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Truth In Plant-Based Advertising - It's Important

December 20th 2019

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser. VegSource FTC Bars Deceptive Testimonials to Market Weight Loss Programs [2] Weight loss testimonials - we see them in the plant-based community often. Did you know testimonials can be in violation of FTC statute if they deliberately omit essential information about how the person actually lost the weight? There are laws about this to protect the public. The FTC uses an example of a weight loss drink testimonial from ...Continue Reading

March 8, 2020 - See You At the McDougall Weekend?

December 17th 2019

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser. VegSource McDougall Intensive Weekend - March 6 - 8, 2020! [2] Ready for a weekend that can change your life? Whether you're a newbie looking to learn from square one, or a veteran plant-based eater looking for inspiration or re-charge, come to Santa Rosa the weekend of March 6 to 8 - where you'll find the A-Team. In this McDougall Intensive Weekend you'll learn how to lose weight, control blood pressure, reverse type-2 ...Continue Reading

Dr Fuhrman's Fake Testimonial

December 12th 2019

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser. VegSource Dr Fuhrman's Fake Testimonial [2] If a doctor promotes a plant-based diet, should they still be required to follow ethical guidelines? For example, if a plant-based doctor grossly misrepresents research, should we overlook that if the end result is that more people might adopt this way of eating? How about if a doctor uses a fake weight loss testimonial to promote their eating plan? Would that be okay, if it ...Continue Reading

Black Friday - Heal Your Skin 20% off

November 29th 2019

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser. VegSource 20% off for Black Friday weekend on Acne-clearing Products! [2] Our daughters, identical twins Nina and Randa, suffered from severe cystic acne. BUT - they were able to clear their skin by adopting a very low-fat plant-based diet, and through using oil-free skin and hair care products. Nina and Randa wrote a bestselling book about the diet that cleared their acne, and they went on to develop a line of skin and h ...Continue Reading

Sex, Lies and Vegan Medicare Fraud

November 22nd 2019

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser. VegSource Sex, Lies and Medicare Fraud [2] An $84.5 million settlement agreement named vegan cardiologist Joel Kahn as one of eight physicians allegedly participating in illegal activity. The US Department of Justice independently investigated and determined that Kahn had participated and benefitted from a kickback scheme involving illegal billing of Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE. Today we look at unethical behavior ...Continue Reading

Sex, Lies and Vegan Medicare Fraud

November 22nd 2019

Supplements Promote Prostate Cancer

November 15th 2019

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser. VegSource Supplements Promote Prostate Cancer [2] What happened when esteemed researcher, Dr. Dean Ornish, added four supplements to his low-fat, vegan, prostate cancer-reversal diet? He reversed prostate cancer! But later research has shown that the supplements Ornish used were useless or - worse - actually increase prostate cancer risk. The result is an important lesson on why using supplements to prevent disease i ...Continue Reading

Are Esselstyn, Barnard and McDougall "Dangerous?"

November 4th 2019

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser. VegSource Are Esselstyn, Barnard and McDougall "Dangerous?" [2] Dr. Joel Fuhrman says Drs. Esselstyn, McDougall and Barnard are "irresponsible" for not recommending DHA supplements. Fuhrman maintains that people following advice from such experts will get dementia. Fuhrman peddles a DHA supplement to the vegan community - is his DHA marketing legal? The Federal Trade Commission stopped CVS Drugs fr ...Continue Reading

Dr. Greger’s DHA Advice Not Sound

August 27th 2019

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser. VegSource Dr. Greger’s DHA Advice Not Sound [2] Whether it's DHA or Brazil nuts, some people will take one, lone, solitary highly flawed study and turn it into a "health recommendation." It's irresponsible frankly, possibly unethical. Today we bring Dr. Tim Radak, RDN, DrPH, MPH - who has done a very deep dive into the subject of omega 3 fatty acids and DHA supplements. This is a short excerpt from a recent on ...Continue Reading

McDougall - Ornish Weekend: Learn From the Experts!

August 13th 2019

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser. VegSource McDougall - Ornish Weekend: Learn From the Experts! [2]It's the weekend of September 13 to 15, 2019, in Santa Rosa, California - are you coming? [3] In just one weekend, learn how to lose weight, control blood pressure, reverse type-2 diabetes, reduce arthritis inflammation and more! The McDougall Intensive Weekend is for everyone. Whether you are new to the program or just need a refresher, join Dr. McDo ...Continue Reading

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