Veganuary – Make the Pledge

As of this week, more than 10,000 new people have pledged to join the annual ‘Veganuary’ campaign and try vegan for the whole month of January. Meat-eaters, pescetarians, and dairy/egg-loving vegetarians in 115 countries have committed to eat a vegan diet for one month for animals, the environment, and their own health. While we’re all in favor of small steps like Meatless... Read More

Get Moving

Ab crunches, 5 mile runs, kettlebells, zumba……I have never been very interested in exercise. I’ve enjoyed taking walks during nice weather, and I feel great after a long session of yoga; but I’ve never been one to get excited about going to the gym. As a kid with asthma, I was discouraged from exercising and got used to the idea that it just wasn’t for me;... Read More

5 foods I never thought I’d like before I became vegan

If someone had told me years ago that I would have a new appreciation for food if I became a vegan, I’m not sure I would have believed them. Like many people, I just never realized how many doors you open when you lead a vegan lifestyle. One of those doors has food behind it–a delicious array of glorious, mostly nutritious morsels. I listed just five things here that... Read More

Planning healthy school lunches with your kids

It’s September and kids are going back to school. My daughter came home after her first day of middle school and told me that her cafeteria sells ice pops (and other assorted ice cream; but she was interested in the ice pops). This reminded me of my regular lunch in middle school—ice cream sandwiches. Junk food ruled my life back then. Now’s my chance to make sure that my... Read More

What You Eat Can Heal or Kill You – Part 1

I’ve been thinking about writing a long post on the benefits of a plant-based/vegan diet as a means for disease (plural) prevention. I’ve decided to break it up into several parts so it’s not too long, there’s way too much to cover, and because I wanted to share Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN documentary on “The Last Heart Attack” that just aired... Read More