Category: Thriving on a Vegan Diet

How Touching Your Ear Can Reduce Your Appetite, Stress, and Insomnia, Creating Total Body Health »

Auriculotherapy — also known as “ear acupuncture” or “auricular acupuncture” — has been gaining popularity over the past 50 years as a non-invasive but effective natural treatment for physical and mental conditions. The concept is that the outer portion of the human ear holds a map that links to the rest of the body.  Pressure [...]

How To Eat Well At Restaurants, Airports, Hotels, & On Road Trips »

CUSTOM PLATES AT RESTAURANTS So many people today have dietary restrictions — ranging from gluten intolerance to lactose intolerance to veganism. Special diets are so common, in fact, that restaurants have gotten used to making custom meals on the fly. So if a restaurant doesn’t have an entrée you’re willing to eat, don’t be shy [...]

Is Honey a Sweetener, a Medicine or an Aphrodisiac? »

  The first sweetener ever to be used by humans was honey. It dates back to 2100 B.C. where it was mentioned in sacred and biblical texts. More than just a sweetener for food, throughout history, honey developed a deeper meaning for the word sweetness. It is said to have the ability to sweeten your [...]

How Vegans & Vegetarians Can Eat Well While Traveling… »

Contributing writers: Lara Adler, Jill Nussinow, Meredith McCarty, Nomi Shannon, Elaina Love, Sasha Luci Favorite Grab-and-Go Foods. Elaina is the “McGyver” of raw foods on the go. In the side pocket of her soft cooler, she stashes high mineral sea salt and onion powder, along with a traveling knife. At [...]

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin K? »

When a new vitamin or supplement with vast health benefits becomes popular, instantly your local health food store is packed with a variety of ways to take it and every celeb is adding it into their diet. Even though you have lived so many years without hearing about it, suddenly they are telling you that [...]

Is the Acai Berry a Superfood? »

By Revital Aranbaev The acai berry has gained massive popularity in recent years and is most commonly known for its weight loss and anti-aging properties. This magical berry is also said to be helpful for a variety of serious health concerns including cancer, arthritis, high cholesterol and erectile dysfunction. It has been also referred to [...]

Kombucha: Healthy or Harmful? »

  By Revital Aranbaev Kombucha is a fermented tea that has gained lots of popularity and a substantial following in recent years. Many people drink for its assumed medicinal benefits; it is most commonly known for boosting the body’s immune system. Some say the drink can work miracles with benefits including curing baldness, detoxifying the [...]

The Truth about Hemp Seeds (And The Myths) »

By Revital Aranbaev Hemp is one of the oldest and most misunderstood plants in the world. 8,500 years ago, hemp was harvested and used to produce durable cloth. Around 3,000 years ago, people began using hemp as a food and medicinal source. At that time, hemp seeds were used to heal the central areas of [...]

Is the MMR Vaccine Connected to Autism? »

The MMR vaccine is a 3-in-1 vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella – all of which are potentially serious diseases. The MMR is one of the recommended childhood immunizations and is given in a series of shots. The first shot is given when the child is 12-15 months old. The booster shots are [...]

Flu Vaccine Marketing Tactics and Shocking Side Effects »

By Revital Aranbaev Some possible side effects from the flu vaccine: runny nose, congestion, and fatigue (aka symptoms of the flu). So why are people getting the flu vaccine if a possible side effect is flu symptoms? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the flu vaccine for nearly all individuals because “the [...]

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