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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.


  Articles From the Summer 1998 Newsletter

MHVS President's Letter

When Linda McCartney died of breast cancer last month several people, including the Poughkeepsie Journal asked me how this could have happened to a person who was a vegetarian.

Linda McCartney was not a total vegetarian. She consumed dairy and dairy was abundant in her cookbooks, but she and her husband Paul did much to bring awareness of animal rights and vegetarianism to the world, this is good.

I firmly believe along with noted authorities on nutrition that dairy does the body even more harm than the eating of meat. I was a vegetarian close to ten years, but it   wasn't until I gave up dairy (became a vegan) that I noticed big changes in my body.  The chronic ear problems I had for thirty years completely cleared up and the stiffness in my joints (arthritis, the doctors said)  disappeared. I feel good and have more energy now.

Strokes, heart disease, osteoporosis, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, obesity, diabetes are some other ailments that can be prevented and sometimes cured by a low fat animal free diet.  The third Monday is nutritional night sessions, come and learn more about nutrition and health. Last month we did a health store tour led by Roberta Schiff.  It was good and we will do it again.

I want to thank Roberta Schiff for being a Nutritional Advisor and Terry Sullivan for taking on the position of Chairman of Environmental Issues.

A big thank you to Nature's Pavilion Food Market for letting us tour their store.

Our restaurant outings are being more and more well attended. The last restaurant, the food was great but the service was really bad. We have discussed ways to alleviate this, we will better communicate with restaurants, what we expect of them and what they expect from us. We will also ask for a $3 non-member donation. Many of you have said you would like more potlucks. We will do this, need help setting up. If we get volunteers we will do more.

Rae Schlecht

Return to Summer 1998 Newsletter

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