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Back to the Heart: Restoring Our Relationship to Our Fellow Creatures

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When Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986, there was little awareness of the highly destructive effects of factory farming. I wanted to see for myself what was happening, so I spent years visiting farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses, undercover, to document the conditions at these operations. What I found was living animals discarded like garbage, thrown into trash cans or heaped onto piles of dead animals. Sick, injured, and immobile animals were left to suffer for hours, even days, without receiving food, water, or veterinary care. The abuse I witnessed was appalling. We stepped in to rescue these individuals, and Farm Sanctuary’s vital shelter work began.

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My Doctor Recommended Forks Over Knives and Plant-Based Diet, Which Has Turned My Health Around

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Angel Sanchez 570x299 My Doctor Recommended Forks Over Knives and Plant Based Diet, Which Has Turned My Health Around

I am a 40-year-old male. In March, I was taken to a local emergency room with chest pain from a pulled muscle and then later learned I had high blood sugar. On April 5, after taking labs I met with my doctor and was advised that I had a number of disease processes taking place that if not addressed would change my life drastically. My A1C was 9.6 and my average blood glucose level was over 265. My triglycerides were 167, cholesterol was 204 and my LDL was 122. At the time my blood pressure was 138/87. I was suffering from chronic back pain, couldn’t sleep at night and could barely stay alert during the day.

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Tom’s “Fried” Rice

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My friend Jake was unable to obtain a standard life insurance policy because he was overweight, and at a high risk for a heart attack, diabetes and other health problems. He read my book Life in Balance Cookbook, lost over 100 pounds, and became a competitive triathlete! One of Jake’s favorite recipe is Tom’s “Fried” Rice, created by my husband Tom. Try it out for you yourself and see why it has contributed to Jake’s success.

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For Better Health, Diet More Effective than Pills and Surgery

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ForBetterHealth 570x299 For Better Health, Diet More Effective than Pills and SurgeryMost doctors will tell patients with high blood sugar, or congested arteries to “watch what they eat.” More often than not this is vague advice that translates into nothing more than insignificant changes to the patient’s diet. The doctor’s approach is comparable to handing a painkiller prescription to someone repeatedly banging their head against the wall – and not asking the patient to stop the banging.

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29-Year Old Adam Blaney Normalizes Blood Pressure, Eliminates Meds

 29 Year Old Adam Blaney Normalizes Blood Pressure, Eliminates Meds

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I am a 29 year old minister, currently living in Lewisburg, WV. In 2009 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and acid reflux after experiencing chest pains which landed me in the emergency room for a night. My sodium was low, I exercised 4 times a week, and it was a mystery to my doctor. It was chalked up as a hereditary thing that I was just going to have to live with. So, I was a 27 year old on blood pressure medication.

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Nutrition Facts Video: Dark Fish Like Salmon May Cause Heartbeat Irregularities

In this Nutrition Facts video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at research showing how consuming dark fish like salmon may cause dangerous heartbeat irregularities.  Click the box below to watch.


Calcium Supplements Can Cause Heart Attacks

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570x299 Calcium Supplements Can Cause Heart AttacksCalcium supplements are thought to be good for the bones, but a new study warns they might be bad for the heart.

A report released Friday in the journal Heart found an alarming result: taking a calcium supplement to prevent bone loss puts people at a significantly greater risk for heart attacks. The 24,000 participants in the study, all between the ages of 35 and 64 and taking calcium supplements regularly, were found to be a whopping 86 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who did not take supplements.

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Chipotle Corn Salsa and Baked Tortilla Chips

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SalsaAndChips 570x2991 Chipotle Corn Salsa and Baked Tortilla ChipsThis is my all-time favorite salsa. It has a smokey flavor and is great as a dip – you can also use it as tasty filling for a burrito or enchilada.

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Dis-ease of the Heart: The Psychology of Eating Animals

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Dis easeOfTheHeart 570x2992 Dis ease of the Heart: The Psychology of Eating AnimalsOn a recent flight on my way to present my slideshow on carnism, I struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me, a conversation that was not terribly different from many of my in-flight dialogues:

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From Couch Potato to One of the World’s Fittest Men

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RichRollBeforeAndAfter 570x299 From Couch Potato to One of the World’s Fittest MenAlthough I had been a collegiate athlete, I had completely lost touch with health and fitness. For many years, my focus was on things I think we can all relate to: building my career as a lawyer, getting married, raising four kids and just getting the bills paid. Along the way, I became sedentary without a second thought devoted to how and what I put down my throat. As I inched towards forty, my addiction to cheeseburgers, pizza, fries and buffalo chicken wings began to catch up to me. I was fifty pounds overweight, but I continued to convince myself that I was still that fit college athlete, bulletproof to obesity and declining health despite the fact that I was perpetually exhausted, lethargic and depressed. Never underestimate the power of denial.

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