From the introduction to Herbal Healing for Children. At a time when an increasing number of families lack health insurance or adequate coverage, more and more parents are turning to herbal medicines to treat their children. Parents know many common childhood illnesses and conditions do not necessarily require the inevitable long waits in doctors’ offices or prescriptions for powerful, expensive medicines. They want something gentler that won’t break the bank but will still help their children feel better and get well.
From the introduction to Food Allergy Survival Guide There was a time when people believed that a health-supportive diet had to be centered on animal products. Eggs were revered as the gold standard among proteins. Milk was described as nature’s perfect food. Fish was included in menus at least once or twice a week. Balancing this mix with a little plant food was wheat, considered the staff of life.
Article by PCRM. Vegetarian and vegan diets are best for the environment and human health, according to research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Researchers assessed several regional models that incorporated environmental, economic, and health impacts associated with a dietary change in the future. Diets compared included proportional reduction in animal products, reduced or meat-free diets, and diets based on current health standards.
Article by PCRM. Animal protein increases risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers monitored protein intake from animal and vegetable sources and diabetes incidence rates in more than 200,000 participants from the Nurses’ Health Study, the Nurses’ Health Study II, and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Those who consumed the highest amount of animal protein increased their risk for type 2 diabetes by 13 percent, compared with those who consumed the least animal protein.
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