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All The News -- February 2011

Vegan Soccer Club Owner Bans Meat for Players, Fans

February 28, 11 at 08:52 PM

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Vegan Soccer Club Owner Bans Meat for Players, Fans

Dale Vince is the owner of the Forest Green Rovers, an English football club based in Nailsworth, Glouchestershire. Vince, who became a major shareholder of the club in 2010, became the club chairman just three months after joining the organization....

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Study: Sugary drinks raise your blood pressure

cnn.com | February 28, 11 at 06:19 PM

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Study: Sugary drinks raise your blood pressure

Drinking a lot of soda and other sugary beverages has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes, among other health problems. Here's another reason to cut back: A new study suggests that even one sweetened drink per...

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Dixie Mahy - 32 years vegan - 52 years veg

International Vegetarian Union | IVU Online News | February 26, 11 at 01:24 AM

Dixie Mahy - 32 years vegan - 52 years veg

Dixie Mahy is a member of the IVU International Council and president of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society: www.sfvs.org Dixie and her SF colleagues have kindly taken on the task of organizing the 2012 IVU World Vegetarian Congress to be...

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John Robbins: Why the corporations own your belly (VIDEO)

youtube.com | February 24, 11 at 01:48 PM

Read More: DVD, expo, food choices, home-story, john robbins

John Robbins: Why the corporations own your belly (VIDEO)

Price, convenience and taste. The three legs on which most people stand when it comes to food choices. But what about health?  What about the environment?  What about animals? Watch this eye-opening excerpt from John Robbins' talk at the Healthy...

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Seniors Can Still Bulk Up On Muscle By Pressing Iron

npr.org | February 24, 11 at 07:26 AM

Read More: aging, muscle mass, weight lift

Seniors Can Still Bulk Up On Muscle By Pressing Iron

As we age, our muscle mass decreases at surprising rates. According to Dr. David Heber, director of UCLA's Center for Human Nutrition, an average male who weights 180 pounds might after age 60 lose as much as 10 pounds of...

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BITTMAN: McDonald's oatmeal: more sugar than Snickers bar, costs more than double-cheeseburger. Why?

Mark Bittman | February 24, 11 at 06:54 AM

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BITTMAN: McDonald's oatmeal: more sugar than Snickers bar, costs more than double-cheeseburger. Why?

There’s a feeling of inevitability in writing about McDonald’s latest offering, their “bowl full of wholesome” — also known as oatmeal. The leading fast-food multinational, with sales over $16.5 billion a year (just under the GDP of Afghanistan), represents a...

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John Robbins says eat chocolate and drink red wine -- for health!

John Robbins | February 22, 11 at 10:15 AM

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John Robbins says eat chocolate and drink red wine -- for health!

The food police may find this hard to take, but chocolate has gotten a bad rap. People say it causes acne, that you should eat carob instead, that it's junk food. But these accusations are not only undeserved and inaccurate,...

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Firefighters Fight Off Pounds with Engine 2 Diet (VIDEO)

February 22, 11 at 09:04 AM

Read More: engine 2, esselstyn, firefighters, whole foods

Firefighters Fight Off Pounds with Engine 2 Diet (VIDEO)

So who cheated? It’s a fair question to ask a group who’s just undergone a challenge, especially in the case of one as trying as the strict 28-day vegetable-only diet members of the A-shift of Bethesda Fire Station 6 endured...

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Want fries with that budget crisis?

Robert Singer | February 21, 11 at 10:05 AM

Read More: burger, meat, water

Want fries with that budget crisis?

Instead of cutting jobs and services to solve California’s budget crisis, why not eliminate the state water subsidies that allow McDonalds and Colonel Sanders to market burgers and chicken for a dollar? Reducing the consumption of water by the livestock...

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You Don't Own Rainwater -- You Can Be Fined If You Collect It

February 21, 11 at 08:39 AM

Read More: law, monsanto, utah, water

You Don't Own Rainwater -- You Can Be Fined If You Collect It

In Utah, you're not allowed to capture the rain that falls on your roof unless you own the water rights to it. That's right, if raindrops keep fallin' on your head, you had better not collect or drink them them...

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Heart doctors proselytize for vegetarian diets

timesdispatch.com | Bill Lohmann | February 19, 11 at 09:17 AM

Read More: esselstyn, heart disease, ornish, reversal

Heart doctors proselytize for vegetarian diets

Here, it seems, is a surefire business-losing proposition: A cardiac surgeon learns firsthand how to stop and even reverse heart disease and starts proselytizing about it, thus potentially reducing the number of patients needing to have him open their chests...

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Which Veg Doctor Is Right -- and Why You Shouldn't Care (VIDEO)

youtube.com | Jeff Nelson | February 18, 11 at 02:04 PM

Read More: experts, expo, medical doctors, panel, veg

Which Veg Doctor Is Right -- and Why You Shouldn't Care (VIDEO)

McDougall, Fuhrman, Ornish, Esselstyn, Barnard -- and the rest. Sure, they all agree that a healthy 100% plant-strong, or nearly-all plant-strong diet can reverse heart disease and work other miracles for your health. But they don't agree on everything, do...

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Zoo Gorillas Go on Plant-Based Diet and Reverse Heart Disease

February 18, 11 at 11:31 AM

Read More: gorilla, heart disease, plant-based, reversal

Zoo Gorillas Go on Plant-Based Diet and Reverse Heart Disease

Let's be honest, folks. It is heartbreaking that animals are kept in captivity like this. Keeping animals locked up for human entertainment is barbaric and should be unacceptable in a so-called civilized society. And as if it weren't enough they've...

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In US, Statins Are Excuse to Keep Eating Awful Diet

abcnews.com | February 18, 11 at 07:44 AM

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In US, Statins Are Excuse to Keep Eating Awful Diet

Twenty-five-year-old Brittney Lipsett has had high cholesterol since she was 13 years old. Her parents, aunts and uncles on both sides of family take statins to control their high cholesterol, and about a year and a half ago, Lipsett decided...

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Dietary Sugar and Mental Illness: A Surprising Link

psychologytoday.com | February 18, 11 at 07:36 AM

Read More: depression, schizophrenia, sugar

Dietary Sugar and Mental Illness: A Surprising Link

Noted British psychiatric researcher Malcolm Peet has conducted a provocative cross-cultural analysis of the relationship between diet and mental illness. His primary finding may surprise you: a strong link between high sugar consumption and the risk of both depression and...

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Study: Doctors order tests out of fear of lawsuits

February 17, 11 at 01:34 AM

Read More: ct scan, lawsuits, unnecessary testing

Study: Doctors order tests out of fear of lawsuits

CT scans, MRIs and other pricey imaging tests are often more for the doctor's benefit than the patient's, new research confirms. Roughly one-fifth of tests that bone and joint specialists order are because a doctor fears being sued, not because...

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How Big Pharma Dupes Your Doctor into Believing Drugs Are Miracles (VIDEO)

February 16, 11 at 09:04 AM

Read More: dvd, health, matthew lederman, misinformation

How Big Pharma Dupes Your Doctor into Believing Drugs Are Miracles (VIDEO)

Did you know that pharmaceutical companies actively deceive doctors in the way they finance, control, manipulate -- and bury -- drug research? Many doctors don't even realize the extent of these duplicitious practices, so you had better learn to protect...

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High-Fiber Diet Cuts Death Risk

webmd.com | February 15, 11 at 08:27 AM

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High-Fiber Diet Cuts Death Risk

Filling up on fiber -- particularly fiber from whole grains -- may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, infections, and respiratory diseases, says a new study published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Men and women who...

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Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds

webmd.com | February 15, 11 at 08:21 AM

Read More: heart disease, men, obesity

Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds

Obese men face a dramatically higher risk of dying from a heart attack, regardless of whether or not they have other known risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a new study reveals. The finding stems from an analysis involving roughly 6,000...

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Former McDonald's executives to start healthy fast-food chain

February 14, 11 at 08:34 AM

Read More: fast food, mcdonald's, tal ronnen, vegan

Former McDonald's executives to start healthy fast-food chain

I've often mentioned the possibility of some celebrity opening up a fast-food chain with options for vegan and vegetarians, but it looks like it will take a former McDonald's executive to make it a reality. Founder Stephen Sidwell and CEO...

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