Wednesday, 08 August 2012 20:10

Tune in Saturday at 5:00 PM EST when Jon and Talkin' Pets is joined by Ramses Bravo author of BRAVO! Health Promoting Meals From the TrueNorth Kitchen - he will be giving away a few of his Vegan cookbooks on air Featured

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Health Promoting Meals From

the TrueNorth Kitchen

By Ramses Bravo with Dr. Alan Goldhamer

Foreword by T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Coauthor of The China Study

“I highly recommend this book and its recipes—they can save your life.”

T.Colin Campbell, from his introduction

The human passion for high-calorie, carbohydrate rich, salty, fatty foods is not driven by a lack of will power; it’s programmed into our genes. In the ancient past, people who ate high-calorie foods and sought out scarce salt and fats increased their chance for survival. However, in these modern times of plenty, that survival strategy no longer helps us: today it works against us, undermining our health and shortening our lives. Sugar, oil, and salt are the enemies of weight loss and overall health, and eliminating them is transformative.

In BRAVO! (Book Publishing Company; April 2012; 9781570672699), chef Ramses Bravo shows home cooks how to put life-changing habits into practice with his collection of delicious, vegan, SOS-Free recipes (no sugar, oil or salt), that will satisfy your passion for flavor and the need for essential nutrients. These nearly 100 recipes were developed by Ramses, whose background includes the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma, for the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, which has helped over 8,000 people heal from hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other chronic illnesses.

Inside you’ll find:

  • SOS-Free recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, desserts, dressings, sauces, and snacks
  • Dishes to satisfy your whole family, such as Polenta Crust Pizza, Grilled Ratatouille with Pesto, Black Bean Tamale Pie, Bravo Chili, and sweet Peach Blueberry Crisp
  • Two weeks of daily meal plans
  • Tips for storage, stocking your kitchen, and fundamental techniques for vegan, SOS-Free cooking

With an introduction by Dr. Alan Goldhamer, the founder of TrueNorth, BRAVO! is an inspiring, practical guide to getting your health and weight back on track, deliciously! Take your health into your own kitchen, with BRAVO!

About the Authors

Ramses Bravo has been the executive chef at TrueNorth Health Center since 2007. He has also worked in numerous hotels and restaurants in California, Hawaii, and West Virginia, including the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma. His extensive professional experience prepared him for his unique position managing America’s most wholesome kitchen.

Dr. Alan Goldhamer is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, and massage and bodywork. He is also the director of the Center’s groundbreaking residential health-education program. He is the coauthor of The Pleasure Trap and the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook. For more information, visit


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Jon Patch

Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. I worked with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for19 years under the title of V.P. Affiliate Relations and Programming, later worked with Genesis Communications until starting a new network ATRN.  Currently working with GAB Radio Network and with Josh Leng at Talk Media Network.  I am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 29 years... My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind whom all share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. This is the only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever...

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