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"Why I'm Not a Vegan" --- Title of latest Mark Bittman piece

J Morris Hicks | June 4, 2013 | Celebrities

Read More: Mark Bittman, VB6, vegan

Then he proceeds to tell us all the reasons he should be. Confusing, to say the least. As a big fan of Mark Bittman, I continue to be mystified by his refusal to take a stand and tell us......

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Plant-Based Diets for Metabolic Syndrome

Michael Greger MD | June 4, 2013 | Health

Read More: abdominal obesity, antioxidants, cancer, cataracts, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, hypertension, liver disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, phytates, plant-based diet, refined grain, stroke, syndrome x, vegan, vegetarian, white bread, whole grain, whole grains

Metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, is a medical disorder characterized by the so-called “deadly quartet”: abdominal obesity, high fasting blood sugars, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure. Metabolic syndrome can set people up for liver disease, stroke,......

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Plant-Based Diets for Psoriasis

Michael Greger MD | May 30, 2013 | Health

Read More: allergies, arthritis, autoimmune arthritis, fibromyalgia, glucocorticoids, inflammation, pain, plant-based diet, potassium, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, steroid hormones, steroids, vegan, vegetarian

Plant-based diets appear to decrease inflammation via a variety of mechanisms, including boosting our adrenal gland function. Glucocorticoids are circulating steroid hormones produced by our adrenal glands that suppress inflammation and also help our kidneys excrete potassium. When we......

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98% of American Diets Potassium Deficient

Michael Greger MD | May 23, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, bananas, cardiac disease, cardiac health, eggs, eyesight, fiber, healthy diet, heart disease, minerals, plant-based diet, potassium, potassium-rich foods, stroke, vascular disease, vascular health, vegan, vegetarian

Less than 2% of Americans achieve even the recommended minimum adequate intake of potassium due, primarily, to inadequate plant food intake. If you take any plant, burn it to ash, throw the ash in a pot of water, stir......

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Plant-Based Diets for Multiple Sclerosis

Michael Greger MD | May 21, 2013 | Health

Read More: antibodies, auto-immune disease, B-cells, cancer, growth hormone, IGF-1, immune system, multiple sclerosis, plant-based diet, prostate, prostate gland growth, vegan, vegetarian

The distinguished neurologist Roy Swank‘s low saturated fat diet remains the “most effective treatment of multiple sclerosis ever reported in the peer review literature.” In patients with early stage MS, 95% were without progression of their disease 34 years after adopting his......

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Plant-Based Diets for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Michael Greger MD | May 16, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, arthritis, atherosclerosis, autoreactive antibodies, cardiac disease, E. coli, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, immune system, inflammatory meat particle, joint inflammation, Neu5Gc, rheumatoid arthritis, tumors, vegan, vegetarian

Plant-based diets may help rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing exposure to an inflammatory “Trojan horse” compound found in animal products called Neu5Gc. On Tuesday in my post How Tumors Use Meat to Grow I talked about the role Neu5Gc may play in......

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How Tumors Use Meat to Grow

Michael Greger MD | May 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: breast cancer, cancer, immune system, immunosuppressive drugs, inflammation, inflammatory meat particle, inflammatory response, Neu5Gc, tumors, vegan, vegetarian

Certain cancers—like breast cancer—can be thought of in part as an autoimmune disease. When people get heart or kidney transplants, they must be given immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection of the new organ. What do you suppose happens to......

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A New Culprit for Heart Disease

Sarah Taylor | April 30, 2013 | Health

Read More: heart disease, TMAO, vegan, vegan diet, vegan research

A recent article in the NY Times shocked many of us who follow health research: Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic now believe that saturated fat and cholesterol only play a minor role in heart disease.  They believe that a little-known......

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The Four Agreements, Vegan Style!

Sarah Taylor | April 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: The Four Agreements, Vegan

Many of you have read Don Miguel Ruiz’s famous book, The Four Agreements.  In his book, he outlines in detail, four “agreements” that we should make with ourselves to have a truly happy life and avoid all the drama that......

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Ethics vs Health: Crossing the Great Vegan Divide

Jess Parsons | March 26, 2013 | Animals, Health

Read More: activist, Animal suffering, ethics, healthy cooking, healthy eating big picture, unity, vegan, vegan recipes

Photo from Farm Sanctuary I just got my hands on a copy of The Vegan Sourcebook. It certainly earns its nickname of “The Vegan Bible” – it has a wealth of valuable information, recommendations, and history, and more than......

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Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

Sarah Taylor | March 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: PCRM, vegan, vegan research

There are many great organizations that are helping to advance veganism.  I love them all, and I especially love the people behind these organizations.  Even if I don’t always agree with their tactics, I have a very deep respect for......

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I'm still vegan - Cravings, Health, and Satisfaction

Jess Parsons | March 6, 2013 | Health

Read More: animal abuse, Dr John Mcdougall, ethics, fast food, healthy eating big picture, juices, media, outreach, raw, vegan, weight control, weight gain

Oh dear. Another high-profile vegan goes public with her vegan failure.  Alex Jamieson is most famous as Morgan Spurlock's vegan girlfriend and inspiration in the iconic movie, Supersize Me. Ravings on Cravings I've heard plenty of much less famous......

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Beauty is skin deep? 10 reasons for no makeup

Jess Parsons | February 28, 2013 | Lifestyle

Read More: animal abuse, cosmetics, family, frugal, health, kids, Lani Muelrath, makeup, making money, media, vegan

This post is inspired by the popular Pinterest site, Don't Compare Yourself to Celebrities. "To sell beauty products, advertisers must constantly convince you to fix, update, or conceal something about your natural look. This sends the message that the......

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What Is the Healthiest Meat?

Michael Greger MD | February 28, 2013 | Health

Read More: arginine, bugs, grains, insects, maggots, octopus, protein, saturated fat, silkworm caterpillars, snail meat, vegan, vitamin B12, zinc

Thanks to the Chinese space program, scientists in Beijing recently published a formal nutritional analysis of what may be one of the least harmful animals to eat, silkworm caterpillars. As I profile in my 2-min video Good Grub, they appear to......

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Stagnation

Sarah Taylor | February 20, 2013 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan diet

It’s always fun when you come across something new that you’re passionate about – a new hobby, and new intellectual topic … the vegan diet!  For several months or years, you can be engrossed in this topic, reading books, googling......

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Vegans with High Cholesterol

Sarah Taylor | February 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, vegan

My cholesterol has always been high - around 233 – even after 12 years on a vegan diet.  How can a 12-year vegan have such high cholesterol?  Genetics, of course.  We love to use genetics as an excuse.  We blame......

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The Ice Diet

Michael Greger MD | January 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: colon, fiber, firmicutes, fruits, gut flora, phtyonutrients, vegan, vegetables, vegetarians

Other than fiber, what else do plants make that animals don’t that could help account for how dramatically slimmer those who eat plant-based diets tend to be? In my last article Boosting Gut Flora Without Probiotics I covered fiber. In Tipping Firmicutes to......

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Book Review: Diet for a New America, 25th Anniversary Edition

Sarah Taylor | January 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: Diet for a New America, John Robbins, vegan

The next time you meet someone who has been vegan for a long time, ask what made them go vegan.  There is a high likelihood that their answer will start with, “I read this amazing book by John Robbins…” Before......

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Book Review: Diet for a New America, 25th Anniversary Edition

Sarah Taylor | January 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: Diet for a New America, John Robbins, vegan

The next time you meet someone who has been vegan for a long time, ask what made them go vegan.  There is a high likelihood that their answer will start with, “I read this amazing book by John Robbins…” Before......

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It's Inevitable...

Sarah Taylor | January 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegetarian, vegetarian to vegan

I saw a post on Facebook today.  It went like this:  “I'm in CVS. Guy in line ahead of me knows cashier, but they haven't seen each other in while. He invites her over. "I don't eat meat anymore," she......

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Holiday Togetherness Tips - with a difference

Jess Parsons | December 13, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: activist, children, debate, family, holiday, peace, vegan, vegan Christmas

  It's the time of year for families to get together - like it or not. Usually I hang around with a bunch of people who share my interests and values. It's comfy. Family holiday gatherings are a lot more......

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The New Vegan Health Issue: Omega 6 : Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio

Sarah Taylor | December 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: Vegan, Vegan Health, Vegan omega 6, vegan omega fatty acids

I’ve already blogged on the vagaries of oil.  You’ll remember back in October of 2011 I made some salient points about the research on oil: The Lyon Heart Study turned olive oil into a health food when they found that......

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The REAL reason not to eat animals is...

Jess Parsons | November 14, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: agribusiness, Animal suffering, cost of plant based eating, environment, ethics, healthcare, healthy eating big picture, vegan

First, there was How the Health Argument Fails Veganism. Then, How the Ethical Argument Fails Veganism. In honour of World Vegan Day (and Month), we are going to sort it out once and for all. The real reason not......

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They're all Bill and Lou - Go Vegan!

Jess Parsons | November 13, 2012 | Animals

Read More: Animal suffering, cows, education, green, slaughter, vegan

Vegans, make the most of the media frenzy over Bill and Lou, the Green Mountain College mascots. Rarely have animals been so featured as individuals, esteemed and named, yet destined for slaughter under the public eye. Here's a picture worth......

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Thanksgiving Recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian

Chef AJ | November 8, 2012 | Celebrities, Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: Chef AJ, lentils, raw, vegan, vegan holiday recipes, vegetarian recipes

Here are 8 easy, delcious and nutritious recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian.  If you have any questions about the recipes we are doing a live tweet chat on Wednesday, November 14th. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO   ......

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