Vegan Supplements: The Basics

If we eat whole foods plant-based diet that is rich is legumes and nuts, alkalizing vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats, 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. These nutrients may sound esoteric and random to a

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Decluttering and Smudging

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

In our “make it happen” oriented society, we love to talk about goals, resolutions, and new habits we want to implement. But in order to bring new habits into our lives, we have to relinquish the old us, as well as things that are distracting us from growing and evolving. Otherwise, our energy remains stagnant and there’s no room …

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Vegan Outerwear

As a vegan, the most difficult fashion challenges are shopping for vegan shoes, outerwear, and accessories – as these are the clothing and accessory categories that are most saturated with animal fur, hide, and feathers.

I faced this conundrum a few months into being vegan, when I realized that almost all of my shoes, bags, or coats were sourced from animals. I had already been feeling overwhelmed about the insidious ubiquity of animal products in …

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Vegan Shoes

Much like the curtain drawn between the behind-the-scenes of factory farming and the end products that we see in the supermarket, most of mainstream society isn’t aware of how the materials we wear are produced. People would prefer not to know what happens to animals in the process of getting them to our wardrobe, but if they did, their fashion choices would likely not seem as appealing to them any more.

My awakening

Prior to

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Organic Farming

I recently joined an organic farming co-op at my parents’ house on Long Island and volunteered there for the first time last week. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but it wound up being one of the highlights of my summer. The farmers there are all very passionate about organic farming and their enthusiasm is contagious. They seem to be totally in their element and they have a certain glow / high energy vibe …

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Natural Personal Care

Henry David Thoreau said it best: “Simplify, simplify.” Life is usually better when we keep things simple and look to nature for inspiration and solutions. However, the M.O. of the cosmetics and personal care industry might as well be “Complicate, complicate.” Most mainstream body care products contain long lists of complicated chemicals, several of which have been linked to hormone disruption and cancer. They are also usually tested on animals due to their potentially hazardous …

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