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“got protein? – got MEGA protein?”

October 22nd, 2013

Where Do You Get YOUR Protein?

Of the million questions I get asked each day, this is the most common one:

“If you’re a vegetarian, and don’t eat meat, where do you get your protein?”

One of the great fallacies of all time that we can only get protein from eating animals – beef, chicken, pork, turkey and fish. The fast-food giants would love you to believe this, of course. So too, would the beef and cattle industry, the dairy industry and even the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) with their out-of-touch, ridiculous food pyramid.

We’ve all seen the “got milk?” mustache ads on TV and in magazines, claiming milk is THE perfect food.

The facts, as usual, are quite the reverse.

Mankind existed for thousands of years without spears and knives (or guns!) to kill animals for the night time meal. Our planet is, in its most simplistic analysis, one gigantic spinning “garden” – a “Garden of Eden” if you will – full of bountiful herbs, plants, fruits, nuts and vegetables, GUARANTEED to sustain life on the planet.

We were never designed to exist on dead cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys. We were designed to exist ON PLANTS!

Today, we are ecstatic to announce the re- release of our hugely popular Protein Plus Superfood!

I’ve seen this stuff work miracles over the years, and I know this for a fact – it can work a miracle in YOUR life too!

Whey Protein with “IGF-1″ is Very Dangerous

Most protein powders available in grocery stores use whey protein, because it is cheap. It comes from cow’s milk and is unhealthy.

Think about it. Cow’s milk was designed by the Creator to nurture baby calves from birth to 500 lbs., as quickly as possible! Today, most cows are also injected with powerful growth hormones and antibiotics, that are transferred into the milk they provide. This is not only dangerous, it can become deadly! To learn more about the chronic overuse of antibiotics, read our in-depth report: What’s for Dinner: Antibiotics!

IGF-1 or “Insulin Growth Factor-1″, is the raw fuel that explodes cancer into tumors in the body.

It is the most powerful growth hormone to exist in Nature and every sip of milk, gulp of whey or bite of cheese contains IGF-1, which dramatically affects the proliferation of breast cancer cells, prostate cancer and overall proliferation of all cancer growth.

Whey protein has become a hugely popular form of protein. Just add a scoop to your fruit smoothly and you get all the protein for your entire day! Go into any smoothie store for a “healthy” choice for lunch or afternoon snack, and tell them, “add the protein boost, please! ” and they will comply with a scoop of this putrid, toxic compound – guaranteed to make you F-A-T, unhealthy and most importantly, increase your chances of getting cancer!

Just say, “No Whey, Jose!”
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‘Plant Proteins’ Saved My Life!

July 3rd, 2013

“Hi! My name is Micheline – that’s me on the horse – and I would love to tell you about how I switched to a plant-strong diet and how it’s completely changed my life – in fact, it saved me!

I became interested in changing my diet once I realized Florida’s weather was cooling down and I couldn’t enjoy it anymore due to my new hot flash experiences.

I am very grateful to Wayne, whose advice has been very helpful to me and my family for more than 10 years.

So, I decided to just take the jump, pick up the phone and call.  Wayne and his team explained to me how changing my diet can not only help me get healthy from the inside but will also allow me to enjoy the cooler Florida weather!

The advice about starting a vegetarian diet was very appealing, yet I wondered, how would I be able to make such a switch? How would I keep my hunger at bay? Protein intake is so important! I wanted it NOW, yet my schedule was packed. Where will I find time to gather all the answers?

Luckily for me, when the student is ready, the teacher appears – the Community Kitchen’s protein information article was immensely helpful!

Armed with my personal summary of the article, I marched to the health food store along with all sorts of questions. Voila!  45 minutes later, I had all kinds of never before seen stuff to make very yummy, vegetarian meals.

So, I turned to the Community Kitchen folks again (bless their hearts!) and asked for more help.

Please, please can you assist me with easy, yummy recipes so my husband can also get on board with this new way of cooking.

Bingo! Again, Pamela came alongside me and now, surprisingly (mostly to me!), we have been enjoying some wonderful dinners! I never knew how easy this could be with a little bit of help from these amazing people.

When you get to the point where you want to start experimenting with vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, you need to consider the assistance of these extraordinary folks and get ready for the surprise of your life! My husband still cannot believe the tasty omelets have no eggs in it and tonight we ate the best vegan BBQ ever!

This is honestly exciting and I believe you too will enjoy the process as much as we have.

And thank you Community Kitchen people for making this such an effortless event.”

Micheline Voets

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New Year… New You!

February 16th, 2013

How are you coming along with your “New Year Resolutions”?  Especially the ones you made regarding eating healthier, taking better care of your body and adopting an exercise program?

How would you like to, not only lose weight, but build a healthier body? It’s easier to stay healthy when your environment is healthy.  So… where do you start?  How do you create a body that’s healthy from the inside-out?

Time for a change

Over the holiday season, my mother and I both gained between 8 to 10 pounds! We gave ourselves the month of January to get back on track. Mom has had better results than I have over the past weeks, as I had several after-holiday gatherings. I still have 5 more pounds to go!

I’ve been told, “The hardest part about doing anything… is getting started”. Once you get started, a game plan will help you stick to your goals and will help you to achieve them. Everyone’s goals are different; some may want to shed those last stubborn 10 pounds. Others may want to reduce the amount of animal protein and dairy consumed, and for some it may be a complete lifestyle change.

Whatever your goal, stick to it and you will achieve it!

Allow yourself time, as it could take weeks, months or even years to see the results of the goals you have laid out for yourself.  Regardless of how long it takes, remind yourself, “All things are possible.” I did not say easy – I said, “Possible”.

Did you know it takes 21 days to form a habit? We hope to empower you with the knowledge and support you need to establish a new habit.

We have some healthful tips and great tasting recipes to burn fat and build muscle.

I am glad we are on this journey together!

Pamela
Editor of Our Community Kitchen

Real Food (vs Dead Food) Makes you Thin and Healthy!

What is “real” food? Real food gives life and has the right balance of vitamins and nutrients. There’s a misconception that if you eat less you will lose more weight. The fact is, if you eat more real food, you will lose more weight.

Real foods are:

  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • whole grains
  • legumes
  • wild caught fish

Dead foods lack nutrients and enzymes and have no real flavor, so chemicals are used to enhance flavor and as preservatives. These are examples of dead foods:

  • processed foods
  • refined sugar
  • red meat
  • extra salt

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Welcome to Our Community Kitchen

February 6th, 2013

Our Community Kitchen is the place to find answers to all your questions about what it takes to transition to a “plant-strong” lifestyle, as well as recipes and tips for creating great tasting, vegetarian meals for your entire family.

We are all at different stages of our journey, and in the beginning it will be different. Don’t become discouraged – this isn’t a sprint – you may want take “baby-steps” before you are able to start running. The goal is to replace any nutritionally-deficient foods you are currently consuming with healthy, life-giving foods.

Whether you have recently made the decision to adopt a more plant-based diet, looking for alternatives to your favorite meals or just looking for some new “quick and healthy” recipes, Our Community Kitchen will be here to assist you along the way.

If you are just getting started, you may have questions like:

  • Where do I start?
  • What should we eat?
  • How will I make school lunches for my kids?

Another great place to start is by watching the movie, Forks over Knives.  If you haven’t seen the movie yet, we urge you to watch it on Netflix or better yet, get your own copy to share with your friends and family!

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Thanks-vegan Fun!

November 15th, 2012

Hi and welcome back to “Our Community Kitchen”.  If a friend forwarded this newsletter to you and you would like to receive Our Community Kitchen newsletters, click here to subscribe.

The holidays are already upon us!
And it’s time to give thanks for all we have and all we hold dear.  At Ask Dr Garland we’re thankful for YOU, our faithful customers, who have made it your personal goal to eat healthier.

We have a funny Thanksgiving story to share with you, as well as fantastic plant-strong recipes and several handy tips for cooking and baking plant-strong.

Do any of you enjoy Thanksgiving as much as I do?
This is my favorite time of the year! Time for cooking, spending precious time with family, friends, watching football games, playing board games and eating all the delicious foods which we’ve waited 364 days to enjoy.

No other holiday is so centrally based around food.

You can eat healthy over the holiday season without giving up great taste and packing on the pounds. The holidays are about celebration, not deprivation.  With planning and preparation there’s no need to give up delicious eats.

If you are new to plant-strong lifestyle…don’t worry we will get through this together. Relax! Breathe!

You can have an amazing holiday feast and eat vegetarian, all at the same time!  We would like to assist you with making a great meal that’s healthy and tasty for you and your family! Creating new food traditions now will hopefully propel your family to carry them on for generations to come.

Whether you believe it or not, most of our loved ones are not even aware we’ve used healthy alternatives while creating their favorite dishes. If we don’t say anything they won’t know.!

It tickles me to hear people “oohhhh” and “aahhh” over something I’ve made. Then, when they learn what it was you hear, “I never thought it would taste so good”.  I generally wait until my friends or family have had seconds before I disclose the ingredients!

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned from the two generations before me is no matter what you cook, season your food to enhance the flavors.  It makes a difference to all dishes.

Remember… no one likes the taste of cardboard.

What’s your family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe?  Send it to us and let us turn it into a fabulous healthier version. Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving tradition?  We would love to hear your stories.

Here’s to our journey!

Pamela
Editor of Our Community Kitchen

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