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Vegan Diet

The Real 'Fat Shame': Ignoring the Obesity Epidemic

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Urging women to adopt a healthy, humane vegan diet in order to lose weight isn't "fat shaming" any more than urging people with heart disease to eat better is "clogged-artery shaming." The use of the word "shaming" is a sham.

Jay Z and Beyonce: Vegan Power or Celebrity Hype?

Khnum 'Stic' Ibomu | Posted 02.04.2014 | Celebrity
Khnum 'Stic' Ibomu

With all the poppin' Molly references, sippin' syrup advocacy, swimming in pools of alcohol advertising, and chronic weed abuse promotion that hip hop has become the modern day vehicle for, it's refreshing to see health addressed positively from icons of Jay Z and Beyonce's status.

15 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Vegan

Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

More people than you may have thought are on plant-based and animal-free diets: PETA reports that 2.5 percent of U.S. residents are vegans, while anot...

The Science Behind A Vegan Diet

Next Avenue | Maureen Callahan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson credits his vegan diet with helping him lose 140 pounds. Ellen D...

On Bittman and Kristof, Salmonella and Chickens

Kathy Stevens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

Paulie quickly learned the sound of my car, charged to my car door when he heard it, squawking and hopping up and down like a lunatic, wanting a car ride. Paulie loved sitting in my lap and driving around town!

Culver City's Best New Restaurant

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I, for one, am a meat eater and am always skeptical about vegan restaurants, but with a menu as varied as it is satisfying, Sage is a welcome addition to the Culver City foodie landscape and a place I look forward to revisiting.

20 Questions for Animal Lovers on World Day for Farmed Animals

Kathy Stevens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

Wednesday, October 2 is World Day for Farmed Animals, a day on which animal advocates around the world hold vigils, celebrations and other events designed to heighten public awareness of our treatment of fellow beings.

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Vegan

Matt Frazier | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

The commitment to officially say "I'm vegan" was a decision I deliberated about for a long time. Now that this once extreme lifestyle now feels familiar, I have just enough perspective to wish I could go back and give my pre-vegan self (or someone else in my shoes) a few pointers.

Molasses and Hawaii's Environmental Blind Spot

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

It's a blind spot for Hawaii's green politicians, green advocacy groups, and many people who profess to be green. It's an inconvenient truth that animal agriculture's annual share of total global greenhouse emissions is estimated at 51 percent or more.

The Regal Vegan: Fooling Jewish Grandmothers w/Faux Gras

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Ella Nemova, the Founder and Chief Faux Gras-preneur of The Regal Vegan, an artisan food company in Brooklyn focused on decadent vegan treats. Her opinions are fiery, and her suggestions eye-opening.

Can We Please Stop 'Listening to Our Bodies'?

Ed Coffin | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed Coffin

There are certainly many debates we can have surrounding the vegan lifestyle, but whether or not we need to eat animal products to be healthy isn't one of them. No one needs to "listen to their body" to decide if they can go vegan or not.

Why Vegans and Paleos Should Stop Hating Each Other

Matt Frazier | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

Though we focus on the differences in our diets, and fight like pissed-off hornets as a result, the healthy versions of both Paleo and vegan diets look an awful lot alike.

You'd Never Guess These 12 Foods Are Vegan

Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living

The basics are a no-brainer when you're trying to eat a diet free of animal products. But while things like meat, eggs and cheese are easy to avoid, a...

The Ethical Meat Fallacy

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Video footage released last week which shows sickening scenes of cruelty to pigs reportedly taken at a Freedom Food-certified farm in Cheshire is deeply jarring and makes it clear, yet again, that the notion of ethical meat is a myth.

The 17 Weirdest Things I Do Now That I'm Vegan

Matt Frazier | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

Let's face it. Being vegan (or even vegetarian) is pretty weird. But that's okay -- weird is the new cool. Being weird, I've found, is not just fun; it's addictive.

Top 5 Reasons to Eat a Plant-Based Diet

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bartolotto

It's hard to argue with a plant-based diet when it benefits our health, waistline, environment, wallet, and conscience.

What 5 Vegan Celebrities Eat For Breakfast

Posted 09.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Even if you're not indulging in a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, chances are your breakfast contain at least a little something off limits on a vegan...

Animal Rights and Plant Based Diets: Short-Lived Fad or Longstanding Tradition?

JAINA | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
JAINA

While the majority of westerners believe vegetarianism to be a mostly recent phenomenon, Jains know this is not the case.

There's No Health Argument for Veganism

Ed Coffin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Ed Coffin

Eating more plant-based foods is beneficial for our health and for the environment. There's no argument about that. However, we need to make a distinction between veganism and a plant-based diet.

Why Do Vegans Eat "Fake" Meat?

Ed Coffin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Ed Coffin

Vegans are in no way being hypocritical, or proving they are suppressing their desires by eating "fake" meats. In fact, they are being morally consistent and enjoying their food just like everyone else, sans the animal products.

Patriotism: The #1 Reason to Eat a Veggie Dog on July 4th

Kathy Stevens | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Here are five reasons to celebrate your independence from a diet that promotes environmental devastation, obesity, disease, and animal suffering.

Strange Celebrity Diets

Posted 06.28.2013 | Celebrity

Stars resort to some seriously strange methods to lose weight, ranging from the wacky to the downright dangerous. Whatever happened to eating moderate...

What Not To Say To Someone Who Doesn't Eat Meat

Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living

No matter their reason for choosing to forgo meat, vegetarians and vegans are certainly entitled to eat how they'd like. And yet, despite noted benefi...

Why and How I Became a Vegan

Kevin Powell | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Powell

You ultimately must do what you feel is best for your body, your soul, your mind, your conscience. For me, veganism is an extension of my activism and life of public service helping others to be self-empowered and self-aware.

5 Tips for Going Vegan

Michelle Weiss | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Weiss

These tips are for everyone who has ever wondered how vegans stay vegan, for everyone who has ever considered going vegan and for everyone who thinks vegans are crazy hippie people and are just reading this blog to write a snarky remark in the comment section.