As plant-based diets gain more traction, the vegan population, especially in high-income countries, is rising. Is veganism – avoiding products produced by, or from, animals – a healthy lifestyle? (Spoiler Alert: you already know the answer. Vegans, like the rest of us, have varying lifestyles, some of which are not as good as others.)
Should we end anonymity on the Internet to bring civility back? The Great Barrington Declaration, Making a Deal with the Devil, a contrarian opinion on the value of a vegan diet.
We are all beginning to venture out. Some of us look around, and in addition to seeing Spring’s arrival, we see pandemic pounds – 10 or more. Everyone seems to be on a diet. Is there a best?
Vegans avoid eating animal products for many reasons — including supposed nutritional and environmental benefits. But while animals might be grateful, some people who are getting priced out of the market for high protein grains and some vegetable products most likely are not.
Homeless people who are fed at soup kitchens typically don't get to choose their menus. But in Bologna, Italy some protested when a celebrity chef offered them vegan cuisine. Some said they'd rather return to the streets than eat his veggies.
A couple who had adapted the vegan diet fad in Pisa, Italy had to rush their infant to a hospital because their child was suffering from severe malnutrition. At 11 months, the child could not sit up or crawl.
Dr. Dean Ornish, well-known for his very low fat, nearly vegetarian diet, this morning warned against taking the lack of restrictions of dietary cholesterol (and the implication that animal proteins and fats aren t restricted either) too literally.