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Sarah Taylor is the author of "Vegan in 30 Days" and "Vegetarian to Vegan" (to be released 2013.) She lectures around North America, and has been interviewed by numerous TV and Radio stations, including PBS and NPR. Sarah has a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and has worked as a motivational speaker for Joel Fuhrman, MD, author the NY Times Bestseller, "Eat to Live." She has been a devoted vegan since 2001.

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The New Vegan Health Issue: Omega 6 : Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio

Sarah Taylor | December 8, 12 at 09:44 AM | Health

Read More: Vegan, Vegan Health, Vegan omega 6, vegan omega fatty acids

I’ve already blogged on the vagaries of oil.  You’ll remember back in October of 2011 I made some salient points about the research on oil: The Lyon Heart Study turned olive oil into a health food when they found that...

Kale, White Bean & Rosemary Soup!

Sarah Taylor | April 9, 12 at 10:35 PM | Health

Read More: Vegan Soups

I went to Whole Foods and was blown away by one of their delicious “Health Starts Here” soups, whose main ingredients were kale and white beans.  If you’re not familiar with the “Health Starts Here” program, it marks foods around...

Sugar IS Addictive!

Sarah Taylor | April 2, 12 at 02:01 PM | Health

Read More: addiction, sugar, sugar addiction, vegan

The verdict is in – many of us have long suspected that sugar is addictive.  If you struggle with cutting back or cutting out sweets (like I do), then you must watch this 15 minute segment of 60 minutes. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403942n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox...

Could You Do It Yourself?

Sarah Taylor | March 28, 12 at 03:06 PM | Animals, Health

Read More: animal cruelty, spirituality, vegan

At a recent lecture in a spiritual bookstore, I covered some of the spiritual aspects of going vegan.  Yet even if you’re not spiritual or religious, many of the same principles apply, simply because many spiritual traditions come down to...

Organic Labeling - What Does it REALLY Mean?

Sarah Taylor | March 20, 12 at 02:25 PM | Health

Read More: organic, vegan

A common question I receive is about organic foods.  Are they really healthier?  Are they easier on the environment?  Doesn’t “organic” imply a more natural and cruelty-free environment for the animals?  What about organic seafood?  There are loads of myths...

Where do Vegans EAT?

Sarah Taylor | March 12, 12 at 11:49 PM | Health

Read More: vegan dining, vegan restaurants, vegetarian restaurants

A very good friend brought up a great question to me today, after hearing that my husband and I got voracious food poisoning after eating salads at the Cheesecake Factory.  What he wanted to know was (in a polite way),...

When Vegans Revert Back to Meat Eating

Sarah Taylor | February 29, 12 at 09:42 AM | Health

Read More: vegan diet

Every once in a while I meet someone who used to be vegan, but for whatever reason, eats meat again.  I am always surprised by this, but I don’t worry.  I know the vegan diet is not a temporary fad....

Honey - Is it Vegan or Not?

Sarah Taylor | February 26, 12 at 03:55 PM | Health

Read More: honey, vegan

Honey.  It has caused a big debate amongst vegans:  Is it vegan, or is it not?  The answer simply depends on how you define vegan.  Those who define a vegan diet as devoid of animal products may claim that a...

Vegetarian to Vegan: Why Give Up Dairy and Eggs?

Sarah Taylor | February 14, 12 at 07:26 PM | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: dairy, eggs, vegan, vegetarian to vegan

My new book coming out will be called Vegetarian to Vegan.  I wrote this book for all the vegetarians who have asked me questions about why or how to give up dairy and eggs.  Among the most common questions are:...

Vegan Valentine's Chocolate

Sarah Taylor | February 12, 12 at 01:01 PM | Food

Read More: Mama Earth Cafe, Rescue Chocolate, vegan, vegan chocolate

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what do we vegans like to receive on Valentine’s Day more than anything else?  Chocolate, of course!  But not all chocolate is vegan, so how do you find out what the best...

Almost Vegan

Sarah Taylor | February 2, 12 at 08:20 AM | Health

Read More: vegan

It feels like I’ve become a vegan therapist lately.  There have been a rash of people who have come to me with concerns that they are not 100% vegan … people who used to be 100% vegan but now slip...

Some of the Best Advice I Can Give

Sarah Taylor | January 23, 12 at 02:00 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: support, Vegan

Buying a home in Haiku has been one of the best things to ever happen to me.  Not for the home itself, nor the beautiful weather of Maui … but for the genuine, authentic, loving people that I now consider...

The UNITED NATIONS Advocates a Vegan Diet!

Sarah Taylor | December 29, 11 at 12:01 AM | Health, International

Read More: UN, United Nations, unsustainable, Vegan

While the US leads the world in many things, we seem to be sadly behind in the area of food.  Huge corporate interests lobby hard to keep the public from seeing just how gruesome the slaughterhouses are (if you knew,...

Heroin and Chocolate

Sarah Taylor | December 22, 11 at 04:51 PM | Health

Read More: Addiction, Food Addiction, Health, Vegan

We are often told that “all things are okay in moderation.”  A little bit of chocolate, a couple of glasses of wine, a small piece of cake… As long as we eat and drink in moderation, all is well.  But...

Why I'm So Mad ...

Sarah Taylor | December 15, 11 at 02:40 PM | Green

Read More: Environment, plastic, Sarah Taylor, vegan

I’m really, really mad. Most people can tell you how many days Kim Kardashian was married, yet hardly anyone I ask has heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  Google it.  It will freak you out. In the middle of...

Navigating Through the Holidays, Vegan-Style

Sarah Taylor | December 12, 11 at 08:56 PM | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan Christmas, vegan holidays

The holidays are stressful for most people, but there are added stresses for vegans:  How do you ask your family to cook a vegan meal for you?  If they are coming to your house, do you make two meals, or...

Do YOU Have a Food Addiction?

Sarah Taylor | December 1, 11 at 12:59 AM | Health

Read More: addictions, food addictions, health, vegan

I recently had a huge shift in awareness.  The kind that makes you wonder how you could possibly have missed it for so many years.  It has to do with food addictions.  My own, in fact, that I didn’t even...

Why Wine is Not Healthy

Sarah Taylor | November 9, 11 at 12:30 AM | Health

Read More: health, vegan, wine

We love to hear that our bad habits are healthy – it gives us permission to continue making poor choices.  For example, the rumor that chocolate was a health food had women everywhere jumping for joy!  Not surprisingly, just about...

Why Oil is NOT Healthy!

Sarah Taylor | October 24, 11 at 06:05 PM | Health

Read More: health, oil, vegan

We have been taught that oil – especially olive and canola oils – are heart healthy.  They are good for us, and we should swap out butter and margarine and cook with these heart healthy oils instead.   However, I believe...

Tomato Eggplant Appetizer

Sarah Taylor | October 20, 11 at 09:11 PM | Food

Read More: vegan recipes

When I first got married and started having a little fun in the kitchen I came across a recipe for an appetizer similar to this one.  I now don’t follow any recipe and instead just wing it on my own,...