Is vegan eating more healty

Vegan Diet – Keeping It Green – Eating for Body and Planet

Vegan diets are often perceived as being a healthier, more ethical and more sustainable way to feed our growing global population. But do vegan diets really deserve their health halo?

To Vegan or Not? 

Vegan diets typically exclude animal derived ingredients (e.g. meat, dairy products, eggs and gelatine) and foods produced using animal labour, such as honey. Vegans eat grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. According to Google Trends, searches for the term “vegan” have almost tripled over the past 5 years. Despite the fact that “going vegan” is going viral, veganism is not new. The Indian religion …

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asparagus vegetable

Health Benefits of Eating Asparagus

There are good reasons for adding more asparagus to your diet. It is low in calories and loaded with essential vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

Asparagus belongs to the lily family and comes in various colors, including white, green, and purple. It is used in many dishes worldwide, frittatas, pasta, and stir-fries to mention just a few.

There are good reasons for adding more asparagus to your diet. It is low in calories and loaded with essential vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

Half cup (90 grams) of cooked asparagus contains:

* Fat: 0.2 grams
* Calories: 20
* Fiber: 1.8 grams
* …

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What It’s Like to Get Cancer, and Be a Caregiver, as Young Adults

“This has to be a joke – watch me have cancer or some bullshit like that,” Tom replied, clearly caught off guard by what the doctor had just told us.

It was at this point that time started to stand still. After a brief wait, the doctor came back into the room. There seemed to be a shadow of some sort near his lung and they wanted to do a CT scan of his chest. We were not sure what he meant by shadow, but he informed us that it could be a mass of some sort or an infection …

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Mental Health Benefits: What the Law Says

In terms of mental health, what is the role of the federal and state governments regarding legislation, research, and benefits?

Just a few days after Kate Spade’s death by suicide, we are once again shocked by another prominent figure’s passing due to the same cause. As he is a world traveler and storyteller, Anthony Bourdain’s death was met with deep sadness by people all over the world. The chef and food writer has shared about his battle with depression in the past. Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorders, as well as anxiety disorders are among the …

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Rose Face-Mask Recipes for Every Skin Type

A rose-mask can nourish your skin in winter months when the weather is cold and dry. Try one of the following rose-mask recipes to keep it healthy even in the harshest climates.

You have probably heard of rose water, a basic skin care product, but a rose-mask can be unfamiliar. Your skin needs continuous care and applied frequently, rose-mask is a remedy that can nourish your skin very well. In winter months when the weather is cold and dry, your skin is especially vulnerable and needs more moisture to provide a healthy glow.

Try one of the following recipes …

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energy healing

Energy Healing – Does It Really Work?

As I did my research, I discovered that energy healing got results. I was more than a little unnerved. The power of these subtle energies seemed revolutionary.

When I started exploring energy healing, I was a curious, but highly skeptical journalist. For me, it all began when a doctor showed me a book on energy healing. I had gone to an Ivy League school, Barnard College at Columbia University, and as a journalist, I read as many as four newspapers a day. I considered myself well informed. Yet I had never heard of this type of healing. It seemed hard …

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botox and fat injections

Botox or Fat Injections .. Which is Best?

Many Baby-Boomers are feverishly looking for ways to reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, and generally regain a more youthful appearance. Here we compare two popular treatments.

Fat Injections
Fat cells taken from one part of your own body are injected back into another area replenishing the skins collagen layer. This has the effect of smoothing lines and wrinkles and plumping out the treated area.

Botox
Botulinum toxin A is injected into affected areas and the botulinum toxins block the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. If an area of the body can’t move, it can’t wrinkle.

What areas

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diabetes

The New Diabetes Research That Could Change Everything

Diabetes is a disorder that occurs when your blood sugar (blood glucose) reaches unusually high levels. Prolonged high levels of glucose can cause all manner of problems.

You either have diabetes or you know someone who has it. Frankly, it’s a rampant disease in the United States, affecting great swaths of the population.

But despite the widespread nature of it, there is still a lot of ignorance surrounding that what, why, and how of the disease.

There’s good news when it comes to current diabetes research, but because we’re relatively ignorant of how the disease works, we’re not as excited …

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A Sensitive Person’s Guide to Finding Your Voice

I thought I wasn’t allowed to be the sensitive, sweet girl, so I built myself a shell. It was strong, tough, and made me untouchable. It seemed like the better way; like that was what people wanted me to be.

Have you ever wondered which parts of you, could change your life dramatically for the better if you just stopped shoving it away? What parts of you does God see that makes Him smile? What parts of yourself that if you gave it a voice, might be a key to your freedom? Are you willing to find them, peel off …

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sleep

Too Little Sleep Can Affect Your Health

Some experts say that sleep is a greater women’s health issue than men’s due to monthly hormonal changes, pregnancy, and menopause.

A decline in the production of human growth hormone may accelerate aging, and a lack of deep sleep significantly reduces this production, according to a recent study. Although men do have sleep problems, they’re far more prevalent in women. In fact, the average woman sleeps less than 6.5 hours per night during the entire work week.

The study, conducted by the University of Chicago on participants who do not have sleep problems, used audio stimulation to disturb the sleep …

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How to Really Enjoy Your Retirement and Live on Your Own Terms

When you finally reach retirement, you might find that reality doesn’t measure up to the dream. Having so many options can feel like a lot of pressure

“You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick, to start from scratch once again.” – Bikram Choudhury

Picture this: The kids are out of the house; there’s no to-do list to check off; and the daily hustle is no longer part of your life. You take in a deep breath and realize, with excitement, “Retirement is finally here!” Then you think again, this time with some anxiety, “Huh, …

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injectable fillers

Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement – FDA Warning

Injectable silicone is permanent and stays in your body. It is is different from silicone oil used in small amounts in the eyes or the silicone used in FDA-approved breast implants.

By:  FDA Consumer Health Information

Are you considering a procedure to shape or increase the size of certain parts of your body? Beware of using injectable silicone for body contouring, or any other unapproved products to achieve your goals.

Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Although the FDA has approved certain injectable dermal fillers for use in the face (for example, …

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stem cell treatment

FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies

Stem cell therapies may offer the potential to treat diseases or conditions for which few treatments exist.

By: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments. But don’t believe the hype. Some unscrupulous providers offer stem cell products that are both unapproved and unproven. So beware of potentially dangerous procedures—and confirm what’s really being offered before you consider any treatment.

The facts: Stem cell therapies may offer the potential to treat diseases or conditions for which few treatments exist. Sometimes called the body’s “master cells,” stem cells are the cells that develop …

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Life Changes

No matter what change or transition is going on, no matter what decision you need to make, find some time to be alone and silent.

By: Ariane de Bonvoisin

When we make a change in our lives — going back to school, starting a business, pursuing a creative path — we also provoke an identity shift. And even though the changes are external, often it’s more of an internal journey that we are being asked to take. To ensure that we don’t get lost along the way, we need to connect with the core of our being, the essence of …

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healthful meals

Don’t Neglect Your Diet Even if You’re on a Tight Budget

When planning your meals, you need to do a little research in order to determine which fruits and veggies are currently in season.

By:  Vanessa Davis

Cleaning up your diet is hard in it itself, but when you look at the price tags of healthful foods, you turn your back and fill your shopping cart with the usual, high-calorie, unhealthful foods.

Let’s face it, nutritious food is way more accessible than healthy alternatives. But as it turns out, while healthful food might cost you more, it won’t actually cost a fortune.

As the Time reports, a recent study from Harvard …

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