Thursday, June 30, 2016

Neal Barnard, M.D.

As of today, animals will no longer be part of US Medical School Students' training. Thank you Neil for championing this cause and seeing it through!

"When I was a medical student training to save lives, I was shocked when I was asked to kill my first patient as part of a dog lab course. I refused to participate and vowed that one day, I would end this practice in U.S. medical schools. After decades of perseverance by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and our many friends and supporters, I am thrilled to announce that today, that day has come. Thank you for helping us reach this monumental milestone in improving medical education!" - Neal Barnard
 #progress #pcrm...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Turmeric or Curcumin: Plants vs. Pills |

Curcumin-free turmeric, from which the so-called active ingredient has been removed, may be as effective or even more potent.
This is exemplary of why time and again, the _whole food_ wins out over the isolated nutrient. Yoga teaches us to break apart in order to examine and understand, but ultimately that it is the coming together again (the union of the parts) or the whole that is important. #wholefoods #wfpb #tuermeric

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Super WFPB Salads from SweetGreen

Amidst a sea of unhealthy food at my work conference I found a @sweetgreen with a plethora of organic whole food (no SOS) plant based salads, most of it locally sourced too! They loaded me up with kale, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, sweet potato, adzuki sprouts, chickpeas, nori, chili flakes, and hummus rather than dressing. This superfood meal cost me $7 and I was super satisfied. Wish we had a SweetGreens near me in NJ. #bostonvegan #vegansalad #everydaysuperfoods

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Google Predicts a Plant-Based Revolution!

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has named the number one “game-changing” trend of the future as the consumption of plant-based proteins instead of meat. In a report by Fortune, Schmidt spoke to thousands of investors and business executives at the Milken Institu
Schmidt isn’t just talking about eating more tofu. He continues, “The world is now ready to better produce synthetic food from plants with the help of computers and data crunching.” He points out that technology can help scientists identify the best plant combinations for both palatability and enhanced nutrition. #futureoffood...

Vegan Muscle and Fitness

In many areas of the USA we are fortunate to be in peak berry season. Berries are among the healthiest and tastiest foods on the planet -- yet most people do not consume enough. #eatmorefruit #dontfearthefructosefromwholefoods Please pass the fruit? #WeHeartFruit

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Would you take advice from a doctor that smokes?

If the balance of scientific evidence favors plant-based eating, why isn’t the medical profession at the forefront of encouraging people to eat healthier? That’s the question this video tries to answer.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Happy ‪#‎InternationalYogaDay‬!
"We are not only celebrating a day, but we are training the human mind to begin a new era of peace and harmony,
This is a program for the benefit of mankind, for a tension-free world and to spread the message of harmony."
-Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Many of us celebrate the solstice by practicing 108 sun salutations. To me, the beauty of this simple routine is that it can become a moving meditation even those who might view meditation as inaccessible. Through the repetition of just a few rounds, the mind no longer needs to tell the body how to move, we naturally tap into the flow. When we do this in conjunction with the breath, we move toward that deeper connection that yoga provides and transcend the physical practice. Our inner work -- connecting the mind and body -- expands to outer work -- creating more love, awareness, connection, communities, and peace.