Category: Food & Health

On Veganism and Optimal Health: What If We Weren’t Designed to Be Vegans?

On Veganism and Optimal Health: What If We Weren’t Designed to Be Vegans?

Today, veganism is frequently proposed as a solution to the health and environmental challenges posed by meat-centric diets. As a personal trainer, I constantly ponder on whether or not the vegan diet is a “healthy” one. At the same time, I am genuinely interested in the connection between personal health and environmental sustainability. This has...

A Beginner’s Guide to Vertical Farming

A Beginner’s Guide to Vertical Farming

Also known as indoor farming, vertical farming has in recent years gained recognition as a solid method of sustainability. The system was born out of the challenges affecting the 21st century, specifically issues like food shortage, resource depletion, and overpopulation. Feeding the future: vertical farming Vertical farming is the practice of food production that takes...

Soulara – Australia’s Dedicated Vegan-Friendly Plant-Based Food Delivery Service

Soulara – Australia’s Dedicated Vegan-Friendly Plant-Based Food Delivery Service

A wholly plant-based vegan-friendly diet that consists of locally-grown produce is the most ‘sustainable’ way to eat. It has less environmental impact than a vegetarian diet even. But cooking nutritious vegan meals can be a hassle for busy people who’d prefer to be doing something other than planning what they’re going to eat each day. Cue:...

Farm-to-Fork: A Global Look at the Slow Food Revolution

Farm-to-Fork: A Global Look at the Slow Food Revolution

In recent years, the term farm-to-fork, also known as farm-to-table and farm-to-market have gained prominence. Rutgers University offers a definition of the concept, referring to it as a community food system in which there is an integration of the processes of food production, processing, distribution and consumption to enhance the environmental, economic, social and nutritional...

France’s Vegan Awakening: The Whys and Hows of Its Cruelty-Free Food Revolution

France’s Vegan Awakening: The Whys and Hows of Its Cruelty-Free Food Revolution

Paris, France: Boeuf bourgignon, gratin dauphinois, cassoulet. These are a few of the most typical French dishes you can find in every brasserie on French territory. In addition to calling forth such national pride (French gastronomy was inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list), and highly difficult to digest, they have another thing in common: these...

A Beginner’s Guide to Herbal Medicinals and Why It’s Crucial to Your Eco Healthcare Routine

A Beginner’s Guide to Herbal Medicinals and Why It’s Crucial to Your Eco Healthcare Routine

Even before Trump miraculously took office, healthcare policies and insurance coverages were ever-changing. Now that Trump is sitting on his golden throne in the White House, the healthcare systems seems much faster, in whackier, pull-out-your-hair ways. Just what our health insurance will cover and how optimal our healthcare routines remains to be seen. So, rather...

Why I Will Never Be A Perfect Vegan

Why I Will Never Be A Perfect Vegan

Becoming vegan wasn’t a decision I made lightly. I had been vegetarian (and in moments of ‘weakness’, a pescatorian) for nine years and was satisfied with my predominantly plant-based diet. But I started having some serious questions about eggs and dairy. After evaluating the pros and cons of becoming vegan  – spiritually, logically and rationally –...