Stay Healthy During the Holidays

6 Foolproof Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Everyone’s definition of health is different. But if there’s one thing almost everyone can agree on it's that the holiday season is usually a time of splurging and eating foods we normally wouldn’t...and in surprising quantities. For many it can also be a stressful time with endless shopping lists, cooking huge feasts, and keeping track … Continue reading 6 Foolproof Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Research on Chimps

Biomedical Research on Chimpanzees Comes to an End in the U.S.

The New York Times recently ran a story documenting the end of “the era of biomedical research on chimpanzees in the United States.” The story follows Bo, the dominant male chimp, and five others as they left New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette, La., where they had been used for research, and arrived at Project Chimps, … Continue reading Biomedical Research on Chimpanzees Comes to an End in the U.S.

Vegan Gift Ideas

15 Vegan Gift Ideas Your Friends Will Actually Love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.  It's gift giving season! This is such a happy time of year when we get to share joy with other people. To get someone the perfect gift takes a lot … Continue reading 15 Vegan Gift Ideas Your Friends Will Actually Love

Plant-Based Alternatives Edging Out Dairy Milk

Plant-Based Alternatives Edging Out Dairy Milk

Plant-based milk consumption has increased by triple digits from 2000 to 2016, according to a new report by market research firm Packaged Facts. The same time period saw overall consumption of dairy and non-dairy milk beverages decrease by about 22%. With 40% of the market share, plant-based milk is the top profit driver within the … Continue reading Plant-Based Alternatives Edging Out Dairy Milk

7 Tips for Vegans to be the Perfect Holiday Dinner Guest

7 Tips for Vegans to be the Perfect Holiday Dinner Guest

Holiday meals can be a tricky time for vegans. You're gathered with family who has only known you as a meat eater and now you have this whole new lifestyle that they may not understand. Or you may be dining with a group of new faces who you know nothing about, and who know nothing … Continue reading 7 Tips for Vegans to be the Perfect Holiday Dinner Guest

What to Expect When You Go Vegan

What to Expect When You Go Vegan: Part 2

Welcome back for the second half of this series where you'll learn all about what you might expect as a new vegan. We covered a lot of ground last week from faster digestion to feeling emotionally uplifted. You can refresh your memory here! This week we're getting into the nitty gritty of knowing that other … Continue reading What to Expect When You Go Vegan: Part 2

Plant-Based Nutrition Program Seeks to End Type 2 Diabetes

Plant-Based Nutrition Program Seeks to End Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle medicine company, Nutrinic, recently launched a six-week program to provide education, skills, personalized nutrition, and dedicated support to fight pre-diabetes. “Interest in vegan diets is at an all-time high, with a growing list of documentaries, doctors, and top-level athletes espousing the benefits,” program lead and registered dietitian Matt Ruscigno said. “Yet most people simply don’t … Continue reading Plant-Based Nutrition Program Seeks to End Type 2 Diabetes

What to Expect When You Go Vegan

What to Expect When You Go Vegan: Part 1

Going vegan is a big decision. Whether you've already cut out the animal products or you're thinking about doing it, you should have a clear idea of what you might expect as a new vegan. Changing your diet (or lifestyle) is bound to have an effect on you physically and emotionally. Keep in mind, though, … Continue reading What to Expect When You Go Vegan: Part 1

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help to Reform Inmates?

That’s exactly what Pennsylvania state prisons intend to find out. Starting in November, 200 volunteer inmates at each facility will transition to a plant-based diet to determine if it improves their health and anti-social behavior and keeps inmates from returning to jail. The research project is the third prong in a larger initiative called “The … Continue reading Can a Plant-Based Diet Help to Reform Inmates?