Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

January 27, 2022
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Straight from the Earth

In Straight from the Earth, published by Chronicle Books, Myra Goodman and her daughter Marea explain that “vegan” means no animal products at all; no meat, fish, dairy, eggs and even honey. Serious business, but oh the benefits: eating more fruits, veggies, legumes and grains, while cutting back on animal products, can lower your risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and more; beans and grains generally cost less per calorie than meat and dairy; and choosing plant foods over animal ones helps to reduce the global warming gases and water pollution generated by livestock production. Of course, there’s also discovering new foods — like agave nectar and coconut oil — and their flavours. The recipes featured here are full of taste, and they’re perfect for the last weeks of summer.

Recipes from the book