Paleo Tales of Caveman Cuisine

By Marco Pagliarulo, Weird Veg Science columnist for Lifelines Enthusiasts of the “Paleo” diet believe our ancestors from the Paleolithic era (“cavemen” from 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago – just before humans started farming) ate lots of meat but no grains or beans. Their logic follows that today meat is encouraged while grains and… Read more »

The Veggie Edge for Athletes

By Marco Pagliarulo, Weird Veg Science columnist for Lifelines Vegan athletes assert that a plant-based diet gives them a leg up. Let’s explore the science behind this claim. Endurance exercise induces muscle damage and inflammation throughout the body [1].  Since this can impede tissue repair and the body’s recovery [2], minimizing inflammation is advantageous to… Read more »

Monkey Speak, Monkey Do: Scientists Find Monkeys Have Language

By Marco Pagliarulo, Weird Veg Science columnist for Lifelines   Another distinction between humans and other animals has recently been dissolved. Humans are not the only species to have language with spoken words. The use of language is a characteristic we employ to distinguish ourselves from the rest of the animal kingdom. Although chimps, gorillas,… Read more »