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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

It has been two months since I asked for support. I got some good support in June so I didn’t send out a request, but I received very little in July.

I didn’t make too many posts in July due to being out of town and because two of the posts I made required a lot of research. Still, when I look over the posts from June and July, I am stunned at the amount of info! Here are the highlights:

Mortality Rates in Adventist Health Study-2

Iron and Vegetarian Diets

Do Calcium and Vitamin D Need to be Taken Together?

Iron Supplements Improve Unexplained Fatigue in Premenopausal Women

Leucine, Whey and Rice Protein (Still have some follow-up to do on this one.)

How Much Processed Food is Healthy?

Cadmium Levels in Vegans, Zinc Supplements and Alzheimer’s Disease

DHA Supplements and Prostate Cancer

Now I ask you — where else can you get this sort of information?! I write about the good, the bad, and the ugly, all in an effort to cut through the propaganda and keep vegans as healthy as possible.

Please support my writing by giving a donation if you can afford one (click here). And also please like and share my posts and use the links in the box below to purchase items you buy online. Thank you very much – it really does allow me to write more!

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Please share and/or like my posts! Thanks!

I greatly appreciate donations of any amount and it allows me to spend more time on nutrition (click here).

Amazon.com Gift Cards – E-mail Delivery

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet from Amazon.com

Dr. Greger – At It Again!

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org and the Humane Society of the United States, has a number of new items out.

A fascinating new video explaining how anti-depressives work and the possibility of plants having similar effects:

    Fighting the Blues With Greens?

The hour-long presentation of the year in nutrition science:

    More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases

His most recent DVD:

    Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 14

I hope you can check them out!

Vegan For Her – Now Available!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The new book for women, Vegan For Her, by Ginny Messina, MPH, RD and J.L. Fields is now available. You can order a copy here and check out their website:

http://veganforher.com/the-book/

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Friday, May 31st, 2013

I have a lot of articles in the queue that I’m anxious to write about and questions to be answered. You, dear readers, sure know how to ask complicated questions that make me question my assumptions!

Here are some recent highlights:

Eggs, TMAO, and Heart Disease
American Cancer Society on Soy & Breast Cancer
The Daniel Fast and WBC
To Quit or Not to Quit Veganism: Part Two

It’s been 6 weeks since I asked for support, and support has been dwindling, so I’m asking again. And this time, I have a new way to support JackNorrisRD.com.

But first, I got rid of the Google Ads from the website. I had hoped that at some point Google’s ad algorithm would pick up that my site was for vegans and start advertising vegan-related products. Not so much. And while they generated some revenue, it was not enough to keep cheesy (the site is vegan, after all!) ads in the margins.

But I came up with a new idea that might be fun and hopefully not too annoying – provide links to the songs I’m currently listening to. If you follow the links and buy a song or album (or anything else) at Amazon, I will get a percentage. So, I have listed below 8 songs and 1 album that have been on my playlist lately. I realize they will only appeal to a select group, but if you find that your music tastes jive with mine, it might be a good way to find some music.

Below the song links are the typical ways to support JackNorrisRD.com. Making a donation (by far my biggest source of support), and buying things at Pangea through the link provided. You can also set up a recurring donation in the upper right corner of the website.

Thank you – it makes a big difference!

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Please share and/or like my posts! Thanks!
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Monday, April 15th, 2013

I am taking this week off from blogging in order to visit with family, but before I do I want to make another plea for support! January through March were good months (thank you!), but in April donations have slowed to almost a halt and so have Amazon purchases (and don’t forget Pangea!, see below).

One reader had a great idea of setting up a recurring gift option and I have done just that. Please see the Subscribe button on the website where you can choose a level of monthly support (and cancel at any time). And you can make a one-time donation through the link below or the Buy Now button on the website.

I am wondering how people felt about the Of Meat and Mortality series. Was it interesting at all? Was it too much info? In the past, I would have read all four papers, analyzed them, and then just reported my final summary at the end of Part 4. But then there would have been a long lag in my blogging in which people might have thought I fell off the earth. And it might actually be interesting for readers to see the process of analyzing these topics. Hopefully it will give you confidence in talking to your friends and colleagues, who no doubt send you a link to every story that finds meat good for you.

I have dozens of single studies to go through when I get back from break and will hopefully be able to crank out short, interesting topics relevant to veganism without getting sidetracked for long on any particular subject.

Feedburner reports that subscriptions are up to over 1,600 readers! That’s great news – thank you for sharing my posts.

And thank you for any other support you can give – it does make a big difference!

Support JackNorrisRd.com

Please share and/or like my posts! Thanks!

I greatly appreciate donations of any amount at PayPal (click here).

JackNorrisRD.com gets a % when you buy anything through the Pangea and Amazon links below.

Consider a gift basket from Pangea through the link below for Mother’s Day or some other holiday!

Amazon.com Gift Cards – E-mail Delivery

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet from Amazon.com

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Friday, March 15th, 2013

It has been a month since I made a special post asking for support. And I wouldn’t do so, except that I’ve seen a drop off in last couple weeks in Amazon purchases and donations. The good news is that I’ve been very excited by how much people do respond to my pleas, so thank you!

Here are some of the highlights from the last month:

By far the most popular was the most recent:
“I was Vegan for A While, But…”

A colleague of mine had some feedback on the cholesterol/steroid hormone part of that post and I updated it with some research.

Vitamin D2 vs. D3

Calcium Supplements and Cardiovascular Disease in the News

Strontium for Increasing Bone Mineral Density

NPR and Animals

It was quite a month for bones and ex-vegans. Hopefully, the work I’m doing will prevent many of the possible future ex-vegan cases from ever happening.

As always, below is how you can help support these efforts. Thank you!

Support JackNorrisRd.com

Please share and/or like my posts! Thanks!

I greatly appreciate direct donations – you can enter any amount:

If button doesn’t work, please click through to website. Thank you!

If you buy anything from Pangea through this link, you not only support me, but also the good people at Pangea who painstakingly research their products to minimize any impact on animals, the earth, and workers.

Amazon.com Gift Cards – E-mail Delivery

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet from Amazon.com

VeganFitness.net

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

A great resource for vegans into fitness:

VeganFitness.net

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Friday, February 15th, 2013

It’s been 3 weeks since my last plea to support JackNorrisRD.com. I got a great response from that plea, too, which was very exciting.

In the meantime, I have made a bunch of posts that I hope will help my readers be more informed on issues – it is amazing how many issues get raised in vegan nutrition.

In those three weeks, I’ve picked up about 50 new subscribers bringing the total to 1,500 (via Feedburner anyway). That is good news, but our movement needs many more people knowledgeable about vegan nutrition. I’ve been seeing some things lately showing that the scientific research is not getting through to all animal advocates!

Every post I make has a Facebook “Like” button at the top (you have to click through to the website). If you have a second to like the post, that would go a long way to getting more attention for the blog.

And see below for other ways you can support the site.

Okay, that’s my spiel for this week. Thank you for continuing to read the posts!

Support JackNorrisRd.com

I greatly appreciate direct donations – you can enter any amount:

If button doesn’t work, please click through to website. Thank you!

If you buy anything from Pangea through this link, you not only support me, but also the good people at Pangea who painstakingly research their products to minimize any impact on animals, the earth, and workers.

Amazon.com Gift Cards – E-mail Delivery

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet from Amazon.com

Hurraw! Lip Balm: Support JackNorrisRD.com

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Thank you for reading JackNorrisRD.com! As you might have noticed, I have been upping my nutrition output lately. I’m hoping that most readers have found it interesting.

I’ve been trying to focus on answering the questions that so many vegans have. Almost any vegan is by default an advocate because you are going to get so many questions. My aim is to answer them as accurately as possible and without spin. I never set off to research a topic with the intention of finding studies to support my position, but rather to find out what evidence there is for various points of view. My opinion on many of the questions I answer changes as I research the subject for a post. And after posting, my readers often point out angles that I hadn’t considered — thank you!

There are not many places you can go for this sort of frankness. And the more you support this site, the more I can address additional topics. I currently have a nutrition inbox of almost 200 messages – many are questions or new information from readers that I am hoping to get to in the near future.

Here is what you can do:

1. Share it! Tweet it! Pass the posts onto friends who might be interested in vegan nutrition!

I currently have just under 1,500 subscribers, making this the least-subscribed-to blog in the vegan movement! (Actually, I’m not sure about that, but I wouldn’t be surprised.) I would love to see that rise to 2,000 by the end of February – it would make a huge difference.

2. I greatly appreciate direct donations – you can enter any amount:

If button doesn’t work, please click through to website. Thank you!

3. Buying stuff through the links below is this site’s largest source of support.

If you buy anything from Pangea through this link, you not only support me, but also the good people at Pangea who painstakingly research their products to minimize any impact on animals, the earth, and workers.

You can buy gift cards, compact discs, digital music downloads and most anything else through any of the links to Amazon.com below.

I am not someone who tends to be very product-oriented, but there is one I recently discovered that is simply amazing: Hurraw lip balm. Not only does it make your lips feel fantastic, but it lasts forever. I bought a stick last August and am still using it. I have the green tea flavor which I love, but even better is their coffee flavored stick that, in a rare act of shameless altruism, I gave to my beloved wife.


Hurraw! Lip Balm

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet
from Amazon.com

 

Amazon.com Gift Cards – E-mail Delivery

Thank you very much for supporting this site – it makes a big difference!

Creating More Vegans

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Do you want more of this?

950,000 students at 970 schools were handed a Vegan Outreach booklet on factory farming and slaughterhouses this past Fall.

If you like that, then you can double your donation to Vegan Outreach by donating now, before the end of the year!

Click here to donate.

Thank you,

Jack

P.S. A donation to Vegan Outreach will help to continue the decline in the demand for eating animals that has recently been seen in the U.S.