The plight of egg-laying chickens in Canada

Canadian-born Pamela Anderson is continuing her campaign for animal welfare by urging Loblaws to label eggs that come from caged hens. A letter addressed to Loblaws president John Lederer includes a request to label all Battery eggs as “eggs from caged hens.” “There is no reason why Loblaws cannot put up signs or label the… Read more »

The “Blood Type Diet”: Fact or Fiction?

Written by Michael Klaper, M.D. According to the blood type diet theory, people with Type A blood (39% of the population) are best off as vegetarians, while people with Type O (46% of the population) are natural born meat eaters. Type B’s (11% of the population) are somewhere in the middle. Simple and clear cut?… Read more »

Cow’s Milk & Lactose Intolerance

Cow’s milk and other dairy products are included in many vegetarian diets. Dairy is a source of calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and other nutrients. It has been a part of many cultures for centuries, especially in Northern Europe. For religious Hindus, milk is considered sacred. Yet the majority of the world’s population does not… Read more »

Vegetarian Food Guides

The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada have created a food guide that covers different types of vegetarian diets, meets the most recent health recommendations, focuses on nutrients of particular interest in vegetarian diets, and includes a wide variety of vegetarian foods. The guide includes a pyramid and rainbow diagram. [Link to the food… Read more »

Vegetarian Position Paper

Going Vegetarian? Dietitians Of Canada & The American Dietetic Association officially agree that veg diets are nutritious. In a joint statement, published in the June 2003 issue of Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, DC and ADA say: It is the position of Dietitians of Canada… Read more »

Arthritis: Relief through a vegetarian diet

Written by Lara Greguric The symptoms began a few years ago. One morning, I awoke and was unable to move my hands. They were swollen shut into fists and attempting to wiggle my fingers was extremely painful. Over the next couple of weeks, the symptoms spread into other joints. My wrists, my shoulders, my knees… Read more »

The Macrobiotic Diet

What is macrobiotics? At first glance, the word ‘macrobiotic’ might look a little intimidating, but there’s no need to fear. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a complicated practice. Simply put, macrobiotic cuisine refers to whole, unprocessed food. The macrobiotic diet is based on an understanding that food is energy and that everything we… Read more »

Analyzing live cell analysis – a biological parlor trick

Written by Michael Klaper, M.D. Also see related article: Blood type diet How do we explain the experience of people who say, “A practitioner of ‘live cell’ analysis stuck my finger and I saw my blood agglutinate! He said I must have eaten foods wrong for my blood type!” Does this validate Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s… Read more »

From Sugar to Agave – How Sweet It Is?

A review of the different types of sweeteners and the controversy surrounding most of them by Lara Greguric Are sugar plums, maple fudge and nanaimo bars your idea of heaven?  Well, you’re not alone.  According to recent USDA figures, the average American consumes approximately 153 pounds of sweeteners per year, including 67 pounds of sugar… Read more »

History of vegetarianism: Leo Tolstoy

The great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy chose and championed vegetarianism by Gregory B. Betts Tolstoy was introduced and became a vegetarian, all on the same day. With only one conversation. It must take a special kind of intelligence to change one’s life so suddenly. The confrontation and reversal of personal hypocrisies can be harrowing, especially… Read more »