Health

New data finds climate-friendly, healthy meals within reach for public schools

New data finds climate-friendly, healthy meals within reach for public schools

BERKELEY, CALIF. – A new case study is the first of its kind to use life-cycle assessment data to show how meat and cheese reduction in school food is an effective strategy for both mitigating climate change and serving affordable, healthy meals. Friends of the […]

Are you getting enough protein?

Are you getting enough protein?

You’re vegan? Where do your protein? Yes, every single vegan on the planet has been asked this question. It’s usually the first question people will ask you when they find out that you are a vegan. I don’t calorie count. I don’t count grams of protein […]

Do multivitamins make you healthier?

Do multivitamins make you healthier?

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 […]

Eat Nuts, Live Longer

Eat Nuts, Live Longer

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 […]

Cancer Increasing Among Meat Eaters

Cancer Increasing Among Meat Eaters

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. […]

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

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 […]

It’s Resolution Time Again

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 […]

Kale Smoothie Issues?

Kale Smoothie Issues?

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 […]

Vegan Diet Provides Significant Health Benefits

Vegan Diet Provides Significant Health Benefits

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, …. […]

Food, Inc. Review

Food, Inc. Review

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 […]

Fight Cancer – Eat Vegan

Fight Cancer – Eat Vegan

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 […]

Vegans and Omega-3s

Vegans and Omega-3s

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 […]

Living Longer and Better

Living Longer and Better

I’m attending the Milken Conference this week.  Much of it is very interesting, some of it not so much.  Eating there is always a bit of a challenge.  Steak and chicken tend to be the usual offerings.  The snack bars they put out have milk […]

8 Things You Can Do To Cut Your Risk Of Cancer

According to the World Cancer Research Fund (via New Scientist Magazine), lifestyle changes could cut cancer by 1/3 in developed countries and 1/4 in developing countries. “People think that somehow cancer comes from heaven, or Darwin, or from their parent’s genes, but that’s not always […]

A Vegan Valentine For Him

So yesterday we looked at vegan demographics and learned that there are many more females who are vegan than males.  We also learned that most people go vegan for ethical reasons.  Jane likes to point out that this confirms that women tend to be more […]