Diabetes prevention: Following a 16-week vegan diet boosts gut microbes linked to body weight and blood sugar management
(Natural News) Scientists have known for a while now that eating more plants and cutting back on meat can ward off diabetes or help in the management of the disease. But recent research offers new information on the possible mechanisms behind such a diet’s beneficial effects on diabetes: the proliferation of gut bacteria. In a major breakthrough, scientists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Symptoms That Last Months. Nobody Knows Exactly How to Treat Them
Kayla Brim laughed when she learned it could take 10 days to get her COVID-19 test results back. “I thought, ‘Okay, well, within 10 days I should be fine,’” she remembers. That was on July 2. More than a month later, Brim is still far from fine. Prior to the pandemic, the 28-year-old from Caldwell, Idaho, juggled homeschooling her two kids with her work as a makeup artist—she was supposed to open her own salon in July. Now, she suffers daily from shortness of breath, exhaustion, excruciating headaches, brain fog, neuropathy, high blood pressure and loss of taste and smell. She feels like &ldqu...
Source: TIME: Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Beans, mushrooms and more: Vegan sources of protein and vitamins B12 and D
(Natural News) Vegans and vegetarians don’t get enough protein – or so people think. In a recent article published online, internal medicine specialist Milton Mills blasted claims from dietitians that ditching meat means missing out on protein, an essential macronutrient. Plant cells contain protein, Mills argued. In fact, plant-based foods like grains, legumes and nuts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Modern Sustainability Could Learn From a 200-Year-Old American Tradition
This article is excerpted from TIME: SUSTAINABILITY, available at retailers and on Amazon. In his book Walden, the American essayist Henry David Thoreau famously documented his attempts to live simply and “deliberately” on the edge of a lake in the woods of Massachusetts. While many today think of Thoreau’s memoir as a paean to a solitary existence, those who study and teach Thoreau say this is a misconception. “The message of Walden is not about withdrawing from society,” says Aaron Sachs, a professor of history at Cornell University who studies American culture and its engagement with natur...
Source: TIME: Science - July 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Vegan foods: Are bagels considered vegan?
(Natural News) Following the vegan diet means avoiding all animal by-products such as meat, dairy and eggs. But when it comes to bagels, how can vegans tell when a product is vegan or not? The terms vegan and vegetarian are sometimes interchanged, but these two diets are different. Vegetarian diets exclude meat, poultry, game, fish and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Raw Food, Homemade or Vegan Diets Good for Your Pet?
MONDAY, June 29, 2020 -- Loving pet parents only want the finest fare for their furry friends, but with a dizzying array of choices, it's hard to know which pet diet is best. Raw food is all the rage, but is it really better than commercial kibble... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Things I know to be true 1 – We are all walking miracles
Back when I was child I genuinely believed that when my mother kissed my knee to make it better, she did actually do that. And as I grew older although that belief faded away in the light of the obvious ‘fact’ of the medical model, it never truly disappeared. Time and again I would reflect on what it meant to be healthy and when my own health challenges began in my mid-teens, some part of me always knew that my mother’s kiss held meaning. I remember being 16 years old and just about to sit ‘O’ levels, as they were then. I had been having a period for what must have been weeks and I was tired a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health life miracle Source Type: news

Things I know to be true – We are all walking miracles
Back when I was child I genuinely believed that when my mother kissed my knee to make it better, she did actually do that. And as I grew older although that belief faded away in the light of the obvious ‘fact’ of the medical model, it never truly disappeared. Time and again I would reflect on what it meant to be healthy and when my own health challenges began in my mid-teens, some part of me always knew that my mother’s kiss held meaning. I remember being 16 years old and just about to sit ‘O’ levels, as they were then. I had been having a period for what must have been weeks and I was tired a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health life miracle Source Type: news

'It ’s psychologically easier': how anti-vaxxers capitalised on coronavirus fears to spread misinformation
While many believe a Covid-19 vaccine will be a ‘ticket out’, experts are concerned getting people to take it is the real challengeSign up for Guardian Australia ’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsWhen Susan had a baby daughter, she was not planning on having her vaccinated. It didn ’t seem abnormal to her – most of her mothers’ group didn’t vaccinate either.“I had friends who believed in natural healing, healthy food, being vegan, eating raw food. I just didn’t think that vaccines were necessary.”&...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tory Shepherd Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Health Infectious diseases Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

It's vegan comfort food. Really.
Have you ever felt a powerful feeling of relaxation wash over you as you took a bite of a fresh-baked cookie or your mother's biscuits and gravy? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Happens To Your Body And Brain When You Go Vegan Or Vegetarian
Interest in a plant-based diet is high due to coronavirus-related meat shortages, personal health, and more. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life, the universe and medicine – part 2
So, I have the two appointments I’ve been waiting for, and I’m still waiting to hear about the blood results – on that score, no news should be good news – in my head at least. I have a bronchoscopy on 4th July at 8.15am to take a look down my nose, throat and trachea into the larger brachia of the lungs. I fully expect to be told that I was wasting their time and to go away – nicely of course. The breast surgery team – which seems like quite an assumption to me – will see me on the 19th July; so much for the two weeks ‘urgent’ appointment. I found it fascinating though...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness Thought for the day my story Source Type: news

4 Plant-based sources of vegan cheese (Plus 2 recipes to try)
(Natural News) A vegan diet is good for your overall health, but it restricts what you can and can’t eat. If you’re craving cheese but want to stick to your diet, why not try vegan cheese? Plant-based vegan cheese Vegan cheese is a plant-based substitute for animal-based cheese, and it’s popular among people who want to go dairy-free... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plants against diabetes: Adopting a plant-based diet can slash your risk of developing metabolic diseases
(Natural News) Researchers have found that people who stick to plant-based diets, such as a vegetarian or a vegan diet, have a significantly lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Their study, which appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine, revealed that eating a plant-based diet is associated with a 23 percent lower risk, and that this risk is even lower for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Mexican restaurant is selling everything from vegan tacos to KN95 face masks
Need pandemic supplies? This Whittier taco shop probably has them. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patricia Esc árcega Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Want to help prevent the next pandemic? Go vegan
If human exploitation of animals for food is causing viruses to spill over into our species, we need to stop eating meat and other animal products. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan diet is no healthier if you continue to eat sugar-laden junk food, new study reveals
Vegans and vegetarians must avoid too many sweets, fruit juice and refined grains such as white bread and white flour to make sure they're feeling the benefits in their heart, researchers say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus forces Met Gala postponement, L.A. Fashion Week cancellations
Vegan Fashion Week will livestream its runway behind closed doors. "The public event might be canceled, but the message cannot be," says founder. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Tschorn Source Type: news

Diabetes outcomes differ by type of bariatric surgery
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to better diabetes outcomes and weight loss compared with gastric sleeve Related items fromOnMedica Surgery a better option for obese diabetics Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Keep off lost weight for continued cardiometabolic benefit Diabetes drug use during pregnancy affects child's weight Vegan diet may help blood sugar control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Unusual sensation that affects mobility could be a sign
VITAMIN B12 is needed to produce an adequate amount of healthy red blood cells and is available only in animal foods, which means many vegans and vegetarians could be deficient. Feeling an unusual sensation that may affect mobility could signal a B12 deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thinking of going vegan? What you need to know first
While vegan eating certainly has its benefits, the choice comes with some considerations, too. Before you jump on the vegan bandwagon, there are some things worth noting. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this interview with Dr. Lee Hooper we find out more about this new Cochrane review -Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseaseTell us about this Cochrane ReviewThere is a great deal of public belief in the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fats.   Intakes of long-chain omega-3 fats in the US are higher from dietary supplements than foods.  But public health advice differs across countries. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK encourages people to eat oily fish intake (the major source of long-chain omega-3 f ats) but discourages supple...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Study: Runners on vegan, lacto-ovo-vegetarian and omnivorous diets have similar exercise capacity
(Natural News) For athletes, training is just half the equation for winning the sport. The other half could very well be their diet, since eating the right foods can help improve their performance significantly. For the latter, going on the internet can be a minefield, with many health sites offering different (and sometimes even contradicting)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Five vegan foods you can eat to prevent the condition
VITAMIN B12 is a crucial vitamin needed for healthy nerve tissue health, brain function and the production of red blood cells. With more and more people making the decision to become vegan, its important to know what vegan foods contain vitamin B12. What are five vegan foods one can eat to prevent a deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Meet the Afri-Vegans: South Africa Slowly Embracing Veganism
[VOA] Meat may be meeting its match, as more and more South Africans are experimenting with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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There are a growing number of products to help you go vegetarian or vegan. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Greggs' new fake steak bake really any better for you than the meat one?
High-street baker Greggs brought us a vegan steak bake last month, following the success of their vegan sausage roll, launched this time last year. There are now dozens of vegan alternatives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman reveals how she dropped three dress sizes in eight weeks
Ellie Phillips, 32, who lives in London, told Femail how she dropped three dress sizes and lost over a stone in eight weeks after switching to a vegan diet and ditching caffeine and booze. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING!
DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The idea that by giving up animal products we can in some way make up for our overindulgence last month is bunkum. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Most realistic’ plant-based steak revealed
Vegan alternatives to meat are popular but recreating the texture of steak is challengingThe “most realistic” plant-based steak to date has been revealed, mimicking the texture and appearance of a real cut of meat.The fake steak ’s ingredients include pea, seaweed and beetroot juice, which are extruded into fine fibres to recreate muscle tissue. Its producer, the Spanish company Novameat, says the steak will be available in some restaurants in Spain and Italy this year before scaling up in 2021.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Vegan food and drink Climate change Environment World news Veganism Science Life and style Vegetarianism Source Type: news

Most meat eaters admit veganism is ethical and environmentally good - but fear a sacrificing taste
A survey of 1,000 meat lovers in the UK was led by the University of Bath. Some 70 per cent thought a vegan diet was sustainable and ethical for animals. However, half think the food is tasteless. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy vegan yoghurts and desserts can contain MORE sugar than dairy ones
Researchers at the University of Leeds analysed 893 popular yoghurts and similar dessert products. Vegan products can be made of 20 per cent sugar even if they are deemed healthier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starbucks launches oat milk drink as vegan movement grows
Starbucks Corp on Tuesday added an oat milk beverage to its menu, as the coffee chain taps into the growing demand for vegan alternatives to dairy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

' Veganuary': 3 Diet Lessons for Patients'Veganuary': 3 Diet Lessons for Patients
With the new year come resolutions, and the pledge to live a vegan lifestyle is becoming more common. Are you prepared to help your patients make the switch?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Column Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vegan fast food: 33 plant-based options
With interest in veganism on the rise, there are now more plant-based food options available in fast food restaurants than ever before. Learn about 33 of them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vegan / Vegetarian Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Five foods to eat if you're doing Veganuary to avoid symptoms
VITAMIN B12 is usually found in animal products, such as fish, meat and eggs, but with people taking up Veganuary – where the whole month of January is dedicated to going vegan – what vegan-friendly foods can you eat to ensure your body is getting enough of this important vitamin? Without it, you could be putting your health in serious jeopardy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Countless People Are Struggling With an Eating Disorder Doctors Can ’t Diagnose
At first, Melanie Murphy was just following doctor’s orders. Murphy, then 19, had gained weight during a period of depression, and her doctor told her she should lose some. She went from 180 to 125 pounds in 18 months—and even when she knew it was time to stop slimming down, she couldn’t shake the need to chase a goal. Without weight loss, she needed a new target. That became finding the “perfect” diet, one that was clean and pure and would keep her healthy for years to come. At least, that was how she thought about it then. These days, she uses a different descriptor: “orthorexia,&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Eating Disorder Source Type: news

Veganism: Why are vegan diets on the rise?
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's Greggs follows vegan sausage roll success with meatless steak bake
Britain's Greggs launched a vegan version of its popular steak bake on Thursday, aiming to capitalize on the success of the meatless sausage roll that has boosted the baker's profits and helped fuel an 80% rise in its share price last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Going vegan is a pointless form of virtue signaling – it doesn't help the environment or the planet, analysis reveals
(Natural News) Think you’re saving the planet from climate change by driving an electric vehicle and switching to a “plant-based” diet? Think again. In a paper he recently published, Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, deconstructs the myth that lugging around reusable grocery bags and using paper straws instead of plastic have any... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH QUIZ: From Shirley Ballas's surgery to vegan sausage rolls, how much of 2019 do YOU remember?
There's barely been a day in 2019 when health news hasn't hit the headlines. But which stories made a lasting impression on you? Take our quiz to find out. Pictured: Strictly head judge Shirley Ballas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want some CRUELTY for lunch? Burger King's "Impossible Burger" was developed using cruel tests on animals
(Natural News) The vegans over at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are freaking out over the fact that Impossible Foods decided to test one of its “Made from Plants” burger ingredients on some rats that ultimately died during this chemical experimentation. Some 188 rodents had to be killed and cut into pieces... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegans advised to beware of B12 deficiency risk
Speaking ahead of'Veganuary', experts are warning people eating a vegan diet need to make sure they get enough B12 because risk of deficiency is " not a myth " . Vegan Society said vitamin B12 comes from fortified foods or supplementation, and guidance is available on its website. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Considering Veganuary? Take B12 and beware vegan junk, scientists say
People switching to a vegan diet - for January or for good - could reap health benefits such as weight loss and lower cholesterol, but should beware vegan junk food with little nutritional value, scientists are warning. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother-of-two claims to have reversed her severe eczema with a vegan diet
Jennifer Pierce, from Los Angeles, said her eczema flared up during and after the birth of her first child four years ago. She ditched her steroid creams and started a vegan diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptide Powder Supports Bone Health
Collagens are non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly with healthy digestive and immune systems Contributes to healthy-looking skin, hair and nails Dissolves into any beverage for inclusion into healthy diet to support overall health and functionThis story is related to the following:Health, Medical,& Dental Supplies and EquipmentSearch for suppliers of:Powder | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - December 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Vegans face permanent numbness in their hands and feet because they don't get enough vitamin B12
Young festival-goers following a vegan diet are most at risk, said Professor Tom Sanders, from King's College London. Most people get vitamin B12 from cow's milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegans 'need to be aware of B12 deficiency risk'
Scientists say it's 'not a myth' that people on a vegan diet need extra vitamin B12. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 WORST food and medicine ingredients of 2019
(Natural News) Just when you think you’re out, they pull you back in. Trying to go vegan or vegetarian and boost your longevity odds? Have you been cutting back on “red meat” or even cutting it out to help your heart and cleansing organs? Maybe you “took a chance” and avoided the flu shot. Yes,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How eating a vegan burger could kill you 
The rise in popularity of meat free burgers could leave vulnerable people at risk of suffering an anaphylactic reaction due to the growth in the use of pea protein, experts have warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news