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5 Reasons I’d Still Be Vegan If I Were a Dude

As the vegan movement grows, statistics say it resonates most strongly with women — at least so far. Of the 2.5 million or so Americans who identify themselves as part of Team Vegan, about 79% are female. Society sends some screwy messages about ‘acceptable’ gender-based behavior; in this case, those messages may be doing men a disservice. Vegan eating isn’t ‘a girl thing’ — especially if you’re a fellow who values strength, health, environmentalism, and sex!

April 4th

Eating Vegan at National Restaurant Chains

You never know when you are heading out for a meal with a group and need to do the best you can with the menu you are given. No matter where you may be in the U.S. (and Canada), you should have no problem finding a decent meal at any of the places on the list below. Obviously, chain restaurants aren’t ideal most of the time, but part of eating vegan in social situations is about showing that veganism isn’t all about sacrifice, right? For a lot of folks, eating out at these big chains is where it’s at.

April 17th

Café Well — Connecting Social Networks & Wellness

We are each responsible for our own wellness. However, as anyone who has ever tried to get better from anything or improve themself in any way knows, a little friendly support, or even peer pressure, can help. It’s also helpful to have someone or a group of people going through the process with you. If your friends or family aren’t, though, where do you turn?

December 15th

Is the HFCS Debate Counter-Productive?

High fructose corn syrup is a hot topic these days. Whether we’re talking about the corn lobby’s attempt to give it a new name or that more and more products are ditching the HFCS in favor of table sugar, it’s definitely on folks’ minds.

Both pro- and anti-HFCS have a lot to say about the sweetener, and part of me worries that this debate is an unintentional red herring. Let’s set aside specific concerns about HFCS for a minute and look at some of the over-arching issues with food.

September 30th

Yoga for Farmers and Gardeners

[social_buttons] Ever since I started working on a farm, I’ve been painfully aware that I don’t have enough core strength to spend the whole day bending over and lifting heavy equipment. Planting, weeding, harvesting, and most of the other activities involved in food production can take a toll on your body, whether your working on […]

May 4th