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  • Vegetarians in new study report poorer health than meat eaters
    Study shows vegetarians report poorer health and life quality than meat eaters
    Research published yesterday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found that vegetarians report poorer physical and mental health, higher use of medical care and lower quality of life than those who eat meat.The study analyzed data from face-to-face...
  • Laura Marano introduces Meatless Mondays to schools
    Laura Marano introduces Meatless Mondays to the school district
    Bubbly actress Laura Marano, of Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally" show helped introduce the Meatless Mondays idea to students at Walter Reed Middle School and all of the Los Angeles Unified School District on Feb. 3.The students...
  • Local Concho, Arizona farmer brings food and recipes to the Quonset hut builders
    Local Concho, Arizona farmer brings food and recipes to the Quonset hut builders
    I didn’t want to jump ahead to where we are today in the building of our lives and the 4,000 square foot Quonset home or as my husband Bill calls it, The Maxwell Hanger,” but I absolutely want to show pictures of some of the benefits...
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    Do you have to be vegetarian to be spiritual?
    For many years people have advocated specific diets to enhance spirituality. For the Israelites, the Bible outlawed pork and many predatory animals, birds, and fish. Others recommend balancing yin and yang. Some avoid meat and meat by-products...
  • Eating red meat increases risk of Type 2 diabetes
    Eating red meat increases risk of Type 2 diabetes
    Eating more red meat over time increases the risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine.Red meat consumption has been previously and consistently related to an increased risk of T2DM. However...
  • Patti Radakovich, a.k.a. VeggiePatti, presents a 'Gluten-Free Extravaganza' in Wyandotte on May 19.
    Gluten-free Extravaganza on May 19 in Wyandotte
    The largest gluten-free event in southeast Michigan will take place Downriver on Sunday, May 19 from 12-5 p.m. at the Downriver Italian-American Hall at 646 Biddle in Wyandotte. According to a press release, Downriver resident Patti Radakovich,...
  • There is a link between eating disorders and vegetarianism, but one does not necessarily cause the other.
    Going vegetarian for the wrong reasons
    There are many individuals who choose to become vegetarians emanating from concerns about animal rights to environmental sustainability or health-related reasons. However, a subset of vegetarians may in fact be using this lifestyle in order to...
  • Carnism
    Carnism is confusing
    In an interview with ARZone, Dr. Melanie Joy discussed her theory on "carnism," which she defines as an invisible ideology of "meat"-eating. One of the hosts asks Dr. Joy why she rejects the more logical concept of speciesism....
  • Is the foie gras controversy faux? I visited Hudson Valley Foie Gras
    Is the foie gras controversy faux? I visited Hudson Valley Foie Gras (Video)
    You don't have to be a VIP to visit Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Just call them -- they'll even give you directions. The neat part of Hudson Valley Foie Gras is that anybody (well, except for a couple of people they had legal wranglings with)...
  • Vegetarianism
    October 1 is World Vegetarian Day
    October 1 is World Vegetarian Day.October 1 is not a national day. It is a world day.What is World Vegetarian Day?This day was organized by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) to promote awareness about the proven benefits of...
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    Thousand-dollar reward offered in honor of World Vegetarian Day
    Most people have heard by now of the health, environmental and humane reasons to stop eating meat. But the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) is offering one more compelling reason: the chance to win $1,000.Since starting World Vegetarian...
  • "Ask Dr. Nandi" is a nationally-syndicated talk show focusing on health issues.
    'Ask Dr. Nandi' features health benefits of vegan diet
    Today's episode of “Ask Dr. Nandi” was dedicated to the health benefits of a vegan diet. “Ask Dr. Nandi” is a nationally syndicated television show filmed at the Detroit Public Television studios in Wixom. Host Dr....
  • Human carnivores in an age of vegetarianism
    Human carnivores in an age of vegetarianism
    Animal + bell = feastPavlov's triumph over conscience requires an answer to the question of who's ringing the bell? Why is it so easy to kill unnecessarily and without regard for the sentient life being...
  • Heart Hands
    Ahimsa in 7 Days: A Practical Guide
    Ahimsa, meaning non-violence or the avoidance of violence, is the ultimate form of peace. It is essentially the practice of peace itself. Sound easy? Not quite!In the book, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga, Paramahansa Yogananda refers to the...
  • The Choice
    Three reasons to go vegetarian for your health
    In the midst of National Women's Health Week, many women have a growing concern to become more healthy. Many feel the urge to change bad eating habits and work on incorporating nutritious foods in their diet. Vegetarianism, for some, can be...