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All The News -- April 2010

UK: Vegetarians gain more options for fine dining with 50% rise in foodie eateries

The Guardian | Dennis Campbell - via IVU | April 30, 10 at 11:41 PM

UK: Vegetarians gain more options for fine dining with 50% rise in foodie eateries

photo: Vanilla Black's gipsy toast with refried beans, tomatoes and home-made brown sauce. The restaurant is one of only two Michelin-recommended vegetarian establishments in Britain. Photograph: Gary Calton Veggie eating boosted by cost, health and green concernsTrend for eating less...

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Global bake sale is 'sweet' vegan activism

CNN | via IVU | April 30, 10 at 03:57 PM

Global bake sale is 'sweet' vegan activism

When animal rights activist Jasmin Singer found herself face to face with a scientist who conducts animal testing, a cupcake was exchanged instead of harsh words."A good vegan cupcake has the power to transform everything for the better," Singer said....

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Big Step Forward

drmcdougall.com | April 30, 10 at 06:46 AM

Read More: health care, insurance, obama

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Big Step Forward

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. In addition to expanding healthcare coverage to 31 million currently uninsured Americans, medical care will become more focused on helping...

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Veganismo: una guía para la transformación de conciencia

International Vegetarian Union | Alejandro Ayala Polanco | April 30, 10 at 02:35 AM

Veganismo: una guía para la transformación de conciencia

Book on Veganism Launched 'Veganismo: una guía para la transformación de conciencia' (Veganism: a guide for conscience transformation) is the title of a new book in Spanish authored by Alejandro Ayala Polanco, founder of Homo Vegetus, Chile. Content: Introduction, 7...

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Tony's Darts Away tempts Burbank vegans

LATIMES.COM | Charlie Amter | April 29, 10 at 09:44 PM

Read More: Beer, puberty, tony's darts, vegan restaurant

Tony's Darts Away tempts Burbank vegans

Editor's Note: We'll check it out and let you know what we think! California beers and vegetarian fare are on tap at Tony Yanow's new venture.   For a city that bills itself as the "media capital of the world,"...

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Exercise can forestall osteoporosis

eurekaalert.org | April 29, 10 at 09:03 AM

Read More: exercise, osteoporosis, prevention

Exercise can forestall osteoporosis

The stage for osteoporosis is set well before menopause--but exercise can help rewrite the script, according to Medical College of Georgia researchers. Declining estrogen levels have long been associated with osteoporosis, but bone density starts to decline years before these...

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Report: Most Americans still live in unclean air

yahoo.com | April 29, 10 at 07:11 AM

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Report: Most Americans still live in unclean air

Six in 10 Americans -- about 175 million people -- are living in places where air pollution often reaches dangerous levels, despite progress in reducing particle pollution, the American Lung Association said in a report released Wednesday. The Los Angeles...

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Canadians healthier, outliving Americans

CBC News | April 29, 10 at 07:06 AM

Read More: canada, canadian, health care

Canadians healthier, outliving Americans

Universal health care seen as important factor in higher quality of life Canadians tend to lead longer, healthier lives than Americans on average, say researchers who point to lack of universal health care in the U.S. as one reason. The...

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Laughter affects the body like exercise

indiatimes.com | April 29, 10 at 06:58 AM

Read More: health, laughter

Laughter affects the body like exercise

epetitive laughter could have the same effects on the body as exercise, according to a new study. Results of the study, from Loma Linda University's Schools of Allied Health (SAHP) and Medicine, showed that laughing not only enhances a positive...

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Ghent, Belgium, celebrates 1 year of Thursday Veggie Day

International Vegetarian Union | Tobias Leenaert | April 29, 10 at 02:18 AM

Ghent, Belgium, celebrates 1 year of Thursday Veggie Day

On Thursday May 6, starting at 11am the city of Ghent (Belgium), will celebrate the anniversary of the Thursday Veggie Day-campaign on the Groentenmarkt ('Vegetable Square) . Everyone who commits to participate in a weekly veggie day will receive Ghent's...

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Chicago fire fighters heed obesity alarm

SUNTIMES.COM | ANUPY SINGLA | April 28, 10 at 09:47 AM

Read More: dr. oz, engine 2 diet, firefighters, Heart disease, rip esselstyn, weight loss

Chicago fire fighters heed obesity alarm

Health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz was in town to tape "The Oprah Winfrey Show" when he was approached by one of the city's finest: a firefighter. "A burly gentleman came up and said, 'More of us are dying from the...

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Which plant-foods have the most pesticides?

foodnews.org | April 28, 10 at 07:01 AM

Read More: clean 15, dirty dozen, dr weil, environmental working group, pesticides

Which plant-foods have the most pesticides?

The Environmental Working Group is about to release their updated "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides." This document lists fruits and vegetables based on their levels of pesticide residue. You can download a pdf of this chart to find out how favorites...

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Hazardous toxic chemicals may be commonplace in your home - here are alternatives

consumerreportshealth.org | April 27, 10 at 06:40 PM

Read More: consumer reports, toxic cleaning, Volatile organic compound

Hazardous toxic chemicals may be commonplace in your home - here are alternatives

Everyday products can expose you to potentially hazardous chemicals, some of which can accumulate in your body. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now detected 212 of those chemicals in the blood or urine of...

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Watch: Make yourself heart attack proof - with Caldwell Esselstyn MD

youtube.com | April 27, 10 at 12:08 PM

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Watch: Make yourself heart attack proof - with Caldwell Esselstyn MD

One man has quietly proven again and again over the past 24 years -- that you can change the way you eat and make yourself heart attack proof.He started with 24  heart disease patients, 5 actually  sent home to die...

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The heart disease trifecta - Half of all Americans are very sick

latimes.com | Thomas H. Maugh II | April 27, 10 at 07:47 AM

Read More: african american, Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension

The heart disease trifecta - Half of all Americans are very sick

Nearly half of all adult Americans have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, all conditions that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. One in eight Americans has...

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Russian Biologists: GMO foods cause sterility in third generation

ruvr.ru | April 27, 10 at 07:08 AM

Read More: Biotechnology, Genetic engineering, Genetically modified

Russian Biologists: GMO foods cause sterility in third generation

Editor's Note: From time to time we come across articles mentioning animal studies. We see these studies receiving attention in the media, and we see government bodies sometimes basing nutritional policy on such work, at least in part. Because this...

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The Problem with Factory Farms

time.com | Claire Suddath | April 27, 10 at 07:04 AM

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The Problem with Factory Farms

If you eat meat, the odds are high that you've enjoyed a meal made from an animal raised on a factory farm (also known as a CAFO). According to the USDA, 2% of U.S. livestock facilities raise an estimated 40%...

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American Vegans - 50th Anniversary Party, May 30

American Vegan Society | Freya Dinshah | April 26, 10 at 11:48 PM

American Vegans - 50th Anniversary Party, May 30

Sunday May 30 2010 AMERICAN VEGAN SOCIETY'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY GARDEN PARTYwill be held at AVS HQ, 56 - 72 Dinshah Lane , Malaga NJ 08328 . Bookroom Open 11am-6pm, Outdoor Lunch 12 Noon, Afternoon Program 2pm Emcees: Anne Dinshah, rowing coach,...

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Toxic seafood -- why would you eat fish?

youtube.com | April 26, 10 at 12:57 AM

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Toxic seafood -- why would you eat fish?

Many people look to fish as a safe, clean source of protein. And they feel it might protect them in some way against heart disease.It's a good theory. Scroll down to watch the video, which is the reality.    ...

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Why We NEED to Limit Salt in Packaged Foods

huffingtonpost.com | Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D. | April 25, 10 at 07:52 AM

Read More: processed food, restaurant, salt

Why We NEED to Limit Salt in Packaged Foods

I love black beans generally and black bean soup in particular. Filling and inexpensive, beans are high in dietary fiber, low in unhealthful fats, and hospitable to garlic, onion, red pepper, and spices. If you were having lunch at a...

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