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Commonly Asked Questions

by Kayleigh Hill Being Vegan in today’s world, I have of course encountered the famous “But where do you get your protein?” question a million times. Lately, it seems as though I am answering to the following topics more and more as well. I am not a doctor or health professional, I am simply a Vegan […]

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romaine green drink

by Ndem Nkem  ingredients 1 head romaine lettuce 1 lemon or lime (juiced) 3 cups water additional greens (optional) cayenne pepper (optional) 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional) place all ingredients in a blender (i use a vitamix) and blend. drink throughout the day . This drink is amazing if you feel like you need […]

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health | nutrition | Recipe | Smoothie

My Story

by Elana Titanium Priesman I want to share my story with you. I spent my entire life battling obesity. From a young age I was put on calorie restrictive diets and suffered from the hurtful abuse of bullies. It wasn’t my parent’s fault; I guess they just weren’t exposed to the world of veganism. This […]

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Elana Priesman | health | inspiration | Motivation | obesity | plant based

You Make a Choice

by Erin Fergus I recently attended the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit, a national fitness conference, in Atlanta, GA. One of the lectures discussed the increasing prevalence of diabetes in our country, and I sat in a room with hundreds of other fitness professionals. I looked around, I shook my head, and I was saddened […]

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Choices | Dedication | Erin Fergus | health | Motivation

Pain Pain Go Away!

by Elana Priesman Working out hardcore is going to leave your body aching. Of course a nice plant based diet is going to help you recover like a lover, but sometimes you might twerk your body in the wrong way, and bam! So , here are some things I have found helpful in helping my […]

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Elana Priesman | Healing | health | Injuries | Pain Management | training

Why be Vegan?

by Pam Kalstad There seems to be a divide not just in the non-vegan vs. vegan but also in the vegan vs. vegan world. It’s becoming a competition of a tiered world of veganism. Does it matter why someone becomes a vegan? Or is it more important that are vegan? I’ve had this debate with […]

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Diet | Ethics | health | Pam Kalstad | Veganism

My Vegan Voyage

by Athena Iglesias With today being day one of my second year of sobriety I thought I’d get really real about my own personal Vegan Voyage. I’m sharing this info to hopefully help others. Ok, so I grew up a competitive figure skater, my coach actually lived with me for a bit. In Elementary years-High […]

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Athena Iglesias | Dedication | health | inspiration | Motivation | Veganism

“Perfect 10”

by Elana Priesman I have been struggling lately with the “perfect 10”, as in life will be better when I lose 10 lbs. But then somehow it’s the next 10 lbs. and I wonder when I am ever going to find that magic place where everything seems “perfect.” I have experimented with different eating plans […]

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Diet | Elana Priesman | fitness | health | Junkfood | Weightloss

Bridging the beauty gap: Selfies not required

by Pam Kalstad, MS Women come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve all heard that multiple times. Intellectually we know that. Emotionally………. a large population of us want to come in the same shape and size; tall (but not too tall), lean (but not too skinny) and beautiful (often defined by the media’s beauty de […]

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Body Image | health | Pam Kalstad | Self-Love | strength

Eating Disorders in the Fitness Community

by Dani Taylor I love the fitness community. I love seeing strong, ripped vegans chasing their dreams and changing their lives, along with the lives of countless animals. I love going on Instagram and looking at accounts that motivate me and hoping that I can motivate others as well. We all have those people that […]

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Binging | Bulimia | Dani Taylor | Diet | Eating Disorders | health

Being Vegan and understanding that not everyone understands you

by Athena Iglesias I have been Vegan for 4 years now and every holiday or get together I encounter the same questions, obstacles, and cold veggie tray. I admit, in the beginning of my life as Vegan, I was super excited and didn’t understand why nobody wanted to hear my pages of nutritional facts I […]

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Athena Iglesias | Education | fitness | health | Veganism

Have a Heart in February

by Jennifer Moore February is heart month. Focusing on our hearts should direct our attention to the vegan lifestyle for several reasons. First, a vegan diet has been shown not only to prevent heart disease but to actually REVERSE coronary artery disease, the main cause of heart attack. Check out Caldwell Esselstyn’s research and angiograms […]

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Diet | Ethics | health | Jennifer Moore | Veganism

Just D it!

by Elana Priesman A lot of people unDerestimate the importance of this essential hormone that we call Vitamin D. Sunshine is the optimal way of getting it, but sometimes we can be “D-ficient “ for many reasons. It is very important to know where your levels are, so you can have the optimal immunity, bone […]

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Diet | Elana Priesman | health | Supplements | Vitamin D | vitamins

7 Ways to Make Healthy Choices Convenient

by Marcella Torres We are all creatures of habit and will always choose the easier, most efficient option. Often this works against us when we’re rushed in the morning or starving at work, but a little forethought can actually make these tendencies work for us and not against us! For example, if you’ve prepared a […]

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Diet | health | Healthy Choices | Marcella Torres | tips | Vegan Muscle and Fitness

Childhood Obesity

by Korin Sutton “The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.” -Albert Einstein. Today in America we have a huge epidemic problem and that is childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is growing and it is growing fast, […]

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childhood obesity | health | Korin Sutton | lifestyle | nutrition | obesity

I hit like a Vegan

Arnold Schwarzenegger. That name means different things to different people. Terminator. Governator. Regardless if you agree or disagree with his political agenda or his acting ability, one thing is for certain-the dude can move some weight. When it comes to fitness and exercise, everybody can agree, he is an expert. The proof is in the […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger | Governator | health | Mike Wolf | nutrition | nutrition myths | Terminator

Negative People

by Dani Taylor So, you’ve decided to make your health a priority. You’ve gotten into a fitness groove where you are working out hard and consistently. You’re finding yourself not really going out on the weekends and instead you’re making sure you get a good night sleep. Maybe you’ve even started packing your own meals […]

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Dani Taylor | health | lifestyle | negativity | relationships