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“Healthy Oils”

Are there such a thing as “healthy oils?” How about coconut and olive oil?           The mainstream media sure seems to think there are certain “healthy” plant-based oils that you should add to your diet. But are they actually good for you to eat? Here are …

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Vitamin B12 on the Vegan Lifestyle

Here are some videos and articles surrounding the infamous “Vitamin B12,” to help you navigate the issue. An article by Dr. John McDougall. And a short video: An article on Happy Healthy Long Life. An article by Dr. Neal Barnard on Yummy Plants. And a short video: A video by Dr. …

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Environment

Blue Gold: World Water Wars Documentary and Water Resources

Blue Gold: World Water Wars, 2009 Documentary Directed by Sam Bozzo 89 minutes The film, Blue Gold: World Water Wars, addresses a very pressing topic: our use of water. It is only from liquid water that all known life exists. Search for life? Search for water. As is evident through ancient …

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Animals

Vegan Philanthropist Philip Wollen: An Inspiring and Powerful Speech!

  An inspiring, powerful, moving and very important speech made by Australian philanthropist and former vice-president of Citibank, Philip Wollen. This speech was given a few years ago, but it’s message and impact will continue to resonate. Feel free to turn on the captions while you watch, there are a …

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Health

Plant-Based Nutrition Plant Pure Nation Documentary

A bit about PlantPure Nation: The PlantPure Nation documentary is about bringing the message of plant-based nutrition to everyone. The film demonstrates how, working together, millions of people at the local level can help to fix a social problem that has not been solved by industry or government. The goal …

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Animals

Beagle Rescue in the News

If you haven’t heard of the Beagle Freedom Project, now is the time. From numbers to names, the Beagle Rescue Project is a service of Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME) and works to free beagles, along with other animals from research testing labratories. Merely a labratory number when they are …

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Athletics

Fiona Oakes is Vegan Athlete of the Year!

        Fiona Oakes has been voted 2014 vegan athlete of the year over at Great Vegan Athletes! Recently dubbed the “queen of extreme marathons,” she’s a marathon running, Guiness world record holding, passionate vegan. Read more about the vegan athlete of the year, including her profile on Great …

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Vegan Life

Children’s Book Review: That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals by Ruby Roth

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things, 2009 Children’s Book Written and Illustrated by Ruby Roth       Almost immediately upon opening That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, by Ruby Roth, it was clear that this book was more than just some …

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The Importance of Hydration

Staying properly hydrated is important for your energy, smooth digestion, muscle function and recovery, and mental clarity. Being adequately hydrated allows cells to receive sufficient oxygen in order to perform their necessary function. Consequently, you will feel more alert and energized as a result of providing your body what it needs. …

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Vegan Recipes

Kid-Friendly Vegan Banana Recipes

Today’s Fruit is: Bananas! They can be eaten on their own, put in the freezer for safe keeping, chopped up and put over a bowl of cereal…. Bananas are a versatile, sweet and delicious fruit that are often featured in plant-based recipes. Here are just a few: Southern-Style Banana Pudding as …

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Health

Forks Over Knives Documentary

Forks Over Knives, 2011 Documentary Writer/Director: Lee Fulkerson 96 minutes Years of research and extraordinary results attained through adopting a plant-based diet and avoidance of animal-based and processed foods led to the production of Forks Over Knives. Taking the concept of food as medicine seriously and having tremendous success, a …

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Vegan Recipes

Featured Vegan Recipe: No Fat Vegan Chili

Looking for a healthy, low-fat, yet warm and satisfying meal? Check out this No Fat Vegan Chili by Potato Strong. This oil-free, fat-free recipe is chock-full of tomatoey goodness! Vary the spices/chili mix to suit your liking. This recipe can go nicely as a “sloppy-joe” style meal as well. Just find your favourite …

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Vegan Hiking Boots

Vegan Hiking Boots The following is a selection of vegan hiking boot and outdoor footwear options. They’re not always easy to find, but there appears to be a growing number of vegan and cruelty-free footwear being made. This is nice to see, because cruelty-free products allow us to get outside and be …

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Environment
Recycle and Reuse: Environmental Benefits of Water Recycling

Roughly 71% of the Earth may be covered by seas and oceans, but the water we need to sustain life is comparatively scarce. Groundwater, rivers, lakes, and streams provide the water we use for everything from drinking and bathing to irrigating fields, but they make up less than 1% of …

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Environment
Plastic Waste: Environmental Effects of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is a deceptively simple problem with a very complicated solution. It occurs when plastic accumulates in the air, land, or water, which happens quickly and easily. Plastic is used everywhere in many products, making up 10% of the world’s waste, and can take hundreds or thousands of years …

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11 Reasons Why Going Vegan Helps Save The Planet

When you go vegan, you’re helping to save the planet in a number of ways. Following a vegan lifestyle means not eating animal products like meat, dairy, fish, or eggs. It also means not purchasing other animal products such as leather or wool. When you stop consuming these animal products, …

50 Awesome Vegan Athletes to Follow on Social Media
Athletics

50 Awesome Vegan Athletes to Follow on Social Media

Every day there are more plant-based athletes. It’s only natural. A plant-based diet is the healthiest way to go. And it’s pretty simple, really. The better you feel, the better you’re likely to perform. People will catch on to that. Eating a plant-based diet and being active are two important …

Active Outdoor Vegans

Outdoor Adventure Travel with Taran and Melissa | Active Outdoor Vegans

Part of the Active Outdoor Vegans series, this interview is with Taran (of Go Sea Kayak) and his partner Melissa. Both avid outdoor adventurers and vegans, Taran is also a sea kayaking guide and outdoor photographer. They share with us a bit about their love of nature and outdoor activities, …

Active Outdoor Vegans

First Ever Vegan Ultra Event: Vegan Welsh 3000s (V3K) Interview

The Vegan Welsh 3000s is the world’s first all-vegan ultra event. Since 2014 the race, also known as V3K Ultra, has been part of SkyrunningUK. The route takes trail runners across the tallest peaks in Wales, testing the limits of endurance athletes from around the globe. In order to learn a bit more …

Active Outdoor Vegans

Vegan Triathlete Sylvia Jorger Q&A

An outdoor enthusiast and competitive athlete, Sylvia Jorger is a passionate vegan runner and triathlete. Since adopting a plant-based lifestyle, she has seen considerable improvements in her health and athletic performance. As a 49 year old vegan athlete, Sylvia shows us how it’s done, sharing with us a bit about what …

Active Outdoor Vegans

Mick, The Vegan Cyclist (UK) Q&A

This next installment of the Active Outdoor Vegans Series is with Mick Walker, of The Vegan Cyclist (UK), an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast! Mick shares a bit about his cycling, vegan, and healthy, plant-based journey. Powered by plants, Mick shows just you can do on a vegan lifestyle! About how …

Athletics

Q&A with Vegan Runner Eats

Alina from Vegan Runner Eats shares her experience as a vegan runner and marathoner and how going plant-based has helped her. Along with sharing her running and athletic experiences on Vegan Runner Eats, there are also plenty of great plant-based recipes and tips. And be sure to check out her artistic sock monkeys and other cute …