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Vegetarians and vegans live longer with less environmental impact

Veggies live longerVegetarians and vegans live longer, confirmed by science, again. And what’s more even politicians are now suggesting that meat consumption should be reduced to lower environmental load on the planet. This is hardly news to vegans, the Vegan Society says that meat production has quadrupled in the last 50 years and farmed animals outnumber humans by 3:1! So if this is healthy, why do vegans live longer? Continue reading

Pure coconut oil, cholesterol and heart disease

Pure coconut oil – heart healthy or heart harmful?

In a recent blog post the amazing Rich Roll wrote about the potential for coconut oil to clog the arteries because as a saturated fat it raises LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. He includes a video in the post from the also wonderful Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org which reviews some primary research on coconut oil and cholesterol. Apparently, coconut oil is a NOT a good guy and should be used sparingly. But is that the whole story and, importantly did the studies cited use unadulterated, pure coconut oil?
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