Once in a while I re-read these stories of vegan children. I love the long term picture it gives on many vegan-since-conception children. It's a great page to send to a friend who doesn't think being vegan is healthy for children.
Vegan for almost 50 years, Dr. Ellsworth Wareham shares some thoughts on his life, his nutrition and exercise regime, why he retired, and what he thinks about heart disease.
A year ago I decided to further my education by registering for eCornell's Plant Based Nutrition Certificate. What an invaluable course it was to grasp some major knowledge of science and nutrition, and how it impacts our health! If you're interested in learning more about Plant Based Nutrition for optimal health and disease prevention then this is a course you'll want to look into.
If lectures and assignments aren't your thing right now, but you could settle for a good summer read, another option is picking up T. Colin Campbell's well-written and easy to read nutritional study, The China Study, or his newest book out on shelves now, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition.
Furthermore, if you want a movie version, go ahead and watch the amazing film, Forks Over Knives.
And for the Cole's Notes version, take a quick look at this TED Talks: Resolving the Health Care Crisis, below.
I just finished reading an article on integrative medicine which highlighted the work of Dean Ornish. I've been a fan of Dean Ornish's since finding out that Bill Clinton turned to a vegan diet to reverse his heart disease on the recommendation of Dr. Dean Ornish. This forward thinking doctor uses integrative therapies to heal and prevent some of the leading causes of death. He includes meditation and yoga for stress relief, fitness, community and relationship building, and a whole foods-plant based diet in his methods.
Browse through his site here to see what Medicare Insurance in the United States funds as a viable way of treating and preventing disease. After all, we all know that money talks louder than many things, and if a US insurance provider funds this program, it must work!
Here's a great movie for anyone diagnosed with any stage of diabetes, or those who are interested in controlling your own health! Available in full length on YouTube.
This is a talk that every person should watch. This is the future of our health.
"Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. For over 34 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. He was selected as one of the "TIME 100" in integrative medicine and by Forbes as "one of the seven most powerful teachers in the world." He received his medical training from the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin."
Dean Ornish, one of my many plant-based heroes, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, has recently published an opinion piece in the New York Times.
Click HERE to read what he has to say about eating for health and a healthy weight.
Here, a hero of mine, Dr. Neal Barnard, the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), gives a 30 minute lecture about how the majority of people can reverse diabetes by going on a plant based (vegan) diet.
There's no question in my mind that the future of health is in nutrition, not drugs, for these 'diseases of affluence'.
The Last Heart Attack, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN. Dr. Gupta interviews doctors who are reversing heart disease with plant based diets. Very eye opening!
I've been participating in the online Food Revolution Summit by listening to the podcasts on my computer. http://foodrevolution.org/ This morning I was listening to Morgan Spurlock (director/star of Supersize Me) speak about his opinions on fast food and health, the health of his child and his ideas for change.
After doing a quick YouTube search I found a documentary that he was interviewed in called Simply Raw, Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. This brought me back to the issue of diabetes, a disease that effects more people than ever these days and is completely preventable (Type 2). There is a lot of information out there about naturally reversing diabetes and curing yourself through an unprocessed, whole foods, vegan diet. Here's the trailer for the film to get you thinking. Do some research for yourself and see what your options are.
*Film is available for purchase at http://www.foodmatters.tv/index
In North America we often assume that heart attacks are just a part of life. However, studies show that the majority of heart attacks could virtually be eliminated if we had the right information and education to help us make the right choices. Here's an inspiring CNN documentary to give you the whole story.
I watched this movie, 'The Beautiful Truth' last night, after having seen mention of the Gerson Therapy in the movie 'Food Matters' (see post below). Ironically, a friend suggested this movie to me out of the blue without knowing I had so recently been introduced to the Gerson Therapy (I love how the world works like that!). This moving blew my mind, and although it's not the most exciting or well-done movie out there, it is full of life changing evidence of curing cancer through nutrition and also about the need to take our health and food choices into our own hands. Do yourself a favour and watch this movie with a friend or loved one. I promise you'll be shocked and awed.
(full length film below, via YouTube, via http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/beautiful-truth/)
I had the pleasure of attending a lecture of Dr. Michael Greger's at the 2011 Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival. Since then, I've been hooked on his quick videos at www.nutritionfacts.org, summarizing all the latest health and medical research specifically for regular people like us! Type any topic in the search field and get condensed information in the form of videos from the all newest studies. You can also find more information about Michael Greger and his story here: http://www.veganmd.org/
Here's some quick insight from the man himself!