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Moby describes this time in his life as "celebratory in the face of squalor" and on many levels that sentiment chimes through each chapter. Providing a private glimpse into his sexual escapades, celebrity encounters, struggles with sobriety and downright shenanigans, the book candidly and often comically details the party before the storm.
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I know, nobody wants to feel like a pain or an inconvenience to a restaurant or our dining partner. But the reality is that every time we cede to the salad, we are allowing people continue to believe that vegan food is dull, boring, tasteless and unfulfilling.
Don't feel badly. Especially if you're a new vegan, you may feel terrible for "imposing" on your host, or intimidated by the looks you're being given by others. Stay firm with your beliefs and don't let anyone make you question the legitimacy of your position.
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Veganism isn't about deprivation or being extreme. It's about leaving animals off our plates. I see too many people -- vegans and not -- who have become obsessed with eating their version of a perfectly clean diet. They eliminate soy, gluten, corn, carbs and so on for no clear reason -- often needlessly.
A morning smoothie is a simple way to start your day with a strong nutritional foundation. It's an easy way to ensure nutrient density, and keep you satisfied until lunch, and is a much better option than other sugar-laden options on shelf.
Cecil's death has caused an Internet uproar. It's almost all that I am seeing in my newsfeed. Most of it is unadulterated outrage directed at the perpetrator. The world (or North Americans, at least) are experiencing collective grief, horror, devastation and anger in a way that I haven't seen for some time.
On June 13 2015, all around the world -- in Paris, Brussels, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Delhi, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal -- people gathered to March for the Closing of the Slaughterhouses. But the slaughterhouses will not close of their own accord. To close the slaughterhouses people's eyes and hearts have to be opened.
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My son Noah and I live a vegan lifestyle. That's different from following a vegan diet -- although both are great! In fact, whatever you do that helps the environment, animals, humans or the earth is pretty awesome. For us, veganism extends past the plant-based food on our plate.
I've been vegan for more than a decade and have picked up some tips and tricks over the years, such as that you can save all kinds of grief by looking at the menu in advance, calling ahead, or offering to bring something shareable to a dinner party.
A number of people have commented to me over my years of involvement within the vegan community that they are often overwhelmed by all of the suffering that animals endure, leaving them unsure how to advocate for them effectively. It's a feeling of helplessness to which many can surely relate.
We live in a world that's built on using animals for every purpose imaginable, and even armed with information and conviction, people can find it challenging to live in alignment with their beliefs. Even though sometimes I am frustrated beyond belief by the actions of humans, I dig deep to find my compassion, to help them find theirs.
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Forget what you think you know about vegans and get ready to gain a whole new respect for their lifestyle. Or at the very least, their song-writing abilities. Toronto-based rap artist Chokeules has pe...
The majority of humans I have met are vastly humane. Comparatively, the majority of Government decisions are seen as exasperatingly profane. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been slowly going the way of the other federal departments in our post-democratic Canada; they have gone from having the occasional nosebleed of odd policy, to having chronic influenza of misguided rulings, to now having a dead soul.
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We've all heard the expression "You are what you eat." Increasingly, that's the case with the North American diet. Over consumption of highly processed foods and eating for stimulation instead of nourishment is taking its toll on our collective health. I realized that a plant-based diet is the most efficient way to eat.
Vegan athletes are grabbing headlines with increasing regularity, and are jumping at the chance to share the secret of their success: a compassionate vegan diet. Meagan Duhamel is one such athlete. In a recent interview, she explained how her plant-based diet helped improve her performance and led her to become the amazing jumper she is today.
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Being in such a beautiful country, filled with diversity makes me want to fight even harder for the health of our planet and all of who live on it. We should honour and protect what Mother Earth has given us, not abuse it and leave a big problem for the next generation.
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When Canadian Olympic medallist Meagan Duhamel's former skating partner and her coach told her becoming a vegan would leave her malnourished, she proved them wrong and learned some tips for average at...
For anyone who follows a vegan or vegetarian diet, there's nothing more exhausting and repetitive than explaining to others why you eat what you eat. We all know vegetarian and vegan lifestyles have...
There are probably as many ways to become a vegan than there are vegans. Embracing veganism is a personal approach -- you need to respect yourself if you want to successfully make the transition into veganism and remain a long-time vegan. For those of you who need a few ideas to ensure a smooth transition, here are seven different methods that you could learn from.
When I am shopping for a handbag there are some "deal breakers" that I have to watch out for. First, it must have enough room to pack all of the necessities (wallet, ski passes, pen, notepad, toothbrush case and, if I am lucky, a compact umbrella). The handbag would ideally have room to spare in case I need to put other little items that I need to haul around on any particular day. And, it must be vegan.
For me, choosing a vegan diet for my son was a fairly simple decision. All parents want the best for their children, and I believe that the best choice for both him and me is a balanced, plant-based diet. I substantiated this belief with a professional opinion before I began introducing solid foods.
Meet a diverse group of self-identified Muslims and read stories of why they choose to become vegetarians or vegans. I hope you will be inspired by what you read and consider adding vegetarian and vegan options to your diet.
My first glimpse into the slaughterhouse industry came when I read Fast Food Nation and discovered how animals where treated in factory farms. I was horrified to say the least. Interestingly enough, the idea of Muslims being vegetarian or vegans has prompted some debate.
Passover is a Jewish holiday that extends for eight days, requiring observers to avoid leavened bread. That's the basic rule. No problem. I don't remember the last time I ate leavened bread. Beyond this -- the rules get a little fuzzy. You could join 10 different families for Passover on the same street and have 10 different experiences of what Passover is.
November 25 is International Meatless Day & International Vegetarian Day.
In some circles, vegans are considered the purists of the vegetarian world because of their more limited diet.Vegans eschew all animal-derivative foods such as meat, cheese, butter, eggs and milk.When...
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Public transit riders in Toronto have been coming face-to-face with farm animals thanks to an ad campaign that asks "Why love one but eat the other?" We expected strong reactions to the campaign and we got them.
Fall is upon us and some delicious and nutritious produce is coming into season.This tasty, fall-inspired vegan recipe is a great way to get these nutrient-dense foods into your diet.
When I announced I was making the change over from vegetarian to vegan I got a lot of questions about my diet: Where will you get your protein? What about your iron? And B12? So all of this started me thinking, where might I get these nutrients?