Author Archive | Vesanto Melina

9-15-2013 2-38-26 PM

Celebrating with Healthful Foods

By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian Recipes are from the new Cooking Vegan by Vesanto Melina and chef Joseph Forest (in Canada as an E-book titles Cooking Vegetarian by chef Joseph Forest and Vesanto Melina, publisher Harper Collins, and soon to be released in paperback; same content–great recipes, menus, nutritional analysis, chef tips).  These books make an excellent gift for those […]

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9-15-2013 2-36-59 PM

Bonnie’s Bone Bonanza

by Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian  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 provide every essential nutrient. The women in her family were blessed […]

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9-15-2013 2-33-31 PM

Good Hospital Care and Fare

By Vesanto Melina When people speak of hospital food, they don’t often use the adjective “good”. In fact I don’t recall having heard those three words in combination.  However I recently went to University of British Columbia Hospital for hip replacement surgery and overall, I was blown away by a thoroughly positive experience of our medical […]

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9-15-2013 2-32-58 PM

The Beefs about Beef

By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian When barbecue season comes along, we may have fond memories of summer events with meat sizzling over the coals. Yet there are great reasons to cook up something else that is superbly tasty and less potentially carcinogenic for summer get-togethers. Recent information from the Harvard-based Health Professionals Follow-up Study […]

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