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George Eisman’s blog: 1 – Eat for good health

George Eisman’s Blog 8/22/14 – Number 1 I have spent my career giving talks about nutrition and the vegan diet: how being vegan, or moving in that direction, helps lower cancer risk, prevents animal suffering, benefits the environment, and helps alleviate food shortages. A few months ago, it was discovered that I had lung cancer […]

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On Beyond Vegetarian – LOVE

Beyond not partaking in products made from animals’ bodies, we can also choose kinder foods in these ways: L-O-V-E –– Local, Organic, Vegan, Ethical Local Less transport; Support your neighbors.  Eat what’s in season in your region. Be creative: every salad does not have to include lettuce. Organic Better for workers and environment.  Even better: Veganic, […]

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The poor feed the rich

Global Justice and Ethics in Food Choices The highest level of consciousness in food selection includes consideration of not only our own health and environment, but of other human beings: future generations as well as those presently living on our planet. Unfortunately, in Western society, the “us vs them” paradigm pervades all fields of human […]

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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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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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The Most Noble Diet

The Most Noble Diet: Introduction    by George Eisman, Registered Dietitian We all have to eat. What we choose to eat depends on a variety of factors, which can be divided into two categories: availability and acceptability.  In most affluent nations today, availability is largely a function of affordability, but time constraints often are a […]

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