Recipes for Health: Roasted Mushroom and Gruyère Sandwich
Mushrooms add a somewhat meaty essence to this quick vegetarian sandwich. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 26, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Sandwiches Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Medicine and Health Diet and Nutrition Cheese Source Type: news

Sneaky meat byproducts may be making you sick - but where are they hiding?
(NaturalNews) Are you a milk drinker? Are you a vegan or vegetarian? You may also be eating meat and not know it. Have you seen the ingredient "acid casein" as an enrichment? What about amylase -- have you seen that ingredient? Some people don't even read the ingredients of their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Love at first bite? Not for L.A. school kids and their vegetables
Cajoling, pleading, even blackmail — just a few of the tactics parents have used when their children refuse to eat vegetables they haven't tried before. Now it appears that the nation's second largest school district is facing the same problem. The Los Angeles Unified School District, which serves more than 650,000 meals each day, has become a national leader in offering healthy foods to its students. In September 2011, LAUSD launched a new lunch menu that features a variety of more wholesome food items, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, vegetarian items and a range of healthy ethnic foods. Two months af...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 22, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mexican Travel: Top 5 Vegetarian Foods
Traveling as a vegetarian can present some challenges. In Mexico, much of the traditional cuisine is meat-heavy. It's generally easy to find vegetarian food in upscale restaurants that cater to a tourist clientele, but where's the fun in eating all your meals in tourist restaurants? Fortunately, some Mexican classics work very well for vegetarian travelers, or can be made vegetarian with a few simple tweaks. Here's what to look for on your next Mexican vacation. Top 5 Vegetarian Food Picks for Mexican Travel 1. Jicama read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - May 21, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Testing paleo diet hypothesis in test tubes: Surprising relationships between diet and hormones that suppress eating
By comparing how gut microbes from human vegetarians and grass-grazing baboons digest different diets, researchers have shown that ancestral human diets, so called 'paleo' diets, did not necessarily result in better appetite suppression. The study reveals surprising relationships between diet and the release of hormones that suppress eating. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Testing a paleo diet hypothesis in the test tube
(American Society for Microbiology) By comparing how gut microbes from human vegetarians and grass-grazing baboons digest different diets, researchers have shown that ancestral human diets, so called 'paleo' diets, did not necessarily result in better appetite suppression. The study, published in mBio the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, reveals surprising relationships between diet and the release of hormones that suppress eating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why You've Got a 30-Foot Gut
What are we built to eat?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 15, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Matthew J. Edlund, M.D. Tags: Diet Health carnivores cholesterol cholesterol hypothesis Dogs fat fiber food guts heart attacks omnivores vegetarians weight Source Type: news

Don’t Feel Guilty About Eating Animals
If a cow could eat you, it would. It wouldn’t give a hoot about your feelings. It wouldn’t kill you quickly or humanely and it certainly wouldn’t worry about whether it was right to make a meal of you in the first place. It would ask itself one question: Am I hungry? If the answer was yes, you’d be lunch. MoreMickey The Pit Bull Gets His Day In Court‘Operation Angry Birds’ Swoops In On Massive Cockfighting CircuitU.S. 'Global Hawk' Drone Joins Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls NBC NewsMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostComet Outlives P...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Animal Rights animals carnivores carnivorousness Ethics meat meat eating morality omnivores Opinion vegans vegetarians Source Type: news

Tofu - How to Get Your Friends to Try It
Tofu has long been a favorite among vegetarians and families with eastern ancestry. But now Tofu is becoming a bigger part of western diets, especially with 20-something women who want dishes that are quick, easy to cook and that can help keep them trim. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 6, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Vegetarian and Vegan Source Type: news

Making the switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet
Several million Americans have abandoned red meat and poultry in favor of a predominantly plant-based diet. One reason some are making the switch is evidence of the health perks from going vegetarian or vegan, reports the May 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. "There's certainly some research on the benefits of the vegetarian diet," says Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. It can help lower or control weight, reduce the chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and possibly lead to a longer, healthier life. There are a variety...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Quiche Meets Whole Wheat
In this week’s Recipes for Health, Martha Rose Shulman uses butter, whole-wheat flour, eggs, milk and cheese — in moderation — for an old vegetarian mainstay. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 25, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Food Vegetables Quiches Recipes medicine and health Dairy Products Recipes for Health Dieting and Weight Diet and Nutrition Cheese Source Type: news

Blockbuster new study: Vegetarians are less healthy than meat eaters in key health categories
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Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarians have 'poorer quality of life' study claims
Conclusion Despite the media headlines, the results from this Austrian cross sectional survey provide no proof that vegetarians are in poorer health than meat eaters. The study has simply compared a group of people with a “vegetarian” diet with three different groups of people following “carnivorous” diets on a range of different health and lifestyle measures to see if any differences are observed. The study has numerous limitations: The cross sectional study cannot prove cause and effect and that the dietary pattern is responsible for any of these self-reported differences. In fact it is possi...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news

UCLA hospitals serve up antibiotic-free beef and chicken
Patients, staff and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of the traditional burger-and-fries lunch. The hospitals' menus now include burgers made from antibiotic-free, grass-fed beef and herb roasted potatoes, as well as antibiotic-free chicken breasts.    With the changes, the hospitals are helping lead the trend toward serving healthier, antibiotic-free meats.    This move is in line with other initiatives instituted recently by the health system to promote a healthier community, including banning fried foods, offerin...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 4, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vegetarians are less healthy and have a lower quality of life than meat-eaters, scientists say
Vegetarians are less healthy than meat-eaters, a controversial study has concluded, despite drinking less, smoking less and being more physically active than their carnivorous counterparts.     (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - April 3, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Vegetarians are 'less healthy and have a lower quality of life than meat-eaters', scientists say
Vegetarians are less healthy than meat-eaters, a controversial study has concluded, despite drinking less, smoking less and being more physically active than their carnivorous counterparts.     (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - April 3, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Vegetarians are 'less healthy' and have a poorer quality of life than meat-eaters
Researchers at the Medical University of Graz, in Austria, also found vegetarians are more likely to develop cancer have heart attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA hospitals serve up antibiotic-free beef and chicken
Patients, staff and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of the traditional burger-and-fries lunch. The hospitals' menus now include burgers made from antibiotic-free, grass-fed beef and herb roasted potatoes, as well as antibiotic-free chicken breasts.    With the changes, the hospitals are helping lead the trend toward serving healthier, antibiotic-free meats.    This move is in line with other initiatives instituted recently by the health system to promote a healthier community, including banning fried foods, offerin...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 2, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vegetarian-fed chickens - are these bragging rights or just screwed up food politics?
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Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows 1 in 10 Swedes is vegetarian or vegan
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Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My family makes bacon. I am a proud vegetarian. And I don't miss the bacon
Amanda Holpuch: Olives aren’t exactly the most delicious substitution. But they’ll doAmanda Holpuch (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Amanda Holpuch Tags: Comment theguardian.com Vegetarianism Food & drink Agriculture Comment is free Source Type: news

Can a vegan ever be sexy?
As the animal-rights group Peta launches a search for Britain's most desirable vegan, Hannah Betts - vegetarian for some 30 years - debunks the myths around mushy eating     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: vegetarian sexy hannah betts vegans peta Source Type: news

A vegetarian diet could lower blood pressure
Adopting a vegetarian diet is smart for many reasons. But did you know that one of the most compelling is that giving up meat may help lower your blood pressure?.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - March 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking
People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes, study suggestsA diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on longevity.High levels of dietary animal protein in people under 65 years of age was linked to a fourfold increase in their risk of death from cancer or diabetes, and almost double the risk of dying from any cause over an 18-year period, researchers found. However, nutrition experts have cautioned that it's too early to draw firm conclusions ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: Nutrition Cancer Medical research Science Health Society UK news World news & wellbeing Life and style Diabetes The Guardian Source Type: news

It's time to kick the high-protein diet habit – before it kills you | Holly Baxter
Veggies, tuck into your hummus with glee – it's now almost impossible to deny that eating too much meat, dairy and eggs is unhealthyWhenever I order a veggie burger, the question comes up. A member of the group will lean over between tearing meaty chunks out of their double-beef special, and make a concerted effort to feign benevolent interest as they ask: "So, you're a vegetarian, are you? Is that because you prefer it or for, well, ethical reasons?"Here, the questioner is offering the questioned a polite way out. It is phrased so you can apologetically gesticulate towards your halloumi and mutter somethin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Holly Baxter Tags: Nutrition Comment theguardian.com Health Medical research & wellbeing Food drink Society Cancer Life and style Science Comment is free Source Type: news

Animal protein-rich diets could be as harmful to health as smoking
People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes, study suggestsA diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on longevity.High levels of dietary animal protein in people under 65 years of age was linked to a fourfold increase in their risk of death from cancer or diabetes, and almost double the risk of dying from any cause over an 18-year period, researchers found. However, nutrition experts have cautioned that it's too early to draw firm conclusions ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: Nutrition theguardian.com World news Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Cancer UK news Life and style Science Source Type: news

Vegetarians more likely to think they are unhealthy, study finds
Research by the Medical University of Graz say vegetarians are more likely to think they have poorer health and relationshipsVegetarians are more likely than meat-eaters to believe they are unhealthy, according to a new study.Having analysed interviews with more than 1,300 people, researchers at the Medical University of Graz found those with a veg-only diet were more likely to feel unhealthy and think they have a poorer quality of life in terms of physical health, social relationships, and environmental factors.Searching a database of 15,000 samples, researchers from the Institute for Social Medicine and Epidemiology comp...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Diets and dieting News Vegetarianism Food & drink Vegetables Vegetarian food and drink Life and style Food science Source Type: news

Feb 28 News: PCI Transfusions, Vegetarian Diet, BP MedsFeb 28 News: PCI Transfusions, Vegetarian Diet, BP Meds
Hear a review of the top stories for the week ending Feb 28 theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Blog Source Type: news

So you say you're a vegetarian? Have you fact-checked that?
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Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dan Janssen of Maryland has lived on nothing but PIZZA for the past 25 years
Dan Janssen, 38, a woodworker based in Maryland, started his dough-based diet when he was a teenager and decided to turn vegetarian for ethical reasons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diet
Researchers associate a meat-free diet with lower blood pressure (Source: BHF National News)
Source: BHF National News - February 25, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests
Title: Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/24/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/25/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - February 25, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diet Cuts Blood Pressure in Meta-AnalysisVegetarian Diet Cuts Blood Pressure in Meta-Analysis
An analysis found consistent blood-pressure reductions, both in clinical trials and observational studies, that were roughly half of what can be seen with drugs, but with "desirable" side effects. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 25, 2014 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Switching to a vegetarian diet could cut blood pressure
Going veggie achieves around half the drop expected from prescription drugs, researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Centre, in Osaka, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests
Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower Blood Pressure Found In Vegetarians
A new study provides the strongest evidence yet that a vegetarian diet is strongly associated with lower blood pressure. Although various health benefits of a vegetarian diet have often been proposed, a rigorous examination of the effect on blood pressure has not been previously performed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 24, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests
Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: High Blood Pressure, Vegetarian Diet (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BP May Be Lower Without Meat in the Diet
(MedPage Today) -- Vegetarians had lower blood pressure than their omnivorous counterparts, a meta-analysis showed. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 24, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A tale of vegan and vegetarian 'potluck' nightmares
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Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diets associated with lower blood pressure
(The JAMA Network Journals) Eating a vegetarian diet appears to be associated with lower blood pressure, and the diets can also be used to reduce blood pressure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 24, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hey vegetarians, did you check for calf stomach (rennet) in your cheese?
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Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Easy-Pack, Security-Approved Vegetarian Food for Air Travel
(HealthCastle.com) Back in the good old days of air travel, when most flights of more than a couple of hours included a meal, it was easy for vegetarians to find food in-flight. All you had to do was request a vegetarian meal when you booked your ticket, and not only were you assured a vegetarian meal on the plane – you actually got your meal delivered to your seat before they started wheeling the cart down the aisle to dish out the standard-issue fare. read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - February 18, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry
This article first appeared in Mother Jones magazineThe UK's top three food-tech startups Whereas America's food startups think big to secure investment,the UK's approach to food technology is much more about solving local problems with small and often ingenious ideas.GrowUpPossibly the most inventive of our three startups, GrowUp is an urban farm project that wants to provide city dwellers with farming space where land is in short supply. Funded via Kickstarter, the urban farm is built from a disused shipping container (popular in east London) and uses aquaponics to grow vegetables. The idea is to create swaths of Tetris-...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sydney Brownstone Tags: Nutrition Food & drink industry United States Food security World news Technology Research and development Features Life and style The Observer Food science Global development Environment Business Source Type: news

Keiron Pim's top 10 dinosaurs
Imagine festival site takeover: From a drippy Tyrannosaurus to lost worlds packed with monsters, the author of the Bumper Book of Dinosaurs selects the best books which explore extinct monstersDinosaurs have great appeal as a subject in so many ways, but there are three aspects in particular that I found while working on my book The Bumper Book of Dinosaurs.For one, these huge, spectacular, often ferocious beasts that pounded around our planet many millions of years ago are just inherently exciting and it's a very enjoyable challenge to try to describe them.Secondly, this is the best time ever to write a book about dinosau...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Children's books: 8-12 years theguardian.com Children and teenagers Culture Children's books: 7 and under Dinosaurs Editorial Teen books Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Vegetarian Chili With Winter Vegetables
A thick satisfying dish with sweet flavors and a comforting texture.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 10, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news