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The Checkup Archive: Vegetarianism

Pro-vegetarian PCRM names worst cookbooks of 2010

Sorry, Trisha Yearwood and Gordon Ramsay. Too bad, Ina Garten. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine doesn't like the way you cook.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | December 23, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Cancer, Nutrition and Fitness, Obesity, Prevention, Vegetarianism  
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Bill Clinton, burger-free?

According to recent reports, former President Bill Clinton has shown me up, eschewing not just cheeseburgers but every other meat. In the interest of staying trim and maintaining his post-presidential good health, Clinton, until recently a big fan of burgers and barbecue, now eats mostly plant-based foods and no dairy at all. The only food that separates him from a vegan, it appears, is the occasional serving of fish.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | September 22, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness, Vegetarianism  
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For healthful eating, do as I say, not as I do?

(Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press) There sure are lots of prominent people pushing to get kids to eat more healthfully these days. Jamie Oliver, Rachael Ray and, of course, First Lady Michelle Obama have recently mounted campaigns of various sizes to encourage young people to learn to make better food choices....

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | May 18, 2010; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Family Health, Nutrition and Fitness, Obesity, School Nutrition, Teens, Vegetarianism  
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Take up yoga, give up meat?

I have been practicing yoga seriously for many years alongside a core group of fellow practitioners at a small neighborhood studio. I know these people's kids' names and what cars they drive. But I couldn't begin to tell you which of them, if any, is a vegetarian. Ours is admittedly...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | May 11, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness, Vegetarianism, Yoga  
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