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How to live longer: Four simple dietary decisions that are proven to boost longevity – Express

The pandemic has forced many people to rethink how they lead their lives. Research by Cambridge Weight Plan has found that more than two thirds of the public (68 percent) will be switching up their diet in 2021. Knowing how to maximise the health benefits of your dietary decisions can be challenging, however.

As Gilbert explains, type-2 diabetes is "virtually absent" in those who restrict calories and follow a low-calorie diet such as the 1:1 Diet.

In fact, the 1:1 Diet has been shown to reverse diabetes in those who undertake it, as long it is sufficiently nutritious, Gilbert says.

The Cambridge 1:1 diet is a VLCD (Very low-calorie diet) meal replacement diet in which 415 to 1500 calories are consumed daily through a combination of meal replacement bars, smoothies, shakes and soups.

Extensive evidence points to the benefits of following a low-calorie diet.

One study published in Cell Metabolism journal this month concluded that cutting calorie intake by 15 percent over two years can slow ageing and protect against diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimers.

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Vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, is obtained through direct exposure to sun, although supplements are usually required to top up the vitamin in winter time.

"Vitamin D is intimately involved in immunity, protecting us particularly by helping our T cell immune response," Gilbert explains.

Studies have shown that vitamin D levels in the body are inversely related to the risk of death.

According to a large review study, low vitamin D levels have been linked to all-cause, cardiovascular, cancer and infectious-related mortality.

Gilbert explains: Berries have a number of health advantages and have been shown to improve heart health, reduce incidence and risk of cancer and diabetes, and to reduce blood pressure.

According to Gilbert, adding berries to a sugary meal can slow and reduce the appearance of blood sugar (glucose) in your blood.

"In turn this assists blood flow by helping your blood vessels dilate but also reduce the 'stickiness' of your blood, preventing inflammation and build-up of cholesterol," he says.

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that raises your risk of heart disease.

Test-tube and human studies suggest that they berries protect your cells from high blood sugar levels, help increase insulin sensitivity, and reduce blood sugar and insulin response to high-carb meals.

"Those who drink green tea seem to be protected from the dreaded all-cause mortality (death from any cause), even when researchers control for other behaviours," explains Gilbert.

This should raise few eyebrows. As Gilbert points out, green tea consumption protects DNA, helps with blood sugar control and may help prevent diabetes, decreases blood pressure and reduces arterial plaque.

According to a review of seven studies with a total of 286,701 individuals, tea drinkers had an 18 percent lower risk of diabetes.

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‘He Was Capable of the Full Range of Human Emotion and Persuasive Skills and Tactics’ Maryland Matters – Josh Kurtz

There is little chance that anyone in Maryland or anywhere will hold power as long as the late Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., the former president of the state Senate who died on Friday.

A one-term delegate who won a Senate seat in 1974, Miller ruled the chamber from 1987 to 2019, a tenure widely believed to be the longest in American history.

In a series of interviews conducted byMaryland Matters over the last 18 months, those who served alongside Miller described a complex man of extraordinary talent who had a deep, authentic love for the state and its institutions, particularly the Maryland Senate.

He was a fervent Democrat who believed that government had a role to play in helping those with fewer advantages achieve success, who also understood that the pace of change had to be calibrated to suit a state that is home to both very liberal and very conservative voters.

A gregarious backslapper with a big laugh, Miller dominated large rooms and small. He was a history buff, loyal, true to his word, and a passionate advocate for public education and the Chesapeake Bay. He steered the Senate through recessions, tense policy debates and all manner of crises.

While members of his chamber occasionally got entangled in legal wrongdoing, Miller (to borrow former Virginia Rep. Tom Davis favorite phrase) left office undefeated and un-indicted.

And while the public view of him was as the presiding officer of the Senate, much of the influence he exerted on the states political eco-system occurred off-stage encouraging some candidates to run and connecting them with support, and discouraging others.

Miller was a very loyal, real Democrat, said U.S. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) in a 2020 interview.

He (was) a more conservative Democrat than some others, but he did not allow that to impede his support for items central to what he believed the Democrat ethos was in terms of helping people whether it be education, health care, social issues.

Although Miller insisted on decorum in the Senate chamber, he was a larger-than-life presence around the State House. Behind closed doors, he deployed a broad mix of skills.His language was often salty.

I never worked with [former president Lyndon Baines Johnson], but I did work with Mike Miller, said former Gov. Martin J. OMalley (D). He was capable of the full range of human emotion and persuasive skills and tactics.

He could be overbearing, hard-charging and threatening in one instant, and he could be kind and listening and compassionate in the next moment. He was not a one-dimensional person by any means, OMalley added. He understood that progress in the public arena is about the art of accomplishing the possible in the moment. That requires persuasion. It requires compromise.

He didnt always win. And sometimes his tactics backfired and caused people to dig in their heels. But in the longer run, weve never had a more successful Senate presidency than his.

Miller: Times change, but people dont

Although there were coup attempts, as colleagues chafed at his longevity, they never got far.

Those who worked closely with Miller said the key to his epic tenure was his uncanny ability to adapt to changing times.

During his 33-year run as the upper chambers presiding officer, Maryland become more diverse racially and more liberal politically, and women began to rise through the ranks.

A history buff who was deeply involved in national legislative organizations, Miller tracked political and policy trend-lines closely. He knew that to stay atop the heap, he had to repositionhimself after every election and sometimes more often than that.

His one major political stumble occurred in 1989, when he told a Washington, D.C., TV reporter in Baltimore that the city was a goddamn ghetto.

He quickly claimed that he used the phrase to show his constituents how dire conditions in the city were. But the damage was done: Any aspirations Miller had for statewide office were extinguished. But his power in Annapolis was never diminished.

In his last in-depth interview, Miller told Maryland Matters in December that his ability to find the new center of the Democratic caucus was the key to his longevity.

I would say [that was] 90% of it, quite frankly. Honestly and truly. I knew where the Senate had been, I knew where the Senate was now, and I could predict where the Senate was going, the lawmaker said.

Times change, but people dont, he added. They make the same mistakes over and over again. And I was determined not to do that. And at the same time recognizing where the demographics of the state are going to take us. Recognizing that the House and Senate need to adjust to accommodate the changing demographics.

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) recalled that when he was running against state Sen. Patricia Sher (D) in the 1994 primary, he received a call from Miller, 10 days before the election, inviting him to breakfast. The call was a surprise, because Miller was backing Sher.

The two met at a posh country club in Montgomery County.

He said, Youre gonna win, Van Hollen said.

Miller asked Van Hollen, then a member of the House of Delegates, what committee assignment he wanted. Budget and Taxation, Van Hollen replied. Done, Miller responded.

The heart of Mikes success, and the fact that he has made such a difference in the history of our state, is his instinctive, tactile sense of politics and where the center of gravity is, and what direction its moving in, Van Hollen asserted.

And his ability to adapt.

In 1996, Van Hollen and another liberal lawmaker, Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince Georges), who were first-term senators at the time, nearly derailed a high-profile Miller priority, to bring two new football stadiums to Maryland, in Baltimore and Landover.

Miller was furious, and the back-benchers fell one vote short. But Miller eventually appointed to both to leadership positions.

While Miller is best known for the 33 years he guided the state Senate through its annual 90-day sessions, he also wielded extraordinary power in encouraging candidates up and down the political ladder throughout the state.

Former Prince Georges County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) recalled being aghast that he had to get Millers blessing if he hoped to be successful.

And when Baker became chairman of the countys House delegation, the two clashed over a zoning measure Miller was eager to advance.

After the dust-up blew over, Baker came to appreciate Millers skills and the two became close allies.

Once he put his imprimatur on you, you instantly got it didnt mean you were going to win but it meant that you got access to people who could help you, Baker said.

You had access to people with money. You had access to other politicians who would start meeting with you, which is what happened with me. You had access to community groups. You had access to congressmen.

A former two-term county executive, Baker said he frequently leaned on his relationship with and the lessons he learned from Miller.

There is not a single thing I did as county executive that was important and significant that I did not ask his help. And it was given unconditionally. Even if he didnt agree with it and there was a lot that I did that he thought was nuts, Baker recalled with a laugh.

Miller vs. Glendening

Former Gov. Parris N. Glendening (D) rose through the ranks of Prince Georges politics in the 1970s, just as Miller did. But the two were polar opposites.

Glendening was a liberal college professor, bookish and a newcomer to Maryland; Miller was more conservative, more social, and an old-school pol.

In 1974, when he was running for the County Council, Glendening said he was stunned, on election night, when he got more votes in Millers backyard, the southern part of Prince Georges, than he did in the precincts where he was more well-known.

The Miller machine had delivered.

It was a phenomenal demonstration from a political science perspective of how it worked, Glendening said. And it worked in part because people like Mike Miller ran his district.

I was teaching urban politics at the time I was talking [to my students] about urban machines! the former governor added, still amazed by that nights outcome. But I never had actually been involved and saw how smoothly it works.

Despite all the ups and downs, the Maryland Senate, the state of Maryland and the [state] Democratic Party are better off today because Mike Miller devoted his whole life to being president of the Maryland Senate, Glendening added. I feel very strongly about that.

Glendening became governor in 1995, and there was a widespread expectation that the two would clash, because they often did in Prince Georges County.

Miller had made rude comments about Glendening in the media and the pair were not close. Glendenings insistence that he and not the political machine run by Peter OMalley would choose his department heads in Upper Marlboro, had upset the prevailing order.

But the governor said he had a secret weapon once he got to Annapolis his director of legislative affairs, Joseph C. Bryce, who had served as Millers chief of staff. Bryces advice was simple: Attach any policy initiative to one of Millers three loves the state of Maryland, the state Senate or the Democratic Party.

The strategy worked and the expected ill will rarely materialized.

What has saved him from becoming his own worst enemy at times is that he has been so effective, Glendening said. And even if you dont like him, and even if youre the focus of some of his explosiveness and comments and all, as I have been, you still have to take one step back and say wow, he is effective.

A man of his word

Baker, Glendening and others said that when Miller gave his word on something, you could take it to the bank.

The thing I like about Miller is when he said yes, it was real yes, said Baker. It wasnt yes and good luck. You didnt have to check his pulse. It didnt matter how many enemy were coming over [the wall], he was there.

He was going to berate you. He was going to beat you up. He was going to test your commitment to this crazy idea that you had, Baker added. But he wasnt going to abandon you. He would yell at me in ways I just found so offensive, for a grown man with three children and a law degree, but I never felt abandoned.

Baker said Miller was particularly tough on him when he sought reforms in the countys education system.

He would say youre weak, youre a sorry leader. Itll never get done. You asked for this crazy s and I told you not to do it and you did it anyway. So youre going to be fed and all this stuff. And then at the end, hed pat you on the back and say, well make it happen. Dont worry, Baker, were gonna make it happen. And hed walk out!

Hoyer, whose rise through Maryland politics coincided with Millers, said the late Senate president got his outspokenness from his mother, Esther Miller. He gets great values [from his mother] a deep sense of duty and empathy for people that sometimes is hard to find or you wouldnt think that that would be part of his personality, because of his gruffness.

Mike is very smart. Very tough. Very candid. He can be vulgar at times, ribald at times, Hoyer added. He can be very gruff, as you know. And also very funny. But also biting. But again, all of that is on the surface. And underneath is this really deep sense of fairness and of wanting to make sure that people have a shot in life and have help in life.

Several times during his epic tenure, Miller allowed legislation that he opposed personally to come to the floor. Measures allowing an abortion-rights referendum, a gay marriage referendum and the death penalty repeal were the most prominent.

Those who worked with him say his unwillingness to shelve policy that has ripe was primary to his long hold on power.

Mike is always 10 steps ahead of everybody else, Van Hollen said last year.

Here you have a Senate president from Southern Maryland a relatively conservative part of our state who has presided over a state that is one of the most progressive in the country. And that is really a testament to his both political sense but also his historical sense of where were heading, Van Hollen said.

We have a way of turning our leaders into cartoons, said OMalley. But Mike Miller was not a cartoon. He was a guy with an appreciation of history, a love of our state, an understanding of human nature, and the capacity to be tough when he needed to be tough and to be understanding and listening and accommodating when that was what the mission called for.

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Is this Scotland’s oldest cat? | HeraldScotland – HeraldScotland

HE may not be quite as old as his cartoon namesake but at the grand old age of 26, Snoopy could well be Scotland's oldest cat.

The hardy rescue moggy, who has clawed his way up the equivalent of 120 human years, was discovered abandoned and 'near feral' in the gutter and was the runt of the litter, according to his owner.

However, the six-week-old kitten thrived under the care of his new family and even overcame cat flu - which can often be fatal in felines.

The average lifespan for a domestic cat in the UK is 14 with animals described as geriatric if they survive beyond 15.

Snoopy may be frail but apart from losing his hearing he has no other health problems and is now enjoying the high life with the odd potter around the garden and regular helpings of his favourite meal of mince and tatties.

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His owner Lorraine Leskovec, 57, says she's amazed by his longevity - he's survived three other, younger cats.

"I've always felt that when I've lost other cats that they have left a bit of themselves in Snoopy," she said.

"He's a good old boy. As far as I remember, I had been looking for a kitten for a wee while and phoning the cat and dog home because at that time they were hard to get.

"They phoned me one morning to say they had a litter of kittens in. So we went down and there was a wee one that kept hiding in the corner and he was the runt of the litter and I thought that's the one I'm having.

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"He used go outside a lot but now it's just now and again. In the Summer he loves to finda sunny spot but not in this cold weather, he's too frail now.

"When he was younger he was quite robust, he was quitethe cat of the town," added Snoopy's owner, who lives in Carnwath, near Lanark andhas another Ragdoll cat called Rocky, who is blind.

"His appetite has gone through the roof but I think that is part of being an older cat. At the moment he will eat everything from mince and tatties to cheese. He gets what he wants now."

Cats may not really have nine lives, but factors such as diet, healthcare and environment can have an impact on how long they live.

Older catsgenerally succumb to illnesses such as kidney disease, arthritis, congestive heart failure, liver disorders, and renal disease.

READ MORE: Cat missing for 12 years re-homed after living as a stray on the shores of Loch Lomond

The oldest cat ever, according to the record books was called Creme Puff. It was born on 3 August, 1967, and lived for 38 years and three days.

"I would never have thought he would have lived to this age, " said Ms Leskovec, who works for Tesco.

"He's an amazing cat. Every day I say to my partner, 'IsSnoopy still breathing?' I'm hoping he will just slip away when the time comes."

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Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market 2020 Study Report by Industry Types, Growth, Share, Size, Key Manufacturers, Revenue, Trends, COVID-19…

The Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy market is expected to grow from USD X.X million in 2020 to USD X.X million by 2026, at a CAGR of X.X% during the forecast period. The global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy market report is a comprehensive research that focuses on the overall consumption structure, development trends, sales models and sales of top countries in the global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy market. The report focuses on well-known providers in the global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy industry, market segments, competition, and the macro environment.

Under COVID-19 Outbreak, how the Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Industry will develop is also analyzed in detail in Chapter 1.7 of the report., In Chapter 2.4, we analyzed industry trends in the context of COVID-19., In Chapter 3.5, we analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on the product industry chain based on the upstream and downstream markets., In Chapters 6 to 10 of the report, we analyze the impact of COVID-19 on various regions and major countries., In chapter 13.5, the impact of COVID-19 on the future development of the industry is pointed out.

A holistic study of the market is made by considering a variety of factors, from demographics conditions and business cycles in a particular country to market-specific microeconomic impacts. The study found the shift in market paradigms in terms of regional competitive advantage and the competitive landscape of major players.

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Key players in the global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy market covered in Chapter 4:, Acorda Therapeutics, Unity Biotechnology, Antoxerene, Celgene, Cohbar, Senex Biotechnology, Human Longevity Inc., T.A. Sciences, Agex Therapeutics, Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Calico Life Sciences, Spotlight Bioscience, Powervision Inc., Sierra Sciences Llc, Restorbio, Insilico Medicine, Oisin Biotechnology, Senolytic Therapeutics, Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc., Prana Biotechnology Ltd., Cleara Biotech

In Chapter 11 and 13.3, on the basis of types, the Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy market from 2015 to 2026 is primarily split into:, Senolytic Drug Therapy, Gene Therapy, Immunotherapy, Others

In Chapter 12 and 13.4, on the basis of applications, the Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy market from 2015 to 2026 covers:, Longevity, Senescence Inhibition, Cardiovascular Diseases, Neural Degenerative Diseases, Ophthalmology Disorders, Cancer

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Geographically, the detailed analysis of consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate, historic and forecast (2015-2026) of the following regions are covered in Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13:, North America (Covered in Chapter 6 and 13), United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe (Covered in Chapter 7 and 13), Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others, Asia-Pacific (Covered in Chapter 8 and 13), China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, Southeast Asia, Others, Middle East and Africa (Covered in Chapter 9 and 13), Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Others, South America (Covered in Chapter 10 and 13), Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Others, Regional scope can be customized

Years considered for this report:, Historical Years: 2015-2019, Base Year: 2019, Estimated Year: 2020, Forecast Period: 2020-2026

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Chapter Four: Players Profiles

Chapter Five: Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Analysis by Regions

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Chapter Six: North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Analysis by Countries

Chapter Seven: Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Analysis by Countries

Chapter Eight: Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Analysis by Countries

Chapter Nine: Middle East and Africa Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Analysis by Countries

Chapter Ten: South America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Analysis by Countries

Chapter Eleven: Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Segment by Types

Chapter Twelve: Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Segment by Applications 12.1 Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales, Revenue and Market Share by Applications (2015-2020) 12.1.1 Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Market Share by Applications (2015-2020) 12.1.2 Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue and Market Share by Applications (2015-2020) 12.2 Longevity Sales, Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2020) 12.3 Senescence Inhibition Sales, Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2020) 12.4 Cardiovascular Diseases Sales, Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2020) 12.5 Neural Degenerative Diseases Sales, Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2020) 12.6 Ophthalmology Disorders Sales, Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2020) 12.7 Cancer Sales, Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2020)

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List of tablesList of Tables and Figures Table Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Size Growth Rate by Type (2020-2026) Figure Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Share by Type in 2019 & 2026 Figure Senolytic Drug Therapy Features Figure Gene Therapy Features Figure Immunotherapy Features Figure Others Features Table Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Size Growth by Application (2020-2026) Figure Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Share by Application in 2019 & 2026 Figure Longevity Description Figure Senescence Inhibition Description Figure Cardiovascular Diseases Description Figure Neural Degenerative Diseases Description Figure Ophthalmology Disorders Description Figure Cancer Description Figure Global COVID-19 Status Overview Table Influence of COVID-19 Outbreak on Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Industry Development Table SWOT Analysis Figure Porters Five Forces Analysis Figure Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Size and Growth Rate 2015-2026 Table Industry News Table Industry Policies Figure Value Chain Status of Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Figure Production Process of Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Figure Manufacturing Cost Structure of Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Figure Major Company Analysis (by Business Distribution Base, by Product Type) Table Downstream Major Customer Analysis (by Region) Table Acorda Therapeutics Profile Table Acorda Therapeutics Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Unity Biotechnology Profile Table Unity Biotechnology Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Antoxerene Profile Table Antoxerene Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Celgene Profile Table Celgene Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Cohbar Profile Table Cohbar Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Senex Biotechnology Profile Table Senex Biotechnology Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Human Longevity Inc. Profile Table Human Longevity Inc. Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table T.A. Sciences Profile Table T.A. Sciences Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Agex Therapeutics Profile Table Agex Therapeutics Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Recursion Pharmaceuticals Profile Table Recursion Pharmaceuticals Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Calico Life Sciences Profile Table Calico Life Sciences Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Spotlight Bioscience Profile Table Spotlight Bioscience Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Powervision Inc. Profile Table Powervision Inc. Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Sierra Sciences Llc Profile Table Sierra Sciences Llc Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Restorbio Profile Table Restorbio Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Insilico Medicine Profile Table Insilico Medicine Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Oisin Biotechnology Profile Table Oisin Biotechnology Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Senolytic Therapeutics Profile Table Senolytic Therapeutics Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. Profile Table Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Prana Biotechnology Ltd. Profile Table Prana Biotechnology Ltd. Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Table Cleara Biotech Profile Table Cleara Biotech Production, Value, Price, Gross Margin 2015-2020 Figure Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue ($) and Growth (2015-2020) Table Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales by Regions (2015-2020) Table Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Regions (2015-2020) Table Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue ($) by Regions (2015-2020) Table Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Regions (2015-2020) Table Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Regions in 2015 Table Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Regions in 2019 Figure North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Middle East and Africa Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure South America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue ($) and Growth (2015-2020) Table North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales by Countries (2015-2020) Table North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Countries (2015-2020) Figure North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Countries in 2015 Figure North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Countries in 2019 Table North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue ($) by Countries (2015-2020) Table North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Countries (2015-2020) Figure North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Countries in 2015 Figure North America Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Countries in 2019 Figure United States Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Canada Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Mexico Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth (2015-2020) Figure Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue ($) Growth (2015-2020) Table Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales by Countries (2015-2020) Table Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Countries (2015-2020) Figure Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Countries in 2015 Figure Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Countries in 2019 Table Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue ($) by Countries (2015-2020) Table Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Countries (2015-2020) Figure Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Countries in 2015 Figure Europe Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Countries in 2019 Figure Germany Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure UK Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure France Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Italy Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Spain Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Russia Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue ($) and Growth (2015-2020) Table Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales by Countries (2015-2020) Table Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Countries (2015-2020) Figure Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Countries in 2015 Figure Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales Market Share by Countries in 2019 Table Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue ($) by Countries (2015-2020) Table Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Countries (2015-2020) Figure Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Countries in 2015 Figure Asia-Pacific Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue Market Share by Countries in 2019 Figure China Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Japan Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure South Korea Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Australia Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure India Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Southeast Asia Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020) Figure Middle East and Africa Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Revenue ($) and Growth (2015-2020) continue

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Families hope bill will help them help loved ones living in nursing homes during the pandemic – The Boston Globe

But nursing homes and assisted living facilities closed to visitors last March, as outbreaks of COVID-19 sickened and killed hundreds of people in their facilities. It was months before they allowed even limited, distanced visits nothing like the one-on-one caregiving that Ferraro and others had done for their family members before the pandemic.

Our loved ones they cant tell us. My husband cant communicate with me anymore, Ferraro said. I call every day, if I can get through, and see if the CNA can bring the phone in and (he can) hear my voice. Hell babble but sometimes he wont say anything. Ill try to imagine how he is.

When Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced last month that the Health Department had agreed to allow nursing homes and assisted living facilities to permit certain relatives and close friends of patients to be essential caregivers, Ferraro and other families were hopeful. Theyd been pushing the Raimondo Administration and local legislators to enact something like the Essential Caregiver Program for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, similar to programs in other states.

But there was a caveat: The governor was leaving it up to nursing homes to decide whether they wanted to participate. We are not forcing this on any nursing home, Raimondo said on Dec. 18. Nursing homes have their hands full and we want to be supportive. However, its a path to allow family members to visit and take care of their loved ones.

To the frustration of families, very few have made it an option.

Charles Galligan, whose mother, Audrey, is at St. Elizabeths Manor in Bristol, calls the ongoing isolation of residents there inhumane. Theyre preserving their longevity and stripping their lives of meaning, he said.

Now, the families are hoping for some mercy from the General Assembly. The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services is holding a hearing on a bill at 4 p.m. Thursday that would give the governors recommendation some teeth. The legislation amends the Rights of Nursing Home Patients state law by adding a provision for essential caregivers during a declared emergency. The meeting will be televised by Capitol Television and livestreamed at http://www.rilegislature.gov/CapTV/Pages/default.asp.

The bill, sponsored by Cranston Senator Frank S. Lombardi, would require the Health Department to promulgate rules and regulations to designate essential caregivers for residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities during an emergency declaration.

Trish and Maria Tavarozzi, whose mother, Elena, is also at St. Elizabeths Home, said the families are invested in the care of their loved ones and eager to be trained, tested, and wear personal protective equipment to keep the residents safe. They believe that having family members as essential caregivers can relieve the burdens on overtaxed health care workers and relieve the isolation of the residents.

They are in prison for a crime they didnt commit, Maria Tavarozzi said.

However, Scott Fraser, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Health Care Association, which represents nursing homes in Rhode Island, said the essential caregiver program is an extra burden.

In theory, its a nice concept, but the timing with COVID outbreaks, preparing for visitations, and vaccines, its a lot to ask of our members, Fraser said.

First and foremost, the battle is to keep COVID out and treat those who have it, he added. And to be asked to put together an essential caregiver program at the same time that were getting permissions for the vaccine, thats a lot coming at our members at once.

As of Jan. 15, almost all of the nursing homes have been visited by vaccination teams at least once, according to the Health Department. The roll-out of the vaccination program at nursing homes has been dependent on the supply of COVID-19 vaccine received by the state.

Kathleen Heren, Rhode Islands longterm care ombudsman, said shes aware of one nursing home that has refused to take part in the essential caregiver program. Others may be hesitating out of safety concerns, she said.

I can understand. This is probably not the best time to roll it out, Heren said.

But the whole point of the essential caregivers legislation is to help nursing homes and patients during the pandemic, the families say. They are the only ones who can advocate for the care of their loved ones, and they feel like theyve been cast aside.

Its horrible. Its indescribable, said Ferraro. When your loved one gets a diagnosis of Alzheimers, you prepare for a certain journey and you prepare to see them through. And to have it ripped out from under us, I cant put it into words.

Amanda Milkovits can be reached at amanda.milkovits@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @AmandaMilkovits.

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New Year, New Noise: 2021 predictions | UNLIMITED | Open Mic – The Drum

The 2021 predictions to back are the ones grounded in genuine

human understanding

The beginning of every year always sees a wave of inspirational trends look ahead pieces. The full-on bombardment of thinking often makes it hard to tell which are grounded in fact, which are just blue-sky thinking and who really is on the money.

There is an even greater onslaught of this will happen thinking out there than normal, partly since so many of last years forecasts went out of the window at the start of March. Also, arguably, no year in history has been more eagerly anticipated than 2021, with consumers battling conflicting emotions:

The hope that it will be better than 2020 and a collective determination to make it so

A nagging concern that it will be just as bad as last year

This makes it only natural for marketers to look even more closely than usual at the body of published trends work: which trends to believe and, more crucially, which to pin their companys 2021 on? Of course, it doesnt help when the various POVs are awash with contradictions and vested interests, or when there are so many.

Thats why weve done the hard work for marketers, ploughing our way through 30+ of the 2021 lookaheads in the public domain. Weve added our own expertise, backed by leading edge research, and run the ideas past our gold-standard teams specialising in comms, marketing and digital.

Based on all of that, here is our pick of 10 trends. Five in the consumer space and five in the marketing space to focus on.

5 Consumer trends to focus on

1. A changing relationship with physical spaces, town centres and a heightened focus on the local.

25% of UK urbanites want to move out of the metropolitan areas where they currently live

2. Sustainability: a green (re)awakening the end of more, moving away from big lifestyles, contentment with less, reducing waste.

72% of global consumers said companies behaving sustainably was more important to them because of COVID-19

3. A new fluidity. Weve lost many of the rituals that used to signpost our lives resulting in a sense of collective displacement. We may have replaced them with digital equivalents but over the coming year(s) well see a more proactive emergence of new models and rules.

Microsoft Japans experiment with a four-day workweek earlier this year resulted in a 40% in worker productivity.

4. In 2021, well see the emergence of a newly resilient consumer, taking control of their lives, balancing forward planning with an ability to roll with the punches, and innovating their own solutions.

Studies show that consumers are significantly more likely to try new brands when they go through a major life event.

5. Kindness culture and a return to we as the new-found appreciation of others will manifest itself in a greater focus on community, helpfulness, kindness, support, and empathy.

39% of those living with friends/roommates are concerned about their mental wellbeing.

5 Marketing trends to focus on

1. Organising for agility and flex. With the economy more unpredictable than ever, and with companies having all of last years pivoting stories fresh in their minds, organisations will be trying to be disruption-ready, setting themselves up in such a way that they can rapidly alter course to take account of any new wind direction.

82% said when brands pivoted to offer new, more relevant products or services it increased their desire to do more business with them.

2. Taking customer experience to the max. The rise of DTC will continue. Brands will shift the bar ever higher on service. The emphasis in delivery will shift from last mile to last few feet as organisations realise that product handovers represent something too important to trust to time pressured and disinterested couriers.

62% of marketers agreed that they actively consider the impact of packaging and delivery on customer experience.

3. 2021 will see brand purpose get real as consumers demand brands walk the walk as well as talking the talk with firm brand promises or pledges and acts not mere words.

60% of millennials & Gen Z say they plan on buying more from large businesses that have taken care of their workforces and positively affected society during the pandemic

4. The holy grail of distinctiveness: COVID was such a powerful disruptor that it encouraged convergence of product offerings and marketing message channel choice content, tone, and execution. 2021 will see brands making concerted efforts to refind themselves and re-express their uniqueness though such high-risk strategies are bound to create both winners and losers.

64% of marketers agree that advertising suffered from a lack of distinctiveness during quarantine, and there is a danger that this will persist

5. E-commerce innovation will surge. 2021 will see innovation in what online retail looks and feels like well see shoppable social surge ahead, purchasing via livestreaming take off, and efforts to make the online shopping process look and feel more like being in store, start to bear fruit.

In China, a Tommy Hilfiger livestream event attracted 14 million viewers and sold out of 1,300 hoodies in two minutes

Focus on Human Understanding signals, not noise

With so much noise out there, the brands that thrive in 2021 will be the ones that can correctly pick out the ones that fit a consumer truth and offer real longevity.

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Dr Jacqueline Rowarth: Why veganism won’t save the world – Newstalk ZB

Opinion: In no case will a vegan diet be better for the planet than a moderate omnivorous diet, writes Dr Jacqueline Rowarth. She spoke with Jamie Mackay from The Country above about her thoughts.

Veganism will not save the planet from climate change under current population growth scenarios.

The scientific facts are clear. A diet including a moderate amount of meat and dairy products, sourced from efficient (most product for fewest greenhouse gases (GHG)) farmers, delivers the required nutrients per person for least environmental impact.

This includes water use and nitrogen loss as well as the GHG. It also includes the impact of agricultural land use expansion and consequent impacts on biodiversity.

Promoters of Veganuary (avoiding animal products for the month of January) would have you think otherwise.

Promoters also suggest that adopters of the vegan lifestyle will feel so much better that they will never revert.

For some people this might be true. For others it won't. But in no case will a vegan diet be better for the planet than a moderate omnivorous diet.

People claiming that it will, usually base their calculations on feedlot animal production.

The argument is that the land used to grow crops for animals could be used to grow crops for direct human consumption.

This might be possible, but the yields achieved for humans will be lower than those for animals.

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New Zealander Eric Watsonholds the world record for producing feed wheatat 17.398t/ha. The average is more like 12 t/ha.

Yields for milling wheat (for human consumption post processing and cooking more GHG) are potentially 12-13 t/ha, but the average is nearer 8 t/ha.

A further factor is that the amount of grain (potentially human food) actually consumed in feedlots is only a small component of lifetime feed.

Researchers from Oklahoma State University have gathered the data, done the calculations, and state that "Regardless of the type of beef production system, the majority of beef cattle's nutrient requirements over a lifetime are met with human inedible feeds.Only 7 per cent of beef cattle's lifetime feed intake is corn grain."

The other 93 per cent of the animal's lifetime diet is generally inedible to humans, and not in direct competition with the human food supply.

In fact, by digesting fibre and converting previously human-inedible feeds into nutritious, human-edible foods, ruminants increase the land available for human food production.

In the US, a considerable proportion of cattle diet is distiller's grains, which is a by-product of alcohol production from corn (either for fuel or human consumption).

The amount of distiller's grains fed to beef cattle has increased rapidly this century as the production of fuel from corn has increased.

The Oklahoma State University researchers suggested that improvements in corn productivity (yield per unit of input, including land) would do more to help the sustainability of land use than tinkering with cattle diets.

Improvements suggested include no-till or conservation tillage practices to reduce soil erosion and increase soil organic carbon, the use of winter cover crops to reduce nutrient run-off and using precision agriculture techniques to apply fertiliser at variable rates across field to minimize nutrient emissions to the environment while improving corn yields. These are practices already in common use in New Zealand.

The argument then becomes human edible crops instead of grass, but that change requires more fertiliser, including nitrogen, per hectare, plus fossil fuels for machines.

On land usage, Veganuary doesn't stack up.

Veganuary proponents also overlook the environmental impact of the manufacture of the dietary supplements that are necessary to maintain health.

Nor do they consider the impact of replacements bamboo shoes instead of leather shoes, for instance.

Bamboo is a crop in this context, and it is possible that the land could be used for growing food instead of material for shoes.

Leather is a component of an animal so when the animal is killed for food, the hide (a co-product) can be used for other purposes e.g., shoes.

Over half a million people have already signed up to participate in Veganuary this year and have a month of "doing their bit for the environment".

Sadly the effect won't be what is intended not calorie for calorie (or kilojoule) nor per unit of protein.

Veganuary might help their own weight, however, by assisting a focus on food consumption and quantity.

There are certainly some people who could eat less meat and dairy products and be healthier. Globally, however, there are at least an equal number that would be healthier if they ate more.

In New Zealand the biggest personal environmental impact we have is in fossil fuel use.This is the component of our national emissions that has almost doubled since 1990.

Covid19 has reduced our transtasman air travel, but not the car trips to the beach and bach.

For those wanting to make a difference, a month of biking will do more to assist the environment than tinkering with diet.

It will probably help health and fitness as well, but of course, impact depends upon starting point a point frequently overlooked by enthusiasts, including those advocating Veganuary.

- Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, Adjunct Professor Lincoln University, has been vegetarian (not vegan) for over 40 years. She is a farmer-elected director of DairyNZ and Ravensdown. The analysis and conclusions above are her own. [emailprotected]

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Piers Morgan Disputes Pamela Andersons Claims That Vegans Make Better Lovers: Im A Meat-Eater And Fun Things Happen To Us Too! – ETCanada.com

By Becca Longmire.18 Jan 2021 7:36 AM

Piers Morgan has made it clear he isnt a fan of a plant-based diet and he went to great lengths to get his points across to Pamela Anderson on Mondays Good Morning Britain.

Morgan spoke to Anderson about her tweets posted over the weekend stating veganism made you a better lover.

The Baywatch star laughed, Cholesterol hardens your arteries, but not much else, adding of her own diet: Thats what I hear. Im vegan, Im fairly confident in that statement, confirming shed been plant-based for around 30 years now.

She added of whether shed noticed her own sex life was better post-veganism, Absolutely, I think. But I think Ive always had a lot of fun in that department.

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Morgan then had co-host Susanna Reid cringing as he said, Im a meat-eater and I can assure you fun things happen to us, too!

As Dr. Hilary Jones then appeared on the show to voice his opinion, Morgan admitted hed offered a solution on Twitter but the actress only responded, Typical Piers!

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Jones said during the conversation: You could eat chips all day and still have a vegan diet. If youre educated and knowledgeable about veganism of course you can have all the nutrients that you need but its very difficult to get all the nutrients you need.

The amount of cholesterol you eat in meat and dairy, the blood flow to the rest of your body becomes restricted.

He added of Andersons sex-life remark: Its stretching a point to a great degree. You can have high cholesterol levels if youre a vegan if youre eating the wrong food.

As far as too much red meat, there is the possibility that your arteries could suffer, too.

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Must-Haves Items In Your Kitchen That Make Veganism Easier – MadameNoire

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There are many reasons why switching to a vegan diet, or even simply cutting back on animal product consumption, can benefit your health. Studies have shown a vegan diet can significantly improve cholesterol levels as well as aid in weight loss. Veganism may even greatly reduce ones chances of dying from heart disease. These perks might get you motivated to do a total revamp of what you have in your kitchen to incorporate more plant-based foods. But the moment you realize just how many of your favorite recipes require (or seem to require) animal products, that motivation could go right out of the window. The American diet is largely built on butter and eggs. Turning vegetarian may not be too difficult, but youll quickly find that many meat-free recipes still call for dairy or other animal products.

Were relatively new to understanding how to use plant-based ingredients to make food creamy, or fluffy, or filling. Were sort of stumped on how we get baked goods to bind or rise without animal products. But, dont let that kill your motivation. There are, fortunately, vegan alternatives for nearly any animal product your recipe might call for. As you slowly begin to accumulate new foods and ingredients and stock your pantry, youll stop having those, Damn I have to run to the store moments when youre in the middle of cooking. You may even begin to experiment with your own ways to utilize these items. Here are kitchen must-haves that make veganism much easier.

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If youre a cheese lover who is trying to go vegan, you will need something to satisfy your cravings because you know the cravings are strong. There are many vegan cheeses out there, but nutritional yeast is beloved in the vegan community. A form of deactivated yeast, its usually sold in a powder or flake variety and is slightly yellow in color. Many vegans enjoy sprinkling it on food that would typically call for cheddar cheese or parmesan cheese, like quesadillas or bowls of pasta. It can be eaten cold, but also becomes nice and creamy when heated, which is why it makes a great addition to vegan mac and cheese.

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Puritanical veganism is not for everyone dont let it put you off a plant-based diet – The Independent

F

or about three years I flittered chaotically between vegetarianism and veganism. Adopting a draconian approach to my diet, I decided to forgo all animal products, then would chastise myself any time I slipped and ordered a meal at a restaurant that wasnt 100 per cent vegan, or if I succumbed to a 2-for-1 pizza deal with friends. Thats it, Id think, Im off the bandwagon, Ive ruined it forever and I might as well give up. My diet would once again become dominated by dairy and eggs because I thought what was the point in trying to reduce my intake of animal products if I couldnt shun them completely?

Now, I describe myself as following a predominantly vegan diet. Predominant, because while the vast majority of my diet completely omits animal products, very occasionally Ill give into a bit of that aforementioned pizza. Each time I break my veganism, I am reminded that the cheese is not really worth it but the cycle continues, and Ill inevitably do it again a few months later.

The all-or-nothing narrative that often surrounds veganism can feel exasperating youre either a completely committed card-carrying member of the plant-based club, or youre not in it at all and your efforts are entirely wasted; you may as well go the whole hog roast.

The occasional slip-up means Im not considered a vegan at all, let alone an ethical vegan, who excludes all forms of animal exploitation from their lifestyle (including the wearing of wool, leather and even the eating of honey). But should this really be the case? For those wanting to follow a vegan diet, but unsure of whether they can commit 100 per cent of the time and for life, there are still reasons for giving it a good shot.

The environmental need for a change in our diets is urgent. David Attenborough put it plainly when he said in 2020 that the planet cant support billions of meat-eaters, explaining that if humans were to adopt mostly plant-based diets, we could increase the yield of the land.

The environmental need for a change in our diets is urgent

If you can successfully slash your carbon footprint by simply reducing your meat and dairy intake, should the occasional indiscretion really count against you? If more of us were almost-vegans, unafraid of the prospect of occasionally slipping up, it would still have a monumental impact on the environment, as well as animal welfare (50 billion chickens are slaughtered for meat every single year), and perhaps be more effective than the off-putting unyielding approach.

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The problem is, even with the vast range of plant-based options available in supermarkets today, veganism is still not considered by many to be enjoyable, convenient, or easy to transition to. Type the phrase Why Im no longer vegan into Google and youll be met with multiple pieces about exactly that. Expecting everyone pursuing a vegan diet to be completely perfect will only serve to push them away from even trying.

Veganism is still not considered by many to be enjoyable, convenient, or easy to transition to

Nutritionist Rohini Bajekal helps people transition to a plant-based diet, and tells me that instead of berating myself for eating a little bit of cheese, I should instead spend that effort finding a good vegan version Ill actually want to eat. Bajekal explains that an all or nothing approach to veganism is helpful for nothing. Its important to remember why youre doing it, and I think shaming yourself and thinking youve made a mess of it is not a motivating way to bring yourself back to it.

Theres increasing appetite to shun animal products in our diets. This year, half a million people pledged to take part in Veganuary the biggest year yet. And while thats great news and a step in the right direction, you dont need to take a pledge or transform your life entirely overnight in order to make a change.

If youre considering going vegan but are not quite sure if you can do it with no mistakes, its still worth a try anyway. Maybe, one day, Ill get to a place of 100 per cent veganism. But for now, Im at peace with my slightly turbulent commitment and happy to say when asked, Im an almost vegan.

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