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Janice Stanger, PhD

Will Fruit Make You Fat?

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 13, 2014 | Food

Read More: fruit, weight loss, whole foods plant based diet

Fears of Fruit Flood Ill-Informed Diets Controversy swirls around the question of whether people who are overweight should eat fruit. On the one hand, this food is regarded as the embodiment of health, unprocessed and rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fiber,...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Cold-Fighting Soup Helps Keep Winter Illness Away

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 12, 2014 | Food

Read More: colds, soup, whole foods plant-based recipes

This Soup Recipe Is Thick With Lightly Cooked Vegetables In winter you may find yourself near people who are coughing and sniffling. You don't want to be next. Or maybe you're already fighting a nasty cold yourself or, even worse,...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Irresistible Cooking Made Easy

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 6, 2013 | Food

Read More: Better Than Vegan, Chef Del, Forks Over Knives, whole foods plant-based recipes

Chef Del Sroufe Leads the Way to Health, One Recipe At a Time Better Than Vegan, Chef Del Sroufe's second cookbook, is a treasure trove of recipes, a philosophy of eating, and a compelling life story wrapped in with...

Sarah Taylor

Grass-Fed, Humanely Slaughtered Meat

Sarah Taylor | December 1, 2013 | Animals, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: grass-fed beef, humane slaughtering, Vegan

It seems to me that Americans are waking up at a faster and faster rate.  The idea that the vegan diet is just for Berkeley hippies is a very old idea indeed; as you’ve probably heard, even Al Gore has...

Sarah Taylor

The Traveling Vegan: France

Sarah Taylor | October 27, 2013 | Food, International

Read More: France, Paris, Vegan, vegan travel

France … the land of 35 hour workweeks, 2 hour lunches and Michelin 5 Star restaurants.  With the focus so heavily on food, you would expect the French would have come a long way in the realm of vegan dining,...

Jess Parsons

GMOs - what's the difference?

Jess Parsons | October 11, 2013 | Food

Read More: GMOs, labelling, marketing, media, money, public, safety, science, testing

Who you are changes what you hear....  Enjoy this simple cartoon on the two faces of the GMO message.   GMO Myths and Truths (120 page evidence-based report)  10 Myths that GMO companies want you to believe 5 GMO Myths...

Vegparadise Blog

Don't Bug My Yogurt; Dannon Is Already Doing It.

Vegparadise Blog | August 12, 2013 | Add category, Food, Health

Read More: carmine, cochineal, crushed insects, Dannon, food coloring, Starbucks, Tropicana, yogurt

Dannon has joined the lineup of companies that find it necessary to crush insects to add color to some of its products. The distinguished list of companies includes Starbucks and Tropicana. Both added cochineal or carmine derived from crushed insects...

Vegparadise Blog

AMA Declares Obesity a Disease; Is That Really Enough?

Vegparadise Blog | July 2, 2013 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Academic Medicine, AMA, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, obesity, pharmaceuticals, USDA

When the American Medical Association labeled obesity as a disease, they in essence turned the health care world upside down. What a boon this new disease will be for the pharmaceutical industry! But is the blue or pink pill the...

J Morris Hicks

Do you breathe air, drink water and have sex?

J Morris Hicks | July 2, 2013 | Food, Health

Even with no randomized studies proving that you should? What should humans be eating? That's the question that I began studying in 2002. Six months later, I concluded---without a doubt---that we should be eating a whole foods, plant-based diet. From...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Chocolate Crumb Brownies and 3 more frugal bread crust recipes

Jess Parsons | June 23, 2013 | Food

Read More: bread, frugal, holiday, kids, vegan, vegan Christmas, vegan recipe

 I love to transform leftover food so it is appealing and doesn't go to waste.  My family eats lots of bread, but not the ends. (Good luck with this trick to get rid of them. Let me know whether...

Chef AJ

Meet the Forks Over Knives Doctor In Person on June 23rd!!!

Chef AJ | June 15, 2013 | Celebrities, Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: cardiac health, Chef AJ, oil, plant based nutrition, reversing heart disease with diet

One of the most delightful segments of the blockbuster documentary was Dr. Terry Mason, the Cook County Medical Commission.  In a rare Southern California appearance he will be speaking with Dr. Baxter Montgomery (the Vegan Cardiologist from Houston Texas) and...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Food Co-ops - The Smart Buyer's Destination (Plus Vegan on the Cheap Recipe Book Giveaway Contest)

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 15, 2013 | Food

Read More: food co-op, fresh produce, fruits, organic plants, Vegan on the Cheap, vegetables

"But it's too expensive to eat healthy!" If I had a dime for every time I heard this excuse I'd be one of the youngest retirees on the face of the planet. Eating healthy has become synonymous with eating expensively,...

Vegparadise Blog

Food Taster Reignites Old Controversy; Was Hitler a Vegetarian?

Vegparadise Blog | March 13, 2013 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Adolph Hitler, Famous Vegetarians, Food Taster, Margot Woelk

During World War II Margot Woelk had the important job of food taster, a job that turned out to be a matter of life and death. The 95-year-old German woman recently revealed that she was one of 15 women who...

Chef AJ

Make your own Lara Bars

Chef AJ | January 31, 2013 | Food

Read More: chef

Lara Bars are a great snack.  Many are made from just fruit and nuts.  But did you know you can make your own in minutes for a fraction of the cost?  Some of the newer Lara Bar flavors have sugar,...

Jess Parsons

Is soy milk weird? You decide...

Jess Parsons | January 19, 2013 | Food

Read More: coffee, dairy, marketing, soy milk

A big barrier to veganism? People think really critically about new ideas, and not at all about their old habits.  ...

J Morris Hicks

Massive Food Problem. Mark Bittman recommends patience.

J Morris Hicks | January 3, 2013 | Food, Green, Health

I recommend LEADERSHIP! Once again, let me say it up front---when it comes to our food system, Mark Bittman is the most knowledgeable journalist on the planet. He totally "gets it" about the health, environmental and sustainability issues. But...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Oz---still promoting the diet gimmick of the month

J Morris Hicks | December 17, 2012 | Celebrities, Food

Read More: cholesterol myth, Dr. Oz cholesterol

The Doctors Who Say Everything You Know About Cholesterol Is Wrong That was the title of the lead segment of the Dr. Oz show on 12-11-12. While he occasionally presents some very helpful information (See my "home run" blog below),...

Vegparadise Blog

Costco Is Fattening Up Its Customers

Vegparadise Blog | December 5, 2012 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

We know that your organization takes great pride in offering a hot dog or polish sausage and a 20-ounce drink with refill for $1.50, the same price for the last 27 years. That offer is very attractive for people who...

Jess Parsons

Weeding and Eating

Jess Parsons | November 22, 2012 | Food

Read More: free, frugal, fruits, green smoothie, greens, mint, weeds

"You have some lovely dandelions," said my mother. "Yes," I thought, "the yard is full of them." "So, do you mind if I pick some for lunch?""Ummm, sure..." Have all the weeds you want. Weirdo. But Mom would be proud...

Chef AJ

Thanksgiving Recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian

Chef AJ | November 8, 2012 | Celebrities, Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: Chef AJ, lentils, raw, vegan, vegan holiday recipes, vegetarian recipes

Here are 8 easy, delcious and nutritious recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian.  If you have any questions about the recipes we are doing a live tweet chat on Wednesday, November 14th. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  ...