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  • 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
  • 21

Why This Feminist Would ‘Rather Go Naked’

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Is it odd that a feminist like me, from back in the bra-burning ’60s, champions racy protests featuring women wearing little more than body-paint markings that mimic a butcher’s diagram? Some might raise an eyebrow, but this March, National Women’s History Month, let me explain why I believe that supporting women’s rights and stripping for […]

  • 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. […]

  • Feb
  • 2

Octogenarian Bodybuilder’s Vegan Lifestyle Inspired Many

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We were saddened to hear of the sudden, unexpected death last week of vegan bodybuilder Jim Morris, 80, who inspired so many with a chiseled physique that belied his age. A former bodyguard of Elton John, Jim broke the color barrier in bodybuilding, and he broke the age barrier by posing in the buff at […]

  • Dec
  • 15

Cheese Is So Addictive That One Doctor Calls It ‘Dairy Crack’

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“Say ‘cheese’”? You’d better rethink that. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Michigan looked at which foods are most addictive. Cheese is super-addictive, they concluded. Dr. Neal Barnard, founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, calls cheese “dairy crack.” Here’s why: Cow’s milk contains casein, a protein that becomes […]

  • Dec
  • 10

Can Going Vegan Slow Parkinson’s Disease?

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Joe and Margene Clyde knew that they were onto a good thing. The Winchester, Oregon, couple—he’s 77, she’s 75—went vegan just over a year ago, and it wasn’t long before they were reaping the benefits. Margene’s body mass index dropped from a lofty 29 to a svelte 22, and Joe lost 20 pounds. But when […]

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