Vegetarians – Heart Disease

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Vegetarians less likely to die from heart disease, study finds September 26, 2013 by: Michael Ravensthorpe, from Natural News Tags: vegetarians, heart disease, decreased risk (NaturalNews) It isn’t difficult to find peer-reviewed studies affirming the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Long-term vegetarianism has been linked to increased longevity, a decreased risk of cancer and diabetes, weight loss and improved digestion. However, according to a new study published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vegetarianism can also guard us from heart disease by lowering our cholesterol and blood pressure. Researchers at the University of Oxford monitored the blood pressure and cholesterol levels of 45,000 … Read More

Bad Food Inflames

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Thanks to Mother Jones Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key to Weight Loss? Imbalances in the microbial community in your intestines may lead to metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes. What does science say about how to reset our bodies? By Moises Velasquez-Manoff | Mon Apr. 22, 2013 3:00 AM PDT A few years before Super Size Me hit theaters in 2004, Dr. Paresh Dandona [1], a diabetes specialist in Buffalo, New York, set out to measure the body’s response to McDonald’s [2]—specifically breakfast. Over several mornings, he fed nine normal-weight volunteers an egg sandwich with cheese and ham, a sausage muffin sandwich, and two hash brown patties. More MoJo coverage … Read More

Is Your Medicine Vegan? Probably Not

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Is Your Medicine Vegan? Probably Not by ELIZA BARCLAY  Thanks to NPR March 15, 2013 6:42 PM Enlarge image Heparin is an anticoagulant and the prescription version is made from pig, raising concerns for vegans. Rob Kim/Landov Go looking for animal products, and apparently you will find them everywhere. That’s the takeaway from the book Veganissimo A to Z, recently translated into English for the first time. What’s veganissimo? It’s veganism of the highest order, according to the German authors Reuben Proctor and Lars Thomsen, who call themselves “professional vegans.” (Is veganism a healthful way to eat? Sorry, we’re not going there in this … Read More

Should a 12 year old be a vegan?

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I answered this question posted on ivu-veg: Send an email to this link to subscribe to ivu-veg: My 12 year old wants to become a vegetarian. How can I support her but ensure she is getting proper nutrition? My response: A vegan diet is better not worse for a 12 year old. The only things to remember: Get B-12. Put the B-12 dots under your tongue once a week. Also buy nutritional yeast, which tastes very cheesy.   Most meat eaters are deficient in B-12. Also, buy flax seeds and flax oil, or hemp oil. We all need Omega … Read More

Wine for Vegetarians and Vegans

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  Be careful what you buy, says the Observer’s wine writer – and try his six recommended bottles To a facarnivore like me, some wines seem explicitly designed to put off vegetarians. The syrahs of the northern Rhône, for example, often have a note of bacon fat, pinot noir from Burgundy frequently has a gamey edge and a whiff of the farmyard, and Argentinian malbec is often described simply as meaty. Apart from what might be their own revulsion, in many cases there’s nothing to stop a committed vegetarian drinking wines that taste, to use another wonderful wine term, “animal”. … Read More