In an ongoing effort to take our health into our own hands, we have begun to add some basic monitoring tools to our home health and first aid kit. For under $20, we found a blood pressure cuff that runs on battery. We use it […]
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This vanilla cupcake is fluffy, sweet, and so much lighter than traditional vegan cupcake recipes. Pair this with my No-Melt Fluffy Vegan Frosting and you are ready for any celebration! There are many fabulous vegan cupcake recipes, but they are so high in processed fats. […]
Before starting my fast, I considered how I might respond. There is the mental challenge and the curiosity about how I will handle it. There is the physical challenge of resisting the body’s screaming urge to eat. And why do this to myself? Well, for science. Or rather, because of science.
I often talk about a whole foods, plant based diet and how it can prevent western illnesses like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Studies on real cancer patients are revealing how cutting out animal flesh and secretions from our diet can reverse cancer growth. Dr. […]
Rip Esselstyn gave a TEDx talk that introduces the Plant Strong diet. Because of his age and background as a firefighter, his message seems to be welcomed by a different demographic than some other voices in the vegan movement. He also wrote a book about the Plant Strong diet: “Engine 2 Diet”.
…And it actually sounds like a waste of money to buy vitamins, as well as a health risk. What is listed on the bottle is not guaranteed to be what you put in your mouth. And worst of all, the supplement industry wants to keep it that way.
“Not only did the study determine that a tiny amount of sunscreen is all it takes to begin damaging the delicate corals — the equivalent of a drop of water in a half-dozen Olympic-sized swimming pools — it documented three different ways that the ingredient oxybenzone breaks the coral down, robbing it of life-giving nutrients and turning it ghostly white”
..”This continued through college and by the end of it I was burnt out. On top of all that, the majority of my childhood was blanketed in extreme religious views that put great emphasis on external motivation like reward systems (heaven or hell), sky-god watching every move (control), and the burden of thinking that you are flawed no matter what you do and only Jesus can save you (helplessness)…”