November 15, 1988 |
A strict vegetarian diet combined with exercise and such relaxation techniques as yoga or meditation can reduce cholesterol levels and even begin clearing clogged arteries without the aid of heart-disease drugs, a new study by California researchers has found. It was the largest reduction in blood-cholesterol levels ever reported from lifestyle changes rather than the use of drugs, researchers said in a study presented yesterday at the American Heart Association's annual scientific meeting by Dean Ornish of the University of California, San Francisco.
December 18, 1994 |
Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers may experience some improvement by adopting a vegetarian diet, according to a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition. The 13-month study of 44 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis found that those on vegetarian regimens experienced fewer arthritis symptoms than the volunteers whose diet contained meat and other animal products. This latest research joins a long list of studies showing that health statistics for vegetarians include lower rates of heart disease, obesity, obesity-related diabetes, colon cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, hypertension, osteoporosis, kidney stones, gallstones, and diverticular disease.
May 15, 2002 |
The story out of New York was shocking: A couple described as strict vegetarians were charged with child endangerment after a tipster alerted authorities that their 16-month-old daughter seemed to be starving to death. The child, who weighed just 10 pounds in November when she was removed from her parents' care, had been born at home without medical assistance and was never breast-fed or given infant formulas, the standard nutrition for children up to 1 year of age. Her diet consisted of freshly squeezed fruit juices, herbal tea, crushed nuts, beans, cod liver oil and flaxseed oil. Joseph and Silva Swinton, of Queens, pleaded innocent to the criminal charges on April 26. The mother's court-appointed lawyer, Warren Silverman, defended the couple's "alternative lifestyle.
April 25, 2002
TO Michael Smerconish: In my opinion, your recent column (April 11 "What was this judge thinking?") went "over the top. " As a professional and as an attorney, at the very least you are bound by the parameters of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Code of Civility (in or out of court.) In contrast, the audience of readers of the Daily News have no parameters - not legal, nor ethical, nor moral. You have a wonderful gift of writing and wit. In this instance, however, the negativity and sarcasm of your article was more than unfair.
April 30, 2002 |
U.S. regains seat on U.N. rights panel A year after the humiliating loss of a seat it had held for more than 50 years, the United States won election yesterday to the U.N. Human Rights Commission - but so did Zimbabwe, Ukraine and China, hardly human-rights champions. The 54-member U.N. Economic and Social Council approved an uncontested slate of candidates from Western nations that included the United States, which, after intensive lobbying, will return to the commission for three years starting on Jan. 1. Court: Brit can't help ailing wife with suicide Europe's leading human rights court threw out an appeal yesterday by a terminally ill and paralyzed British woman who wants her husband to help end her life.
May 21, 1986 |
On the Society Hill Diet you will lose from 8-10 pounds a month. Because this is a slow, gradual weight loss, you shouldn't feel deprived - even of your favorite foods. Here's a list of "cheats" - things you can splurge on three times a week. TREATS (150-200 CALORIES) 3/4 cup ice milk or sherbert 1/2 cup custard or pudding 1 small ice cream bar or ice cream sandwich 1 slice angel food cake 1 iced cup cake 3 average cookies 1 donut without jelly or cream 1 candy bar which is 200 calories or less 1 individual serving bag of potato chips, pretzels, corn chips, taco chips Double serving from "crackers" 8 ounces of wine 16 ounces of beer 3 ounces of alcohol (gin, vodka, whiskey)
December 30, 2008 |
2008 was a tough year. Every day, it seems, brought more disheartening reports about economic meltdowns, climate change, global food shortages, terrorist attacks, and other tragedies. But the news wasn't all bad: Surprisingly, 2008 was a great year for animals. Amid all the chaos, change was taking place in people's attitudes toward animals. Many of the events of the last year are indicative of a larger social movement to reform practices that cause animals unnecessary suffering.
November 17, 1991 |
What do vegetarians eat at Thanksgiving? "You would be surprised by the wide variety of vegetarian foods there are," said Sally Clinton, 26, director of the Vegetarian Education Network (VNET). And to show people how easy vegetarian cooking can be, Clinton and her volunteers will host VNET's second annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving on Saturday. Clinton, a West Chester resident who has been a vegetarian for 10 years, incorporated VNET as a nonprofit organization last year.
October 26, 2000 |
Last week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals launched a new ad campaign that features an image of the Shroud of Turin and the slogan "Make a Lasting Impression - Go Vegetarian. " PETA explained in a statement that it "chose Jesus as its new 'poster boy' because he is widely believed to have been a member of the Essenes, a Jewish religious sect that followed a vegetarian diet and rejected animal sacrifices. " Jesus a weed-eater? It's not a new claim, but a new spin on an old one. Vegetarianism's true believers have long held that the Garden of Eden was a meatless paradise ("And God said, Behold, I have given you . . . the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat," Genesis 1:29)
September 8, 1991
CARNIVORES SQUANDER THE PLANET'S RESOURCES John Sutherland's knee-jerk, uninformed column castigating vegetarianism (Aug. 24) is a classic reaction of someone whose conscience has been tweaked - an offensive offense is a good defense. Mr. Sutherland's moral and environmental myopia prevents his understanding that vegetarianism is not a "personal lifestyle choice"; it is the collective, altruistic choice to preserve our planet and help our fellow earthlings. Meat production inflicts the worst environmental wound on our world.