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Is Thanksgiving food killing you? How to choose holiday food that's healthy, not toxic

11/26/2014 - This Thanksgiving, I want you to stay healthy while enjoying the celebration of abundance the holiday represents. That means knowing which Thanksgiving foods to enjoy vs. avoid, and that's what this article is all about. To eat in a healthy way on Thanksgiving, you don't have to be a food snob and...

Vitamin B12 - A rare deficiency unless you're vegan

9/28/2014 - The requirement for vitamin B12 is very low, but it is absolutely essential. A mild vitamin B12 deficiency results in weakness and fatigue. A more serious deficiency causes shortness of breath, nervousness, numbness and tingling in extremities, and problems with balance. A severe deficiency can lead...

Couple loses combined total of 280 pounds, says healthier eating habits helped with weight loss and led to current vegan lifestyle

7/25/2014 - Robert Foster used to weigh 327 pounds and his wife Jessica, tipped the scales at 287.(1) While Robert outwardly dealt with his weight though humor and embracing his love for bad foods, Jessica often felt as if she were invisible. However, when comments such as "she used to be something to look at....

Best foods for protein when considering a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle

6/23/2014 - Many people who are considering a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle are often concerned with making sure that they still fuel their body with the proper amounts of protein. Proteins, as most of us know, are the "building blocks" of life responsible for the proper function of organs, cells and tissues (1). The...

Low-carb vegan diet found to reduce weight gain and heart attack risk

6/10/2014 - A low-carb, vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by 10 percent over the course of a decade, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College and Solae...

Eco-Atkins diet is a low-carb vegan diet that may slash heart risk by 10 percent

5/31/2014 - The Atkins diet may be a popular way to achieve fast weight loss results; however, it's not without intense scrutiny from animal-rights activists, those who enjoy healthier ways of eating and, of course, medical experts who warn that the diet can lead to health problems such as increased cholesterol...

Vegan protein powders with low heavy metals: Health Ranger reveals the cleanest products tested so far

5/13/2014 - When it comes to purchasing protein supplements, buyer beware! As Natural News has now exhaustively documented, rice protein products sold right now across health food stores like Whole Foods are contaminated with toxic heavy metals. This story is now going global, with mainstream media now picking...

Low-carb vegan diet improves cardiovascular risk factors

4/22/2014 - A low-carb vegan diet leads to more weight loss and a better cholesterol profile than a high-carb vegetarian diet, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College...

Study shows 1 in 10 Swedes is vegetarian or vegan

3/28/2014 - A recent study commissioned by Animal Rights Sweden suggests that the number of people adopting vegetarian and vegan diets in Sweden is growing. The study has shown a 4 percent increase in the number of people adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet. A survey was carried out in February and March...

Vegan protein consumers rush to low-metals products: Pumpkin Seed Protein the latest to test super clean

3/25/2014 - In the aftermath of the explosive revelation that vegan rice protein products contain significant concentrations of the heavy metals lead, cadmium and tungsten, the natural products industry has been scrambling to produce cleaner plant-based proteins that are substantially free of those metals. I am...

A tale of vegan and vegetarian 'potluck' nightmares

2/24/2014 - A vegetarian couple was walking through Trader Joe's one fine day, and the cook in the back at the little kiosk had some stuffed mushrooms "hot and ready" and offered them up, so the man grabbed two, shoved one in his mouth and handed the other one to his better half. She ate it too. Halfway through...

Exclusive: Lab results of clean vegan proteins now being posted at Natural News Labs

1/27/2014 - Responding to urgent requests from our readers to let them know which vegan proteins we've tested so far are showing the better results, we've begun posting protein product results at Many readers were overjoyed when we posted our very positive lab results for One World Whey protein...

One World Whey protein sales halted: Serious label error discovered, investigation under way

1/22/2014 - IMPORTANT UPDATE APRIL 18, 2014: Based on a product investigation, Natural News has now been informed that sales of the current production lot of One World Whey Protein will be halted by its manufacturer, Synergistic Nutrition. What we now know for certain is that the label of the product is incorrect....

78-year-old man says vegan diet responsible for "ripped" body

1/5/2014 - While Jim Morris may have been Mr. America in the 1970s, time, as the saying goes, marches on. Today, Morris is 78 years old. While most people his age would think back to their outstanding physique with a smile and consider the success to be a distant memory, Morris still lives it. Nearly 40 years...

Vegans turn into cyberbullies, threaten high school students with pictures of dead animals

5/14/2013 - Having personal convictions about not eating meat is one thing. But forcing those beliefs on others in the form of aggressive bullying and persistent harassment is completely unacceptable - and it is exactly what a group of militant students who identify as vegan are being accused of doing to their...

Diabetes sufferer switched to vegan diet, blood sugar stabilized after 10 days

2/19/2013 - Eliminating meat and dairy, and including fruit smoothies and orange juice into the diet, has helped one woman normalize blood sugar levels. "I have diabetes and I was very worried that more carbs and fruit and less protein would mean my blood sugar would be harder to manage," said the senior member...

Raw Power Protein Superfood the best-tasting raw vegan protein blend we've ever carried

2/12/2013 - I'm always skeptical of protein products because most of the vegan proteins taste bland or chalky. The list of such protein products that actually taste good is very small, and finding one that's certified organic and soy-free is almost like trying to locate four-leaf clovers in your yard. That's why...

Life-long vegans show no sign of anticipated deficiencies

9/8/2012 - (Natural News) A study of the bone health of long term vegan women showed density that surprised many western physicians. Comparing the bones of over two hundred vegan and non-vegan women, researchers were caught off-guard by the finding almost identical density levels, despite the vegan womens' intake...

Top seven vegan sources of protein

6/23/2012 - Like most people who have a higher health conscious, most vegans and vegetarians have a story about how they came to the decision to live their particular lifestyle. No matter your reasons, one of the challenges for non-meat eaters is making sure they get enough protein every day. But its not as big...

Raw, vegan diets shrink breast cancer tumors

6/6/2012 - About one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. For men, it's about one in a thousand. Death rates have been going down since 1990 by about 2% each year; a woman's chance of dying is only about one in thirty-five. While the statistics are encouraging, it is still...

A vegan diet offers relief from inflammatory disease and reduces heart disease risk

5/8/2012 - The claims of the anti-inflammatory properties of various berries and dark leafy greens have been purported for decades, but the main cause of an ever-increasing list of chronic illnesses continues to be inflammation. While at first glance the shared territory between diseases may not be apparent, the...

Do vegans need more iodine?

7/8/2011 - The vegan lifestyle can be quite healthy if the diet is composed of fresh, organic foods. This takes some planning. Vegans also need to avoid heavily processed vegan foods that give the false impression of providing balanced nutrition when they do not. Studies that compare a balanced vegan diet with...

Vegan parents charged in death of baby raised on mother's milk; facing 30 years in prison

3/29/2011 - In the latest outrage of the global "vegan police" striking out against those who follow a healthy diet, a couple in France is now facing up to 30 years in prison because they refused to feed their baby junk infant formula and instead breastfed her. The baby died at 11 months of age, and when ambulance...

Why vegan (Opinion)

2/20/2011 2:40:17 PM - Thanks to millions of dollars in advertising, we have been brainwashed to believe we need meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and milk as the staples of our diet. Due to this, these high fat, high cholesterol, artery clogging "foods" have been accepted as an essential part of the American diet. Ever present...

Why honey isn't vegan

1/26/2011 - Many people with omnivorous eating habits understand the basics of vegan living, that most vegans don't eat or wear meat or animal products or by-products. Yet many of these same people are taken aback when a vegan explains that she won't eat honey. They don't understand why a vegan wouldn't eat honey....

Four reasons why people become vegetarian

1/2/2011 - There are multiple reasons why people choose to become vegetarian (or even vegan). Some people do it for just one reason (for example, some people do it to protect their health), while others do it for varied reasons. Here are four reasons why people make this choice (and why other people might decide...

Beware of Hidden Animal Ingredients in Food

10/22/2010 - Vegetarians and vegans are usually known for making wise food choices, seeking healthy foods. They, along with other consumers, might be surprised to find out that some seemingly harmless foods actually contain hidden animal ingredients. Some newer nutrition labeling has helped vegans. For example,...

Vegan Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a Myth

8/21/2010 - Some vegetarians will avoid becoming vegan because of one simple myth they've heard again and again: they've heard that vegans can suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency based on their diet. Lots of vegetarians decide, based on this faulty information, that they need to continue eating animal protein. However,...

Vegan diets are not always healthy

8/7/2010 - Vegetarian or vegan diets are often touted as being healthier than conventional diets, but unless you make a concerted effort to get all your necessary proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, you could be hurting yourself more than you are helping yourself. The Los Angeles Times recently...

Make Your Own Tasty and Healthy Raw Food Vegan Burgers

7/7/2010 - Many may believe that eating a healthy raw food or vegan diet would preclude eating such things as burgers, especially grilled burgers, unless you want to opt for one of the bland cardboard soy burgers. Such is not the case with a bit of ingenuity and the right recipe. And, as an added bonus one can...

Daiya, a soy-free, vegan cheese that actually tastes like cheese

6/8/2010 - Many Natural News readers are probably aware of the many "cheese-free" cheeses on the market. Most of them are derived from soy, which more often than not is genetically-modified (GMO), and many of them lack the characteristics of cheese that would make a person want to actually eat them. Some do not...

Athletes Eat Plant-Based Diet for Health, Longevity and Environmental Concerns

1/30/2010 - Vegan athletes are finding plant foods a source for renewed energy and achievement, and are proving, against the traditional wisdom favoring meat consumption, that a vegan diet will support competitive athletic performance. Three vegan star performers are Tony Gonzalez, a tight-end football player,...

Prevent Breast Cancer with Vitamin D and a Vegan Diet

10/27/2009 - In 1940, the risk of a woman getting breast cancer was one in 20. Today that number is one in eight. Risk factors for breast cancer include genetics, family history, and diet. Western diets have changed dramatically since 1950- and not for the better. As our food is filled with more preservatives, toxins,...

David Rainoshek Part I: Creator of Juice Feasting Shares His Journey to Health

7/2/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at In this excerpt, David Rainoshek shares on his journey to health and a raw food diet. Rawkathon with David Rainoshek. David Rainoshek is raw foodist and co-creator of Kevin:...

Nurture Your Child with Nutrition the Vegan Way

5/15/2009 - With childhood obesity and eating disorder rates on the rise, many parents are growing increasingly concerned about their children`s diets. There is no lack of information available on proper nutrition for kids. However, there are just as many opposing views as to what is actually the best diet for...

Riding Raw: Interview with Raw Vegan Endurance Cyclist Harley Johnstone

4/20/2009 - Harley Johnstone has been an endurance cyclist for ten years, and he has been eating a 100% vegan diet for 7 years and a 100% raw vegan diet for over 3 years. He promotes a raw vegan diet as the ultimate in healthy eating, sustainable farming, and blissful living with a passion to realize Mother Earth...

Tips for an Unforgettable Raw Vegan Valentine's Day

2/10/2009 - It's that time of the year again. Hearts are displayed everywhere and there are Valentine actions and specials all around. Couples are giving presents and are celebrating their relationship, while singles are waiting to receive that valentine card or those red roses. But what if you are a raw vegan?...

Vegan Baby Basics and Beyond

2/9/2009 - If you have made the choice to center your and your baby's diet around plant based whole foods, then congratulations. You have chosen an educational and life transforming path. It has been shown that an optimal diet for people is one that is centered on this. If you do it right you can expect many benefits....

Dr. Jameth Sheridan Shares the Pitfalls of a Raw Food or Vegan Diet : Part II

12/10/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at In this excerpt, Dr. Jameth Sheridan shares candidly on the pitfalls of a raw food or vegan diet. Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Jameth Sheridan. Dr. Sheridan is a naturopath...

Holiday Vegan Raw Organic Recipes: Save Your Health, Time, Money and the Planet

11/27/2008 - People often ask me what sort of Raw Organic Vegan Recipes can I make for the holidays? Well now you can rejoice because I have created special Holiday Raw Organic recipes that are also Eco/Green and will help save our Planet! For those that are new to Raw Organic Cuisine, it is all about preparing...

A Review of RAWvolution: Gourmet, Organic, Vegan Food Delivered to Your Door

11/7/2008 - While people have different ideas about what it means to be a "raw foodist" (rawist), most people concerned with health and nutrition would agree that it is very important to include lots of fresh, raw, unprocessed foods into one's diet. The good news is that for those who want to eat healthy foods...

Vegan Diet Reduces Risk of Arthritis, Heart Attack and Stroke

8/29/2008 - Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have published a study in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy showing that eating a vegan, gluten-free diet may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in rheumatoid arthritis patients, as well as reducing the severity of the...

Plant-Based Diets: An Overview of Options for Optimal Health

8/12/2008 - The common question surrounding plant-based diets concerns the source of protein. Although food calories also consist of carbohydrates and fats, protein is typically considered the most essential of the three groups. In fact, Americans have long been dogmatic in their regard for the quality and quantity...

Review: SunWarrior Protein Wins Editor's Choice Award for Raw, Vegan, Brown Rice Protein Concentrate

7/1/2008 - If you're into a plant-based diet and all the health and performance benefits that come from eating plants, it's difficult to find a high-quality source of supplemental protein. Until now, traditional sources have been soy protein, yellow pea protein, hemp seed protein, brown rice protein and mesquite...

Gluten-Free Vegan Diet May Protect Arthritis Patients From Heart Attack

5/5/2008 - Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who eat a gluten-free vegan diet could be better protected against heart attacks and stroke. RA is a major risk factor for these cardiovascular diseases, but a gluten-free vegan diet was shown to lower cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and oxidized LDL (OxLDL),...

For Rheumatoid Arthritis, Choose a Gluten-Free Vegan Diet

4/1/2008 - For people with rheumatoid arthritis, switching to a gluten-free vegan diet may significantly improve the symptoms associated with this autoimmune disease. A diet free from gluten and animal products was found to relieve some symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis by beneficially affecting the immune system....

Debating Honey: Symbiotic Food or Unnatural Poison?

12/14/2007 - Honey is an age-old food and medicine, dating back thousands of years at least. One would think that both believers in creation and believers in evolution would feel that honey is a symbiotic food and medicine. Still, one could make the same assumption about drinking the milk of other mammals, but...

Nature's First Law rolls out a raw, vegan, organic protein superfood powder

9/29/2006 - Nature's Law, an online retailer that sells whole raw foods and supplements direct to the public, has introduced Thor's Raw Power Protein superfood powder to the public. Creator Stephen Arlin had tried several ingredient formulations over the last five years trying to find the right balance between...

Vegan diet found to markedly improve health of diabetes patients

7/27/2006 - In a study published in the journal Diabetes Care, researchers found that a vegan diet may be better for type 2 diabetics than other diets, even the ones recommended by the American Diabetes Association. Researchers from George Washington University tested a vegan diet and the ADA-recommended diet...

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