Health, Health Education, Nutrition, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

The Rumors Are True: Vegan B12 Deficiency + My Experience With B12 Injections

I remember pretty early on in my vegan journey people cautioned me… “You know, vegans don’t get enough B12.” “Vegans are B12 deficient.” “You can’t get B12 on a vegan diet.” And, so on. I mostly ignored these warnings, and brushed them off as the ramblings of ignorant naysayers. Since going vegan in 2012, I supplemented with B12 on and…

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Calories, carbs, Health, Health Education, holiday, low fat, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, travel

Healthy Travel: My Top 5 Tips

How do you resist the aroma of Cinnabon and fried foods in the airport? How do you say no to the onslaught of pre-packaged airplane meals when you’re stuck on a plane for 14 or more hours with nothing to do? If you manage to eat healthfully on the airplane, the rest of your trip will rock! You will come…

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carbs, Health, low fat, raw vegan, Recipe, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

Best Ever Fat-Free Raw Vegan Chili: Recipe

So you want some chili? Yeah, I want some chili! I’m singing to myself just thinking about this recipe…it’s that good! My aunt and uncle enjoyed it when I visited them this fall. Loads of regular eating folks at a expo I did a couple months ago all loved it. My plant-based co-workers at LeafSide all loved it too! Inspiration Credit:…

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Recipe, Special Diet

Chunky Coconut Curry

This may be the best thing I’ve ever made… Since I sold and stored everything that didn’t fit in my backpack and traveled to southeast Asia, I have really missed playing in the kitchen! It is definitely a fulfilling creative outlet for me and a way that I show myself love. Thankfully, my current abode has a shared kitchen! Think…

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Special Diet, Spiritual Journey

Transforming Thoughts Into Things

I was starting to get sketched out around noon. Low blood sugar. Morning went well with meditation, yoga, and spirited walking in the jungle. I experienced sharp pangs of self-doubt and fear, as I finished up my last IIN Health Coaching module. I just saw barriers to success in helping people and establishing the financial freedom to live comfortably. I…

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Health, Self-Care, Special Diet

I ate eggs! Getting back on the wagon

In any transformation, most of us fall off the wagon at times. Depending on the person, habit, and circumstances, the relapse can be extreme or more subtle. The love addict thrusts himself into another unhealthy relationship. The smoker picks up a pack. The alcoholic relapses and has too much wine. The pothead gets high. The shopaholic charges something she can’t…

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Health, high fat, low fat, raw vegan, Recipe, Self-Care, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

Chocolate Granola Recipe

I told you it was coming, and here it is! Raw. Vegan. Gluten-free. GRANOLA!!!! Featuring cacao and fresh California dates! Order yours here! This recipe is inspired by the Small Footprint Family Ingredients: 4 cups buckwheat groats, soaked and drained 2 cups almonds and walnuts, chopped, soaked and drained (feel free to sub your favorite nut here) 2-4 tbsp cacao…

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Calories, carbs, Health, high fat, low fat, Nutrition, raw vegan, Recipe, Self-Care, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

Mediterranean Wrap Recipe

Lately, I have been loving wraps! I tend to go through phases like this. Eating salad in creative ways helps ensure that I am eating plenty of fresh raw veggies each and every day AND that I am feeling satisfied. My latest recipe is very easy to put together, and only requires a handful of ingredients that I keep on…

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