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  • Sep
  • 16

Prime Guide to Disaster Preparedness for Animals

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It pays to be prepared to help your animal companions when disasters strike. Who can forget those awful images after the tsunami of people and animals displaced by the flooding? Like so many people, I wanted to help but didn’t have the skills. So I took some classes in disaster response and started thinking about […]


  • Sep
  • 8

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 studies show that people who take prescription niacin, along with statins or another drug, called laropiprant, to combat […]


  • May
  • 26

Doctor in the House: the Lowdown on Saturated Fats

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As seen in PETA’s current issue of Animal Times magazine, Neal Barnard, M.D., author of Power Foods for the Brain, answers your questions about nutrition and health. Q: I know trans fats are unhealthy, but what’s the verdict on saturated fats? A: Saturated fat, which is found primarily in meat and dairy foods, is without a […]


  • Apr
  • 28

Why the Heir to the Baskin-Robbins Empire Doesn’t Eat Ice Cream

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If John Robbins’ last name sounds familiar to you, it may be because his father was one of the founders of the world’s largest ice cream company, Baskin-Robbins. Robbins was groomed from a young age to help take over the family business—he even grew up with an ice cream cone–shaped swimming pool in the backyard. […]


  • Mar
  • 25

For Healthy Bones, Go Nuts

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Studies left and right are proving that the milk mustaches in those “Got Milk?” ads are covering up more than upper lips. The desperate dairy industry is using a massive advertising campaign to promote its product as healthy. But it seems that the answer to healthy bones may lie in beans, nuts, and grains. Numerous […]


  • Mar
  • 4

New Study Finds That Going Vegan Can Slash Risk of Prostate Cancer

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PETA UK’s blog reports on a study funded by the World Cancer Research Fund that found that men who avoided meat, dairy and eggs reduced their risk of developing the disease by a third.


  • Mar
  • 2

How I Beat Cancer, Lost Weight, and Found My Voice by Going Vegan

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When I was 45 years old, I had some major health issues. Despite being a gym nut, I was 45 pounds overweight, my total cholesterol was 358, and I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I was shocked, as I thought what I ate was healthy—mostly vegetarian foods with lots of cheese, butter, eggs, and fish. […]


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