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Plant Based Dairy Alternatives

We’ve all heard through relentless ad campaigns that we should drink milk or eat dairy products to boost our calcium and keep our bones healthy and strong. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that animal proteins actually cause calcium to be leached from the bones and excreted in the urine. As a result, animal protein contributes to the acceleration of...
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Egg Free Substitutes

Did you know that we don’t need eggs in our diet to stay fit and healthy?  In fact, I just learned yesterday that the Harvard Physicians Health Study, which followed 20,000 doctors for over twenty years and found that those doctors consuming at least one egg a day had a significantly higher mortality risk, which essentially suggests that consuming even just one egg a day is significantly...
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Get Vegucated!

I found the documentary Vegucated to be a great starting point when I began learning and gathering information last year about the vegetarian and vegan diet. This film raised my awareness of the horrors of the factory farm industry without being too overwhelming, graphic or radical. Whether you are considering a vegetarian lifestyle or taking the full plunge into veganism, this documentary...
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Overcoming Speciesism

What is Speciesism? According to the Oxford Dictionary, speciesism is the assumption of human superiority leading to the exploitation of animals. To raise awareness of how speciesism plays a major role in today’s society, I am going to share Jay Quigley’s TED Talk on “Overcoming Speciesism.” In this sixteen minute presentation, Jay Quigley provides hope and some practical advice on how...
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