Do multivitamins make you healthier?

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  • Saturday, April 5, 2014
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    Some experts say it’s time to give up on daily multivitamins to preserve health, but others disagree. What should you do? If you take a multivitamin, it’s probably because you want to do everything you can to protect your health. But there is still limited evidence that a daily cocktail of essential vitamins and minerals […]

    Eat Nuts, Live Longer

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  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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    About a week ago, I wrote an article (“Nuts to You”). In this article, I mentioned that the New England Journal of Medicine indicated (via the Harvard School of Public Health) that nuts might improve your health. Here’s a bit more about the study. The New England Journal of Medicine has suggested that eating nuts […]

    Cancer Increasing Among Meat Eaters

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  • Saturday, January 11, 2014
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    Cancer increasing among meat eaters. This sounds like it would be a headline today. However, that was the headline of an article in a September 1907 edition of New York Times. The link between meat and cancer has been known for more than a century. Dr. Neil Barnard of PCRM.org recently wrote an article recently […]

    Are Multivitamins a Waste of Money? Doctors at Johns Hopkins Chime In…

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  • Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  • Are vitamins and other supplement superfluous? There have been many reports in recent years suggesting that supplements might not be necessary. Here’s what doctors at Johns Hopkins said recently: “There used to be this belief that they might not be beneficial, but they’re certainly not harmful. Well, that idea has been dispelled… Most supplements do […]

    It’s Resolution Time Again

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  • Monday, January 6, 2014
  • A recent Harris Poll indicated that 47% of Americans plan to reduce their consumption of animal products. The USDA estimates that consumption of chicken, beef, pigs, and turkeys will decrease as well. Clearly, people are eating less meat. How about dairy? Milk consumption has dropped by a 40% since it peaked back in 1970. In […]

    Kale Smoothie Issues?

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2014
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    I have a protein shake with kale every day. Check out this article, an opinion from the NY Times: I was into health food before it was cool. There were only two other people I knew who frequented my neighborhood health food store in the late ’80s: an emaciated man with a gray ponytail and […]

    Vegan Diet Provides Significant Health Benefits

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  • Saturday, July 7, 2012
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    If you readIt appears that there is significant scientific evidence to sho that a vegan diet is more effective at combating Type-2 diabetes than the typical oral medications prescribed today. As Type-2 diabetes seems to be one of the most rapidly growing diseases today, …. a vegan diet bears looking at. ABC News: Vegan diet […]

    Food, Inc. Review

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  • Sunday, June 14, 2009
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    Jane and I went to see Food, Inc. this weekend.  It has a limited release, so if you are interested in seeing this film here is a list of its scheduled showings.  (If you are in the Los Angeles area, it is playing at the NuArt in Santa Monica through Thursday, and will be at […]

    Fight Cancer – Eat Vegan

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  • Monday, May 11, 2009
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    The American Institute for Cancer Research states: Scientists estimate that if everyone ate a healthy diet, was physically active every day and maintained a healthy weight, the number of cancer cases would be reduced by about one-third. Their recommendations for the prevention of cancer include the following: Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, […]

    Vegans and Omega-3s

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  • Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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    You’ve probably heard that eating fish, especially oily fish (Salmon, etc.) helps improve your brain function and decreases the risk of dementia.  This is one of the things that gets pointed out to us frequently when we tell people we are vegan.  Our doctor, as a practice, recommends an overall vitamin supplement, baby aspirin, and […]