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The Change That is Coming: Speech and The 10,000 Vegans Official Animal Rights March 2018 in London
By Earthling Ed

Be inspired by Earthling Ed’s moving talk of the change that is coming. Justice, Compassion, Equality.

Below, change is bringing Vegan food to London Pubs.

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COMMENT (0) | animal consiousness, food, Issue 2
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The Magic Rabbit
By Angel Flinn

Yesterday, while staying in my home town of Wellington, New Zealand, I visited an historic house constructed in the 1800s. The ‘Colonial Cottage’ had housed children and grandchildren of the original settlers who built it, until it was bequeathed to the city in the 1960s.

As we came down a set of narrow steps and through an old wooden door, our guide informed us that we were now stepping into the ‘wet kitchen’. In the next few moments, I was about to find myself face to face with a dead rabbit, his perfectly preserved body hanging from the ceiling as part of the educational tour.

I’ve written about rabbits before, once when teenaged Petland employee Elizabeth Carlisle killed two of them and was vilified as a perpetrator of animal abuse, and once when NPR celebrated the history of a restaurant famous with local diners for a menu that revolved around rabbit meat. An example of our society’s confusion about animal ethics? I believe so. Read more

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COMMENT (1) | animal consiousness, Issue 2
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The Changing Vegan Movement: Fat Gay Vegan
By The Vegan Society

Sean O’Callaghan is widely known as a key influencer in the vegan community under the moniker Fat Gay Vegan. His Instagram account, showcasing a colourful array of vegan food and events, has close to fifty thousand followers and he also runs a drool-worthy blog.

Sean’s distinct no-fuss approach highlights the ease and accessibility of the vegan movement, attracting vegans and non-vegans alike. He’s also put his popularity to good use by launching the highly successful Hackney Downs Market, a weekly community market with aim of supporting vegan businesses. If all that didn’t keep him busy enough, Sean has also found time to release a brand new book, Fat Gay Vegan: Eat, Drink and Live Like You Give a Sh!t, which looks at veganism beyond the plate and explores how we can all live a little more compassionately.

We caught up with Sean to discuss what motivated him to write the book and to find out what life is like for Fat Gay Vegan. Read more

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Dr. Nandita Shah: The Food We Are Conditioned To Eat Is Making Us Sick
By Dr. Nandita Shah

Having trained as a homeopath, and being a homeopath at heart, I’m always looking at things from a holistic point of view. As homeopaths, we see a patient as a whole, and disease as a result of problems at the level of body, mind, and spirit together. Homeopathy is based on Nature’s laws and requires a practitioner to have a very deep insight into everything connected with nature, the state of the human mind and, of course, medical knowledge of the human body. Homeopathy, to my mind, is a process of growth of mind and body, to reach a higher spiritual purpose.  As a homeopath, I was fascinated with the connection between nature and the human mind and body. Patients would get better miraculously if their remedy were clearly found. To take a medical case and to find the right remedy was exhilarating. Read more

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COMMENTS (7) | animal consiousness, food, health, Issue 2
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Dr. Orestes Gutierrez on Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: Cause and Holistic Treatment
By Dr. Orestes Gutierrez

According to the CDC, by 2050 an astounding 1 out of 3 Americans may have diabetes.  Furthermore, CDC statistics show 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes in the United States. This article will summarize ways to prevent and reverse diabetes type 2 and prediabetes. The tools to accomplish this are in your hands! Through dietary habits and maintaining an appropriate weight, an individual can prevent and even reverse diabetes.

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) is a condition of abnormal blood sugar metabolism.  The word diabetes comes from greek root meaning “passing through”.  The word mellitus comes from the Latin root meaning “honey-sweet”.   Diabetes mellitus literally means “passing through” the urine “honey-sweet”.  Indeed, in ancient times that is how physicians diagnosed diabetes, namely, by tasting the sweet urine of patients that were very sick. Read more

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Vegan Food Tours Help You Find The Best Plant-Based Food In Europe
By Tanya Flink Senior Editor of LIVEKINDLY

Making travel plans? Don’t go it alone. Vegan Food Tours offers one-of-a-kind walking tours throughout four of Europe’s top destination cities. Each tour is curated to highlight the best local cuisine that truly represents the tastes and cultures of the city, and it is all plant-based. LIVEKINDLY had the opportunity to sit down with one of the founders, Sergi Galiano, to talk travel tips and learn more about the incredible vegan eats of Europe.

Vegan Food Tours began in 2017 to help people “discover the culture one bite at a time.” The vegan founders started with four cities – Barcelona, London, Rome, and Amsterdam – and curated three-hour tours which included their favorite vegan eateries in each city. Galiano promises that each guest is truly getting the local experience. Between himself and his co-founder, Fabio Bianchetti, the two have lived and/or extensively traveled in all of these cities. Read more

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Okanagan Health Forum: Conference on Health & Fitness Powered By Plants 23rd of September 2018
By Shauna Gardiner

Yesterday was a fabulous day and this morning I woke up feeling as if I could change the world!  I attended the Health & Fitness, Empowered by Plants day of education in Penticton.  It was put on by the Okanagan Health Forum, which is a group organized in 2005 to provide cutting-edge research in lifestyle medicine to health care professionals and the general public.  It was also formed to “bring internationally acclaimed authorities on plant-based diets to inspire and motivate our residents to make choices that support exceptional health and well-being”.

Well, that they sure did! They had a professional line up of plant-based speakers covering topics ranging from how to heal yourself from lifestyle diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and cancer, to the plant-based diet of a world class athlete and stories of how changing to a plant-based diet helped a couple from Naramata, BC overcome obesity and stage 4 kidney cancer. Read more

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Dr. Sailesh Rao Reveals the Secret to Saving the Planet by 2026!
By Dr. Sailesh Rao

We have less than one decade to fix our destructive lifestyle before our planet crosses a terrible threshold. And you can be part of the fix with one simple decision! Climate Healers leader, environmentalist and engineer Sailesh Rao, an amazing activist who’s been a force in hit films like Cowspiracy & What The Health, gives an extraordinary talk at the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary in Texas! It’s life changing! Originally on JaneUnChained.com Click on video above to see and listen to this moving talk.

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Publisher’s Mission (Issue 1)
By Racine Hiet

LUV4ALL: Mother Earth Warns! Wake Up Your COMPASSION 

Cece, a rescued pig. All living beings deserve to be loved and to live free.

Until we, the human collective, fully awaken–from within our hearts–to acknowledge the Absolute Truth that we are One with ALL Life, ONLY then can we ensure the survival of Mother Earth and her Universal Family.

To evolve to the inner consciousness of ONENESS means living with the full understanding that ALL Life is sacred and must be treated that way.

ONLY then can we bring our normalized violence–which separates and targets any being, human or nonhuman, deemed “NOT LIKE US” and therefore, “LESS THAN US–to an end.

ONLY then can sustainable social change take place–in our outer world–to ensure that institutionally oppressed INDIVIDUAL lives matter. To transform systematic racism, sexism, heterosexism, speciesism, transphobia, etc., we, the human collective, must now awaken within us a new COMPASSION for ALL that will reflect an inclusive culture, honouring the interconnectedness of life. Read more

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COMMENT (0) | animal consiousness, Issue 1, racism, Sprituality
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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
By Racine Hiet

Part One:

I have a riddle for you.  What do Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Mark Twain, Leonardo da Vinci, Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King–and many other free thinkers from our history, her story now forgotten, such as Anna Kingsford, Margaret Damer Dawson–all have in common?

They were all vegan/vegetarians!

With the Union of Concerned Scientists now urgently letting us know that the future for all life on Earth depends on human beings finding a way to stop destroying and live in harmony with all life, few subjects address so directly the heart of our challenge as that of veganism.  For veganism is more than a diet; it is an ethic by which to live.

Vegans aim to do the least harm possible by not eating or wearing animals and not supporting companies that exploit them in laboratories, entertainment, factory farms, and the leather, fur, silk, and many other industries.  This attitude of kindness extends to human beings as well and does not support sweatshops and the many other forms of human exploitation.  Astrology, Native and other religious prophecies, and many futurists say that we are being given an unprecedented opportunity to evolve as a species to become a peaceful, nurturing, creative presence on the planet.  Veganism, as an ideal, encompasses all creation with its awareness of the interconnected and Oneness of all. Read more

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Meet Debra Murphy: Founder of Vegan Bumble Bloom Honey
By Debra Murphy on Black Vegans Matter

What does it mean to you to be a woman of colour and a vegan?

Growing up biracial in a predominantly white community, I already felt different. And that experience makes you stronger, less afraid to stand out for other reasons, because you already do. Becoming vegan made me feel different from the mainstream in another way, and a positive one, in choosing to live as ethically and compassionately as I can. It also highlighted some preconceptions about what a black or mixed race person is. This idea that “Veganism is a white thing,” and that it’s elitist or exclusive. To me, it never felt that way. And with heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems being so prevalent in the black community, I was looking for a diet and lifestyle that would improve my day to day quality of life, and have longer-term health benefits as well. To me, veganism is about choosing an ethical and environmentally sustainable way of living, and about providing good quality plant-based foods and good nutrition for everyone on this planet we share. It’s accessible to everyone. It doesn’t have to be expensive – you just need to learn to cook. Read more

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Shelter To Soldier: Saving Two Lives At A time
By Vic Martin

Shelter To Soldier brings post combat veterans together with trained, rescue dogs to help both recover and move forward.

Kira the Service Dog is a Chocolate Lab/ Red Nose Pitbull mix. She is a former sheltered dog. She was rescued and trained by Shelter to Soldier and by volunteers of Specialty Dog Training. Her Handler is a Medically Retired Navy Mineman diagnosed with a Brain Injury, Severe Anxiety Disorder, Severe Depressive Disorder and PTSD. Kira and her handler are on a mission to change the world. Please visit sheltertosoldier.org to see how you can join us in our pledge to help sheltered dogs and Veterans in need. Read more

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Loving Swimmer, Our First Dog
By Nicola Sark

Since going vegan in 2013, my view of animals has changed so much.  I used to be that person who thought of animals as “just animals” and that eating cows, pigs, and chickens were “just the way things are”, never giving them any thought beyond that.

In June of this year, Julian and I adopted our first dog, something I know I would never have done had I not been vegan.  Even the animals we are conditioned to love and care for and not eat, I viewed as more of a nuisance or obligation; I didn’t really “get” the love that people had for their pets and I certainly didn’t see those pets as individuals or companions, mainly because I’d never experienced it before.  We had a dog when I was about 4 or 5 who was returned to the shelter when she tore the kitchen curtains up.  We had a cat when I was in grade school who was given away when we moved cities.  This attitude of animals being disposable if they inconvenienced us continued when my brother was old enough to get a dog (I don’t know what happened to his dog because I had moved out of the house by then. All I know is the dog did not stay long).  By the time I was on my own, I knew I never wanted pets, which, on one hand was good because I still viewed animals as expendable but it was also–to use an expression I’ve learned from therapy–a missed experience.  Had I developed a better understanding of animals and a proper empathy toward them, I could have provided a loving home to one for many years.
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Making Peace With The Food On My Plate: Healing Anorexia
By Gena Hamshaw

Personally speaking, I haven’t always loved food, and food hasn’t always loved me. I was hit with anorexia early in my teens, and I struggled for thirteen years after to regain balance and health.

In my early twenties, I put my weapons down and committed to making peace with the food on my plate. In working toward a lasting recovery, I became attuned to the suffering of animals within our food system and started to explore a vegan diet. Veganism allowed me to see that the act of eating could be more than a source of personal anguish or an outlet for self-control.

Eating can be a powerful means of doing good in the world–good for the body, good for the planet, and good for our animal neighbors.

Becoming vegan was also my introduction to the joys of cooking, which I began to explore in my tiny, postage-stamp-sized New York City kitchen. Read more

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“Sexy Vegan” Radio Features Million Dollar Vegan
By Racine Hiet

“Sexy Vegan” Radio is thrilled to bring you just one special interview with the CEO of Million Dollar Vegan–the amazing Naomi Hallum! She lets us know what we can do to prevent future pandemics. Because Covid-19 isn’t the first pandemic we’ve faced and, unless we change our behaviour, it won’t be our last.
And who will be the next celebrity to get the opportunity to go Vegan, for a One Million Dollar donation to the charity of their choice?

Then join Lesley in her yummy “Audible Kitchen” where she’ll cook up a French onion soup like no other. Spunky onions, anyone? 

Hear Ariana Grande sing a few songs!

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Hear Gary Yourofsky’s powerful speech at Georgia Tech–Part 1 on “Sexy Vegan” Radio
By Racine Hiet


Gary is a courageous and tireless activist. His organization, Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow, believes that all animals have an inherent right to be free and live completely unfettered by human dominance.  We heard facts about human health, including surprising insight into the myth that humans are born carnivorous. Full Speech is here.

Featured musicians are Bonnie Tyler, Ruth Foster and John Lennon.

We play Vegan Smythe’s satirical song, “Mr. Zonk from Planet Gonk.”

Audible Kitchen makes Vegan Pancakes. Read more

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Celebrate Christmas with “Sexy Vegan” Radio
By Racine Hiet

I introduce the concept of carnism, by Dr. Melanie Joy, author of the award-winning: Why We love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.

Vegan Song, “Vegan Christmas” by John Voelz and Jimmy Reed. 

The “Audible Kitchen” creates a Warm Mushroom Salad.

Songs by Enya, John Lennon, Bing Crosby and from Russia, France, Ireland and Vietnam.

The Audible Kitchen Recipe:

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Hear my Hanukkah Vegan Party
By Racine Hiet


Learn to make vegan Latkes: Potato Pancakes.

Enjoy hilarious Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah song.

Guest: Kelly Peloza, author of The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 140 Simply Delicious Recipes That Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds.

Paul McCartney mania celebrating his huge successful concert in Vancouver.

The Audible Kitchen –  Latkes (Potato Pancakes). Read more

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Celebrate Halloween with “Sexy Vegan” Radio
By Racine Hiet


We feature an illuminating question-and-answer segment with Gary Yourosfsky from his life altering Speech:  His Website contains all you need to know about Veganism.

The late 60’s and 70’s were a time of social unrest and some songwriters used their words as a guiding light for the collective international consciousness. I feature three songs from that era.

It’s almost Halloween and we have our usual fabulous songs and recipe on our popular Audible Kitchen.

Vegan Smythe from Melbourne, Australia. Hear his song, “Vegan Parent”

The Audible Kitchen –   Halloween Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s  “Vegan with a Vengeance”). Read more

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Hear Philip Wollen’s compelling speech to Take Animals off the Menu on “Sexy Vegan” Radio
By Racine Hiet


Hear Philip Wollen’s compelling speech to Take Animals off the Menu.
Included is Philip Wollen’s Kindness House 
“We have a large gallery of framed photographs of our 200 animal projects around the world. By the time visitors have completed their tour of Kindness House, they have a lump in their throat and are speechless. They suddenly realize what has been happening while their minds and consciences have been asleep.”

Listen to Ukrainian Music. Also hear Traditional Russian Folk Songs by our featured vegan musician, Marina Devyatova.

Vegan Song, “Couldn’t Give Up My Cheese,” by Vegan Smythe.

The Audible Kitchen ––  Cabbage Rolls. Read more

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Sexy Vegan” Radio
By Racine Hiet


Julieanna Hever has good news for all sexy vegans on Valentine’s Day!

Lani Muelrath talks more on the 3 pillars and how she lost 50 pounds and KEPT it off.

Hear Vegan Smythe’s : “Where Do You Get Your PROTEIN?”

We feature Vegan rapper IFEEL who brings animal rights issues to the world of hip hop with his album Animal In Me. As a hip hop artist who creates music from abused animals’ point of view, his music inspires listeners to take a whole different view of the animal kingdom.

The Audible Kitchen Valentine’s Day: Karin’s Incredible Chocolate Pie (from PETA) Read more

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Hear The Truth About Leather! And Meet Vegan Mums!  On “Sexy Vegan” Radio
By Racine Hiet


A special guest on “Sexy Vegan,” the trailblazing, world-renowned pure vegan high luxury Fashion Designer, Elizabeth Olsen, owner of Olsen Haus who will give us an eye-opening look at the truth about leather.

Also joining us today are the fabulous “Vegan Mum,” Laura in England, and vegan beauty reviewer, Sunny.

Vegan Smythe’s song, “Vegan Parent.”

Stay tuned for featured vegan singer-songwriter Nellie McKay’s “The Dog Song,” a tribute to her dear dog.

The Audible Kitchen makes a Quebec traditional recipe. .Tourtiere…vegan style! Read more

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