a great recipe idea for hot summer days. This
Fruity Sunrise Smoothie blends fresh mango, apricots,
and orange juice, resulting in the perfect balance
of both health and flavor. High in vitamin C, beta-carotene
and B vitamins, this smoothie is ideal for an energizing
breakfast drink, a cool snack, or a light dessert.
You can also customize it to include your favorite
2 cups orange juice
1 cup canned apricots with fruit juice
1 whole mango, peeled and pitted
1 cup of almond milk, soymilk or rice milk
1/4 cup wheat germ (optional)
6-12 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process
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new study published in the May issue of The Journal
of Reproductive Medicine reveals that American
women who eat dairy products appear to be five
times more likely to give birth to fraternal
twins as those who do not. Multiple births
are associated with increased health risks
for both mothers and infants.
Dr. Gary Steinman, lead researcher, examined medical
records of 1,042 vegan mothers, comparing them
with mothers who regularly ate dairy products.
His findings reveal that eating dairy products
increases blood levels of insulin-like growth
hormone (IGF) which, in high levels, is associated
with increased rates of multiple ovulation.
All milk from cows contains bovine growth hormone,
as it is naturally produced by cows to help
calves grow. Current agriculture systems typically
inject dairy cows with an added synthetic version
of the hormone in order to increase milk production.
These unnatural hormones are then passed along
Grimes is dedicated to helping animals. Founder and
Executive Director of Dogs Deserve Better, a non-profit
organization working to end the chaining and penning
of dogs, she has been eating meat-free for years.
Her passion for animal advocacy has led her to produce
artwork as a reflection of her experiences. She has
created 27 pieces and 4 series. One series, titled “Little
Girl Looking,” documents her own journey
from a young girl who does not see or care about
the plight of animals to an adult who now, even in
the midst of pleasure cannot forget their pain. Another
Orleans After Katrina Series,” reflects
the feelings of rescuers in the wake of the tragedy
and her experiences from rescuing there. Tammy will
discuss her work for the animals as a speaker and
have an exhibit table at the Animal
Rights 2006 National Conference this August.