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You are what you eat

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for nature and its power to heal. Before this way of life, I never thought I would escape what felt like a slow death sentence:...

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Vegan Food Drive | VegOut Los Angeles

Excited to announce that we are hosting a Vegan Food Drive starting today, in a partnership between VegOut Los Angeles and the LA Food Bank. I am very thankful and excited for...

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Numbers never lie

48 million people contract foodborne illness per year in our country  Not to mention…. 1.1 billion people are overweight, 312 million people are obese, 197 million people have diabetes, 18...

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Protein Anxiety

“The average American actually consumes too much protein, according to the CDC, with most people getting nearly double the amount they actually need. And more isn’t better. When protein comes...

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Dr. Neal Barnard: The Cheese Trap

The average American eats more than 33 lbs / 65,000 calories worth of cheese per year. To augment that, Dr. Barnard shares how cheese consumption has increased over time (3.8 lb/year/person...

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Calorie Density & The Pleasure Trap

Animation from the movie Forks Over Knives that explains how we become addicted to foods that are high in macronutrients and low in micronutrients.  

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What does wellness mean?

“Health isn’t the absence of disease. It’s a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing.” One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to this year. If you...

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Cancer Dog

“Americans eat 20 billion hot dogs a year but 43 percent of us are too scared to find out what’s in them.” Hot dogs are a Class 1 Carcinogen (sufficient...