Archive for November, 2009

Veg-ing Out in Loma Linda!

Posted in news releases, people, places, production notes on November 21, 2009 by plantsrus

Friday, November 20th – Going Veg trekked out to Loma Linda and the medical center/university there to meet up with two more prominent vegan doctors. Both Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Dr. Neal Barnard were there as part of the CHIP conference – no, that’s not an Erik Estrada fan club gathering! Founded by Dr. Hans Diehl, CHIP is an acronym for Coronary Health Improvement Project, you can read more about it HERE.

The Plant-Based Dietitian was thrilled to meet both Doctors Esselstyn and Barnard and they graciously gave of their time before the Going Veg cameras.

Doctor Caldwell Esselstyn is the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. He has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968 and he organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease.

Doctor Neal Barnard is the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and the author of Doctor Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.

As the Plant-Based Dietitian stated, it was “another amazing day in the plant-based world.”

Plant-Based Potluck, Presentation and Mike Anderson!

Posted in people, places, production notes on November 17, 2009 by plantsrus

Last Saturday, The Plant-Based Dietitian co-hosted a vegan potluck at the Lake Sherwood home of Elena and John Dwight where a cornucopia (no pun intended) of vegan dishes and delights were prepared and set out for the guests, many of them not vegan… yet.

After a nosh session that rivaled a frenzy of blood-thirsty Great White sharks, Julieanna took the stage and presented her Plant-Based approach to nutrition and dietary excellence.

Also on hand for the evening was Mike Anderson, author and filmmaker (see Healing Cancer from the Inside Out and Eating).

Julieanna extended the invitation for Mike to share a few words with the folks on hand and he gladly accepted, delving into the serious issue of Free Markets or lack-thereof when it comes to producing food in America. The evening was captured on camera for Going Veg with The Plant-Based Dietitian as we continue on Julieanna’s mission to save the world.

Production begins on “Going Veg with the Plant-Based Dietitian”

Posted in news releases, production notes on November 14, 2009 by plantsrus

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Saturday, November 7, 4:45AM – we dropped the car in long term parking and trudged to the airport. Six hours later we were racing along I78 leaving the New York City skyline behind us, heading straight into the sun. Our first stop was at the home of Dr. Joel Fuhrman a whole-food, plant-based physician and author of Disease-Proof Your Child and Eat to Live.

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He and his family welcomed us with open arms, salad and soup before we headed to Dr. Fuhrman’s office to set-up and record our interview with him. The time spent was informative and compelling and the resulting video, priceless. Sunday morning, after Julieanna was interviewed for Dr. Fuhrman’s website, we hit the highway again, into Pennsylvania, over the Poconos, through Scranton and into Ithaca, NY where we met Meghan and Mikaela from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation who put us up, fed and entertained us. We visited E Cornell Online (where Julieanna is currently working, albeit from home in LA) before meeting T. Colin Campbell, Professor Emeritus at Cornell and author of The China Study, and sitting down to another amazing interview at his home overlooking picturesque Lake Cayuga.

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Later, after being treated to another great meal, we climbed into our well-packed Saturn Outlook and following the sage advice of Gigi, our intrepid GPS locator, made the four and a half hour trek back to Newark in three hours and forty-five minutes. We’re thrilled with our first round of interviews, our footage is great. We hit the road again in early December, this time a little closer to home in the Bay Area. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, his family and Elijah; Meghan and Mikaela; T. Colin Campbell and his wife Karen. Now eat your vegetables!!!