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Bob Harper Goes Vegan

Bob Harper, longtime vegetarian and celebrity trainer of Biggest Loser fame, recently announced his choice to cut all animal products out of his diet.  See write-up from Action for Animals Austin. “I enjoy living a plant-based diet because it makes me feel clear headed and strong, not to mention my genetically high cholesterol dropped more [&hellip

Introducing Doug Mercer, East Hampton's "Patron of Plants"

Check out the article in Edible East End on Doug Mercer and the fantastic Wellness Foundation he created to support his community in becoming healthy through a plant strong diet. Mercer collaborates with local schools and organizations, brings in speakers including Dr Joel Furhman, T. Colin Campbell, Chris Crowley, and Rip’s father, Caldwell B. Esselstyn. [&hellip

Details Magazine Skips Over Science in "Diet Wars" Article

“In the end, there’s no clear-cut evidence to suggest that vegetarians live longer than meat eaters or that Paleos are more hearty than hegans, but that doesn’t stop the evangelists from championing their diet discoveries.”  Kayleen Schaefer, Details Magazine Read More Losing weight with a low-carb diet heavy in animal products may work, but it [&hellip

The Hard Sell on Salt

Salt ponds in San Francisco Bay help satisfy Americans’ appetite for salt. By some estimates, deep cuts in salt use could save thousands of lives a year. With salt under attack for its ill effects on the nation’s health, the food giant Cargill kicked off a campaign last November to spread its own message.  “Salt [&hellip

Eat to Prevent Cancer

Great TED talk: How to Eat to Prevent Cancer “William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own [&hellip

Rethinking Meat as Best Option for Protein

Chris Elam, Huffington Post: “Wow, the numbers are startling. Americans consume an astonishing amount of protein. USDA statistics reveal that U.S. men eat as much as 190% of their recommended daily protein allowance, while women eat as much as 160%, the great majority of which comes from saturated-fat heavy meat and meat products.” Read the [&hellip

Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler

A SEA change in the consumption of a resource that Americans take for granted may be in store — something cheap, plentiful, widely enjoyed and a part of daily life. And it isn’t oil.  It’s meat

Diet and Exercise to the Extremes

Scott Jurek says he can break the American record, 162 miles, held by Mark Godale, at the 24-Hour Run world championship in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, held on Thursday and Friday. It is a grueling race to determine how many miles runners can complete on a 1.4-kilometer road loop (about nine-tenths of a mile) in a 24-hour [&hellip

Nutrition: Study Finds Eating Nuts Helps Cholesterol

Eating about two and a half airplane snacks’ worth of nuts every day helps lower total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol, and improves the ratio of total cholesterol to “good” HDL cholesterol, a study reports