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More and more research studies are finding that a plant-based diet extends human longevity more than anything else. Studies by T. Colin Campbell, PhD (Cornell) and Caldwell Esselstyn, MD (Cleveland Clinic) are just a few recent examples. Yesterday on Yahoo health news, a new study finds that a 50% plant-based diet reduces the risk of stroke by 50%. To understand the decades of propaganda that a high-protein diet is healthy, follow the money. Here, for example, is a 2009 cookbook that goes where no cookbook has ever gone before, into the Vegan Soul Kitchen. When I found out about it, I immediately bought 4 copies, one for myself, 2 for friends who run holistic soul restaurants, and 1 for my local food co-op grocery, whose clientele is blessedly diverse. ... I myself am Caucasian, but I write for natural food journals with an emphasis on outreach to all people. And the link is:
LibraryThing touchstone on this title: Vegan soul kitchen: fresh, healthy, and creative African-American cuisine
And here's a link to Bryant Terry's website:
I definitely not a vegan, but much of my diet is vegetarian (not to say that I am a vegetarian), and I feel better for it. When I do eat meat, I look for lean cuts of fish and poultry, and I avoid dishes that either use heavily processed meats, or process the hell out of the meat before it gets to the table.
Just for African-American women is a 2010 cookbook:
By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide For Black Women Who Want To Eat Great, Look Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat
Yes - I also recommend By Any Greens Necessary! I've met the author and she's very inspirational.
I just got The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, aka "Kung Fu goes to college", by Peter Wayne, PHD.
"Conventional Medical Science in the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works."
"The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi is a significant milestone in the integration of Eastern and Western medicine. It deftly summarizes the scientific evidence for the healing potential of this traditional Chinese system of body movement and gives readers practical advice for using it in everyday life. I recommend it highly.”
--Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 weeks to Optimum Health. Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona
“Dr. Wayne gives us a magnificent and useful contribution for the betterment of our health and well-being through the proper integration of Tai Chi into our lives.”
---Herbert Benson, MD, author of The Relaxation Response,
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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