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Doctors send Rush Limbaugh a fruit basket and encourage a vegan diet

Daelyn Fortney | December 31, 09 at 04:39 PM

Doctors send Rush Limbaugh a fruit basket and encourage a vegan diet

The doctors at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) delivered a fruit basket to Rush Limbaugh who is being monitored at Queen's Medical Center after experiencing chest pains yesterday. The basket, containing vegetables, fruits, and other vegetarian foods, was accompanied...

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Ellen DeGeneres receives Woman of the Year honor

Daelyn Fortney | December 31, 09 at 04:31 PM

Ellen DeGeneres receives Woman of the Year honor

PETA named Ellen DeGeneres the 2009 Woman of the Year because of her "exceptional effort to place animal rights issues before a large audience." The talk show host posted a tweet of appreciation on her twitter, "I'm honored PETA named...

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Simpsons: Lisa Becomes a Vegetarian (VIDEO)

The Simpsons | December 30, 09 at 06:03 PM

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Simpsons: Lisa Becomes a Vegetarian (VIDEO)

Lisa Simpson becomes a vegetarian...some will recognize the challenges she faces...    ...

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'Animal rights' will compel Ted Nugent to slaughter more in 2010

Daelyn Fortney | December 30, 09 at 01:58 PM

'Animal rights' will compel Ted Nugent to slaughter more in 2010

Royal Flush Magazine recently interviewed Ted Nugent, who is well known for his passionate defense of hunting and unrestricted gun ownership. While delving inside the mind of Nugent the magazine was able to discover who the sportsman is "hating most...

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Celebrities and doctors launch 21-Day Vegan Kickstart weight-loss program

Daelyn Fortney | December 29, 09 at 01:25 PM

Celebrities and doctors launch 21-Day Vegan Kickstart weight-loss program

As the holiday season draws to a close, many people are looking forward to the New Year with thoughts of weight loss on their minds. To help individuals succeed, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has teamed up with...

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Vegetarian Carrie Underwood credits healthy eating for energy and glowing skin

Daelyn Fortney | December 28, 09 at 04:57 AM

Vegetarian Carrie Underwood credits healthy eating for energy and glowing skin

Recently engaged Carrie Underwood is SELF magazine's January 2010 covergirl. In the issue the longtime vegetarian and animal lover, divulges her healthy eating and exercise habits. Underwood credits her vegetarian diet for giving her energy when she performs but she...

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VegGuide provides locations of vegetarian friendly restaurants worldwide

Daelyn Fortney | December 28, 09 at 04:52 AM

VegGuide provides locations of vegetarian friendly restaurants worldwide

Mercy For Animals teamed up with Compassionate Action for Animals to launch VegGuide.org, a guide which currently lists over 9000 vegetarian-friendly grocers and restaurants worldwide.The site's goal is to "provide a tool that helps make it easier to live a...

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PETA asks Pope Benedict XVI to serve only vegan meals at Vatican

Daelyn Fortney | December 22, 09 at 01:08 PM

PETA asks Pope Benedict XVI to serve only vegan meals at Vatican

In anticipation of World Peace Day, held on January 1st, Pope Benedict XVI has issued a statement connecting world peace with preserving the environment. In response, Bruce Friedrich, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for PETA, penned a letter...

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Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too

New York Times | NATALIE ANGIER | December 22, 09 at 12:11 PM

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Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too

Editor's Note: Interesting article on the (not unexpected) complexity of plants. The author seems to be implying that because plants have sophisticated evolutionary defenses, that they must have emotional aspects comparable to animals, and therefore -- what? That we should...

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Famed Vegan MD Michael Klaper Moves Practice to California

December 21, 09 at 10:23 PM

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Famed Vegan MD Michael Klaper Moves Practice to California

Michael Klaper, MD, Joins Staff at TrueNorth   The following is an interview with Dr. Klaper Dr. Klaper, you've had some international medical experiences during your career. Please tell us about that. After graduating from the University of  Illinois College...

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Chrissie Hynde's PETA McCruelty Billboard Rejected

Daelyn Fortney | December 21, 09 at 04:28 PM

Chrissie Hynde's PETA McCruelty Billboard Rejected

Singer Chrissie Hynde, owner of Akron's vegan restaurant The VegiTerranean, joined PETA's McCruelty campaign and hoped to have her new "I'm hatin' it" billboard erected in Cleveland. Unfortunately none of the outdoor media companies that were approached by PETA would...

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Vegetarian and animal lover Carrie Underwood is engaged

Daelyn Fortney | December 21, 09 at 12:03 PM

Vegetarian and animal lover Carrie Underwood is engaged

Carrie Underwood, longtime vegetarian and animal lover, is engaged to hockey player Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators. The couple, who began dating in October 2008, announced their engagement Monday. A wedding date has not been set. Underwood, 29, grew...

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Bottles, Cans and BPA...BEWARE! (VIDEO)

jsonline.com | December 21, 09 at 07:47 AM

Read More: Bisphenol A, bottles, BPA, Cancer, cans, Effects on Humans, endocrine disruptors, Food Containers, Government regulations, Prostate cancer

Bottles, Cans and BPA...BEWARE!  (VIDEO)

Here's a simple principle for good eating: "If it comes in a box, bag, bottle, or can it's automatically suspect. The only safe place in the supermarket is the produce department."The subject of BPA - a plastic used in virtually...

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IHOP to test use of cage-free eggs after Humane Society campaign

Daelyn Fortney | December 20, 09 at 10:13 AM

IHOP to test use of cage-free eggs after Humane Society campaign

After a rigorous campaign urging International House of Pancakes (IHOP) to switch to cage-free eggs, The Humane Society received promising news. The breakfast food chain has "agreed to begin testing the use of cage-free eggs, and, if successful, intends to...

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A New Basis for U.S. Asylum Claims: Homeschooling

time.com | December 18, 09 at 06:04 PM

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A New Basis for U.S. Asylum Claims: Homeschooling

How German Homeschoolers Won Asylum in the U.S. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are not like other asylum seekers, people fleeing war or torture in places like Afghanistan, Iraq or Somalia. They're music teachers from a village in southern Germany. And...

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Limit Calories, Prevent Cancer, Live Longer

sciencedaily.com | December 18, 09 at 04:34 PM

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Limit Calories, Prevent Cancer, Live Longer

Calorie Intake Linked to Cell Lifespan, Cancer Development   ScienceDaily (Dec. 18, 2009) -- Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have discovered that restricting consumption of glucose, the most common dietary sugar, can extend the life of...

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich: I Order You to Eat Vegan Brownies (VIDEO)

Daelyn Fortney | December 18, 09 at 10:16 AM

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich: I Order You to Eat Vegan Brownies (VIDEO)

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) recently sat down with reddit.com to answer 10 questions from website visitors. The 28 minute interview included topics on gun control, health care, voter reform, and special interest groups. He was also asked what he would...

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Gordon Ramsay jabs vegetarians during 'Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live'

Daelyn Fortney | December 17, 09 at 07:05 AM

Gordon Ramsay jabs vegetarians during 'Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live'

Last night Gordon Ramsay taught viewers how to prepare a three course meal on "Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live." The Michelin-starred chef, known for his dislike of plant-based diets, used the segment with ex-vegan and "How I Met Your Mother" star...

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Mercy For Animals releases 'Vegetarian Eating: Healthy, Humane, and Sustainable'

Daelyn Fortney | December 15, 09 at 03:43 PM

Mercy For Animals releases 'Vegetarian Eating: Healthy, Humane, and Sustainable'

Mercy For Animals (MFA) released a new brochure titled "Vegetarian Eating: Healthy, Humane, and Sustainable." The color brochure provides essential vegetarian information while reminding readers that "a plant based diet is a simple, yet powerful way to improve your health...

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Fructose: Cause of Childhood Diabetes

timesonline.co.uk | Lois Rogers | December 15, 09 at 11:04 AM

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Fructose: Cause of Childhood Diabetes

Scientists have proved for the first time that a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks can damage human metabolism and is fuelling the obesity crisis. Fructose, a sweetener derived from corn, can cause...

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