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Monday, October 31, 2011

Recent Updates

I have had a very busy and exciting month and wanted to share some of the details...

This past Friday, October 28th, I was featured as the expert on The Dr. Oz Show.  J. Morris Hicks wrote a fabulous blog delineating the details of the show on his site. To read it, click here: Healthy Eating Healthy World. After Dr. Oz showed the massive beneficial results of putting 3 women on a whole food, plant-based diet for about 6 days, he had me explain how this is plausible in the real world. I explained how to appropriately and easily find protein, calcium, healthy fats, and carbs in the plant kingdom, all while improving your health. In the second segment, I demonstrate how to make 3 recipes from my book: It's Easy Being Green Smoothie, Mexican Noritos, and Beans and Greens Chili. Overall it was an incredible experience...going to New York City, taping at 30 Rock, and meeting Dr. Oz and his incredible team. If you liked the show, please write in to tell them here because I would love to go back.

Here are the links to watch the show online:
Part 1 sets up the story.
Part 2 explains the results for the women.
This is me describing the details of the diet.
Here are the cooking demos.

One of the most rewarding parts of having this experience is that it helped my book and DVD rankings go all the way into the top 100 books and documentaries! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition ended up as #48 in all books, #2 in Nutrition, #2 in Nursing, #3 in Diets, and #4 in Medicine on Amazon. (Ok, yes, I have become obsessed with these numbers!)

I also had my debut on an amazing website called One Green Planet. Click here for my article which is entitled Reducing Reductionism: A Big Picture View of Nutrition.

I thank you all for your support in my journey to help tell the masses about the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet!


Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said...

You did such an amazing job of getting so many points in, and in such a short amount of time!! Also, it was good that you really used whole foods as people really criticized when Kathy used a lot of fake meats in her clips. I think it's great there are fake meats out there, but for all the non vegans, it is good to show people you don't have to buy anything that wasn't grown in the ground! And my jaw dropped when Oz said that if the results were this good, that every single one of us should be a eating like this every single day. I know he is behind a plant diet, but he seriously pushes the salmon and even lean meat industry like crazy. You did such a good job and you seemed so "strong". Like you could take on any opposition in an assertive, yet not overly aggressive, way. Super!!!!!!! You're a rock star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you become a regular on the tv "circuit"!

Elizabeth said...

That is absolutely wonderful!!! Congratulations. I can't wait to watch it. I received your book in the mail last week and have been preparing recipes for the rest of my family, I eat a raw living foods diet, and they have really liked the recipes. My children fight over the oatmeal cookies!!!
Peace and Raw Health,

Meridith said...

Thank you for representing whole food plant-based diets for what they really should be. You got so much information out about protein and calcium it was actually exciting! I'm sure your segment has touched many lives and helped many people. My family and I have been plant-based for almost 4 years and it was so refreshing to see someone get a chance to spread some truth about the diet. Thank you!

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