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Here you can find information about whole-food plant-based vegan living, articles on plant-based nutrition, guidance in understanding the health, environmental and moral implications of eating a 100% plant-based diet, and much more.
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Some people think the plant-based, whole-foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
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I'm delighted to have my latest article published over at mindfulnessgreen.com. It's called 10 Tips for Transitioning to a Plant-based Diet, and you can find it here! Donny McFarlane is an English teacher, yoga teacher, freediver, enthusiastic mover and plant-based...read more
Did you ever hear that vegans don't get enough iron or that too much iron can be bad for you? Here's what you need to know about plant-based iron. Iron is a mineral involved in several important functions in the human body. It is mostly found in our blood as part of...read more
Welcome to part two of this little guide. We now move beyond the vitamins and minerals and look at a few foods that can bring our nutrition status up to the next level! Turmeric & Black Pepper (Curcumin & Piperine) The turmeric/black pepper...read more
Eating a wide variety of whole-food plants is the best way to ensure you will get a wide spectrum of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. There are, however, a number of important nutrients that are difficult to get in our diets at the levels we...read more
Following on from my previous 'thought-piece' about conscious eating, I thought it would be fun to expand and condense the idea at the same time. So please enjoy these 3 steps to conscious eating.. As Eldridge Cleaver said, “There is no more neutrality in the world....read more
By guest author Jenna Longoria While antibiotics are necessary for treating life threatening bacterial infections, their overuse has led to health problems and autoimmune disease. Yes, antibiotics do their job by killing the bad bacteria, but unfortunately they also...read more
Many people don’t give Vitamin C much of a thought. The RDI of this essential vitamin is quite low (60 - 90 milligrams) and easily met with one large orange. We don’t seem to hear much about deficiencies either. The only time people talk about it is when they are...read more
No other vitamin is as controversial, or as misunderstood as B12. What is it? Where does it come from? Why do we need it, and how much do we need? This article aims to answer these questions, and address a couple of common claims about B12. What is vitamin B12?...read more
I often talk about 'conscious eating'. It is a major and necessary feature of our plant-based philosophy, a philosophy that extends out of the kitchen, off of our plates and into the wider world, informing how we interact with others and how we treat our environment....read more
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as a hormone in our bodies. It is a group of compounds including cholecalciferol (D3) and ergocalciferol (D2) that are important for the absorption of calcium and other minerals. It plays an important role in the...read more
Disclaimer: We are not, and do not claim to be doctors. The nutritional advice expressed on this website is based on our qualifications and/or personal experience and self-acquired knowledge, but ultimately they are only our opinions. Before embarking on dietary or lifestyle changes we strongly advise you consult with your general practitioner or other medical professional.
If you are taking any kinds of medications it is essential to consult with a medical professional before transitioning to a whole-food plant-based diet!