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How Not to Die ~ There Was No Book… Until Now!

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
December 21, 2015
File under: Health Concerns, Healthy Eating

How Not to Die – Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease is Dr Greger’s latest book.

People are more likely to die during December and January than any other time of the year. Fitting, then, that my new book, How Not to Die hit stores in the first week of December!

I have created a video tour throughout the book, highlighting the differences between what is in the book and what is up on my site, http://nutritionfacts.org/.

What I wanted to write was not just a reference book – one that compiles all the most compelling evidence in one place – but also a practical guide on how to translate the mountain of data into day-to-day decisions. …read more of How Not to Die ~ There Was No Book… Until Now! here

 
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Have Yourself a Sustainable Christmas… Let Your Heart Be Light!

By Tammy Fry Kelly
December 7, 2015
File under: Environment, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating

Walk into stores on the first weekend of November and you are faced with shelves and shelves of Christmas paraphernalia, baubles, tinsel, lights, nutcrackers and the list goes on and on!  With fully six weeks to go until Christmas retailers are all over the Christmas mayhem – let me reword that…the retailers are creating the Christmas mayhem!

Most of these items are of course “made in India” or “made in China.”  And although I do not have a problem with imported goods, I do have a problem with creating plastic junk that ends up in boxes in my house or in the trash.

I always try and look at the bright side of things, so I have decided to try to make sure that I have enough time to prepare for that one day and not give in to those last minute emergency gift buying sprees and think like the eco-conscious girl that I am! …read more of Have Yourself a Sustainable Christmas… Let Your Heart Be Light! here

 
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Sweet Potato Proteins vs Cancer

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
November 23, 2015
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Superfoods

Sweet potatoes are considered a superfood. They are one of the healthiest and most inexpensive vegetables on the planet. (And one day, perhaps, even off the planet, as NASA has chosen the sweet potato for space missions.) A study at the University of Washington aimed to identify which vegetables provided the most nutrients per dollar.

In my video, Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins, you can see a graph of affordability versus nutrition for different foods. The healthiest foods, like dark green leafy vegetables, may also be the cheapest, and the highest nutrient-rich food scores per dollar were obtained for sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are not just packed with nutrition but may also have special cancer-fighting properties. In 1931, a unique protein was discovered in sweet potatoes. It turns out that 80 percent of the protein in sweet potatoes is a type of protease inhibitor with potential anticancer effects. These proteins were originally tested against leukemia and appeared to suppress the growth of leukemia cells in a petri dish. …read more of Sweet Potato Proteins vs Cancer here

 
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10 Delightful Vegan Dishes for a Hearty and Delicious Holiday Buffet

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 22, 2015
File under: Entertaining, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Party Food, Recipes, Vegan

The average American gains at least a pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, which generally accrues over time.  A minute on the lips …and who knows how long on the hips! Vegans know that there is a far better way to celebrate that is as delectable for the palate as it is good for our health, the planet and the animals

I present here ten enticing dishes that will wow family and fiends!

Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos http://bit.ly/d4nqUA …read more of 10 Delightful Vegan Dishes for a Hearty and Delicious Holiday Buffet here

 
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Make Your Own Tempeh in Banana Leaves ~Easy, Tasty and Fun!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 23, 2015
File under: DIY, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Tempeh (tem-pay) is a traditional soyfood from Indonesia that has a chewy texture and hearty consistency made using a controlled fermenting process that binds whole soybeans into a rich cake with a nutty, smoky flavor.

Tempeh’s controlled fermentation of the whole soybean, make it the whole food choice high in dietary fiber, vitamins, and protein and tempeh is also a good source of vitamin B12.[1]

I always have the freshest, tastiest tempeh made with Laura Soybeans from Chambers Family Farms. Economical and easy to store, Laura Soybeans are non-GMO and the best soybeans for making tempeh without even a hint of beaniness.

Just two cups of Laura Soybeans make eight good size blocks of the most delicious tempeh, better than anything you could buy… and for pennies! …read more of Make Your Own Tempeh in Banana Leaves ~Easy, Tasty and Fun! here

 
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