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All The News -- November 2009

Going Vegetarian for Thanksgiving

NYTIMES.COM | TARA PARKER-POPE | November 12, 09 at 06:42 AM

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Who needs turkey? Thanksgiving is an ideal time to test out new vegetarian recipes that could quickly become everyday favorites. Forget garden salads, steamed broccoli or cooked carrots. The Thanksgiving table is crowded with creative side dishes that include stuffing,...

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6 most efficient cars and trucks

CNN.COM | Peter Valdes-Dapena | November 11, 09 at 08:38 AM

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6 most efficient cars and trucks

These vehicles top their classes in fuel economy while offering strong performance, too. #1 Family car: Toyota Prius Mileage: 48 Hwy, 51 CityAnnual fuel cost: $774Price: $21,000 - $27,670 You might not think so, given all the press it...

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Going Veg Just 2 Days a Week Will Stop Global Warming

Telegraph.co.uk | November 11, 09 at 07:20 AM

Read More: Climate change, friends of the earth, global warming, Greenhouse gas, lord stern, paul mccartney

Going Veg Just 2 Days a Week Will Stop Global Warming

People should go vegetarian for at least two days a week in order to save the planet, according to a new report. Sir Paul McCartney, Lord Stern and the UN have suggested people may to stop eating meat completely in...

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Jonathan Safran Foer: Factory Pig Farming Caused Swine Flu

NYTIMES.COM | November 10, 09 at 09:42 AM

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Jonathan Safran Foer: Factory Pig Farming Caused Swine Flu

Appearing on the Ellen Degeneres Show, the author Jonathan Safran Foer complained about factory farming and blamed it for the proliferation of the H1N1 virus. Until now, debate over the relationship between the H1N1 influenza virus and large-scale concentrated animal...

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Embarking On A Vegan Diet to Save My Husband's Life

TheDenverChannel.com | Jennie Castor | November 10, 09 at 07:18 AM

Read More: diet, heart disease, vegan, why i'm veg

Embarking On A Vegan Diet to Save My Husband's Life

DENVER -- My husband Dave and I started this experiment on Sept. 17 after much thought. Our first step was to visit our family doctor for a full physical including detailed blood work. This way we hope to have an...

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Pigs Prove to Be Smart - but let's eat 'em anyway!

NYTIMES.COM | NATALIE ANGIER | November 10, 09 at 05:17 AM

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Pigs Prove to Be Smart - but let's eat 'em anyway!

We've all heard the story of the third Little Pig, who foiled the hyperventilating wolf by building his house out of bricks, rather than with straw or sticks as his brothers had done. Less commonly known is that the pig...

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Dr. John McDougall is right - low carb diets make you cranky, low-fat makes you happy

ABCNEWS.COM | COURTNEY HUTCHISON | November 10, 09 at 05:02 AM

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Dr. John McDougall is right - low carb diets make you cranky, low-fat makes you happy

This truth is simple and is, therefore, easy to explain. You must eat to live.  But the choice of what you eat is yours. There is an individual, specific diet that best supports the health, function, and longevity of each...

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The Starch Solution

VEGSOURCE.COM | DR. JOHN MCDOUGALL | November 10, 09 at 04:10 AM

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 The Starch Solution

Introduction to New McDougall Book -- The Starch Solution   The following article is the first chapter to my new book. Please read it with a critical eye and send your comments back to me at drmcdougall@drmcdougall.com. You are...

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Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash

NYTIMES.COM | LINDSEY HOSHAW | November 9, 09 at 08:21 PM

Read More: fishing, plastic, pollution

Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash

ABOARD THE ALGUITA, 1,000 miles northeast of Hawaii -- In this remote patch of the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from any national boundary, the detritus of human life is collecting in a swirling current so large that it defies...

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Recipe: Acorn squash stuffed with apple-almond-cherry basmati pilaf

Mollie Katzen | November 9, 09 at 07:50 PM

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Recipe: Acorn squash stuffed with apple-almond-cherry basmati pilaf

Adapted from Mollie Katzen's latest cookbook, "Get Cooking: 150 Simple Recipes to Get You Started in the Kitchen" (HarperStudio, $24.99. Acorn squash stuffed with apple-almond-cherry basmati pilaf Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 50 minutes Makes: 4 servings Adapted from "Get Cooking:...

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Recipe: Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

VEGSOURCE.COM | SABRINA NELSON | November 9, 09 at 07:40 PM

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Recipe: Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

2 cups cooked sweet potatoes1 cup soymilk1/2 cup maple syrup 3 Tbsp oil1/4 cup cornstarch1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp nutmeg1/4 tsp powdered ginger1/4 tsp powdered cloves1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla Mash or blend sweet potatoes in food processor. Add remaining...

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Recipe: Thanksgiving Celebration Pie of Autumn Vegetables

SEATTLETIMES.COM | Lynn Rossetto Kasper | November 9, 09 at 07:32 PM

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Recipe: Thanksgiving Celebration Pie of Autumn Vegetables

Makes 8 servings, doubles easilySee crust recipe belowVegetables:3 medium onions, cut into six chunks each3 small unpeeled red-skin potatoes, halved1 medium rutabaga or large turnip, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick pieces1 large washed, unpeeled yam, cut into 1-inch chunks1 pound...

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Lunch with Alice Waters in Larchmont elementary school's garden

LATIMES.COM | Mary MacVean | November 9, 09 at 07:18 PM

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Lunch with Alice Waters in Larchmont elementary school's garden

When Alice Waters talks about improving school lunch, she doesn't just mean making the chicken nuggets more nutritious. She wants to see a table set, maybe with flowers. She wants children to have enough time to have conversations as they...

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Pet Myths: Do felines always land on their feet?

SFGATE.COM | Amelia Glynn | November 9, 09 at 06:16 PM

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Pet Myths: Do felines always land on their feet?

This is one of those "most of the time" but "it depends" answers. "Feline high-rise syndrome" is a term coined by American veterinarian Dr. Gordon Robinson in 1976 to describe the unfortunate increase in the number of cats that have...

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A Dream Interpretation: Tuneups for the Brain

NYTIMES.COM | Benedict Carey | November 9, 09 at 06:09 PM

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A Dream Interpretation: Tuneups for the Brain

It's snowing heavily, and everyone in the backyard is in a swimsuit, at some kind of party: Mom, Dad, the high school principal, there's even an ex-girlfriend. And is that Elvis, over by the piñata?Uh-oh.Dreams are so rich and have...

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Vegan Brunch (book review)

Gail Davis | November 9, 09 at 10:27 AM

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Vegan Brunch (book review)

Review of: Vegan Brunchby Isa Chandra MoskowitzDa Capo Press, Philadelphia 2009240 pages, $19.95 (paper) Reviewed by Gail DavisI tried to find a bad recipe in this book, I really did. I couldn't even find a mediocre one. But that should come...

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Lowering Cholesterol Good For Your Heart -- And Prevents Cancer

Health.Com | November 9, 09 at 09:37 AM

Lowering Cholesterol Good For Your Heart -- And Prevents Cancer

Most people know that healthy cholesterol levels can help protect your heart. But new research suggests another potential benefit: a lower risk of developing some types of cancer. In fact, low total cholesterol is associated with about 60 percent less...

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Jeremy Morris, Who Proved Exercise Is Heart-Healthy, Dies at 99½

NYTIMES.COM | DENNIS HEVESI | November 9, 09 at 08:23 AM

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Jeremy Morris, Who Proved Exercise Is Heart-Healthy, Dies at 99½

Jeremy N. Morris, a British epidemiologist whose comparison of heart-attack rates among double-decker bus drivers and conductors in London in the late 1940s and early '50s laid the scientific groundwork for the modern aerobics movement, died Oct. 28 in Hampstead,...

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American Cancer Society: Just Say No to Mammograms and PSA Tests

DrMcdougall.com | John McDougall MD | November 8, 09 at 09:18 AM

American Cancer Society: Just Say No to Mammograms and PSA Tests

Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society told the New York Times on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 , "We don't want people to panic, but I'm admitting that American medicine has overpromised when it comes to...

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America's Dirtiest Cars and Trucks

LATIMES.COM | Hannah Elliott | November 8, 09 at 08:02 AM

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America's Dirtiest Cars and Trucks

Just because a car has low fuel efficiency doesn't mean it's the worst polluter on the road. The Chevrolet Suburban and Dodge Challenger are some of the biggest gas-gulpers available, but they don't cause quite the environmental harm other cars...

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