Archive for October 2021

Part I: Vanita Rahman, MD, Simply Plant-Based
Vanita Rahman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician, certified nutritionist, and personal trainer. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia and completed her internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center.

Prior to joining the Barnard Medical Center, Dr. Rahman spent more than 15 years practicing internal medicine with Kaiser Permanente, where she launched a very popular and successful plant-based weight loss program. At the Barnard Medical Center Dr. Rahman conducts programs on diabetes management and weight loss emphasizing a plant-based diet.

While medications and surgical procedures can be necessary and lifesaving, Dr. Rahman firmly believes that nutrition and lifestyle play a crucial role in the prevention and management of most common diseases. She maintains that it is important to address all aspects of a patient’s health, including diet, exercise, sleep habits, and stress management.

Simply Plant Based: Fabulous Food for a Healthy Life (2021) is her third book. She also wrote Vegan Style (2017) and Stronger with Plants (2016). She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, exercising, and experimenting with plant-based recipes.

Part II: Hartglass & De Mattei, Feeding Companion Animals
Hartglass and De Mattei review some recent research on feeding cats and dogs. They touch on Halloween and choosing chocolate. And for Italian Heritage month, Gary celebrates his Italian heritage by cooking up a gorgeous Pasta with Spinach Pesto.

LINKS mentioned in the program:

The Baked Bagel

Pesto Recipes
Creamy Kale Pesto
Creamy Vegan Pesto

Emotional support animal (ESA)

A cross-sectional study of owner-reported health in Canadian and American cats fed meat- and plant-based diets

Assessment of protein and amino acid concentrations and labeling adequacy of commercial vegetarian diets formulated for dogs and cats

The Welsh Collie Bramble lived to 25 years old and at the time of her death was the world’s oldest bitch.

This book documents Bramble’s care regime and vegan diet.

Can dogs eat broccoli?

Can dogs eat chocolate?

Can birds eat apples?

The UTZ label stands for more sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families, and our planet. What does the UTZ label mean?
Food Empowerment Organization Chocolate List

The Chocolate Report


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