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The Five Days Sugar-Free Diet

The trick to losing fat is losing toxins, as these are stored in the fat cells! Excess sugars are deposited in your fat cells, so if you want to tighten up and detox at the same time, a few days of no sugar consumption will get you started! Now, sugar comes in many guises and we have to […]

How to start with Intermittent Fasting

Contrary to popular belief, fasting doesn’t need to be a long-drawn affair without food! Even a shorter window of non-eating can bring great results if timed right! The idea is to avoid the need for digestive work, so your energy can be used for repair and detox. Try this: After dinner, do not consume anything for 16 […]

The Do's and Don'ts of Eating Nuts

We are nuts about nuts – but not all nuts are equal! When it comes to using nuts in a balanced plant-rich diet, we may encounter different opinions from the camps of nut supporters like Dr. Joel Fuhrman, or nut shunners like Dr. John McDougall. Therefore it’s important to understand that the benefit of consuming nuts […]

FOOD

Healthful Plant-Based Recipes for Every Meal and Occasion

Spicy Vegan Chili

We like our vegan chili spicy and this recipe will please you if you are up for a little kick! It is highly recommend to soak the beans overnight or at least a few hours before preparation, to aid the digestion of the beans. Ingredients for 4:1 tbsp olive oil1 medium yellow onion, chopped1 medium carrot, chopped½ […]

Carrot Coleslaw Salad

This is a nutritious, tasty and hearty winter salad that is crunchy and satisfying! The combination of sweet and tangy seasonings work well to give this salad its finesse. You can serve it as appetizer or as a full meal with a few slices of baked tempeh or strips of grilled seitan! Ingredients:4 organic carrots, peeled and […]

Carrot Ginger Soup

The earthiness and sweetness of organic carrots and the tanginess of ginger make this raw vegan soup a delightful snack or full healthy meal. Add avocado for creaminess and miso for a hint of salty umami flavor to round it off! This soup has only six ingredients but the power here lies in simplicity and the […]

MINDFULNESS

Meditation Guides and More

12 Reflections on a New Year

 1. New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only […]

Six Conscious Gift Ideas

Conscious gifts have a deeper meaning beyond providing momentary joy or taking up space on shelves and in wardrobes. It is an expression of understanding and truly meeting someone’s wants and needs, so we have created a list of six ideas for your gifting pleasure that can contribute more than bringing joy! 1.      The best present is […]

6 Tips For Staying Healthy During The Holidays

The holidays can be taxing on your body, mind and overall well-being. Between stressful schedules, high expectations and not-so-healthy foods & drinks, it is easy to forgo or forget the little things that keep us balanced, even if they are now more important than ever! With just a little mindfulness and minimum time effort, our […]

PLANET

Green Living and Tips Around Sustainable Choices

11 Environmental Films You May Not Know

As our livable environment is changing fast and drastically, and the discussion over human impact on climate change vs natural occurring cycles is still not settled in the minds of some part of our society, I’m inviting you to take a closer look at these 11 not widely known environmental documentaries that I have selected […]

Going Green at Home

Our Carbon Footprint – How Green Are Our Homes?Going Green at home without spending extra money is easier than you think. One person or one family can make a huge difference with small steps! Find out how you can go green at home and reduce your carbon footprint without the need for expensive gadgets or huge […]

Comfortably Unaware

With his book Comfortably Unaware and his many speaking engagements, Dr. Richard Oppenlander addresses a fact that should be widely known but is often conveniently pushed aside: that our current choices of animal foods are causing widespread global depletion – the loss of our land, water, air/atmosphere, food supply, biodiversity, energy resources, and our own health.In a […]

TRAVEL

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Ubud Bali Is a Vegan Hot Spot

Few places on earth are more breathtakingly beautiful than Bali, the best known island of more than 17,500 islands that make up the country of Indonesia. A tourism hot spot for many years, Bali keeps its place among the most beautiful islands of the world, where the endless sights of gorgeous scenery, marvelous temples and […]

Singapore Is A Food Paradise!

The city state of Singapore is well known for its diversity, being a melting pot of nations from around Asia, especially China, Malaysia and India. It is an amazing travel destination and in our opinion, a great “entrance level” country to explore Asia for first timers, as it has top notch infrastructure, English as one […]

Vegan Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

If you are traveling to beautiful Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, Mexico, you don’t need to worry about vegan options, as the plant-based scene here has exploded in recent years! From rustic taco stands to gourmet vegan tasting menus, you will find delicious options galore that reflect the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that this […]

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