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3 Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

5 Mins Read Maintaining mental health hygiene should be as normal as maintaining our general hygiene. But one thing we often forget to do is to take care of our mental health. If you have no clue where to start managing your stress—look no further than right under your nose! As a trained Breathwork coach, I am here […]

12 Easy One-Pot Healthy Vegan Recipes You’ll Want To Make Now

4 Mins Read One-pot meals aren’t just soups and stews (although those are amazing! From dumpling skillet stir-fries to noodle bowls, and more, simplify your cooking, but not the flavor. Spending more time in the kitchen? If you’re a bit sick of doing all the dishes, we’re here to help with 12 super easy, healthy, 100-percent plant-based family […]

10 Reasons Eating Fish and Seafood Is Bad for Your Health and the Planet

7 Mins Read Reducing seafood intake is one of the key ways you can help alleviate your negative effect on the planet, but there are also a host of other important reasons make a pass on fish for dinner.  From biodiversity loss to more frequent natural disasters and rising global temperatures, our planet is now at an important […]

Sound Therapy: What It Is, How To Practice It, and Where To Find It

4 Mins Read Sound therapists believe that sound – music, different frequencies, pure sounds – can help rebalance our energy, emotions and well-being. If you’re looking to explore a new wellness modality – sound therapy might just be it. Here, we take a dive into what sound therapy actually is, different types of sound therapies out there and […]

Our Junk Food Addiction Is Bad News For The Planet, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Can’t stop eating processed junk food? It’s addictive, bad for your health, and not good for the planet, a new study finds. Processed foods taste good. It’s no accident. Food scientists exploit our preferences for salt, sugar, and fat in order to make us return to foods again and again. Science has pinpointed addictive properties […]

Can New York City Change How the Healthcare Industry Views Diet?

3 Mins Read A new $44 million investment into New York City’s healthcare workforce aims to put plant-based diets front and center. Will it work? New York City mayor Eric Adams hasn’t been shy about his plant-based diet and how it helped him reverse his type-2 diabetes. Now, the mayor is backing an aggressive city-wide American College of […]

Does a Plant-Based Diet Increase the Risk of Hip Fractures?

3 Mins Read A recent study claimed that women who follow a plant-based diet were 33 percent more likely to fracture a hip than omnivores. But the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) says there’s more to consider when assessing the risk. Does a plant-based diet really increase the risk of hip fractures? According to the research, published in August, […]

10 Terrifying Facts About Microplastics

4 Mins Read Microplastics are all around us. But you probably don’t even realize just how prevalent they are. Here are 10 facts you need to know about these fossil fuel-based tiny particles. In his just-published book, A Poison Like No Other, Wired journalist Matt Simon shares some frankly horrifying facts about the overwhelming amount of microplastics present […]

More Research Shows a Plant-Based Diet Reduces Cancer Risk

3 Mins Read New research shows a significantly decreased risk of colorectal cancer for men who eat a predominately plant-based diet. The connection between diet and cancer risk for men is clear, says new research published in the journal BMC Medicine. While researchers did not find a link between colorectal cancer risks and women’s diets, men who ate […]

What’s the Verdict: Is Plant-Based Meat Healthy or Not? 

5 Mins Read In a recent analysis of nutritional profiles of plant-based meat and conventional, the food-focused think tank the Good Food Institute underscores the benefits of plant-based protein over the alternative. “No matter which way you slice it, plant-based meat has significantly more nutritional benefits than conventional meat,” says non-profit the Good Food Institute (GFI). “Whether it’s […]

6 Natural Vegan Egg Substitutes For Easy Plant-Based Baking

4 Mins Read Like other intensive industrial farming practices, producing eggs generates greenhouse gas emissions and also contributes to contaminating soil and water, not to mention it’s ethically problematic—most egg-laying hens live in pretty horrific conditions. You may also be avoiding eggs for health reasons such as an allergy. Whatever your reason for avoiding them, there are many […]

Why Climate Grief is the Next Mental Health Crisis

5 Mins Read As climate change and environmental degradation intensify, our psychological health is at stake. Climate grief is a natural response to threats to our physical, cultural, and community well-being. The ice shelves are receding, sea levels are rising, natural disasters are intensifying, and deforestation could create a financial crisis as big as the 2008 crash. It’s […]

How Balanced Are Dietary Guidelines? New Study Takes a Look

3 Mins Read A new study finds a number of countries are failing to provide adequate dietary guidelines about the benefits of a plant-based diet for human health and the health of the planet. According to recent findings published in the peer-reviewed journal Current Developments in Nutrition, nearly half of the world’s countries are not providing dietary information […]

How To Reduce Your Blue Light Exposure

5 Mins Read Even before the pandemic, the amount of time we spend in front screens has been growing by double digits every year, and with that, concerns about the consequences to our health. The more screen time we endure, the more artificial blue light we are exposed to. Our smartphones have become our most essential material object […]

Is My Bed Vegan? Mattresses: The Final Eco Frontier 

5 Mins Read Most mattresses are not vegan, full of toxins, and are a huge letdown to the planet. Meet Heveya, the ethical sleep pioneer.  Most of us don’t think enough about one activity we do for almost a third of our lives: sleeping. And many of us will never have considered the climate ethics of the mattress […]