News Flash – Vegan Diet Helps Combat Diabetes

  • Lane
  • Thursday, August 14, 2008
  • Diabetes Health proclaimed today that a low-fat vegan diet is good for glucose control in diabetics. They don’t actually say much more in the article, but I found it worth remarking that a national publication devoted to one of the most insidious diseases today is advocating veganism as a dietary solution to this disease. In […]

    Americans Are Getting Fatter

  • Jane
  • Monday, August 11, 2008
  • Recently, we saw a brief blurb on ABC news that indicated that obesity rates in America, as well as globally, are continuing to rise. It looks like we’re on track to have 86% of all adults in America categorized as overweight or obese by 2030 – with related health care costs very close to $1 […]

    Yet Another Reason Not To Eat Meat

  • Lane
  • Tuesday, August 5, 2008
  • Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about the “natural” human diet. Some people argue we’ve evolved to be meat eaters, others that we’re naturally vegetarians. Obviously, we’re pro-vegan here, but the question still rages. Are humans natural omnivores? A few weeks ago, I bookmarked an article I saw referenced on It’s taken me awhile […]

    Vegan Lifestyle — Romance

  • Lane
  • Sunday, July 27, 2008
  • For the “romantically active” people in our reading audience… I stumbled across a site which rates condoms, appropriately named, In addition to discussing whether or not the condoms are vegan, they’ve also researched if they’re cruelty-free or not. Their list is by no means comprehensive, but it’s a good starting point if you haven’t […]

    9 Best Foods To Fight Aging

  • Jane
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2008
  • One of the Martha Stewart Magazines, Whole Living, has a list of 10 foods which can help fight aging, nine of those are vegan. So what are these wonder foods? Well, most of them are in our kitchen, and probably yours too: Healthy Greens — They contain folate, calcium, and other nutrients that support bone […]

    On Cheese

  • Lane
  • Thursday, July 17, 2008
  • I’m slowly making my way through a pile of vegan reading. One of the books I’m reading is called Breaking the Food Seduction by Dr. Neal Barnard. I was shocked by something I read in the book. Apparently the U.S. Department of Agriculture works hand in hand with big business. Maybe I’m naive, but I […]

    Vegetarians Live Longer

  • Lane
  • Sunday, July 13, 2008
  • The Huffington Post writes today about a study by the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsche Krebsforschungszentrum) which followed 1,904 vegetarians over 21 years. As vegans, we often hear that our diet could be putting us at risk… we’re not getting enough B12, we’re not getting enough calcium, and oh yes, what about protein? Research by […]

    Mad Cows And Dementia

  • Lane
  • Thursday, July 10, 2008
  • My mother was recently visiting with a friend. They got around to talking about their kids and she mentioned that Jane and I have been vegan for awhile, and that we’ve been blogging about our vegan experiences. My mom, who is not vegan by the way (hi mom!), explained veganism to her friend and discussed […]

    Watermelon Equals Fireworks

  • Lane
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  • Friday, July 4, 2008
  • We wish all of our US readers a Happy 4th. Today’s post might be a little late for this weekend’s festivities, but it’ll certainly be of value throughout the summer. It turns out that watermelon isn’t just a fun summer fruit — it contains certain chemicals that might help ensure some fireworks in the bedroom. […]

    57 Health Benefits of Going Vegan

  • Lane
  • Thursday, July 3, 2008
  • Yes, you read that correctly. According to Alisa Miller over at, there are 57 health benefits associated with eating vegan. Actually, she’s listed 47 health benefits and 10 other items of potential interest to the vegan eater. None of this information is new, but it certainly bears repeating. Below are my favorites: 3. Fiber. […]