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March 20, 2018 “It was the hardest thing we’ve ever done,” says San Diegan Mike Weinberg, organizer of the largest and perhaps first all-vegan team ever to attempt Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 19,341 feet, Africa’s tallest mountain. “On our fourth day, after 8 or more hours of strenuous hiking, all 17 of us reached Barafu high camp at 15,300 feet,” recalled...

Born and raised in the South, I grew up on potluck dinners, Little Debbie snack cakes, milk and of course, sweet tea. Every family get-together was centered with a big piece of meat with cheesy sides and dairy-filled desserts. This is what I knew, so this is what I did when it was time for me to raise a family of my own.   I just turned 40 yea...

There is much confusion surrounding the issue of fats, particularly in the health-minded community. In the raw food realm, especially, fats are often lumped into one macro-nutrient category and regarded as either “healthy” or “unhealthy . ” As with all other micro and macro nutrients, when it comes to fats, it is important that we understand how mu...

People know how to have fun in Seattle. And there are so many settings for having fun: the Puget Sound that edges downtown; Mount Rainier and other peaks beyond the city; colorful, bicycle-friendly neighborhoods; seemingly countless parks and nature areas -- and all kinds of hot spots for recreational eating. Washington’s “Emerald City” has become ...

I have a lot of trouble with the concept of beauty.     As a Sensitive New Age Man, I’ve swallowed the notion that focusing on physical attractiveness is shallow and probably sexist.    As a plant-based educator, I shy away from physical attractiveness as a marketing hook because I want my clients and students to focus on t...

Just like the words of the New York anthem, it’s time to “start spreading the news,” about the new Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. This is a giant step for the ever-growing integration of a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle and modern medicine. The program is designed to help people get healthie...

Exploring different cultures by traveling to new places is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but is it possible to globe-trot while adhering to a plant-based diet? You’re probably thinking, “I’ve already said goodbye to cheese, do I really need to give up travel too?” The good news is, you don’t. With a bit of research, creativity and flexibility, ...

When you hear terms such as lifestyle medicine or plant-based doctor, names like Ornish, Esselstyn, McDougall, Greger and Barnard are evoked—and with good reason. These pioneering doctors have quite a catalog of groundbreaking research, thought-provoking books and informative media appearances in their many combined years of medical practice. Some ...

It takes a lot of energy to run a successful record label, and even more to be an R&B, hip-hop music mogul. No one knows this more than Jermaine Dupri, legendary songwriter, record executive, producer and vegan advocate.  When VEGWORLD was contacted to interview Jermaine, we were happy and humbled. “Feel the Beets and Lose the Meats,” is J...

Since this issue is all about renewal, I decided to tackle the frustrating problem of dry, flaky skin, all too common during the colder months that many of us are currently experiencing. The best way to restore a radiant complexion and smooth skin is by exfoliating regularly. Here are some of my favorite new vegan and safe exfoliating product finds...

Hugo Boss is a luxury fashion brand most of us have heard of due to their quality lines of clothing for both men and women. Now, they’re making news for something as equally wonderful as it is impressive: Hugo Boss just launched a menswear shoe made from pineapple leaves. The shoes are produced with a natural material that comes from pineapple leaf...

I have struggled with food my whole life. My family of four would polish off a half gallon of ice cream in one day. My mother, a full-blooded Italian, cooked the most amazing meals, which I ate heartily. And I remember sneaking white bread and cream cheese sandwiches after my parents went to bed. When I was in the 6 th grade, everyone had to be wei...

I went vegan when I was still just a kid. I spent part of my childhood growing up in the wide-open prairie of Colorado, yet I never really fit in there. I used to climb out my bedroom window onto the roof of our house and stare out at the big sky expanding beyond the beautiful bluish, snow-capped Rocky Mountain backdrop, and I’d wonder what was bey...

Dr. Kim Williams is one busy man. Past President of the American College of Cardiology, he is Professor of Heart Research, Chief of Cardiology at Rush Medical College, and just took up the mantle as Editor-in-Chief of a new academic journal, uniquely devoted to disease prevention and reversal. When he’s not in Chicago, he is trotting the globe, add...

With veganism on the rise, it’s no surprise that questions about vegan alternatives to Botox are also arising. For those looking to avoid harmful ingredients and animal products, Botox can pose some concerns. One of the ingredients in Botox, albumin , is a protein from human blood that can also be derived from eggs. Then, besides the fact that the ...

When Guy Vaknin, creator and head chef of vegan sushi chain Beyond Sushi, appeared on the reality investment show “Shark Tank,” he was seeking nothing less than a $1.5 million investment to use in expanding his restaurants to the West Coast. And he got it. Shark Lori Greiner and Guest Shark Matt Higgins both agreed that the plant-based and kosher-c...

“I could go vegan, but I just really love cheese too much.” Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard someone say that… I see you. I see you with your hand raised. I mean I don’t actually see you, but I know that you’ve got your hand raised. How can I know that without actually seeing you?  It’s because we’ve all heard someone say that before. Ever...

The New Year brings with it an opportunity to think about ways in which to improve our lives. Eating healthier and losing those unwanted pounds is the most common New Year's resolution. In an attempt to start fresh, and "cleanse" the body, many turn to different methods of "detoxing." Each method promises successful weight loss and excellent health...

As retail giants compete to advance their products, Adidas is looking to the future of green fashion. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their carbon footprints, leading to more eco-friendly choices when it comes to retail shopping. Adidas is meeting consumers in the middle with their newest addition to their shoe line: the Stella Stan Sm...

Nina and Randa Nelson, identical twins, are the authors of The Clear Skin Diet (Hachette Book Group, 2018), and believe it or not, this is a book that you cannot put down. It is a heart-warming story of two very creative and exceptional young women whose careers in the entertainment industry were sidelined by acne. But, their fortitude, resourceful...

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