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150 Pounds Ago, I Was One Chinese Buffet Away from a Health Crisis

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JohnD 570x299 150 Pounds Ago, I Was One Chinese Buffet Away from a Health CrisisOn March 1st of 2012 I was 44 years old, weighed 380 pounds, and was on blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. I watched Forks Over Knives, then checked out some other resources for plant-based eating, which really opened my eyes and saved my life! I came to realize that most sicknesses came from my high-fat and high-protein animal-based diet. The main thing that FOK showed me was that most of what we learned from the media, school, government, and society was all a big lie.

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Chipotle Pasta

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Chipotle Pasta 570 web Chipotle PastaDon’t be put off by the long list of ingredients; this recipe comes together quickly and is relatively effortless. Just stir, heat, dump—go! It’s the sassy sister to mac ‘n’ cheese, with healthy additions like beans, corn, and tomato slipped in.adobe pdf icon Chipotle Pasta

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Caramelized Onion & Pepper Quesadillas

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Quesadilla 570 Caramelized Onion & Pepper QuesadillasCatering for Whole Foods Market was one of the best jobs I’ve had. Not only was it a great company to work for, but also I was able to enjoy mouth-watering dishes. One of my favorites was their vegetarian quesadillas – the inspiration for this savory recipe. With a creamy plant-based cheese, a little spice and fresh greens, these quesadillas have flavor and texture that I think is even more delicious!
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From Meds to Marathons: How Eating Whole Plants Reversed My Asthma and Eczema

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Rob Dube 570 From Meds to Marathons: How Eating Whole Plants Reversed My Asthma and EczemaImagine an active eight-year-old boy playing baseball, basketball, and tennis …  going nonstop. Now, imagine that same boy hindered with difficulty breathing ― something most of us take for granted.

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Lentil and Rice Loaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

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Lentil Rice Loaf 570x299 copy Lentil and Rice Loaf with Mashed Potatoes and GravyThis flavorful loaf is perfect for anytime you want a hearty main dish. It can be made with fresh or dried herbs. Make two loaves while you’re at it and freeze one for leftovers. This is delicious topped with Creamy Mushroom Gravy!
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My Patient Didn’t Just Control His Diabetes, He Cured It!

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James 570x299 My Patient Didnt Just Control His Diabetes, He Cured It!Some of you may have read my previous blog post about how I came to embrace a whole-food, plant-based diet and the effects it had on my personal health and my approach to the prevention and treatment of chronic disease in my practice. As I have incorporated plant-based eating as the cornerstone of my therapeutic arsenal, many of my patients have experienced the same near-miraculous results. Take for example “Bob.”

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Wholesome Oat Snackles

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Snackles 570x299 option2 Wholesome Oat SnacklesThese little snackles are are great for packing in lunches, or to curb midmorning cravings. It’s like having your oatmeal without the bowl!

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I Overcame a Life of Meat, Junk Food and Sickness by Adopting a Plant-Based Diet

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CraigGreene 570x299 2 I Overcame a Life of Meat, Junk Food and Sickness by Adopting a Plant Based DietFor years, I lived the fat life … big rare T-bones, grilled lamb chops, dirty martinis, fried calamari appetizers, large pieces of chocolate cake, and often a pack-a-day habit. By 2012 I had blossomed to 242 pounds and was sporting a 42-inch waist. Continue reading


Lentil Vegetable Soup

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Lentil 570x299 Lentil Vegetable SoupThis soup is a favorite of my boys and so easy to make. I think one of the reasons they like it, is because I chop all of the vegetables really small. And, like most of the soups I make, if you don’t have an ingredient, such as carrot or spinach, leave it out or substitute another favorite ingredient.
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Indian Curry Lentils

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A simple and wholesome legumes dish that will tickle your senses with curry and fragrant spices. 55 minutes cook time – though only 3 minutes prep work!adobe pdf icon Indian Curry Lentils

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