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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

6 Reasons Plant-Based Nutrition Is The Solution to The Healthcare Crisis

Just returned from an extraordinarily uplifting and powerful International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference. Last year was their inaugural event and they doubled in size in this year's second event. In attendance were approximately 400 physicians and dietitians representing about 15 different countries. Not only is the research database supporting the myriad benefits of plant-based diets [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:09+00:00 September 21st, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

7 Simple Meal-Planning Strategies

Excited to host this post for Nava Atlas's new book blog tour. Not only did Nava share strategies for planning meals in the plant-based kitchen here, but you can also win a FREE copy of her brand new, gorgeous book, Plant Power, below. Nava is a talented, inspiring author and illustrator of many books on vegan and [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:10+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Book Giveaways, Uncategorized|

Notable Nutrient Sources

"But where do you get your [fill-in-the-nutrient]?" This is the most common type of question I am consistently asked. Rest assured, you can get all of your essential nutrients from plants - and packaged better - than when they come from animal products. In fact, plant-based diets have been found to not only be nutritionally [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:10+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

7 Reasons Lentils are the New Cauliflower

How to Be Vegan, by Elizabeth Castoria, is hot off the press and offers a fun, fresh take on Veganism, loaded with tips, advice, and delicious recipes. See below (after the post) to win a FREE copy of the book... Elizabeth Castoria is the author of How to Be Vegan and the former editorial director of VegNews, where she shared [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:15+00:00 May 21st, 2014|Book Giveaways|

5 Non-Nutritional Reasons to Go Meatless

Eschewing meat and choosing plants as the foundation for the most perfect diet is a decision supported in multiple dimensions, such as health, ecology, and sustainability. Nutritionally speaking, humans do not require animal products to survive. We, in fact, benefit from emphasizing plants as fuel, enjoying a reduced risk for obesity and most of the [...]