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Welcome to Earth News

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and hope you are well on your way to having a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Many of us usually have the motivation and passion during this time of year to make new resolutions, especially resolutions regarding a healthier lifestyle for you and your loved ones. So we want to assist you in achieving and most importantly, maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Read more in this issue’s feature article on how to transform those hard-to-keep New Year health resolutions into maintaining good health all year long.

And check out the Health Tip for a helpful list of healthy alternatives to have in your kitchen.

Feature Article

Move Slowly Towards a Healthy Vegetarian Diet: Best New Year’s Resolution

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January is a time of the year when people think about shedding weight and making resolutions to get healthy. However well-meaning, most people who make such resolutions don’t stick with their "new" healthy commitments for very long. For many, it’s too difficult to keep up. Others grow impatient when the results they seek take longer than they want. Unfortunately, becoming truly healthy is not a quick fix. We need to go beyond New Year's resolutions. Read more »

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Message from the Chief Vegetarian Officer

Aloha, and a Happy New Year

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As we announced in our last newsletter, our newly revamped website launched at the end of last year. The website has great resources to help you live a healthy lifestyle, and I encourage you to check it out and use it; there are articles, recipes, links, and more.

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Veggie Quote

“In the next ten years, one of the things you're bound to hear is that animal protein is one of the most toxic nutrients of all that can be considered. Quite simply, the more you substitute plant foods for animal foods, the healthier you are likely to be.”

-T. Colin Campbell
PhD, nutritional biochemist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and Project Director on Nutrition, Health and Environment, 1983-1990

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Health Tip

Cleaning Out Your Pantry – The Healthy Way

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To help you move toward a healthier, more vegetarian diet this year, here is some information to make the process easier. Start from the source of your family’s food supply – the pantry and the fridge! It’s much easier to resist unwanted foods when you can open your pantry without seeing a box of cookies and a bag of greasy potato chips staring back at you, begging to be eaten. One of the most effective things you can do to cultivate better nutrition is to stock your kitchen with all the building blocks of a healthy diet. Consult the table and list below for healthy alternatives to re-stock the fridge as well as suggestions of miscellaneous staple foods to keep on hand at all times.
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Make Every Day Earth Day

A Simple Resolution

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This New Year comes with a bonus: a new decade! Even if you aren’t the type that goes for resolutions, you can use the occasion to get behind something simple… like freeing the world of pollution, poverty, and environmental destruction. “What?” you might be thinking, “That’s not a simple resolution – it’s an impossibly colossal undertaking!” But consider this: Every time you make a purchase, you are influencing the design of our world; your choices are the equivalent of voting with your dollars for the global model you would like to help create. Read more »

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Vegetarian Recipes

Featured Recipe

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For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:

Feature! Scrambled Tofu w/ "Bacon"

 

Additional tasty recipes:

Hash Browns
Hot Vanilla Bean Cocoa

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