Health and Nutrition

Why Aren't Environmentalists Vegan?

James McWilliams, a Freakonomics blogger, takes issue with environmental groups not actively promoting veganism.

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What is the Single Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Health?

Exercise. At least according to Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.

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A Piece of Dietary History

Here's an interesting read about Michio Kushi, a historic figure in bridging the gap between diet and health in America.

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Vegan Athlete Pam Boteler Discusses Her Diet

Pam Boteler is a world-class athlete and champion canoeist. In this interview, she talks about becoming a raw vegan athlete and how it has changed her game. Pam is also the founder of WomenCAN International - a nonprofit organization advocating for the inclusion of women's canoeing events in the Olympics.

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Rich Roll is Finding Ultra

Rich Roll, vegan ultraman specialist, has a new book coming out at the end of May. Check it out!

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Raw Vegan Bodybuilding with Charlie Abel

Charlie Abel spoke at the OrganicAthlete Conference in 2005.

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Raw Food Bodybuilding

Charlie Abel has a new edition of his ebook about building muscle on a raw vegan diet. Is weightlifting and bodybuilding possible on a raw vegan diet? 38 year veteran natural bodybuilder Charlie Abel says it's very possible, and at 54 years old has the physique many in their 20s would envy.

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A Vegan Dining Hall

The University of North Texas has opened a new vegan dining hall.

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Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete: Cara Gillis

Matt Ruscigno has posted the 2nd of the Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete (he actually posted these over a month ago, but I'm just getting caught up); this time with former OrganicAthlete cycling team member Cara Gillis. It's so good to see Cara still hammering on. Enjoy!

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Raw Vegan Bodybuilder Gets Huge

I came across this guy today. Whoa. He's a big guy!

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Get Active or Active Calories?

In yesterday's newspaper, the health and fitness section had a a story with tips from The Active Calorie Diet. The concept isn't new that all calories are not created equal. The concept that 1 gram of carbohydrates equals 4 calories is, after all, just a statistical average. Some calorie sources will yield more calories, some less. The premise of this book is consuming those foods that yield fewer calories. That is, they require more energy to digest.

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TrueLove: A Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete Part 2

Matt Ruscigno and his TrueLove crew posted part 2 of their Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete series. This video follows Brian Davidson as he competes in a 200 mile bike race in Death Valley. Not be a spoiler, but he crosses the finish line first.

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To Beat Cancer, Eat Plants

In this talk by William Li on anti-angiogenic research, the take-away point for me is to eat plants, as many as you can.

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Dr. Ruth Heidrich - Long Term Vegan Success

Dr. Ruth Heidrich gave a presentation on long term vegan success at the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference. Continue reading…

Bodybuilder Kenneth Williams at the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference

Kenneth Williams spoke about why one should chose a vegan diet.

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Rozalind Gruben - Eating and Emotions

Rozalind Gruben speaks about the social and emotion aspects of eating at the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference.

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Dr. Doug Graham - Nutrition and Athletic Performance

Dr. Doug Graham gave a presentation at the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference on nutrition and athletic performance. Continue reading…

Christine Vardaros Speaks at the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference

Christine Vardaros gave a presentation on her experience as a vegan athlete at the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference. Continue reading…