A recent study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that soy intake can prevent the reoccurrence of breast cancer. The analysis included 9,514 survivors of invasive breast cancer who were involved in a collection of studies between 1991 and 2006 in the US and China. The data collected by the American Journal […]


With four research papers published on July 18th in The Lancet, a world-leading medical journal, a team of 33 researchers attributed the number of inactivity-related deaths at 5.3 million worldwide. Such numbers reportedly equate to about one in ten deaths from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, breast, and colon cancer. Researchers claim that the findings have […]


A little over a month ago, former president Bill Clinton appeared on the Piers Morgan show and shared some insight into his vegan diet and his support for Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban on super-sized sodas in New York.  The ban is meant to fight obesity and Type II diabetes, both real and dangerously growing […]


Ask some vegans what question annoys them most and you will probably hear “If you don’t eat meat, where you get your protein from?” The runner-up question is probably, “If you don’t drink milk, where do you get your calcium from?” And why are these questions so annoying to many vegans? Probably because they are […]


Nearly every individual who is a vegan or vegetarian is familiar with the excessive interrogation characteristic of family, friends, and even strangers who are unfamiliar with, or critical of, the lifestyle. While some questions are posed out of curiosity or interest, many call into question the validity of a cruelty-free diet, despite the overwhelming good […]


There are common responses to vegetarianism that even the most stalwart vegan grows weary of hearing. Questions like, “So are you one of those crazy PETA people?” “Is it hard for you to get enough protein?” And even — bafflingly — “You don’t eat meat? What about turkey, do you eat turkey?” But there’s one […]


Soy, Science & Sense

by Victoria Moyer on July 11, 2012

If you missed the recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on soy consumption, here is a re-cap: based on evidence using both U.S. and Chinese women with previously diagnosed breast cancer, researchers found that increasing soy food consumption was associated with a statistically reduced recurrence risk of breast cancer. This is great […]


Drugs & Doctors

by Elisabeth Turner on July 9, 2012

With the positive aspects of America’s societal progression, have also come negative ones. While life expectancy, once estimated to be a mere 20 to 30 years has, according to World Bank statistics, increased to 78.2, and civil rights for Americans regardless of race or sexual orientation are forefront on the agendas of numerous poltical figures, the administration of prescription drugs […]


A woman’s first pregnancy is almost certainly the most joyous time of one’s life. A great new adventure is about to begin and as exciting as it can be it is, no doubt, incredibly daunting. A first time mother probably has many questions about what to expect over the course of their nine months, the […]


“How do you get your protein?” “What about B12 vitamins?” Those are just some of the nagging questions that vegans and vegetarians face from their friends, family and meat-eating peers daily. The questions may rise at any time but are typically most prevalent when one decides to shift into the new, kinder lifestyle. The inquiries […]

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