Category: Health

Vegan Food is Going Global – And You’ll be Surprised How Many Meat-Eaters are Digging In

For many people, veganism has brought to mind mythical visions of barefooted forest-dwellers and cartoon princesses followed by tribes of deer, birds and other woodland creatures. It has a reputation for being an incredibly difficult way of life adopted by only the most extreme dieters. Well, times are changing. Vanishing are the days of dreaded questions like, “Where do you get your protein?” and, “How do you live without cheese?” as vegan meats, cheeses, yogurts, milks and eggs are popping up all over the world. In the United States alone, veganism has skyrocketed to over 600% in the past...

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Finally! Pizza Hut in the UK to Offer Vegan Cheese

Everybody loves pizza. With origins in Italy, the food’s been around for centuries. Now, it’s a popular choice for people across the globe. Although there are countless pizzerias, only one is the largest pizza chain in the world: Pizza Hut. This pizza empire was created in 1958 by two brothers, and now, almost 60 years and over 16,000 locations in over 100 countries later, the company has finally decided to explore a plant-based option for dairy. As the “pizza company that lives life unboxed,” Pizza Hut has opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for junk-food loving vegans...

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Book: How One Man is Changing the Way the World Sees Farm Animals

Nathan Runkle was just 17 when he performed his first open rescue — a risky endeavor involving sneaking into a farm or other animal facility to document the horrendous conditions inside, rescuing some of the suffering animals along the way. A bold move from someone who had grown up in a farming family, though Nathan had turned vegan years earlier and had already founded his own animal rights organization, Mercy for Animals. In his newly released book, Mercy For Animals: One Man’s Quest to Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals, Nathan reveals the journey from his...

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Yemen is Dying While the World Watches

Yemen is being destroyed by a man-made humanitarian crisis. Already the poorest country in the Middle East, over 80 percent of its population is in need of basic assistance due to armed conflict and a skyrocketing cholera epidemic sweeping over large war-torn regions of the country. The cholera outbreak has spread to an estimated half a million people, or around five thousand per day, half of them children.  It has claimed the lives of about 2,000 people since April. “This is the world’s worst cholera outbreak in the midst of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. In the last 3...

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Food Pharmacies are Eliminating the Need for Many Prescriptions

Americans are popping lots of pills. Nearly seven out of 10 Americans take prescription drugs for our health. However, nutritionists have proven that consuming proper foods prevents many of the diseases that we treat with prescriptions. Consumers simply need to read ingredient labels to avoid excessive sugar, high sodium, artificial coloring and artificial ingredients. The World Health Organization reports that Type 2 Diabetes can cause heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and infections. Smoking and eating unhealthy foods can cause cancers of the esophagus, colorectal, breast, endometrium and kidney. Making bad food choices can also result in osteoporosis and bone fractures, as...

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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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