I was delighted to read your reference to "Forks Over Knives" ["What's for dinner? Not beef" in The Food Column by Rebecca Sodergren, Food & Flavor, June 27]. I have viewed it and been influenced by it. It is a film that is regularly mentioned and recommended on the many call-in radio programs regularly hosted by longtime natural healing expert, Dr. James Winer (drjameswiner.com), and which include a live show on KDKA-AM 1020 every Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Dr. Winer appropriately states that "we are digging our graves with our teeth" as he advocates what has been highly successful for him and many of his patients: a vegan/vegetarian diet that enables him to look far younger than his 66 years.
My wife and I found an excellent vegan restaurant through Dr. Winer's radio programs, The Loving Hut on Campbells Run Road in Robinson, next to Sheetz Plaza and close to Robinson Town Centre (http://lovinghut.us/pittsburgh_01). There is a buffet Saturday for $14.99 throughout the day. It includes a salad bar, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. There are usually three tofu dishes. My wife and I dine there regularly on Saturdays. No one need feel deprived of meat after a buffet meal at The Loving Hut. I bet you would like it.
Thanks for another article of interest!
Upper St. Clair
Correction/Clarification: (Published July 7, 2013)
This letter was published with an editing error that stated that The Loving Hut is only ever second Saturday of the month, but it's held every Saturday.
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