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Does Going Vegan Help Your Skin?

Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Deborah Dunham for YouBeauty.com You already know that a healthy diet is synonymous with healthy skin. But what about vegan diets? Can you chalk...

Crazy for Veggies: Cutting Cruelty Out of My Lifestyle

Steve-O | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Steve-O

There's a lot of violence in the world, but here's an area where all of us can make a positive difference, first in our own lives, and then in the lives of others. Together, we can spread compassion far and wide.

7 Tips to Help You Lose Weight on a Plant-Based Diet

Meg Wolff | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Meg Wolff

Once in a while I get an email or a Facebook message from a reader or a friend saying that they've been following a plant-based way of eating, but they aren't losing the weight that they were hoping to lose. Here are a few tips to help you in this direction.

Conquering The Standard American Diet, Vegan Style

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

This is what my diet started to look like after I had been vegan for about a year. Instead of trying to replace foods I remembered, like meat tacos or bologna sandwiches, I discovered a whole new array of foods that were just as delicious (if not more) and better for me in every way.

Plant-Based Meals: Everyone Loves a Quickie

Meg Wolff | Posted 04.28.2013 | Taste
Meg Wolff

The most common question I get about healthy plant-based cooking is this: "Do you have some really quick recipes? I've found some truly healthy recipes that can be easily prepared. Here are a few tried and true "quickies" anyone can easily enjoy. 

This Is What Vegans Eat

Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

Very few of us were raised vegan, so at some point, we did make a lifestyle switch. When you first go vegan, it's common to have cravings left over from the pre-vegan days, and it's fun to try to "veganize" old favorites. Here are some traditional meals and treats gone vegan.

Is Dairy 'Natural'?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

It's worth noting that many people would shudder at the idea of squirting bodily fluid from an animal directly into their mouths, but those same people drink milk freely and happily because it's packaged to look pretty and marketed to us as a health food.

A Vegetarian Chef's Struggles

Ron Pickarski | Posted 02.18.2013 | Taste
Ron Pickarski

Gerald Lieberman wrote, "Vegetarian: A person who eats only side dishes," in reference to dining out at restaurants. And if you are a vegetarian, you know what he means.

Could A Vegan Diet Help Prevent Cancer?

Kathy Freston | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

This is empowering news, given that most people think they are a victim of their genes, helpless to stave off some of the most dreaded diseases. We aren't helpless at all; in fact, the power is largely in our hands. It's on our forks, actually.

Have Your Pie And Eat It, Too: Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Food52 | Posted 01.20.2013 | Taste
Food52

A vegan pumpkin pie that's just as indulgent and satisfying as the 'real' thing.

All The Recipes You'll Need For A Vegan Thanksgiving

Posted 11.22.2013 | Taste

No one will miss the turkey.

NSFW VIDEO: PETA Ad Implies Vegan Guys Are Better In Bed

Posted 11.05.2012 | Food

PETA isn't exactly known for its subtlety -- the group regularly uses semi-nude ads to get people's attention about animal rights issues. One of the m...

Why Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Kathy Freston | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Nearly a decade of extra life -- that's what you get when you move away from eating animal foods and toward a plant-based diet. This is really exciting science for anyone seeking healthy longevity!

How To Eat Vegan Even In A One-Stoplight Town

Menuism | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste
Menuism

So you don't live on the Upper East Side. Perhaps you live in small-town America. Here's a small-town girl's guide to eating vegan wherever you live.

The Rise of Non-Perfectionist Veganism, Part III: Solutions to Perfectionist Veganism and Vegan Activism

Hillary Rettig | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rettig

I myself am not a perfect vegan. Nor am I a perfect vegan activist (whatever that means) -- far from it. But I will always seek to do better, both in my personal veganism and as an activist. And I have to tell you that each time I encounter a vegan or vegan activist my heart swells.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Food
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

Amanda L. Chan

Starting A Vegan Diet? Don't Make These 5 Mistakes

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Thinking about adopting a purely plant-based diet? We get it -- after all, it's been linked with decreased stress and increased happiness. And...

DC VegFest: Meatless Saturday

Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.21.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

There are plenty of reasons go to meat-free. It's good for your health, good for your planet and good for your soul. Will you commit to going vegetarian Saturday?

Conversation With Sharon Gannon On 'Yoga, Life And Being Vegan'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

What is the relationship between yoga and transformation? How can what you eat affect how you live? I caught up with the co-founder of the Jivamukti Yoga Method, Sharon Gannon. With over 25 years of teaching and activism, she is credited for making yoga "cool and hip."

Brain Researchers Acknowlege Animal Consciousness

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Kathy Stevens

What would the world's reaction be if the New York Times' lead story tomorrow were "Chickens Understand That Their Throats are About to Be Slit" or "Horrific Confinement and Deprivation Feels Same to Pigs as It Does to Humans"?

Why Don't Vegans Care About People?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

For those unfamiliar to veganism, it can be to easy overlook that the compassion associated with helping animals is meant to extend to helping humans, as well. The beautiful thing about choosing a plant-based diet is that in one choice, you can start to help save the world. Literally.

Being Vegan Enough

Christina Pirello | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

It seems to me that some of us vegans have lived too long in a bubble, surrounding ourselves only with people of similar thinking. Many have lost touch with the idea of reaching out, in compassion, to other humans and helping them along in their path of life.

The Elusive Vegan Man

Anjali Sareen | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

When I first went vegan, I simultaneously decided that I was probably never going to find a partner who shared my beliefs. I assumed that it would be difficult to find many men driven by something that was very important to me: compassion toward animals.

The Accessibility Problem in Food Politics

Anjali Sareen | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

In the realm of food politics, stereotypes run rampant: the over-energized raw foodist, the protein-hyping omnivore, the compulsive juice cleanser. There's one stereotype I'm particularly concerned with, one I've unfortunately been accused of: the overzealous vegan.

In Praise of 'Vegan Is Love'

James Campion | Posted 09.26.2012 | Books
James Campion

Vegan is Love presupposes that if kids know animals are being tortured for product testing, abused for sport or entertainment or especially killed for glue or coats or lunch, they might be inclined to go for the salad.