Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Hungry Microbiome - Resistant Starch Explained Easily

A fairly new member named Alfred on the McDougall forums posted these two links that help explain what resistant starch IS and why it's so important to intestinal health. Nice CGI in the video that goes down to the molecular level to explain it all. Nice!

The Hungry Microbiome

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Sign-Ups

Go to the official Challenge site for details by December 31st on how to sign up and to get a coupon for $5 off any 2 Engine 2 products from Whole Foods. 

You can also download the guidebook PDF file from Dropbox. If you don't have a Dropbox account, just ignore the window that pops up and the file is open right beneath it. It's very basic and geared towards beginners to a WFPB diet, but if you keep scrolling down you'll find an exercise guide and a few Engine 2/Essesltyn recipes and (my favorite) the Engine 2 Easy Meal guide. This handy dandy grid shows 42 different 3-5 ingredient no-recipe meal suggestions, like butternut squash and lentils with smoky chipotle seasoning served over rice and kale. 

When you get to the bottom of the file where the links to resources are, be aware that the "new" book by Rip Esselstyn called Plant Strong is just a re-release of My Beef With Meat but with a few new and updated recipes added, and I'll assume a mention of the Engine 2 products in Whole Foods, something that wasn't around when the first 2 books were written.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Engine 2 - New (Free) Social Media Site

After a few years of having a paid community, Engine 2 is now hosting a free one again. It's on the site called Social Engine, and you have to request an invitation before you can register to post. Well, AFAIK it's free. Nobody actually mentioned a fee nor addressed the question outright when asked on E2E.

If you like communities such as Pinterest and Instagram, then you'll have no problem using this site, for it's basically a clone of those.

The Engine 2 Extra site had coaches, a file and video archive, and (long ignored) message boards. Most people posted on their blog that was provided. I'm not the most tech savy person around but don't see anything like that on the new site. AFAIK, the remaining 2 "coaches" and "Fire Marshalls" will also be posting to the new site.

Let's see if this community grows or falters, like Engine 2 Extra has done since Natala left.

Timmy - Jingle Bells

For those of you in love with Adman Studios' Shaun the Sheep and his friends, here's the littlest sheep, Timmy, and his friends doing Jingle Bells:

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Webinar - Vitamins and Supplements

Nothing new - same old, same old. Only take Vitamin B12, nothing else no matter what your count is, even if Vitamin D is low.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Episodes of Healthy Living On-Line

The newest episodes of Foody TV's Healthy Living Series are on-line. For some reason there is no #7, not on Foody itself or their YouTube channel. Maybe it'll appear in the future?

The recipes for the original 6 episodes can be found at the Foody web site, and hopefully the recipes for these 4 new ones will join them soon.

Lesson 8 with Wendy - Look and Feel Your Best
Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili, Oven Ratatouille

Lesson 9 with Hans Diehl and Shayda - Medical Institute
Millet Pudding, Fennel Salad

Lesson 10 with Lindsey (Happy Herbivore) - Bar Food Twist
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings, Peanutless Peanut Sauce

Lesson 11 with  Dr. Joel Kahn - Heart Health
Broccoli Bisque, Zucchini Pasta with Quick Sun-Dried Marinara Sauce

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Jeff Novick's Fast Food DVD Set On Sale @ True North Store

For those of you who haven't bought Jeff Novick's Fast Food DVD sets yet, The True North web site (owned by Dr. Goldhamer and Dr. Lisle) have the set of all 4 DVDs on sale for $59!

Fantastic price, considering they're still selling for $20 each on Dr. McDougall's web site.

If you've been hesitating because of the price, now's the time to jump up and grab them. I don't know if this is their regular price or a special sale, but I wouldn't wait, anyway.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

About Those Sets from VegSource . . .

Be aware that these discs will be delivered in 3 separate packages, although the tracking number you're sent only lists ONE package! I was surprised today to find 2 boxes between our front doors when we got home - one from UPS, another from USPS; one contained 3 sets of DVD's, the other 4. Neither box had the tracking number I was sent via email, and tracking for that one says delivery due tomorrow. (sigh)

They do look nice on my shelf! 

My husband is home on vacation this week so I won't have time to dig into them until next week, but it's so nice to finally have them (Well, by this time tomorrow I will) at such a nice price. Hopefully next year for the holidays they'll sell the 2015 set at a low price, too.

Thanks, Jeff and Sabrina!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Next 2 McDougall Webinars Announced

Go to the Webinar page to register:

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Title: Ask Dr. McDougall: Vaccinations. What Should I do?
Description: In this live webinar, Dr. McDougall, MD, talks about the topic of this month’s newsletter. What vaccinations should children and adults receive?
Questions: Send questions ahead of time to Please keep questions related to the topic of the webinar and please keep questions as concise as possible!

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Title: Ask Dr. McDougall: Should I Take Supplements & Vitamins?
Description: Is the soil really depleted? Can we get all the nutrition we need from the food itself? What are the dangers of supplements?
Questions: Send questions ahead of time to Please keep questions related to the topic of the webinar and please keep questions as concise as possible!

VegSource DVD Sets on Sale This Week Only

Have some money to spend? Need some motivation to stick to the program? Just want to hear Dr. McDougall and friends giving their talks over the past 9 out of 10 years?

If the answer is Yes, run over to VegSource and grab hold of their special CyberWeek offer! 9 sets from their Get Healthy Now yearly seminars now on sale for only $251.82. 27 DVDs, 127 hours of talks! These used to sell for $89 a set but for this week only they're bundled at this low price.

Here's their Facebook page with the announcement listing the details and the link to the offer. Santa told me to go ahead and grab them and they've already been shipped! I am so looking forward to seeing 9 years of Dr. McDougall, Jeff Novick, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Klaper (not all in every set), et al! Hot diggity!