Do multivitamins make you healthier?

Saturday, April 5, 2014 Lane 0

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 [keep reading…]


Eat Nuts, Live Longer

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Lane 6

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 [keep reading…]

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Cancer Increasing Among Meat Eaters

Saturday, January 11, 2014 Lane 9

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 [keep reading…]

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It’s Resolution Time Again

Monday, January 6, 2014 Lane 0

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 [keep reading…]

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Kale Smoothie Issues?

Thursday, January 2, 2014 Lane 0

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 [keep reading…]

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Vegan Diet Provides Significant Health Benefits

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Lane 0

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 [keep reading…]

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Food, Inc. Review

Sunday, June 14, 2009 Jane 14

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 [keep reading…]

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Fight Cancer – Eat Vegan

Monday, May 11, 2009 Lane 4

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 [keep reading…]


Vegans and Omega-3s

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Lane 15

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 [keep reading…]


Living Longer and Better

Monday, April 27, 2009 Lane 0

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 in (no pun intended) them.  [keep reading…]

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8 Things You Can Do To Cut Your Risk Of Cancer

Thursday, February 26, 2009 Lane 3

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 the case,” says Michael Marmot, [keep reading…]

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A Vegan Valentine For Him

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Lane 3

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 compassionate than men. Jane also [keep reading…]

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Blueberries Minus The Milk

Thursday, February 5, 2009 Lane 5

One of the Eight Foods To Eat Every Day is blueberries.  Blueberries also happen to be one of my favorite foods.  I will often add them to whatever smoothie I am having for breakfast.  Or I’ll drop a handful into my cereal or oatmeal.  I love blueberry muffins.  And, in [keep reading…]

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Why Trans Fats Are Bad For You

Monday, November 10, 2008 Jane 3

A week or two ago we wrote a post complaining that Tofutti uses partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (trans fats) in their cream cheese alternative.  I was expressing some frustration that Tofutti does make a version of the cream cheese without the trans fats, but the one that is most easily [keep reading…]

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Another Reason Not To Eat Meat

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Lane 0

As if there aren’t enough reasons not to eat meat… According to New Scientist magazine, consuming red meat and dairy puts humans at risk from a rather nasty strain of e. coli.  This particular strain attaches itself to a sugar molecule that humans can’t produce, but is ingested when we [keep reading…]

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Ack! The Flu!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Lane 4

So I had the flu, or something like it.  It’s ironic, because they’re offering the flu shot at my office this week.  Alas, it’s a little too late for me. So, here is my tale of woe.  I dropped Jane off at the airport on Friday night.  She was taking [keep reading…]

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16 Most Contaminated Fruits

Friday, October 3, 2008 Jane 21

Our world seems to be increasingly toxic.  And while I feel rather confident that switching to a vegan diet has eliminated the most harmful offenders from my daily intake, I am aware that pesticides are something I can’t escape in my every day life.  I recently came across a website [keep reading…]

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Raw Vegan Weight Loss

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Lane 10

On Saturday, CNN Health ran a story about a woman who went raw vegan and lost more than half her body weight.  Angela Stokes reached a high of 300 pounds when she began a raw vegan diet.  In two years she lost 162 pounds.  Wow.  Way to go Angela.  And [keep reading…]

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The B12 Issue

Thursday, September 18, 2008 Lane 11

When you transition to a vegan diet, non-vegans will always question where you’re going to get your protein and calcium.  Those who are slightly more informed about nutrition will often caution you that you will become vitamin B-12 deficient, since the best sources of vitamin B-12 are liver, milk, and [keep reading…]

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