Milk and Dairy: Top Health Concerns

Serious health problems are associated with dairy. This should not really be a surprise given that no other species consumes milk regularly past weaning or from another species. [...]

April 6, 2016

Want to Help End World Hunger? Go Vegan.

If we stopped eating animal foods and ate plant foods instead, we would have enough to feed an additional 4 billion people, according to a report from scientists with University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. [...]

April 5, 2016

Is Animal Abuse a Tradition Worth Continuing?

This picture was taken last week at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, in the city where we live. It’s but a single picture of the many roping and other competitions that use animals at these events. [...]

March 24, 2016

Rethinking Eggs

Should you be eating eggs? There are serious health, safety, environmental and ethical issues implicated by the production and consumption of eggs. Dr. Sofia Pineda Ochoa discusses these issues in this short video summary. [...]

January 20, 2016

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. [...]

December 20, 2015

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. [...]

December 13, 2015

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? [...]

November 2, 2015

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