Saturday, 16 April 2011

Petition: Fund Research On Healthy Diets

Fund Ethical Research On Plantarian Food for Health Petition: "Due to a stranglehold on research funded by drug companies and lobbying from Food Manufacturing lobbyists it's relatively impossible to get funding for research on preventable nutritional medicine and health solutions from better diets as this can't be turned into a patentable drug.

Professor Smith from UK Oxford University, with help from Olso University in Sweden, recently published well publicised research on halting dementia and Alzhiemer's just with B Vitamins. Professor Smith admitted the problems of researching food and nutrients rather than drugs. He revealed “The dogma is strong and there is money involved. If it is not produced by the pharmaceutical companies, you have a hard time getting funded.”

Important scientific proof of the need for nutrition not drugs will struggle to surface whilst most research is funded by drug companies.

The only solution is for responsible governments and the World Health Organisation to commit to prove what professional Nutritional therapists demonstrate every day in their clinics, that food can heal. President Bill Clinton under Dr Esselstyne is using food to beat heart disease, PCRM has shown food can reverse Diabetes.

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) reveals 'When the report, Diet, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, was released (BMJ 2003;326: 515), American food manufacturers' groups began lobbying to prevent their government from accepting its proposals. The Sugar Association wrote to the director general of WHO, threatening to “exercise every avenue available to expose the dubious nature” of the report. Congressmen recruited by the food industry urged the secretary of health, Tommy Thompson, to cut off the $406m (£226m; €334m) annual US contribution to WHO (BMJ 2003;326: 948).

If we continue to ignore Hippocrates' ethos of “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” there will be dire catastrophic consequences.

Please sign our Petition:
In the interests of optimal world health and sustainability we the undersigned urge world governments and the World Health Organisation, to stand up to pharmaceutical and manufactured food industry lobbyists, provide balance in the drugs vs diet debate and fill the funding gap to fund scientific research that proves better diets and fresh, complete, wholefoods and the nutrients they contain can prevent, halt and often reverse chronic disease.

21-Day Vegan Kickstart - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

DAY 12: Tips from Vegan Chef Tal Ronnen

A Message from Tal Ronnen

Tal Ronnenleft quoteBy now, you know the definition of “vegan,” but here’s how I like to put it: Being vegan means eating everything in the world except animal products. There’s a whole world of vegan cooking that’s rich and delicious—but without the fat and cholesterol of your favorite meaty meals. To keep your new diet interesting and varied, find inspiration in new recipe books, good vegetarian restaurants, and new vegan friends.right quote

For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page

Tal Ronnen was the chef that first turned Oprah Winfrey onto delicious vegan dishes and is currently being consulted to create a Healthy fast food alternative to McDonalds/wendy/KFC/Burger King/Taco bell/Pizza Hut that will feature Plantarian options on the menu.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Festival Fair Fayre Event - Bristol VegFest

Campaigns - Talks - Bristol VegFest :: VegFest UK - The UK's biggest and best Vegetarian/Vegan Festival: What's on in Bristol & Bath the west country?

This eco - fest of food & music, a food fayre, ethical market, festival of sustainable healthier living, weekend fair for all the family kids too - see

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Day 4 21-Day Healthy Kickstart Menus

21-Day Vegan Kickstart / a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) site:

A Message from Alex Jamieson

Alex Jamiesonleft quoteFor most new vegans, their metamorphosis means more than just saying so long to hot dogs and ham and cheese sandwiches. Becoming vegan encompasses health concerns, environmentalism, and animal rights. This way of living and being in the world will bring personal, emotional, physical, and global benefits. No one can tell you exactly how these changes will occur in your life, because each individual has a unique set of circumstances to consider. Just remember, every step toward a vegan lifestyle is a positive step for yourself and the greater world around you.right quote

For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Healthy Kickstart by PCRM Day 3

21-Day Kickstart from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) site:

Day 3 - A Message from Dr. Esselstyn

Dr. Esselstynleft quoteI often ask patients to compare their coronary artery disease to a house fire. Your house is on fire because eating meat and dairy products has given you heart disease. You are spraying gasoline on the fire by continuing to eat the very same foods that caused the disease in the first place. Stopping the gasoline puts out the fire. Eating a plant-based diet will end heart disease. If you eat to save your heart, you can cut health care costs and save yourself from other diseases of nutritional extravagance: strokes, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, adult-right quoteonset diabetes, and cancer.

For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >

Monday, 4 April 2011

21-Day Healthy Kickstart - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

A Message from Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstoneleft quoteOn a plant-based diet, you will lose weight easily, your skin will absolutely glow, you will have tons of energy, and you will become more sensitive to all the important things in life—like love, nature, and your deepest, truest self. The journey starts today.

Here are some reminders to guide you along your way:

  1. Commit to freeing your body from the grip of unhealthy foods.
  2. Check in with your body; listen to its signals.
  3. Be proud of the choices you’re making.
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  5. If you fall off the wagon, just get back on—no drama, no guilt."

For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >