Archive | 2013

Abundance

Veganism Means Expansion, Not Restriction It may seem paradoxical that eliminating anything from your diet leads you to a more varied  and adventurous diet, but in the case of eliminating animal products, it’s true. Contrary to the  common misperception that vegan diets are limiting, once you are freed of the habit of seeing meals as […]

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VAVA founder George Eisman interviewed in JVNA newsletter

  VAVA founder George Eisman did an interview with the Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA).  He talks about why he eats a vegan diet, the links between cancer and foods from animal sources, funding of large organizations working on cancer issues, and how he finds free, nutritious food in his back yard! Read the […]

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Reasons to Go Veg

Go veg for humanity, the planet, animals, and ourselves Average meat consumption in the U.S. has decreased 10% in the past few years. Why are more and more people choosing to go veg? • Go veg for humanity: Many more people can be fed on a vegan diet than on a meat- and dairy-centered diet. […]

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Eating for Your Health and the Health of the Planet

Registered Dietitian George Eisman gives presentations on “Eating for Your Health and the Health of the Planet” at two Penn State campuses On November 19 and 20, 2013, VAVA sponsored presentations at the Penn State – Altoona campus and the main State College campus respectively.  Audiences of 35 – 40 students and community members each evening listened as […]

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Presentation at Farm Sanctuary

Registered Dietitian George Eisman Presents Educational Seminar to Farm Sanctuary Interns Eleven interns attended a seminar, November 13, 2013, on the “Health Benefits and Nutrition Realities of a Vegan Diet” at lunchtime today at the Farm Sanctuary Education Center in Orange, New York. His talk was sponsored by the Vegetarian and Vegan Association through a […]

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Radio interview: Vegan diets can be nutritionally adequate for everyone

George Eisman’s interview with Kutztown University Radio 15 minutes Listen at: http://www.mediafire.com/?fqcsi8ere6j96bs George Eisman (Registered Dietitian) recently gave a presentation on “Benefits and Risks Plant-based Diets” at Kuztown University in Kutztown, PA. Before the presentation, he did an interview with Kutztown University Radio. Mr. Eisman spoke about how vegan diets can be nutritionally adequate for everyone, […]

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Great American Meat-Out Day

Florida Events for Great American Meat-Out Day (March 20) Many informative events are taking place in four Florida cities this month as part of the No-Meat March celebration. This is a yearly festival that takes The Great American Meat-Out Day (March 20) .. a full 30 days further. VAVA is sending speakers to six of […]

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Adequacy and healthfulness of veg diets

Adequacy and healthfulness of veg diets Position of the American Dietetic Association: vegetarian diets – Abstract By Craig W.J., and Mangels, Reed, Journal of the American Dietetic Association. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jul;109(7):1266-82. It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are […]

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Meat raises risk of breast cancer

How Much Do Meat, Fish, and Poultry Raise Breast Cancer Risk?  For each serving (3 ½ ounces) eaten on average per day:  Total meat (including fish, chicken, and turkey): Up 31%  Red meat : Up 52%  Processed meat (hot dogs, bologna, etc.): Up 80%  Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 2008. 17: 39-47. Since

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Health effects of a vegetarian diet

SOME OF THE WAYS IN WHICH A VEGETARIAN DIET IS HEALTHY Heart Disease Vegetarians have the lowest rate of atherosclerotic heart disease of any group in the United States. Meat eaters have a ten times greater risk of breast and colon cancer than do pure vegetarians. Diabetes On a low fat vegetarian diet 90% of adult-onset […]

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