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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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Turmeric, Powerful and Effective Alternative to Conventional Drugs

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 23, 2017
File under: Natural Alternatives, Recipes, Spices, Superfoods, Vegan

Turmeric is an ancient spice that adds pungent flavor and a lovely golden hue to many dishes, along with an abundance of health benefits.

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry its yellow color has been shown to be an effective, nontoxic alternative for many pharmaceutical medications and has therapeutic properties for various systems within the body.1

Curcumin, the most active constituent of turmeric is credited with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties matching the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs.…read more of Turmeric, Powerful and Effective Alternative to Conventional Drugs here

 
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Animal Agriculture and the Environment ~ Ignoring the Cow in the Room

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 11, 2017
File under: Agriculture, Climate Change, Diet, Environmental Impact

 

Raising animals for food, including land for grazing and growing their feed crops uses an astounding 30 percent of the earth’s land mass

Medical and environmental experts, including the World Health organization all concur that animal agriculture is destroying the health of humanity and the ecosystem on which we all depend for our very existence.

From polluted waterways and land erosion to deforestation (an estimated 70 percent of the Amazon leveled for cattle ranching) the production of meat leaves its large carbon footprint on every aspect of pollution and climate change. …read more of Animal Agriculture and the Environment ~ Ignoring the Cow in the Room here

 
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Soymilk Protein Markedly Superior to Cow Milk Protein

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 5, 2017
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Legumes, Vegan

Protein is essential for the growth and maintenance of tissues, organs and muscles and the protein in soy is complete protein with all nine essential amino acids.

Soymilk contains complete protein and both soymilk and cow milk contain the about the same amount of protein and each provides all nine essential amino acids, but that is where the similarity ends

While cow milk provides a similar amount of protein, it also contains twice the fat and calories, not to mention 5 grams of unhealthy saturated fat. …read more of Soymilk Protein Markedly Superior to Cow Milk Protein here

 
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Buttery Macadamia Nut Oil… Healthier than Olive Oil?

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
July 11, 2017
File under: Greens, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Salads, Vegan

Baby Spinach Salad with Light and Lovely Cilantro Macadamia Dressing

Healthy oils have a number of benefits associated with them, including heart and circulatory system support, skin health and mental function

Olive oil is heart heathy, due to its high concentration of monounsaturated fats that help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. However, olive oil is not the only heart healthy culinary oil with extraordinary health benefits. …read more of Buttery Macadamia Nut Oil… Healthier than Olive Oil? here

 
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