Meat-less, by Kristie Middleton, is a wonderful resource for everybody who is interested in bringing more plant-based food into their daily diets. The book offers a nice balance of research, real-life stories, and practical ideas for slowly eliminating meat, dairy, and eggs from menus and lifestyles. Divided into three parts —- “Why Meat-Less,” “Getting Started,” […]
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What are your favorite organic brands of food and natural body care brands? Santa Cruz Organics? Annie’s macaroni and cheese? LaraBars? Burt’s Bees? Did you know that all these products are owned by larger companies that have historically had no interest in organic foods and natural products? A few weeks ago my new favorite sustainable […]
An abandoned Wal-Mart in McAllen, TX has become the largest single story library in the US, setting new standards for urban renewal and resource recycling.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seen quite a few stories on the health and environmental impacts of producing and eating bacon.
The Real Junk Food Project dumpster dives to stock its kitchens and sells edible, safe food for everyone at its cafes around Australia and the UK.
In fact, many fruits and vegetables have changed over the centuries thanks to evolution — which has often been engineered by man. Are these still “natural foods?”
There are many lifestyle changes that we make which are supposed to help us lose weight and get healthy. We cut out snacks or skip meals altogether in order to save a few calories here and there, or spend countless hours in the gym trying to burn off that extra layer of love that lines […]
GMO foods are ubiquitous in our food supply, and yet we know little about their effects on humans. Learn more about how GMO foods affect your life here.
Do you know the difference between extra virgin olive oil and just… olive oil? I had always thought they were mostly the same, just that EVOO, as that Rachel lady named it, was maybe a bit more pure- and certainly more expensive. But actually there is a huge difference, which I just learned pretty recently […]
How much should it cost to eat healthy foods? One common complaint often heard about healthy food is that it is too expensive. And sometimes this really seems true– but as many of you know by now, we don’t often pay the true cost of our food because of government subsidies for corn and soy […]
Have you ever heard a study reported on some news outlet and thought, “Wait, that’s the best summary you can give? But what about…” It’s a chronic issue with mainstream media: they’re afraid to take too ‘extreme’ a stance when that stance could potentially aggravate their advertisers, and even if that stance is not even […]
There are many reasons to learn how to cook healthy, whole foods meals at home- family time, delicious flavors, quality nourishment, and affordability. So nothing angers me more than when processed food companies co-opt the idea of homemade foods by inserting their crappy overly salted, overly sugared foods into ‘recipes’ and calling it a homemade […]
The food we eat has a tremendous impact on who we are and how we interact with the world. Our food choices also allow us to express our values or show support for a greater cause. Of course, those with food allergies often refrain from eating certain things to avoid an adverse reaction, but often […]
Vibrant Wellness Journal is excited to have a guest post today by my dear friend Lily S. She’s the most fashionable lady that I know, and she’s quite the chef, too! She’s always posting awesome food photos on her Facebook site and her blog, Masarap!. In a recent post she shared that she’s changed from […]
SUGAR is a major culprit in a majority of diseases and health problems facing this country.