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Not as Hard as You Think: Veganism is My ‘Easy Button’ for Healthy Eating

June 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

'I just could never do it!' my friend said. 'Just, gosh, the constant vigilance -- I could never be vegan, it'd be way too hard for me!' Then she told me all about the new Weight Watcher's plan she's on now, since the gluten-free diet failed to perform as promised. Points, lists, calories, meetings, portion measurements -- all designed to counteract the chronic obesity spiking her risks for diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease, and early mortality resulting from standard American food habits. As I listened, I had the feeling I always have in conversations like this: seriously?! Veganism is just SO MUCH EASIER than all'a that!


Insurance Giant to Doctors: Recommend Plant-Based Diet!

August 24th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

In a startlingly reasonable development, health insurance monolith Kaiser Permanente urges physicians to make use of the abundant existing evidence regarding diet and disease prevention. Kaiser now encourages its 15,000 affiliated doctors to recommend a plant-based to all patients, "especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.”


Southern-Fried Stroke Risk with Denial Gravy (Quick, Spit It Out!)

February 15th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

A newly published study finds the strongest connection to date between stroke incidence and diet. As we see over and over in food and agriculture studies, researchers scramble to avoid potentially controversial recommendations despite empirical findings


A Drink A Day May Reduce Strokes

March 14th, 2012 | by Jennifer Kaplan

A new study joins the growing body of research that concludes light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of stroke


Diet Soda Causes Strokes! Or Not

February 17th, 2011 | by Heather Carr

A press release last week indicated that diet soda drinkers had a 61% higher risk of stroke than people who didn't drink soda (regular or diet) at all. Is that really likely


The Salt Struggle

June 7th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

As more and more evidence that salt has ill effects on our bodies emerges, processed food companies are fighting harder than ever to keep their recipes intact



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