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Spicoli Burgers

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Spicoli 570x299 Spicoli BurgersThese wholesome patties made with brown rice and hemp seeds are a little crisp on the outside, and soft and moist on the inside.  Serve on their own, or inside whole-grain pita pockets with veggies and condiments.

This recipe from Let Them Eat Vegan is wheat-free, gluten-free and soy-free.

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Inspired by “Forks Over Knives” and “The Engine 2 Diet,” I Lowered My Cholesterol and Cleared My Skin

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Shelly570x299 Inspired by Forks Over Knives and The Engine 2 Diet, I Lowered My Cholesterol and Cleared My Skin

I’m 38 years-old, and my father had his first heart attack at 40. I’ve been taking beta-blockers since the age of 20 and my cholesterol has never been below 230. I am married with a four-year-old autistic child and work full-time. It is very important to me to break through this family gene that has been so deadly.

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African Yam Stew

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Two popular vegetarian soups of Central Africa were the inspiration for this stew. In this region, sweet potatoes, beans, chili peppers, onions, ginger, garlic and peanuts are common ingredients. The peanut butter makes this a creamy stew, but there is only a small amount per serving. To decrease the richness serve over a whole grain or use only ¼ cup of peanut butter. Feel free to kick up the heat by using jalapeno pepper or more red pepper flakes.

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The Paleo Diet Is Uncivilized (And Unhealthy and Untrue)

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Low-carbohydrate (low-carb) diets are fueling the destruction of human health and our planet Earth. “Low-carbohydrate” means a diet high in animal foods and low in plant foods. Only plants synthesize carbohydrates (sugars). The body parts of animals, including red meat, poultry, seafood, and fish, and eggs, contain no carbohydrates. Animal secretions (like mammalian milk) contain sugars synthesized by plants (the cow eats the grass that made the sugar). The original Atkins Diet is the ultimate in low-carb eating. This diet works by starving the human body of carbohydrates in order to induce a state of illness (ketosis), which can result in weight loss. People become too sick to eat too much.

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Star NFL Player Arian Foster Goes on Vegan Diet, Calls Forks Over Knives a “Great Film”

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ArianFoster570x300 Star NFL Player Arian Foster Goes on Vegan Diet, Calls Forks Over Knives a “Great Film”

Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster said he is trying a vegan diet. On July 5, he tweeted, “Officially a vegan now. We’ll see how this goes. But week one down. So far, so good. Feels wonderful.”

Foster is apparently a fan of Forks Over Knives – a few days later he tweeted, “Yes I have [seen Forks Over Knives], great film.”

In 2011, Foster ran for 1,224 yards and caught 53 passes, making him one of the top running backs in the game. In March, he reportedly signed a five-year, $43.5 million contract with Houston.


Baked French Fries & Ketchup

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Try these baked, oil-free french-fries and ketchup which are a tasty delight!  The ketchup can also be used on veggie burgers or a potato scramble, and will keep for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.
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When My Heart Surgeries Failed, Dr. Esselstyn’s Book Taught Me How to Take Back My Health

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Rick Mills 570x299 When My Heart Surgeries Failed, Dr. Esselstyn’s Book Taught Me How to Take Back My Health

In 2008 I had double bypass surgery. Two years later, both grafts were completely blocked. One was stented and the other could not be fixed. In October of 2011, I had another blocked artery that could not be stented. Being 54 years old and out of options, I was put out of work on disability. My total cholesterol could not be accurately measured because my triglycerides were near 600. My cardiologist said there was nothing more to do. I have 13-year old twin girls and wanted to see them grown.

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Chickpea Noodle Soup

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Warm, healthy and super delicious, you’ll love this vegan version of the classic comfort food!
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How I Went from Cancer Patient to Ironman Triathlete

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Ruth 570x299 How I Went from Cancer Patient to Ironman TriathleteOne of the most frequently asked questions I get is, what inspired you to do an Ironman Triathlon right after being diagnosed with breast cancer?  The answer is that I stumbled onto some powerful information on both the role of diet and exercise on vibrant health and decided I had to spread the word. Thus, I began my mission to prove the powerful benefits of a low-fat vegan diet and rigorous exercise.

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The Multiple Sclerosis and Diet Saga

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Note from the Editor: Earlier this week, Jack Osbourne, reality T.V. personality and son of singer Ozzy Osbourne, revealed that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Below is an article from John McDougall, M.D. on MS and diet that appeared in the McDougall Newsletter in January 2009. It is republished here with permission.

The End and a New Beginning

People often ask me: Why are you spending $750,000 from the McDougall Research and Education Foundation to study the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) with your diet? Why not carry out research on a more common problem, like obesity, heart disease, or diabetes?

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