Articles by Joe Taksel

  • Oct
  • 8

Retiring: Your Health and Your Wealth

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AARP just released a new poll that says that more than half of working Americans over age 50 don’t think they’ll have enough money for health care after retirement. We dug into the PETA Prime archive and found this blog on that very topic, so we’re re-posting it. Read on!

What happens if you retire, and the next thing …

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  • Jul
  • 25

Fish-Oil Myth Busted—Again

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Fed up with hearing about the supposed health benefits of eating oily fish or taking fish-oil supplements? Your ears may be off the hook permanently. That’s because an article published in the British newspaper The Telegraph cites new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence that suggests that the impact of eating a diet rich …

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  • Oct
  • 2

Over 50? Looking for a Great Job? Think PETA!

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Be honest. What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think of PETA? If it’s scantily clad young people protesting animal abuse along a busy city thoroughfare, you’re not alone. We do a lot of that—unashamedly. But it’s only the tip of the iceberg compared to the full array of PETA’s and the PETA Foundation’s activities and inner …

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  • Aug
  • 20

New Study: Go Vegan and Help End World Hunger

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For years, PETA has been saying that if everyone went vegan—and we stopped feeding so many nutritious grains to farmed animals instead of to humans—world hunger would virtually disappear. Now, an eye-opening new study also backs us up.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment determined that 36 percent of the calories in crops are being fed …

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  • Jul
  • 2

Senior Strong Man’s Secret? Veggies!

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Dusan Dudas is a strong man—a very strong man. In fact, Dudas is a former Mr. New Zealand and winner of other prestigious bodybuilding competitions. He started out the same way that many bodybuilders do, relying on protein from meat and other animal products. But all that changed after he moved from his native Slovakia to New Zealand and began to suffer from heart …

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  • Apr
  • 18

Statins: Not the Magic Bullet They Were Once Believed to Be

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A large study of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs conducted over a period of nine years has confirmed what previous studies have found: Statins, such as Lipitor and Crestor, can lower cholesterol levels—but at a price. Known side effects include muscle pain, nausea, and damage to the liver and nervous system. In fact, the study, which was recently published in the …

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  • Dec
  • 13

Fighting the Big Four: High Blood Pressure

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Recently, we’ve been reviewing details with PETA Prime readers about four of the leading health problems afflicting Americans—high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—and how you can combat them.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly, the American Dietetic Association), all these life-threatening conditions can be prevented—and even treated —by adopting a healthy vegan diet, coupled with a …

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