Welcome to our ongoing collection of vegetarian resources.
Health & Nutrition
"It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dieticians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases."
Forks over Knives a documentary film (96 min) - "Forks Over Knives" examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The film is available from the web site & many public libraries.
The McDougall Online Wellness Center - "Dr. McDougall offers you several ways to make major improvements in your health and appearance. He has a free monthly on-line newsletter, 11 national best-selling books, adventure vacations to the world's most exciting destinations, and a 10-day live in program where, under his personal supervision, you will have the best chance to eliminate medications, lose excess weight, regain lost health, and start living again."
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine - Founded in 1985, PCRM is a non-profit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.
Strong Bones - Strong Bones is brought to you by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. If you think your kids need milk to grow strong bones, it's time for a second opinion. A comprehensive review article published in Pediatrics in 2005 showed that getting extra calcium - from milk or anything else - makes no difference in bone density in children or young adults. And evidence shows that dairy product consumption contributes to obesity, ear infections, constipation, respiratory problems, heart disease, and some cancers. A major study shows that the amount of calcium girls consumed during the teen years had no impact on bone strength.
The Cancer Project - The Cancer Project is brought to you by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). The Cancer Project promotes cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer. Through research, education and advocacy, we are saving lives.
The China Study - The China Studygives critical, life-saving nutritional information for every health-seeker in America. But, it is much more; Dr. Campbell's exposé of the research and medical establishment makes this book a fascinating read and one that could change the future for all of us. Every health care provider and researcher in the world must read it.
NutritionFacts.org - NutritionFacts.org presents us with the latest research in nutrition and health in a way that is easy to understand.
Food Revolution - Here you will find information about the work of John Robbins, and resources
to help you make food and life choices that enhance your health, express
your compassion, and help create a thriving, just and sustainable planet.
The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
United States National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health - The World's largest Medical Library
Vegetarian Organizations in North America
Marin Vegetarian Education Group - A non-profit organization offering Information, Resources, Motivation and Support for Plant-based eating. A project of the Veg News Network. (Based in Marin County, California)
San Francisco Vegetarian Society - A non-profit organization that has been working in the Bay Area for over 40 years promoting a vegetarian diet as a healthful and humane way of life.
Bay Area Vegetarians - (BAVeg) is a San Francisco Bay Area wide group for vegan, vegetarian and animal rights folks to connect and find support with like-minded folks. We invite you to be an active part of our community.
Vegetarian Society of Hawaii - A not for profit volunteer organization founded in 1990 to promote health, animal rights and protection of the environment by means of vegetarian education. Once a month guest speakers present a lecture or cooking demo. Lectures are free and open to the public. Watch VSH lectures on line.
EarthSave International - "EarthSave is a non-profit organization that educates, inspires and empowers people to shift toward a plant-based diet and to take compassionate action for all life on earth."
The Vegetarian Resource Group - "The VRG is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger." Their website contains vegetarian and vegan: recipes, nutrition information, cookbooks, Vegetarian Journal excerpts, travel information and a game.
Veg Source - An online magazine with articles on nearly every topic discussed in The Food Revolution, thousands of healthy recipes, book reviews, and articles on the environment by many of the top experts in the field of vegetarian living. You can read up on scientific research and lifestyle issues, and you will find personal support from award-winning chefs, top medical doctors, and best-selling authors.
Vegetarians in Paradise - A Los Angeles Vegetarian Monthly Web Magazine. With each new issue we at vegparadise.com hope to provide you with all kinds of vegetarian information pertinent to our vegetarian community. For those who visit us from other areas of the country or from distant lands, we offer great diversity and invaluable resources for vegetarians anywhere in the world.
VegNews - North America's monthly vegetarian newspaper offering the latest vegetarian news, interviews, thought-provoking articles, recipes, travel guides, event calendars, and the best of veg products and services.
Appetite for Profit - The website of Michele Simon, public health lawyer and author of the book, Appetite for Profit, which exposes how the food industry pretends to market responsibly while undermining public policy; also offers articles and other resources for eating a plant-based, whole foods diet.
Compassionate Cooks - dedicated to empowering people to make informed food choices and to debunking myths about vegetarianism and animal rights through cooking classes, recipes and resources, workshops and lectures, articles and essays, the popular "Vegetarian Food for Thought" podcast, a vegetarian cooking DVD and the award winning cookbook "The Joy of Vegan Cooking". Compassionate Cooks gives people the tools and reasons they need to prevent disease, optimize their health, and create new habits that benefit the Earth and all its habitants.
School Nutrition Education
CHOICE (Consumers for Healthy Options in Children's Education) - The CHOICE program is an online resource to help students, parents, teachers, school officials and concerned citizens bring healthy, plant-based lunch options to their school. There is access to a 15 minute film presentation, "Impact of Fresh Healthy Food on Learning and Behavior 2004", which contains interviews with a principal, teacher, police and students at Appleton, WI Alternative School.
The Healthy School Lunch Campaign, sponsored by the Physicians for Responsible Medicine is dedicated to improving the food served to children in schools by educating government and school officials, food service workers, parents, and others about the food choices best able to promote children's current and long-term health.
The campaign's key message: Foods served in schools should promote the health of all children.
Menus in most school lunch programs are too high in saturated fat and cholesterol and too low in fiber- and nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Major changes are needed to encourage the health of the nation's youth and to reverse the growing trends of obesity, early-onset diabetes, and hypertension, among other chronic diseases, in children and teens.
The Food Studies Institute (FSI) is devoted to changing the health destinies of children through proper nutrition and education. This has been the life-long work of Dr. Antonia Demas whose groundbreaking curriculum, Food is Elementary, educates children about nutrition by providing a positive experience of food and food preparation that is fun, hands-on and sensory-based.
Vegan Food Products
Dr. McDougall's Right Food - "Dr. McDougall's Right Foods offers instant vegetarian (vegan), low fat meal cups. They're delicious and convenient."
Fat Free Vegan Recipes - This site has hundreds of delicious, healthy, fat-free & low-fat recipes that contain no animal products. Use "search" feature to find recipes to fit the ingredients you have on hand, or "add a recipe". Notice recipe categories for the Crock pot, for the Pressure Cooker, Kid-friendly, Breakfast Dishes, Dressings, Recipes by Region and Gluten-free recipes,
McDougall Newsletter Recipes Index
International Vegetarian Union - Promoting Vegetarianism worldwide since 1908. Vegan recipes with an international flair, helpful phrases for travel abroad and more.
Vegetarian Dining Out
VegDining.com - "An online guide to almost a thousand fully vegetarian restaurants around the world. From Adelaide to Zurich, this site spans the globe and includes hundreds of 'mini-reviews' from visitors. (Needless to say, many visitors have raved about Millennium.)"
www.HappyCow.net - Happy Cow's vegetarian restaurants guide is a global, searchable vegetarian dining guide and directory of natural health food stores, including nutrition & health tips, vegan recipes, raw foods, travel, veganism and other vegetarian issues.
Millennium recognizes and revels in the fact that our guests are truly from all walks of life. We offer these links to these websites for those of you who may be interested in learning more about some more specific areas of the vegetarian lifestyle. Some of the views and opinions of the creators of these websites are not necessarily the same as those held by the management and staff of Millennium.