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Meatless Monday: Plant-Based Diet Finds Common Ground, Makes Common Sense

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

News flash: Top global physicians and academics agree -- eat more fruits and vegetables.

Meatless Monday: For Your Own Good (Karma) -- Victoria Moran and The Good Karma Diet

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

In her new book, Victoria Moran espouses a diet high in karma, the good kind. That means foods that are plant-based and animal-friendly... and more than vegan ice cream and cupcakes.

Meatless Monday: Ahoy, Plant-Based Matey -- Holistic Holiday at Sea Sets Sail

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Neal Barnard, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn and Chef AJ will all be aboard Holistic Holiday at Sea when it sets sai...

Fat Headlines: 10 Things the 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines Really Say

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Last week there was another barrage of headlines in the media certain to confuse the public about whether cholesterol and animal fats in general are t...

Meatless Monday: Detouring From The McNugget Route

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You're fried from work, your child is cranky, you're both starved and looking at imminent meal meltdown. You take the path of least resistance, and go for quick and kid-pleasing.

Meatless Monday: Rip Esselstyn Has the Last Laugh

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.02.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"I got ridiculed and made fun of and belittled more than any human being deserved." That's Rip Esselstyn talking. Call us crazy, but a former pro tria...

Meatless Monday: The Vegucation of Marisa Miller Wolfson

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The writer, director, editor of the documentary Vegucated did not descend "from the planet Vega to convert the mere earthling." Marisa Miller Wolfson started out as a midwest girl with a fondness for bacon. Along the way, she became "a professional eco-nudger" and dedicated vegan.

Study Says Nearly Half Of Chicken Has E. Coli But Results Questioned

Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a non-profit group perhaps best known for in-your-face billboards featuring slogans like "ch...

How Much Do You Know About Nutrition? (QUIZ)

Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living

You might know your way around some quinoa or a kale salad, but how much do you really know about the basics of nutrition? For all of us culinary know...

Meatless Monday: Make 2012 The Year Of Eating Vegan

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.03.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Maybe you want to go vegan to reduce your carbon footprint. Or because you need to reduce your cholesterol. You do it out of a moral choice or because you've decided salmonella and E.coli outbreaks and food recalls mean steak and eggs are now off the menu -- forever.

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What Is Kristin Bauer's 'True' Passion? | Jo Piazza | Posted 12.26.2011 | Celebrity

Watching Kristin Bauer play Pam, the icy vampire on "True Blood," reveals very little about her real, warm-blooded heart. Bauer is a passionate act...

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

Last Week's Amazon #1 Bestseller

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

Kathy Freston's new book, Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World, details the tremendous physical and environmental benefits of a vegan diet in shocking but ultimately affirming terms.

Meatless Monday: Getting Kids Off McNuggets

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You're fried from work, your child is cranky, you're both starved and looking at imminent meal meltdown. You take the path of least resistance, and g...

Meatless Monday: The Vegan Kickstart

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The Kickstart, from the folks at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, comes complete with meatless recipes, meal plans, an iPhone app, cooking demos and tips from experts.

Animals, Medical Testing and Compassion

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Is there any circumstance when animal experimentation or the use of animals in medical education would be warranted? "No." That brief, to the point,...

Meatless Monday: Compassion By the Book

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

A friend recently announced she'd rather enjoy animals than eat them. She then passed on homemade roasted organic chicken and happily ate quinoa and ...

The Essential Vegetarian Reading List

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bruce Friedrich

I (strongly) suggest that all vegetarians read (and own) all these books, so that you can recommend them articulately and loan them to friends and relatives.