I write with a simple, if revolutionary, idea: close all your meat counters. Every single one. Forget (for the moment) dairy and eggs and all the animal-based products dependent on READ ON
A Revolutionary Idea: James McWilliams’ Open Letter to Whole Foods Market
Why Veganism Must Be the Baseline
In 2007, I wrote a newspaper editorial, which was republished in 2009, arguing that Michael Vick’s dog fighting was, as a moral matter, no different from our consuming animal products. READ ON
The Rise of Vegan Culture in Israel: Interview with Ikey Greene
“Real change is about making social justice for everyone, any gender, sexual orientation, race or species. Many people I know demonstrated for social justice last summer, but weren’t vegan. This READ ON
Addicted to Cheese and Ice Cream? The Opiate Qualities of Dairy
“Casein, one of the proteins in milk, crosses the blood-brain barrier and becomes something called casomorphins. Yes’m, that sounds a lot like morphine—because casomorphin is also an opiod. Nature designed READ ON
What Are We Really Meant to Eat Today?
The thing about humans is that we are highly evolved omnivores. We have adapted to survive according to whatever foods are available. When fruits, nuts, and plants are plentiful, we READ ON
The Meat of the Issue: Normal, Natural and Necessary?
In the last 24 hours, I’ve had an earful of reasons why people eat meat. Most of the reasoning centers around health. Many say when they tried to be vegetarian READ ON
Faith Terwilliger: A Cancer Survivor Turned Plant Based Nutrition Coach
Faith came to us via LinkedIn when we discovered her in a group discussion there and learned about her fascinating story and transformation from a woman who lived and ate READ ON
How Is Kosher Meat Even Possible in the Age of Factory Farming?
On the way to the airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, I met an observant Jewish man who looked out of place with his yarmulke and long coat in this Latin American, READ ON
Top 6 Reasons Why Some Vegans and Vegetarians Return to Eating Animals
Some interesting vegan and vegetarian “defector” stories are making their way across cyberspace lately with some recounting horror stories of near death experiences, all blamed on their vegan diet. One READ ON
Are You Addicted to Cheese?
Cheese has a concentration of opiate compounds originating in milk called casomorphins (1) believed to help strengthen the bond between mother cow and calf. The idea that they contributes to READ ON
Vegan Author and Illustrator Ruby Roth Finds an Empathic Audience in Children
Upon first glance of Roth’s children’s book, That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, one is immediately taken by the compelling illustrations and simple yet thoughtful messages as it guides us READ ON
From Dairy Farmer to Vegan Advocate: Pamela Ziemann’s Remarkable Transformation
I met Pamela Ziemann recently when I found an ad on Facebook for the Vegan Milk Revolution Contest and decided to enter it. From our first phone conversation through our READ ON