February 2007

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When Friends Ask:
Where Do You Get Your Calcium?

One of the first questions concerned family and friends ask when they learn you have become vegan and now avoid all animal products, including dairy products is, “Where do you get your calcium?”  Begin your dialog with them by assuming that the questioners have sincere interests in expanding their knowledge about good nutrition—rather than just them trying to prove your diet is deficient, and to justify their daily eating of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream and French brie ripened to perfection with a bottle of deliciously dry white wine.


Disease Mongering:
New Women’s Guidelines for Heart Disease

The 2007 Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women were published February 20, 2007 in a special women's health issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.1

According to this report as many women as men have heart disease and most women have risk factors that predict they are at high risk of a future cardiovascular tragedy.  Regardless of the noble intentions of the American Heart Association and of the individual authors, one undeniable effect of these guidelines will be to bring more women into the heart disease businesses and will result in increased sales of medications and heart surgery.


Report on February 2007 Advanced Study Weekend

The most recent advanced study weekend, held February 2 to 4, 2007, was an outstanding success with more than 100 people enjoying each other’s company, the fabulous food and the nation’s top speakers on health.  Our keynote speaker, John Abramson, MD gave three outstanding lectures on the pharmaceutical industry, and how to defend yourself, as a patient.  The audience could not get enough of his presentations, keeping him well beyond his allotted time.  I should also mention how much Dr. Abramson appreciated his warmly receptive audience—he became more relaxed and willing to passionately express himself as his interaction with them continued throughout the weekend.


Featured Recipes

  • Gallo Pinto

  • Fresh Corn Tortillas

  • Pico de Gallo

  • Potato Pancakes

  • Creamy Golden Gravy

  • Moroccan Red Lentil Soup

  • Hearty Split Pea Vegetable Soup




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McDougall Wellness Center   P.O. Box 14039, Santa Rosa, CA 95402


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