Some Vegetarian Diets Are Much Healthier Than Others
Diets focused on healthier plant-based foods were associated with normal blood pressure, blood lipids and blood sugar. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Vegetarian Diets Are Much Healthier Than Others
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 -- For a host of reasons, millions worldwide are deciding to give up meat and focus on a plant-based diet. But new research out of Greece is a reminder that not all vegetarian diets are healthy -- especially for people who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

Adding a meter between meals boosts vegetarian appeal -- study
(University of Cambridge) Researchers have identified the optimal dish positions to help " nudge " diners into picking more planet-friendly meals in cafeterias. Findings are the latest from Cambridge research on encouraging dietary decision-making that supports sustainable living. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Guys, Going Vegetarian Won't Lower Your Testosterone
Title: Guys, Going Vegetarian Won't Lower Your TestosteroneCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - July 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Guys, Going Vegetarian Won't Lower Your Testosterone
WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 -- Images of burly cavemen bringing home meat may have men thinking that steaks and burgers are key to masculinity. It's just not true: New research shows that testosterone levels in men who eat vegetable-heavy diets are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 15, 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

Want to eat less meat? Take a page from these cultures that already do
As the pandemic pokes holes in America's meat supply chain, many people are thinking about eating less meat or even going vegetarian. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 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

Lots of people are about to inadvertently go vegetarian due to widespread shutdowns of meat packing plants across the USA
(Natural News) America’s meat production capacity is plummeting thanks to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. At least 10 different meatpacking facilities have reportedly shuttered in recent days due to alleged Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks, which threatens to create meat shortages at America’s supermarkets and butcher shops. One of the latest conglomerates to announce production plant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 29, 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

Ancient reptilian vegetarians: Scientists discover fossilized teeth of extinct crocs that dined on plants
(Natural News) Modern crocodiles are known as apex predators – and rightly so. While these fearsome reptiles don’t primarily hunt people, estimates indicate that crocodiles kill about 1,000 humans per year. They kill more people per year than other fearsome animals like sharks and hippopotamuses. However, recent research shows that the crocodile’s ancient relatives, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most people consider becoming vegetarian for their health
(University of California - Davis) Researchers know that people are motivated to be vegetarian for different reasons -- the most common in western cultures being health, the environment and animal rights. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk Vegetarian Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
A vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, and soy has been linked to a lower risk of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Reduced Ischemic Stroke Risk in Taiwan
FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 -- In a population from Taiwan, vegetarian diet was associated with a reduced risk for overall, ischemic, and hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in Neurology. Tina H.T. Chiu, Ph.D., R.D., from Fu... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Different types of stroke linked to different foods
Fibre linked to lower ischaemic stroke risk Related items fromOnMedica Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Vegetarians and pescatarians have lower risk of CHD Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk Young adults with hypertension or hypercholesterolaemia have greater risk of heart disease in later life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?
Median sperm counts were highest among men who ate a healthy diet (167 million), followed by the vegetarian-style diet (151 million) and the Danish diet (146 million). (Median means half had higher counts, half lower.) (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

Vegetarian Diet Tied to Lower Risk for Urinary Tract Infection
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- A vegetarian diet is associated with a reduced risk for urinary tract infection (UTI), according to a study published online Jan. 30 in Scientific Reports. Yen-Chang Chen, from the Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital in Taiwan, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Want Fewer UTIs? Go Vegetarian, Study Suggests
Title: Want Fewer UTIs? Go Vegetarian, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - January 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Vegetarians suffer fewer urinary tract infections because 'meat has more bacteria'
Researchers at Tzu Chi University in Taiwan recruited 9,274 people and tracked them for nearly a decade to see if vegetarians got fewer urinary tract and kidney infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going vegetarian may lower risk of UTIs in women, study finds
Giving up meat could reduce levels of certain E coli bacteria strains in bowel, say scientistsDitching meat may reduce the risk of urinary tract infections, at least in women, research suggests.Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common and painful, withmore than 150m cases around the world every year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Health Vegetarianism Science UK news Food Life and style Society Source Type: news

Want Fewer UTIs? Go Vegetarian, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 -- Urinary tract infections plague millions of Americans. Now new research suggests that what they eat might have a role to play. The Taiwanese study compared UTI rates among nearly 10,000 Buddhists living in the island... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

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

Health Tip: Healthy Eating for Vegetarians
-- With the right amount and variety of foods to meet your nutritional needs, a vegetarian diet can be healthy, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA provides healthy eating advice for vegetarians: Think about protein. Incorporate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

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

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

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

Medical News Today: What to know about becoming a vegetarian
People choose to become vegetarian for many different reasons, but there are a few things to consider before starting a vegetarian diet. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vegan / Vegetarian Source Type: news

Your Mom Is Wrong: Your Vegetarian Diet Did Not Cause Cancer
Is there any link between soy consumption and cancer? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen Gunter Tags: Cervical Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Diet and Nutrition Cervix Source Type: news

Longer Life, Lower Rates of Cancer in US Seventh-Day Adventists Longer Life, Lower Rates of Cancer in US Seventh-Day Adventists
The healthy lifestyle that is part of this religion — vegetarian diet, no smoking or drinking, limiting caffeine — may contribute to longer cancer-free lifespans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Will Americans Ever Go Meat-Free for Thanksgiving?
Becoming a vegetarian wasn’t that hard for Harper Dutton. The 26-year-old doesn’t really love the taste of meat anyway. So this summer, to help the environment, she quit. What’s been more difficult is preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner. Weeks before the holiday, Dutton was practicing making stuffing without bacon or lard at her home in an Atlanta suburb. “It is proving to be extremely challenging,” she says. As evidence grows that eating less meat can help curb the effects of climate change, more and more Americans are preparing meat-free holiday meals for the first time. According to a Nie...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel E. Greenspan Tags: Uncategorized Food Thanksgiving Source Type: news

Study: Taking creatine supplements helps boost brain function in vegetarians
(Natural News) Creatine is a popular supplement for building muscles, but a new study reveals that it is also beneficial for the brain. Researchers at Stetson University in Florida found that vegetarians who take creatine supplements may enjoy better brain function. The team presented their study at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From school star to star MP
This article was first published in November 2017, ahead of Stars in Our Schools 2017. Rosie is currently campaigning for re-election in the current general election Rosie Duffield is still in shock. It never occurred to her that when she stood as a Labour candidate in the very safe Tory parliamentary seat of Canterbury earlier this year, that she might end up as an MP. The seat had never been held by Labour. But win she did. And she’s taking her new life in her stride – despite working six or seven days a week, staying up to all hours of the night to be present for votes in the House of Commons, and juggling a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Ali Worthy Tags: Article school support staff schools stars in our schools Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Sign in your sleep that could be a warning - what is it?
Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms can develop if a person lacks the vitamin in their diet. Those most at risk of being deficient are vegans and vegetarians as the best source of the vitamin are found in foods of an animal origin. Certain medications can also affect a person ’s ability to absorb vitamin B12 from foods. What are six of the main symptoms that indicate you are B12 deficient? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With more choices of vegetarian cafeteria meals, more are sold
(Reuters Health) - When cafeterias sell more vegetarian meals, people will indeed purchase more meat-free entrees, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can more vegetarian options tempt carnivores away from meat?
New research shows how our environment shapes our food choices by looking into the impact of simply adding extra vegetarian options to the menu. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The vegetarian Maasai: Life in a culture based around meat
Meat is an essential part of daily life for Kenya's Maasai. But Anthony Mututua is a rare vegetarian. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cooking Food Changes Makeup of Gut Bacteria
MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- Cooking food has a fundamental impact on what bacteria live in your gut, a new study finds. " Our lab and others have studied how different kinds of diet -- such as vegetarian versus meat-based diets -- impact the microbiome... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Simply Offering More Vegetarian Choices Cuts Meat Eating
THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- Offering more vegetarian choices in school cafeterias significantly cuts meat consumption without hurting overall sales, British researchers report. In more than 94,000 college cafeteria choices studied, doubling vegetarian... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cracked wheat chili
Try this quick, zesty vegetarian chili packed with bell peppers, bulgur wheat, beans, tomatoes and spices. The bulgur wheat looks like ground beef and adds a lot of fiber. As a result, this healthy vegetarian chili looks a lot like traditional chili. Each week, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diets: Nutritional Considerations for Children & Teens
Dr. Ginger Kash on Vegetarian DietsVirginia Kash, MDVegetarian diets are becoming more popular, even among children and teens.  In general, eating a vegetarian diet is eating a plant-based diet and, therefore, avoiding or eliminating meat and meat products.There are different types of vegetarian diets:Semi-vegetarian: Meat occasionally is included in the diet, usually just fish and chicken, but no red meat.Pescatarian:  Fish and shellfish are included in the diet but no meats or poultry. Variations are a “pescatarian-vegetarian” which included milk and eggs or “pescatarian-vegan” whic...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - September 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news