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Go to Plant Stock!

This is an unabashed Plug for Plant Stock (disclosure: we get no reward if you attend, other than knowing we have helped someone) For the past 6 years, about the third weekend in August, an event called “Plant Stock” is held at the Esselstyn farm in Claverack, New York. This year it is being held on …

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Eat Your Banana Peels

Eat banana peels? YES! My son Adrian brought this Business Insider article to my attention – an article that includes several uses for bananas in food and cooking. In particular the article states that: “ The sweet flesh of a medium-sized banana contains significant percentages of your daily recommended intake of various nutrients, such as: 12% of your …

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Muscles on a Vegan, Gluten Free Diet

I am often asked if my diet has caused me to suffer loss of muscle performance. Since I wrote the blog earlier this year on my experiences with a vegan, gluten free diet I have become aware of yet another incredible benefit to the diet. I am not sure when this benefit first ‘kicked in’, …

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Three Years on a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet – Review of Progress

Just over three years ago, on 1 February 2012, I read a book by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. , “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”, which has completely changed my health and my life. Many have asked about this experience over the past three years and so this is a summary of my experience to date. Dr. …

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Cholesterol and the Eyes

About twenty five years ago when I visited my opthalmologist I was told that it seemed as if I had cholesterol and should have it checked by my doctor. I was not surprised that I had high cholesterol, because a couple of months earlier I had been told that by my doctor. What did surprise me …

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A Christmas (vegan) Feast

One of the challenges on some of our traditional holidays, is what to eat in lieu of such traditional meat dishes as turkey, ham, lamb and beef. We solved this nicely this past Christmas with a lovely feast that took little time to eat, yet was delicious as well as nutritious. It could be served …

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Do you need meat to get protein?

Quite a number of people that I have spoken to about our diet have started it and continued it for a time. They start feeling better. So then they start to ‘work out’ — to take their improving health to the next level. Somehow at that point they decide that they need to consume meat …

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What is my nutritional approach?

I am often asked what the guiding principles are to my diet — and how closely do I keep them? Basically I try to adhere to what I term a ‘modified’ Esselstyn diet. Dr. Esselstyn’s diet is simple, a feature in a diet that I consider very attractive. It states: no meat no fish no dairy …

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Colin Campbell’s “WHOLE”

Colin Campbell, famed author of the bestseller “The China Study” recently wrote his follow up book, “WHOLE”, in which he argues for a holistic approach to medical research and promotes the concept and benefits of a whole foods plant based. See my book review for more details. This is a “must read”!

Green Pans

From time to time we encounter products that really make cooking easier for someone on a whole foods plant based diet. One of the challenges is how to fry things without using oil. Yes, I know, virgin olive oil is supposed to be good for you. But, you might want to hear what Dr. Esselstyn …

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