Plant-Based Shopping List For A Healthy New Year

December 12, 2016

Today’s blog post shares my recommendations on what to include on a plant-based shopping list. This plant-based shopping list isn’t just for beginners; it is also a good reminder to all vegans about getting back to the basics of what a whole food, plant-based diet is centered around. But for you folks just getting started,…

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Podcast #15 – How Telomere Length Affects Your Health & Longevity

November 22, 2016

A telomere is the DNA sequence at the tip of a cell’s chromosome in human beings. Think of a telomere as a little cap that protects our chromosomes from deterioration which is associated with aging and disease. Telomere length affects our long-term health and longevity. Telomeres become shorter with each cell division and can reach…

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Calcium Rich Foods In A Plant-Based Diet

September 19, 2016

It is no secret that calcium rich foods are vital for strong bones and teeth. Many people believe that cow’s milk is the greatest source of calcium with 276mg of calcium per cup. But did you know that one cup of collard greens has 357mg of calcium and calcium-fortified non-dairy milk has up to 300mg of…

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Podcast #7 – Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment?

March 30, 2016

Podcast 7 – Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment Show Notes Today’s podcast is about the impact of food production and the environment.  Most people don’t understand the connection between what we eat and climate change. But how we feel about climate change and the environment in the future is important right now.…

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend The Holistic Holiday at Sea 2016

October 31, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Attend The Holistic Holiday at Sea “All Vegan” Cruise in 2016 REGISTER HERE AND MENTION ORDINARY VEGAN FOR AN ON-BOARD CREDIT As many of you know, I just returned from the 2015 Holistic Holiday at Sea. From March 14 through March 21, we sailed the Western Caribbean and visited Jamaica, Cozumel,…

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Climate Change: Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment?

June 2, 2015

Climate Change – Is Your Dinner A Threat To The Environment? Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. ~ Ancient Indian Proverb ~ I woke up angry today. Disastrous images from last week’s news were still in my head. I watched families lose loved…

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Treating Mental Illness & Depression With A Plant-Based Diet

May 20, 2015

Treating Mental Illness With A Plant-Based Diet & Warm Farro Bowl with Apples, Fennel, Dandelion Greens and Romesco Sauce In March of 2015, I attended the Holistic Holiday at Sea for a week of island hopping, delicious food and fantastic eye-opening lectures. One of those lectures was by American physician and author, Dr. Michael Greger. Dr. Greger specializes…

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Top 9 Plant-Based Egg Substitutes For A Healthy Diet

May 5, 2015

 Top 9 Plant-Based Egg Substitutes When I began my vegan journey and stopped using eggs, I ended up with a lot of loafs and veggie burgers that simply fell apart when I cooked them. Since then I’ve learned a lot about egg substitutes. Eggs help food bind because they have saturated fats which our body doesn’t want…

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Gene Baur Shares The Key To Happiness

April 2, 2015

“If we can live well without causing harm to animals – why wouldn’t we?” Gene Baur, Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, Author and Activist Gene Baur Discusses His New Book “The Farm Sanctuary Life” Friday I had the opportunity to video chat with Gene Baur over Skype about his new book “The Farm Sanctuary Life.” If you…

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Top 5 Ways You Can Change Your Life Expectancy

February 18, 2015

Top 5 Ways You Can Change Your Life Expectancy With A Vegan Diet I have a sad fact to share with all of you. One of every two of us will get cancer or heart disease and die from it. Life expectancy is the most important measure of health, and you have the power to change…

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