Amy’s Gluten-Free Vegan Burritos and other Odds and Ends

Gluten-Free Vegan Burrito

Amy’s has a gluten-free, vegan burrito. More info.

Vitamin D & Bone Pain: A Study of One

I received a nice note from a reader:

“You may want to know that after reading your book and watching your presentation at the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, I started taking Vitamin D in winter and autumn, which “cured” my muscular pain. Also, your recommendations helped my mother fix her high homocysteine level. Since she is vegetarian and not vegan, I thought she needed just a little B12 (wrong!).”

Food for Thought: Adopting an animal-friendly menu policy

If you are involved with an animal shelter that doesn’t serve vegan food at their functions, check out Animal Place’s Food for Thought campaign which strives to make shelter events friendly to all animals. More info.


Dr. Greger just finished releasing a 4-part video series on nutrition and eyesight that I found very informative. Link.


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6 Responses to “Amy’s Gluten-Free Vegan Burritos and other Odds and Ends”

  1. Silvia Says:

    I’ve had muscle stiffness in my neck and shoulders for a couple of years now, and as a result, nerve problems causing pain and tingling in my hands and fingers. I’ve benefited from physical therapy and exercises, but since I started taking vitamin D in the high dose you recommend (our national authorities recommend a much lower amount, so most of the supplements and multivitamines are insufficient) it also seems to have improved tremendously! It’s quite a coincidence so I wondered if the two might be related. 🙂

  2. Silvia Says:

    Maybe I should have added that I was already taking omega 3s, multivitamines and glucosamine (+similar compounds) for a long time, and those supplements were not helping. And I wasn’t eating a vegan diet (not even vegetarian), but since I’ve been considering going vegan I’ve started taking vitamin D, realizing that I should have been taking this my entire life. This was a period with as much computer work, and as little exercise, as ever, so there was no apparent reason why my muscle complaints should almost disappear. I used to feel very stiff in my neck and arms at night and have trouble falling asleep, but now I almost forget that I used to have this problem. Now I’m vegetarian and making a gentle (slow) transition to veganism.

  3. LynnCS Says:

    Wish they’d make it without the sugar and oil. That would be a winner.

  4. Dan Says:

    Is commercial egg white production as bad, ethically and environmentally, as regular whole egg/egg yolk production?

    I have had a number of people ask me about the health benefits of consuming egg whites instead of egg yolks, and have done a detailed literature search on this, but the key factor for me is the ethical situation in the poultry industry – does it differ based on whether egg whites vs. whole eggs are being produced? Or do they frequently come from the same factory farms?

  5. Jack Norris RD Says:


    I’ve never heard of any difference in production methods and see no reason why there would be.

  6. Zack Says:


    I’m pretty sure they all come from the same place, the egg whites are just removed from the yolks at some point in the production process, but this happens after the eggs have left the chicken farm.

    They are probably worse ethically just because by throwing away part of the egg they will end up using more eggs total to get the same size meal.

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