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Plant-Based Doctor Directory Lists Vegan Practitioners Across the Country

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based movement grows, more and more people are seeking practitioners who understand the importance of lifestyle and nutrition when it comes to healthcare. Too many mainstream doctors aren’t educated on the latest research, much less open-minded towards alternative opinions.

But now, thanks to PlantBasedDoctors.org, you can find a practitioner who’s on board with your lifestyle.

The site is a free directory created by popular blogger Happy Herbivore (aka Lindsay Nixon), Meal Mentor and Don’t Lose the Cow. Current featured practitioners include John McDougall, Barnard Medical Center, Michael Greger and Gabriel Cousens.

“Last September I took to Facebook and asked my fans to list any doctors or medical professionals they knew that were supportive of the plant-based diet or were plant-based or vegan themselves,” explained Nixon to Latest Vegan News. “Many people left the names of their doctors or other practitioners, and many doctors themselves wrote in. I compiled an international list based on their responses and shared it in a blog post.

After she posted the list, Nixon’s friends at Forks Over Knives shared it, and lots of people wrote in asking to be added. She’s been updating the list in a Google spreadsheet ever since.

“A few months back, Matt Jager emailed me and asked if he could use the information I’d collected and create a website database for it,” says Nixon of how the website came to be. “He’s generously been using his time and passion to build it ever since, and released the website this week. I hope this website will help people following a plant-based diet or vegan lifestyle find medical professionals that are supportive of their lifestyle as well as bring business to doctors and other practitioners who are in our community and are pushing peas instead of pills.”

You can check out the full database at PlantBasedDoctors.org, and submissions are welcome online.


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Imperfect Veganism: Nature’s Protection Against Pernicious B12 Deficiency?

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Having been a perfectly healthy vegetarian for many years in my teens and early twenties without paying any attention to my intake of particular nutrients, I’ve taken a similarly lax approach since going almost entirely plant based. Since I use specialized enriched products for vegans here and there and do (in theory) allow myself an occasional non-plant-based meal with bivalves, eggs, or a little dairy every so often, I figured I was getting what I needed.

Cancer survivors are turning to a raw, organic vegan lifestyle to live cancer-free

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(NaturalNews) Using statistical software about eight years ago, the CDC estimated the number of people in the United States that were living with cancer. The CDC calls people living with cancer “cancer survivors” rather than “cancer victims,” and for the 30 years leading up to 2001, the number of cancer survivors in the US increased nearly seven million, but how? We, as Americans, are consuming MORE toxic food, more toxic water and putting more dangerous chemicals on our skin. Let’s take a look.

As of 2007, more than 64 percent of people were still alive five years after their diagnosis of cancer, however, six out of 10 of those survivors were senior citizens. This is where it gets tricky. Because the US population is aging, the statistics are misleading if viewed in the wrong light, and that’s exactly how the CDC wants you to view the numbers. It’s a trick to get you believing in chemotherapy as a viable option for hope of cancer survival. In fact, the number of cancer survivors in the US increased from three million in 1971 to a whopping 10 million in 2001. Breast cancer for females lead the “charge” followed closely by prostate and colorectal cancers for the most commonly diagnosed. In case you didn’t know, genetically modified foods hit the fields without safety testing as early as the mid-1980s. Is this just a coincidence with the 300 percent increase of cancer cases?

Chemo kills everything BUT the cancer?

If you are over 65 years old, then you’ve probably experienced multiple surgeries to remove organs, tissue, limbs and even parts of your brain. Chemotherapy and radiation could be keeping you alive, but in what condition? What quality of life do people have who are suffering but “surviving” long term cancer attacks? And if you do survive for five years from your first cancer diagnosis, the CDC publishes you as a statistic, so other people will be encouraged to take toxic chemotherapy, that averages helping only 2.3 percent of people to actually survive. And therein lies the rub.

Invasive surgery, risky chemotherapy and cell damaging radiation all drastically lower immunity, which is how you’re supposed to fight cancer. Allopathic approaches to fighting cancer are oxymoronic! MDs and oncologists seek to make your body more acidic with chemical pharmaceuticals and then put you under the knife, which in itself can easily spread cancer to other parts of the body. The CDC writes the script, and some quack doctor of the “cancer-fighting-industry” reads it to you after your “test results” come back from the lab. They offer you ways to survive for five years, instead of ways to terminate your cancer.

Back in 2004, a groundbreaking 14-year study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology called “The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies.” Of the 150,000 people with cancer that were studied, only three thousand survived based on help from chemotherapy. A measly 2.3 percent success rate for chemo. Did you know one of the major side effects of chemotherapy is cancer? What are the statistics for people who die from chemotherapy? Yet still, the CDC refers to chemotherapy as a “contribution” to cancer survival. Chemotherapy was only 1.8 percent effective on colon cancer and 5.4 percent effective on rectal cancer. Plus, the 2.3 percent of people that do make the CDC cancer survival statistic can still have cancer, as far as we know, because the CDC stops tracking at that point. Did they all “terminate” shortly after the publication of the findings?

Terminate cancer with raw, organic food

Let’s look at the bright side now – the raw, organic, life-loving side. One super-powerful approach to beating cancer is choosing a raw vegan diet that alkalizes the body and fills it with nutrients so it can heal itself. Start juicing raw organic vegetables. Fast for 24 hours once a month and cleanse the blood. Make giant organic salads and green smoothies often. Exercise and get plenty of sunshine and fresh air. Don’t eat anything GMO, ever. Live healthy and be a true survivor, not some lousy statistic.

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5 things that happen to your body once you quit dairy

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Many of us love dairy. Particularly cheese. Even to the point where it’s like crack to us, apparently. With Veganuary being one of the hottest New Year resolution trendsthough, you may just be trying to give it up right now. Either because you want to be healthier, or just believe it’s unnatural. But what exactly happens to a body when you give up the dairy habit of a lifetime? Here are five things you can probably expect.

New Non-Graphic Video Shows Heartbreaking Truth About Dairy

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I had the privilege of working with filmmaker Kelly Guerin and Photographer/Investigator Jo-Anne McArthur on a short film about the dairy industry. It’s funny that so many of us grow up drinking milk without connecting the dots that it’s actually a cow’s breastmilk intended for her newborn. And have you ever really considered what veal parmesan is?

Here’s what I said in the film:

I’m a mother. Twice I’ve endured the challenges of pregnancy, labour, and birth. My slippery, sweet-smelling babies were gently put into my arms, to my breast, and there they stayed. The love of motherhood is an aching, sobering, anxious love. Our worst fear is to lose a child; even the sound of our child crying can send us to despair.

We inflict this nightmare onto cows again and again. The mothers bawl for their babies, fight for them, even sometimes try to hide them. The farmers don’t deny it.

Then as if something from a horror film, we eat the bodies of these sweet babies. They become veal, maybe dusted with parmesan—the coagulated milk from their mothers. They should be drinking the milk; instead we coat their body parts in it. Later we eat the bodies of the mothers too, in the form of cheap hamburgers.

In some ways the family run dairy farms are even more disturbing. How can any parent, how can any mother who has birthed and nursed her babies, how can anyone who has felt the breathtaking hormonal love of parenthood, put someone through the deliberate loss of her babies?

We call it milk but really it’s cow’s milk, mother’s milk, intended for a baby somewhere who wants nothing more than to nurse his own mother for that very milk. We steal it with machines, package it neatly into glossy cartons with the lies of happy cows frolicking in fields. Meanwhile, the formula-fed babies are isolated and sickly, suckling at anything they can reach their tiny mouths to, desperate for the comfort and nutrition from their own mothers.

The grieving mothers are still lactating when they’re artificially inseminated again just a few short months after birthing their babies. The cows are restrained while someone plunges an arm shoulder-deep into their bodies, past their cervixes, and squeezes semen into their uteruses.

All of this is… for what? Cow’s milk. Yogurt. Cheese. A fleeting and replaceable bite of food. With so many non-dairy options available, it’s hard to understand why we would force these gentle mothers and helpless babies to endure all of this pain, this psychological torment and physical deprivation.

We could so easily end all of it. We just have to eat something else. We just have to decide that no bite of dairy is worth breaking the bond between mother and baby.. no bite of dairy is worth quieting that voice in each of us that tells us, you know this is wrong.

12 Bodybuilders Totally Destroying the Vegan Stereotype

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THEIR BODIES ARE INSANE! And yes, there are both gents and ladies.


Their strength is undeniable, and their muscles are unreal, but the sexiest thing about these bodybuilders and athletes is their compassionate hearts. That’s right. These thriving vegans are part of the PlantBuilt Vegan Muscle Team, and they dispel every vegan stereotype with every competition win.

Vegan Eating Would Slash Food’s Global Warming Emissions: Study

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By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could prevent several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate damage, researchers said. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to estimate both the health and climate change impacts of a global move towards a more plant-based diet, they said.

Fake Plastic Rice is Everywhere!! Find Out How To Recognize Real From Fake Rice

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There are rumors that the rice we are buying is not real. Somewhere in Asia after having some . In a country in Asia was found a proof that there is massive production of making of this kind of fake rice .Every aspect of the investigation was shown in the news but the people didn’t believe in that information. Because of this take a good look in what you are buying!

Study finds vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells

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This study is proving yet another health benefit of eating vegan. Collective Evolution reports that scientists have found that blood taken from vegans is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells, when compared to blood taken from people who follow a Standard American Diet (with the hilariously appropriate acronym of S.A.D).

Here’s What Happens When You Stop Being a Vegan

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So you did the whole vegetarian lifestyle for a while, but then one day you decided to give it up and venture into the world of eating meat. All of a sudden you find yourself not having to research all restaurant menus and diligently check ingredients of everything you buy.  Overnight your life has become very different. Here’s 13 things that happen when you stop being a vegetarian.