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True Stories: "Veganism Saved My Life" (via VegNews)

on Thursday, 26 January 2017. Posted in Inspiration

True Stories:

In an inspiring new interview series featured inVegNews Magazine, real people will share stories of how switching to a vegan diet quite literally saved their lives. The vegan media publication gives us a look into their new series with their first story published last week on their website as well. Storyteller, Andres Vallejo talks of his cancer diagnosis about six years ago and how, with the support of his family, he was able to put his rare form of cancer into remission - and so it remains today. "Six years after his diagnosis, the cancer is at bay, and his most recent medical exams have been totally clear of any signs of cancer. Ironically, Andres reports that he's much healthier overall now then he was before his diagnosis—having lost 40 pounds, reduced his cholesterol, and normalized his blood glucose levels," notes the article. So awesome!

Read Andres' story and learn more on VegNews.com.

New Plant-Based TV Show: The Big Fat Truth (April 2017)

on Thursday, 15 December 2016. Posted in Inspiration, News

New Plant-Based TV Show: The Big Fat Truth (April 2017)

You may have heard of TV shows like The Biggest Loser, Bar Rescue, and Extreme Weight Loss but did you know that the producer of these shows is vegan? And that he has decided to launch a plant-based version of the famed, The Biggest LoserThe Big Fat Truth will aim to have participants eat a plant-based diet—while under the watchful eye of the amazing Dr. Michael Greger. In an interview with VegNews, Roth said, "a group of six diabetic participants featured on the show completely ceased taking medication after the initial 10-day, plant-based transition—just from eating plants!" The show is set to air in April 2017 on the Z Living network. Plant-based TV shows by 'big deal' producers? Yes please!

Read the source article on VegNews.com.

Chik-fil-A Owner Cures His Own Diabetes

on Thursday, 01 December 2016. Posted in Inspiration

After living with with a diet focused on chicken and soda, it was no surprise when Robert Kluttz was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, suffered a stroke, and developed blood pressure three times higher than average. At the time he owned two Chik-fil-A fast food restaurants and was consuming chicken for breakfast and fried chicken for lunch, almost everyday. After trying a few other remedies Kluttz eventually met Sven Jonsson, MD who introduced him to the idea of an animal- and oil-free diet. Within nine months Kluttz had stable blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lost some weight. "I am 61, but I feel like I am 30," he said. 

Read the source article on VegNews.com.

World's Happiest [Vegan] Man

on Thursday, 03 November 2016. Posted in Inspiration

World's Happiest [Vegan] Man

A 12 year long study conducted by neuroscientist Richard Davidson (at the University of Wisconsin) has found Matthieu Ricard (a French-born Buddhist monk) to be the happiest man in the world. And, he is vegan! Ricard participated in the study that recorded his brain signals with more than 200 sensors. Researchers found that "when Ricard was meditating on the topic of compassion, his gamma ray readings—which are connected to learning, memory, attention, and consciousness—were off the charts," notes VegNews' coverage of the story. In a recent blog post about his decision to live vegan, Ricard says, "We can find means to survive without causing suffering to others." Well said, Ricard! ::hearts::

Check out the source article on VegNews.com.

Chief Cardiologist Becomes Vegan for His Health

on Thursday, 29 September 2016. Posted in Inspiration

Chief Cardiologist Becomes Vegan for His Health

When someone whose job entails knowing the conditions of the human heart—what keeps it ticking, if you will—publicly declares his understanding of the impact of food on our bodies and therefore declares his veganism, you know the world is truly changing. John C. Teeters, MD recently explained his decision to eschew animal products after listening to a lecture by vegan Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Teeters later stated in an interview, "One of the sad things about medical education is that we don't get a lot of diet education...and patients empirically trust us to know these things." Teeters has since lost 57 pounds and advocates veganism!

Read it from the source article on VegNews.com.

"Dairy Heard Retirement" Scandal's $52 Million Lawsuit

on Wednesday, 14 September 2016. Posted in News

In a shocking reveal, the National Milk Producers Federation, has been found guilty via a class action lawsuit, to have killed 500,000 cows in an effort to reduce the country's milk supply, illegally pushing higher sales costs. Managing partner of Hagens Berman law firm, Steve Berman said, "The biggest dairy producers in the country, responsible for almost 70 percent of the nation's ilk, conspired together in a classic price-fixing scheme, forcing higher prices for a basic food item onto honest consumers and families." The initial investigation into the case started nearly five years ago, via Compassion Over Killing. 

Read more about this case and to file a claim go to COK.net.

Peet's Coffee Now Carries Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream

on Tuesday, 16 August 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

Peet's Coffee Now Carries Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream

It's fascinating to see the 'boom' that happens in social media when the vegan community gets jazzed on new options at traditionally non-vegan-friendly establishments. This past week the vegan social media hubs were buzzing (quite literally!) about mega coffee chain, Peet's Coffee, adding housemade coconut whipped cream to their offerings (at all of their 236 locations). More than one reputable vegan news-like source confirmed that the new whip is in fact fully vegan and will likely remain a permanent fixture on Peet's Coffee menu. Awesome! In related news, according to the 'My Vegan Journal' blog and VegNews, Starbucks will start carrying almond milk this September. This in addition to their coconut milk option. While it's particularly good news for the coffee lovers out there, it's also just super cool to see how veganism and cruelty-free living just keep growing and growing and growing!

Find product and nutritional information at Peets.com.

Protection From Ag Gag Attacks

on Wednesday, 03 August 2016. Posted in News

Protection From Ag Gag Attacks

If you didn't have your ear to the social media "ground" you might have missed the buzz around the American Egg Board's attacks on and attempts at damaging vegan food company, Hampton Creek (producers of Just Mayo and other crueltry-free products). The Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016, a bipartisan bill, was recently introduced to the Senate. Should it pass, budgets would be made public, and it could block federal promotional programs from favoring one sector of industry over another. "...allowing people to know if these government-sponsored marketing bodies spend money on smear campaigns against competitors," noted VegNews Magazine online. We'll be anxiously awaiting the results! 

Read the source article on VegNews.com.

Vegan Teen Activist Lila Copeland Petitions for Vegan Food Choices

on Thursday, 23 June 2016. Posted in Inspiration

Vegan Teen Activist Lila Copeland Petitions for Vegan Food Choices

On June fourteenth teen vegan activist Lila Copeland hosted a noteworthy meeting in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in order to make vegan food options available to all of LAUSD's 600,000 students. At the age of 11 Copeland founded Earth Peace Foundation—an environmental organization. Now, at the age of 14 she's brought together vegan influencers like Dr. Kim Williams, celebrity Pamela Anderson, and athlete Torre Washington. "[Lila was inspired to do this] after witnessing pro-dairy programming and advertising, and watching students consume food that is not optimal for health," notes VegNews Magazine's coverage of the meeting. You go, girl!

Read the original source piece on VegNews.com.

NEW STUDY: Reduce Risk of Diabetes by 20%

on Wednesday, 22 June 2016. Posted in Health, News

NEW STUDY: Reduce Risk of Diabetes by 20%

The results of a 20 year long study—of 200,000 women and men—conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes by 20 percent! Published in the PLOS Medicine medical journal, consuming vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and fruits makes a big difference. "This study highlights that even moderate dietary changes in the direction of a healthful plant-based diet can play a significant role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes," said Amika Satija, postdoctoral fellow. Other proven benefits of choosing a mostly- if not fully-plant-based diet include reduced risk of heart disease, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer.

Check out the study results and learn more at HSPH.Harvard.edu.

Tyson Foods Caught Torturing Animals (Again!)

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News

Tyson Foods Caught Torturing Animals (Again!)

One of the most heart wrenching jobs must be that of an undercover investigator on factory farms. But if it wasn't for those courageous people we may still be in the dark about the horrific treatment of animals raised and slaughtered in factory farms. "A new undercover investigation conducted by...Mercy for Animals (MFA) exposes the torture of animals at poultry giant Tyson's Nashville, TN factory farm," notes the coverage from VegNews Magazine online. Sadly this is not the first time Tyson Foods has been exposed in this way. Undercover investigations from just last year—at a different Tyson farm—found similar treatment. Let's keep "voting" for the cruelty-free foods we want to see, by making consciousness buying choices. Let's keep spreading the good vegan word! For the animals. 

Read the full source article (warning: disturbing info.) on VegNews.com.
(photo by Issei Kato IK / Reuters)

Eating Steak vs. Driving Cars: On Impacting The Environment

on Wednesday, 18 May 2016. Posted in News

Eating Steak vs. Driving Cars: On Impacting The Environment

An interesting study has emerged wherein the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology shared that "eating an eight-ounce steak has an equivalent environmental impact as driving a car for 29 miles," notes the coverage of the study via VegNews Magazine online. Conversely, if we ate the same amount of protein via plants (instead of animals) it would equate to driving a car for just three miles. VegNews shared that, "The study examined 39 plant-based meat alternatives and found that producing these products from farm to factory emits 10 times less greenhouse gas than producing beef." Alfredo Mejia, lead researcher said, "We have the power to use our fork to take care of our health and [of the health] of our planet." Well said, Mejia! 

Check out the source piece on VegNews.com.

Tips for Easy Vegan Travel

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

Tips for Easy Vegan Travel

We've all been there: grumbling stomachs, icky in-flight options with hefty price tags, and the onset of feeling hangry. Fortunately, there are a handful of vegan travel resources popping up, like VeganTravel.com, and "Vegan Travel" pages on Facebook; where fellow travelers go to share their tips, ask questions, and learn from one another. In addition, VegNews Magazine online frequently publishes great travel pieces about specific cities and countries, as well as easy travel tips. For example, their recent piece on "Travel-Friendly Vegan Food" talks specifically of ways to work around awful plane food; like carrying small pre-packaged foods, packing noodles, rice, and even quinoa! Loving how easy vegan travel is becoming!

Connect with fellow vegan travelers on VeganTravel.com.

Plant-Based Technology & The World Economy

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in News

Plant-Based Technology & The World Economy

When a business journalist published a research piece wherein they advise the next president of the United States to pay attention to plant-based food technology, you know times are changing. 

"...the animal-free protein industry is growing exponentially, with a 33-percent market share predicted by 2054," said Suzy Welch, via her feature shared on LinkedIn. In her research, Welch has accounted for inefficient factory farm business models, consumer demand, and environmentally necessity, among other things, as reason for her prediction. "If you're hungry for a massive new economic win and all the good it brings, a brave new industry is hungry for your attention," said Welch. We're right there with you! Yes!

Read the original source piece at VegNews.com.
(Photo by the Washington Post)

Top 25 Vegan Food Finds at Target (via VegNews)

on Tuesday, 01 March 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

Top 25 Vegan Food Finds at Target (via VegNews)

When thinking about where to go food shopping for yummy vegan finds stores like Walmart and Target aren't always the first that come to mind. But thankfully vegan food is finding its way into these chains, making it more accessible to the masses. That's why we love this article from VegNews Magazine online featuring their top 25 vegan food finds in Target. Think chocolate almond milk, products from vegan companies like Gardein, Sweet Earth, Beyond Meat, Hampton Creek, Annie's and more. Thanks for doing the legwork on this great resource, VegNews. We loved learning about all the cool vegan stuff to be found in Target!

Check out the full article on VegNews.com.
(Photo by Dayton Daily News)

North Carolina's Pollution Problem

on Wednesday, 03 February 2016. Posted in News

North Carolina's Pollution Problem

News of Surry County residents in North Carolina experiencing sore throats and "gag-inducing odor" from a large concentrated chicken farm is making national news.

"The mix of manure, feed, and carcasses combined with the hundreds of tons of poultry waste produced each year makes for a dangerous hazard for human health while posing an environmental risk as well," notes VegNews.com.  The county is having to address polluted waterways and ammonia fumes from the farm. A local couple has been trying to create awareness about the issue as residents do not currently have legal protection or rights against the farm or its practices.

Learn more via the source article on VegNews.com.

Eating Vegan Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer by 33 Percent

on Wednesday, 20 January 2016. Posted in Health, News

Eating Vegan Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer by 33 Percent

A decade-long study, results of which were recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that a vegan diet can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 33 percent.

"More than 26,000 participants were tracked during a 10-year span...the study divided dietary patterns into meat-eaters, vegans, lacto-vegetarians, pesco-vegetarians, and semi-vegetarians and found that, as far as prostate cancer, the vegans look really good," noted Gary Fraser, study director. Per VegNews, "further research will be conducted into vegan diets and its correlation with lowered cancer risks." It's always good to hear that choosing plants not only means helping animals but also our very own bodies. 

Read more via the original source article on VegNews.com.

Veganism Declared Top 10 Trend of 2016

on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted in News

Veganism Declared Top 10 Trend of 2016

I think we can all agree that veganism had a pretty great 2015. Dozens of exclusively-vegan restaurants opened throughout the year, including fast-food establishments. 

Celebrities, politicians, and influential online personalities made their vegan choices known to the masses; and even traditional fast-food chains began jumping on the vegan bandwagon—like Wendy's, Subway, and Taco Bell. Let's not forget the vegan food labels and brands that made huge waves in media (hello Hampton Creek, Beyond Meat, and Follow Your Heart - to name a few).  

According to research company The Food Channel this year is going to be even better as they've named veganism a top 10 trend for 2016. Incredible! Hold onto your hats folks, it's going to be another fantastic year of growth and advancement for the animals, without a doubt.

Check out the source article on VegNews.com.
(Photo by Will Travel for Vegan Food)

 

Grass-Fed Beef Cows: Worse for Environment Than Conventionally-Raised Beef Cows

on Wednesday, 06 January 2016. Posted in News

Grass-Fed Beef Cows: Worse for Environment Than Conventionally-Raised Beef Cows

While raising and consuming grass-fed beef cows has—among meat-eaters—long been touted as being better all-around, it turns out it's even more harmful to the environment than conventionally-raised beef cows. 

Researchers at Bard College have discovered that grass-fed cows "burp approximately twice as much methane than their corn- and soy-fed industrial feedlot counterparts." While we of course do not support the production and consumption of any animal, we share this piece of information to simply underscore how the arguments for the varied forms of meat raising, production, and consumption continue to be proven, at the very least, inadequate if not extremely harmful, in more ways than one.

Read the original source piece on VegNews.com.

The Guardian: Resolve To Ditch Meat

on Wednesday, 30 December 2015. Posted in News

The Guardian: Resolve To Ditch Meat

New Year's resolutions often mean new commitments to healthy lifestyle changes, and British news outlet, The Guardian has a great suggestion for its readers: ditch the meat!

"Consider avoiding resolutions you won't keep (are you really going to the gym five times a week?) and try a meatless (or even meat-reduced) diet instead," wrote Madeleine Somerville, The Guardian contributor.

Somerville also discusses how choosing veggies or meat positively impacts the environment and our financial resources. As VegNews.com puts it, "Just one less burger a week can result in the same environmental impact as taking your car off the road for 320 miles." And if it wasn't already obvious, you'd also be saving lives. Happy Holidays!

Read the full article on TheGuardian.com.

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