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January 9, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
The folks at Health Fitness Revolution looked at the world's heads of state (and a few former) and picked 11 they thought qualified as the fittest. I was surprised to see our cheeseburger-loving ex-president on the list. But Bill Clinton is there. According to the magazine's founder, Samir Becic , criteria included how the leaders coped with their own medical issues as well as their "promotion of a healthy lifestyle within their own country. " Clinton was known as a jogger and also for his love of jalapeño cheeseburgers.
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January 9, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
The folks at Health Fitness Revolution looked at the world's heads of state (and a few former) and picked 11 they thought qualified as the fittest. I was surprised to see our cheeseburger-loving ex-president on the list. But Bill Clinton is there. According to the magazine's founder, Samir Becic , criteria included how the leaders coped with their own medical issues as well as their "promotion of a healthy lifestyle within their own country. " Clinton was known as a jogger and also for his love of jalapeño cheeseburgers.
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HEALTH
November 17, 2012 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
The vegan lifestyle and the lifestyle of professional athletes aren't often associated with each other. But John Salley, a former NBA star who's played with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, swears by the strictly animal- and animal-product-free diet he's taken up since retiring from the game. Here, he talks about maintaining his energy and ability, the benefits of going vegan and misconceptions. Why did you decide to become vegan? Five years ago, I was doing a [public service announcement]
NEWS
December 10, 2013 | By Susan Denley
When Katy Perry's short-lived marriage to Russell Brand ended, she coped in a way we can relate to, as she told Marie Claire.  "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now,'" she says in the January issue of the magazine. "I was, like, just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that's it. " [Marie Claire] Beyonce spent the first week of the new vegan diet she and husband Jay Z adopted dressing against the spirit of the endeavor, Allison P. Davis points out on The Cut blog.
NEWS
November 28, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Happy Thanksgiving, turkey eaters. In honor of the holiday, we're sharing an infographic with Thanksgiving trivia -- primarily, turkey-consumption tidbits that will make vegans squirm.  The chart, from Statista , reveals the location of the turkey-raising capital of the United States as well as how much it costs this year to feed 10 people a Thanksgiving meal (less than last year). You'll notice that over the last 35 years, Americans have doubled their consumption of turkey.
NEWS
February 16, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Are you just out of college and still trying to lose your freshman 15? Did you recently start a family but are unsure how to meet everyone's nutritional needs? Are your roommates' bad dietary habits undermining your attempts to eat healthful foods? Then you may be a candidate for our next Pantry Raid. We're looking for volunteers to participate in our Pantry Raid series in which we overhaul diets and give practical suggestions for eating and cooking more healthfully. We'll come to your house with a registered dietitian who will go through your refrigerator, freezer and cabinets and suggest ways to improve your eating habits.
NEWS
December 10, 2013 | By Susan Denley
When Katy Perry's short-lived marriage to Russell Brand ended, she coped in a way we can relate to, as she told Marie Claire.  "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now,'" she says in the January issue of the magazine. "I was, like, just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that's it. " [Marie Claire] Beyonce spent the first week of the new vegan diet she and husband Jay Z adopted dressing against the spirit of the endeavor, Allison P. Davis points out on The Cut blog.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Life may be getting easier for vegans and vegetarians - especially the ones who still crave meat - with more food choices available from manufacturers and restaurants. Activists participating in a nationwide effort Tuesday to convince consumers of the wonders of a vegan diet will be passing out free samples. The Great American Meatout hopes to serve 30,000 people and hundreds of events around the country, including several across the Southland. In December, a poll from the Vegetarian Resource Group conducted by Harris Interactive found that 16% of Americans say they don't eat meat, fish, seafood or poultry at more than half of their meals.
HEALTH
August 24, 2013 | Rene Lynch
A vegan diet: That's what Santa Monica College track coach Joshua Garrett credits for helping him traverse the famed Pacific Crest Trail and possibly setting a record doing it. The rugged 2,650-mile trail runs from the border of Mexico to Canada, crossing some of the most scenic wilderness in the world. It's a once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment for hikers, many of whom cover the distance in chunks over the course of several years. And then there are endurance athletes such as Garrett, 30, of Pacific Palisades, who tackled it all at once.
NEWS
April 21, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
The vegan lifestyle isn't mainstream yet, but it's surely on its way thanks to the whole food movement inspired by the likes of "Forks Over Knives" and "Food Inc. " Trendy vegan cookbooks, blogs and personalities continue to multiply as we all get " vegucated ," as do the vegan options served at restaurants. I don't remember the last time I was in a restaurant that didn't serve kale or some sort of braised greens. Then again, this is L.A. But is pushing veganism onto children taking things too far?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jay Z and Beyonce are giving themselves the gift of health for the rapper's birthday. The musical power couple are challenging themselves to a 22-day vegan diet.  The "Magna Carter Holy Grail" rapper, who turned 44 on Wednesday, made the announcement on his Life + Times blog Tuesday, letting fans know that he and his wife are undergoing a major lifestyle change in an effort to become more spiritual. "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you've found the way," he wrote . PHOTOS: Beyonce and Jay Z "On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!
NEWS
November 28, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Happy Thanksgiving, turkey eaters. In honor of the holiday, we're sharing an infographic with Thanksgiving trivia -- primarily, turkey-consumption tidbits that will make vegans squirm.  The chart, from Statista , reveals the location of the turkey-raising capital of the United States as well as how much it costs this year to feed 10 people a Thanksgiving meal (less than last year). You'll notice that over the last 35 years, Americans have doubled their consumption of turkey.
HEALTH
August 24, 2013 | Rene Lynch
A vegan diet: That's what Santa Monica College track coach Joshua Garrett credits for helping him traverse the famed Pacific Crest Trail and possibly setting a record doing it. The rugged 2,650-mile trail runs from the border of Mexico to Canada, crossing some of the most scenic wilderness in the world. It's a once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment for hikers, many of whom cover the distance in chunks over the course of several years. And then there are endurance athletes such as Garrett, 30, of Pacific Palisades, who tackled it all at once.
HEALTH
November 17, 2012 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
The vegan lifestyle and the lifestyle of professional athletes aren't often associated with each other. But John Salley, a former NBA star who's played with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, swears by the strictly animal- and animal-product-free diet he's taken up since retiring from the game. Here, he talks about maintaining his energy and ability, the benefits of going vegan and misconceptions. Why did you decide to become vegan? Five years ago, I was doing a [public service announcement]
HEALTH
May 10, 2012 | By Emily Sohn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Mad Men" actress January Jones ate her placenta (to be fair, dried and made into a pill). Alicia Silverstone chews up veggies and deposits them mama-bird-style into her baby son's mouth. And model Gisele Bundchen says her diaper-free son was toilet trained at 6 months. So what do these parents know that your average sleep-deprived parent - who barely has time to shop for food, let alone chew it for their kids - doesn't? Here, experts weigh in on the evidence. Pre-masticating In a breakfast-time video, Silverstone chews up the vegetables in her miso soup.
NEWS
April 23, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Is it nutritionally risky to put babies and children on a vegan diet, or is it the best thing for them? "When a mother eats meat, her breast-fed child's brain grows faster and she is able to wean the child at an earlier age, allowing her to have more children faster," according to a new article by Swedish researchers in the journal PLoS One that links eating meat to evolution. The article doesn't speak to whether mothers should still eat meat for their babies' health.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro and Ian Duncan, Washington Bureau
Perhaps no other member of Congress has been willing to try to stop a war, impeach a vice president, admit seeing a UFO and run for president twice. But Democratic Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio has been the political left's patron saint of lost causes. Now he faces perhaps his toughest crusade: finding his next job. Kucinich, 65, lost a nasty primary Tuesday that pitted him against a onetime ally, Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Redistricting by the state Legislature all but eliminated Kucinich's home turf.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jay Z and Beyonce are giving themselves the gift of health for the rapper's birthday. The musical power couple are challenging themselves to a 22-day vegan diet.  The "Magna Carter Holy Grail" rapper, who turned 44 on Wednesday, made the announcement on his Life + Times blog Tuesday, letting fans know that he and his wife are undergoing a major lifestyle change in an effort to become more spiritual. "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you've found the way," he wrote . PHOTOS: Beyonce and Jay Z "On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!
NEWS
April 21, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
The vegan lifestyle isn't mainstream yet, but it's surely on its way thanks to the whole food movement inspired by the likes of "Forks Over Knives" and "Food Inc. " Trendy vegan cookbooks, blogs and personalities continue to multiply as we all get " vegucated ," as do the vegan options served at restaurants. I don't remember the last time I was in a restaurant that didn't serve kale or some sort of braised greens. Then again, this is L.A. But is pushing veganism onto children taking things too far?
BUSINESS
March 20, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Life may be getting easier for vegans and vegetarians - especially the ones who still crave meat - with more food choices available from manufacturers and restaurants. Activists participating in a nationwide effort Tuesday to convince consumers of the wonders of a vegan diet will be passing out free samples. The Great American Meatout hopes to serve 30,000 people and hundreds of events around the country, including several across the Southland. In December, a poll from the Vegetarian Resource Group conducted by Harris Interactive found that 16% of Americans say they don't eat meat, fish, seafood or poultry at more than half of their meals.
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