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Vegan Thanksgiving

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 18, 2014
File under: Green Holliday, Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Recipes, Vegan

Festive Holiday Roast - Economical, Eco-Responsible, Exceptionally Delicious!

In America, Thanksgiving is the annual harvest festival that brings family and friends together to celebrate abundance and give thanks for life’s blessings.

Eco-conscious consumers can show gratitude to Mother Earth by hosting a meatless meal this Thanksgiving and save money while saving the planet. Factory Farming, Unnatural, Unhealthy and Unsustainable

This Thanksgiving, be kind to your health, the animals and the earth by making this Festive Holiday Roast. It is so delicious, really easy and fun! You will be amazed to see how cool it is to turn five pounds of tofu into a really tasty meal with 12 generous servings. …read more of Vegan Thanksgiving here

 
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Thanksliving ~ For the Turkeys

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
November 15, 2014
File under: Climate Change, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Photos by George Brooks

Ironically, every Thanksgiving, 46 million turkeys are consumed by Americans on a day that was established to celebrate the harvest.

Turkeys are the ‘centerpiece’ of the meal even though there is overwhelming evidence that people who consume a plant-based diet are far healthier than those who eat animal products.

Turkeys can be quite intelligent and as loyal as dogs. Timmy, the turkey who died of old age earlier this year is still mourned by the employees of the sanctuary in Woodstock, NY and the guests he followed around, waited for and fussed over.

Turkeys and dogs, pigs and cats, lambs and parrots, cows, rabbits, chickens, ducks and goats are all sentient. They are aware of their surroundings and want to live.

Even though turkeys can live up to twelve years, turkeys bred for food consumption have a short, painful life of not more than six months.  …read more of Thanksliving ~ For the Turkeys here

 
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So Your Child Wants to Go Vegan…

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 18, 2014
File under: Healthy Eating, Vegan

The protein myth is a public relations gimmick perpetrated by the Dairy Council and various Meat and Beef Council organizations, which are actually PR machines for the animal agriculture industry and not government agencies. They are also the source of the incorrect assumption that vegan diets are somehow lacking, and if you don’t drink milk[1] you will weaken your bones[2].

Consumers tend to rely on the last segment they saw on Cable News or the Today show for nutrition information. Viewers, generally overwhelmed with maintaining their day-to-day modern lifestyle are inundated with contradictory information pumped through the media.

Consequently, when a child or teen declares that they will not eat animal products, parents resort to much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth.

A balanced plant based diet with sufficient calories is more than adequate to maintain optimal health[3]. Americans consume two to three times the amount of protein necessary, which has a negative impact on their health. …read more of So Your Child Wants to Go Vegan… here

 
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Eat Soynuts To Reverse The Metabolic Syndrome

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 13, 2014
File under: Dairy Free, Dessert, Diabetes, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Metabolic (met-ah-BOL-ik) syndrome refers to a group of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by obesity, high triglyceride levels, hypertension, low HDL cholesterol level and high fasting blood sugar.

The risk for cardiovascular heart disease (CVD), diabetes and stroke will increase with the number of metabolic risk factors a person may have. It is generally accepted that a person with metabolic syndrome is twice as likely to develop CVD and five times as likely to develop diabetes as someone who does not have the metabolic syndrome.

The metabolic syndrome is well-recognized precursor to diabetes and a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition[1] was conducted with postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome broken into three groups. …read more of Eat Soynuts To Reverse The Metabolic Syndrome here

 
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Eat Beans to Live Longer

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
October 3, 2014
File under: Healthy Eating, Legumes, Vegan

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart; the more you eat, the…longer you live?

Legumes may be the most important predictor of survival in older people from around the globe. Researchers from different institutions looked at five different cohorts in Japan, Sweden, Greece, and Australia. Of all the food factors they looked at, only one was associated with a longer lifespan across the board: legume intake.

Whether it was the Japanese eating their soy, the Swedes eating their brown beans and peas, or those in the Mediterranean eating lentils, chickpeas, and white beans, legume intake was associated with an increased lifespan.

In fact, it was the only result that was plausible, consistent, and statistically significant from the data across all the populations combined. We’re talking an 8 percent reduction in risk of death for every 20-gram increase in daily legume intake. That’s just two tablespoons worth! …read more of Eat Beans to Live Longer here

 
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