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Doctor Dialogue – How the conversation really should go…

Posted by Jenn on January 31, 2013


Doctor Dialogue

How every physician should practice…

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From Skinny Bitch to Bill Clinton: The Rise of Veganism | Psychology Today

Posted by Jenn on January 13, 2013


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Health is trending…

Check out this great article at Psychology today on how being healthy is catching on:

From Skinny Bitch to Bill Clinton: The Rise of Veganism | Psychology Today.

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» Spotlight: The Plant Rx on Vegan Consultant

Posted by Jenn on March 28, 2011


» Spotlight: The Plant Rx Vegan Consultant.

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Vanessa’s results just in & updated results grid

Posted by Jenn on February 23, 2011


Almost all of our 30 day data is in. (Only one more participant to go)

Vanessa’s lab results came back today and her results are phenomenal! Vanessa’s total cholesterol went from 255 to 206!  With that 49 point drop her total cholesterol is almost within the normal range.  Her LDL cholesterol dropped from 130 to 86. An impressive 44 point drop! Great job Vanessa.

Here is the most up-to-date 30 day results grid:


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30-day results here soon! The plant-based health study has reached it’s mid-point

Posted by Jenn on February 15, 2011


The participants are getting their labs and measurements taken throughout this week.  Results will be posted as we get them.  We will have the results for two of our participants, Stephanie and John, as early as tomorrow! As promised, we will be posting full copies of their medical results so that you can compare them to their pre-study values.

A word of caution when evaluating this data –  while it is well documented that after only 30 days on a plant-based diet we can see improvements in the various components of our lipid profiles (among other parameters) it is important to point out that everyone is different and it can take longer in some cases than in others.  I say this because there are other factors at play here that we did not take into account for this particular study.

For example, although I didn’t recommend eating processed foods or limiting oil use for this study, these were not off-limits to the participants.  The only requirement was they could not eat any meat or dairy products.  Consequently, it is clear how skewed consumption of these items could heavily impact the results.

Note: Some of you may be wondering why the parameters were not made more strict regarding food intake. There are a few reasons for this.  The first is that, as many of you well know, it is not easy to transition from a SAD to a plant-based one.  Even those transitioning from a vegetarian diet still the transition difficult at times.  Thus, the hope was to increase greater compliance and minimal discontinuation considering the small scale of the study.  The second was that  all things considered this is likely how the transition occurs in most cases, if not more gradual.  Lastly, I wanted to see what the impact of  diet completely free of animal protein would be independent of other factors such as processed foods, junk foods and high/moderate oil consumption.  Answering the question, even if poor eating habits are continued, if there still a substantial health benefit as long as those habits are free of animal protein.

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Steve Wynn Continues To Speak Out About His Plant-Based Diet

Posted by Jenn on December 20, 2010


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Steve Wynn transitioned to a plant-based diet and he didn’t stop there.

First, he required all the restaurants on his many properties to include vegan items on the menu. Next, he gave his entire staff a copy of Eating — a 88-minute movie that explains why a vegan diet is the way to go. Now, Wynn is speaking out about the dangers of animal protein to the Las Vegas Weekly.

Quotes from Wynn:

“The notion that you need animal food as protein is one of the great conspiracies of bullshit by the government,” said Wynn. “Did we not all grow up saying we had to have four glasses of whole milk a day for healthy bones? It’s ridiculous. It’s liquid cholesterol.”

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