Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

Update: Survey on Vegans’ Nutrient Intakes

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The Survey on Vegans’ Nutrient Intakes that I wrote about yesterday is only for people living in the United States. I’m sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused you.

Survey on Vegans’ Nutrient Intakes

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Update: This survey is only for people living in the United States.

Kelly Blanco, a graduate student in the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition at Florida International University in Miami, is conducting a research study to examine the intake of calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus in vegans.

She is requesting that vegans fill out this on-line survey, which will take 20 to 30 minutes of your time:

Thank you to anyone who decides to take part!

Dr. Greger Launches

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Monday, August 22, will mark the first day of Dr. Michael Greger’s 365 day marathon of posting a new video about nutrition every day for a year!

It all happens at the new site, – all free of charge.

At you will find summaries of the latest research on a host of topics related to veg nutrition. You name it, Dr. Greger has probably researched it and made a video.

Check it out!

When a Man Loves an Antioxidant!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Michael Greger, MD, has done it again – compiled the past year of nutrition research into one interesting and entertaining DVD, Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 5 (available at DrGreger.Org).

Of course, Dr. Greger updates us on the latest info on the antioxidant levels in foods (the biggest study ever was published this past year).

Another sneak peak is that pork tapeworms have been found in the brains of some people who develop adult-onset seizures. Unfortunately, you don’t have to be the one to eat the pigs they come from to acquire them, though one would hope being vegetarian would cut the odds.

At the end of the video, Dr. Greger has a section about his Grandmother. About 30 years ago, doctors told her that nothing more could be done for her heart disease and that her prognosis was dire. She decided to give the Pritikin Institute a try and ended up living for 28 more years.

You can also check out Dr. Greger’s exciting new website, It is still being beta tested and won’t officially launch until later in the month. Once officially launched, it will have daily video uploads, a blog, and more. Clips from his past DVDs are available there for free!

Amazon Affiliates Program Cancelled for CA

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Unfortunately, has cancelled its affiliates program for California residents (which I happen to be). So you can no longer support by purchasing from Amazon. I was very touched by how many of you bought things through Amazon links on the site. Thank you!

You can still support this site by purchasing items from Pangea, an on-line vegan store. In addition to their commitment to being animal-friendly, they strive to maintain the highest ethical standards in every other aspect, refusing to carry products manufactured under oppressive labor conditions and reusing and recycling boxes and other shipping materials for their mail orders.

Thank you, again!

Fight Veg Recidivism

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Help combat veg recidivism, as discussed in this post by Erik Marcus that appeared on Psychology Today’s site, by “liking” Vegan For Life (click here to like).

Thank you!

Jack Norris, RD Speaking in Cincinnati Aug 11

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say
August 11, 2011
7 PM
New Thought Unity Center
1401 E. McMillan
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Afterwards, I will be signing copies of Vegan For Life which comes out July 12. You can pre-order a copy by clicking on the box:

Facebook Event Page

The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Now Only 99 Cents

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Erik Marcus of has published his book, The Ultimate Vegan Guide, as a 99 cents download for the Kindle. The Ultimate Vegan Guide is packed full of helpful tips about being vegan and will quickly bring any newbie up to speed.

Click here to order:
The Ultimate Vegan Guide will get a percentage of your order. Thank you!

Vegan Research Subjects Needed

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Dr. Andreea Soare from Washington University is looking for vegans to be part of their study on diet and gut bacteria. Dr. Soare writes:

If you are interested in participating in this study we will send you at home:
– A revised informed consent for you to read and sign.
– A box with all the materials (small container, etc) and directions needed to obtain and ship a stool sample to us, twice at one month intervals, we may ask you for a third stool sample.

The study is very easy and noninvasive (and you do not have to travel to St.Louis):
– We will ask you to do a 7-day food diary record previously of every stool collection.
– We will send you a box with instructions on how to collect the stool sample. Once the collection has been done, you can send it back to us via FedEx (we will pay for FedEx service).

Inclusion and Exclusion criteria for the study are:
– You have to be free of any chronic disease and to have followed the vegan diet for at least 3 years.
– No exclusively raw diets.
– If you took an antibiotic in the previous 3 months, we need to postpone the stool collection.

If you are interested in taking part of the study “Long-term effects of calorie restriction in humans: comparison to usual USA diet, exercise training, or a vegan diet”, in order to get started, we need your current address where we can mail the box, your birth date, age, gender, race, dietary history (how long are you on vegan diet), gastro-intestinal disease history and if you took any antibiotics in the last 3 months.

Andreea Soare, MD
Washington University
660 S. Euclid Eve. – Campus Box 8113
St Louis, MO, 63110-1093

Tel. +1-314-362-2394
Fax. +1-314-747-1050


Latest in Clinical Nutrition Vol 5: Coming in June

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Dr. Michael Greger just informed me that his Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 5 DVD is due out in June.

If you have not seen his previous volumes, and you are at all interested in plant-based nutrition, they are a must! Volume 4 spanned two DVD’s (3 hours total) and was absolutely jam packed with great information.

Three hours of nutrition research might sound like a bit much, but Dr. Greger makes the DVD’s interesting and, dare I say, even fun. When it comes to reporting on nutrition research, there is no one who can crack the jokes better than Dr. G!