Food-borne illnesses can happen to you — whether you’re following a vegan diet or not. A good example is the recent E. coli outbreak in Germany caused from bean sprouts. However, a vegan diet can reduce your chances of contracting food-borne illnesses because many high-risk foods aren’t on your menu. The Daily Meal just posted an article on the most notorious food scares. Here’s what you’re missing by eating animal-free. Read More
In a perfect world, all produce would be grown organically and we wouldn’t have to worry about consuming pesticides or other chemicals. Since it isn’t a perfect world, here is the most recent Environmental Working Group’s report on the most contaminated produce, know as the Dirty Dozen, and the least contaminated fruits and vegetables, referred to as the Clean 15. Read More
If your financial stress tends to rocket along with your summer energy bill, we’ve got seven easy ways to beat the heat, save energy, and keep your wallet fat, courtesy of consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch. Read More
US News & World Report recently released the results of their research on 20 well-known diets, including the vegan diet. How did the vegan diet rank beside household names Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, the Mediterranean diet and Slim Fast? Read More
Your dog is not only an unconditional source of love, Fido is also an eager source of exercise opportunity. In addition to keeping your pup slim, trim, and healthy, taking those daily walks can help you manage your weight as well as reduce your risk of a fatal cardiac event. The warm weather (and your energetic pet) are the perfect excuses to grab the leash. Here’s more on how walking FiFi will benefit your heart health.
Love hiking in the great outdoors but not the sore muscles, pests that bite and sting, and the smelly socks that come with your summer treks? You can certainly turn to chemically-laden products to ease your aches, ward off bugs, and freshen up your feet, but we’ve got a few natural remedies for you to consider. In addition to being toxin-free, the following essential oil blends smell amazing, provide instant relief to your hiking and camping maladies, and are easy-to-make cruelty-free concoctions.
Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Michelle Obama introduced MyPlate as a replacement for the Food Pyramid. The MyPlate illustration is a fork beside a plate that is divided into four wedges, representing fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein, plus a glass outside the plate, representing dairy. What do you think of the USDA’s new food icon? Read More
Social media baron Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that his personal challenge for this year is to eat only animals that he personally kills. How has this changed his diet? The Facebook founder says he has basically become a vegetarian and is eating healthier foods. Read More
The list of reasons to eat fresh, whole foods instead of processed foods is long. However, sometimes it takes just a few specific reasons to convince you to eat as close to nature as possible. Here are four reasons from 25 Amazing Facts About Food, a new (free) download from Mike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com. Read More
Though a new snazzy tie, bottle of of Dad’s favorite cologne, or another subscription to Sports Illustrated are excellent sentiments for Father’s Day, gifting Dad with a meaningful Father’s Day memory will make his honorary day even more special. Here are five memorable ways to spend Father’s Day this year. Read More