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  • Feb
  • 1

Food for Thought: Going Vegan Can Help Cut the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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There are all kinds of good-for-you reasons to go vegan, namely, the reduced risks of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and other chronic degenerative diseases and conditions that have been connected to eating meat, eggs, and dairy products. Add the reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease to the list. According to the Physicians Committee for […]


  • Jan
  • 11

Take the Mediterranean Diet to the Next Level

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The Vegiterranean Diet, the latest book by Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., will appeal to anyone who’s interested in Mediterranean food or who just really loves hummus and wine, like I do. But it’s far more than just praise for a region’s cuisine—it’s also a comprehensive and enticingly presented case for going vegan. Hever is a […]


  • Dec
  • 22

Being a ‘Sexiest Vegan Over 50’ Finalist

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We asked Sexiest Vegan Over 50 contest finalist Shanti Urreta to tell us about her contest experience and her thoughts about being vegan. A friend of mine sent me an e-mail about PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 contest as a joke. I entered. Two weeks passed, and I didn’t think much more about it. Then […]


  • Dec
  • 15

Cheese Is So Addictive That One Doctor Calls It ‘Dairy Crack’

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“Say ‘cheese’”? You’d better rethink that. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Michigan looked at which foods are most addictive. Cheese is super-addictive, they concluded. Dr. Neal Barnard, founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, calls cheese “dairy crack.” Here’s why: Cow’s milk contains casein, a protein that becomes […]


  • Dec
  • 10

Can Going Vegan Slow Parkinson’s Disease?

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Joe and Margene Clyde knew that they were onto a good thing. The Winchester, Oregon, couple—he’s 77, she’s 75—went vegan just over a year ago, and it wasn’t long before they were reaping the benefits. Margene’s body mass index dropped from a lofty 29 to a svelte 22, and Joe lost 20 pounds. But when […]


  • Dec
  • 3

Eating Fish May Raise Risk of Developing Heart Disease

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With all the health claims out there, you may wonder if eating fish would help reduce your risk of developing heart disease. But a study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology suggests that eating fish might actually raise your risk of suffering from heart disease. Because Inuit people are known to eat a lot of […]


  • Nov
  • 25

A Vegan Holiday Gives Everyone Reason to Be Thankful

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If it’s OK to be happy about who won’t be there this year when the clan gets together for Thanksgiving, then I’m happy. Really happy. We’ll once again dig into a festive, flavorful dinner with all the fixin’s, and no one’s going to push away from the table hungry. But for the first time, turkey […]


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