PlantPure Nation Trailer, followup to Forks Over Knives



The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. When nutritional scientist and author T. Colin Campbell inspires Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet, they inadvertently set in motion a series of events that expose powerful forces opposed to the diet. When industry lobbyists kill the pilot program, Dr. Campbell’s oldest son Nelson decides to try his own grassroots approach in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina.

In his groundbreaking 2004 book, The China Study, and in the recent popular documentary film Forks Over Knives, Dr. Campbell detailed the weight of scientific evidence that a whole foods plant-based diet can prevent and even reverse some of the most deadly health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Campbell argues that unlike the statin prescription drugs and invasive surgeries American doctors routinely prescribe, a diet consisting primarily of whole plant-based foods treats the underlying causes of these conditions as well as the symptoms. Patients experience immediate drops in cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and excess body weight. Their energy levels increase, they lose aches and pains, contract fewer illnesses, and enjoy a host of other improved health benefits.  Click here for the rest of the story

Click here for the PlantPure Nation Trailer on YouTube


Foodielicious? Beyoncé gets into vegan meal delivery

The UpTake: For evidence that dinner delivered to your door remains a hot arena for startups, look no further than Beyoncé, who has teamed up with her fitness trainer for a new vegan meal-delivery service.The Beyoncé diet?

Remember when power entrepreneur couple Beyoncé and Jay Z tried a vegan diet a couple of years ago? Well, at least one of them — Beyoncé — was so sold by that experience in the winter of 2013 that she is launching a new business with her trainer that will deliver prepared vegan meals to people’s homes.

Based upon the concept that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, the program is called22 Days Nutrition, and its vegan meal delivery plan features meals that are entirely plant-based and do not include gluten, soy, dairy or GMOs, ranging in price from $9.76 to $16.50 each.

Based in New York City, it’s a joint venture … click here for the rest of the story

Doctor Prescribes Plants for Health & Weight Loss

Up until three and a half years ago, I practiced medicine like most other primary care physicians. My day was filled with refilling prescriptions for high bloodDoctor Prescribes Plants for Health & Weight Loss

pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. In fact, I was overweight, had high cholesterol and sleep apnea. Then I saw “Forks Over Knives” and “the rest is history” as they say. After adopting a whole-food plant-based diet (WFPBD), I have lost 60 plus pounds, dramatically lowered my cholesterol, cured my sleep apnea and am currently training for my first Ironman triathlon! I now try and teach my patients that the most powerful medication available is not the pill they take for their chronic disease, but the food they put in their mouths.

But despite the overwhelming evidence of the health benefits of a WFPBD, many patients remain challenged to fully embrace the WFPBD lifestyle due to some common fears and misconceptions. These include:

The protein myth: This is probably the biggest misconception. Dr. Campbell has written extensively on this subject. I try to explain to patients that almost all of the protein consumed from animals comes from plants (Cows are vegan and you don’t see any protein deficient elephants!) and that the overconsumption of proteins, especially animal derived proteins, can have adverse health consequences.

Equating WFPBD with a vegan diet: I see many “funk-food” vegans (potato chips and soda are vegan!) who think they are eating… Click here for the rest of the story