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April 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Paul Bragg and Jack LaLanne

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This week for Throw­back Thurs­day, two Health Icons: Paul C. Bragg and Jack LaLanne.

It’s all about a Healthy Lifestyle!

Come meet Mrs. Jack LaLanne, Elaine, at our Farm to Table Event on Sat­ur­day, April 25!

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 13, 2015

Bragg Live Food Products and Dr. Patricia Bragg at Santa Barbara Earth Day 2015!

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Bragg Live Food Prod­ucts and Dr. Patri­cia Bragg at Santa Bar­bara Earth Day 2015!

 

Spring is here once more, and with it comes one of our favorite hol­i­days: Earth Day!  For years, Bragg Live Food Prod­ucts has been proud to be a spon­sor of the Santa Bar­bara Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion in beau­ti­ful Alameda Park. This year, we are Stand­ing Up to Cli­mate Change and want you to come join us at Booth #308 (on Santa Bar­bara Street), where we will be hand­ing out free sam­ples and telling you the story of Bragg.

 

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Pio­neer Health Cru­sader Dr. Patri­cia Bragg, ND, PhD will deliver an excit­ing FREE health lec­ture on “Healthy Body, Healthy Planet”.

Learn how to achieve opti­mal health & well­ness, as it relates to…
• Organic foods to keep you healthy & youth­ful
• The impor­tance of clean soil, air, and water
• How your envi­ron­ment effects your health

SB Earth Day – Alameda Park
Home­grown Roots Stage
SATURDAY AT 12:30 PM

 

 

Did you know…?  Earth Day was Inspired by a 1969 Oil Spill in the Santa Bar­bara Channel!

“The idea came to Earth Day founder Gay­lord Nel­son, then a U.S. Sen­a­tor from Wis­con­sin, after wit­ness­ing the rav­ages of the 1969 mas­sive oil spill in Santa Bar­bara, Cal­i­for­nia. Inspired by the stu­dent anti-war move­ment, he real­ized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerg­ing pub­lic con­scious­ness about air and water pol­lu­tion, it would force envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion onto the national polit­i­cal agenda. Sen­a­tor Nel­son announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the envi­ron­ment” to the national media; per­suaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Repub­li­can Con­gress­man, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coor­di­na­tor. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to pro­mote events across the land.

As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 mil­lion Amer­i­cans took to the streets, parks, and audi­to­ri­ums to demon­strate for a healthy, sus­tain­able envi­ron­ment in mas­sive coast-to-coast ral­lies. Thou­sands of col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties orga­nized protests against the dete­ri­o­ra­tion of the envi­ron­ment. Groups that had been fight­ing against oil spills, pol­lut­ing fac­to­ries and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pes­ti­cides, free­ways, the loss of wilder­ness, and the extinc­tion of wildlife sud­denly real­ized they shared com­mon values. ”

For more infor­ma­tion, click here!

 

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 10, 2015

See Dr. Patricia Bragg on Famous Hawaii Five-0 TV Show on CBS — Friday April 10, 8PM PST

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See Dr. Patri­cia Bragg on Famous Hawaii Five-0 TV Show on CBS — Fri­day April 10, 8PM PST

 

Lights… Cam­era… Action!

 

See Health Cru­sader Dr. Patri­cia Bragg on famous Hawaii Five-0 TV Show

TONIGHT, APRIL 10th, 2015

on CBS Chan­nel
at 9PM EST/6PM PDT

Titled “Ua Helele’I Ka Hoku” or “Fallen Star,” pre­views allude to the death of an Elvis imper­son­ator whose body is stolen afterwards.

The inci­dent, which hap­pens dur­ing an Elvis imper­son­ation con­ven­tion, would call on the atten­tion of Five-O wherein they must track down the cul­prits who, as found out, are actu­ally after the hid­den dia­monds sewn into the victim’s cos­tume.  Writ­ten by David Wolkove and under the direc­tion of James Wilcox, Episode 21 “Fallen Star” fea­tures not only Patri­cia, but also the acts of Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGar­rett, Scott Caan as Danny Williams, Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua, Masi Oka as Dr. Max Bergman, Chi McBride as Lou Grover, and Jorge Gar­cia as Jerry Ortega.

 

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Fun Fact:
Do you know why Patri­cia always wears a hat? It’s because famous actor Jack Lord – from Hawaii Five-0 – once told her: “Patri­cia, you may be only 5 feet, but if you wear a hat you will be 6 feet.”

 

 

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Paul Bragg and Blondie!

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Throw­back Thurs­day: Paul Bragg and Blondie!

 

This week’s Throw­back Thurs­day goes way back to the Golden Era of Old Hol­ly­wood! Pic­tured here is Paul Bragg with famous star­let Penny Sin­gle­ton, best known in her role as Blondie!

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This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 6, 2015

Bragg Organic Farm to Table Event — Tickets Available NOW!

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Please join us for an after­noon of fun, farm and rose tours with friends, deli­cious organic food, great music and dancing!

Meet hon­ored guest, Mrs. Jack Lalanne and help sup­port local school gar­den programs.

 

Buy your tick­ets here online:

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This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday: CAMP BLOGAWAY 2014

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Throw­back Thurs­day: CAMP BLOGAWAY 2014

An awe­some Throw­back Thurs­day mem­ory from Camp Blo­g­away: our Bragg salad dress­ing con­test was fun, messy & seri­ously delicious!
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This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

March 31, 2015

Patricia’s Beautiful Twin Orchids

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Patricia’s Beau­ti­ful Twin Orchids

Here are two beau­ti­ful Orchids — on the left, Patri­cia Bragg’s orchids, and on the right, her friend Lesley’s orchids! These lovely flow­ers look like twins, and are a beau­ti­ful addi­tion in the offices at Bragg.

 

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Here are five inter­est­ing facts you may not have known about Orchids:

1. There are more than 25,000 doc­u­mented species of orchid, and sci­en­tists are find­ing more every day.

The fam­ily Orchi­dacea is home to more than 25,000 flower species, Mirenda said. Sci­en­tists sus­pect that there are more species in the top­i­cal areas of the world, and hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ists hybridize the flower to cre­ate new species that wouldn’t occur in nature, and giv­ing rise to some of the most pop­u­lar vari­eties of the plant in existence.

2. Orchids have a sym­me­try sim­i­lar to human faces.

Much of the rea­son orchids are so wide­spread is thanks in part to humans’ affin­ity for and desire to grow them. Mirenda thinks that the sym­me­try of the flower could have a lot to do with why peo­ple are so fond of orchids. An orchid has bilat­eral sym­me­try — like a human face — so if a line is drawn ver­ti­cally down the mid­dle of the flower, the two halves are mir­ror images of each other.

“When some­one looks at an orchid, it looks back at you,” said Mirenda.

3. Orchids are mas­ters of decep­tion.

Orchids deceive insects into pol­li­nat­ing them, Mirenda said. The repro­duc­tive parts of many orchid flow­ers are shaped and col­ored to look like the kind of insect they hope to attract. Once the insect is inter­ested, the orchid’s pollen sticks to the bug until it flies off to find another orchid that it mis­takes for a mate.

4. Sci­en­tists found fos­silized orchid pollen on the back of a bee.

Pollen from an ancient orchid was found on the back of a bee encased in amber, as detailed in a 2007 study in the jour­nal Nature. The fos­sil was dated to around 10 mil­lion or 15 mil­lion years ago, but Mirenda sus­pects that the orchid fam­ily is far older. Some research even dates some species of orchid to around 120 mil­lion years ago, before the con­ti­nents split into their cur­rent form.

Two species of orchids whose nat­ural habi­tats are thou­sands of miles apart are actu­ally closely related. Sci­en­tists think that the plants prob­a­bly had a com­mon ances­tor before they were sep­a­rated by con­ti­nen­tal drift, Mirenda said.

5. Vanilla is a species of orchid.

Per­haps one of the most pop­u­lar species of orchids, the “flat leafed” vanilla plant is also one of the most wide­spread. Hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ists all over Latin Amer­ica cul­ti­vate the plant for its fla­vor­ful charms, Mirenda said.

 

 

 

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

Bragg Nutritionist Receives National Recognition & Appointment to Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

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Bragg Nutri­tion­ist Receives National Recog­ni­tion
& Appoint­ment to Acad­emy of Nutri­tion & Dietetics

Santa Bar­bara, CA , March 19, 2015

John Wes­t­er­dahl, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND, Direc­tor of the Bragg Health Insti­tute and Direc­tor of Health Sci­ence for Bragg Live Food Prod­ucts, has been elected to be the next Chair­man of the Veg­e­tar­ian Nutri­tion Dietetic Prac­tice Group (VNDPG) of the Acad­emy of Nutri­tion and Dietet­ics. The Acad­emy of Nutri­tion and Dietet­ics is the world’s largest orga­ni­za­tion of food and nutri­tion pro­fes­sion­als. Dr. Wes­t­er­dahl, who cur­rently serves as Chair-Elect of the veg­e­tar­ian nutri­tion group of Reg­is­tered Dietit­ian Nutri­tion­ists, will assume lead­er­ship as Chair­man in June 2015. The VNDPG of the Acad­emy is the lead­ing author­ity on evidence-based veg­e­tar­ian nutri­tion for food and nutri­tional pro­fes­sion­als, med­ical and health care pro­fes­sion­als and the gen­eral pub­lic. The mis­sion and vision of the Academy’s VNDPG is to opti­mize global health and well-being by cre­at­ing and dis­sem­i­nat­ing veg­e­tar­ian nutri­tion edu­ca­tional mate­ri­als, sup­port cut­ting edge research on plant-based and veg­e­tar­ian diets and develop influ­en­tial pub­lic policy.

In addi­tion to Dr. Westerdahl’s elected posi­tion as head of the sci­en­tific veg­e­tar­ian group, he received a spe­cial recog­ni­tion as a Fel­low of the Acad­emy of Nutri­tion and Dietet­ics. The Acad­emy rec­og­nizes its mem­bers as a Fel­low when they have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the field of dietet­ics and have lived up to the Academy’s val­ues of cus­tomer focus, integrity, inno­va­tion and social respon­si­bil­ity. This des­ig­na­tion rec­og­nizes Dr. Westerdahl’s com­mit­ment to the field of dietet­ics and cel­e­brates his pro­fes­sional accom­plish­ments and pur­suit of life-long learn­ing in the sci­ence of nutrition.

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

March 27, 2015

Health and Longevity Radio Show Features Gita Patel, R.D., Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Cookbook Author

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Health and Longevity Radio Show Fea­tures Gita Patel, R.D., Reg­is­tered Dietit­ian, Cer­ti­fied Dia­betes Edu­ca­tor, Cook­book Author

 

This week on Health and Longevity Radio Show, Bragg Direc­tor of Health Sci­ence, Dr. John Wes­t­er­dahl fea­tures guest Gita Patel, R.D., Reg­is­tered Dietit­ian, Cer­ti­fied Dia­betes Edu­ca­tor, and Cook­book Author.  Lis­ten as Gita Patel, R.D. dis­cusses her new cook­book, BLENDING SCIENCE WITH SPICES – TASTY RECIPES &  NUTRITION TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING.  She tells us how to include cer­tain herbs and spices in recipes that can con­tribute to health and longevity.

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»» Click Here To Lis­ten To Health & Longevity Radio Podcast ««

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Dia­betes Edu­ca­tor, Cook­book Author

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Dr. John Wes­t­er­dahl, PhD, MPH, RD, CNS
Dr. John Wes­t­er­dahl, PhD, MPH, RD, CNS

Direc­tor of Bragg Health Science

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Rec­om­mended Read­ing


 

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Our book fea­tures over 300 pages, and 700 recipes, includ­ing both raw food and cooked veg­e­tar­ian recipes for sal­ads, dress­ings, soups, entrees, sauces, desserts, and much, much more! The book is also stock full of inspi­ra­tional thoughts from both Patri­cia, and her leg­endary father, Paul Bragg. As all recipes are veg­e­tar­ian or vegan, they are also cholesterol-free, and low in sat­u­rated fat, deliv­er­ing incred­i­ble health benefits!

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In “Blend­ing Sci­ence with Spices” Gita Patel, takes us on a spec­tac­u­lar culi­nary jour­ney through west­ern India pro­vid­ing the reader with an array of nutri­tious and light Gujarati-style dishes. For each recipe, we are treated to visu­ally exquis­ite, delight­fully deli­cious, quick and easy-to-make fare. Gita serves up healthy and superbly fla­vor­ful Gujarati delights like egg­plant with onions and tomatoes–each recipe with full nutri­tion infor­ma­tion and a lit­tle nutri­tion sci­ence to high­light the ingre­di­ents. Blend­ing Sci­ence with Spices is the per­fect cook­book for healthy eaters who want to eat sim­ple and oh so fla­vor­ful plant-based meals.

 

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

March 24, 2015

Cottage Hospital Representatives Visit Bragg, Give Thanks for Garden Bench Donation

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Cot­tage Hos­pi­tal Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Visit Bragg, Give Thanks for Gar­den Bench Donation

 

Pic­tured with Dr. Bragg are Tanya G. Gon­za­les & Susan Chris­tol Dea­con, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Goleta Val­ley Cot­tage Hos­pi­tal.  Dr. Patri­cia Bragg and The Bragg Health Insti­tute donated a bench for the new Cot­tage Hos­pi­tal “Restora­tive Gar­den”.  The Restora­tive Gar­den was cre­ated under the new Heal­ing Arts Pro­gram. The goal of the Heal­ing Arts and Restora­tive Gar­den Pro­gram is to enhance the health­care expe­ri­ence by installing care­fully selected art­work through­out the hos­pi­tal and cre­at­ing out­door tran­quil­ity to facil­i­tate the heal­ing process. Through­out the new hos­pi­tal, indi­vid­u­als in need of respite—including patients, fam­i­lies, physi­cians, staff and volunteers—will be inspired and com­forted by art­work evok­ing mes­sages of hope and healing.

 

For more infor­ma­tion about the Bragg Health Insti­tute, click here. 

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This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

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