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All The Blogs -- May 2012

Jess Parsons

Vegan Kids, Breastfeeding, and SEX!

Jess Parsons | May 14, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: advertising, breastfeeding, dairy cows, health promoting foods, milk, sexual function, vegan mothers

I've posted before about how breastfeeding, and in particular a natural weaning process (years, not months), is a strong building block for a healthy vegan child. Basically, if you continue to breastfeed your child along with the solids they eat,...

Michael Greger MD

Coffee Caveats

Michael Greger MD | May 10, 2012 | Health

Read More: apples, bananas, berries, bladder, breast cancer, caffeine, cancer, cholesterol, chronic disease, coffee, colorectal cancer, green tea, heartburn, high blood pressure, insomnia, liver cancer, prostate cancer

Last month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, an editorial entitled "Coffee consumption and risk of chronic diseases: changing our views" reviewed the growing evidence that for most people, the benefits of drinking coffee likely outweigh the risks. For example, a recent analysis of the...

John Davis

10 days that changed everything (for me) - Singapore, Indonesia and China

John Davis | May 9, 2012 | International

I had been to Asia before, to Thailand and a couple of trips to India, so I didn’t expect this one to East Asia to be dramatically different, but it was. In November 2009, the Indonesian Vegetarian Society (IVS) hosted...

Vegparadise Blog

Starbucks Is Seeing Red

Vegparadise Blog | May 8, 2012 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: carmine, cochineal, food coloring, Starbucks

  Starbucks announced its products would no longer contain cochineal extract, a red coloring made from crushed insects. As we explained ten years ago in our initial story, carmine or cochineal appears in many products marketed to people who are...

J Morris Hicks

Early Detection; then slash, burn and poison...

J Morris Hicks | May 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: cancer treatment paradigm

There has to be a better way---and there is! President Richard Nixon signs the National Cancer Act on December 23, 1971.   Since Richard Nixon declared war on cancer back in 1971, a huge cancer business has gotten much...

Jess Parsons

Language and animals - who hears a who?

Jess Parsons | May 5, 2012 | Animals

Read More: animal identity, cows, hens, language, meat, meat industry, pigs, sheep, software, words

I just learned something new.  In MS Word, a sentence with the phrase “a hen who slept at the foot of the bed” shows a grammar error on “who” – the grammar rules recommend “that”.  Change it to “man”...

Michael Greger MD

Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk

Michael Greger MD | May 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: beets, bowel movements, breast cancer, cholesterol, colon health, constipation, estrogen, fiber, stool size, transit time, women's health

Women eating plant-based diets may have lower breast cancer rates because they have larger bowel movements. In The Best Detox, I described the role of the liver in removing toxins from the blood stream, which can then be jettisoned through the...

Vegparadise Blog

Enter a Contest Where Everyone Wins

Vegparadise Blog | May 2, 2012 | Food, Health

Read More: meat warning label, Vegetarians in Paradise Contest

Let's face it. What this country needs is a warning label placed on each package of meat--something like the one on packages of cigarettes, but maybe more colorful. All of us have come to realize that Meat is Dangerous and...

John Davis

Why Vegans Need Total Vegetarians

John Davis | May 2, 2012 | International

A few days ago I went to Amazon books, just searched for ‘vegan’, and got 4,503 results. That sounds great, except that after looking thru dozens of pages all I could see were American cookbooks, finding any mention of the...