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E-News on Healthier Eating

From: Don R.
Sent on: Sunday, March 23, 2008 11:56 PM
Earthsave Baltimore E-Newsletter:

Earthsave helps people make healthier, earth-friendly food choices by promoting a shift toward a whole food, plant centered diet.

"When the love of power is replaced by the Power of Love, we will have peace."
~Jimi Hendrix~

Hi Earthsaver,

The Earthsave Baltimore nonprofit has some really exciting events coming up soon. The next two events will include major, internationally known speakers.

Sure hope you can attend our big, annual Earth-friendly Food Choices special lecture event on April 12th from 5:30 - 9:00. This one is not a potluck, though light refreshments will be provided. And it won?t be at our usual location, but will be in a much larger room in Catonsville.

The keynote speaker, Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, who designed and set up an amazing, ongoing clinical program, in 1985, to treat 24 patients with coronary artery heart disease so severe that they were considered untreatable by conventional western medicine. Several of them had been given less than a year to live by their referring cardiologist.

By the end of the first year on Dr. Esselstyn?s dietary program, heart disease in the vast majority of patients had not only stopped its progression, but had actually begun to reverse. In fact, all compliant patients in the program are still alive today, twenty one years later! Sure hope you can attend and bring your friends to the April 12th event. Dr. Esselstyn, who is an excellent speaker, will also be available to sign your copy of his new book, Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease.

Local radio show host Brian Sanderoff recently did an excellent interview of Dr. Esselstyn, which you can listen to on the Your Prescription for Health website. There is also an article by Dr. Esselstyn, on page 17, in the current issue of Purpose Woman magazine, which is available for free in all local public libraries.

The next Veg Dinner Lecture Series event is set for May 17th in Owings Mills, and will feature one of the most popular speakers we have had, Milton Mills, MD, who will speak on ?The Natural Diet of Humans: The Impact of Meat on the Human Body.? We expect a large turnout for that one so advance registration is required.

That?s all for now. Hope to see you soon!

Peace, Don Robertson

3rd ANNUAL EARTH-FRIENDLY FOOD CHOICES lecture event (not a potluck) will happen on Saturday April 12th, 5:30-9:00 pm, and will be located at the Women?s Club of Catonsville, 10 St. Timothy's Lane, at Frederick Rd. The keynote speaker will be the world renowned Cleveland Clinic physician and nutritional researcher Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., who will speak on ?Arrest and Reversal: Abolishing Heart Disease.?

Dr. Esselstyn began a clinical research study, in 1985, using plant-based nutrition with no added oil in patients severely ill with coronary artery disease. All compliant patients halted and often reversed their disease. They also lost their obesity, diabetes & hypertension. Several patients had been told by their referring cardiologist that they had less than a year to live. All are alive 21 years later!

This special event, starting at 5:30 pm, will include the lecture ?A Menu of Love: The Vegetarian Lifestyle?, by Don Robertson, founding director of Earthsave Baltimore. Light refreshments will be included. Men are very welcome to attend!! Seating is limited, advance registration suggested!! Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at-the-door. Tickets may be purchased at the online store at www.EARTHSAVE.ORG. Or send check or money order to ?EARTHSAVE?, 517 Talbott Avenue, Lutherville, MD, 21093. Tickets are also available at the Yabba Pot restaurant in Charles Village, and at Your Prescription for Health in Owings Mills.

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH RADIO SHOW, which is hosted by holistic pharmacist Brian Sanderoff, featured an interview of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn on Sunday, March 16th in the second hour of the program, which runs every Sunday from 10-noon on WCBM, 680 AM. You may listen to that very informative interview by going to

EARTHSAVE VEG DINNER SERIES, on Saturday, May. 17th from 6-9 pm, will host a potluck dinner featuring the lecture ?The Natural Diet of Humans: The Impact of Meat on the Human Body,? by Milton Mills MD.

Dr. Mills serves as associate director of preventive medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a North American group of doctors and laypersons dedicated to promoting better nutrition and higher research standards.

As an African-American physician focusing on preventive medicine, Dr. Mills has delved into some of the environmental and societal influences affecting health. Dr. Mills has lectured and given research seminars across the United States and in Mexico on such topics as the negative impacts of meat and dairy consumption on human health; nutrition and HIV/AIDS; nutrition and cancer; and the dietary needs of various ethnic groups.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR MAY17: There are two options regarding food: 1) You may bring a potluck dish to share, one that will serve 5 or more people, (or serve five times the number in your party). A $5 donation is requested of those who bring food. 2) You may attend without bringing a dish for a $12 fee. Monthly dinner/lecture events are held on the second Saturday at the Learning Center/Yoga Studio of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills. Please register Please register to attend at the online store at www.EARTHSAVE.ORG. Or send check or money order to ?EARTHSAVE?, 517 Talbott Avenue, Lutherville, MD, 21093.

DIRECTIONS From Beltway 695: Traveling east, take 795 (Northwest Expressway). Get off at Exit 4 (Owings Mills Blvd). Bear right when exit splits. Take right at first traffic light (South Dolfield Road). Travel approximately l/4 mile. Flying Avocado Caf? and "Your Prescription for Health" pharmacy is on the right after Golds Gym. The Learning Center/Yoga Studio entrance is at the opposite end of the building.

DIRECTIONS From Reisterstown Road: Travel West on Painters Mill Road. Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto S. Dolfield Road. Go left at the second driveway into the parking lot of Your Prescription for Health.

MONTHLY VEG MEETUP DISCUSSION GROUPS offer us a chance to gather in more intimate and less formal settings than does the monthly Earthsave potluck dinner/lecture series. Meetups are casual and are held in restaurants over great vegetarian food. Discussions include a variety of topics that support people in making healthier choices in diet and lifestyle. There are two different groups, one vegan and one vegetarian. Both groups welcome anyone who is interested in learning about healthier eating. For details, or to register and let others know you plan to attend, go to, or to

Discussions will continue on the topic of how we tend to answer some of the tougher questions that often come up about our lifestyle. Let?s talk about it!

BALTIMORE ANIMAL RIGHTS COALITION (BARC) has set an impressive agenda for outreach tabling and other events in the next couple of months. They do a great job educating folks about the treatment of animals who are caught in our modern, intensive confinement, industrialized food system. They have made great strides in convincing several Baltimore area restaurants to remove foie gras, a ?delicacy? that?s produced by force-feeding ducks and geese, from their menus. To find out how you can help, contact Erin and Bob at [address removed]. And visit

CALL-A-DIETITIAN DAY continues to be a popular service offered by The Vegetarian Resource Group. If you have general vegetarian nutrition questions, Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN, will be available from 2:30-5:30 pm. EST on Friday, March 28, 2008. To reserve a free 20-minute time slot, please email the VRG office at [address removed] or call (410) 366-8343.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE: Cromwell Valley CSA in Northern Baltimore, near Towson now has shares available. The cost per share is $500 if you work 7 hours, and $550 if you don't work on the farm at all. Pickup days are Tues and Sat from 1-7. More information (and the commitment form) is located at

MONTHLY LUNCHEONS FOR VEGETARIAN FRIENDS! Vegetarian Friends, a singles' group, meets on the third Sunday of the month, 1 p.m., usually in Baltimore area restaurants. Meet for lunch, fellowship, networking, sometimes hiking, and other fun activities. For more information or to find out where the group is meeting each month, contact Omi at (410)[masked] or [address removed].

RAW VEGAN POTLUCKS: Our friend Michael Lightchaser organizes these monthly dinners which are sometimes combined with entertainment or educational sessions. The next one will happen on Sunday, March 30th at 5 pm. The host will be Ann Hyland, who?s an experienced raw vegan chef, yoga teacher, and all-around inspiration on life?s journey.
The event will take place at The Halstead at Guilford, 3900 N Charles St., Baltimore MD 21218. Street parking is available. The theme for this month's potluck is BALANCE. Contact Michael at [address removed].

ZIA?S CAF? in Towson will offer a four course live food extravaganza on Saturday, March 29th at 6:30 pm. It will be presented by Chef Daniela Troia. For all the details, go to

EARTHSAVE MEMBERSHIP is a great way for you to contribute to our important educational mission. All members may receive a free 12-issue subscription to Vegetarian Times magazine and Earthsave?s national quarterly newsletter. Folks who attend meetings may check out books from our well stocked EarthSave Library, they may place literature on our networking tables, may make a brief announcement to the group, and receive discounted attendance fees and EarthSave bookstore prices. You may join our group online at, or you can send a tax-deductible check for $35, or $50 for family membership, or $25 for student or senior, to EarthSave at 517 Talbott Ave. Lutherville MD, 21093. Thanks for your kind support!

PLEASE REMEMBER to be the peace that you wish to manifest. Be well!

EarthSave ? May all be fed, may all be healed, and may all be loved.

E-mail us at [address removed], or call us at[masked]-3043. And please visit EarthSave Baltimore?s site at and the EarthSave International website at

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