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Is One Way of Eating Better Than the Rest?

Omnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan, (Almost) Vegan. Is one superior to the rest? Well, yes and no. Let me explain. First, in case you were unsure, here are some rough definitions: Omnivore: Routinely consumes both animal and plant foods. (Paleo would sort of fit in here.) Basically, eats anything that suits his/her palete preferences. Vegetarian:Read More

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Zucchini Lasagna

Look guys! A recipe that isn’t a soup! Although, I do plan on writing up a split pea soup recipe in the next couple weeks… But, to the recipe at hand. This lasagna is really good and good for you!  It’s pretty much just vegetables, but it won’t leave you missing the pasta. It isRead More

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Dirty Product: Body Wash

Aside from lotion, this is the one product that touches the largest surface area of your body. That means it has more opportunity to poison you. Remember that our skin immediately absorbs 60% of what we put on it. Plus, body wash leaves residue on your skin so it can sit there and soak inRead More

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Protein Powder

Protein powder is by no means necessary. However, I find it makes it a whole lot easier to get enough protein in my diet. Most protein powders on the market are made of whey: the proteins that are left after making cheese. Any vegans or persons with lactose intolerance won’t/can’t consume it. The next mostRead More

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Asian Chicken Salad

Asian is a gift from the gods to a gluten-free vegan. Pretty much everything is made with naturally gluten-free rice. Tofu is nearly always an option instead of meat. However, throw in soy-free, and you’ve pretty much scratched it off your “can-eat” list. Given my asian roots, it’s hard for me to let go. I’mRead More

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pH

pH is a measure of the level of acidic content of any given object. The values range from 0-14, whereas most food is between 3-10. Seven is considered “neutral,” anything less than 7 is considered “acidic”, and anything greater than 7 is “alkaline.” Each value change of “1,” is actually a multiple of ten inRead More

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3 Supplements You Should Be Taking

Omega-3:   As I’ve mentioned before (and will probably do many more times), this is a crucial fat. If you are currently eating a healthy well-rounded plant-based diet, you are probably just about okay in this department. However, if you aren’t consuming a lot of walnuts, flaxseeds, or chia seeds, you should consider supplementing thisRead More

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Being in the NOW

I love Pixar films. The stories are good, the animation is great, and there are always a few life lessons. Here we have another quote from one such film: The Incredibles. If you haven’t seen it, the woman pictured here is the costume designer for the family depicted in the film, and her name isRead More