Author Archive | Vesanto Melina

9-15-2013 2-32-16 PM

Diet and Our Planet

By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian When people consider going green, their focus is often on buying a vehicle that guzzles less gas, riding their bike more, or eating local. Yet we hear from no less prestigious a group than the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. that livestock are responsible for 18 percent […]

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9-15-2013 2-31-22 PM

Findings From the Nutrition Superstars

By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian In February 2013 I attended  the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, which is held in California about every five years. The 2nd Congress, in 1992, was so inspiring that I and two dietitian colleagues, Brenda Davis and Victoria Harrison, wrote the first edition of our classic “Becoming Vegetarian”, now in 15 countries and 5 languages. […]

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9-15-2013 2-30-28 PM

Are Microwaves Safe?

By Vesanto Melina Many of us wonder whether microwave ovens are sending us to the cancer ward or creating weird molecules in food that our bodies can`t handle. Most Canadian homes have microwaves; obviously they have wide appeal. But what do we know of the health implications of their use? How does microwaving affect nutrients in […]

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