Think vegan burgers are a healthy alternative? Some have TEN TIMES more saturated fat
The shock discovery undermines the purported benefits of a plant-based diet and  runs contrary to advice from NHS England, which urges people to avoid the cholesterol-raising macronutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New evidence shows that walnuts optimize the gut microbiome to suppress colon cancer cell growth
(Natural News) Walnuts (Juglans regia) are popular among vegans because these nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, walnuts are full of nutrients that can help boost brain and cardiovascular health. But according to a study, walnuts can also help optimize the gut microbiome “to suppress colon cancer cell growth.” To date, colon cancer is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Following a plant-based or vegan diet can reduce risk factors of Type 2 diabetes, research indicates
(Natural News) Plant-based and vegan diets are becoming more and more popular due to their many health benefits. A study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care found that these types of diets are especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes. The review also suggests that diabetics who switch to plant-based or vegan... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wagamama launches its first ever full English VEGAN breakfast
Wagamama has launched its first ever full English vegan breakfast to meet growing consumer demand. The dish includes two rashers of maple seitan 'bacon' and beetroot and seitan sausages. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Following a vegan lifestyle benefits diabetic people who want to improve both their health and mood
(Natural News) Vegan and vegetarian diets have been making the rounds in the mainstream food industry. A review suggests that people with diabetes may benefit from adhering to a vegan or vegetarian diet. The review, published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, reports that following a plant-based diet may help improve both their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can a vegan diet improve your health?
A new study adds to the evidence suggesting that plant-based foods can boost your health. Vegan meals, the researchers say, help promote good gut hormones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

When farmers go vegan: the science behind changing your mind
A farmer recently took his lambs to a sanctuary instead of the slaughter – and these sudden turnarounds are not uncommonA farmer was recently on the road to the abattoir when he changed direction anddrove his trailer full of lambs 200 miles to an animal sanctuary instead. Sivalingam Vasanthakumar, 60, from Devon, now plans to grow vegetables.Vasanthakumar is not the only farmer to perform this kind of reversal. In 2017, Jay Wilde, of Bradley Nook farm in Derbyshire, took his cattle to a sanctuary and decided to become a vegan farmer (the film telling this story, 73 Cows,has been nominated for a Bafta). In the US, the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Paula Cocozza Tags: Farm animals Veganism Farming Environment Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

Vegan diets could help you lose weight
A study of 60 men by the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague found they all produced higher levels of 'good hormones' after eating a tofu burger over a meat and cheese patty. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study shows how vegans, vegetarians and omnivores feel about eating insects
(University of Eastern Finland) Many non-vegan vegetarians and omnivores are open to including insects in their diet. For vegans, however, that is not an option, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Researchers examined consumers' intentions to consume foods of insect origin among vegans, non-vegan vegetarians and omnivores. They examined the attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control and food neophobia toward the consumption of foods of insect origin, as well as the conditions for eating insect-based foods among these dietary groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vegan diets boost gut hormone that helps weight loss, study says
A vegan diet can help reduce blood sugar and body weight, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan diets are best for gut hormones and satiety, according to new study
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) A study published in the journal Nutrients finds that a vegan diet helps to promote beneficial gut hormones that are responsible for regulating blood sugar, satiety, and weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drinks packed with sugar leave vegans feeling bitter
TRENDY coffee chains were accused of fuelling obesity and tooth decay last night after it was revealed some vegan-friendly drinks contain up to 14 teaspoons of sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Michael Mosley: Sorry vegans, I won't give up my juicy steak any time soon
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Not only is meat a good source of protein that is easily absorbed by the body, but it is abundant in important micronutrients too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you should go flexi-vegan, study says
Just a moderate shift away from red meat, diary and high calorie foods all goes to helping save the planet and our health, scientists at Tulane University said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYC's Healthiest Neighborhoods Are Some Of Its Most Expensive
New Yorkers who crave wellness are willing to shell out extra bucks to live near an organic vegan restaurant and a high-end fitness club, experts say. A new report reveals the healthiest neighborhoods in the five boroughs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Heather Senison, Contributor Source Type: news

New York City's Healthiest Neighborhoods Are Some Of Its Most Expensive
New Yorkers who crave wellness are willing to shell out extra bucks to live near an organic vegan restaurant and a high-end fitness club, experts say. A new report reveals the healthiest neighborhoods in the five boroughs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Heather Senison, Contributor Source Type: news

Strangers in the Land: A Congolese Murder Case
A man walks down the street. It's a street in a strange world. Maybe it's the Third World. Maybe it's his first time around. He doesn't speak the language. He holds no currency. He is a foreign man. He is surrounded by the sound. The sound! Cattle in the marketplace, scatterlings and orphanages. He looks around, around.By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 21 2019 (IPS)I thought about this song by Paul Simon while I in 2011 spent a few weeks in Kinshasa. I was a foreign man in a strange world, surrounded by sights and sounds, completely dependent on my new-found Congolese friends. When our taxi got stuck in a traffic jam and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

6 High-Protein Foods That Are Healthier Than Beef
Americans are obsessed with protein. It’s touted as the cornerstone of any healthy diet, since it helps people feel full and builds muscle. But most Americans eat too much protein every day, according to federal estimates—and they’re going especially overboard with animal proteins, namely red meat. It’s becoming clear how big a problem excessive red-meat consumption can be for health. Research has found associations between diets heavy in red and processed meats and many chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Red meat comes with high amounts of saturated fat, and proc...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Less Beef and More Beans. Report Recommends a New Diet for Planetary Health
(NEW YORK) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that’s about as much red meat people should eat to do what’s best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world’s diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods should be about a serving a day, or less. The report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts recommends a plant-based diet, based on previously published studies that have linked red meat to increased risk of health problems. It also comes amid recent studies of how eating habits aff...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Candice Choi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition onetime overnight Source Type: news

The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A bit of meat, a lot of veg - the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chris Pratt Is Doing the Daniel Fast Diet. But Is It Healthy?
The Daniel Fast has been around a long time — since the Old Testament, in fact. But actor Chris Pratt gave it new popularity recently by posting an Instagram story about adopting it as his latest diet. Pratt described the plan as “21 days of prayer and fasting.” But what does the Daniel Fast actually entail — and is it healthy? Here’s what you need to know. What is the Daniel Fast? The Daniel Fast is a religiously rooted, short-term eating plan drawn from the Book of Daniel, which appears in the Old Testament. In the story, Daniel decides to avoid the rich, indulgent foods that surround him an...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Assessing the long-term health of vegetarians and vegans and their risk of certain conditions and diseases
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Oxford revealed that becoming a vegetarian or vegan has significant long-term health benefits. This finding, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, was based on the results of western studies involving a high portion of vegetarian participants. Vegetarians are people who follow a diet devoid of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan diets for athletes: Cutting out meat 'boosts heart health, endurance and recovery'
The high intake of vitamins and minerals keeps inflammation low, experts led by George Washington University School of Medicine said in a review of current evidence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New year, no meat: More Canadians are embracing 'Veganuary'
The number of Canadians game to try a 30-day vegan challenge seems to be up this year, reflecting what some say is a larger shift in awareness around plant-based eating. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Meat free food is suddenly all the rage but are vegan sausage rolls REALLY any healthier
Record  numbers of Britons have signed up to Veganuary – a month of shunning meat, fish, dairy and eggs in favour of a so-called plant-based diet, boosted by celebrities such as Jamie Oliver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Very Vegan New Year: Increasing Numbers Sign Up for Meat-Free Resolution A Very Vegan New Year: Increasing Numbers Sign Up for Meat-Free Resolution
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How to get to sleep: The one drink you need before bed to help you get your forty winks
HOW TO get to sleep: Struggling to sleep at night? It may be time to jump on the ethical trend that is sweeping the nation and embrace the vegan way of life. As a part of this diet, a certain drink before you go to bed can ensure you get a peaceful night ’s sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for vegans: Six vitamins and minerals you need if you’re doing Veganuary
BEST supplements for vegans: Veganuary is in full swing with the campaign aiming to help people eat healthier while thinking about animal welfare. But eating a plant-based diet can make it tricky to get essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Here are six you need to make sure you get while following this kind of diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: A Very Vegan New Year - Increasing Numbers Sign Up for Meat-Free Resolution
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A record 170,000 people across 14 countries have signed up for Veganuary, in which people pledge to go vegan to January (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vegan now ONLY eats meat after she nearly died of a flesh-eating bug
Sylwia Tabor, 32, of Sacramento, California, was away with friends in Michigan in 2017 when she noticed a pimple on her groin, which later grew to the size of her hand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Named Best Overall For 2019
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If you’re a fan of the Mediterranean diet, get ready to do a victory dance. For the first time, the Mediterranean diet has won the gold as 2019’s best overall diet in rankings announced Wednesday by US News and World Report. The analysis of 41 eating plans also gave the Mediterranean diet the top spot in several subcategories: best diet for healthy eating, best plant-based diet, best diet for diabetes and easiest diet to follow. The high accolades are not surprising, as numerous studies found the diet can reduce the risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, de...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News best diets CNN Source Type: news

University of Waterloo looking to put more vegan and vegetarian options on the menu
Students at the University of Waterloo will soon be able to load up their plates with more vegan and vegetarian foods. Campus chefs are taking part in plant-based culinary training to learn how to prepare recipes that are meat, egg and dairy-free. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

A healthy diet for chickens found to have less environmental impact than using traditional feed
(Natural News) Organic food has been touted as being good for the body and the environment. One ecological economist has done the legwork and found this to be true. For chickens, at least. Nathan Pelletier, a sustainability consultant affiliated with the University of British Columbia, put forth a new study claiming that chickens given vegan... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Best for Diabetes? Are Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Best for Diabetes?
Should a vegetarian or vegan diet be recommended on a first-line basis for patients with diabetes? Dr Boris Hansel shares his thoughts.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

A good substitute for eggs and egg whites may be found in something you normally discard
(Natural News) Health-conscious foodies, especially those who love to bake, are always looking for healthier substitutes to eggs and egg whites. However, it looks like the search for a vegan-friendly egg substitute may finally be over thanks to something called aquafaba. Aquafaba: The vegan-friendly and gluten-free egg substitute Aquafaba, named after the Latin words for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Ellie Cannon: Will baby thrive on vegan diet or will it stunt her growth?
My sister recently gave birth and has decided to feed her baby daughter a vegan diet. I read a report from a doctor who said that this could stunt her growth. Should I be worried? Dr Ellie answers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The telltale signs of iron deficiency
(Natural News) These days, more people are going for vegan and plant-based diets and although these have their fair share of advantages, they are also causing people to become deficient in essential nutrients. Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional disorder. According to the World Health Organization, it affects more than 30 percent of the world’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here are some of the best vegan-friendly protein sources
(Natural News) Following a vegetarian or (the stricter) vegan lifestyle is rewarding, but it also comes with some challenges. Foregoing meat means you lose out on a major source of protein, but the list below includes other Paleo meat-free sources of this crucial nutrient. The Paleo diet and protein The Paleo diet mimics the diet of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holiday dessert options that won't totally submarine your diet
Gingerbread, candy cane, pumpkin spice, eggnog; the flavors of the holiday season are everywhere. But gone are the days when, if you were on a specific nutrition plan, you had to sacrifice the enjoyment of festive flavors. Today — from vegan tarts to Paleo-friendly brownies — if you want to indulge... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Holiday Meals and Food Allergies/Special Diets
Are you planning your holiday menus for when your friends and families are gathering during the holiday season?  It can be fun to plan what foods and beverages to serve until Cousin Bill states he is no longer eating gluten, your best friend is lactose intolerant, your boss is vegan, Grandma is diabetic, and your nephew announces he is bringing his roommate who has specific religious dietary restrictions. Suddenly menu planning becomes a challenge that seem insurmountable. Providing a fun festive gathering includes being a hospitable one as well. Letting your guests know they are welcome and that you are considerate ...
Source: Dragonfly - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health dietary restrictions diets food allergies Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans
Iron is an essential nutrient. Many plant-based foods contain iron, including lentils, beans, tofu, and blackstrap molasses. Learn about these and other iron-rich vegetarian foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Vegans can improve their omega-3 levels by taking non-animal forms of DHA
(Natural News) Vegan and vegetarian diets are known for being free from any animal products – which can be a double-edged sword. In particular, certain nutrients such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are difficult to obtain, as fish is one of the primary sources of this fatty acid. A systematic review of literature in the Journal of Nutrition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your meals are speeding up climate change, but there's a way to eat sustainably
Scientists say there are lots of simple things you can do to eat more sustainably — without going vegan, or even giving up the foods you enjoy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best substitutes for heavy cream?
People use heavy cream to add thickness and creaminess to dishes or to create whipped cream for desserts. Here, we look at the best substitutes for heavy cream, including dairy, vegan, healthful, and savory options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The 10 Smartest Sustainable Products of 2018
As eco-conscious consumers increasingly look for products that can help them reduce their carbon footprint and deal with other environmental hazards, inventors and manufacturers are responding in kind. Here’s a look at some of the smartest sustainable products of the year, from greener shoes to smarter thermostats. (Of course, some would say the most sustainable approach would be to use or reuse the products you already have.) AllBirds SweetFoam The global footwear industry has a big carbon footprint, as companies burn energy manufacturing and transporting their product and use petroleum to make components like rubb...
Source: TIME: Science - November 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized End Investor Environment onetime Source Type: news

'Bleeding' plant-based burger hits growing UK vegan market
It sold out in the US, and now the delayed launch of a "bleeding" vegan burger is causing huge excitement among UK vegetarians and vegans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stage 4 no more: Going vegan and stopping chemo resulted in one man becoming cancer-free
(Natural News) Health is defined by our daily activities and the food we eat. It’s a well-known fact that eating too much sugary foods and junk foods results in obesity, as well as chronic illnesses such as heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Now one man from Las Vegas managed to defeat a terminal disease, without the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dear vegans: your "vegan" cheese is made with DAIRY protein – Watch at Brighteon.com
(Natural News) Marketing is one of the keys to maintaining consumer demand. But sometimes marketers go a wee-bit overboard, stretching the truth about whatever good and service they’re trying to sell in order to maximize profits. In a recent video update, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, discussed this very thing as it pertains to so-called... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CCGs failing to offer access to ‘flash’ glucose monitoring devices
Only about 3-5% of patients with type 1 diabetes in England have access to FreeStyle Libre on the NHS Related items fromOnMedica Glucose monitoring tech to be available on prescription across UK Preventing type 2 diabetes Planned intermittent fasting may help treat type 2 diabetes 500 people die each week from avoidable complications of diabetes Vegan diet linked to better diabetes control and wellbeing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news