Omnivore or Herbivore?

As humans, we usually accept as a given that we can eat just about anything, and therefore we are omnivores.

However, when you compare the teeth and digestive systems carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores, what emerges is the truth that, anatomically and physiologically, we share little in common with carnivores and omnivores, and that we in fact have the classic characteristics of herbivores.

In this post we will delve deep into the controversial topic of omnivore …

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Not Your Mom, Not Your Milk

Have you ever paused to consider the fact that not only are we humans the only species to consume milk into adulthood, but that we’re the only species to ingest the milk of another species? Most people haven’t, and indeed I myself never contemplated the absurdity of this fact until after I became vegan.

The dairy industry doesn’t want you to think about how completely unnatural it is for humans to drink the milk of …

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Health Benefits of Nature

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder

Our planet is amazingly beautiful.

And yet, the majority of the time we find ourselves amidst boring and sterile-looking man-made surroundings that fail to inspire and uplift us the way nature does. We are biologically adapted to be in nature, but rather than seek fulfillment and healing in the natural environment, we turn to computer screens, gadgets, and pharmaceutical drugs. This movement …

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Exercise Tips

Experts are now saying that most important factors in preventative medicine are nutrition, quality relationships, and exercise. However, the majority of Americans don’t eat healthily nor do they exercise. The fact that most of us are following the Standard American Diet (SAD) and not exercising goes a long way towards explaining why our healthcare system is broken and why we spend billions of dollars on pharmaceutical drugs every year.

Despite their habits, I believe that …

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My Top Healthy Eating Tips

The key with any long-term healthy lifestyle is to research, experiment, and figure out what works for you. Some vegans find they thrive on a raw diet, while macrobiotic vegans feel best when they eat mostly cooked foods and whole grains. My diet is a cross between macrobiotic and raw – I eat lots of cooked vegetables, beans, and grains, but I also try to drink a few glasses of green juice per day. I …

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Vegan Supplements: The Basics

If we eat a varied whole foods plant-based diet that’s high in fresh fruits and vegetables, then we can rest assured that we’re reaping far more benefits from our diet than someone on the Standard American Diet (SAD). However, there are a few missing nutrients in the vegan diet that I wish I had known about when I first started out. 

In my journey to discovering the secrets for an optimal vegan diet, I’ve found

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