Saturday, November 26, 2016

These athletes went vegan — and stayed strong.

The Washington Post did a nice piece on athletes switching to vegan diets feeling stronger, healthier and happier too. Here's a highlight: “Your relationship with food becomes pleasing your palate versus making your body look good,” says bodybuilder Washington. “Even when I travel, I head straight for the local Whole Foods and start looking for the ingredients to make a spicy vegan pizza or pan-seared tofu with Japanese sweet potatoes. When you become a vegan, you become a foodie.” #veganathletes #plantpower #plantstrong #ahimsa
Sometimes it’s a matter of eating more calories to get enough protein....

Thursday, November 3, 2016

It's hard to find a yoga practitioner who smokes -- likely due to the wave of education we received and now ubiquitous awareness of the dangers of smoking tobacco. Unfortunately most yogis continue to eat food that contributes to disease...on a regular basis. This is not meant to cast blame, as awareness of nutrition science is not nearly at the level of awareness of tobacco. But how many people need to suffer needlessly until we reach a tipping point? It's our duties as yogis to educate ourselves, not just for ourselves but for the benefit of all beings. I'm hopeful that a tidal wave of change and awareness about our diet is approaching. #nutritionfacts #eatingmeatislikesmoking #FoodRx #SAD
Given that our diet is the #1 cause of death and disability, surely nutrition is the #1 thing doctors learn in medical school, right? Surely it’s the #1 thing your doctor talks to you about, right? How could there be such a disconnect between the science and the practice of medicine? Let’s do a thought experiment…...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


If you are looking for recipes, inspiration or meal planning, Lighter is an incredible resource! They have gathered an incredible roster of plant-based chefs, doctors, celebrities and more -- offering you free their favorite recipes. You can follow your favorites or let the site customize a meal plan based on your likes and interests. I have been following Jane Esselstyn and am loving her recipes! Dr Michael Greger, Rich Roll, Dreena Burton, Julie Montagu, and so many others are there. Check it out! #veganrecipes #plantbasedrecipes #FoodRx #Lighter
Jane Esselstyn is an inspiring force of nature, a dedicated nurse and researcher, and a master recipe developer. This powerful woman believes that Health Care is Self Care! We're so excited to share her delicious, nutritious recommendations!...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio

The long awaited #NatGeo documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio is now streaming free! Watch #BeforeTheFlood right here: Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. #lessmeatlessheat #climatechange #documentary
#BeforetheFlood is now streaming everywhere for free! You can watch it here, visit to find out where it’s streaming or watch it commercial free tonight at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel....

Monday, October 17, 2016

Dr. Garth Davis

Whole fruit is nutrient dense hydrating food! As it gets colder I find myself eating more of it to maintain an active lifestyle. There are no negatives with fruit -- as long as it's the whole fruit with the water intact. #fruitdoesabodygood #eatarainbow #fruitforlife #fruitarian #dontfearthefruit
I constantly tell my patients, eat as much fruit as you want. There are no negative studies on fruit. Fruit is extremely beneficial!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

13 Vegan Burgers That Are Almost Too Good To Be True

Mouthwatering plant-based burger art! #veganburgers #plantbasedburgers #foodart
Burgers for everyone!...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Produce Geek - Pumpkins for Decorating vs. Pumpkins for Baking

Ever wonder which pumpkins are best for pies or decoration? Organic ProduceGeek gives the lowdown on these seasonal treasures! #organicproducegeek #pumpkins #fallproduce #foodlessons
Can you bake with jack-o-lantern pumpkins? What about other pumpkins? Jonathan Steffy of chats about a few pumpkin varieties, which are g......

Sriracha bbq tempeh with beet salsa, sugar snap peas, micro greens, and lemon zest over tri-color quinoa. #wfpb #FoodRx #wholegrains #veganbbq

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Why "I'm not vegan"

This was not what I expected at all when an article linking to her video showed up in my news feed. Good vibes all around!! Such an unexpected and beautiful discovery to find Jill's video. From one plant-based pal to another, check out @Jill Stella's awesome youtube channel. #highvibes #loveoverlabels #compassionforall
Please check out my blog post about "Why I'm not vegan" to go deeper on the subject: Eating a veget......

Friday, October 7, 2016

Millennials and A Plant-Based Diet. Better Food, Better Choices.

"There is a momentum of “plants are better – kinder and more sustainable – than meat”and Millennials are pushing that trend hard. Not through absolutism or dogma, but by steadily turning away from the sales pitches of Big Food that they no longer trust. " #plantbaseddiets #millennials #lessmeatlessheat #betterchoices
They aren’t interested in doing what their parents did just for the sake of tradition but making better choices for themselves, animals & the environment....

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter Grades the Changing American Diet | Center for Science in the Public Interest

We can do better than this. It's as simple as eating more plants. “Americans are eating the diet recommended by food manufacturers and restaurants’ marketing departments, which encourage overconsumption of everything except for fruits and vegetables.” #Brahmacharya #SAD #eatmoreplants

Sunday, October 2, 2016

With Borscht-Belt humor, nutrition guru promotes a healthy, unsweetened New Year

Dr. Fuhrman offers tips to make the Jewish Near Year (Rosh Hashana) celebration sweeter by replacing unhealthy foods with those that are naturally sweet and nutritious. "So I think sharing white flour and white sugar baked goods is dangerous. And it’s something that our ancestors never did. There’s no white flour products in ancient times; we’re not recalling any tradition from the past by putting white flour in products." "You could make all types of breads that are healthy with mixed whole grains, with sprouted grains, with wheat berries, and you could sweeten things with dates and with raisins, and with things that are more wholesome rather than putting in honey also." #jewishnewyear #roshhashana #healthyholidays #drfuhrman #foodRx #wfpb
In his serious one-man crusade against the diet industry, Dr. Joel Furhman uses humor to gain steam, even as his followers lose weight...

Friday, September 30, 2016

Four Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Fluffy warm 4-ingredient plant-based pancakes are my favorite healthy comfort food. If you haven't checked out Lighter, this site is an incredible resource. They provide custom meal plans, recipes and you can follow your favorite authors, doctors and dietitians to see what they are eating. #lighterworld #veganrecipes #wfpb #oilfree #veganpancakes
This is the perfect recipe for Sunday morning brunch in a busy household. These pancakes have a great deal of protein and iron and are not overloaded with processed sugar like a regular pancake breakfast. Paired with fresh fruit, these pancakes are your favorite guilty pleasure breakfast turned into......

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Increased Lifespan From Beans |

Bean are nutritional powerhouses, rich in soluble and insoluble fiber which studies are showing is essential in keeping our gut bacteria happy. Consumption of beans in particular have been shown in large population studies to be protective against heart attacks. They are packed with slow burning complex carbohydrates, protein, iron, and other minerals. Beans are one of the most affordable superfoods! And they taste great too :D #staplefoods #beans #bluezones #nutritionfacts #gutbacteria #foodRx #forksoverknives
The intake of legumes—beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—may be the single most important dietary predictor of a long lifespan, but what about concerns about intestinal gas?...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Harvesting Your Nutrition | Huffington Post

"It seems like in today’s world we are constantly hearing about the latest diet or food trend that is all the craze...the actual best piece of advice is to do as our ancestors did. Count on the bounty of the seasons to feed and nurture our bodies. Eat foods that are harvested locally, when they are in season, and in their natural state. Because eating these seasonal foods in their natural state is one of the healthiest ways to eat this time of year." I've been going crazy over the fall/winter squash, sweeter cooler kale, broccoli, and arugula harvest that has begun here in NJ. Go with seasonal foods that are at their most delicious and nutritious this time of year! #fallfoods #autumnharvest #eatseasonally #foodphilosophy
THE BLOG Fall Harvesting Your Nutrition 09/19/2016 11:41 am ET Judi Sheppard Missett Founder and CEO of Jazzercise Leaves are beginning to turn, and temperatures are beginning to drop. It's time to bring out those cute boots and our favorite cardigans again. But also, it's a good time to think about......

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Delicious quick lunch took 5-min to prep using a mix of fresh local organic vegetables and some frozen prepared foods. @engine2diet poblano bean burger on sprouted E2 bun with creamed turmeric spinach and kimchi. Served with raw sweet peppers, sugar snaps, and cherry tomatoes. #eatarainbow #veganburgers #wfpb #foodRX #quickandhealthy #pbyogi

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'70's Food Movement Promoted Benefits Of Plant-Based Diet

On NPR this morning. Frances Moore Lappe started advocating plant based diets in the 70s, back when we didn't have a lot of the published science and supported evidence we have today. She's still making people more aware of the social and environmental consequences of our food choices and her book, Diet for a Small Planet, is as relevant today as ever. “Hope is not what we find in evidence, it's what we become in action. ” -Frances Moore Lappe #realfoodheroes #dietforasmallplanet #npr
Frances Moore Lappe wrote the book, Diet for a Small Planet, which advocates a vegetarian diet. The book started a conversation about the political, economic and health implications of food choices....

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

International Day of Peace 21 September

Happy International Day of Peace! The UN is using this day to promote its 17 Sustainable Development Goals to Improve Life All Around The Globe. If there is 1-thing -- actually 3-things, for most of us -- we can do TODAY to make a positive difference in ALL 17 goals, that thing is leaving animals off our plates. Even if it's just for one meal, if all of us do it everyday, it makes a huge difference. Our food choices are inextricably connected to the health, well-being, and peace of ALL life, people, animals, and our planet. "Every single one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is a building block in the global architecture of peace. It is critical that we mobilise means of implementation, including financial resources, technology development and transfer, and capacity-building, as well as the role of partnerships. Everyone has a stake and everyone has a contribution to make." To read more about the UN's report on how going vegan can help save the world: #internationaldayofpeace #lessmeatlessheat #flexitarian #govegan #peaceonearth #ahimsa
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples....

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NY-based Chief of Cardiology Goes Vegan

There is a sea change coming. More and more doctors are learning that patients look to them for advice on health and nutrition, so they need to be examples themselves. #foodRX #vegandoctors #forksoverknives
John C. Teeters, MD is the latest prominent doctor to adopt a plant-based diet, and now advocates for his patients to do the same....

6 Awesome Vegan Restaurants in Miami

Miami looks like it is becoming a mecca of vegan cuisine! #veganfoodscene #veganmiami #seedfoodandwine
Eating vegan in Miami in 2016 isn’t what it used to be - it's much better....

Monday, September 19, 2016

Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Health |

"Most deaths in the United States are preventable, and related to nutrition. According to the most rigorous analysis of risk factors ever published—the Global Burden of Disease Study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—the number one cause of death in the United States, and the number one cause of disability, is our diet, which has bumped tobacco smoking to number two. Smoking now only kills a half million Americans every year, whereas our diet kills hundreds of thousands more." I try not to bombard friends on Facebook with my opinions or beliefs about making personal choices. But when it comes to nutrition, I am passionate about sharing what I've learned because we're talking about information that can make or break the health and well-being of our families, our loved ones. When it comes to life and death decisions about what we consume on a daily basis, why are we so interested in peoples' opinions (of this fad diet or the next) -- or cling to our own? Shouldn't we demand the best available evidence? if anyone is seeking a reliable source for the facts on food, separates itself from most other sites because they don't accept any money from groups and they give you the source, the data, the graphs and let you make up your own mind. They don't tell you what to eat. But I can tell you that after reviewing the facts, I could not continue eating the way I believed was healthy 6-years ago. #showmethescience #nutritionfacts #lifestyleintervention
If that’s all a healthy plant-based diet could do—reverse the #1 killer of men and women—shouldn’t that be the default diet, until proven otherwise?...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce - My Whole Food Life

Is the end of summer harvest making you tired of tomato sauce? Here's a creamy comforting sauce alternative! I will typically use a lot less cashews (somewhere around 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup I find is plenty) and I'll add 1/4 to 1/2 cup nutritional yeast. If I'm making my vegan smokey mac and chease, I'll also add smoked paprika and a few drops of liquid smoke. This sauce works with almost any kind of winter squash including pumpkin! #vegancomfortfoods #wintersquash #veganmacandcheese #wfpb
Make this Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce with a few simple steps. Only 5 ingredients. Vegan, gluten free and paleo....

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Another expose of how food industry funding influences study results. The parallels between tabacco companies and smoking research are staggering. Hopefully it won't take another 11,000 studies, like it did with smoking, to get the truth out. #satya #nutritionstudies #followthemoney #industryskewsscience
#BreakingMedicalNews September 13, 2016 Authors uncovered correspondence and other documentation that exposed the sugar industry’s influence on scientific results, according to an investigation published in JAMA Internal Medicine....

Monday, September 12, 2016

High animal protein intake associated with higher, plant protein with lower mortality rate: Increased death risk primarily associated with red meats, eggs and dairy -- not found among those with healthy lifestyle

The findings in this study are significant because they explain the gap between the mortality rates of ovo-lacto vegetarians and vegans. For cancer specifically, it turns out that consumption of eggs increases the risk factor for cancer MORE than processed meats. Moving away from a meat centered diet towards a vegetarian diet can be a positive step, but it's important that everyone receives this information so that we can make conscious choices based on the best available evidence, for our health, the health of the planet, and the animals. #nutritionfacts #nutritionstudies #Satya
The largest study to examine the effects of different sources of dietary protein found that a high intake of proteins from animal sources -- particularly processed and unprocessed red meats -- was associated with a higher mortality rate, while a high intake of protein from plant sources was associat......

Matthew Kenney: Why I’m Vegan

Chef Matthew Kenney's personal evolution: "Eventually, my passion for health overtook my passion for business as usual. It evolved through my yoga practice and becoming more connected to the planet. One night, a friend invited me to a random raw food restaurant in the East Village.. We dined...surrounded by one of the most unusual groups of people I’d ever seen in a restaurant. They glowed, with skin like nectar and eyes as bright as stars. It sounds bit alien, but the imagery in those early days of raw food was powerful and I saw beneath the surface. Food could change lives." #thefutureoffood #whygovegan #matthewkenney #yogafood
Nobody needs a 46-oz. steak to get through a day trading stocks....