Eating Animals: Myths and Realities

Robert delights in rescuing animals

Robert delights in rescuing animals. Here he holds one of the chickens who his now his buddy.

 

In Farm to Fable, Robert Grillo Uncovers Dangerous Marketing Fantasies

Farm to Fable is an eye-opening book that answers the question: Why do people in modern societies eat animals, when it is not necessary for (in fact is harmful to) our health and survival? Author Robert Grillo shows that a series of manipulative fictions keep animals on our collective plates. His insider’s perspective as a marketing consultant (including former work on Happy Meal boxes) is the ideal basis for his careful research and insightful analysis. His book continues Read the rest of this entry »

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Grass-fed Beef Is Heating the Planet

This beautiful pronghorn, a native species, regained its home after cattle were removed from Hart Mountain

This beautiful pronghorn, a native species, regained its home after cattle were removed from Hart Mountain

Dr. Bill Ripple’s Research Shows the Stark Destruction Caused by Grazing Cattle

Bill Ripple, PhD is Distinguished Professor of Ecology at Oregon State University. Over twenty years ago, he began researching the beneficial effects that wolves in Yellowstone have on that ecosystem. From there, he branched to investigating the key roles of large carnivores in ecological systems around the world. I explored his findings with him on this critical research, especially how it demolishes the fantasy that Read the rest of this entry »

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Angela’s Fast, Fresh, and Wildly Delicious Recipes

This savory vegan dinner pie is a masterpiece of flavor. Angela cooked it for us during her visit, see recipe below

This savory vegan dinner pie is a masterpiece of flavor. Angela cooked it for us during her visit, see recipe below

Enjoy No-oil Vegan Pesto, Spicy, Savory Peanut Sauce, and Savory Vegan Dinner Pie

When my daughter Angela came to visit me, we wanted to spend Read the rest of this entry »

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Vitamin A Toxicity: A Little-Known Danger in Animal Foods

Be alert - it's legal to sell vitamin A supplements in doses that are higher than the recommended daily upper limit

Be alert – it’s legal to sell vitamin A supplements in doses that are higher than the recommended daily upper limit

Too Much Vitamin A Can Lead to Weak Bones and Fractures

Vitamin A is essential for proper vision, allowing new cells to form, and supporting reproduction and growth (including immune system strength). Sounds wonderful, you may be thinking,  and decide to consume large amounts of vitamin A. There’s a problem with this strategy though – vitamin A is fat soluble, accumulating in your liver and fat cells when you eat more than you currently need. At high levels, this stored vitamin A exceeds your body’s tolerable level, and starts causing Read the rest of this entry »

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The Nomadic Vegan Makes Plant-Based Travels Easy

Wendy hiking in Madagascar

Wendy hiking in Madagascar

Wendy Werneth Has Fun Sampling Vegan Eats Around the World

Have you ever anxiously wondered, when planning a trip, how you would find plant-based meals to stay full, energized, and happy?  I found Wendy Werneth’s free ebook, 9 Steps for Easy Vegan Travel, so useful that I contacted her to learn more about her journeys. Here’s what Wendy told me when I asked her Read the rest of this entry »

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My Favorite Frosty Drink

This yummy frosty drink will cool you down fast

This yummy frosty drink will cool you down fast

Hot Summer Days Are No Match for This Cooler

Hot days can leave you feeling like you’ll never cool off. Your energy drains away in the heat. I’ve found the quickest way to cope with the heat is to consume something cool, so that your temperature Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Getting Enough Sun?

All life on earth is designed to thrive with the sun, or it would not be able to survive. This includes people.

All life on earth is designed to thrive with the sun, or it would not be able to survive. This includes people

Four Health Benefits of Sun, and Why Sunscreen Can Be Dangerous

Life on earth evolved with the sun. Humans are adapted to live and thrive with sunshine – otherwise, people would have long since vanished from the planet.  Once you understand the benefits and risks of exposure to sun, you can make informed decisions. How much sun should you get, and when and how can you shield yourself from its powerful rays once you have gotten an optimal amount?

Language lets you know, in an intuitive way, that modern medical and chemical industries exaggerate the dangers of sunshine’s ultraviolet rays and minimize surprising Read the rest of this entry »

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Outstanding Muscle Building with Whole Plant Foods

Jeff Morgan shows off his signature pancakes topped with fruit. He has fun with his plant-based recipes, sharing them on his channel Guilt Free Vegan

Jeff Morgan shows off his signature pancakes topped with fruit. He has fun with his plant-based recipes, sharing them on his channel Guilt Free Vegan

Jeff Morgan’s Channel Shows Muscular Can Equal Healthy

The quest for athletic success often drives those who buy into the myth they need to eat enormous amounts of protein, whether it’s from animal foods or supplements. Jeff Morgan, impressive fitness athlete and star of youtube channel Guilt Free Vegan, explodes that myth with his journey to extraordinary muscle growth and renewed health based on whole plant foods.

Guilt Free Vegan’s videos are fun and inspiring. The episodes range from Read the rest of this entry »

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What Do Hormones Have to Do With Your Diet?

Hormones are chemical messengers, coordinating the various parts of your body

Hormones are chemical messengers, coordinating the various parts of your body

Three Ways to Mess Up Your Hormonal Balance

You may have blamed your hormones for health problems from mood swings to weight gain to depression. Or you might have used hormones as a way to build muscles and strive for lost youthfulness. When you understand what hormones are and how they work, you can make informed choices to achieve hormonal balance and avoid dangers.

Examples of well-known hormones include insulin, thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, growth hormone, cortisol, and vitamin D. However, there are Read the rest of this entry »

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Sugar Is Not the Great Evil

While most would label sugar as the greatest evil in these doughnuts, in fact less than a quarter of the calories in this ultra-processed food typically come from sugar

While many would label sugar as the greatest evil in these doughnuts, in fact less than a quarter of the calories in this ultra-processed food typically come from sugar

The Health Effects of Sugar Are Exaggerated  While More Harmful Ingredients are Ignored

Sugar has become the scapegoat for everything wrong with the health of Americans. Media, government authorities, and even some doctors blame sugar as the chief culprit – if not the only culprit – for epidemics of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, even cancer. The truth is far more complex, and understanding sugar’s secondary role, vs. other dietary villains, will put Read the rest of this entry »

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