Blog Entries Tagged as Health

  • Apr
  • 14

5 Ways to Connect With Others and Help Animals

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It’s no surprise that having close friends or family members can help us lead healthier, happier lives. But did you know that being lonely can literally make you sick? According to a recent article by Dr. Sanjay Gupta in O, The Oprah Magazine , loneliness can increase your risk of mortality by 45 percent. In contrast, obesity raises your mortality risk …

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  • Apr
  • 4

Retiring: Your Health and Your Wealth

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What happens if you retire, and the next thing you know, your medical bills start eating away at your savings like rust on an old Rambler? It’s not a pleasant question to face, but if you don’t want to get caught short in the money department, it’s one that every prospective retiree should think about. A recent …

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  • Dec
  • 10

Bob Barker: Go Vegetarian to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

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Bob Barker is the former host of the television game show The Price Is Right, a longtime vegetarian (more than 30 years!), a philanthropist, and an animal rights advocate. He definitely knows what price people pay for eating meat and what benefits you’ll get by living a meat–free, compassionate lifestyle for your health , animals , and the planet ! Want …

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  • Dec
  • 5

Popular Health-Care Provider Promotes a Vegan Diet

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The following statement is not from a PETA publication—although PETA has made the same point many times throughout the years. It’s from The Permanente Journal , a peer-review journal put out by Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest nonprofit health-care plans in the United States, with more than 9 million members:

Concerns about the rising cost of …

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  • Nov
  • 7

Would You Give Your Right Arm (or Leg) for a Steak?

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The man sitting in my office had just undergone his third amputation in as many years. First, doctors amputated his right foot after a blister refused to heal and gangrene set in. Then, they cut off the leg just below the knee. Now, he had graduated to “AK” (above the knee). He was losing his leg, inch …

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  • Oct
  • 12

Pink Buckets and Bacon Ribbons Won’t Beat Breast Cancer

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There’s nothing wrong with your vision. Everything has a pink hue because it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many companies are going overboard with pink products. Most of them mean well, of course, but some are just pinkwashing – acting like breast cancer crusaders, even though they peddle products that contribute to the disease. In early …

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  • Sep
  • 17

A Green New Way to Prevent Arthritis

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Not only is broccoli President Barack Obama’s favorite food , it also may be a powerful arthritis fighter, according to new findings from the U.K. This is because of a substance in broccoli called sulforaphane, which researchers believe can stop or slow down cartilage destruction caused by osteoarthritis. (Sulforaphane is also found in broccoli’s cousins, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.) …

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