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Joe Taksel

  • Jul
  • 22

Retiring: Your Health and Your Wealth

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AARP released a poll last year that says that more than half of working Americans over age 50 don’t think they’ll have enough money for health care after retirement.  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 […]

  • Jul
  • 25

Fish-Oil Myth Busted—Again

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Fed up with hearing about the supposed health benefits of eating oily fish or taking fish-oil supplements? Your ears may be off the hook permanently. That’s because an article published in the British newspaper The Telegraph cites new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence that suggests that the impact of […]

  • Oct
  • 2

Over 50? Looking for a Great Job? Think PETA!

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Be honest. What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think of PETA? If it’s scantily clad young people protesting animal abuse along a busy city thoroughfare, you’re not alone. We do a lot of that—unashamedly. But it’s only the tip of the iceberg compared to the full array of PETA’s and the […]

  • Aug
  • 20

New Study: Go Vegan and Help End World Hunger

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For years, PETA has been saying that if everyone went vegan—and we stopped feeding so many nutritious grains to farmed animals instead of to humans—world hunger would virtually disappear. Now, an eye-opening new study also backs us up. Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment determined that 36 percent of the calories […]

  • Apr
  • 18

Statins: Not the Magic Bullet They Were Once Believed to Be

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A large study of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs conducted over a period of nine years has confirmed what previous studies have found: Statins, such as Lipitor and Crestor, can lower cholesterol levels—but at a price. Known side effects include muscle pain, nausea, and damage to the liver and nervous system. In fact, the study, which was […]

  • Dec
  • 13

Fighting the Big Four: High Blood Pressure

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Recently, we’ve been reviewing details with PETA Prime readers about four of the leading health problems afflicting Americans—high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—and how you can combat them. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly, the American Dietetic Association), all these life-threatening conditions can be prevented—and even treated—by adopting a healthy […]

  • Sep
  • 7

Beating Burnout

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Beating Burnout

You might never have expected to hear this from PETA, but sometimes the best thing you can do for animals is to pull back and stop what you’re doing. I’m talking about burnout. Hundreds of important issues and millions of animals’ lives might be at stake, but you won’t be doing animals much good if […]

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