The Mindful Vegan Takes a New Approach to Transforming Food Choices

The Mindful Vegan shows the way to transforming your relationship with food

Lani Muelrath Shows You How to Fuel Change From the Inside Out

Do you struggle with your weight, compliance with endless diets, and guilt with every slip up? In her insightful, beautifully written book The Mindful Vegan, author Lani Muelrath shares how she got past these inner battles. Like her, you can develop a peaceful, enjoyable relationship with healthy food.

In The Mindful Vegan, Lani shows you step-by-step, day-by-day, how to cultivate mindfulness and use it to quiet your own inner clashes. It’s not so much that you win the battles, as that the battles lose their hold on you as you incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. You don’t need to build will power (or “won’t power,” for cravings and binges) because the entire basis of your relationship with eating is shifted.

Lani lays out a 30 day plan to build mindfulness skills, with the result being significant internal and external changes within a month as you continue your busy life. You start out with one minute of meditation a day, building to Read the rest of this entry »

Vegan Travel – No Problem!

Veggie Planet Takes You Around the World on Plant-Powered Food

Veggie Planet will make you an informed and confident vegan traveler, whether at home or thousands of miles away

Veggie Planet, by world traveler Wendy Werneth, shows you how to enjoy tasty plant-based food from 11 cuisines. Wendy includes easy-to-find foods you probably never knew existed from countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as Mexico. This highly readable, upbeat, and fun book is excellent for anyone who enjoys trying new and flavorful options, at home or while traveling, regardless of their current diet.

Wendy has traveled to 100 countries, and has been vegan for several years. She shows you that vegan travel is a treasure hunt crammed with numerous rewards, from snacks at street vendors, to meals at restaurants, to authentic home-cooked traditional dishes that the locals regularly eat.  Her many food descriptions will allow you to enjoy food in abundance, even at places that are only “accidentally vegan.”

Not a world traveler? Wendy tells you how to find flavors you might never have known about in Read the rest of this entry »

Estrogen and Testosterone: Problems With Keeping Them Balanced

Both men and women may suffer from imbalances in estrogen and testosterone. Lifestyle changes may make a big difference.

How Can You Keep Your Hormones At the Best Levels?

Modern lifestyles contribute to unbalanced, excessive, or deficient levels of estrogen, testosterone, and other sex hormones in men and women. This may result in unpleasant outcomes – such as low sex drive or infertility – as well as to dangerous diseases – including cancer and heart disease. Here’s key information you need to make choices to help keep your sex hormones balanced.

You might not be aware that women produce and use testosterone, and men produce and use estrogen. The bodies of both sexes can convert testosterone into estrogen. So all sex hormones are important to you, whether you are male or female.

Balancing Strategy One: Carefully Consider Before Taking Supplementary Hormones

Some people have diagnosed medical conditions which may be treated with supplementary estrogen or testosterone. Before deciding whether to use hormones Read the rest of this entry »

Dangers of Detox Diets – And How to Avoid Them

When, if ever, is it a good idea to “spring clean” your body? How could this be harmful?

Is “Spring Cleaning” Your Body Ever a Good Idea?

The idea of detoxifying your body may be appealing, and heaps of commercial products crowd the market to tap into this desire. A google search for “detox diet products” brought up 2,220,000 results in less than a second.

“Detox diet” is a loose term, which may include everything from water fasting to juice fasting to eating restricted amounts of specified foods. These diets may last anywhere from a day to weeks, or even longer. Some involve prescribing profitable supplements and other products, while others rely on home remedies.

One thing pretty much all these diets have in common is their vague claims. For example, Read the rest of this entry »

What The Health is What You Must Know

Why do national health organizations fail to warn consumers, in strong language, about the demonstrated health dangers of processed meat?

Three Reasons To See This Documentary (Review)

What The Health  is a must-see documentary if you care about your health or the fate of our planet. This film is from the creators of the influential Cowspiracy, which shows the devastating effect that raising animals for food has on speeding climate change.

Now the filmmakers take on the issue of the disastrous impact of animal foods on health, a huge topic which Read the rest of this entry »

The China Study, Revised and Expanded

Dr. Campbell shares the truth in straightforward language, without hesitation.

The Science of Plant-Based Diets – And Why Most People Know Nothing About It

The China Study, first published in 2004, is a landmark book that established whole foods, plant-based diets as the healthiest way to eat. Authors Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, ignited a fierce debate with their work. On one side are Read the rest of this entry »

Climate Change Simplified

Energy from the sun warms the inside of cars, which you have experienced if you've ever gotten into a hot car that was parked in the sun. The process that causes this is basically the same as the process of global warming - and just as undeniable

Energy from the sun warms the inside of cars, which you have experienced if you’ve ever gotten into a hot car that was parked in the sun. The process that causes this is basically the same as the process of global warming – and just as undeniable

Global Warming Is As Undeniable As Gravity – Here’s Why

If you’ve ever gotten into a car on a sunny day, you know that global warming is real. The inside of the car will be much hotter than the air outside. This is because light energy from the sun gets into the car, and the interior car surfaces absorb this energy, which heats the car’s seat, dashboard, floor, etc. The car’s roof and windows then trap the heat, and the whole inside of the car gets hotter.

A greenhouse (with walls of glass) or hoop house (with walls of plastic) works on Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »

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 »