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Hexagon Bio Raises a $47 Million Series A to Develop Fungi-Based Medicine

3 Mins Read California-based Hexagon Bio has closed a $47 million Series A funding round led by The Column Group, with participation from 8VC and Two Sigma Ventures. Hexagon is using first-of-its-kind proprietary genomics technology to develop secondary metabolites—small molecules produced by bacteria, fungi, and plants—to combat human disease. Examples include the antibiotic penicillin and the cholesterol-lowering drug […]

The 7 Best Plant-Based Sources For Omega-3 Fatty Acids

5 Mins Read Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for health and wellbeing. Many people believe that omega-3s can only be found in non-plant-based sources such as fatty fish. However, there are many plant-based foods that do contain omega-3s, and crucially, fish contain omega-3s because they eat plankton and algae. There are three main types of omega-3s: ALA (alpha-linolenic […]

These 3 Pollution-Fighting House Plants to Upgrade Your Indoor Air

4 Mins Read Decorating your home with plants won’t just brighten up your home, it will literally make you healthier. Plants offer numerous benefits for our wellbeing, the most notable of which are that they literally clean the air around them, a must for urban dwellers in busy, polluted cities. For many of us who have to cope […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Top 5 Picks From Hong Kong’s Organic Luxe Beauty Haven Le Melior

5 Mins Read Le Melior is a Hong Kong-based clean beauty curator, showcasing only the best organic and toxin-free skincare and cosmetics. The name is inspired by the french term for the best (“le meilleur”), and this meaning drives their philosophy that nature is the best route to take for our skin, our body and our overall well-being. […]

How to Find The Best Sunscreens: Reef Safe, Non-Toxic, and Effective

3 Mins Read What factors should you consider when choosing the best natural sunscreen? We all have different priorities, but below are a few options that include what should be priorities for everyone: reef safe, non-toxic, and effective sunscreens. Before we jump into the products, why should you care about mineral sunscreen, and why are they preferable over […]

Whole Foods Founder John Mackey’s Second Act Looks a Lot Like His First

6 Mins Read Wellness centers with fitness and spa services and plant-based restaurants could be coming to a town near you soon, thanks to John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods Market. When John Mackey and the original Whole Foods Market co-founders opened their doors in Texas in 1980, the vision was always about community. The store bought […]

10 Nourishing Vegan Summer Dishes That Take Less Than 30 Minutes

4 Mins Read Whip up these spring and summer-ready plant-based meals in under 30 minutes. Sometimes, busy days make it so difficult to fit time for a healthy home-cooked lunch or dinner. But that doesn’t mean that the challenge is impossible! Even with only half an hour to spare, it is totally doable to whip up a delicious […]

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

4 Mins Read It’s no surprise that most of us are spending more time in our own kitchens, but you might be getting a little sick of doing all the dishes. So we’re here to help with 12 super easy, healthy, 100-percent plant-based family recipes that can be whipped up with just one pan, pot or tray!  1. […]

Jems Launches Vegan Condoms To Take The Toxicity Out Of Sex

3 Mins Read Canadian vegan condom maker Jems says it is advocating for safer, more informed sex by renouncing toxicity in all forms across its vegan condom range. The female-founded condom company, launched in 2021, remove animal products, gluten, and misinformation from the intercourse sector. The ultimate aim is to create a framework that gives everybody access to […]

Are Condoms Eco-Friendly? & Other (Green) Safe Sex Questions

5 Mins Read Condoms help protect against pregnancy and many sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are relatively inexpensive and widely available for purchase. However, when it comes to being as conscious about our environmental impact in every aspect of our daily lives, it is important to address whether the use of condoms, which is by nature a single-use product, […]

7 Ways To Celebrate Easter Sustainably

3 Mins Read Easter is such a fun holiday for kids, but it’s not exactly the most fun for the planet. All the plastic eggs and dairy-filled chocolate bunnies aren’t sustainable, and they aren’t good for our health, either. But there are some easy swaps you can make to green up the spring holiday. Below are 7 ways […]

This German Women-Led Startup Just Closed A Seed Round To Make Periods More Sustainable With Seaweed Tampons

4 Mins Read Berlin-based Vyld, which makes seaweed-based menstruation products, has closed a seed round to take the startup’s stigma-busting seaweed-based tampons from small scale to mass production. Participants in the round included The Case for Her, Purpose Ventures and multiple business angels. The funding amount was undisclosed. Vyld was founded on the basis of revolutionising the menstruation […]

Vegan Paracetamol Is the First Medicinal Product Registered With The Vegan Society’s Trademark

3 Mins Read Paraveganio is the first medicinal product to carry The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark. The axunio-produced drug contains 500mg of paracetamol and can be used like the regular painkiller. It negates magnesium stearate, which is frequently of animal origin and found in most over-the-counter paracetamol products. Up to 75 percent of medicines contain animal-sourced products. The […]

Climate Anxiety Poses A Mental Health Risk Unless We Keep Talking About It

4 Mins Read By Neal Robert Haddaway, Joe Duggan and Nicholas Badullovich. As the climate changes, negative environmental effects are being felt and seen around the world. The effect that climate change has on mental health is less immediately obvious or visible. Often termed climate anxiety or eco anxiety, this feeling can manifest as what the American Psychological […]

Dutch Algae Oil Innovator Secures €1.2 Million For Fish-Free Portfolio Growth

3 Mins Read Wellness Innovations BV has announced a successful crowdfunding round. The 1.2 million cash injection came via the DuurzaamInvesteren investment platform. Funds will be used to continue the company’s algae oil product portfolio expansion. Two wholly-owned brand names are primed for growth. Testa Omega-3 and Daily Supplements are Wellness Innovations’ consumer-facing endeavours. Both have been founded […]