February 2015 Blog Posts (76)

Why else are you "weird"?

I think it is safe to say that most of us have been considered weird by meat eaters for our lifestyle choices. Whether you're a vegetarian or a vegan the choices that you make are not always easy for others to understand. I for one often feel like the odd duck among my friends and family for being a vegetarian. The fact that I can live my life with out *bacon* is almost like a nuclear bomb going off in their heads. I think that this site is great for bringing our "weirdness" together but I…

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Added by Rachel Hoyles on February 28, 2015 at 11:23pm — 6 Comments

Powerful Herbs That Fight Viruses Where Antibiotics Fail





The virus is a different organism than the bacteria. Some people find viruses “scarier” because antibiotics have no effect on them. Herbs though do have antiviral action, and many of these are widely available. Here are some of them most common ones…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 27, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Adorable Baby Horse Just Wants to Cuddle (VIDEO)





When we typically think of animals who like to snuggle with humans, cats and dogs come to mind. You certainly wouldn’t think of a horse wanting to cuddle up in your lap – but maybe we shouldn’t jump to that conclusion so…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 24, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

6 Yoga Tips For Anyone With A Bigger Body





In the yoga biz, the standard way to gain credibility is to be an RYT-200. That means Registered Yoga Teacher with 200 hours of training. Well, I’m an FYT>200; that’s a Fat Yoga Teacher at over 200 pounds. I’m very conscious of the fact that there aren’t a lot of us. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, but that statistic is not reflected in yoga teachers or in yoga classes. I wish that were different.…




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Added by Xiao Kang on February 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Clear Clogged Arteries With This One Simple Drink!





Do you have a history of heart disease or high cholesterol? The answer will never be found in your medicine cabinet, it will almost always be found in your kitchen!




A study done in the Atherosclerosis Journal confirms that pomegranate extract could be the key in the prevention or reversal of clogged arteries. Another study done in 2004 that was published in the Clinical Nutrition Journal showed that after…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 14, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

How to Lose Weight Fast and Easy With the Japanese Morning Banana Diet





What if I told you that just by eating a banana every morning you could lose 10 pounds within a week, sounds too good to be true right? The best part is that it does not require any special effort or any significant changes in your dietary habits.




The diet was created by Hitoshi Watanabe and his wife; it has gained popularity in people who do not enjoy sweating it out at the gym. Overweight people are…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

3 Juice Recipes To Help You Enjoy Heart-Healthy Pomegranate





The pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits in recorded history. Native to the area of modern-day Iran and Iraq, the pomegranate has been cultivated since ancient times and has spread through the world. The fruit is about the size of an orange, with a rind ranging from yellow-orange to deep reddish-purple. Inside the fruit, there are a multitude of seed pips yielding a tangy, sweet, rich, and flavorful juice.…




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Added by Xiao Kang on February 13, 2015 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

How to Make Eating Vegan Super Simple





In a world with a perpetual, dynamic, and unquenchable thirst for the ideal diet, a feverish search ensues. Questions such as, “What’s better: low fat or low carb?” and “How do I lose weight and keep it off?” flood headlines of tv shows and ads, internet articles and posts, and book and magazine…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 13, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

How to Grow Your Own Pineapple





There is a horrible myth growing around that pineapples are a hard fruit to grow, I have heard everything from they grow on trees to they only grow underground, but I am here to break that myth! Pineapples are full of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients and just plain delicious.




Pineapples are native to warmer climates, which means they grow better in warmer climates but have no fear! You can still have…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 13, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Best Ways to Cook Your Veggies for the Most Nutrition





A lot of us are looking to get the most “bang for our buck” when it comes to nutrition and cooking our food. Afterall, we’re not spending our money on healthy foods to waste the nutrients in them, right? This is one reason the raw food movement has become so popular. The idea is to get more nutrients without “destroying” them through…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 13, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Being Vegetarian Is Normal

How many times have you been with a group of friends and wished any one of them was a vegan or vegetarian like yourself so it would be easier to talk about your life style?  When was the last time you felt comfortable being over a friends house and declining most or all of a meal because it contained meat?  

I've been there.  That's why it is so important to understand the nutritional value of the food you eat.  There's is nothing strange or wrong or mental with choosing to care about…

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Added by Luna Andromeda on February 12, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

5 Side Effects of Consuming Too Much Dairy Protein





If you’re a dairy-free eater, most likely, you ate dairy at some point in your life. Unless you had an allergy, it was likely a part of your childhood, something you never gave much thought to. Or maybe now, you’re just now becoming interested in the idea of consuming less animal products and contemplating other choices besides cow’s milk products.




Whatever the case, the decision to go dairy-free is a…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 11, 2015 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

She Told The Chimp She Had Lost Her Baby. The Chimps Response is Heartwarming





After reading this story you will understand how motherhood and loss are universal. Washoe, an exceptionally smart chimpanzee who knew sign language, was not happy with her caretaker Kat, who hadn’t visited for some time. However, when Kat told her that Washoe had recently lost her baby, Washoe indicated signs for grief. She even made signs for crying, even though chimpanzees are not able to cry.…



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Added by Xiao Kang on February 11, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Heal Your Heart and Feel Great with this Grape Infused Citrus Beet Juice!





This grape infused citrus beet juice may be for you if you suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart palpitations or blood clots. It is the ultimate heart-healing juice, containing ingredients that target the circulatory system and strengthen it so that you can feel your best!




Grapes contain high levels of naturally occurring antioxidants that can reduce hypertension (a condition that…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 11, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

I Can’t Stop Laughing! Watch This Cat Push A Toy Wagon Through His House

Maru always seems to be up to something unusual. Watch him entertain himself with his owner’s pushcart. Too funny!

Via:…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 11, 2015 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

12 Foods to Never Put In The Refrigerator





We store a lot of our foods and liquids in the fridge to keep them cold and fresh. Despite popular belief, there are multiple foods that should not be kept in the fridge.




It’s very easy to come home from the grocery store and just start putting things in the fridge, but you should rethink storing all your foods in the fridge. There are many ways that foods can be stored without having to shove them in…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 11, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Why I Get All My Protein from Plants (And My Top 8 Sources)

By Danielle Arsenault 



Motivated to ascend as high as possible in a sea of saw-toothed sierras, my body will need calories and plenty of them. As a rock climber, caver, long distance hiker and raw vegan, I often get asked the protein question. That very question is what…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 11, 2015 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Ginger: Side Effects And Who Must Not Consume it?





Ginger has been used for more than 5000 years for cooking and as a medicine in many Asian countries because of its potent benefits. It is currently one of the most widely used herbs worldwide. According to ayurvedic traditions, ginger is considered to be the most ‘sattvic’ of spices and is one of the most…

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Added by Xiao Kang on February 11, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Lemon Cucumber and Mint Water





Looking for something refreshing to drink that will not only hydrate you but tastes delicious? This is the drink for you. There is nothing more refreshing then lemon, cucumber and mint water! And wait until you find out the benefits!

Why lemon, mint and cucumber? Good question check out the benefits of each ingredient:

  • Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful…
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Added by Xiao Kang on February 11, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Top 12 Herbs That Improve Your Heart Health





Herbs can be beneficial for many aspects of health. They are one of the best things that you can do for your heart.



Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in America. There is evidence that heart diseases can be prevented and even reversed. Several herbs and supplements can benefit in the fight against atherosclerosis, which is the underlying cause of most heart diseases.…



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Added by Xiao Kang on February 10, 2015 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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