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Blog Archive for October 2015

Escape Milk’s Horrors This Halloween

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   dairy


Just 3 cups of low-fat milk a day amounts to more than 37 grams of sugar and 14 grams of fat—more than many of the most popular Halloween candies.

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VIDEO: Drop the Hot Dogs to Protect Kids from Cancer Risk

Monday, Oct 26, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   children's health, processed meat, school lunch


No parent or educator would knowingly send a student into a school where they are exposed to asbestos. But in most schools, students are endangered by something just as dangerous: processed meats. Bacon, sausage, pepperoni pizza, hot dogs, and other processed meat products have joined the World Health Organization’s list of cancer-causing products, along with asbestos, arsenic, and cigarettes.

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‘Oprah Effect’ Should Promote Plant-Based Diet

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   vegan


The “Oprah effect” has raised the profile of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite products, books, and people. And it may now lead millions of her fans to Weight Watchers—which she has recently bought a stake in. I hope that Ms. Winfrey, who knows the benefits of a vegan diet, will use her new partnership to create a program—like our 21-Day Vegan Kickstart—geared toward plant-based nutrition.

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New Study: Plant-Based Diets Benefit Cancer Survivors

Friday, Oct 16, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   cancer


Cancer survivors can get real benefit from leafy greens and whole grains, according to a new study in the journal Cancer. It’s the same advice I’ve been recommending for years in my book The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Eat a plant-based diet and avoid meat and dairy products to reduce your risk of cancer and cancer recurrence.

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Go Plant-Based: Save $750—and Your Life

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   vegan, vegetarian


Meat-eaters can save $750 a year by simply switching to a plant-based diet, according to a recent study in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Exporting U.S. Meat, Dairy, and Disease

Thursday, Oct 08, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   dairy


America could soon be exporting more disease-causing meat and dairy products to Mexico, Japan, and several other countries already suffering from the onslaught of the Western diet.

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