TMAO: A Toxic Substance Formed When You Eat Meat Can Make You … Dead Meat

By Robert Ostfeld, M.D., M.Sc. We can add another reason to the list of why we should not eat meat. If the saturated fat and cholesterol in meat were not enough, there is a newly identified toxic kid on the block: trimethylamineoxide (TMAO).1,2 When we eat red meat, its carnitine interacts with our gut bacteria, forming […]

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Antibiotics

If you’ve been ill with anything more than the common cold in your lifetime, chances are you’ve been prescribed or told to take an antibiotic. From bronchitis to a staphylococcus, if it’s an infection, antibiotics can likely be used to treat it. But almost nothing is full proof when it comes to medicine. We’ve broken […]

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The Plant-Based Lifestyle Is the Best Medicine I’ve Ever Prescribed

By Robert Ostfeld, M.D., M.Sc. As a cardiologist, I am delighted to share the many ways Forks Over Knives has been an incredible resource for my patients, my students, and for me. I recommend the movie multiple times each day when explaining to patients how they can dramatically improve their health by embracing a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Outside […]

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Vegan Mixer Jan, 30 2014

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My experience at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

 By Greg Sher The Seed last year brought a bunch of fellow NYC animal lovers on a trip to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. The baller-status 57 seat bus picked me, my wife, and about 25 other people up in Soho. After a smooth and peaceful two hour ride, we arrived at the Woodstock Farm Animal […]

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