The health implications associated with vegan living.

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Japanese Dolphin Massacre

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Lane 3

Just to prove I’m specifically picking on Canada… Here’s a link to a story about the annual Japanese Dolphin Hunt. The dolphin hunt runs from September through April and results in the slaughter of thousands of dolphins annually. Thirteen fishing boats force the dolphins into a shallow cove in Taiji, [keep reading…]

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Vegan Athletes

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Lane 7

When you announce to the world that you’re switching to a vegan diet, often you’re met with derision. Personally, I think it’s because people feel threatened in some way. But whatever the reason for their reactions, at some point the people you are talking with will express concern that you [keep reading…]

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Petition to Oprah – Revisited

Saturday, April 19, 2008 Lane 13

Savia contacted us this morning and suggested a modification to our petition. Oprah’s not the kind of person who is going to ask her viewers to be vegan. However, it is possible she would do a show about the horrors of the way animals that are raised and slaughtered for [keep reading…]

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A Petition To Oprah — Treat Livestock Humanely

Friday, April 18, 2008 Lane 6

To Our Readers: Jane and I have spent a significant portion of the last two weeks putting together a petition to Oprah Winfrey. On April 4th, Oprah did a show in memory of her companion dog, Sophie, who passed away on March 10th. The show was inspired by a billboard [keep reading…]

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Lines In The Sand — Revisited

Saturday, April 12, 2008 Lane 11

A few weeks ago I wrote about drawing a line in the sand, and how we define what we’re willing to eat. It’s easy for us to say that we’ll eschew animal products as food. The choice between eating a sentient creature that has almost assuredly been brutalized, or eating [keep reading…]

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Honey Used For The Treatment of Wounds

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Lane 8

As I mentioned in my post on Agave Nectar the other day, Jane and I allow the use of honey in our definition of what it means to be vegan. Many vegans, however, are not opposed to using insect products, because they do not believe insects are conscious of pain. [keep reading…]

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Agave Nectar – A Vegan Sweetener Panacea?

Saturday, March 22, 2008 Lane 23

Jane and I are trying to be good vegans. We carefully read labels at the grocery store and avoid all known animal products. We surf the net, read other vegan blogs, and often visit the sites we’ve chosen to link to as our Vegan Resources. Occasionally, we find something is [keep reading…]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Improved With A Vegan Diet

Monday, March 17, 2008 Lane 1

It looks like a gluten-free vegan diet can help sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis. A study was conducted by Johan Frostegard of the Rheumatology Unit at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, in which it was found that …a gluten-free vegan diet was shown to lower cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and [keep reading…]

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Skim Milk / Lo-Fat Milk Linked to Prostate Cancer

Friday, March 7, 2008 Lane 6

Another reason to go vegan: Non-fat/lo-fat milk consumption has been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Two separate studies showed a correlation between non-fat or low-fat milk consumption and the risk of prostate malignancies. The most recent study, conducted by Dr. Yikyung Park, of the National Cancer Institute, [keep reading…]

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Vegan Nutrition — How To Be A Healthy Vegan

Thursday, February 21, 2008 Lane 14

In my post yesterday, Does Your Doctor Have All The Nutritional Facts, I talked about how I didn’t get much help from my doctor when I was changing over to a vegan diet. Although I think my physician is an excellent physician in every other area, I was frustrated by [keep reading…]

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Does Your Doctor Have All The Nutritional Facts?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Lane 6

Let me start by saying that we love our doctor. Jane and I have been going to him for the last five years or more and he is excellent. Unlike most other doctors who seem to be working on a conveyor belt mentality, our doctor epitomizes compassion. He’s respectful of [keep reading…]

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Vegan Nutrition

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Lane 3

There are plenty of websites claiming that vegans are healthier than non-vegans. But simply eschewing animal products doesn’t guarantee optimal health. I heard someone comment today that it is almost impossible to find a fat vegan. But I think that might be changing. In the past, being vegan meant you [keep reading…]

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Eat Well and the Protein Will Follow

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Lane 6

Because we’re still relatively “new” to this vegan thing, we are constantly reading nutritional advice from people / places we feel are credible. I was leafing through Andrew Weil’s new book, The Healthy Kitchen, and read this interesting tidbit: More and more enlightened dietitians recommend that people move toward “plant-based” [keep reading…]

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Combat the Obesity Epidemic — Go Vegan

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Lane 2

For the last few years, it seems that “the obesity epidemic” has been one of those hot topic issues. You read about it everywhere and hear about it on the news with some regularity. And now that it’s January again, it seems like you hear something new every day. I [keep reading…]

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4 Months

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Lane 3

Today is our 4 month anniversary – we started following a vegan diet on 7/7/7 (a most auspicious date). Today was also the day of my annual check up. Jane and I have been eagerly awaiting today as a day of validation. We have been operating under the assumption that [keep reading…]

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Vegan Nutrition

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Lane 0

Next week I go to the doctor for my annual physical. I had my blood drawn yesterday. Jane and I are very curious what my blood-work will reveal. I don’t have any real health issues, but over the past years my cholesterol and blood pressure have crept up a bit; [keep reading…]

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Who Says the Brits Can’t Cook

Sunday, October 28, 2007 Lane 1

First off, let me apologize to anyone I may have offended with that statement, but when I was growing up in New York it was common “knowledge” that British Cuisine was an oxymoron. Bangers and Mash, Salisbury steak, Toad-in-the-Hole, Steak and Kidney Pie; none of these are particularly appealing to [keep reading…]

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Comment

Friday, October 12, 2007 Lane 6

I received an email comment on the blog yesterday : I HATE to break it to you but I have been vegan for a while now and I am still 100 pounds overweight. Oh well, at least I don’t eat innocent animals–J The only reply I can make is that [keep reading…]

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3 Months In

Sunday, October 7, 2007 Lane 0

Today is our 3-month Vegan Anniversary. We started this journey on 07/07/07. It’s been an interesting journey. To date, I’ve lost 15 pounds without any other attempts at losing weight. That’s right – no exercise. Jane’s lost 5 pounds. That’s really exciting. We’re not thinking about what we’re putting in [keep reading…]

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8 Things to Eat Every Day

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Lane 11

I was driving to work the other morning, listening to sports talk radio, and I heard the hosts talking about, of all things, nutrition. They were talking about 8 things that you should eat every day to be healthy. Sounds good. And, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m like a household [keep reading…]

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