Health

Watermelon Equals Fireworks

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 […]

57 Health Benefits of Going Vegan

Yes, you read that correctly. According to Alisa Miller over at NursingDegree.com, 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 […]

Vegan Weight Loss

Vegan Weight Loss

Some people want to lose weight, so they become vegan. Weight loss is possible. When Jane and I started on our vegan journey, we both effortlessly lost weight. I dropped twenty pounds in 5 months, and she lost 11. These numbers may not be staggering, […]

The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating

Reading the New York Times today, I came across a list of the 11 best foods you aren’t eating. The author, Tara Parker-Hope, asked Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, to compile a list of accessible foods that most of […]

Why We’ve Got Salmonella In Our Tomatoes

Why We’ve Got Salmonella In Our Tomatoes

After feeling all smug and superior about eating vegan these last few months (meat recall here, meat recall there), wham! tomatoes are infected with Salmonella. I wasn’t planning on writing a post on this topic because it’s all over the place, but today, instead of […]

Junk Food Is Bad For You – Vegan or Otherwise

Surprise, surprise… Junk food is bad for you. Back in January, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reported that just one high-fat, high-sugar meal can trigger a biochemical cascade, causing inflammation of blood vessels and immediate, detrimental changes to the nervous system. The […]

On Protein and The Vegan Diet

I’ve never had any real nutritional education. I took a class in college, and I vaguely remember learning a little about the “basic 4” food groups when I was in grade school. Neither of these classes went into any depth, but I did learn that […]

Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

Jane and I have been incredibly busy the last few weeks. And that means I’m really behind in my reading. It’s gotten so bad, that I’m tempted to just mark everything in my reader as “read” and start fresh. But then, there might be something […]

The Five Worst Foods to Grill

The Five Worst Foods to Grill

We’ll be having the standard American barbeque this weekend to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, vegan-style that is. Jane’s been working on the menu; while doing so, she came across this information on the dangers of grilling. None of this is new, but it’s certainly […]

More Reasons Not To Eat Meat

So, tonight on our local news program, they did a short blurb on eating locally to save the environment. In itself, this really shouldn’t bother me. However, I find myself wondering, why, if the local news is so interested in saving the planet (yes, I’m […]

Yet Another Meat Recall

It feels like there is something in the papers, almost weekly, to give me another reason to thank Jane for suggesting we change over to a vegan diet. On Saturday, May 3rd, Gourmet Boutique, LLC, announced a voluntary recall of 286,320 pounds of fresh and […]

An Apple A Day Can Keep The Oncologist Away

An apple a day can keep the doctor away, the oncologist that is. Researchers at Cornell University have identified compounds in apple peel which may help to inhibit cancer growth. This is both good news and bad news for me. The good news is, I […]

Japanese Dolphin Massacre

Just to prove I’m specifically picking on Canada… Here’s a link to a story about the annual Japanese Dolphin Hunt. The dolphin hunt runs from September through April and results in the slaughter of thousands of dolphins annually. Thirteen fishing boats force the dolphins into […]

Vegan Athletes

When you announce to the world that you’re switching to a vegan diet, often you’re met with derision. Personally, I think it’s because people feel threatened in some way. But whatever the reason for their reactions, at some point the people you are talking with […]

Petition to Oprah – Revisited

Savia contacted us this morning and suggested a modification to our petition. Oprah’s not the kind of person who is going to ask her viewers to be vegan. However, it is possible she would do a show about the horrors of the way animals that […]