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4 COS4S The Home Project – White Beans With a Spanish Flair

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By David L. Thomas, Jr. and Kathryn Hayward, MD The 4 COS4S initiative is led by International Integrators Facilitator Caty Genestra Villalonga in Spain. 4COS4S started by inviting restaurants on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca to add to their menus “4 things” whose ingredients are whole food, plant-based and do not include any animal products and at most a small amount of refined products such as…

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4 COS4S The Home Project – Spotlighting Millet, an Ancient Grain

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By David L. Thomas, Jr. and Kathryn Hayward, MD The 4 COS4S (Four Things) initiative is led by International Integrators Facilitator Caty Genestra Villalonga in Spain. 4COS4S started by inviting restaurants on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca to add to their menus “4 things” whose ingredients are whole food, plant-based and do not include any animal products and at most a small amount of refined products…

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4 COS4S The Home Project Loves Lentils

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By David L. Thomas, Jr. and Kathryn Hayward, MD The 4 COS4S (Four Things) initiative is led by International Integrators Facilitator Caty Genestra Villalonga in Spain. 4COS4S started by inviting restaurants on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca to add to their menus “4 things” whose ingredients are whole food, plant-based and do not include any animal products and at most a small amount of refined products…

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4 COS4S (Four Things), Part 7: The Home Project

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By Kathryn Hayward, MD and David L. Thomas, Jr. Exciting things are happening with the 4 COS4S initiative. People love the inclusiveness, creativity and joy of collaborating to encourage restaurants, schools and hospitals to offer whole food, plant-based options.  In this blog post, we are introducing The Home Project as a fourth 4 COS4S project to complement the other three….

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4 COS4S (Four Things), Part 6: A Kind Solution to World Hunger

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By Kathryn Hayward, MD and Elle Stetson-Dibble Definition of Hunger: “Not consuming enough calories to maintain good health”. In prior blog posts focused on the 4 COS4S initiative, we have learned that moving toward a whole food, plant-based lifestyle is good for our bodies, the health of the Earth, and animal welfare. In today’s post, we explore the effect of…

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4 COS4S (Four Things), Part 5: Giving Thanks

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By Kathryn Hayward, M.D. and Elle Stetson-Dibble One of the most emotionally charged subjects concerning our food choices involves animal welfare. As we embarked on understanding and writing about this often-polarizing topic, we made a commitment to discover a way to discuss it with balance, openness and curiosity, and to find areas of common ground among all concerned. We both…

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4 COS4S (Four Things), Part 3

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By Kathryn Hayward, M.D. and Elle Stetson-Dibble There are few activities that affect our individual health and well-being more than what we put in our bodies for nutrition.  When we make daily decisions about what to eat, we usually think about how that food is going to taste and make us feel, and how it is going to affect our…

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4 COS4S (Four Things), Part 2

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By Kathryn Hayward, M.D. and Elle Stetson-Dibble International Integrators Facilitator Caty Genestra Villalonga has started a movement in Spain around the common expression “cuatro cosas” or “four things” to increase awareness about the benefits of eating whole, plant-based foods.   As discussed in the January 25th blog, the 4 COS4S Project started by inviting restaurants on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca…

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