Everything You Need to Know About A Vegan Diet in Less Than 500 Words

Without a doubt, veganism is steadily on the rise, growing daily with news of its vast advantages for human health, for the struggling and depleted planet, for the billions of animals that are needlessly tortured and slaughtered every year for food, as well as for many other remarkable reasons. In response to this growing demand [...]

5 Reasons to Bypass the Turkey this Thanksgiving…and Everyday

Nearly 46 million turkeys are brutally raised and slaughtered just for Thanksgiving in the U.S. each year. Here are 5 reasons to bypass the turkey this Thanksgiving...and everyday: 1. Bred for both size and speed of growth, turkeys more than doubled in size since 1929 from an average of 13 pounds to an average of [...]

November 23rd, 2015|Featured, Holidays, Social and Environmental Issues|

30 (More) Reasons to Go Vegan

Happy World Vegan Month! Here are 30 (more) reasons to try Veganism, one for each day in November: Veganism continues exploding on its trajectory towards being considered mainstream. You are what your bacteria eat and vegans tend to have more health-promoting, disease-fighting microbiota profiles in our guts. Athletes and bodybuilders continue to take it to the next level by eating [...]

Going Vegan

Happy World Vegan Month! Here are three of the infinite reasons to consider a vegan lifestyle and three ways to make your journey healthy, wholesome, and fulfilling... Links: My favorite resources 30 Reasons to Go Vegan How to Make Plant-Based Super Simple Facebook Twitter   Amazon.com Widgets

November 1st, 2015|Featured, Social and Environmental Issues|

Three Things to Know About Omega-3 Fats

Plants for the Win for Omega-3 Fats! Somehow, the recommendation to “eat less meat” has translated into a message to “focus on fish.” Touted for their omega-3 fats, fish has become considered the “healthy” meat. Yet, fish are among our greatest source for environmental contaminants including the heavy metals mercury, lead, and cadmium; industrial pollutants [...]

4 Reasons Vegan is the Hottest, Most Important Food Trend Today

Here are 4 reasons why vegan is the hottest, most important trend in food today: Millennials - the generation born between 1981 and 1997 - are projected to surpass the outsized Baby Boom generation as the nation’s largest living generation this year. Millennials are considered the "tastemakers in food," and they happen to be socially conscious and [...]

April 27th, 2015|Featured, Food, Press, Social and Environmental Issues|

7 Reasons the USDA Should Go Meatless With Their New Dietary Recommendations

At the end of the month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will release it's new dietary guidelines, as they do every 5 years... Here are 7 Reasons the USDA Should Go Meatless With Their New Dietary Recommendations: 1. To crowd out the animal products on the plate which are the primary [...]

January 12th, 2015|Food Politics, Social and Environmental Issues|

New Study on Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans

I had the opportunity to discuss the fascinating new report that was released by Faunalytics last week about current and former vegetarians and vegans on KFI AM 640 yesterday with Mark Thompson and Elizabeth Espinosa. You can listen to the interview here: JH on KFI And here is more info on this important study: They polled [...]

December 9th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition, Social and Environmental Issues|

The Vegiterranean Diet

The Vegiterranean Diet puts nutrition and health into global and historical context. In an informative and engaging way, the book is a mashup of all that is fabulous with the Mediterranean diet, debunking myths, and defining why and how the most perfect diet has developed over time. Front-loaded with history and science, then introducing ecological [...]