Archive for December, 2009

Going Veg is online!

Posted in news releases, production notes on December 28, 2009 by plantsrus

The teaser for “Going Veg with the Plant-Based Dietitian” is now on YouTube:



Once More Into the Plant-Based World

Posted in news releases, people, places, production notes on December 9, 2009 by plantsrus

The second round of interview travels took the Plant-Based Dietitian to Beverly Hills and Northern California. In Beverly Hills, Going Veg met up with Ironman Triathlete Brendan Brazier, author of Thrive and co-founder of the Vega line of food products.

From there a hearty itinerary was put in motion (almost as hearty as the pea soup at Pea Soup Andersen’s in Santa Nella) and included two stops in Santa Rosa where Going Veg sat down with Dr. John McDougall, author of The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health, and the founder of the McDougall Program, a ten-day intensive live-in course for those seeking better health and nutrition.

The next stop was at TrueNorth, a residential care facility founded by Dr. Alan Goldhamer specializing in water fasting and whole food plant-based nutrition. Over 7000 people have been brought to better health by Dr. Goldhamer and his staff of medical professionals including DrT. Colin Campbell whom Going Veg visited in Ithaca, New York.

In Orland, California Going Veg stopped by Farm Sanctuary and was given a personal guided tour of the entire farm thanks to Leanne. Thanks, Leanne! Farm Sanctuary rescues animals from factory farms and other situations, nurses them back to health and provides a safe, peaceful place for them to live out their days. Cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks and rabbits all live on the farm in north-central California. It’s an inspiring place for not only is a whole food plant-based diet good for you, it’s good for the environment and other living creatures on the planet.

After leaving Orland, and following the usual sage advice of GPS specialist, GiGi:

Julieanna and Jesse took the Plant-Based world out for the evening at Milennium, a vegan restaurant on Geary St. a few blocks from Union Square. The food was excellent: a black bean torte, pumpkin curry, Carribean jerk tempeh, sea vegetable and avocado salad and house-made hummus… The next morning on the way of out town, a last stop was made at Cafe Gratitude for yet another meal of incredible raw vegan food. For the uninitiated, ‘raw’ in this case doesn’t actually mean ‘raw’ but rather cooked at lower temperature to best preserve the food’s natural nutrients instead of cooking them right out.

Going Veg returned to Los Angeles with five hours of exquisite footage. We know you can’t wait for what we’re cooking up in the Plant-Based world!