By Vesanto Melina, MS RD I recently received a newsletter advertising local organic food that was subject to “humane slaughtering practices”. I found that phrase disturbing; still do. It arises from a mentality or perspective that considers it alright to slaughter another group of sen
For more about nutrition, see the very new Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition* (2014) and the award winning* Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (2013) both by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina, Book Publishing Company. For delicious recipes and menus, complete with nutritional analyses,
By Vesanto Melina, MS RD and Kristen Yarker, RD Things have changed in the world of infant nutrition! Whereas in the past, strict sequences were suggested for introducing solid foods, these rules have been abandoned as our understanding of food allergies and infant nutrition evolved.
By Brenda Davis RD, co-author of the very new “Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, The Complete Reference to Plant Based Nutrition” (2014) and of the award winning “Becoming Vegan: Express Edition” (2013). Vegetarians enjoy some impressive health advantages, including reduce
By Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina Adapted from: Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (2013) and Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition (2014) “Paleo” diets are all the rage, attracting athletes, dieters and health seekers of all stripes. The basic premise of the new “paleo” diet is simple
Becoming Vegan: Express Edition—The Everyday Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition. Davis, Brenda (author) and Vesanto Melina (author). Oct. 2013. 284p. illus. Book Publishing, paperback, $19.95 (9781570672958). 641.5. REVIEW. First published October 1, 2013 (Booklist). Vegetarianism has gai
Nutrispeak by Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian Bonnie’s Bone Bonanza Bonnie was thinking about going vegan. Of all the dietary choices she had considered over the years, this made perfect sense and fit her values. Yet she wanted to be certain that her new way of eating would