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    Vegan Basics – Radio Archive

    This short 30-minute video provides a general overview of what veganism is, why it's an important topic for public discourse, as well as the key health, ethical, environmental and human rights issues involved. [...]
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    Interview with Michelle McMacken, MD

    Michelle McMacken, MD is an honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, board-certified internal medicine physician, assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine, and the director of the Bellevue Hospital Weight Management Clinic in New York City. In this interview, she discusses the the science and importance of plant-based diets. [...]
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    Interview with Robert J. Ostfeld, MD, MSc

    Dr. Ostfeld is a Yale and Harvard trained cardiologist and the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where he recommends plant-based vegan diets. He is also an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. [...]
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    Inky’s Great Escape, Eating Octopuses Alive, and More

    Inky the octopus made headlines for boldly escaping from an aquarium. But we use these highly intelligent and sentient animals as mere objects for consumption, sometimes even eating them alive. This video explores these issues related to octopuses as well as our use of nonhuman animals more broadly. [...]
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    Livestock and the Sixth Mass Extinction

    Is the sixth mass extinction already under way? Scientists from Stanford, Berkeley, Princeton and UNAM University say it is. Dr. Sofia Pineda Ochoa explores this alarming conclusion, the destructive role that livestock plays in the looming crisis, and what scientists say we must do now to avoid an ecosystem collapse. [...]
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    Interview with Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.

    Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., a surgeon by training, has conducted extensive research into diet and disease, in particular cardiovascular disease. In our interview with Dr. Esselstyn, he discusses why he recommends and follows a whole-foods, plant-based vegan diet. [...]
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    Is Dairy Good for your Bones?

    There are a host of serious problems associated with consumption of milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy foods. Dr. Sofia Pineda Ochoa discusses bone health issues related to dairy intake, as well as some of the environmental and ethical implications involved in dairy production. [...]
  • Is Fish a Health Food, or Have We Just Let It Off the Hook?

    Many people equate eating fish with doing something good for their health. This may be due to the illusion that fish swim in clean waters, or to the fact that they have a very different shape and form than the land animals we use for food. There even seems to be a deeply ingrained notion that aquatic animals are not part of the animal kingdom classification and that consuming fish is similar to—and just as beneficial as—consuming plant foods. So, should we be eating fish to promote health? [...]
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    Are we omnivores, herbivores or carnivores?

    Are we omnivores, carnivores or herbivores? It's important for animals to eat what they are physiologically and anatomically designed to eat, to improve the chances of survival and health. So, what are humans designed to eat? Dr. Sofia Pineda Ochoa discusses this often misunderstood topic. [...]
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    Animal Protein and Bone Health

    Does animal protein in our diet result in higher risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis? It appears so. A broad array of clinical epidemiological studies has found a [...]
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Vitamin B12 – Questions Answered

Dr. Pineda Ochoa discusses the current information about vitamin B12 - what it is, what are the causes and prevalence of deficiencies, and what are the best sources. [...]