Until the world makes a major shift toward more plant based diets and products it is almost impossible to live in society and avoid every animal product. What you can do is try to do the least harm your life will allow without running away to live in a vegan commune in the woods where you make everything you eat and use yourself. However there are some common products that ... Read more

At a certain point, most of us arrive at the same conclusion: Crash dieting never works. Crazy workouts and cleanses are in no way sustainable. And depriving yourself makes you completely insane. We know that calorie-counting makes you cranky and is ineffective in general. How can you gain relief without letting your weight balloon out of control? The answer is so intrinsically obvious, but is somehow drowned out by the ... Read more

In years past, we have seen kale and pomegranates take the limelight. Restaurants have moved to purchasing locally sourced and organic foods. These healthy trends are good news for vegans, who find it easier to maintain their lifestyle, while the rest of the world is jumping on the health food train. So far, 2016 is shaping up to be more vegan-friendly than ever. Vegans are finally starting to get some relief ... Read more

I have been a vegetarian for fifteen years, but for my daughter, this is all new. She is still in high school and it’s been interesting to see this life choice through her fresh eyes. Last week she told me, “I’ve been happier since I went vegetarian.” My first thought was, “Of course you are. You have always been an animal lover and caretaker. Now your diet aligns with your ... Read more

In yoga, the four paths—karma, bhakti, raja, and jnana—are all supposed to lead to the same place: the ultimate union. Karma yoga is the path through action, the idea that selfless service and dedicated work leads to discovering the ultimate truth. If you’re looking to deepen your yoga practice, “Karma Yoga” may apply to you in a pretty practical way. Perhaps you’re eager to take more classes, but strapped for ... Read more

In the present age, food is never what it seems anymore. Now more than ever, consumers are often finding out that there are many artificial ingredients being used in their meat. Special steroids are given to animals to help them grow faster, and these steroids are very harmful for people. Therefore, a better option for you is to go vegan. This requires that you avoid any animal related product, even the diary products. You ... Read more

The arrival of spring makes me think more about my health. The weather is perfect for exercising outdoors and the world is starting to turn green. The weather is also just right for many herbs that not only have culinary benefits but health benefits as well. Some of these herbs pack more of a healthy punch than more commonly known healthy fruits and vegetables. Cilantro Cilantro is high in antioxidants ... Read more

Are you new to Jackfruit as a meat replacement? Personally, I took a little while to warm up to the idea. I think I was initially turned off by the name. I couldn’t imagine fruit taking the place of meat in a recipe. It was my newly turned vegetarian daughter who convinced me to try it out. One thing was for sure, it certainly looked like meat. So much so ... Read more

If you enjoyed my article about weight loss myths last week, I’ve got a few more to tell you about. Here are the other five weight loss myths that need to be busted!   6. Myth: exercise needs to be hardcore to count. Working out comes in many forms, and not all of them will leave you breathless and drenched in sweat. Exercise doesn’t have to be spending an hour ... Read more

In trying to be healthy, we tend to focus on just diet and/or exercise and jump from one quick fix to another. But most of us struggle with our health and can’t seem to figure out how to make sustainable improvement. I believe that we don’t focus enough on the most profound factor affecting our health: chronic stress. Human beings have a magnificent stress response, but now our stress response ... Read more


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