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Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | October 31, 11 at 05:01 PM

Read More: chili, Dr. Oz, green smoothie, julieanna hever, noritos, One Green Planet, plant-based dietitian, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, The Dr. Oz Show, To Your Health

I have had a very busy and exciting month and wanted to share some of the details... This past Friday, October 28th, I was featured as the expert on The Dr. Oz Show.  J. Morris Hicks wrote a fabulous blog...

Bringing "Plant-Based" to the Masses

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 23, 11 at 03:05 PM | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Brendan Brazier, diabetes, dr barnard, dr campbell, dr fuhrman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, EarthSave, Farm Sanctuary, healthcare, Mike Anderson, millennium, obesity, the veggie grill, To Your Health

It is now edging towards the later side of 2011. We still have a worldwide epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. Medical costs are literally bankrupting our nation...even though nobody is getting better by using the medications and procedures...

Evolving Backwards

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 10, 11 at 03:20 PM | Animals, Green, Health

Read More: animal cruelty, evolution, extinction, factory farming, health crisis, health of the planet, nutrition, tipping point

And with seeing and being reminded comes…inspiration…each image of animals being treated with apathy in the most horrific manners…manners in which are impossible to imagine how a human could conceive of them-let alone implement and perpetuate them. And yet,...

Evolving Backwards

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 10, 11 at 03:20 PM

Read More: animal cruelty, bone health, evolution, extinction, factory farming, nutrition, tipping point

And with seeing and being reminded comes…inspiration…each image of animals being treated with apathy in the most horrific manners…manners in which are impossible to imagine how a human could conceive of them-let alone implement and perpetuate them. And yet,...

4th of July Chili

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 4, 11 at 09:02 AM | Food

Read More: 4th of July, beans, chili, fiber, Fourth of July, July 4th, plant-based chili, tempeh, vegan meals

If you like fireworks, this chili will fire up your taste buds and give you a great kick to celebrate America's birthday! Enjoy the spice, color, texture, and festivities with this nutrient-dense delicious dish.  Yield: 5 cups 1 medium...

Interview with Forks Over Knives Executive Producer, Brian Wendel

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 4, 11 at 06:31 AM | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Brian Wendel, documentary, dr barnard, dr esselstyn, dr matt lederman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, dr t colin campbell, dr. alona pulde, forks over knives, rip esselsyn, whole food plant-based diet

  Brian Wendel is the Executive Producer of an extremely powerful, unstoppable new documentary, Forks Over Knives. Releasing in Los Angeles and New York theatres on May 6th and nationwide on May 13th, this is a film you do...

Interview with Forks Over Knives Executive Producer, Brian Wendel

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 4, 11 at 06:31 AM | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Brian Wendel, documentary, dr barnard, dr esselstyn, dr matt lederman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, dr t colin campbell, dr. alona pulde, forks over knives, rip esselsyn, whole food plant-based diet

Brian Wendel is the Executive Producer of an extremely powerful, unstoppable new documentary, Forks Over Knives. Releasing in Los Angeles and New York theatres on May 6th and nationwide on May 13th, this is a film you do not...

Interview with Forks Over Knives Executive Producer, Brian Wendel

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 4, 11 at 06:31 AM | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Brian Wendel, documentary, dr barnard, dr esselstyn, dr matt lederman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, dr t colin campbell, dr. alona pulde, forks over knives, rip esselsyn, whole food plant-based diet

Brian Wendel is the Executive Producer of an extremely powerful, unstoppable new documentary, Forks Over Knives. Releasing in Los Angeles and New York theatres on May 6th and nationwide on May 13th, this is a film you do not...

10 Reasons to Just Do It! An Homage to Jack LaLanne

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | January 24, 11 at 10:53 AM | Celebrities, Health

Read More: diabetes, disease management, endorphins, erectile dysfunction, exercise, fitness program, immunity, Jack LaLanne, libido, lymphatic system, osteoporosis, sleep, weight loss

“Exercise is king, nutrition is queen, put them together and you have a kingdom!” Jack LaLanne 1914 – 2011 Jack LaLanne passed away yesterday at the ripened old age of 96. In honor of his infinite ability to inspire, I...

10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | November 20, 10 at 06:02 AM | Health

Read More: almond milk, bone health, calcium, casein, dairy, dr. t colin campbell, Julieanna Hever, lactose-intolerance, osteoporosis, plant-based dietitian, vitamin D

1. Dairy destroys your bones.  Countries around the world that drink the most dairy have the MOST osteoporosis and hip fractures. As dairy and calcium consumption increases, so do your risk factors for osteoporosis and bone fractures. The high levels of...

Is it a Coincidence?

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | October 25, 10 at 06:23 AM | Animals, Health

Read More: animal rights, animal suffering, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, julieanna hever, optimal health, veganism, whole food plant-based diet

Is it a coincidence??? That the human body suffers when the animals' do? Is it coincidence??? That our body responds to the torture and slaughter of innocent lives in kind by offering little more than torture and an untimely...

My Plant-Based Food Guide Pyramid

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | August 6, 10 at 02:09 PM | Health

Read More: dairy substitutes, food guide pyramid, fruit, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, leafy green vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, vitamin B12, vitamin D, whole food plant-based diet, whole food sweets, whole grains

There are almost as many food guide pyramids out there as there are diet books. I have yet to find one that meets my standards for an optimal plan. Thus, I decided to work with my graphic designer, Sherri...

Raising Consciousness

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 13, 10 at 08:55 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: Carol J Adams, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Dr. Hans Diehl, Earthlings, Farm Sanctuary, Gene Bauer, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, NAVS, Shaun Monson, Vegetarian Summerfest

We are here in this lifetime for one purpose...to raise consciousness. What else is there? After five days at NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest, submerged in the waters with some of the most inspiring people of our generation, it is impossible to come...

Kids Cook Mondays

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 12, 10 at 12:49 PM | Video

Read More: family cooking, fast healthy meals, healthy eating, kids cook monday, pasta dishes

Meatless Monday Campaigns is kicking off its new campaign called "Kids Cook Mondays". Here is an introduction video created by Jesse Pomeroy of Genre Pictures with myself and debuting my baby girl, Maya (ok...not a baby as she is almost...

My Oil-Free, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 5, 10 at 01:43 PM | Food

Read More: chocolate chip cookies, dessert, oatmeal cookies, oil-free baking, sometimes treat, vegan cookies

After much popular demand, I have decided to divulge my secret recipe for one of my favorite cookies. I make these anytime we have a party to go to or the kids (or husband...OK-or I) have a craving for...

Elevation

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | June 21, 10 at 07:10 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: Dr. John McDougall, EarthSave, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, inspiration, John Robbins, Meals for Health, plant-based nutrition, Rip Esselstyn, Sacramento Food Bank

There is inspiration and then there is elevation. I have been blessed (or cursed) with a mad passion for plant-based, whole food nutrition...a passion that wakes me up early in the morning and keeps me up late at night,...

Meet the Ducks

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | June 8, 10 at 06:46 AM | Animals

Read More: animal rescue, Animal Welfare, Duck, ducklings, ducks

Meet the Duck Family. I just met them this afternoon. Yes, your eyes are seeing clearly...they are in a parking lot. You see, while my kids were in school this morning, I went to the gym for some cardio...

Thai Corn Chowder & Cabbage Salad, Part 1

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | June 4, 10 at 05:45 PM | Food, International, Video

Read More: Chef Kirk Leins, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, julieanna hever, NoTimetoCook, quick meals, soup, Thai corn chowder, Thai food, Tony Pinto, whole food plant-based diet

Chef Kirk Leins and Tony Pinto from www.NoTimetoCook.com offered me the opportunity to work with them and I was magically able to "inspire" them to go plant-based with me for a few recipes. This is the first part of...

Rainbow Roots-An Experiment in Creativity

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 15, 10 at 08:44 AM | Food

Read More: beets, carrots, CSA box, daikon radish, farm-fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, maple syrup, potato, produce, rainbow, root vegetables, yams

Every week, I look forward to retrieving my CSA box from the local elementary school cafeteria. I never know what I will receive in my crate filled with one day-old organic farm-fresh veggies. I view it as a challenge...what...

Pineapple Aloha Rice

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | April 28, 10 at 09:58 PM | Food, Video

Read More: aloha, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, Hawaii, healthy meals in minutes, Jesse Pomeroy, julieanna hever, pineapple, pineapple aloha rice, rice, teriyaki, www.goingveg.net

A luau in a bowl...have a happy, healthy Hawaiian dish that satisfies the pickiest of eaters and nourishes your body from within. In less than 15 minutes, you can have this delicious, nutrient-packed meal that makes you feel like...