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WHO says Meat Causes Cancer – they finally admit it!

The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally said what many already knew: red meat causes colon cancer. They say the evidence for processed meat is “strong,” classifying it as “carcinogenic [cancer causing] to humans.” The evidence for ordinary red meat was almost as high. They also found evidence linking meat to other cancers including cancer … Continue reading

Breast Cancer – Plant Foods are Powerful

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to remind women and the men who love them that a plant-based diet is the best diet for both avoiding and battling the disease. Breast cancer is a very complicated disease but here are just a few of the ways that a veg diet … Continue reading

Veg Pregnancy – safe and advantageous

Research shows that veg diets are not only safe during pregnancy, but they have significant health advantages over meat-centered ones. First, let us reassure you of the safety. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association) says it clearly: “Well-designed vegetarian diets, that may include fortified foods or supplements, meet … Continue reading

Vegan Diet offers hope for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients

A plant-based diet offers some hope for a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer, when it’s combined with a new treatment currently under investigation. A vegan diet naturally supplies lower amounts of an amino acid called methionine, which is oversupplied in meat-centered diets, and so it may help slow the growth of tumors in patients who … Continue reading

Bacteria Pervasive in Hamburgers

The burger test results are in. Researchers bought enough ground beef to make over 1,800 quarter pounders from markets all over the country. Every single burger, without exception, had potentially disease-causing fecal (yuck!) bacteria in it. It’s getting really bad out there in the meat world. As if that weren’t bad enough, sixty percent of … Continue reading

Vitamin B12 is a must

We need to get serious for a moment. While vegetarians and vegans get other vitamins in adequate amounts, taking a vitamin B12 supplement is a must for vegans, since they don’t get any through their diet. And while vegetarians do get some B12 through either dairy or eggs, it may not be enough, especially if … Continue reading

Calcium and Mineral Mythology

One of the many myths we hear about when it comes to minerals is that you need to consume dairy products to get enough calcium. While milk, cheese and yogurt do have calcium, there are plenty of other choices and some distinct advantages for those who want to skip the dairy and get their calcium … Continue reading

Gall Stones – reducing your risk

This disease can really hurt. When severe it can double you over and send you to the emergency room. We’re talking about the pain from gall stones. Well over 25 million Americans have gall stones, 700,000 surgeries are performed every year to remove them, and the price tag for all of this is well over … Continue reading

Fish Oil and Wishful Thinking

The waste of money on the false notion that fish oil helps prevent heart disease is staggering. Americans spend $1.2 billion dollars on the stuff despite all the evidence that it does no good. An amazing 10% of Americans use fish oil supplements in the hopes of warding off heart disease, among other things. We’ll … Continue reading

Eating to keep your eyes healthy

Most of us know that a veg diet helps prevent diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but you may be surprised to learn the connection between your diet and the health of your eyes. In fact, a vegetarian diet can substantially reduce your risk of two of the leading causes of blindness, cataracts and … Continue reading

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