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Legislatures in four states: Put vegan options on school lunch menus

Max Kramer | January 6, 11 at 09:25 AM

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Legislatures in four states: Put vegan options on school lunch menus

This week, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act-the first major bipartisan bill enacted by a deeply polarized congress since the election. The act will replace junk food in school lunches and vending machines with more healthful options. Several...

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Forks Over Knives - One Week Run in Portland Starting January 7

January 4, 11 at 01:14 PM

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Forks Over Knives - One Week Run in Portland Starting January 7

Forks Over Knives is a new movie that features some of our favorite people! Let me name a few: Caldwell Esselstyn Jr MD T. Colin Campbell PhD John McDougall MD Pam Popper PhD Neal Barnard MD Matt Lederman MD Alona...

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Obesity Epidemic Spurs Demand for Oversized Caskets

abcnews.com | January 4, 11 at 10:25 AM

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Obesity Epidemic Spurs Demand for Oversized Caskets

The fatter Americans get, the more businesses stretch to accommodate them; even funeral homes, and casket and mortuary lift retailers. About one-third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. About 17...

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20 Years of Advising Americans to eat More Veggies -- Has Failed Miserably

nytimes.com | January 1, 11 at 10:02 AM

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20 Years of Advising Americans to eat More Veggies -- Has Failed Miserably

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a comprehensive nationwide behavioral study of fruit and vegetable consumption. Only 26 percent of the nation's adults eat vegetables three or more times a day, it concluded. (And no, that...

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Fat to Fit: Woman Goes Vegan, Loses 100 Pounds, Rids Herself of Illnesses

thedailytimes.com | December 26, 10 at 09:57 PM

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Fat to Fit: Woman Goes Vegan, Loses 100 Pounds, Rids Herself of Illnesses

At 49 and with deteriorating health, Janice Church knew she might not see 50. She had battled ulcerative colitis for years, high cholesterol, numbness like that experienced by stroke victims and severe depression. She was living in Maryland at the...

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How vegetarians maintain bright moods

psychologytoday.com | December 22, 10 at 12:19 PM

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How vegetarians maintain bright moods

The bodily benefits of vegetarianism have long been known. Less meat typically means less saturated fat and more antioxidants, which leads to improved heart health. But the impact of vegetarianism on mental functioning is less clear. Nutritionist Bonnie Beezhold at...

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US Fast Food Outlets in India -- Going Veg

December 22, 10 at 07:35 AM

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US Fast Food Outlets in India -- Going Veg

Leading American fast food chains, which globally are known for their non-vegetarian offerings, are raking in more moolah from their veggie delights in India following the lead of organised retail supermarkets which tend to avoid stocking non-vegetarian fresh produce items....

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Med school professors paid big bucks to whore for drug companies

December 21, 10 at 07:45 AM

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Med school professors paid big bucks to whore for drug companies

Editor's Comment: Welcome to your medical system, where teaching hospital doctors receive millions of dollars to deliver speeches written by drug companies. The bottom line for the US medical industry? Just like everything else in American culture, it's about making...

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vegsource.com | December 12, 10 at 09:11 PM

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From John Robbins: Who's Done More Damage, Bernard Madoff or Alan Greenspan?

huffingtonpost.com | December 11, 10 at 01:34 PM

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From John Robbins: Who's Done More Damage, Bernard Madoff or Alan Greenspan?

Exactly two years ago today, I received a phone call from hell. My financial adviser and close friend, with whom I had invested all of my family's life savings, called to tell me that overnight we had lost 95 percent...

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Minimally processed food a healthy goal - Marion Nestle PhD MPH

sfgate.com | December 10, 10 at 08:05 AM

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Minimally processed food a healthy goal - Marion Nestle PhD MPH

Nutrition and public policy expert Marion Nestle answers readers' questions in this monthly column written exclusively for The Chronicle. E-mail your questions to food@sfchronicle.com, with "Marion Nestle" in the subject line. Q: I may be preaching to the choir...

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It's not aging, but lifestyle that impairs health of old people

sciencedaily.com | December 7, 10 at 09:54 AM

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It's not aging, but lifestyle that impairs health of old people

Impairments to health and physical performance are not primarily a result of aging but of unfavorable lifestyle habits and lack of exercise. This is the position taken by Dieter Leyk and his coauthors in the new issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt...

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Doctor made millions inserting unneeded stents into patients

nytimes.com | December 6, 10 at 06:16 PM

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Doctor made millions inserting unneeded stents into patients

Editor's Note: This is what the world of US medicine is like. It's about profits for doctors and medical companies, ripping off Medicare and the taxpayer is part of it. Sure, there are some exceptions here and there, but the...

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Radiation scientists agree TSA naked body scanners could cause breast cancer and sperm mutations

naturalnews.com | December 3, 10 at 10:57 AM

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Radiation scientists agree TSA naked body scanners could cause breast cancer and sperm mutations

The news about the potential health dangers of the TSA's naked body scanners just keeps getting worse. An increasing number of doctors and scientists are going public with their warnings about the health implications of subjecting yourself to naked...

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McDonald's got hundreds of millions in bail out money

msnbc.com | December 2, 10 at 05:22 PM

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McDonald's got hundreds of millions in bail out money

A Fed-bailed out burger joint. I'm not lovin' it. Yesterday the long-awaited Fed bailout data was released. For those interested in perusing it, you can find it here in all of its .xls- and .csv-formatted glory. Since 2007, Bernake has...

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Drug companies pay drug pusher MDs millions

latimes.com | November 18, 10 at 10:21 AM

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About 48 of the more than 1,730 California doctors who received money from pharmaceutical companies over the past 21 months have been the subject of disciplinary action, a database compiled by the investigative news organization ProPublica found. While that...

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Rip Esselstyn - Meals For Health in the News

earthsave.org | November 17, 10 at 12:29 PM

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Rip Esselstyn - Meals For Health in the News

Previously we told you about the plant-based intervention underway in a small rural dairy town in Pennsylvania, involving EarthSave Board member and Good Food Ambassador, Rip Esselstyn. You can read the previous story here. Well recently, Rip returned to Mercersburg...

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Do Not Fly -- TSA Naked Xray Machines "Will Cause Cancer" -- Top Radiation Expert

youtube | November 16, 10 at 09:30 PM

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Do Not Fly -- TSA Naked Xray Machines "Will Cause Cancer" -- Top Radiation Expert

TSA is out of control. Passengers can now be subject to dangerous and privacy-violating "naked" scanners, and physical "pat downs" which in any other context would constitute sexual assault. England banned these same x-ray machines, but they have been put...

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Cutting teen salt could save future health costs

cnn.com | November 14, 10 at 08:15 PM

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Cutting teen salt could save future health costs

Reducing the amount of salt teens eat by 3 grams per day - that's about 1,200 milligrams or a 1/2  teaspoon - could lead to a 68 percent decrease in the number of teenagers with hypertension and also lower the...

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Super Powers from Fruits & Veggies? Meet Mitch Spinich!

November 12, 10 at 01:43 PM

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Super Powers from Fruits & Veggies? Meet Mitch Spinich!

What can a parent do when his or her child refuses to eat anything green and seems to subsist on chicken-fingers and French fries alone? Here are a few tricks of the trade from Hillary Feerick and Jeff Hillenbrand,...

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