Tag Archives: vegan

Domino’s Pizza

I almost didn’t do a post on Domino’s because for most of us it’s takeout or delivery, not a place to go and eat. But then I thought, it’s nationwide and international, available pretty much everywhere, and we all get … Continue reading

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The Curbside Chef – Orlando, Florida

My second food truck review! Thankfully this one was far more successful than the first food truck I tried. The Curbside Chef offered one of the only vegan options I saw in an overwhelming sea of meat-laden fare. I had … Continue reading

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The Old Salty Dog – Sarasota, Florida

This review is for The Old Salty Dog Siesta Key location. This is a laid back restaurant and pub that screams “beach”! There is outside seating with wooden tables. Doggies are welcome 🙂 Apparently years ago it was an old … Continue reading

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Vegan Diets and Hypothyroidism

This study of 65,981 people examines whether vegetarian diets including vegan, lacto-ovo, pesco or semi-vegetarian are associated with prevalence and incidence of hypothyroidism compared to omnivore diets. This is part of the longitudinal Adventist Health Study-2 utilizing self-reported information, with baseline data collected in … Continue reading

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Milk Consumption During Teenage Years and Risk of Hip Fractures in Older Adults

This study examined the relationship of hip fractures in older adults and their consumption of dairy milk as teenagers. It demonstrates that drinking milk does not aid in hip fracture prevention, and in men actually increases the risk. Feskanich D, … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat Anything With a Face – Live Debate December 4th, 6:45 pm EST

If you’ve never heard of Intelligence Squared, this is the perfect opportunity to start! They feature debates on a variety of topics with two teams representing opposing points of view.  Hearing the differing arguments is informative and can even cause … Continue reading

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Acidic Diets (i.e., meat heavy) Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A study of 66,485 French women and their diets over a 14 year period has demonstrated that an acidic diet is linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. An acidic diet is characterized by diets lower in … Continue reading

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Answers regarding the Paleo Diet from Jeff Novick, MS, RD

Jeff Novick is a dietitian and nutritionist who advocates a plant based diet. I thought his response to a question about the Paleo diet, which I hear about everywhere, was interesting: http://jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/2/13_Reflecting_On_The_Paleo_Diet.html Summary: The elimination of dairy and processed foods advocated … Continue reading

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Reversal of Type 2 or Adult Onset Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is prevalent in the United States – in 2011, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—had diabetes (from the American Diabetes Association fact sheet). I’m sure you know someone who has it. I … Continue reading

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Harvest Thyme Cafe – Gainesville, Florida

The Harvest Thyme Cafe has two locations in Gainesville – one downtown and a brand new one in the northwest area of town, at Magnolia Parke. I hadn’t been before but stopped in the new location to get something quick … Continue reading

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