So there we were, watching a documentary on healthy eating while tears streamed down my wife's face. The idea that she could control her cholesterol made her feel less trapped. Suddenly, she had hope. As I sat there, I realized that I did, too.
Thanksgivukkah is one of the rarest events we'll ever experience. So get creative, dig deep and turn your celebration into eight days of gratitude and compassion. Honor the future -- of all peoples, animals and our Mother Earth -- by making your holiday food and activities vegan-inspired.
As you declare your independence this week and we splash the skies with patriotic fireworks and stirring music, don't forget to stash some great summer reads in your tote for that annual retreat to the mountains or shore.
Preparing our kids for the future must entail more than lectures on nutrition; we have to teach them more than the theory of food -- more than fat, protein and carbohydrates. These are valid facts, but have little to do with the experience of food. Dinner doesn't naturally come in a bucket.
For more than 2,800 years, the concept of eating plants in their whole-food form has struggled to be adopted as a way of life. However, recent evidence shows that a plant-based diet is not something to be ignored.