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5 Questions for John Robbins

1. What are some of the most inspiring cultural shifts you have seen since Diet for a New America was published? People are growing increasingly aware that what we do to the earth, we do to ourselves; that how we treat animals says something important about who we are as people; and that confining animals in factory farms produces food that is damaging to the health of our bodies, our world, and our spirits. 2. If you could change one mainstream misconception about our relationship to food,...

No Sugarcoating the Truth

Is there such a thing as a healthy sugar? The latest research says no.

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Eat Mindfully

An excerpt from Plant-Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer

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Banishing the Binge

New studies show a strong correlation between depression and binge eating disorder and researchers are now looking for more holistic ways to treat people’s moods and their relationships with food.

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The Science Behind Stress Eating

If you’ve ever found yourself reaching for a carton of ice cream when under pressure, you’re not the only one – and your cravings for sweets when you’re stressed may be based in science.

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Iodine Boosts IQ

Important news for pregnant women: A flurry of studies support that iodine boosts IQ.

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3 Legal Entheogens for the Spiritual Explorer

Throughout human history, spiritual seekers have used sacred plants and fungi for healing, visionary encounters, and mystical experience. Though this history has been largely obfuscated by prohibitionist attitudes and misinformation, entheogens—substances that “generate the experience of God within...

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Paradise in a Pill?

Writer Chris Koentges heads to Fiji to fill his belly with an authentic indigenous experience.

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The Do No Harm Diet

Embrace the core of a bodhisattva experience: spreading joy both inside and out.

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Eat Your Weeds!

Look no farther than your backyard for this season’s tastiest and most nutritious greens.

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All Clear with Panchakarma

Practitioners of panchakarma go beyond the basic cleanse to deeply purify body and soul.

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Join our 10 Day Clean Eating Challenge


Many experts and recent research tout the benefits of a plant-based diet, yet the transition can be a difficult one. Take steps toward eating clean and healthy eating starting on September 22, 2014. Each week day we will send you one simple practice, an inspiring story, or reflection to help you take the plant-based plunge.