Articles by Heather Moore

  • Feb
  • 25

‘Veg Out’ in Sarasota

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Tired of the cold weather? Then head to sunny Sarasota, where I live. Sit on the white-sand beaches, stroll through the tropical botanical gardens, picnic in beautiful bayside parks, and eat great-tasting vegan food at some of the best restaurants on the West Coast—of Florida, that is. Not only is Sarasota relatively warm in the winter months, …

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  • Feb
  • 5

During American Heart Month, Take the Advice of a Vegan Cardiologist

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February is American Heart Month, so follow the example of Dr. Kim A. Williams, the new president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and eat healthy vegan foods rather than meat, eggs and dairy products. Williams, who is also the chair of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has been vegan for 12 years …

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  • Feb
  • 2

Lower Your Blood Pressure … Without Pills

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is now advising that people have their blood pressure checked once a year if they are at least 40 years old, are overweight, are African-American, or have blood pressure that usually measures in the “high normal” range. While this is good advice, the task force could help even more people by …

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  • Jan
  • 20

Lower Your Cholesterol, Naturally

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Every so often comes a rash of studies that portray statins, such as Lipitor, Crestor, and Vytorin, as the next best thing since sliced bread—or lentil soup. The latest round of such studies even suggests that these cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce the risk of repeat heart attacks in people who have already had a heart attack or …

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  • Sep
  • 11

What’s Changed Since PETA’s Historic Silver Spring Monkeys Case?

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It’s been 33 years since PETA’s precedent-setting Silver Spring monkeys’ case —the case that resulted in the nation’s first arrest and criminal conviction of an animal experimenter for cruelty to animals, the first confiscation of abused animals from a laboratory, and the first U.S. Supreme Court victory for animals used in experiments as well as a revamp of a failed inspection system …

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  • Aug
  • 6

Like Mushrooms? You’ll Love This Recipe

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Niacin is an essential and beneficial nutrient, a B vitamin that’s necessary for the health of your hair, skin, eyes, liver, and nervous system. It helps your body make hormones and metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and protein. But recent studies show that people who take prescription niacin, along with statins or another drug, called laropiprant, to combat high cholesterol, may …

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  • Jul
  • 16

Study Shows Animal Protein Is as Deadly as Tobacco

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Eating meat can be as hazardous to your health as smoking cigarettes . That’s the conclusion of a new study that links animal protein to an increased risk of early death for people in their 50s and early 60s.

Researchers followed 6,381 people aged 50 and over who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that those aged 50 to 65 who ate high-protein diets—those that are …

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