Lilly’s Beyond Beef Skillet


BEYOND BEEF CRUMBLES sauteed in extra-virgin olive oil. Combined with tofu, peas, roasted peppers and vegan yeast. Seasoned with garlic, fennel, turmeric, smoked paprika and BLACK HIMALAYAN SALT. Lilly loves it!!

Makes 6 cups


Largest Comprehensive Study Of Nutrition Links Dairy And Disease

Largest Comprehensive Study Of Nutrition Links Dairy And Disease

‘While this extensive study found detrimental effects from all sources of animal proteins, dairy was of particular concern’

NOV 12, 2019

Dairy has been linked with a number of adverse health effects

More than 30 years ago, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with researchers at Oxford University and the Chinese Government, embarked upon one of the most comprehensive studies of nutrition and health ever conducted. Known as the China Project, this landmark study combined with laboratory findings conclusively demonstrated the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the amazing health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet. These findings were translated into the best-selling book – The China Study.

Concerns around dairy

While this extensive study found detrimental effects from all sources of animal proteins, dairy was of particular concern. The findings indicate that the lower the percentage of casein (a protein found in cows’ milk) a person consumes, the greater the health benefits. Even relatively small intakes of animal protein –  from dairy or meat – were associated with adverse effects. People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease.

‘Even relatively small intakes of animal protein were associated with adverse effects’

Other key points include:

1. The casein protein in cows’ milk, which makes up 80 percent of its protein content, was found to be a relevant chemical carcinogen—meaning it can turn on our cancer-promoting genes.

2. Countries with the highest calcium intake, mostly from cows’ milk, have the highest rates of osteoporosis. Casein protein causes the calcium in our bones to be leached into the body, weakening the bones. This happens as a result of dairy creating an acidic environment within the body and the calcium from our bones is used to neutralize the body.

3. The casein protein increases the cholesterol in the blood, leading to atherosclerosis (plaque build-up inside the inner artery walls, which may ultimately constrict blood flow and cause a heart attack or stroke).

4. Dairy proteins have been linked to the development of autoimmune diseases—such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis—through a mechanism known as molecular mimicry.

5. In dozens of experiments conducted over 30 years, casein was found to be a powerful promoter of experimental cancer. Wheat and soy proteins, however, did not stimulate cancer development.

6. There is no one single component of dairy that connects it to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis; rather, the substance contains a host of problematic factors. According to Dr. Campbell’s work, these factors include, “the increased activity of growth factors and compensatory cell replication, metabolic acidosis and its impact on key enzyme reactions, hormonal imbalances, and adverse effects on immune system components.”

Not truly safe for humans

What this tells us is that milk taken from a cow cannot be altered to become truly safe for human consumption. While many companies have attempted to remove the lactose and cut down on the inherent saturated fat found in dairy, they cannot eliminate the natural hormones found in all dairy, nor can they cease the growth-promoting characteristics of what, truly, is infant food – cow infant food, that is.

Skeptics often say not all protein is created equal, and The China Study confirms this. Some proteins are downright dangerous.

This article was created with research collaboration from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

Source: Largest Comprehensive Study Of Nutrition Links Dairy And Disease – Vegan News, Plant Based Living, Food, Health & more


Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn’t Eat Meat – Let That Sink In


Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t eat meat anymore. For the climate and health, he signed on as a producer of “The Game Changers” documentary to bust the vegan protein myths.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is championing a meat-free diet for human health and the planet.

July 5, 2019

Jill Ettinger

Editor-in-Chief | LIVEKINDLY Los Angeles, CA | Contactable via

Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t eat meat anymore. Arnold. The Terminator. The 7-time Mr. Olympia and former Mr. Universe. Let that sink in because it’s big.

Schwarzenegger features in the highly anticipated forthcoming documentary about vegan athletes called “The Game Changers,” which he co-produced. The film, directed by Academy Award-winner Louie Psihoyos (2009’s documentary “The Cove” about the Taiji dolphin hunt in Japan), will premiere in theaters in September.

For a growing number of athletes including 5-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton (only the third to win 5 times in the history of the sport), top tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams who hold a combined 30 Grand Slam titles, to NFL and NBA stars including Derrick Morgan and Kyrie Irving, plants are becoming the preferred protein of choice for optimal performance. Morgan, whose wife is vegan chef Charity Morgan, helped more than a dozen of his fellow Tennessee Titans teammates adopt a vegan diet. And the gains they say are noteworthy: increased performance, quicker recovery time, better weight management, and reduced injury.

“Overcoming the preconceived notions is the biggest part. I was a part of it. I used to believe athletes had to eat meat to maintain play, then I educated myself,” Morgan told ESPN.

“When they realized that their production didn’t go down, their stats didn’t go down, they didn’t die on the field, they were like ‘sign me up’ because the food already looks and smells good,” Charity told the sports site. She’s a Le Cordon Bleu-educated professional chef for 15 years. “[2017] was a test run for a lot of the guys to realize you can be plant-based and successful.”

Olympians including lifter Kendrick Farris and cyclist Dotsie Bausch have gone vegan. Bausch sped to a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics while in her late 30s after shifting to a vegan diet. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the first to lead a team to six Super Bowl championships, adheres to a mostly vegan diet. Brady is so convinced of the benefits of eating that way that he launched a signature vegan meal track with meal kit delivery program Purple Carrot. He also sells vegan protein powders and snacks under the TB12 label.

Like most weightlifters at the time — Schwarzenegger competed in the 1970s — he fueled his rise to bodybuilding stardom with a diet heavy in animal products. The former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia became the epitome of ultimate fitness, chiseled and bulging his way into global stardom, which eventually led him to become one of the world’s top-paid film action heroes, starring in hits like “The Terminator” series as well as “Predator”, “Total Recall”, and “True Lies.”

A long way from his Mr. Universe days, Schwarzenegger has made a few major pivots since he began competing as a bodybuilder – first, he moved into film, becoming an overnight sensation after the “Conan the Barbarian” series launched in 1982; and then he moved from acting into politics, serving as governor of California from 2003-2011. And, most recently, the former bodybuilder has not only stopped eating meat, but he’s begun using his platform to encourage others to do the same for their health and the health of the planet.

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