Blog Entries Tagged as aging

  • Nov
  • 28

Do Vegans Live Longer?

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Researchers at Loma Linda University in California have been conducting a study to determine whether vegetarians and vegans live longer than the rest of the population, and so far, the answer seems to be a resounding “Yes!”

Although the research—which originally began in 1958 and includes various studies on Seventh-day Adventists, who typically eat a plant-based diet as part of …

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  • Nov
  • 21

Does Eating Meat Age You?

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Does eating Meat Age You?

While it may not be news to some of you, eating healthy vegan foods is great for your appearance . Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and other animal-friendly foods are packed with antioxidants and essential nutrients, such as vitamins C and E, which help neutralize skin-damaging free radicals and fight wrinkles and brown spots. Plus, the fiber in plant foods flushes …

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  • Nov
  • 19

Vegan Hotties Prove Age Is Just a Number

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Have you seen Elton John’s ex-bodyguard lately? He’s 77—but most people would probably guess that he’s in his 30s. He’s that buff and spry-looking.

I hope my vegan diet does me that good at his age!

The man went vegetarian when he was 50 and vegan when he was 65. He lifts weights, too, of course, and he plans to …

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  • Nov
  • 15

Age Just Another Trivial Number for Virile Veggies

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Age Just a Number

Ramjit Raghav is a farmer in India. After giving up his bachelor ways 10 years ago, he and his wife hoped to have two boys, and recently, the couple welcomed their second son, Ranjeet.

“Okay, that’s nice,” I can hear you saying, “but so what?”

Here’s what: Ramjit Raghav is 96 years old. With Ranjeet’s birth, Ramjit …

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  • Aug
  • 31

Fountain of Youth Found at Grocery Store

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Juan Ponce de León claimed that the “Fountain of Youth” was in Florida, but many researchers think it’s in the grocery store. If you look at the produce aisle, you’ll find many fruits and vegetables that you probably eat all the time that are known to have age-defying properties, including spinach, avocados, tomatoes, garlic, carrots, orange-colored melons, …

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  • Dec
  • 22

An Alzheimer’s Researcher Speaks Out

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In a thoughtful opinion piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education Lawrence A. Hansen —an Alzheimer’s researcher at the University of California at San Diego who is also a PETA member—laments the reluctance of both animal experimenters and some animal rights activists to move toward any sort of common ground. But he reserves most of his criticism for institutional-animal-care-and-use committees, which are supposed to …

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  • Feb
  • 6

Caring for Aging Parents–What Crows Teach Us

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A couple of years ago, I moved back to my hometown to be more supportive of my aging mother. A visit from some friends of mine this week led me to reflect on my role as a caregiver as my mother ages. My friends are representative of so many families these days: The adults are living with …

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