Vegan Articles

How to Fix a Lack of Energy: Natural Energy Boosters

I try to limit my intake of processed foods, Kashi and Silk make products that contain very few processed ingredients.

The Chronic Fatigue Plague

Our society is plagued by a common complaint: fatigue. Everyone feels tired at one time or another, but too many of us are complaining of chronic fatigue and lethargy. Even if we get enough sleep, we awake in the morning feeling tired and complaining of an inability to think clearly. We’ve all complained of the daily 3:00pm fatigue. How many times have you heard “I wish I could take a nap right now” at about 2:30pm in the afternoon? Probably too many to count! Read More...


  Vegan Substitutes for Animal Products

There are many different substitutions for meat. These are some of the ones we use.
Going vegan can be difficult. There are just so many animal products on the market which makes it difficult to abstain from animal products completely. I’ve found this rather frustrating, and I have been looking for ways to substitute things like eggs, butter, and cheese with vegan products. Many of these alternatives can be expensive, however. Read More...



Vegan Chicken and Rice Recipe

I had no idea what to make for dinner this evening. I knew I wanted rice, but I didn’t know what I wanted with it. Despite my two pages of recipes to try in my Home Management Notebook, I couldn’t find one I really was in the mood to make.

With the threat of an impending severe thunderstorm, I decided I’d have to improvise. What I came up with was exquisite! I added spices to brown rice, and then let the rice cooker do its thing. Read More...

The Benefits of Hemp Are More Than Just Nutritional

Hemp has a bad reputation because of its association with marijuana. However, the two plants differ greatly. Both hemp and marijuana are part of the Cannabis sativa species, which is part of the Cannabaceae family of flowering plants. However, their similarities end there. Hemp contains negligible amounts of the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Compared to its cousin, the marijuana plant, hemp has a THC level of about 0.05 and 1 percent in the flowers it produces. Marijuana’s flowers contain 3 to 20 percent THC.

The hemp plant is ideal for many uses. It was used by the Chinese to make paper for almost 2,000 years. Actually, 75 percent of the world’s paper was produced with hemp up until about 1883 when paper made from wood pulp was introduced. Hemp can be used to make textiles, personal hygiene products such as shampoos and body lotions, protein powder, rope, plastics, insulation, biodiesel fuel and even hemp vehicles. Read More...

The Benefits of Juicing Regularly


There are numerous benefits to regular juicing. I juice about three to four times a day. One of the main reasons for my habit is the high concentration of vitamins and nutrients that the body gets in one shot. About ninety percent of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables are found in their juices. Since it is a liquid, the body is able to absorb all of the nutrients much more quickly than actually eating the veggies and fruits. Plus, you’d have to eat quite a few veggies and fruits daily just to get a fraction of the nutrients you get from drinking on glass of the homemade stuff. It also makes a fast and easy snack that helps to quench that sweet tooth, and fill you up (I actually juice for all my snacks now, it really helps with cravings and is quite filling). Read More...

The Whole Foods Plant Based Diet

Recently there has been quite a bit of talk about a whole foods plant based diet, vegetarianism, and veganism. I don’t know if it’s just because I turned vegan, and now all of a sudden I’m noticing all of the vegan discussions, or if there really is a growing interest in plant strong diets, but I thought I’d share some of the research I have done over the past year in regards to veganism.

Vegans and Vegetarians

What exactly is a vegetarian? A vegetarian is someone who excludes meat (red meat, poultry and seafood) and who may or may not include eggs, and/or dairy in the diet. Their primary caloric intake comes from vegetables. There are several different types of vegetarians. Ovo-vegetarians include eggs in their diet but not dairy, lacto-vegetarians will consume dairy products but not eggs, and ovo-lacto vegetarians eat both. There are also semi-vegetarians who include fish and poultry in their diet, and Pescetarians who only eat only fish and vegetables, no meat. Read More...

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