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Chronically ill man’s severe migraines ‘completely eliminated’ on plant-based diet

A case study reported that a man’s severe and chronic migraine attacks completely disappeared after switching to a diet that included lots of dark-green leafy vegetables. A photographer has revealed how he ditched his migraine medications after switching to a plant-based diet. Doctors in the US who treated the 60-year-old man, whose identity was not …

Eating vegetable fat instead of meat linked to 12% drop in stroke risk, study finds

The researchers found that the “sources of fat are more important than the total amount of dietary fat in the prevention of cardiovascular disease including stroke.” Dietary fat sourced from plants may slash the overall risk of stroke by up to 12%, according to a new study. The results presented by American Heart Association come …

Vegan diet lowers the need for medicines in seniors by 58%, study finds

The new study was published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine last month. A new study has linked eating a vegan diet to lowering the number of medications required by older adults. Published in the medical journal American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, the study’s researchers investigated the association between diet and polypharmacy – where …

Billie Eilish and Chris Paul to expose racial inequality in the food system in new film

They’re Trying To Kill Us documentary spotlights that ‘poisonous diets’ are ‘the single biggest threat to Americans of color’. Billie Eilish and Chris Paul are executive producers of a new vegan documentary that exposes the racial inequality in the American food system. The film called They’re Trying to Kill Us  has been  co-directed by John …

Vegan dog and cat food as healthy as meat, says vet

“Dogs, cats and other species have requirements for nutrients, they don’t need meat or any other particular ingredient.” New research has found that vegan diets are just as healthy for cats and dogs as meat-based pet food. University of Winchester veterinary professor Andrew Knight said his research shows that plant-based diets carefully formulated with additional …

WHAT: Pig kidney is successfully transplanted into a human

“Pigs aren’t spare parts and should never be used as such just because humans are too self-centered to donate their bodies to patients desperate for organ transplants.” US surgeons have successfully attached a pig’s kidney to a human body in what is being hailed as a ‘watershed moment’ in the decades-long mission to one day …

Rosario Dawson credits vegan diet for better health, flexibility and less inflammation

The 42-year-old vegan actress has been focusing on her gut health since her father’s cancer diagnosis. Actress, producer and environmental activist Rosario Dawson has been following a vegan diet for years to ensure that she’s prioritizing her health over everything else. In 2019, the Dopesick actress opened up to PEOPLE about her decision to cut …

THAT’S RIGHT: 1 In 3 Brits now drink plant-based milk

“The plant-based trend continues to gain momentum in the UK, fuelled by environmental and health considerations.” A growing number of Brits are ditching dairy and switching over to plant-based milk options. According to Mintel, one in three Brits are now consuming non-dairy alternatives  – a record high. The global market research company polled 2,000 people aged …

BREAKING: EU votes to end cruel lab animal experiments

“A coherent approach is essential to achieve safety and sustainability, without animal testing. We need to use science. Not animals.” The European Parliament has voted to stop laboratory experiments on animals and replace them with modern science. An overwhelming majority of cross-party members voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the European Commission …

Men on a plant-based diet experience flatulence 7 times more than those on a standard western diet, study finds

According to scientists, more flatulence on a plant-based diet indicates healthier gut flora and better colon health. A new study has found that men eating a plant-heavy diet pass more gas in comparison to those who eat a meat-based diet. According to the researchers, plant-based foods do actually cause men to fart more and have …

51% of Brits willing to swap meat with plant-based alternatives, new survey finds

Respondents cited health, animal welfare, and environmental concerns as primary motivations for reducing their meat consumption. More than half of Brits are willing to swap meat with plant-based alternatives, according to research by  Appinio. The research platform surveyed 1000 British adults of which 69% identified themselves as omnivores. 11.4% said they were flexitarian, 8.7% vegetarian, …

‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Star Joanna Lumley urges University to stop ‘traumatizing’ experiments on baby rats

 “And what do these tests do besides traumatising animals? Absolutely nothing,…” Joanna Lumley is urging the University Of Bristol to end its “ghastly” use of the forced swim test. The BAFTA-winning actor and staunch animal rights activist has written a letter to the University’s vice-chancellor and president, Hugh Brady – requesting to forgo the ‘traumatizing’ …