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Racquetball Champion Hosts Vegan Bar Mitzvah at Veggie Grill  

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
March 20, 2018
File under: Entertaining, Healthy Eating, Party Food, Vegan

Cody Elkins, vegan advocate and Veggie Grill aficionado

Cody Elkins, a 13 year old student at Paul Revere Middle School in Los Angeles was not the usual Bar Mitzvah candidate. Cody was the second in his in is family to cerebrate this important milestone at Veggie Grill, a growing fast, casual vegan restaurant chain.

Scott Nicholson, Senior Vice President of Operations helped Cody plan the party for 100 guests in late October and it was an enormous success.  Scott enlisted his staff to work the event, preparing Cody’s special customized menu, highlighting many of Veggie Grill’s greatest hits.  As a special treat, Scott brought back Cody’s favorite dessert, a luscious chocolate pudding parfait for his special occasion. …read more of Racquetball Champion Hosts Vegan Bar Mitzvah at Veggie Grill   here

 
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Cody Elkins, Champion Athlete Invites 100 guests to his Vegan Bar Mitzvah

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
September 5, 2017
File under: Entertaining, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Cody Elkins is a 12 year old racquetball champion living in Southern California.  He the second child in his family to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah at Veggie Grill in Westwood. Veggie Grill is a fast-growing quick casual vegan restaurant chain operating in California, Oregon and Washington, set to open its 29th location in Chicago.

Cody is part of a vegan family of six that was vegetarian when he was born and went vegan when he was two. He has two older brothers Dane, 18 and Jaden 16 and a sister, Madison who is ten. Jaden had his vegan Bar Mitzvah at Veggie Grill three years ago; the guests were delighted and the Elkins’ family was thrilled with the response. …read more of Cody Elkins, Champion Athlete Invites 100 guests to his Vegan Bar Mitzvah here

 
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Natural Products Expo West Best of Show 2016

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 6, 2016
File under: Healthy Eating, Natural Products, Raw Foods, Snacks, Superfoods, Supplements, Vegan

Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, broke industry records again this year!  This annual springtime event grew by 6.9 percent in 2016 hosting more than 77,000 attendees.

Exhibitors from around the country and across the globe came to Anaheim, California to showcase the newest in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products.

Five vast halls of the Anaheim Convention Center were teeming with over 3000 exhibits from more than 1,800 companies and included over 600 first-time exhibitors.

VegTV has been covering what Vogue Magazine aptly called “Fashion Week of Natural Foods” for 15 years and it never disappoints! This is the place to spot trends in food as well as other types of consumer packaged goods. …read more of Natural Products Expo West Best of Show 2016 here

 
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The Dietary Link Between Acne and Cancer

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
January 15, 2016
File under: Diet, Health Concerns, Vegan

Acne is an epidemic skin disease of industrialized countries, reaching rates of over 85 percent of teenagers. In nearly half of American men and women, acne continues after adolescence and into the third decade of life.

Acne is considered a disease of Western civilization. In places like Okinawa, Japan, acne is rare or even nonexistent. Acne is not some “physiological” phenomenon of puberty, but may represent “a visible risk indicator pointing to aberrant nutrient signaling promoting chronic epidemic diseases of civilization,” according to a group of German researchers (See video, Saving Lives By Treating Acne With Diet).

What they are saying is that the dairy, junk foods, meat, and egg proteins in Western diets all conspire to raise the activity of the enzyme TOR, contributing to acne and obesity. Therefore, using diet to suppress TOR may not only improve acne, but may also prevent the march to more serious chronic TOR-driven diseases of civilization. …read more of The Dietary Link Between Acne and Cancer here

 
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Stress Contributes to Post-Holiday Edema and Weight Gain

By Michael Schwartz
January 4, 2016
File under: Health Concerns, Herbs, Natural Remedies, Stress Relief

A shocking nine out of ten adult diets in the U.S. contain too much sodium. Most of the sodium in the American diet comes from processed foods such as, pizza and cookies, animal products and restaurant fare… all of which are indulged to excess during the Holidays.

Excess salt creates an imbalance between sodium and potassium and causes the body to retain water.

Water retention (edema), is a serious health problem and directly contributes to obesity. Water retention can have several causes, but generally stems from an imbalance in the potassium – sodium relationship.

Stress can easily disturb this balance and depletes nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium and zinc. When calcium is depleted, the potassium – sodium ratio is upset, causing water to be retained. …read more of Stress Contributes to Post-Holiday Edema and Weight Gain here

 
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