Author name: Amy Bell

Amy is a vegan, working mother of one with a degree in Nutrition Education. She has had a longtime interest in natural health, animal rights, human rights, and environmental issues. She shares her Midwestern home with her husband and son, as well as with what many would consider to be a lot of pets.

Tips for Eating to Reduce Inflammation

Studies have shown that many illnesses (including several types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease) are largely influenced by chronic inflammation in the body. Prolonged inflammation causes the immune system to become off balance, and can result in damage to healthy tissue. Poor diet is a main contributor to chronic inflammation, but several lifestyle …

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The Great American Meatout – Change Your Diet, Change the World!

Meatout (now in its 25th year) has become the world’s largest and oldest annual grassroots diet education campaign. Every year on the first day of spring, thousands of supporters in the United States and several other countries participate and encourage others to go meatless for a day (or a lifetime), and discover a more compassionate …

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This is Why You’re Fat (Possibly the Most Disturbing Website Ever?)

Ok now, we all know the dangers of eating fried foods and food loaded with trans fats, sugar, and other unhealthy ingredients.Β  Right? Well apparently there are still plenty of people out there who either don’t know…or don’t care. When I first saw this website I was shocked by the foods on it, it’s a …

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Companies Vow to Reject Sugar from Genetically Modified Beets

After writing my post earlier this month about genetically engineered ingredients and animal cloning, I was given the opportunity to speak with Lisa Bunin, Campaign Coordinator with the Center for Food Safety. We spoke about some exciting new developments in the fight against genetically modified beet sugar. On February 12, 2009 several food safety, environmental, …

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Leading Hospital System Takes Stand Against Animal Cloning and GE Ingredients

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is a San Francisco, CA based system of 41 hospitals and medical centers in California, Nevada, and Arizona. This national leading Catholic hospital system is now leading the nation in more ways than one. CHW has made the decision to use food suppliers who have agreed to seek out alternatives to …

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