This Woman Started a Plant-Based Food Co-Op With Just $200 to Help Her Community

This Woman Started a Plant-Based Food Co-Op With Just $200 to Help Her Community

For many of us, food is more than just a way to nourish our bodies and please our palates — it is a way to connect with our friends, family, and community. We have fond memories of gathering around the dinner table, anxiously waiting for the moment when grandma sets her famous lasagna down and we can be the first to grab a corner slice and listen to the stories that our older relatives have to tell. Or, we have memories of muggy summer evenings on our friend’s deck, sharing cool beers by the grill. Food brings us together […]

The Heart Disease Rates of Meat-Eaters Versus Vegetarians & Vegans. The #1 Killer In The US

The Heart Disease Rates of Meat-Eaters Versus Vegetarians & Vegans. The #1 Killer In The US

We’re creating viewer supported news. We need your help! * Please be advised that there are multiple, heavily soured articles at the bottom of this one with a wealth of information about vegetarian/vegan diets. Please check them out if you’re interested and want to further your research. Proper nutrition is essential for good health, and it’s disturbing how little doctors learn about it in medical school. As a result, they are unable to educate their patients on how to use nutrition to improve their health, or they offer advice based on science paid for by food corporations. The studies […]

A recent FOIA investigation actually uncovered documents that show how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) manipulates media and science press. This is hardly a surprise, as government agencies have long been involved with media manipulation, and several mainstream media journalists and news anchors have revealed this fact time and time again.

A Healthy Heart and How It Relates to Diet

Studies are confirming the health benefits of meat-free eating. Nowadays, plant-based eating is recognized as not only nutritionally sufficient but also as a way to reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses.” (source)

From a scientific/biological perspective, the benefits of a meatless diet are inarguable. It makes one wonder why there is such a harsh resistance to this lifestyle. Skeptics will often point to the theory that we’ve been doing it this way for thousands of years, but that’s not true. Many experts in that field have repeatedly argued that our ancestral diets were mostly plant-based, that meat was a ‘rare treat,’ and that our digestive systems aren’t really built for digesting meat on a daily basis. Some of our ancestors had, as anthropologist Katherine Milton describes them, “different yet successful diets.” She says some hunter-gatherer societies obtained almost all of their dietary energy from plants, and others obtained it from “wild animal fat and protein,” but that “does not imply that this is the ideal diet for modern humans, nor does it imply that modern humans have genetic adaptations to such diets.” (source)

A plants-based cure for diabetes

A plants-based cure for diabetes

Norm Baird inspects a chair rung in his Toledo-area workshop. An avid woodworker, Baird has been able to spend longer hours pursuing his hobby after reversing his Type II diabetes diagnosis. TOLEDO — As a former Type II diabetic, Norm Baird admits that he used to “abuse dairy.” For years, the retired engineer enjoyed eggs and loved yogurt. He used to cut off little pieces of cheese to nibble on as he passed through his kitchen. His diet resembled a typical American’s: high in sugar, processed foods, meat — and scant on vegetables. But the silver-haired Toledo resident and […]

With more than two-thirds of American adults considered to be overweight or obese, diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the country. The number of people with Type II diabetes is expected to double by 2030, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Washington, Cowlitz County ranks 10th among the state’s 39 counties in prevalence of the disease. About 13 percent of Cowlitz residents are living with the condition, according to a chronic disease report by the Washington State Department of Health. That’s more than a third higher than the statewide average of 9 percent.

You’ve Gone Vegan, but What About Your Dog?

You’ve Gone Vegan, but What About Your Dog?

Can dogs go vegan? A recent article in The New York Times explored that topic and found that for an increasing number of dog guardians, and even some open-minded veterinarians, the answer is yes. Take Portland the golden retriever, for example. His guardian swears that his chronic diarrhea and skin allergies cleared up completely on a vegan diet. “He has way more energy than ever,” she says. A vegan diet may seem like an unusual option for a dog, but when we consider the eating habits of dogs’ wild relatives, we find that plant foods are not so unusual […]

According to researchers at the University of Winchester’s Centre for Animal Welfare, who reviewed four studies on the nutritional adequacy of vegetarian diets for dogs, “a significant and growing body of population studies and case reports have indicated that cats and dogs maintained on vegetarian diets may be healthy—including those exercising at the highest levels—and, indeed, may experience a range of health benefits.” Philadelphia-area veterinarian Dr. Lorelei Wakefield regularly sees healthy, thriving vegan dogs in her practice. “We don’t know yet what the healthiest diet is for them, but ethically, for someone who believes in vegan ideals, it makes sense,” she says . One of the world’s oldest dogs, a Scottish border collie named Bramble, lived to at least age 27 on a homemade vegan diet based on lentils and rice.You’ve Gone Vegan, but What About Your Dog?

New Web Series Veggie Hunter Explores the Best Vegetarian Eats Nationwide

New Web Series Veggie Hunter Explores the Best Vegetarian Eats Nationwide

Veggie Hunter interview with Chef Adam Sobel of The Cinnamon Snail Veggie Huner not targeted for vegans only, but food lovers everywhere. We show that meatless meals don’t lack in taste or adventure! – Kamilah Lewis, founder, KOI Media Veggie Hunter, explores the best vegetarian eats nationwide with host, celebrity DJ CherishTheLuv. Reverend, radio host and celebrity DJ CherishTheLuv is host of the newest YouTube webseries, Veggie Hunter . As a cancer and a double mastectomy survivor, DJ CherishTheLuv takes viewers on a quest for healing through food and music on a mission to prove that plant-based meals don’t […]

While the web series is a dynamic mix of travel, food and fun, Veggie Hunter also highlights DJ CherishtheLuv’s goal to bring awareness to her story as a cancer survivor and how plant-based diets can heal. According to a 2015 Loma Linda University study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, not only do vegans have lower rates of cancer than both meat-eaters and vegetarians, but those who ate a vegetarian diet had a 22% lower risk of colorectal cancer than those who weren’t vegetarians. (Source: http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/vegetarian-diet-linked-to-lower-colon-cancer-risk-201503117785) Vegan women, for example, showed 34 percent lower rates of female-specific cancers such as breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer. Women placed on plant-based diets for just two weeks were found to suppress the growth of three different types of breast cancer and their bodies were able to significantly slow down and stop breast cancer cell growth. (Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/vegan-diet-cancer_b_2250052.html)