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The Tanita TBF-612 Measures Up Body Fat

If you’re trying to lose weight or get in the best shape possible, let me suggest you consider not only adding a scale to your weight loss scheme if you haven’t already, but a scale that can also invisibly and automagically calculate your body fat percentage while it weights you. Tanita have invented a wide variety of scales with body fat monitoring built into the device.

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Discovering Dr. McDougall

John A. McDougall, M.D. is a physician on a mission: He believes he can heal a logjam of illnesses by diet alone and that means no meat, dairy, eggs or oil. At first blush, this may seem like a radical idea for those accustomed to the trials of traditional medicine, but McDougall’s work is not speech or a rant. His work is backed up by disinterested scientific studies and his presentation of these facts is stunning. As a Vegan, I found Dr. McDougall’s program appropriate, accessible and helpful.

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Celebrating the McDonald's McVeggie

Oh, my! Who would’ve guessed three weeks ago that, after turning Vegan, I’d be eating at McDonalds’ again! McDonalds have been disparaged in the Vegan and Vegetarian communities for a long while as the largest purchasers of factory farmed beef in the world. Who would’ve ever guessed McDonalds would turn around and offer — in limited quantities — a beefless “burger” for those who choose to not eat meat? Well, they have, and I’m here to tell you about it.

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The Virgin Vegan: Beef Boy Goes Green

As I expressed in my Exercise & Eating article, on December 6, 1998, my wife and I decided to take up a Veganistic lifestyle. This debut essay in my new The Virgin Vegan series will address the ideas and reasons for making the switch from a modified SAD (Standard American Diet) to one centered on Vegan ethics. Every month or so I’ll update you on the successes and failures of our Vegan choice.

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Exercise & Eating

A year and a half ago my health was not as good and it should’ve been. At 33, I was faced with a health crises. I was 50 pounds overweight. My blood pressure was beyond even the high normal range. My cholesterol was 50 points too high.

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Tobacco: Facts, Myths & Opinions

by Joyce Kohl

April 2, 1998

If you smoke, quit. If you don’t smoke, don’t start.

With that said, let’s take a look at some proven facts and some theories. Some you may not agree with, but don’t bother to send email to debate the issues as you won’t receive any responses.

On a personal note, I’ve been addicted to nicotine for 35 years. I make no apologies for that addiction, for I enjoy smoking.

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Manicures Can Be Deadly

by Joyce Kohl

A favorite cliche, “everything we derive any pleasure from these days is either illegal, immoral, or fattening,” needs an addition of “deadly.” Yes, DEADLY! The latest in a long list of unsafe practices is manicures. The last time I had my nails professionally manicured was a startling experience and the more I thought about it, the more I realized the dangers lurking on the manicurist’s table.

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