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Blog Archive for December 2013

2013: The Final Countdown

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013   Dr. Neal Barnard   other

 
 

This week, we’re all counting down to the start of a new year. How was 2013 for you? Did you quit smoking or complete our 21-Day Vegan Kickstart? Did you improve your diet and kick your diabetes medications to the curb? 2013 was a big year for health-conscious people. So we’re counting down with this list of some of the major trends from 2013! Hopefully everyone has a healthy, happy new year! Let’s keep the good habits rolling into 2014 and beyond. Here are a few of the noteworthy events of the year: 5 Healthy Trends

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1907 New York Times Article Shows that Meat Causes Cancer. A century later, many people still haven’t heard the news.

Monday, Dec 30, 2013   Dr. Neal Barnard   cancer

 
 

In a recent NPR debate about the risks of meat-eating, I put forward the proposition that meat causes cancer. Judging by faces in the audience, this was a new idea. While everyone understands the link between cancer and cigarettes, the link with meat has somehow escaped notice.

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Chicken and the Other Foodborne Illnesses

Monday, Dec 23, 2013   Dr. Neal Barnard   animal products

 
 

Ninety-seven percent of raw chicken in U.S. supermarkets is contaminated with bacteria that could make you sick, according to a new Consumer Reports study. That’s important to remember. But it’s a bit like saying 97 percent of cigarettes could give you bad breath.

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Carrots Not Cookies for Santa

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013   Dr. Neal Barnard   other

 
 

The days of Santa’s belly shaking like a bowl full of jelly are over, now that he’s gone vegetarian. To help Santa stay slim chimney after chimney, it’s time to revamp the old-fashioned “cookies and milk” into something more healthful. So if you are prepping a snack for Santa with your children, you may want to make your ingredients list and check it twice.

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The Best Memory Trick? Going Vegan!

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013   Dr. Neal Barnard   vegan

 
 

There’s a new World Memory Champion on the block. Last night, Jonas Von Essen, a 23-year-old from Sweden, achieved the highest score in the history of the World Memory Championship. Essen has wowed audiences with his ability to memorize the order of an entire deck of playing cards in about 30 seconds.

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