Saturday, November 1, 2014

Got Milk, Got Disease

I would just like to share this from a newsletter I received from about milk, please subscribe to the newsletters for more helpful tips and information:

Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center

Dr. McDougall Comments on Today's Headlines

Got Milk, Got Disease

The British Medical Journal reported in the news on October 29, 2014 on “Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies.” This observational study found higher death rates for men and women who drank 3 or more glasses of milk daily, compared to less than a glass a day. There were also more fractures in general, and hip fractures, in the higher milk-consuming women. The researchers from Sweden focused on the milk sugar, D-galactose, as the trouble causer. They believe that oxidative stress and inflammation all over the body is caused by D-galactose.

An accompanying editorial in the British Medical Journal, as well as the worldwide lay press; have tried to put these findings in perspective for the consumer.  In reality, this balanced reporting has kept the consumer from making sensible decisions that would undermine the dairy industry.

Cow’s milk is not only unnecessary for strong bones and healthy bodies, but this category of food is a more important cause of obesity and illness than is red meat. See my article: When Friends Ask: Where Do You Get Your Calcium?

May I remind you of some of the harmful qualities of this product?

1) The milk sugar, galactose, is toxic. As far back as 1981, cow’s milk was reported to cause cataracts of the eyes.

2) The fat you eat is the fat you wear. (Overweight and obesity.) Whole milk is 50% fat, milk advertised as 1% (low fat) is still 18% fat, and cheese is 70% fat.

3) Risk for heart attacks and stroke is most strongly tied to animal fats also called saturated fats. Dairy fat is 97% saturated fat. Dairy is loaded with cholesterol.

4) Milk is loaded with people poisoning chemicals. High levels of pesticides and herbicides are present in these foods. They cause cancer and brain damage.

5) Milk is filthy with microbes. Cow’s milk drinkers consume bovine leukemia viruses, bovine immunodeficiency viruses, listeria bacteria, mad cow prions, and much more.

6) Osteoporosis and kidney stones are from bone loss caused by eating animal proteins and dietary acids. Hard cheese is the greatest source of dietary acids.

7) Constipation is caused by lack of dietary fiber. Dairy products contain no dietary fiber. Plus cow’s milk protein causes allergic reactions, which paralyze the bowels making it almost impossible for children and adults to move their rock-hard stools.

8) Cow’s milk protein is the most common dietary cause of allergy and autoimmune diseases, including nephritis (kidney disease) and severe forms of arthritis. 

9) Lactose, the basic milk sugar, causes the majority of people worldwide to become sick with diarrhea, stomach cramps, and gas (lactose intolerance).

10) The factory farming of dairy cows is considered to be animal abuse and production of dairy foods is a leading cause of environmental pollution and climate change.

Hopefully, today’s headlines will cause you to eliminate all cows’ milk products from your life.

John McDougall, MD

Monday, October 13, 2014

How to Start a Plant-Based Diet || The Basics

I just watched this great video on How to Start a Plant Based Diet by Jay of PlantbasedAthlete on youtube, I love his videos and follow him, they are always to the point and very informative, check it out!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall is coming, let's eat Curried Red Lentil Soup!


  So it's September and it's getting cooler outside which means it's time for soups! You know I love soup, they are just so easy to bring to work and leftovers are delicious. I hope to post a few of them throughout the fall and winter, including minestrone and chili, I thought I would start with this delicious curried soup based on the original recipe at Vegetarian Times. I really love this soup, it makes a large batch. I also include cauliflower because for some reason it just fits perfectly in there. I hope you find it tasty!

  • 2 cups red lentils, sorted and rinsed
  • 1 qt. low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped (2 cups)
  • 4 celery stalks, finely chopped (1 ½ cups)
  • 2 large carrots, finely chopped (1 ½ cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbs. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut in bite size pieces

- Bring lentils, vegetable broth, and 4 cups water to a simmer in large pot. Skim away foam that rises to top. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

- Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.

-Add cilantro, curry powder, cauliflower, and cumin, and cook 20 minutes more, or until lentils and cauliflower are soft. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and stir in lemon juice.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Truth About Eggs

   Hello everyone, as you know I don't consume eggs and this video expresses most of the reasons why. Easter is coming up and I always feel like stressing this subject more around this time since so many people will be buying boatloads of eggs. 
   There are so many stories floating around about eggs that nobody is on the same page, this is reliable real science based information so you will no longer be confused if eggs are a health food or not, it also shows you what goes into egg laying such as the torture of the hens and male chicks, then when you find out what eggs actually are and where they come from it's a little disgusting if you ask me, without further ado please watch the video.

Click here for my other post about eggs and Easter ideas.
Click here to find out what you can use to replace eggs in recipes.
Click here for some healthier Easter treat recipes compared to store bought, however still not the healthiest and meant for a once in a while treat :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Inquiring About A Plant Based Vegan Diet With Type 2 Diabetes?

I've been talking to a few people lately that have type 2 diabetes that have shown interest in a plant based diet and are unsure where to find information , so I have found some potentially useful links of doctors that studied this exact thing. This subject is close to my heart due to family experience with type 2 diabetes, it is part of what inspired me to try to be healthier, and help others when I can. Here is some informative videos, how to's, and success stories of others that have cured or improved their type 2 diabetes with a plant based vegan diet, I hope this helps you or someone you know:


Information and How To:

Success Stories:


*Please check out my Favorite Websites page for more information, and recipe sites.
*Also my Documentaries and Books page to learn more.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and am not trying to diagnose, please see a doctor that specializes in plant based nutrition before starting any new dietary change.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Back to the regular scheduled program!


Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been active on here lately. I been busy working a retail job during the holiday's, family event's, and my blogger wasn't working with my current version of internet explorer so I had to install google chrome to be able to edit my blog. I also just recently purchased a new smart phone and in the process of trying to figure out google + on it I deleted all my photos, so I'm trying to get those back up. If you happen to see any problems or missing pictures let me know, this is not pleasant that's for sure. Wish I new what the heck I was doing lol. Hopefully I can get some new fun recipes and crafts up for you in the near future. Thanks for sticking with me!  I'm going to go eat a banana and carry on!