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  • Jul
  • 24

Calcium—It’s What’s for Dinner (and Dessert and Breakfast)

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If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how I get my calcium after I ditched dairy products—well, I could have bought a new car a long time ago too. When we’re bombarded with commercials of adorable kids who pull apart grilled cheese sandwiches as their seemingly only source of the bone-building […]

  • Mar
  • 28

Eat Fiber, Live Longer?

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In case we weren’t already aware of fiber’s health benefits, a new study shows that high-fiber diets can lower our risk of dying from a variety of diseases by 20 percent. People in the study who ate the highest amount of fiber had a 22 percent better chance of survival when diagnosed with any disease […]

  • Sep
  • 9

Slice Your Diabetes Risk in Half: Go Vegan!

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Here’s yet another reason to observe Meatless Mondays … and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thurs—well, you get the idea. A new Harvard School of Public Health study shows that eating processed meats and red meat can increase one’s risk of type 2 diabetes—a potentially deadly condition that can cause blindness; heart, eye, and kidney problems; […]

  • Apr
  • 29

Eye-Opening Study Reveals New Health Benefit of a Vegan Diet

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There seems to be no end to the number of health benefits associated with a vegan diet. We already know that vegans tend to have slimmer waistlines,  fewer arthritis symptoms,  and longer life spans and that vegans are less likely to suffer from heart disease, strokes, and even cancer—but now researchers suspect that vegans may […]

  • Apr
  • 8

Clean Clogged Arteries With A Vegan Diet

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Having high cholesterol means living with a greater risk of heart attack. For every 1 percent increase in the amount of cholesterol in the average American’s blood, there is about a 2 percent increase in the risk of a heart attack; conversely, every 1 percent reduction from the average cholesterol level reduces the risk by […]

  • Mar
  • 3

Pet Obesity: the Spreading Epidemic

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Everyone knows that obesity is an alarming and growing problem for people living in the United States. But did you know that the epidemic is also spreading among our animal companions? The Huffington Post reports findings by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention indicating that one-fifth of dogs and cats in the U.S. are obese.Obesity […]

  • Dec
  • 24

The Vegetarian Fountain of Youth: Secrets Revealed

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While life expectancy has increased in our society, many people spend the last decades of their lives infirm, loaded to the gills with pharmaceuticals, and/or stuck in front of the television. And yet, we all know of individuals who are vibrant, active, and alert well into their 80s or 90s. What’s their secret? Many factors […]

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