Category: Health

Canada’s New Plant-Focused Diet Guide Champions Health And The Environment

Plant-based diets are no longer just for animals lovers and health enthusiasts. Saving Earth from methane and other emissions that play a huge role in global warming requires an increase in vegetarian or vegan eating and a reduction of meat and dairy consumption. Unfortunately, many countries are politically and economically influenced by the meat industry. The $95-billion-a-year beef industry in the United States is very powerful, according to the USDA. The American Meat Institute and the National Cattlemen’s Association lobbyists in Washington dissuade the government from recommending plant-based diets despite scientific evidence linking meat consumption to global warming and illnesses like...

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This Doctor Prescribes A Plant-Based Diet to Fight Heart Disease

The benefits of a plant-based diet are comprehensive and go beyond easing our impact on the environment and reducing animal suffering. Emerging evidence demonstrates that a vegan lifestyle could change your health for the better. Dr. Baxter Montgomery has been saving lives for over 10 years as a cardiologist at the Montgomery Heart and Wellness Center in Houston, Texas. His medicine? Plants. In a short documentary recently released by Mercy For Animals, above, Montgomery describes the condition of a patient who first came to see him at age 89. “At that time she was taking about 22 medications, including...

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These Amazing Caterpillars Actually Eat Your Plastic Garbage

They range in color and size; some are hairy, others smooth. And with more than 20,000 variations of species and counting, it’s safe to say, these multi-legged herbivores are not leaving anytime soon. Caterpillars, also known by the scientific name larva, are more than just crop-eating invaders that can transform into flying insects. In fact, they could be the solution to conservationists’ concerns of plastic waste polluting bodies of water and the environment. Just ask the researchers at Cambridge University. Scientist Federica Bertocchini discovered this phenomenon after removing caterpillars that fed on beeswax and placing them in a plastic bag....

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Right Now, Climate Change is Affecting Your Health

Extreme temperatures, catastrophic weather events, and deadly droughts are a just few things that can occur when climate change pervades a geographical area. Ecosystems are affected, and human life is exposed to the aftermath. Gradual effects are associated with climate change. But these changes are closer than you think and are happening now in your state as you read this article. And as a result, coastlines are affected and your body is exposed to health risks. The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (MSCCH), reported which parts of the United States are currently affected by specific climate change...

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L’Oreal is Growing Human Skin in Labs to Stop Animal Testing

L’Oreal is now manufacturing human skin that renders testing cosmetics on animal skin completely unnecessary. Their EpiSkin provides a tangible way to test products without torturing animals. This is good news for people, too — synthetically engineered human skin tests are more reliable than those performed on other species. In animal cosmetics tests, innocent rabbits, dogs, monkeys and other animals are imprisoned in laboratories where they are exposed to high doses of toxic chemicals. Scientists can do anything they want to their victims without so much as administering painkillers. This skin-growing technology will spare animals the agony of at least some...

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These 10 Protein-Packed Foods are Completely Vegan

If you’re following a plant-based diet or even just thinking about going vegan, you’ve probably been asked (several times), “So… how do you get enough protein?” If you’re just starting a vegan lifestyle, you may be wondering the same thing. As any seasoned vegan can attest to, however, getting enough protein isn’t as hard as it might seem, and it isn’t expensive either. Tons of foods are protein-packed and completely vegan. 1. Beans For those who are new to plant-based eating, beans may be the easiest starting point. They are a common food staple, and most people already include them in their...

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Why Are So Many Immigrants Dying in American Detention Centers?

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) just issued a horrifying report on the absence of health care provided to immigrants in United States detention centers. Revealing evidence from 2012 to 2015 that immigrants in detention centers were victims of dehumanizing healthcare, often resulting in premature and needless death, the report points to the “systemic indifference” causing the negligence. “The sheer number and consistency of cases involving inadequate medical care point to a crisis that warrants immediate action…The medical experts’ analyses confirm what we have been hearing from detained immigrants for years. It’s past time to put...

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 Mott’s is Being Sued for Toxic Pesticides in their ‘Natural’ Applesauce

To push for greater safety and clarity for consumers, a national environmental health organization is now suing Mott’s for false and misleading labeling of their products. Mott’s tags a number of its applesauce products with “All Natural Ingredients” and “Natural” labels. However, residue from the pesticide acetamiprid has been found in their sauce — and acetamiprid is not natural. It is a neonicotinoid insecticide that has been linked to harming the development of unborn babies and children’s brains. Neonics have also been singled out as contributing to the alarming  decline in the honeybee population. According to Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides, “People are looking for food products that are healthy for...

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