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In article [email protected],
Peter Terpstra posted:
[
[ U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years
[
[ By Hope Bohanec
[
[ According to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned
[ by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in
[ the United States has doubled since 2009 to 2.5% of the
[ population. An amazing 7.5 million U.S. citizens now eat
[ vegan diets that do not include any animal products - no
[ meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs. Close to 16 million,
[ or 5%, identify as vegetarian, never eating meat, poultry
[ or fish.
[
[ If this rate continues, vegans will be 10% of the U.S.
[ population in 2015, 40% in 2019, and in 80 % in 2050!
[
[ This would mean an end to the exploitation and suffering
[ of billions of farmed animals. The study also revealed
[ that 33% of U.S. citizens are eating vegetarian meals a
[ significant amount of the time and ordering vegetarian
[ meals at restaurants, though they are not vegetarians.
[ That is over 100 million people, one third of the
[ country!
[
[ Interestingly, the demographic breakdown of the study
[ discovered that it was equal percentages of Democrats and
[ Republicans eating vegetarian. Perhaps these two parties
[ CAN agree on something - the vegan lifestyle is healthy
[ and compassionate.
[
[ Conscientious eating is going mainstream so if you
[ haven’t already, reduce or eliminate your consumption of
[ animal products-everyone’s doing it!
[
[ http://www.occupyforanimals.org/us-v...two-years.html

Dhanyavaad for your post!

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Om Shanti

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Jay Stevens - not a doctor, not a Hindoo, nothing but a defrauding
"astrologer" - lied:

In article [email protected],
Peter Terpstra posted:
[
[ U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years
[
[ By Hope Bohanec
[
[ According to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned
[ by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in
[ the United States has doubled since 2009 to 2.5% of the
[ population.


Bullshit. "vegans" aren't even one half of one percent of the US
population, and the percentage is stagnant.

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/artic...sm-in-america/
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On 8/9/2013 2:52 PM, Dr. Jai Maharaj wrote:
[snip jyotishithead bullshit]


Over 13 years, the percentage of American adults saying they are
vegetarian fell by one percentage point.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/156215/co...getarians.aspx

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Why Do So Many "Vegetarians" Umm...Lie About Their Diets?

If there are so few true vegetarians, what about all those books that
claim we are in the midst of a dietary revolution? Don't believe them.
The reason for the widespread but mistaken belief that America is
rapidly going veg is the mismatch between what people say they eat and
what they actually eat. Take a 2002 Times/CNN poll on the eating habits
of 10,000 Americans. Six percent of the individuals surveyed said they
considered themselves vegetarian. But when asked by the pollsters what
they had eaten in the last 24 hours, 60% of the self-described
"vegetarians" admitted that that had consumed red meat, poultry or fish
the previous day. In another survey, the United States Department of
Agriculture randomly telephoned 13,313 Americans. Three percent of the
respondents answered yes to the question, "Do you consider yourself to
be a vegetarian?" A week later the researchers called the participants
again and this time asked what they had eaten the day before. The
results were even more dramatic than the Times/CNN survey: this time 66%
of the "vegetarians" had eaten animal flesh in the last 24 hours.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...ew-vegetarians
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On 8/9/2013 3:33 PM, George Plimpton wrote:
Why Do So Many "Vegetarians" Umm...Lie About Their Diets?

If there are so few true vegetarians, what about all those books that
claim we are in the midst of a dietary revolution? Don't believe them.
The reason for the widespread but mistaken belief that America is
rapidly going veg is the mismatch between what people say they eat and
what they actually eat. Take a 2002 Times/CNN poll on the eating habits
of 10,000 Americans. Six percent of the individuals surveyed said they
considered themselves vegetarian. But when asked by the pollsters what
they had eaten in the last 24 hours, 60% of the self-described
"vegetarians" admitted that that had consumed red meat, poultry or fish
the previous day. In another survey, the United States Department of
Agriculture randomly telephoned 13,313 Americans. Three percent of the
respondents answered yes to the question, "Do you consider yourself to
be a vegetarian?" A week later the researchers called the participants
again and this time asked what they had eaten the day before. The
results were even more dramatic than the Times/CNN survey: this time 66%
of the "vegetarians" had eaten animal flesh in the last 24 hours.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...ew-vegetarians


Mo


The Campaign to Moralize Meat-Eating Has Failed

In 1975, the philosopher Peter Singer published his ground-breaking book
Animal Liberation which jump-started the contemporary animal rights
movement. Since then, animal protectionists have achieved some
impressive successes. The number of dogs and cats killed in animal
shelters each year has plummeted by 90%, and states like Florida,
Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, and California have enacted legislation to
improve the conditions of animals on factory farms. In contrast, the
30-year campaign by animal activists to equate meat with murder has
hardly made a dent in our collective desire for flesh.

The great paradox of our culture's schizoid attitudes about animals is
that as our concern for their welfare has increased, so has our desire
to eat them. In 1975, the average American ate 178 pounds of red meat
and poultry; by 2007, the number had jumped to 222 pounds. And while the
number of cattle killed for our dining pleasure has decreased by nearly
20% since the publication of Animal Liberation, the number of chickens
killed in American slaughter houses has jumped 200%. According to a
recent report by the highly credible Humane Research Council, if you
include dairy and eggs, an astounding 920 pounds of animal products
slides down the average American's throat each year.

"Moralization" is the cultural transformation of a preference into a
value. Attitudes toward cigarette smoking is an example. About the same
time the animal rights movement was gearing up in the 1970s, the
anti-tobacco forces were also getting their act together. Since then,
the rate of smoking among American adults has dropped from nearly 50% to
less than 25%. In contrast, the number of meat eaters has remained
stable, hovering around 98%.


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Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

In article [email protected],
Peter Terpstra posted:
[
[ U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years
[
[ By Hope Bohanec
[
[ According to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned
[ by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in
[ the United States has doubled since 2009 to 2.5% of the
[ population. An amazing 7.5 million U.S. citizens now eat
[ vegan diets that do not include any animal products - no
[ meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs. Close to 16 million,
[ or 5%, identify as vegetarian, never eating meat, poultry
[ or fish.
[
[ If this rate continues, vegans will be 10% of the U.S.
[ population in 2015, 40% in 2019, and in 80 % in 2050!
[
[ This would mean an end to the exploitation and suffering
[ of billions of farmed animals. The study also revealed
[ that 33% of U.S. citizens are eating vegetarian meals a
[ significant amount of the time and ordering vegetarian
[ meals at restaurants, though they are not vegetarians.
[ That is over 100 million people, one third of the
[ country!
[
[ Interestingly, the demographic breakdown of the study
[ discovered that it was equal percentages of Democrats and
[ Republicans eating vegetarian. Perhaps these two parties
[ CAN agree on something - the vegan lifestyle is healthy
[ and compassionate.
[
[ Conscientious eating is going mainstream so if you
[ haven’t already, reduce or eliminate your consumption of
[ animal products-everyone’s doing it!
[
[

http://www.occupyforanimals.org/us-v...two-years.html

Dhanyavaad for your post!

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Making Vegan a New Normal

J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times; Anais Wade and
Dax Henry for The New York Times; Axel Koester for The
New York Times

From left, vegetarian sashimi from n/naka; Kathy Freston,
a high-profile advocate for veganism, dining at Craig's;
the quinoa burger at Golden Road Brewing. More Photos »

By Jeff Gordinier
NYTimes.com
September 24, 2012

Slide Show

In Southern California, Courting Vegans and Vegetarians

It was a warm California evening in the city of West
Hollywood, and Kathy Freston was sipping a martini.

"Just because you're a vegan doesn't mean you don't want
to have fun," she said, sitting in a booth at a
restaurant called Craig's. "I'm a decadent gal. I want to
drink. I want to feel full at the end of a meal. I just
don't want it to have any animals in it, for a variety of
reasons."

Tall, slim and golden-tressed enough to be mistaken for a
movie star, Ms. Freston is the author of books like
"Quantum Wellness"*and "The Lean," and a high-profile
advocate for veganism. She strives to consume nothing
that can be traced back to sentient creatures: no meat,
no eggs, no dairy.

But chilled vodka with extra olives? No problem. Nor did
she have any qualms about eating from a menu that
includes an 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak.

Craig's, hatched last year by Craig Susser, an alumnus of
Dan Tana's, the age-defying hangout on Santa Monica
Boulevard, is not a vegan restaurant. It represents a new
culinary wave that can be felt all over Southern
California, that reliable ripple-generator of so many
national trends: the omnivore's restaurant that courts
vegans and vegetarians (particularly the glamorous and
powerful ones who are a crucial engine of the dining
economy here) by preparing meatless dishes that surpass
the droopy steamed-vegetable platters of yore.

"You picture vegan restaurants with a lot of people with
sandals and dreadlocks, drinking carrot juice," said
Ellen DeGeneres, who stopped by with her spouse, the
actress Portia de Rossi, to chat with Ms. Freston. Here
at Craig's, the mood was more high heels and blond locks.

In fact, from power tables in Beverly Hills to pubs in
the San Fernando Valley, the surging popularity of plant-
based diets is drastically changing the dining landscape.
That shift is under way in various cities around the
world, but it's happening in an explosive way in and
around Los Angeles: at the elite gastronome magnets, at
casual gathering spots and everywhere in between.

Continues at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/di...nia.html?_r=2&

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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Jay Stevens, the jyotishithead - not a doctor, not a Hindoo, just a
fraud - lied:

Jay Stevens, the jyotishithead - not a doctor, not a Hindoo, just a fraud - lied:

In article [email protected],
Peter Terpstra posted:
[
[ U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years


The U.S. "vegan" population is less than one half of one percent, and it
is stagnant. The U.S. vegetarian population fell a percentage point
over the last 13 years. That represents a fall of about 17%.

"veganism" is discredited weird religion, based on a logical fallacy.

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Jay Stevens, the jyotishithead - not a doctor, not a Hindoo, just a
fraud - lied:

Jay Stevens, the jyotishithead - not a doctor, not a Hindoo, just a fraud - lied:

[snip jyotishithead's lies]


Jay Stevens - not a doctor, not a Hindoo, not Indian, just a
jyotishithead and *fake* fortune teller - is afraid to address his
critics directly. What a ****.


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Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

In article [email protected],
Peter Terpstra posted:
[
[ U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years
[
[ By Hope Bohanec
[
[ According to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned
[ by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in
[ the United States has doubled since 2009 to 2.5% of the
[ population. An amazing 7.5 million U.S. citizens now eat
[ vegan diets that do not include any animal products - no
[ meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs. Close to 16 million,
[ or 5%, identify as vegetarian, never eating meat, poultry
[ or fish.
[
[ If this rate continues, vegans will be 10% of the U.S.
[ population in 2015, 40% in 2019, and in 80 % in 2050!
[
[ This would mean an end to the exploitation and suffering
[ of billions of farmed animals. The study also revealed
[ that 33% of U.S. citizens are eating vegetarian meals a
[ significant amount of the time and ordering vegetarian
[ meals at restaurants, though they are not vegetarians.
[ That is over 100 million people, one third of the
[ country!
[
[ Interestingly, the demographic breakdown of the study
[ discovered that it was equal percentages of Democrats and
[ Republicans eating vegetarian. Perhaps these two parties
[ CAN agree on something - the vegan lifestyle is healthy
[ and compassionate.
[
[ Conscientious eating is going mainstream so if you
[ haven’t already, reduce or eliminate your consumption of
[ animal products-everyone’s doing it!
[
[

http://www.occupyforanimals.org/us-v...two-years.html

Dhanyavaad for your post!

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Making Vegan a New Normal

J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times; Anais Wade and
Dax Henry for The New York Times; Axel Koester for The
New York Times

From left, vegetarian sashimi from n/naka; Kathy Freston,
a high-profile advocate for veganism, dining at Craig's;
the quinoa burger at Golden Road Brewing. More Photos »

By Jeff Gordinier
NYTimes.com
September 24, 2012

Slide Show

In Southern California, Courting Vegans and Vegetarians

It was a warm California evening in the city of West
Hollywood, and Kathy Freston was sipping a martini.

"Just because you're a vegan doesn't mean you don't want
to have fun," she said, sitting in a booth at a
restaurant called Craig's. "I'm a decadent gal. I want to
drink. I want to feel full at the end of a meal. I just
don't want it to have any animals in it, for a variety of
reasons."

Tall, slim and golden-tressed enough to be mistaken for a
movie star, Ms. Freston is the author of books like
"Quantum Wellness"*and "The Lean," and a high-profile
advocate for veganism. She strives to consume nothing
that can be traced back to sentient creatures: no meat,
no eggs, no dairy.

But chilled vodka with extra olives? No problem. Nor did
she have any qualms about eating from a menu that
includes an 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak.

Craig's, hatched last year by Craig Susser, an alumnus of
Dan Tana's, the age-defying hangout on Santa Monica
Boulevard, is not a vegan restaurant. It represents a new
culinary wave that can be felt all over Southern
California, that reliable ripple-generator of so many
national trends: the omnivore's restaurant that courts
vegans and vegetarians (particularly the glamorous and
powerful ones who are a crucial engine of the dining
economy here) by preparing meatless dishes that surpass
the droopy steamed-vegetable platters of yore.

"You picture vegan restaurants with a lot of people with
sandals and dreadlocks, drinking carrot juice," said
Ellen DeGeneres, who stopped by with her spouse, the
actress Portia de Rossi, to chat with Ms. Freston. Here
at Craig's, the mood was more high heels and blond locks.

In fact, from power tables in Beverly Hills to pubs in
the San Fernando Valley, the surging popularity of plant-
based diets is drastically changing the dining landscape.
That shift is under way in various cities around the
world, but it's happening in an explosive way in and
around Los Angeles: at the elite gastronome magnets, at
casual gathering spots and everywhere in between.

Continues at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/di...nia.html?_r=2&

McCartney Presses India On vegan Day

Paul McCartney Urges Indian Prime Minister To Declare National Day Of Vegetarianism

Associated Press
CBS News
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Indraprasth aka New Delhi (AP) - Outspoken vegetarian
Paul McCartney is urging India to declare a national
Vegetarian Day to celebrate meat-free living and
compassion toward animals.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says
McCartney sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh saying such a day could save animals while helping
to protect both the environment and people's health.

McCartney's letter says "it would be a celebration of
life."

The U.N. food agency in 2003 estimated 42 percent of
India's 1.2 billion people are vegetarian, due mostly to
financial and religious concerns. Strict Hindus and Jains
do not eat meat.

Singh's office could not immediately confirm receipt of
McCartney's letter Tuesday.

More at:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/...n7211309.shtml

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.jai-maharaj

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Jay Stevens, the jyotishithead - not a doctor, not a Hindoo, just a
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Jay Stevens, the jyotishithead - not a doctor, not a Hindoo, just a fraud - lied:

[jyotishithead lies]


Jay Stevens, the jyotishithead - not a doctor, not a Hindoo, just a
fraud - continues to demonstrate abject terror. Instead of confronting
his critics, he just runs away.


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Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

In article [email protected],
Peter Terpstra posted:
[
[ U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years
[
[ By Hope Bohanec
[
[ According to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned
[ by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in
[ the United States has doubled since 2009 to 2.5% of the
[ population. An amazing 7.5 million U.S. citizens now eat
[ vegan diets that do not include any animal products - no
[ meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs. Close to 16 million,
[ or 5%, identify as vegetarian, never eating meat, poultry
[ or fish.
[
[ If this rate continues, vegans will be 10% of the U.S.
[ population in 2015, 40% in 2019, and in 80 % in 2050!
[
[ This would mean an end to the exploitation and suffering
[ of billions of farmed animals. The study also revealed
[ that 33% of U.S. citizens are eating vegetarian meals a
[ significant amount of the time and ordering vegetarian
[ meals at restaurants, though they are not vegetarians.
[ That is over 100 million people, one third of the
[ country!
[
[ Interestingly, the demographic breakdown of the study
[ discovered that it was equal percentages of Democrats and
[ Republicans eating vegetarian. Perhaps these two parties
[ CAN agree on something - the vegan lifestyle is healthy
[ and compassionate.
[
[ Conscientious eating is going mainstream so if you
[ haven’t already, reduce or eliminate your consumption of
[ animal products-everyone’s doing it!
[
[

http://www.occupyforanimals.org/us-v...two-years.html

Dhanyavaad for your post!

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Making Vegan a New Normal

J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times; Anais Wade and
Dax Henry for The New York Times; Axel Koester for The
New York Times

From left, vegetarian sashimi from n/naka; Kathy Freston,
a high-profile advocate for veganism, dining at Craig's;
the quinoa burger at Golden Road Brewing. More Photos »

By Jeff Gordinier
NYTimes.com
September 24, 2012

Slide Show

In Southern California, Courting Vegans and Vegetarians

It was a warm California evening in the city of West
Hollywood, and Kathy Freston was sipping a martini.

"Just because you're a vegan doesn't mean you don't want
to have fun," she said, sitting in a booth at a
restaurant called Craig's. "I'm a decadent gal. I want to
drink. I want to feel full at the end of a meal. I just
don't want it to have any animals in it, for a variety of
reasons."

Tall, slim and golden-tressed enough to be mistaken for a
movie star, Ms. Freston is the author of books like
"Quantum Wellness"*and "The Lean," and a high-profile
advocate for veganism. She strives to consume nothing
that can be traced back to sentient creatures: no meat,
no eggs, no dairy.

But chilled vodka with extra olives? No problem. Nor did
she have any qualms about eating from a menu that
includes an 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak.

Craig's, hatched last year by Craig Susser, an alumnus of
Dan Tana's, the age-defying hangout on Santa Monica
Boulevard, is not a vegan restaurant. It represents a new
culinary wave that can be felt all over Southern
California, that reliable ripple-generator of so many
national trends: the omnivore's restaurant that courts
vegans and vegetarians (particularly the glamorous and
powerful ones who are a crucial engine of the dining
economy here) by preparing meatless dishes that surpass
the droopy steamed-vegetable platters of yore.

"You picture vegan restaurants with a lot of people with
sandals and dreadlocks, drinking carrot juice," said
Ellen DeGeneres, who stopped by with her spouse, the
actress Portia de Rossi, to chat with Ms. Freston. Here
at Craig's, the mood was more high heels and blond locks.

In fact, from power tables in Beverly Hills to pubs in
the San Fernando Valley, the surging popularity of plant-
based diets is drastically changing the dining landscape.
That shift is under way in various cities around the
world, but it's happening in an explosive way in and
around Los Angeles: at the elite gastronome magnets, at
casual gathering spots and everywhere in between.

Continues at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/di...nia.html?_r=2&

McCartney Presses India On vegan Day

Paul McCartney Urges Indian Prime Minister To Declare National Day Of
Vegetarianism

Associated Press
CBS News
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Indraprasth aka New Delhi (AP) - Outspoken vegetarian
Paul McCartney is urging India to declare a national
Vegetarian Day to celebrate meat-free living and
compassion toward animals.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says
McCartney sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh saying such a day could save animals while helping
to protect both the environment and people's health.

McCartney's letter says "it would be a celebration of
life."

The U.N. food agency in 2003 estimated 42 percent of
India's 1.2 billion people are vegetarian, due mostly to
financial and religious concerns. Strict Hindus and Jains
do not eat meat.

Singh's office could not immediately confirm receipt of
McCartney's letter Tuesday.

More at:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/...n7211309.shtml

Vegan diet reverses diabetes symptoms, study finds

By Maggie Fox
Reuters
ABC News
July 27, 2006

[Caption] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has
found that Americans don't get nearly enough fruits and
vegetables in their diets. fruits and vegetables
(Clipart.com)

Washington (Reuters) - People who ate a low-fat vegan
diet, cutting out all meat and dairy, lowered their blood
sugar more and lost more weight than people on a standard
American Diabetes Association diet, researchers said on
Thursday.

They lowered their cholesterol more and ended up with
better kidney function, according to the report published
in Diabetes Care, a journal published by the American
Diabetes Association.

Participants said the vegan diet was easier to follow
than most because they did not measure portions or count
calories. Three of the vegan dieters dropped out of the
study, compared to eight on the standard diet.

"I hope this study will rekindle interest in using diet
changes first, rather than prescription drugs," Dr. Neal
Barnard, president of the Physician's Committee for
Responsible Medicine, which helped conduct the study,
told a news conference.

An estimated 18 million Americans have type 2 diabetes,
which results from a combination of genetics and poor
eating and exercise habits. They run a high risk of heart
disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and limb loss.

Barnard's team and colleagues at George Washington
University, the University of Toronto and the University
of North Carolina tested 99 people with type 2 diabetes,
assigning them randomly to either a low-fat, low-sugar
vegan diet or the standard American Diabetes Association
diet.

After 22 weeks on the diet, 43 percent of those on the
vegan diet and 26 percent of those on the standard diet
were either able to stop taking some of their drugs such
as insulin or glucose-control medications, or lowered the
doses.

The vegan dieters lost 14 pounds (6.5 kg) on average
while the diabetes association dieters lost 6.8 pounds
(3.1 kg).

An important level of glucose control called a1c fell by
1.23 points in the vegan group and by 0.38 in the group
on the standard diet.

DROPPING DRUGS

A1c gives a measure of how well controlled blood sugar
has been over the preceding three months.

In the dieters who did not change whatever cholesterol
drugs they were on during the study, LDL or "bad"
cholesterol fell by 21 percent in the vegan group and 10
percent in the standard diet group.

The vegan diet removed all animal products, including
meat, fish and dairy. It was also low in added fat and in
sugar.

The American Diabetes Association diet is more tailored,
taking into account the patient's weight and cholesterol.
Most patients on this diet cut calories significantly,
and were told to eat sugary and starchy foods in
moderation.

All 99 participants met weekly with advisers, who advised
them on recipes, gave them tips for sticking to their
respective diets, and offered encouragement.

"We have got a combination here that works successfully,"
said Dr. David Jenkins of the University of Toronto, who
worked on the study. "The message that we so often get
with diet is that it is no good because nobody follows it
for very long."

Dr. Joshua Cohen, George Washington University associate
professor of medicine, said everyone diagnosed with
diabetes is told to start eating more carefully.

"That may be among the hardest things that any of us can
do," Cohen told the news conference.

The vegan diet "is at least as good, if not better than
traditional approaches," Cohen said.

Vance Warren, a 36-year-old retired police officer living
in Washington, said he lowered his a1c from 10.4,
considered uncontrolled diabetes, to 5.1, considered a
healthy level, over 18 months. "My life is much better
being 74 pounds (34 kg) lighter," Warren told the news
conference.

More at:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diabete...ory?id=2244647

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Om Shanti

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Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

In article [email protected],
Peter Terpstra posted:
[
[ U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years
[
[ By Hope Bohanec
[
[ According to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned
[ by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in
[ the United States has doubled since 2009 to 2.5% of the
[ population. An amazing 7.5 million U.S. citizens now eat
[ vegan diets that do not include any animal products - no
[ meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs. Close to 16 million,
[ or 5%, identify as vegetarian, never eating meat, poultry
[ or fish.
[
[ If this rate continues, vegans will be 10% of the U.S.
[ population in 2015, 40% in 2019, and in 80 % in 2050!
[
[ This would mean an end to the exploitation and suffering
[ of billions of farmed animals. The study also revealed
[ that 33% of U.S. citizens are eating vegetarian meals a
[ significant amount of the time and ordering vegetarian
[ meals at restaurants, though they are not vegetarians.
[ That is over 100 million people, one third of the
[ country!
[
[ Interestingly, the demographic breakdown of the study
[ discovered that it was equal percentages of Democrats and
[ Republicans eating vegetarian. Perhaps these two parties
[ CAN agree on something - the vegan lifestyle is healthy
[ and compassionate.
[
[ Conscientious eating is going mainstream so if you
[ haven’t already, reduce or eliminate your consumption of
[ animal products-everyone’s doing it!
[
[

http://www.occupyforanimals.org/us-v...two-years.html

Dhanyavaad for your post!

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

Making Vegan a New Normal

J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times; Anais Wade and
Dax Henry for The New York Times; Axel Koester for The
New York Times

From left, vegetarian sashimi from n/naka; Kathy Freston,
a high-profile advocate for veganism, dining at Craig's;
the quinoa burger at Golden Road Brewing. More Photos »

By Jeff Gordinier
NYTimes.com
September 24, 2012

Slide Show

In Southern California, Courting Vegans and Vegetarians

It was a warm California evening in the city of West
Hollywood, and Kathy Freston was sipping a martini.

"Just because you're a vegan doesn't mean you don't want
to have fun," she said, sitting in a booth at a
restaurant called Craig's. "I'm a decadent gal. I want to
drink. I want to feel full at the end of a meal. I just
don't want it to have any animals in it, for a variety of
reasons."

Tall, slim and golden-tressed enough to be mistaken for a
movie star, Ms. Freston is the author of books like
"Quantum Wellness"*and "The Lean," and a high-profile
advocate for veganism. She strives to consume nothing
that can be traced back to sentient creatures: no meat,
no eggs, no dairy.

But chilled vodka with extra olives? No problem. Nor did
she have any qualms about eating from a menu that
includes an 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak.

Craig's, hatched last year by Craig Susser, an alumnus of
Dan Tana's, the age-defying hangout on Santa Monica
Boulevard, is not a vegan restaurant. It represents a new
culinary wave that can be felt all over Southern
California, that reliable ripple-generator of so many
national trends: the omnivore's restaurant that courts
vegans and vegetarians (particularly the glamorous and
powerful ones who are a crucial engine of the dining
economy here) by preparing meatless dishes that surpass
the droopy steamed-vegetable platters of yore.

"You picture vegan restaurants with a lot of people with
sandals and dreadlocks, drinking carrot juice," said
Ellen DeGeneres, who stopped by with her spouse, the
actress Portia de Rossi, to chat with Ms. Freston. Here
at Craig's, the mood was more high heels and blond locks.

In fact, from power tables in Beverly Hills to pubs in
the San Fernando Valley, the surging popularity of plant-
based diets is drastically changing the dining landscape.
That shift is under way in various cities around the
world, but it's happening in an explosive way in and
around Los Angeles: at the elite gastronome magnets, at
casual gathering spots and everywhere in between.

Continues at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/di...nia.html?_r=2&

McCartney Presses India On vegan Day

Paul McCartney Urges Indian Prime Minister To Declare National Day Of
Vegetarianism

Associated Press
CBS News
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Indraprasth aka New Delhi (AP) - Outspoken vegetarian
Paul McCartney is urging India to declare a national
Vegetarian Day to celebrate meat-free living and
compassion toward animals.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says
McCartney sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh saying such a day could save animals while helping
to protect both the environment and people's health.

McCartney's letter says "it would be a celebration of
life."

The U.N. food agency in 2003 estimated 42 percent of
India's 1.2 billion people are vegetarian, due mostly to
financial and religious concerns. Strict Hindus and Jains
do not eat meat.

Singh's office could not immediately confirm receipt of
McCartney's letter Tuesday.

More at:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/...n7211309.shtml

Vegan diet reverses diabetes symptoms, study finds

By Maggie Fox
Reuters
ABC News
July 27, 2006

[Caption] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has
found that Americans don't get nearly enough fruits and
vegetables in their diets. fruits and vegetables
(Clipart.com)

Washington (Reuters) - People who ate a low-fat vegan
diet, cutting out all meat and dairy, lowered their blood
sugar more and lost more weight than people on a standard
American Diabetes Association diet, researchers said on
Thursday.

They lowered their cholesterol more and ended up with
better kidney function, according to the report published
in Diabetes Care, a journal published by the American
Diabetes Association.

Participants said the vegan diet was easier to follow
than most because they did not measure portions or count
calories. Three of the vegan dieters dropped out of the
study, compared to eight on the standard diet.

"I hope this study will rekindle interest in using diet
changes first, rather than prescription drugs," Dr. Neal
Barnard, president of the Physician's Committee for
Responsible Medicine, which helped conduct the study,
told a news conference.

An estimated 18 million Americans have type 2 diabetes,
which results from a combination of genetics and poor
eating and exercise habits. They run a high risk of heart
disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and limb loss.

Barnard's team and colleagues at George Washington
University, the University of Toronto and the University
of North Carolina tested 99 people with type 2 diabetes,
assigning them randomly to either a low-fat, low-sugar
vegan diet or the standard American Diabetes Association
diet.

After 22 weeks on the diet, 43 percent of those on the
vegan diet and 26 percent of those on the standard diet
were either able to stop taking some of their drugs such
as insulin or glucose-control medications, or lowered the
doses.

The vegan dieters lost 14 pounds (6.5 kg) on average
while the diabetes association dieters lost 6.8 pounds
(3.1 kg).

An important level of glucose control called a1c fell by
1.23 points in the vegan group and by 0.38 in the group
on the standard diet.

DROPPING DRUGS

A1c gives a measure of how well controlled blood sugar
has been over the preceding three months.

In the dieters who did not change whatever cholesterol
drugs they were on during the study, LDL or "bad"
cholesterol fell by 21 percent in the vegan group and 10
percent in the standard diet group.

The vegan diet removed all animal products, including
meat, fish and dairy. It was also low in added fat and in
sugar.

The American Diabetes Association diet is more tailored,
taking into account the patient's weight and cholesterol.
Most patients on this diet cut calories significantly,
and were told to eat sugary and starchy foods in
moderation.

All 99 participants met weekly with advisers, who advised
them on recipes, gave them tips for sticking to their
respective diets, and offered encouragement.

"We have got a combination here that works successfully,"
said Dr. David Jenkins of the University of Toronto, who
worked on the study. "The message that we so often get
with diet is that it is no good because nobody follows it
for very long."

Dr. Joshua Cohen, George Washington University associate
professor of medicine, said everyone diagnosed with
diabetes is told to start eating more carefully.

"That may be among the hardest things that any of us can
do," Cohen told the news conference.

The vegan diet "is at least as good, if not better than
traditional approaches," Cohen said.

Vance Warren, a 36-year-old retired police officer living
in Washington, said he lowered his a1c from 10.4,
considered uncontrolled diabetes, to 5.1, considered a
healthy level, over 18 months. "My life is much better
being 74 pounds (34 kg) lighter," Warren told the news
conference.

More at:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diabete...ory?id=2244647


Vegan diet 'help' for arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis patients may be able to reduce their
high risk of heart attacks and strokes with a gluten-
free, vegan diet, a study suggests.

[Caption] Meat was off the menu for half of those in the
study group

BBC
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Heart attacks and strokes are among the leading causes of
death for sufferers, as the inflammation caused by the
disease impacts upon the arteries.

But an Arthritis Research and Therapy study found those
who pursued a vegan regime had less "bad" cholesterol.

By clogging arteries, this is seen as a key risk factor
for heart problems.

Rheumatoid Arthritis affects around 350,000 people in the
UK.

Millet and sesame

But researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm
say this risk could be reduced through a diet which
excludes animal products and gluten -- found in wheat,
oats, rye and barley.

"A vegan diet may be helpful in reducing cholesterol,
but it is difficult to get enough of some important
nutrients on a vegan diet"
- Arthritis Research Campaign
[Which nutrients? - JM]

They placed 38 volunteers on the diet, in which protein
accounted for 10% of daily energy intake, carbohydrate
60% and fat for 30%.

It included nuts, sunflower seeds, fruit and vegetables,
millet and corn. Sesame milk provided a daily source of
calcium.

A further 28 volunteers followed a healthy diet with
approximately the same proportions of protein,
carbohydrate and fat.

Saturated fats were not to make up more than 10% of daily
energy intake, and wholegrain products were to be chosen
as often as possible.

Those on the vegan diet showed a decrease in the total
level of cholesterol and specifically a reduction in the
amount of low-density lipoprotein (LSL), also known as
"bad cholesterol".

In contrast, those on the non-vegan diet showed no
significant variations in these levels.

The researchers pointed to a "large body of evidence"
suggesting that these changes were beneficial when it
comes to preventing blockage of the arteries and
cardiovascular disease.

The vegan volunteers also had a lower Body Mass Index
(BMI) at the end of the 12 month period, while the
control group remained the same.

The Arthritis Research Campaign, which is currently
looking into how statins may reduce cardiovascular risks
for sufferers, said the study was of interest but said
the role of diet could be exaggerated.

"However we do know that, for example, eating oily fish
can reduce inflammation, and risk factors for developing
the condition include high consumption of red meat and
low consumption of fruit and vegetables, so diet does
play a role -- however limited," a spokeswoman said.

But the charity also sounded a note of warning: "A vegan
diet may be helpful in reducing cholesterol, but it is
difficult to get enough of some important nutrients on a
vegan diet."

More at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7301188.stm

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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Default U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years!

Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

In article [email protected],
Peter Terpstra posted:
[
[ U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years
[
[ By Hope Bohanec
[
[ According to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned
[ by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in
[ the United States has doubled since 2009 to 2.5% of the
[ population. An amazing 7.5 million U.S. citizens now eat
[ vegan diets that do not include any animal products - no
[ meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs. Close to 16 million,
[ or 5%, identify as vegetarian, never eating meat, poultry
[ or fish.
[
[ If this rate continues, vegans will be 10% of the U.S.
[ population in 2015, 40% in 2019, and in 80 % in 2050!
[
[ This would mean an end to the exploitation and suffering
[ of billions of farmed animals. The study also revealed
[ that 33% of U.S. citizens are eating vegetarian meals a
[ significant amount of the time and ordering vegetarian
[ meals at restaurants, though they are not vegetarians.
[ That is over 100 million people, one third of the
[ country!
[
[ Interestingly, the demographic breakdown of the study
[ discovered that it was equal percentages of Democrats and
[ Republicans eating vegetarian. Perhaps these two parties
[ CAN agree on something - the vegan lifestyle is healthy
[ and compassionate.
[
[ Conscientious eating is going mainstream so if you
[ haven’t already, reduce or eliminate your consumption of
[ animal products-everyone’s doing it!
[
[

http://www.occupyforanimals.org/us-v...two-years.html

Dhanyavaad for your post!

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

Making Vegan a New Normal

J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times; Anais Wade and
Dax Henry for The New York Times; Axel Koester for The
New York Times

From left, vegetarian sashimi from n/naka; Kathy Freston,
a high-profile advocate for veganism, dining at Craig's;
the quinoa burger at Golden Road Brewing. More Photos »

By Jeff Gordinier
NYTimes.com
September 24, 2012

Slide Show

In Southern California, Courting Vegans and Vegetarians

It was a warm California evening in the city of West
Hollywood, and Kathy Freston was sipping a martini.

"Just because you're a vegan doesn't mean you don't want
to have fun," she said, sitting in a booth at a
restaurant called Craig's. "I'm a decadent gal. I want to
drink. I want to feel full at the end of a meal. I just
don't want it to have any animals in it, for a variety of
reasons."

Tall, slim and golden-tressed enough to be mistaken for a
movie star, Ms. Freston is the author of books like
"Quantum Wellness"*and "The Lean," and a high-profile
advocate for veganism. She strives to consume nothing
that can be traced back to sentient creatures: no meat,
no eggs, no dairy.

But chilled vodka with extra olives? No problem. Nor did
she have any qualms about eating from a menu that
includes an 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak.

Craig's, hatched last year by Craig Susser, an alumnus of
Dan Tana's, the age-defying hangout on Santa Monica
Boulevard, is not a vegan restaurant. It represents a new
culinary wave that can be felt all over Southern
California, that reliable ripple-generator of so many
national trends: the omnivore's restaurant that courts
vegans and vegetarians (particularly the glamorous and
powerful ones who are a crucial engine of the dining
economy here) by preparing meatless dishes that surpass
the droopy steamed-vegetable platters of yore.

"You picture vegan restaurants with a lot of people with
sandals and dreadlocks, drinking carrot juice," said
Ellen DeGeneres, who stopped by with her spouse, the
actress Portia de Rossi, to chat with Ms. Freston. Here
at Craig's, the mood was more high heels and blond locks.

In fact, from power tables in Beverly Hills to pubs in
the San Fernando Valley, the surging popularity of plant-
based diets is drastically changing the dining landscape.
That shift is under way in various cities around the
world, but it's happening in an explosive way in and
around Los Angeles: at the elite gastronome magnets, at
casual gathering spots and everywhere in between.

Continues at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/di...nia.html?_r=2&

McCartney Presses India On vegan Day

Paul McCartney Urges Indian Prime Minister To Declare National Day Of
Vegetarianism

Associated Press
CBS News
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Indraprasth aka New Delhi (AP) - Outspoken vegetarian
Paul McCartney is urging India to declare a national
Vegetarian Day to celebrate meat-free living and
compassion toward animals.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says
McCartney sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh saying such a day could save animals while helping
to protect both the environment and people's health.

McCartney's letter says "it would be a celebration of
life."

The U.N. food agency in 2003 estimated 42 percent of
India's 1.2 billion people are vegetarian, due mostly to
financial and religious concerns. Strict Hindus and Jains
do not eat meat.

Singh's office could not immediately confirm receipt of
McCartney's letter Tuesday.

More at:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/...n7211309.shtml

Vegan diet reverses diabetes symptoms, study finds

By Maggie Fox
Reuters
ABC News
July 27, 2006

[Caption] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has
found that Americans don't get nearly enough fruits and
vegetables in their diets. fruits and vegetables
(Clipart.com)

Washington (Reuters) - People who ate a low-fat vegan
diet, cutting out all meat and dairy, lowered their blood
sugar more and lost more weight than people on a standard
American Diabetes Association diet, researchers said on
Thursday.

They lowered their cholesterol more and ended up with
better kidney function, according to the report published
in Diabetes Care, a journal published by the American
Diabetes Association.

Participants said the vegan diet was easier to follow
than most because they did not measure portions or count
calories. Three of the vegan dieters dropped out of the
study, compared to eight on the standard diet.

"I hope this study will rekindle interest in using diet
changes first, rather than prescription drugs," Dr. Neal
Barnard, president of the Physician's Committee for
Responsible Medicine, which helped conduct the study,
told a news conference.

An estimated 18 million Americans have type 2 diabetes,
which results from a combination of genetics and poor
eating and exercise habits. They run a high risk of heart
disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and limb loss.

Barnard's team and colleagues at George Washington
University, the University of Toronto and the University
of North Carolina tested 99 people with type 2 diabetes,
assigning them randomly to either a low-fat, low-sugar
vegan diet or the standard American Diabetes Association
diet.

After 22 weeks on the diet, 43 percent of those on the
vegan diet and 26 percent of those on the standard diet
were either able to stop taking some of their drugs such
as insulin or glucose-control medications, or lowered the
doses.

The vegan dieters lost 14 pounds (6.5 kg) on average
while the diabetes association dieters lost 6.8 pounds
(3.1 kg).

An important level of glucose control called a1c fell by
1.23 points in the vegan group and by 0.38 in the group
on the standard diet.

DROPPING DRUGS

A1c gives a measure of how well controlled blood sugar
has been over the preceding three months.

In the dieters who did not change whatever cholesterol
drugs they were on during the study, LDL or "bad"
cholesterol fell by 21 percent in the vegan group and 10
percent in the standard diet group.

The vegan diet removed all animal products, including
meat, fish and dairy. It was also low in added fat and in
sugar.

The American Diabetes Association diet is more tailored,
taking into account the patient's weight and cholesterol.
Most patients on this diet cut calories significantly,
and were told to eat sugary and starchy foods in
moderation.

All 99 participants met weekly with advisers, who advised
them on recipes, gave them tips for sticking to their
respective diets, and offered encouragement.

"We have got a combination here that works successfully,"
said Dr. David Jenkins of the University of Toronto, who
worked on the study. "The message that we so often get
with diet is that it is no good because nobody follows it
for very long."

Dr. Joshua Cohen, George Washington University associate
professor of medicine, said everyone diagnosed with
diabetes is told to start eating more carefully.

"That may be among the hardest things that any of us can
do," Cohen told the news conference.

The vegan diet "is at least as good, if not better than
traditional approaches," Cohen said.

Vance Warren, a 36-year-old retired police officer living
in Washington, said he lowered his a1c from 10.4,
considered uncontrolled diabetes, to 5.1, considered a
healthy level, over 18 months. "My life is much better
being 74 pounds (34 kg) lighter," Warren told the news
conference.

More at:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diabete...ory?id=2244647

Vegan diet 'help' for arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis patients may be able to reduce their
high risk of heart attacks and strokes with a gluten-
free, vegan diet, a study suggests.

[Caption] Meat was off the menu for half of those in the
study group

BBC
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Heart attacks and strokes are among the leading causes of
death for sufferers, as the inflammation caused by the
disease impacts upon the arteries.

But an Arthritis Research and Therapy study found those
who pursued a vegan regime had less "bad" cholesterol.

By clogging arteries, this is seen as a key risk factor
for heart problems.

Rheumatoid Arthritis affects around 350,000 people in the
UK.

Millet and sesame

But researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm
say this risk could be reduced through a diet which
excludes animal products and gluten -- found in wheat,
oats, rye and barley.

"A vegan diet may be helpful in reducing cholesterol,
but it is difficult to get enough of some important
nutrients on a vegan diet"
- Arthritis Research Campaign
[Which nutrients? - JM]

They placed 38 volunteers on the diet, in which protein
accounted for 10% of daily energy intake, carbohydrate
60% and fat for 30%.

It included nuts, sunflower seeds, fruit and vegetables,
millet and corn. Sesame milk provided a daily source of
calcium.

A further 28 volunteers followed a healthy diet with
approximately the same proportions of protein,
carbohydrate and fat.

Saturated fats were not to make up more than 10% of daily
energy intake, and wholegrain products were to be chosen
as often as possible.

Those on the vegan diet showed a decrease in the total
level of cholesterol and specifically a reduction in the
amount of low-density lipoprotein (LSL), also known as
"bad cholesterol".

In contrast, those on the non-vegan diet showed no
significant variations in these levels.

The researchers pointed to a "large body of evidence"
suggesting that these changes were beneficial when it
comes to preventing blockage of the arteries and
cardiovascular disease.

The vegan volunteers also had a lower Body Mass Index
(BMI) at the end of the 12 month period, while the
control group remained the same.

The Arthritis Research Campaign, which is currently
looking into how statins may reduce cardiovascular risks
for sufferers, said the study was of interest but said
the role of diet could be exaggerated.

"However we do know that, for example, eating oily fish
can reduce inflammation, and risk factors for developing
the condition include high consumption of red meat and
low consumption of fruit and vegetables, so diet does
play a role -- however limited," a spokeswoman said.

But the charity also sounded a note of warning: "A vegan
diet may be helpful in reducing cholesterol, but it is
difficult to get enough of some important nutrients on a
vegan diet."

More at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7301188.stm

Forwarded post:

October 4, 2005

Dining with Friends: The Art of North American Vegan
Cuisine Cookbook

By Priscilla Feral and Lee Hall with Friends of Animals
Nectar Bat Press, 2005
$19.95 Paperback

End of forwarded post.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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