Category: Wellness

Guide to Vegan Deodorants That Actually Work

Once you’ve got the vegan food thing down, you may start looking at other parts of your life that aren’t quite aligned. There’s our clothing (goodbye leather and wool), our beauty products (think: red lipstick colored with smashed bugs), and our body care products (like deodorant that has been tested on animals). Today we’re tackling…

Why Food Matters—Disease Prevention & Treatment Through a Plant-Based Diet

As rates of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes continue to soar, “What should I eat?” has become one of the most important questions of the 21st century. As a doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive health problems, my patients ask me this question all the time. I believe that they…

Are You Getting These 7 Essential Vegan Nutrients?

This article was sponsored by our friends at Hippo7 vitamins—made by vegans for vegans! Hippo7’s vegan vitamins are specially formulated for plant-eaters and include all 7 of the essential vegan nutrients we’re talking about today.  Eating vegan comes with a plethora of health benefits—like reduced risk of many debilitating diseases including cardiovascular disease, Type II…

Move Over Fish Oil—There’s A New Vegan DHA In Town!

You know that recommendation from the American Heart Association to eat two servings of fatty fish per week? That’s because of the type of fat that fish have in their bodies. Salmon, herring and sardines contain DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 essential fatty acid. But guess what? The fish actually get their DHA from algae.…

I’m Vegan…Do I Really Need to Take Vitamins?

So, you went vegan. Awesome! You’re saving animals and minimizing your impact on the environment. And, now that you’re vegan, you’re likely eating more nutritious vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, which is great for your health. Yes, Eating Plant-Based Can Have Huge Health Benefits People who eat vegan tend to consume less…