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Rip Esselstyn Making His "Engine 2" Plant-Strong Diet Mainstream

December 3, 09 at 09:41 AM

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Rip Esselstyn Making His "Engine 2" Plant-Strong Diet Mainstream

For the past few years, more and more people have been extolling the virtues of a purely or mostly vegetarian diet. Recent books by Mark Bittman, a food writer for The New York Times and an author of several popular...

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Recession Is Taking a Bite Out of Meat Consumption

alternet.org | Martha Rosenberg | December 3, 09 at 08:31 AM

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Recession Is Taking a Bite Out of Meat Consumption

More than half of Americans have cut back on meat. Martha Stewart broadcasts a meatless Thanksgiving show. What gives?   The recession is having one positive effect. The national cholesterol is going down. More than half of Americans have cut...

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ADA's vegetarian "expert" says: Eat meat on holidays to fit in!

NPR.ORG | December 1, 09 at 01:13 PM

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ADA's vegetarian "expert" says: Eat meat on holidays to fit in!

Editor's Note: Yet another example why the American Dietetic Association (ADA) has no credibility. The only question remains is this: Where should "vegetarian exepert" Dawn Jackson Blatner stuff her turkey? Remember that when you are taking nutritional advice from the...

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Wesleyan Named 'Most Vegetarian-Friendly College'

Olivia Bartlett Drake | December 1, 09 at 10:25 AM

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Wesleyan Named 'Most Vegetarian-Friendly College'

Wesleyan University was named the 2009 Most Vegetarian-Friendly College in the United States by Peta2. According to the Peta2 website, "the acclaimed liberal arts college, which has a history of social justice activism, lives up to the hype when it...

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Apocalypse Cow: Can vegan celebs save the planet?

December 1, 09 at 10:05 AM

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Apocalypse Cow: Can vegan celebs save the planet?

On Ecorazzi.com, self-proclaimed provider of green gossip, Paul McCartney and other green celebs offer meat-free Christmas recipes while Cate Blanchett muses on the Copenhagen climate summit. Ever since Al Gore's 2006 Oscar-winning movie "An Inconvenient Truth" put climate warming at...

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Introduction to The New Good Life

November 25, 09 at 05:10 PM

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Introduction to The New Good Life

Editor's Note: This is the Introduction to John Robbins' new book, THE NEW GOOD LIFE: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less. CLICK HERE TO ORDER BOOK We have now entered an entirely new phase in our nation's...

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Vegan NFL player opens new restaurant

BARRY JACKSON | November 24, 09 at 11:20 AM

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Vegan NFL player opens new restaurant

He's a Heisman Trophy winner, a former NFL rushing champion, a world-traveler, part-time college student and occasional massage therapist. And now you can add ``restaurant owner'' to Ricky Williams' résumé. The Dolphins running back is among the owners of PROOF,...

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Thanksgiving kudos to local vegetarian group

ONLINEATHENS.COM | November 24, 09 at 11:02 AM

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Thanksgiving kudos to local vegetarian group

Vegetarians are the Rodney Dangerfields of the food-consuming world. They truly get no respect, despite the fact they're living out a moral or health-related choice not to eat meat or, in many cases, not to consume any animal-related products. That...

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This Thanksgiving, a feast fit for a vegan

CHAPELHILLSNEWS.COM | ELIZABETH SHESTAK | November 22, 09 at 08:47 PM

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This Thanksgiving, a feast fit for a vegan

If you can't imagine Thanksgiving without a turkey, then you might be surprised to learn that Durham has been home to the largest vegan Thanksgiving meal in the country for years. This animal-free affair (that means no dairy, honey or...

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Vegetarians to give food to volunteers for Habitat

ONLINEATHENS.COM | Julie Phillips | November 20, 09 at 11:52 AM

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Vegetarians to give food to volunteers for Habitat

In some circles, vegetarians get a bad rap. If it's not an association with PETA (known for news-getting, if abrasive, tactics to spread the word about carnivorism), a vegetarian at Thanksgiving dinner can be cause for tension among the meat-eaters...

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Is the Spirit of Competition in the Soul of Yoga?

NYTIMES.COM | SARA ECKEL | November 19, 09 at 07:48 PM

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Is the Spirit of Competition in the Soul of Yoga?

THE competitors stood nervously on stage, awaiting the judges' decisions. As each name was called the crowd cheered, and the winner stepped forward to claim a prize, bowing his or her head to accept a medal. "Wow, that was a...

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We're in the wrong business - we should be pushing junk food!

LATIMES.COM | P.J. Huffstutter and Jerry Hirsch | November 19, 09 at 07:23 AM

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We're in the wrong business - we should be pushing junk food!

Corporate shills, or just moms looking for a good snack?  You be the judge. Reporting from Los Angeles and Fort Wayne, Ind. - On most days, Andrea Deckard can be found in her home office, digging through stacks of coupons...

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A vegan horror movie? (VIDEO)

November 18, 09 at 11:55 AM

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A vegan horror movie? (VIDEO)

Ed. Note: Both of the leads are actually vegans -- and this film is made by vegans.  It's called "Living Arrangements" and poses the question: What does a vegan, who wants to respect all life, do when their roommate is...

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Fight With Your Lover? Your Words Can Affect Your Health

LATIMES.COM | LEE DYE | November 18, 09 at 10:52 AM

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Fight With Your Lover? Your Words Can Affect Your Health

Fighting with your lover? If you use the wrong words, you could prolong the conflict, jeopardizing your own health as well as that of your partner. But use the right words thoughtfully and you not only have a better chance...

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Yoga helps even little ones channel energy, emotion

CNN.COM | Ashley Fantz | November 13, 09 at 11:25 AM

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Yoga helps even little ones channel energy, emotion

Gigi reaches up into her sun salutation. She steps back into her high lunge and kicks her legs straight into plank pose, a push-up she holds without wobbling for 10 seconds before looking up impatiently at her yoga teacher. It's...

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Senator Dorgan: "We Essentially Have Had Modern-Day Bank Robbers, No Accountability, System Rigged"

November 13, 09 at 10:12 AM

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Senator Dorgan: "We Essentially Have Had Modern-Day Bank Robbers, No Accountability, System Rigged"

Senator Dorgan: "We Essentially Have Had Modern-Day Bank Robbers ... and There's Been No Accountability ... There's No Question the System Is Rigged" At VegSource we steer clear of politics for the most part. But when a rare piece of...

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Yoga in India: Cultural Immersion, Self-Knowledge

ABCNEWS.COM | ILANA D. ARAZIE | November 12, 09 at 06:28 PM

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Yoga in India: Cultural Immersion, Self-Knowledge

I needed an escape, a vacation that would shake me out of my routine, and leave me with more than souvenirs and digital photos. So when the yoga center in New York where I'm learning to meditate organized a two-week...

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Dieting, hikes help man turn his life around

SFGATE.COM | Tom Stienstra | November 12, 09 at 02:55 PM

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Dieting, hikes help man turn his life around

Four years ago, my brother-in-law, Tom Vance, weighed 361 pounds, had high blood pressure and sleep apnea and was miserable from a divorce. He's since used hiking at Bay Area parks to help turn his life around, including losing 115...

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Quietly making the jump to a meatless existence

Eric Pilch | November 12, 09 at 06:44 AM

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Quietly making the jump to a meatless existence

For years, I considered making the switch to vegetarianism. Part of me was subtly rebelling against my parents and part was growing increasingly aware of the moral arguments behind vegetarianism. Peter Singer's seminal work Animal Liberation, scanned in an afternoon...

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A Dream Interpretation: Tuneups for the Brain

NYTIMES.COM | Benedict Carey | November 9, 09 at 06:09 PM

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A Dream Interpretation: Tuneups for the Brain

It's snowing heavily, and everyone in the backyard is in a swimsuit, at some kind of party: Mom, Dad, the high school principal, there's even an ex-girlfriend. And is that Elvis, over by the piñata?Uh-oh.Dreams are so rich and have...

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