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Episode #119: FTC Study on Food Marketing to Children, FDA on food contamination, Diverticulitis

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In this episode the following are discussed: FTC Releases Follow-Up Study Detailing Promotional Activities, Expenditures, and Nutritional Profiles of Food Marketed to Children and Adolescents. F.D.A. Offers Broad New Rules to Fight Food Contamination. Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food. Genetically Monetized Food. Dark Ecology. Diverticulitis Can…

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Episode #117: Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Gain; Restless Leg Syndrome; Inspiring words for healing and eating healthier; Vegan Omelette and Epic Lasagna

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Hello, everybody, I’m Caryn Hartglass and you’re listening in the 117th episode of Ask A Vegan. It’s the 2nd of December 2012. I’ve been enjoying counting these episodes. I can’t believe that so many have already happened. I’m not a point where I’ve started to transcribe these podcasts. And I think, ultimately, they are all…

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Episode #113 Multiple Sclerosis, Probiotics, Mushrooms

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In a earlier Ask A Vegan Episode 2/5/2012, I spoke about MS. and Dr. Terry Wahls website. In light of a recent NY Times article, A Controversial ‘Cure’ for M.S. Disappointed with no mention of diet in the article I thought it important to discuss the subject again as well as an earlier NY Times…

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Episode #110: School Lunches, Exercise Programs, Counting Calories, FTC Green Guides

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The following articles and topics were covered in this 110th episode: No Appetite for Good-for-You School Lunches Do Exercise Programs Help Children Stay Fit? GOP bill would repeal Agriculture Dept. calorie caps on school lunches What’s wrong with counting calories. FTC Issues Revised “Green Guides” Will Help Marketers Avoid Making Misleading Environmental Claims F.T.C. Issues…

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Episode #103: Food System Regulation, Weight Status, Blood Tests

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Today’s show began with a discussion about regulation. Does our food system need more or less or? I review the “surprising” results of the new Pediatrics report “Weight Status Among Adolescents in States That Govern Competitive Food Nutrition Content”, published online August 13, 2012. Also I present some information on blood tests and things New…

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Episode #102: Yes to Labeling!

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Prop. 37 is coming up for a vote in California and I talked about the importance of voting “Yes” and who is willing to put in lots of cash to get you to vote “No.” After prerecording an IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD interview with Jenny Brown I spoke a bit about her new book LUCKY…

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Episode #101: The BIG Picture

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In this program I reflect on a number of issues in the news regarding Chick-fil-A, Hazing in the military and Animal Testing. I point out the importance of stepping back and seeing the BIG picture, connecting eating animals, violence and exploitation with the major problems we face today. On the lighter side, I give some…

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Interview with Josh De Mattei, Crohn’s Disease and Summer Foods

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7/22/2012 Episode #100: I had the opportunity to discuss vegetarian and vegan diets with 13-year-old Josh De Mattei. We had a lively discussion about dairy, where it comes from, soda, sugar, artificial sweeteners, salt, healing, factory farms and green vegetables. After the interview I talked about alternative therapies for Crohn’s disease and some of my…

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Breathing, Milk, Fall Gardens, Big Food, Apple Peels

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7/8/2012 Episode #98: In this program I discuss Mark Bittman’s recent blog, Got Milk You Don’t Need It, the Public Library of Science, PLoS, Medicine Series on Big Food, Planning Your Fall Garden, a new study on Ursolic Acid in Apple peels for weight loss, and another reminder about the importance of breathing, breathing correctly…

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Cape Cod, Lobsters, Hot Dogs, The Vegan Imperative!

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6/24/2012 Episode #96: This week’s show is broadcast live from Cape Cod. I’m talking about animal exploitation and the vegan imperative followed by summer, Coney Island, Nathan’s hot dogs and superior vegan alternatives, ratatouille, and while here on the coast, the plight of lobsters and other sea life.

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Broccoli, Food Stamps, Tuna, Seeds, Bees

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6/17/2012, Episode #95: Under or over the Linden Tree by my terrace, now in bloom and so fragrant I talk about the Supreme Court’s twist on broccoli; food stamps and corporations; mercury in tuna; collecting kale seeds, the benefits of chia seeds: The Seed Experience; honey, beeswax and bee pollen; and the wonders of garbanzo…

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Walking the Walk, Farm Life in Costa Rica

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May 6, 2012: I spoke with my friend Beth Corwin who moved to Costa Rica with her family nine years ago from the U. S. She shares her reasons for leaving the U.S. and choosing Costa Rica, her joys and challenges with living in Central America. For more on Beth Corwin and her family visit…

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Going Vegan, Is It Really That Big A Deal?

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I reviewed the recent New York Times blog post, The Challenge of Going Vegan, especially the over 1000 responses (and counting) to it. I debunked popular myths and covered the most popular topics including vegans being “preachy”, the connection behind rainforest destruction and soy beans, needing a chef, requiring scientific knowledge to eat vegan and,…

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Remembering Marti Kheel, Illness as a Vegan, Food and Culture, Organic Farming, Sunflowers

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Caryn discusses her brief meeting and conversations with vegan, ecofeminist, activist, scholar and founder of Feminists for Animal Rights, Marti Kheel before she passed in November 2011. Caryn talks about the health expectations involved in eating a healthy vegan diet and, why and what to do when those expectations aren’t achieved, i.e. we are diagnosed…

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Pink Slime, Pink Salmon, Methyl Iodide and Rhubarb

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Listen to the REAL voice of reason on pink slime (lean finely textured beef and ammonium hydroxide); hot dogs; methyl iodide, methyl bromide and strawberries; maple syrup; fish and sodium tripolyphosphate; salmon and canthaxanthin; and deforestation in Paraguay for beef production. The REAL food to try for the week: Rhubarb!

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Red Meat; Sleep; Mood Improvements; Fennel and Daikon

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March 18, 2012: I reviewed the recent study from Harvard School of Public Health on “Red Meat Consumption and Mortality”, talked about sleep and sleeping pills, improving your mood with veggies; Broccoli Sprouts, Broccoli Juice; and what to do with Fennel and Daikon. I discussed questions recently posed including: What about men and soy? Is…

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Glutamate, GE Corn, Sugar and Bioplastics

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March 4, 2012: Responsible Eating And Living presents it’s first live broadcast featuring the ASK A VEGAN show. In response to a listener’s question regarding nutritional yeast being an excitotoxin, I talked about glutamate and glutamic acid including MSG, Monosodium Glutamate and other foods with glutamate, whether or not they are healthy or not? Next…

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Trust in our food, A New Diabetes Drug, Traffic Light Labeling, Monsanto, GMO protests and Coconut Oil

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1/29/2012: Frequently asked how we can be confident whether our food is organic, I discussed whether or not we can trust the quality of food or other consumable products we purchase. I replied to a listener’s concern about a recent article questioning the compassionate/ethical values of a vegetarian diet and talked about convenience of the…

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MLK, Violent Animal Rights Protests, Cooking in Small Spaces, Dealing With Univited Guests (bugs, rodents)

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1/15/2012 This show compared Martin Luther King non-violence philosophy with an animal rights group burning cattle trucks; dealing with uninvited guests (bugs, rodents), cooking in small spaces, and highlights in the news: sugary beverage tax to combat diabetes study; Americans eating less meet; the Hostess company filing bankruptcy. LISTEN to hear the entire program.

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JOY!

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11/27/2011: Alan Roettinger joined me in this show. The hour was devoted to talking about joy: how humans are meant to experience joy and ways to experience bliss. LISTEN to hear the entire program.

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Oil crisis – you mean oil is not healthy?

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11/13/2011: The confusion about ‘healthy’ oils continues. I responded to listeners, giving my view on oil and fats, and gave some delicious recipe ideas for pie crusts made with seed butters. I discussed a listener’s concern with nail polish. With Thanksgiving coming up, I reminded people of the plight turkeys go through to become the…

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Celebrating 25 years of Breast Cancer Awareness?

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10/16/2011: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrating 25 years? What’s to celebrate? There is still no cure and more and more people are being diagnosed with the disease. And how many are aware of what diet can do to help? October is also Vegetarian Awareness Month – now there’s something to celebrate. I spoke…

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Cantaloupe tonight?

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10/9/2011: In this hour, I cover topics including the listeria outbreak with cantaloupe, labeling, the US Preventative Services Task Force recent recommendation for prostrate cancer screening, the Jewish Orthodox tradition Kapparot and the connection between eating animal foods and body odor. LISTEN to the entire program.

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We must change the way we feel about food.

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9/25/11: In this show I continue the dialog about the obesity/health epidemic touching on the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on the prevention of noncommunicable diseases, the CalPIRG report on food subsidies, the new Harvard Healthy Eating Plate in comparison to the new USDA My Plate. I talk why it is important to…

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Tales on traveling and finding healthy, vegan food; the ongoing sad saga of GMO’s and a nonprofit which appears to be promoting healthy food but is it really?

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9/18/11: Traveling? In this show, I talk about ordering healthy vegan food in restaurants and in airports. It’s not impossible it just requires some preparedness. I give my thoughts on genetically modified foods, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready herbicide and discuss the new nonprofit organization, the United Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and their upcoming event, Food Dialogues.…

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Antibacterial additives, Rescued Animals and What Vegans Eat.

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8/21/11:in this show I discussed the potential dangers of Triclosan, the antibacterial additive in personal care products, and reviewed a listener’s questions about going vegan when your children and spouse do not want to, what to eat during the day when hungry and trying to lose weight, and what typical meals I eat during the…

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Got ADD? It may be what you are eating.

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8/14/11: David Rutherford, an Ask A Vegan listener, joined me in the studio. We talked about his transition to a vegan diet, specifically with his childhood issues involving Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD, as well as living in France as a vegan and aspiring raw foodist. He shared his personal experience that could be helpful to…

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A full hour of information from nasal rinses to vegan wine!

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8/7/11: In this show I talk about natural body care and nasal rinses, organic vegan wine, oral contraception’s impact on vitamin B12 status, the new vegan Vitamin D3, taxing foods based on nutritional value (more tax on unhealthy foods) and answer listeners’ questions on juicing, McDonald’s Happy Meals and how to make healthy french fries.…

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“Surprising” news on foods that cause long term weight gain.

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6/26/11: I review a recent New England Journal of Medicine article on long term weight gain which shares some “new” and “surprising” information on the foods that cause long-term weight gain. Guess which foods cause you to gain weight?? I also discuss National Geographic’s Food Ark article on saving seeds and feeding the world. In…

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Attaining Ideal Weight

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6/12/11: In this show I talk about maintaining your ideal weight – from both sides: for those that want to lose weight and for those struggling to keep the weight on. LISTEN to the entire program.

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Choosing Plates!

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6/5/11: I give my take on the new USDA food guidelines and the ChooseMyPlate.gov “My Plate” icon (which coincidentally (??) looks a lot like PCRM’s Power Plate. I discuss the recent outbreak of E Coli in Germany and finished up the hour talking about the social challenges of transitioning to a plant-based diet. LISTEN to…

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Laboratory meat?

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5/22/11: How about a nice juicy beefy hamburger grown fresh… in the laboratory?? On yesterday’s ASK A VEGAN. I spoke about ongoing research to produce meat without the animal. I also touched on other topics: blenders versus juicers; new research on coffee; how to get children and teens to eat vegetables; delicious ideas using frozen…

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Ask A Vegan: extreme diets and more

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5/8/11: LISTEN Caryn and guest co-host, Alan Roettinger talk about Mother’s Day, “extreme” diets, food subsidies, Prince Charles at the Future of Food conference and upcoming veg events in New York City. They answered listeners questions about raw almond milk, how to transition to being a vegan and good sources for vitamin B12.

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It’s May!

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5/1/11: LISTEN This Sunday, Caryn opened the show with a song celebrating May 1. She gave a recipe based on The Seven Virtues soup served up on May Day in Abruzzo, Italy. Caryn talked with a caller about Joe Cross’ film, Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead. She discussed how tofu is made and gave her…

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Ask A Vegan

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4/17/11: LISTEN Caryn teamed up with Alan Roettinger to discuss bathtub gardening, the upcoming Easter and Passover holidays and answered listener questions about where to buy quality organic chocolate and radiation-free vegetables.

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