Engine 2 My beef with meat Potluck #mybeefwithmeat #plantstrongpotluck


click here to RSVP http://www.meetup.com/Plant-Strong-Potlucks/ Currently the proposed time is Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:00 PM and the proposed place is 1815 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10034 but this may change if the group fluctuates. If you want to meet people in NYC that are plant strong and eat their awesome plant based dishes get on the list. We are getting together in anticipation of the new book release of My beef with Meat by Rip Esselstyn, what follows below is the official invite

Host a “My Beef With Meat” launch party! The new book comes out on May 14th! We want you to help us start a plant-strong movement! Start your own Plant-Strong Potluck in your community and change the way your community eats! Plant-Strong Potluck Guidelines: Plant-Based! No oil Low in sugar and salt No processed junk food. Everyone should bring a dish that serves 8 We encourage people to bring their own plates/cups/utensils to cut down on waste

Eggs, Meat May Provoke Bacteria to Raise Heart Risk but also vegetables?

 “Investigators who found that eating meat can increase heart disease risk because of the actions of intestinal bacteria now say the same thing happens with lecithin, abundant in egg yolks.”
The story above was a headline today in the new York Times and as much as I appreciate the studies ability to motivate people to a plant based diet there is some information withheld. The main focus of the two articles is on the nutrient Choline which is an essential nutrient and is found in mushrooms, legumes and carrots. Three things consumed often by veg heads. The study focused on Choline from eating beef and eggs and not any other source. Choline will increase TMAO or trimethylamine N-oxide a by product of the body metabolizing Choline. Participants ate animal products and their blood was tested and as thought there was more TMAO. “But if they first took an antibiotic to wipe out intestinal bacteria, eggs did not have that effect. ” The similar effect was found in Vegans when they consumed the animal product there was little to no elevation of TMAO. Possibly due to the fact that Vegans do not eat animal products and that there is little build up.To see the effects of TMAO on cardiovascular risk, the investigators studied 4,000 people who had been seen at the Cleveland Clinic. The more TMAO in their blood, the more likely they were to have a heart attack or stroke in the ensuing three years.