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Video: Jaimie G | Animals

Comedian Jaimie G talks about our treatment of animals, the environmental impact of animal agriculture and much more in this spoken word poem.

September 3, 2022 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: Elderberry Magic

In the Native American tradition, the elder is sacred. The soft whistling song I often hear in the branches has been heard by others as well. Elder’s long association with wind instruments suggests that the magical sound comes not from the wind but rather from the tree itself, as well as any instruments carved from elder branches.

July 16, 2022 · 13 Comments

Michael Simms: Brotherly Love

we’re afraid to look deprivation
in the eye, resent admitting our own dumb luck

April 2, 2022 · 36 Comments

The Vegan Kitchen: Derek Sarno | Wicked Stroganoff and other great recipes

Vegan chef Derek Sarno is on a mission to unleash the mighty power of plants, creating nutritious food from mushrooms and vegetables that’s full of texture and flavor — and good for the planet. (recipes included in this post)

January 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Erin Eberle, Anna Lappe: Eating in the Age of Climate Crisis

A recent analysis on land use estimated that livestock production uses 83 percent of the world’s farmland, yet provides only 18 percent of the world’s total calories.

October 5, 2021 · 2 Comments

Sami Grover: The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints

How much attention should each of us be paying to our individual carbon footprint? That question is the subject of a contentious debate that’s been raging in climate circles for quite some time.

September 17, 2021 · 4 Comments

Paige Curtis: The Unsung Caribbean Roots of the Vegan Food Movement

Decolonizing veganism—overturning its whitewashed history—is a critical act of resistance.

July 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

Joe Loria: Factory Farming Is Killing Our Planet. Here’s How.

To protect the planet, we need to protect farmed animals.

May 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Anne Keeve: 5 Climate Change Crisis Facts That Will Inspire Your Green Journey

Experts say that eliminating the consumption of animal products is the single greatest thing humans can do to alleviate climate change.

April 29, 2021 · 4 Comments

Video: Crannog

Alexis has a life-threatening disease. She spends her time in the wooded expanse of northern Scotland, where she takes care of dozens of animals who are also sick, wounded or dying. Some have terminal cancer, some would otherwise be killed because of their disabilities, some were saved from slaughterhouses. Alexis provides palliative care for them.

March 7, 2021 · 1 Comment

Video: 10 ways to boost your immune system against COVID-19

Join Dr. Irminne Van Dyken as she shares how to boost your immune system against the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We discuss practical ways to get your immune system up to snuff, making you more defensible against illness.

December 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

Valerie Segrest: Cranberries are Good Medicine

Both Western and traditional medicine agree, cranberries are more than just tart and tasty.

November 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: How to Reverse Autoimmune Disease with Supermarket Foods

In this entertaining and informative talk, Brooke Goldner, MD tells how she suffered with lupus for many years until she developed a protocol that reversed her lupus and allowed her to live a full and healthy life. This protocol, as it turns out, also works on a multitude of other chronic diseases.

September 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michelle D. Holmes: Black Lives Depend on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Black Americans need science-based dietary guidelines in an acute way as they disproportionately benefit from federal nutrition programs that are mandated to follow the guidelines, such as school breakfast and lunch programs.

August 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

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