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Calling All Vegans -- Take the Survey

March 31, 11 at 10:45 AM

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Calling All Vegans -- Take the Survey

Message from bestselling vegan author, Patti Breitman: Carol Adams and I are looking for vegans who are willing to tell others what they eat on a typical day, as well as some of their favorite foods, healthy or otherwise. Your...

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Laughter, music may lower blood pressure

cnn.com | March 26, 11 at 08:26 PM

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Laughter, music may lower blood pressure

Listening to your favorite tunes or funny jokes could lower your blood pressure, perhaps even as much as cutting salt from your diet or dropping 10 pounds, according to the preliminary results of a small study presented Friday at American...

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What, me fat? Half of women underestimate their weight

ConsumerReports.org | March 26, 11 at 09:14 AM

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What, me fat? Half of women underestimate their weight

Half of women underestimate their weight, and the weight of their kids, according to a study presented this week at a meeting of the American Heart Association. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center measured the weight, height, and body-mass...

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Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2011 -- Oct 14, 15 & 16 -- Join us!

VegSource | March 18, 11 at 11:32 AM

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Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2011 -- Oct 14, 15 & 16 -- Join us!

There are still tickets available for the Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2011, in Woodland Hills, California, the weekend of October 14-16, 2011!  Join to Get Healthy Now! CLICK HERE FOR EXPO TICKETS Held during two and a half days at the...

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Seniors Can Still Bulk Up On Muscle By Pressing Iron

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

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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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Firefighters Fight Off Pounds with Engine 2 Diet (VIDEO)

February 22, 11 at 09:04 AM

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

February 21, 11 at 08:39 AM

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

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

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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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Study: Doctors order tests out of fear of lawsuits

February 17, 11 at 01:34 AM

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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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Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases

health.com | February 10, 11 at 06:58 PM

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Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases

New research suggests a link between women’s exposure to household insecticides — including roach and mosquito killers — and the autoimmune disorders rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The scientist did not find a direct cause-and-effect relationship between insecticide exposure and the...

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Stroke Rising Among Young People

nytimes.com | February 10, 11 at 06:47 PM

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Stroke Rising Among Young People

More young people and adults in their 30s and 40s are being hospitalized for stroke, even as stroke rates are dropping in older people, new data show. The findings, reported this week at the American Stroke Association conference in Dallas,...

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Study: Bad eating habits, not genes, are cause of obesity and illness

February 4, 11 at 10:30 AM

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Study: Bad eating habits, not genes, are cause of obesity and illness

Poor eating and activity habits, not genetics, are the underlying causes for most cases of adolescent obesity, new research suggests. The finding stems from an analysis involving more than 1,000 Michigan sixth-grade students who participated in the Project Healthy Schools...

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Excess Weight and Alopecia

dole.com | February 2, 11 at 09:44 AM

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Excess Weight and Alopecia

Fat-Related Inflammation Might Weaken Hair Follicles Miss Nebraska took the crown in last month's Miss America contest -- but Miss Delaware won a special place in our hearts. Kayla Martell began losing her hair at age 13 due to alopecia,...

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Bio Char -- It can save the planet!

February 1, 11 at 02:12 PM

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Bio Char -- It can save the planet!

Have you heard of Bio Char? These are little briquettes of charcoal that may come to the planet's rescue. Bio-char is one of the most exciting developments in science today. It is an ancient method of enhancing soil fertility and...

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Texas Stroke Belt -- Should we confiscate their deep fat fryers?

nytimes.com | February 1, 11 at 12:13 PM

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Texas Stroke Belt -- Should we confiscate their deep fat fryers?

The proof of Anderson County’s live-hard, die-young culture is in the bread pudding — and the all-you-can-eat fried catfish, the drive-through tobacco barns and the dozens of doughnut shops that dot this East Texas county of about 57,000. In a...

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Def Leppard's Phil Collen Has Rock and Roll Vegan Abs

latimes.com | February 1, 11 at 11:49 AM

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Def Leppard's Phil Collen Has Rock and Roll Vegan Abs

Most people know Phil Collen as the lead guitarist for Def Leppard. But once his shirt comes off, Collen is known for something else -- an amazing set of abs. These days Collen gets asked about his fitness routine more...

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Controlling Obesity Could Save Strapped Cities $32 Billion

webmd.com | January 29, 11 at 08:14 AM

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Controlling Obesity Could Save Strapped Cities $32 Billion

Cities searching for ways to trim the fat and stretch their budget dollars may want to start looking at residents’ waistlines. A new study suggests that trimming high obesity rates in the nation’s most overweight cities could help local governments...

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I can't die, it would ruin my image

Jeff Nelson, VegSource | January 26, 11 at 11:25 PM

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I can't die, it would ruin my image

Jack LaLanne was prodding Americans to get off their couches and into the gym decades before it was cool. And he was still pumping iron and pushing fruits and vegetables decades past most Americans' retirement age.The fitness fanatic ate well...

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P90X Challenge Starts Monday! (VIDEO)

Jeff Nelson, Founder VegSource.com | January 13, 11 at 06:52 PM

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P90X Challenge Starts Monday! (VIDEO)

Remember the poll we put up? To find out what you all think we should do with the big piece of exercise equipment we just got (which Sabrina wants OUT OF THE HOUSE!)? Well we have the results of the...

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SuperSized Ambulances for a Sick SuperSized Population

boston.com | January 12, 11 at 11:17 AM

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SuperSized Ambulances for a Sick SuperSized Population

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO In a super-sized world, it was perhaps inevitable: Boston's Emergency Medical Services this month will begin deploying an ambulance equipped with a hydraulic lift to ease transport of the heaviest patients. The ambulance retrofitting, which cost...

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