Nutrition and Health



British Kids are Going Vegan at 2x the Rate of Adults
A nationwide survey of 1,500 British children has uncovered that one in ten kids between the ages of eight and 16 are now vegetarian or vegan,
Calcium and Strong Bones
The bone-thinning condition called osteoporosis can lead to small and not-so-small fractures. Although many people think of calcium in the diet as good protection for their bones, this is not at all the whole story
Changing Protein Requirements
There has been a history of enthusiasm for protein in the nutrition world. A century ago, the protein recommendations were more than twice what we know them to be today. This enthusiasm peaked in the 1950s with the United Nations identifying protein deficiency as a serious, widespread, global problem.
Climate change food calculator: Whats your diets carbon footprint?
Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies.
Couple Spends 20 Years Planting an Entire Forest and Animals Have Returned
Unfortunately, the area had undergone a drastic transformation; only about 0.5% was covered in trees, and all of the wildlife had disappeared. “The land,” he tells The Guardian, “was as sick as I was
Eating less meat may help reduce osteoporosis risk, studies show
Want to reduce the risk of osteoporosis? Eat less meat, Cornell researchers say.
IQ rates are dropping in many developed countries and that doesnt bode well for humanity
People are getting dumber. That's not a judgment; it's a global fact. In a host of leading nations, IQ scores have started to decline.
Nature became a support system: How autism helped me campaign for wildlife
A 15-year-old conservationist and activist from Northern Ireland writes about how it’s easier for him to connect with the natural world than other aspects of life
New Study Finds Eggs Will Break Your Heart
Americans are eating 279 eggs per person a year, and a new study finds it’s killing them.
Parents Raising Children Vegan Should Be Prosecuted
Parents who choose to raise their children on a vegan diet should be prosecuted, Belgian doctors have claimed.
Pollutionwatch: the fight for clean air at the school gates
Parents across Europe take action as air pollution found to restrict children’s lung growth
Protein: Everything You Think You Know is Wrong
Sequential, societal trends in which first dietary fat and then dietary carbohydrate were vilified during recent decades have left dietary protein under an implied halo. The resulting infatuation is naïve, over-simplified, misguided, and misleading. Other than that- it’s perfect
Stop labelling neglectful parents Vegan
Stories linking cases of extreme child neglect to plant-based diets are peddling dangerous rhetoric
The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance
Consumption of moderate amounts of animal-derived protein has been shown to differently influence skeletal muscle hypertrophy during resistance training when compared with nitrogenous and isoenergetic amounts of plant-based protein administered in small to moderate doses. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to determine if the post-exercise consumption of rice protein isolate could increase recovery and elicit adequate changes in body composition compared to equally dosed whey protein isolate if given in large, isocaloric doses.
This is what would happen to your body if you only ate meat
This year, more and more of us are deciding to cut out meat altogether in favour of becoming vegetarian or vegan.
TMAO and Heart Disease: The New Red Meat Risk?
Over the past several decades, public health experts and physicians have pinned a hefty portion of the blame for heart disease on saturated fat. That’s not without reason
Treat Meat And Dairy Like Big Tobacco And Scrap Subsidies, Say Scientists
Scientific journal 'The Lancet' says the subsidies should be redirected to 'sustainable farming for healthful food' and meat and dairy farmers should be banned from lobbying the government
Vegans are the Healthiest and May Outlive Us All, Says Study
•New study says vegans have lower levels of fat and higher levels of antioxidants in their body. •Research has shown that antioxidants may prevent certain diseases, like cancer. •Vegans also have more anti-inflammatory properties in their bodies.
Vegans have a healthier biomarker profile
A recent study examined how dietary choices affect the levels of beneficial biomarkers in the body. The team was particularly interested in the impact of a plant-based diet.
WHY ANIMAL FAT IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN SUGAR
Consumption of saturated fat is more likely to result in heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and liver disease than consuming sugar or unsaturated fat, according to a study published last year in Diabetes Care.
Woodland wellness: the benefits of exercising in nature
Exercise is a wonderful thing. It releases endorphins, improves both physical and mental health and helps you sleep better. It’s also a brilliant hobby, a great way to meet new people and can even ease stress
Three NEW Reasons Not To Eat Red Meat
Dozens of studies have shown that eating it increases the risk of multiple forms of cancer and heart disease, among other conditions. Now, Joel Kahn, MD, joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on The Exam Room™ to share three NEW reasons not to eat red meat, some of which might surprise you!
Type 2 diabetes could be reversed with a vegan diet, say leading experts
Diet and lifestyle have long been regarded as the main causes of type 2 diabetes. Now research suggests that vegans reduce their risk of diabetes by 78% compared with people who eat meat on a daily basis. “Type 2 diabetes is almost always preventable, often treatable, and sometimes reversible through diet and lifestyle changes,” wrote Dr Michael Greger, internationally-renowned physician, in his best-selling book How Not To Die
Slaughterhouse Worker Opens Up: 'It Was A Vision Of Hell'
Lots of vegans have this idea about slaughterhouse workers - that they are all monsters and psychopaths - but it's not like that. I spent a short stint working in a slaughterhouse several years ago. It's really important to say it's not something I did by choice. I'm not sure anyone would do something like that through choice; well, maybe a couple of people.
Building a Healthy Vegan Grocery List
There are so many amazing vegan foods out there, you may be surprised by just how many options there are! Here’s just a few examples of some of the foods vegans eat.
World Hunger Rises with Climate Shocks, Conflict and Economic Slumps
The combined forces of climate change, conflict and economic stagnation are driving more people around the world into hunger, reversing earlier progress, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported on Monday.
The Herald
The humble mushroom could become a big player in the global fight against climate breakdown if one Highland company has their way.
USA Today
Alex Morgan remembers athletes sporting milk mustaches in ads when she was a kid, reinforcing the idea that she needed protein from animal and dairy products to be strong.
The Hill
More than a century ago, Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” exposed unsafe and unsanitary conditions in our nation’s slaughterhouses. Sinclair singled out breakneck line speeds as a key source of misery, noting, “The main thing the men wanted was to put a stop to the habit of speeding up, they were trying their best to force a lessening of the pace, for there were some, they said, who could not keep up with it, whom it was killing.”