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Monday, August 11, 2014

The Week in Vegan: Heart Health, Pig Rescue and the Best Burgers for Your Last BBQ

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM

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  • Here's a pretty awesome interview with the cardiologist who is asking his patients to go vegan. Some may call him radical (not in the good way that The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are), but I think it's awesome that he's promoting heart health by letting people how going vegan can dramatically alter their health. You keep doing you, Dr. Williams. Don't let anyone get you down!

  • Speaking of health (and aren't we always? I'm about to start a Couch-to-5k program to be more active), going vegan may improve neuropathic pain that's associated with diabetes. The diet should also be low-fat and there's no hard and fast proof yet, but wouldn't just the thought that it might help be motivation? And there's nothing negative about going vegan (except missing cheese). It's win-win.

  • It seems like a list of "Best Vegan Restaurants" comes out every day. But who's complaining? Here's the latest list of fine plant-based eateries that you can plan your next vacation around. (You do plan your vacations around eating, right? What else is there to do?)

  • Hey! V8 might not be vegan. What? Who? Why? Is everything I've lived a lie? 

  • A college student in Georgia is trying to raise funds to rescue a pig from a school auction. The auction, which is happening on August 27th, will feature the pig as part of a package that includes slaughtering service. Gross! Katie Corbett is raising $1,000 to buy and find a home for the pig. She's already halfway to her goal!

  • Having a barbecue to squeeze out that last bit of summer we're having? These Korean vegan burgers sound delicious. I will have seven, thank you!

  • It's Monday, so here are some guinea pigs eating tomatoes to brighten your day. The soundtrack is pretty awesome, too. 

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