Chef AJ

Chef AJ

Posted March 18, 2011

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Many people become vegan because they love animals.  I know I did 34 years ago.  But living in Philly in the 70's, there was not much information on veganism and I did everything wrong and still got colon cancer which I was able to completely reverse a WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET. 

So, I wrote a book about it and it's now available at Click here to buy it from

With over 100 nutrient rich recipes with no oil, sugar or salt you can learn how easy it is to incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies into your diet in ways that are easy, delicous and fun!!!  And for those of you with a serious sweet tooth, the dessert chapter is first and everything is sweetened with only fruit. 

unprocessed.jpgDr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Joel Furhman, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Matt Lederman, Dr. Pam Popper, Dr. Alona Pulde, Dr. Pam Popper and Rip Esselstyn have all endorsed this book.

So, if you're idea of a healthy vegan diet is Tofutti Cuties and Daiya cheese, get this book todayLaughing

Available at Click here to buy it from



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Congratulations AJ! I'm ordering one today (to make sure they get it in here in New Zealand). You kindly wrote me almost a year ago, when we first went on plant-based, with ideas for dressing a salad without oil - I just couldn't imagine it possible at that stage! Now we've been plant-based all year I wouldn't dream of putting oil in a salad dressing. I'm having a wonderful time conjuring up recipes too, and we hope to share them in a year or two ... I very much look forward to your book, and to showing others who are interested in PBN to get them going - hopefully they'll buy copies too!
Warm regards from the land of kiwis.


Thanks for the alert. We've been on unprocessed plant foods since reading "The China Study" by prof. T. Colin Campbell.

We look closely at hip fracture rates example 120 per 100,000 person years in U.S.A., 67 in processed soy Japan, and less than 10 in 5 countries that don't do processed soy see p. 47 in "Osteoporosis" by prof. Jane Plant CBE.

So Japan with soy is better but six times worse than the unprocessed countries.

Now it's all statistics, so even eating all the right stuff, no dairy at all, now we still have some chance of adverse effect, so at age 76 I get a yearly prostate check at Massachusetts General Hospital.

My wife in a triathlon at age 72 could fall and get a break. She has been getting radiation (radiation causes cancer) Dexa scan which checks "bone density" but not bone strength. People with dense Fosamax bones can get fractures easily.

Jerry Amos


Hi - I received an email that another comment, by Jerry Amos, had been posted re AJ's new book. I had posted one too. I've just come in to read & comment on Jerry's comment but cannot find either his comment nor mine - any idea where they went?. I tried entering this page via the Health page rather than the link in my email - but I couldn't find the article on the Health page ... a gremiln at work?


Reading "The China Study" and publications from Drs. Fuhrman, McDougal, Esselstyne, prof. Jane Plant CBE, the Mediterranean Diet, John Robbin's "Healthy at 100", we do a tsp of first pressing Olive Oil, occasional sardines, 2g Omega 3 fish oil distilled to remove mercury, PCB's, etc., 1 tsp cracked hemp seeds, some walnuts.

There are some plant sources of Omega 3 oils however the research reports don't begin to match the 30 year evidenced based study by Dr. Roy Swank who recommended up to 20g (!) polyunsaturated fish oils for his MS patients with excellent results.

"Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis" by prof. George Jelinek gives scientific analysis and evidence based studies on how crucial polyunsaturated oils are to MS patients and how damaging saturated fats are. He does 1 can of high quality sardines a day about 12+ g of fish oil. This work is indeed applicable to people without MS.

Some of Dr. Swank's patients were tracked down and are doing well 50 years after contracting MS while eating polyunsaturated oils (watch the calories).

These very very long term studies are proof to us that oils can be part of a healthy diet. Cell walls are made of fats/oils and on a meat/dairy/eggs diet the walls are hard sticky saturated fats. On unsaturated oil diet, the cell walls in the body are soft and not sticky. Good for all of us and just not MS patients.

We eat vegetables, fruits, whole grains, some nuts, some supplements like B12, a small kemp pill for iodine, Omega 3 Oil because we're not consistent in eating sardines. We don't do fermented soy products. My wife's family runs to osteoporosis and the high soy countries have a roughly 10 times worse hip fracture rate than the plant based food countries. Of course the animal food countries are the worst.

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