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J Morris Hicks

Grassroots Revolution 101 -- We must make our plant-based lifestyle attractive in order to reach the "mainstream."

J Morris Hicks | August 19, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: grassroots revolution, michelle obama, natural diet for our species

Leveraging an artful blend of modeling and marketing A reader from Minnesota recently suggested that we get serious about launching that grassroots revolution that I have been talking about on my blog. So, I thought I would get that...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Powered By Plants: Interview With No Meat Athlete & Runner Matt Frazier

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | August 17, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: fitness, marathon, Matt Frazier, No Meat Athlete, running, ultramarathon, vegetarian diet

Running... for some it's part of their normal workout routine; for others it makes them cringe at the very thought of it.  For Matt Frazier it's become entrenched into his heart and soul.  Running is not just something he does...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Power of Negative Thinking

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | August 14, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: negative thinking, positive psychology, self-help

Negative thinking is our enemy. It dampens our enthusiasm and motivation. It contributes to indecision, inertia, procrastination and outright derailment of our goal-directed actions. It defeats us. It beats us. It creates the "bad luck" that we will later bemoan....

Bryanna Clark Grogan

MY NEW BOOK & A NEW MEATLESS KIBBEH (MIDDLE EASTERN BAKED "MEATLOAF" WITH BULGUR)

Bryanna Clark Grogan | August 10, 2011 | Food, International, Lifestyle

Read More: Bryanna Clark Grogan, bulgur wheat, kibbeh, meatless kibbeh, Middle Eastern cooking, taheena, vegan kibbeh, World Vegan Feast cookbook

 You can see 82 color photos of many of the recipes in my new book, World Vegan Feast, in this photo album.      **1st amazon review!** UPDATE ON MY NEW BOOK: I'm so stunned by the response to my new book, "World...

Sarah Taylor

Veg*n Activism

Sarah Taylor | August 9, 2011 | Animals, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: vegan, vegan activism, vegan volunteering

There are a few topics in our culture that get people mightily defensive about – religion, politics, and food.  Tell someone that we should/shouldn’t scrap the welfare system, and tempers will fly!  Suggest that there is/isn’t a god, and veins...

Gail Davis

All About Ajwain and Sensational Samosas

Gail Davis | August 4, 2011 | Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: Gail Davis, Indian cuisine, samosas

Have you tasted ajwain? Also known as carom seed, this lovely little grayish-green seed is closely related to thyme and cumin. It has a very fragrant aroma, which comes alive when cooked, and it is generally used in small quantities...

Sarah Taylor

If You're Going to be a Vet, You Can't Eat Your Patients!!

Sarah Taylor | July 28, 2011 | Animals, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: advice, advocacy, vegan

There are many things I love about my husband.  Besides being a loving, supportive, and funny man, he’s also smart, handsome and incredibly humble about it all.  With this humility, he isn’t likely to express his opinion very loudly, unless...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Bringing "Plant-Based" to the Masses

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 23, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Brendan Brazier, diabetes, dr barnard, dr campbell, dr fuhrman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, EarthSave, Farm Sanctuary, healthcare, Mike Anderson, millennium, obesity, the veggie grill, To Your Health

It is now edging towards the later side of 2011. We still have a worldwide epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. Medical costs are literally bankrupting our nation...even though nobody is getting better by using the medications and procedures...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Are You A Fearist or A Cheerist?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 17, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: choices, personal development, positive psychology, self help

I posted a status update recently which said, “You can’t hit a home run if you don’t step up to the plate.” I received a reply, “True. And if you don’t step up to the plate, you can’t strike out.”...

Chef AJ

Chocolate Glazed Balsamic Strawberries

Chef AJ | July 13, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Chef Aj, pastries, raw food, raw vegan, strawberries

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy this fat-free and sugar-free no fuss dessert.  ...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Miracle Of Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 4, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, God, love, miracles

Years ago a co-worker was in the hospital dying of AIDS. We didn’t like each other but I went to see him to help lift his spirits. Before entering his room I decided I wouldn’t see his illness, I would...

Vegparadise Blog

Celebrate Your Independence All Month with Bang-Up BBQ Ideas

Vegparadise Blog | June 30, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Fourth of July celebration, vegan barbecue

Let's leave that old-fashioned image behind, and step out onto the patio of the vegan household to see what's cookin' for this year's 4th of July barbecue. The vegan gathering of family and friends pays homage to its furry friends,...

J Morris Hicks

Wisdom of T. Colin Campbell -- foundation of our 4-Leaf Program

J Morris Hicks | June 27, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Bill Clinton diet, huffington post, plant-based, t. colin campbell, whole foods

Whole, plant-based foods (the natural diet for our species) is the answer Since I first began studying this topic in 2002, Dr. Campbell has been my hero. Not only did he have the finest Cornell educational credentials; he also...

Jess Parsons

Women in business

Jess Parsons | June 25, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: business, children, gender, health, money, mother

    Photo of vegan career woman: BodyShots Auckland Women are naturally paid less because they take more sick leave due to, ummm, monthly women's problems and lifetime problems like children. New Zealand Employment and Manufacturers Association (EMA) chief...

Janice Stanger, PhD

From Cancer To The Ironman: How Food Makes the Difference

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 21, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: exercise, Forks over Knives, Ruth Heidrich

Ruth Heidrich Shares Her Success in Forks Over Knives And Everywhere Someone Can Benefit I was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., one of the star patients in the movie Forks Over Knives. Ruth provides insights...

Jess Parsons

Secondhand smarts - iron in the kitchen

Jess Parsons | June 10, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: cooking, healthy eating, tradition, vegan health

Skillet cornbread! Cooking with cast iron With nonstick cooking surfaces proving toxic, cast iron is back in fashion.  It lasts through generations with minimal maintenance - a real old-fashioned success story. 10 Reasons to try cast iron Vegetarian cast...

Jess Parsons

Gardening - not just a weekend hobby

Jess Parsons | June 3, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: community, food industry, food shortages, gardening, organic farming

The last of the summer squash Changing seasons In New Zealand, we are leaving summer for winter.  Many of you will be enjoying the opposite transition.  But it all comes around again as we wear shorts while barbecuing Christmas...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Importance of Communication in Repairing Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 3, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, repairing relationships

The other day one of my patients was describing his angst over his marital relationship. His wife had grown distant and unresponsive. I asked him if he had discussed this with her. He had not. He was afraid to. He...

Hillary Rettig

The Purpose of Even a Vegan Business is Profit

Hillary Rettig | May 30, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: business, entrepreneurship, feasibility, Hillary Rettig, mentors, profitability, Small Business Administration, vegan

Yes, I know about the evils of profit, and I'm obviously not suggesting you elevate it over all ethical concerns. But if you wish to be in business – which I believe is a valid personal and activist strategy –...