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Friday, October 29, 2010

The Chef and The Dietitian - Episode 10

Can you guess our Celebrity Special Guest on this fun episode? Watch Chef AJ, our special Guest Star, and me make a Fuhrman-friendly cranberry relish. It bursts with nutrient density, colors, and flavors but without sugars or artificial anything! Enjoy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Is it a Coincidence?

Is it a coincidence???
That the human body suffers when the animals’ do?

Is it coincidence???
That our body responds to the torture and slaughter of innocent lives in kind by offering little more than torture and an untimely death to those who accept it?

There are two components to achieving sustenance and optimal health:

First…there is what we must avoid…
From animals, we obtain cholesterol, animal protein, saturated fat, steroids, hormones, biochemicals produced from utter fear and pain…

Secondly…there is what we choose to absorb…
Plants contain fiber, water, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants…oh, and, none of the above which we need to avoid…

Is it a coincidence?
We are, above all, Earthlings…living amongst one another…striving to thrive…or else to survive…

Where we choose to sustain ourselves sends messages inwardly and, also, to those around us.
When we eat for health AND out of compassion, we flourish…
When we eat for carelessness or chosen blindfullness, our bodies and the people witnessing it, demise…

There’s nothing we can obtain better from animals than we can from plants. The single nutrient we need to concern ourselves with as strict herbivores is vitamin B12. It is a bacteria-built nutrient and if we chose to not wash our plants, we could derive from the dirt our plants lived with. Or…we can simply consume a supplement of B12 or fortified plant milks or nutritional yeast to prevent any deficiency.

Beyond that, a whole food, plant-based diet is the ultimate key to achieving health. To prevent and reverse disease. To live compassionately amongst our fellow Earthlings. The science is as clear as our morality when we choose to feed ourselves with our body, mind, heart, and soul. Eat plants for your health and for the mercy of the animals. There is no such thing as coincidence.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Chef and the Dietitian - Episode 9 - Caramel Apple

Happy Halloween!

Halloween doesn't have to be scary with treats like these. Join Chef AJ and me as we talk about ways to minimize the potential sugar comas lurking at every corner this Halloween...Be safe, healthy, and enjoy the natural sweetness of date-paste sweetened caramel apples!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Chef and the Dietitian - Episode 8 - Dream of Tomato Soup

A creamy, spicy, and pungent soup you can throw together in your blender in less than 5 minutes. Great way to warm up on a cold day while boosting your antioxidant levels to help enhance your immune system. Heated tomatoes are filled with lycopene and lutein, two carotenoids that are known to prevent prostate cancer and macular degeneration, among other things. So blend away and enjoy while doing your body good!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Chef and The Dietitian - Episode 7 - Cherry Smoothie

Due to requests for a non-green smoothie, Chef AJ shows you how to whip up her chocolate chip cherry smoothie. Get your antioxidants in this heavenly and unique concoction.

But remember: if you omit the greens in your smoothie, make sure to get them in other ways throughout the day! Learn why they are so important here.


Friday, October 1, 2010

The Chef and the Dietitian Episode 6-Almond Milk

Forgive Me, Chef (and viewers), for I have sinned!