Tracey Eakin
Plant-Based Nutrition Counselor

February 2013

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It's Cold and Flu Season...Do What You Can to Boost Your Immune System


Your immune system is comprised of many organs and cells operating together in harmony and include your thymus, your spleen, your lymph nodes and lymph tissue, stem cells, white blood cells, antibodies, and lymphokines.  Keeping this system in top working order is critical for the successful prevention of infection and disease and the successful battle if an invading organism does slip past your armor of protection.


Filling your plate with plenty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables will ensure that you get healthful amounts of antioxidants and other protective phytochemicals that don't exist in meat and dairy products.


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Simple Steps to Improve Your Health


Boost the Nutrition in Your Water

After weaning, water is the only beverage humans require.  Why not give the water you drink a huge boost of nutrition without adding any calories?

By adding two simple ingredients, you can create what Michael Greger, MD describes as possibly the highest antioxidant drink in the world.

To 8 cups of filtered water, add 4 hibiscus tea bags (any tea that contains hibiscus as the first ingredient) and the juice of 1 lemon.  Cold steep overnight in your refrigerator and enjoy all day long.  If you prefer a sweeter taste, add 3 tablespoons of erythritol (which can be found at most health food stores).  For an exciting variation, blend 1 cup on high with a bunch of fresh mint leaves.


Nicer Krispie Squares  

From Dreena Burton's Plant-Powered Kitchen

Makes 16 squares.


0.5 cup macadamia nut butter (cashew butter works as well)

0.5 cup brown rice syrup

3 tablespoons unrefined sugar (can reduce or omit, to taste)

0.25 teaspoon sea salt

0.25 teaspoon agar powder (gelatin substitute available at health food stores)

1-1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

4 cups natural brown rice crisp cereal (available in most health food stores)


Line an 8"x8" pan with parchment paper.  In a large saucepan on low-medium heat, combine macadamia nut butter, brown rice syrup, sugar, salt, agar powder, and vanilla.  Stir continually as mixture heats until agar powder is fully dissolved (reduce heat if mixture starts bubbling).  Remove from heat and stir in cereal, making sure to fully incorporate with nut butter mixture.  Transfer mixture to pan and press evenly (use an edge of parchment paper to press without sticking).  Refrigerate to cool completely, then cut into squares.

Forks Over Knives A Must See!!

If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend that you rent Forks Over Knives.  It is a wonderful introduction to the medical benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and makes a compelling multifaceted case for test driving this way of eating.

Featured in the documentary are some of the foremost authorities in the country including medical doctors that incorporate a low-fat, whole food, plant-based lifestyle into their patients' treatment plans and subsequently demonstrate profound results.

The movie is available to rent online at the following link or better yet, buy a copy so that you can watch it anytime you want to be re-invigorated in your new lifestyle choice.

Overwhelming Demand for St. Clair Hospital Seminar


On January 16, Uma Purighalla, MD and I held a free workshop at St. Clair Hospital.  We were amazed when 200 people asked to attend.

It was very heartwarming to see so many people interested in learning more about a plant-based lifestyle.  We wish we could have accommodated everyone.


So that everyone would have the opportunity to access the information presented at the workshop, we taped it and put it up on YouTube.  You can find it at the following link.  It is the first video (in the upper left hand corner):


Demystifying the Plant-Based Plate


We are in the process of planning a second in the series and will send out the details as soon as they are finalized.


Vitamix - An Investment in Your Health and the Health of Your Loved Ones

Vitamix is the gold standard in high performance blending machines.  I have never heard of anyone who has perfected a plant-based lifestyle that uses anything else.  I purchased the Vitamix 5200 Super-Healthy Lifestyle model as well as the Live Fresh Recipes cookbook.  It truly has enabled me  to take my healthy lifestyle to the next level.  Here are just some of the ways my Vitamix has changed my life:

  • I am able to make whole food juices that do not discard the nutritious pulp.
  • I can make my own fresh nut milk without any unnecessary ingredients and more cost effectively than buying cartons of it at the store.
  • I can make and cook soup right in my Vitamix.
  • I can chop vegetables and shred cabbage faster than I could by hand.  By running my Vitamix just a little longer, I can make delicious chopped salads.
  • I make my own hummus and nut butters so that I can control the ingredients.
  • I can use the dry grains container and prepare bread dough ready to pop in the oven.
  • I whip up sorbets and non-dairy ice creams that my family can enjoy any time of the day, and if you've ever purchased non-dairy ice cream, you know how expensive it is.
  • I couldn't ask for an easier clean-up afterward.  Just a few drops of dish liquid in half a container of warm water blended for about 30 seconds is all that it takes to clean.  Just rinse and air dry and you're ready to use it again!
I can save you $25 (US customers) or $35 (Canadian customers) off of your shipping expense if you use the following promotional code when ordering either online at or by calling 1.800.848.2649.  I do receive a small commission from Vitamix for every purchase made using my promotional code, but it wouldn't change my recommendation even if I didn't.

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