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Heart Surgeons Kill First Man on the Moon: Neil Armstrong
The Diet Wars: The Time for Unification is Now
Featured Recipes

August 2012 Printer Friendly PDF Volume 11 Issue 8


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Heart Surgeons Kill First Man on the Moon:
Neil Armstrong

This Tragic Loss Should Become One Giant Leap for Mankind

Neil Armstrong, who made the “giant leap for mankind” as the first human to set foot on the moon, died on Saturday, August 25, 2012. The cause of death according to his family was “complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.” He had just celebrated his 82nd birthday when he went to the hospital on Monday, August 6, 2012 for a cardiac stress test. He flunked, and on Tuesday surgeons bypassed four blockages in his coronary arteries. This limited information from the media is enough for me to conclude that his death was avoidable; he should have never been operated on. His doctors gambled and we lost an American hero.


The Diet Wars: The Time for Unification Is Now

Recent disagreements posted on my discussion board have left the public asking, “Why can’t you experts agree?” Three giants in the field of plant-based nutrition, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, and Joel Fuhrman, MD have recently been involved in discussions over matters of nutritional advice and business. (See below for the discussions.) This is just one of many examples of disagreements involving strong personalities that overshadow efforts to accomplish a greater good: saving the world and its inhabitants. Billions of people are sickened by the Western diet, the American healthcare system nears collapse, and the environment is becoming as hot as hell. Yet “Nero fiddles while Rome is burning.” It is time for all of us experts to sacrifice personal goals and needs for the greater good. With mutual support we can stand strong against the real enemy: those recommending and profiting from an animal-food based diet.


Featured Recipes

Basic Bread

Seven Grain Bread

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

Dave’s Greens

Mexican Rice

Potato Tacos

Oat Bars

Linda’s Greens

Heirloom Tomatoes

Easy Mexican Pasta

Roasted Vegetables and Pasta





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