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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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veghealthbookBragg Vegetarian Health Recipes

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.

March 23, 2015

All 6 Bragg Salad Dressing & Marinade Products Officially NON-GMO Project Verified!

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All 6 Bragg Salad Dressing & Marinade Products Officially NON-GMO Project Verified!

We are pleased to announce that now all 6 Bragg Salad Dressing & Marinade products are Non-GMO Project Verified! Our new Pomegranate – Goji Berry Drink, recently debuted at the Natural Product’s Expo West, is now also officially Non-GMO Project Verified.

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The Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program (PVP) is a process-based and product-based program designed to assess compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. The core requirements are traceability, segregation, and testing of high-risk ingredients at critical control points.  The verification process is handled by independent, third-party technical administrators (TAs) who determine if a product complies with Non-GMO Standards.

 

Your Right to Know: What is a GMO?

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 21, 2015

Bragg Nutritionist Receives National Recognition and Appointment to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Bragg Nutritionist Receives National Recognition and Appointment to the Academy of Nutrition and 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 20, 2015

Health and Longevity Radio Show Features Ellen Jaffe Jones, Author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day

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Health and Longevity Radio Show Features Ellen Jaffe Jones, Investigative Journalist, Athlete and Vegan Cookbook Author

 

This week on Health and Longevity Radio Show, Bragg Director of Health Science, Dr. John Westerdahl features guest Ellen Jaffe Jones, Investigative Journalist, Athlete and Vegan Cookbook Author. Listen as Ms. Jones provides insightful knowledge and discusses her new book, “Eat Vegan On $4 a Day”.  In her new book, Ms. Jones dispels the myth that nutritious foods are the most expensive, by showing how to trim food bills while maximizing nutrition!

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>>>> Click Here To Listen To Health & Longevity Radio Podcast <<<<

 

ellenjonesEllen Jaffe Jones
Investigative Journalist, Athlete, Author

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

Director of Bragg Health Science

.


Recommended Reading


 

.

veghealthbookBragg Vegetarian Health Recipes

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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eatingVegan4$aDaybookEATING VEGAN ON $4 A DAY by Ellen Jaffe Jones

Not only can a plant-based diet be good for health, it can also be easy on the pocketbook. At a time when many people are looking for a way to cut costs, Vegan on $4 a Day will show readers how to forgo expensive processed foods and get the most flavor out of delicious, high-quality basic ingredients. Author Ellen Jaffe Jones has combined passion, money savvy, journalistic expertise, and culinary skills into a consumer’s guide for an economically viable dietary lifestyle.

Recommends Bragg Liquid Aminos

 

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 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Three Cheers for Good Health!

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Throwback Thursday: Three Cheers for Good Health!

This week for Throwback Thursday, we’re sharing a fun photo from the Bragg Photo Archives – Patricia Bragg, Petite Organic Cheerleader! We will also share an excerpt from the article, Petite Organic Cheerleader, from New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times.

 

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Dr. Bragg knows her stuff. What slogans such as “Don’t Panic, Go Organic,” and “Your Health is Your Wealth” lack in subtlety, they make up for in common sense.
The basic tenets of her creed are pretty obvious: Eat fresh, organic food, fast one day a week drinking only distilled water to cleanse the system, exercise daily, breathe deeply, and learn to meditate and relax.  Dr. Bragg also campaigns on several environmental and political platforms. While most Greenpeace members wouldn’t prance around be-flowered and barefooted, they might theorize on the following: Pesticides on produce and chemicals in processed food are suspect and cause cancer; fluoride in drinking water is dangerous and pesticides harm humans, wildlife and the earth. “There are millions of farm acres with dead soil killed by toxic chemicals and pesticides throughout America!” says Dr. Bragg.

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 17, 2015

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’s DAY FROM BRAGG!

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Patricia wishes everyone in the world a blessed, and happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Bragg Organic Farm in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.

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 14, 2015

Did You Take Pictures With Bragg at Natural Products Expo West?

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Did you take pictures with Bragg at Natural Products Expo West?

 

Did you take pictures at the Bragg booth at Natural Products Expo West? You can find your snapshot(s) and browse the others at: http://goo.gl/Lf4N1m

Please feel free to share these pictures with the hashtag with #BraggExpoWest!

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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