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Blog Archive for December 2015

Fifteen Times Plant-Based Diets Stole the Spotlight in 2015

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   vegan


Plant-based diets stole the spotlight in 2015. Top advisors to the U.S. government voted for a vegan diet, a veggie burger was voted “best burger in the world,” and prominent figures from Miley Cyrus and Adele to the president of the American College of Cardiology sang the praises of plant-based diets. Here are 15 times that veggies took center stage in 2015.

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A New Model for Medical Care

Monday, Dec 28, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   other


For all the patients who have complained that their doctors know nothing about nutrition, all the medical students who have had nowhere to see plant-based diets in action, all the people following vegan diets who could not find a doctor who understands their choices, all the enlightened but overly busy doctors who have had no time to counsel patients on food choices, and, most of all, all the people suffering with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and weight problems who are taking one prescription after another and have never been able to tackle the cause of their problems, we have opened the Barnard Medical Center.

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Vegan Options Take Off at U.S. Airports

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   vegan


When National Airport made its debut on the Physicians Committee’s 2007 Airport Food Review, just 42 percent of restaurants offered vegan entrées. It’s a world of difference eight years later: Nearly 80 percent of National restaurants now offer at least one vegan option.

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Protect Santa from Prostate Cancer

Monday, Dec 21, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   dairy, cancer, men's health


Santa Claus needs help. On Dec. 24, he will visit about 526,000,000 children. Many leave him a plate of cookies with a glass of milk. But he better watch out, and I’m telling you why: Drinking milk increases Santa’s risk for prostate cancer.

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How We Broke the Internet in 2015

Monday, Dec 14, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   other


Between our websites, social media channels, and online petitions, we reached more than 160 million people this year. Thanks to all of our visitors, we took historic steps toward creating a healthier world.

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The Protein Myth Terminator

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   protein


Can you really beef up without any beef? Yes, according to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Shock rang out earlier this week when one of the world’s most famous bodybuilders put out a surprising call to action: It’s time to eat less meat to save the planet.

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Let’s Not Sugarcoat Obesity’s Leading Causes

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   obesity


There are plenty of reasons to exercise and plenty of reasons to limit sugar, but the truth is, neither would be enough to stem the obesity epidemic. Studies show that exercise, despite all its benefits, cannot compensate for poor eating habits when it comes to weight loss.

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