Hippocrates said, “Let food be the medicine and medicine be the food.” The importance of a healthy diet is well-known, yet statistics for obesity, heart disease, diabetes. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 68.8 percent of adults are considered overweight. […]
Month: July 2018
As the world becomes enlightened about compassionate living, our brilliant scientists and ecologists are discovering new ways to minimize the human ecological footprint. Clothing made from mushrooms is now a reality. Replacing animal leather is possible. Muskin is an eco-friendly alternative entirely made from natural […]
Handsome, talented and compassionate; Yes, Joaquin Phoenix is vegan and everybody absolutely adores him. To top that all off – as if that wasn’t enough! – Joaquin Phoenix is not only he is vegan; and, is also active about his veganism, having acted as an animal rights advocate for years.
According to Ecorazzi Actor and vegan activist, Joaquin Phoenix may be unpredictable in interviews, but his commitment to veganism is steadfast. Vegan since the age of three, Phoenix recently recalled the story of how he and his siblings became vegan in an interview with Cover Media.
“There were five kids and we literally screamed at our parents and said, ‘We are never going to eat meat again.’ Because we were on a boat, and they were catching fish, and they were throwing fish against the side of the boat in order to kill them, they are flopping around, so these kids, there were five of us, no there were four of us, one of them was pregnant with my younger sister, and it was undeniable that it was brutal, barbaric and horrible for us, and so we said that. I remember my mum not being to answer and we said, ‘Why didn’t you tell us that’s where meat came from?’ And she didn’t know what to say. I feel like I have this memory of seeing her crying,” says Phoenix.
Longtime vegan and animal rights supporter Joaquin Phoenix used his Oscar-worthy acting skills to make a statement about the brutal slaughter of fish.
In a new PETA video, the actor shows what fish must feel during their final moments when they are suffocating to death. For those worried about seeing an animal suffering, no fish are shown in the video. Just Phoenix as he mimics drowning and explains why fish deserve to be treated better.
The actor said about his first memories of fish and fishing, “My family and I were on a boat, catching fish. As one fish was caught, he was writing, then he was thrown against the side of the boat. You couldn’t disguise what it was. This was what we did to animals to eat them. The animal went from a living, vibrant creature fighting for life to a violent death. I recognized it, as did my brothers and sisters.”
Joaquin won the Humanitarian Award for his work on this documentary at the San Diego Film Festival and was quoted saying that out of all the films he has ever made, this is the one that gets people talking the most and that for every one person who sees Earthlings, they will tell three.
LiveKindly revealed that the upcoming feature-length sequel to Australian animal rights pig-farming exposes the film, “Dominion“ has just released a new trailer and shared the celebrity narrators: none other than the vegan actor and actress, respectively Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara. These two stars are reportedly in a relationship.
Those who watched the fellow vegan documentary, “Earthlings“ will be familiar with the voice of Phoenix, as he also narrated that film, which has inspired high numbers of people to adopt veganism.
The team behind Dominion shared a picture of Phoenix and Mara via their Facebook page, the pair is standing with the director of Earthlings Shaun Monson, who was announced as the newly appointed co-producer of Dominion.
According to the Plant-Based News according to the actor, his brother said: “We shouldn’t be using dairy either. It’s not killing them, but…”
Phoenix admitted he has deviated from the course though – confessing that he ate a pizza at a friend’s house when he was a child. But it didn’t end well.
“I ate that,” Phoenix said, “but I got very sick.”
Following a vegan diet, or even just including more plant-based foods in your routine, can be a healthy and delicious approach to eating. Research has shown that cutting back on animal products and eating more beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are associated […]
When you understand the science behind aging and skin health, it becomes clear that a whole food, plant-based vegan diet is one of the most effective ways to achieve optimum skin health. The most effective way to care for your skin is from the inside out. The organs responsible for skin health include your liver, kidneys, adrenals, thyroid, and your large and small intestines. Caring for these organs through diet and exercise (and sufficient H20) will not only make you feel healthy and happy but make your skin glow. You can care for your whole body and your skin with a few key skin essentials. In order to be successful on a plant-based, vegan diet, it is important to continue to learn and explore ways to create whole-food, plant-based dishes that are well rounded in their complement of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.
Health Hub is presenting 18 food for the glowing, vibrant and healthy skin.
Foods are the building blocks that our bodies use to grow, develop, and repair. Healthy, plant-based foods provide the energy and nutrients to do so. If we aren’t eating well, we’re starving our cells or at the very least not giving them the proper tools they need to function at their best. Here are a few of the top foods to keep you looking young and your skin at its finest.
Almonds are packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant that defends against sun damage. Nuts also help us maintain the healthy weight. Those who eat several servings a week are less likely to gain extra pounds.
Chia seeds are rich in omega 3 essential fatty acids that erase blemishes, soften wrinkles, and help keep the skin hydrated and supple.
These are another vitamin C rich fruit that may also lower the risks of skin cancer.
Lycopene, the compound that gives tomatoes their rich color, is a powerful antioxidant that eliminates skin-aging free radicals from ultraviolet exposure. Fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids also color our skin with a healthful glow.
Watermelon is a great source of hydration, hence the name, but also another good source of lycopene.
These orange tubers are packed with carotenoids and vitamin C which boost collagen production. Collagen controls the strength, firmness, and flexibility of the skin.
Spinach is rich in folate, a B vitamin that aids in the repair of DNA and may reduce the risk of skin cancer. Greens like spinach, kale, turnip greens, dandelion leaves, broccoli, and asparagus all are rich in vitamin A, iron, and vitamin K. Iron aids circulation by carrying vital oxygen while vitamin K may help prevent varicose veins.
Citrus are another good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C also fights inflammation.
Red bell peppers contain more vitamin C than an orange, along with other antioxidants. The spicier peppers come packed with capsaicin, a compound that improves circulation and promotes the release of toxins from the skin.
Sesame seeds contain zinc which can reduce the oily sebum that leads to clogged pores.
These roots are filled with vitamin A from carotenoids. Vitamin A prevents the overproduction of skin cells which can lead to clogged pores and skin cancer.
Apples contain quercetin, an antioxidant in the peel that protects against sun damage.
These seeds are rich in selenium which preserves elastin to keep skin smooth and tight. Selenium acts as an antioxidant too. Sunflower seeds also contain vitamin E which works well with selenium to enhance the effects of both.
According to Well Within:
BENEFITS OF A WHOLE FOOD PLANT-BASED DIET
One of the best reasons to consider a plant-based diet is for the many ways it benefits your health. Take a look at just a few of them:
- Prevents damage at the cellular level
- Reduces inflammation
- Prevents and possibly reverses chronic disease
- Improves energy level, lasting all day
- Balances hormones
- Improves gut health
- Clears skin
The Happy Healthy Plant-Based Eating Guide is a book written by Juliana and Mark based on their own experiences, research, and successes in eating a plant-based diet and living a vegan lifestyle. A great guide to have if you’ve ever wanted try out a plant-based diet or add some amazingly healthy recipes into your regular kitchen rotation. It also comes as the wonderful companion piece when you purchase the Boho Beautiful in 10 Days Program in either digital (as an e-book) or physical format (this hardcover edition).
Vegan beauty products have completely blown up in recent years, with every skincare and makeup enthusiast now wanting to get their hands on good quality vegan beauty products that are also animal-friendly. Vegans products are the future for long-lasting existing of human beings.
Summer is here and so is the warm weather. The perfect time to indulge in a heaping bowl of cold, sweet ice cream. But if you an animal lover than vegan ice cream is something you need to discover. Yes, you can make amazing ice […]