious cycle. Read the full testimonial here.

Doctors Should Start Advocating
Dietary Options to Treat Heart Disease

Dr. Daniela Drake, writing for The Daily Beast: "If history is any guide, the smart money is on continued expansion of the role of pharmaceuticals and costly invasive cardiac treatments. But what if the answer to preventing and reversing heart disease were truly just eating better? It can’t be that the medical community is in such thrall to pharmaceutical companies that we won’t seriously advocate dietary options. It can’t be that we physicians have so little faith in our patients that we don’t even offer them the choice." Click here to read Dr. Drake's article on The Daily Beast.

Special Farms 2 Forks Weekend at Esselstyn Farm!

 In just a few more weeks the final Farms 2 Forks Weekend of the year takes place at the Esselstyn family farm! Join us in upstate New York and enjoy the beautiful home and grounds featured in Forks Over Knives, while learning the plant-based lifestyle from the leading experts.

The weekend will feature special guest Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

Click here for more info and to sign up now!

Gene Baur - Ironman Lake Placid

Farm Sanctuary president Gene Baur participated in the Ironman Lake Placid race this past Sunday. The race is one of the world's most rigorous endurance events, which includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile run. Gene finished in under 12 hours. Pictured above is Gene the day before the race on part of the bicycle course … with a very nice t-shirt!

Colin Campbell on Whole Foods

Dietary Treatment for Painful Menstrual Periods

Dr. Michael Greger looks at research on how a low-fat, vegan diet can alleviate painful menstrual periods. Click here to watch this 3-minute video from

Tomatoes Make Us Smile

Tomatoes come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Are you enjoying tomatoes this summer? What are some of the plant-based dishes you prepare using tomatoes? We confess we enjoy eating them straight up! Join the conversation on Facebook

Fattest Country in the World: Mexico Overtakes U.S.

Article from the people at Food Inc. about Mexico's rapidly-rising obesity rate and how the obesity epidemic disproportionately impacts the poor. Click here to read the full article.

Mamey Sapote and Jackfruit

We visited south Florida this past weekend and enjoyed many tropical fruits like jackfruit (yellow) and mamey sapote. Have you tasted either of these tropical delights? Click here to join the conversation on Facebook.

Keitt Mangoes

Keitt mangoes from Robert Is Here Fruit Stand in Florida City, FL. This roadside produce haven was established in 1960 and has some of the best tropical fruit in the country! Have you visited this fruit stand or tried a keitt mango? Click here to comment on Facebook.
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