This is a very powerful article about quality of life versus quantity of life. According to How Doctor's Die, doctors are less likely to opt for intensive end-of-life medical treatments ... because they frequently don't work very well, and may cause more suffering than they are worth. Keep reading to get our take on reducing suffering in life.

From the article:

Of course, doctors don’t want to die; they want to live. But they know enough about modern medicine to know its limits. And they know enough about death to know what all people fear most: dying in pain, and dying alone. They’ve talked about this with their families.
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Our thanks to everyone who made it out to The Loft for the PlantPure Nation debut in Tucson! It was a resounding success with an enthusiastic audience and a packed theater.

An extra-special shout-out goes to The Loft for putting this event together, the sponsors and promoters, Vegan Logic, Guy Borders, MD, for answering questions after the show, and to the vegan food vendors, who worked extra hard to bring everyone a tasty dinner or treat - Lovin' Spoonfuls, Veg in a Box, Urban Fresh, Sparky’s Cantina, Vegan Baker Ashley Welsh from Rincon Market, and Alaine's Greenheart Bakery. And another thanks to all other contributors we haven't mentioned.

While meat consumption is still growing world-wide, it has turned the corner in the US, and has been declining steadily for several years. "A world that eats far less meat, however, is already on the way. Meat consumption has been steadily declining in the U.S.—by 10% per capita since 2007, in fact." (1).

Crows are highly intelligent animals. In this video, watch a crow tackle an intricate problem solving task that would be difficult even for children. Short, fascinating video!

Special opening night event! On Friday, July 10 enjoy healthy and tasty plant-based treats available for purchase from local vendors at a mini-food court on the Loft patio. Following the film, join Tucson Neuroradiologist and vegan Guy Borders, M.D. for a lively discussion about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Food court from 5 – 7 pm; film at 7 pm.

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Healing Our World: Looking Deeper Into Food

A lecture – presentation on The World Peace Diet
with Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
as featured in “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret”

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Cooking School

"Beans & Burgers"

Saturday, March 14 at 4 pm
Tucson Desert Valley Adventist Church
1200 North Santa Rosa Avenue

Learn about the beautiful bean, the nutritional advantages, preparation, digestion, storage, and the many delicious ways to eat them! We’ll have bean burgers and even a bean brownie dessert!

FREE event!

Sponsored by Desert Valley Adventist Church
Donations appreciated to defray costs

Presented by Dr. Martha Bergner, local chiropractor, nutritional educator and longtime vegetarian/vegan; and Farrah Matthews, LCSW MD psychotherapist in private practice.

Please RSVP!

(520) 327-5719 or churchdv@gmail.com

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Will Tuttle will be giving a presentation this Saturday at 6 pm!

Creating a New Culture of Peace

A presentation by Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
Based on his #1 Amazon Best Selling Book

Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation
3601 W. Cromwell Dr. Tucson, AZ
www.mvuu.org
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 6:00 pm
$10 suggested donation. Refreshments served.

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Healthy You Network will be showing Cowspiracy twice, for FREE, at The Loft on Sunday, February 15th at their all-day Sustainability Festival, "Have a Heart For Our Planet". There are special guests, presentations, food, etc, all day from 10 am to 6 pm, and the two free showings are first-come, first-served at 11 am and 3:30 pm.

Engine2 has a new Challenge Guide for 2015.

From the document:

Hello 2015 Engine 2 Challengers-

I want to thank you for having the courage to go plant-strong and revolutionize your health! We firmly believe eating plant-strong gives you the best possible health and is the most powerful way to protect the planet. Think about it: In just twenty-eight days, you will plant the seeds of a spectacular long-lasting, healthy makeover. Get ready to take a selfie of your insides that will blow your mind and your doctor’s! And get ready to reduce your carbon footprint by leaps and bounds.

The Engine 2 Diet is a snap to follow! You will learn the foundation of the Engine 2 lifestyle in just four weeks by eating a tempting variety of the most colorful, nutrient-packed foods that Mother Nature provides: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

During this time, you will push all meat and dairy products to the back burner, as well as refined and processed foods---including extracted oils--while feasting on jillions of plant-diverse foods. That's the Engine 2 Diet in a healthy nutshell!!

If a bunch of male Texas firefighters can do this, anyone who fogs a mirror can do this!

Remember, this isn't just a 28 Day Challenge, it's an adventure in healthy eating and living.

Let’s get GET FIRED UP together! Plant-Strong

Katie Mae, of PlantBasedKatie.com, just sent out this message. She is running a free webinar tonight about whole-food, plant-based, and probably SOS-free (Sugar, Oil, Salt - free) eating.
 
From Katie:
Tonight I'm leading a free webinar:
 
7 Ways Plant-Based Eating Can Help You Become Unstoppable in 2015.
 
It's all about how we can maximize our food to be successful with our goals and intentions.
 
Katie Mae Webinar

We don't have it yet, but this treat-oriented cookbook looks promising for the special occasions and should be available for sale really soon. This book is based on the blog: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com

Note: keep in mind that this is a treat-oriented cookbook; some of the recipes may be healthy, but many likely are not. We spot-checked the recipes on the blog, and they look healthier than normal, but sometimes ingredients are used that are not good for you, such as oil.

Chocolate Covered Katie
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Resources

Here is a list of very useful books, films, cookbooks, websites, recipe websites, local doctors, local restaurants, etc.

How To Do It

Ok, so you want to be healthy, spare animals from suffering, and radically curtail your environmental footprint. Great! But what do you actually do? Here are some of our best tips for getting it done. Also be sure to see our Resources section for more.

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