11 Vegan Takeaways in New York City to Get You Through Social Distancing

New York City is on lockdown. Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo told all New Yorkers to stay inside as much as possible and enacted new restrictions on businesses and gatherings of people to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Nonessential businesses are required to keep all workers at home. In the midst of the…

11 Vegan Takeaways in London to Get You Through Social Distancing

Pubs, bars, and restaurants may be closed across the UK for now, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite foods while you’re staying at home and social distancing. London is home to a number of vegan restaurants and cafes that offer takeaway services. Choose from burgers, kebabs, pizzas, salads, or…

What Is the Difference Between Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian and a Vegan Diet?

Many are often confused about the differences between a vegan and a vegetarian diet, often called the ovo-lacto vegetarian diet. Veganism excludes the consumption of meat, as well as eggs and dairy. People that adhere to a vegan diet also do not consume any animal byproducts like gelatin, rennet, and casein. On the other hand,…

9 Tips For Using a Vegan Diet for Weight Loss

A preoccupation with weight can be unhealthy, and for many, the societal pressure of weight-shaming can be debilitating. But it’s possible to discuss the benefits of healthy lifestyle changes—including weight loss—without focusing on appearance. Following a whole-food, plant-based vegan diet can leaded to improved overall health and reduce the risk of chronic illness and obesity.…

Anemia and the Vegan Diet: What You Need to Know

According to the World Health Organization, anemia affects 1.62 billion people, globally. In the U.S., anemia is the most common blood condition, affecting more than three million Americans.  Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells in a person’s body is too low. A plant-based diet may increase one’s risk of developing anemia, but there…

MCDONALD’s and KFC’s “VIRAL” SHUT DOWN

This week’s vegan news: McDonald’s and KFC in the UK have completely shut down, including its drive-thru operations, in order to protect employees and customers from the coronavirus. Sainsbury’s meat counters have closed in order to divert resources during the pandemic. Chicken sales have fallen 50% in India as rumors of a link between poultry…

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help With Autoimmune Disease?

A growing body of evidence indicates that a healthy plant-based diet can positively impact certain autoimmune diseases. In many cases, individuals report a significant reduction—or even total reversal—of autoimmune disease symptoms when they cut out meat and dairy. Autoimmune diseases are chronic illnesses that occur when healthy cells are destroyed by the body’s own immune…

Mexico’s Senate Passes a Ban on Animal Testing

The Mexican Senate has passed a bill banning animal testing for cosmetics. It also prohibits the manufacture, marketing, or import of cosmetics that were tested on animals outside of the country. The bill was unanimously endorsed by Mexico’s Senate Health Committee and the full Senate. It was supported by global animal protection nonprofit Humane Society…

Coronavirus and Climate Change: What You Need to Know

Could lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis help us fight climate change? The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives. Many are working from home for the foreseeable future. Amazon suspended “nonessential” shipments from its warehouses. Medical staff are working at full capacity to manage the onslaught of suspected and confirmed infections. Service…

‘The Vegan Viking’ Proves You Don’t Need Meat for Powerlifting

Powerlifter Hulda B. Waage is an Icelandic powerhouse. She currently holds four national records in her sport, and in 2019, she was the national champion in powerlifting and bench press. Proving that successful athletes don’t need meat for protein, she’s also a passionate vegan. Now aged 34, Waage—aka “The Vegan Viking”—first gave plant-based cooking a…