Instead of following advice from doctors, who were telling her to restrict calories, eat meat, and to take a popular weight-loss drug called phentermine, Ashley Chong did the exact opposite. She went 100% raw vegan overnight and it changed her life. She ended up losing about 125lbs in little less than a year. Read more to find out more about Ashley’s amazing vegan transformation.
Can you do what you love for a living? Is it possible to “veganize” your vocation? An accomplished graphic designer and wordsmith answers these questions and talks about finding the road to success while building the vegan business of her dreams.
After seeing one too many posts from “ex-vegans,” Butterflies Katz decided to host a worldwide short essay contest titled: “Why You Will Always Be Vegan.” Many hundreds of essays came pouring in from around the world. Over 50 winners received a gift that was offered by participating vegan businesses. After reading through the first 30 winners one night she realized that the essays could all be compiled into one inspirational book. Recently released as an Amazon.com eBook, this outstanding compilation of short essays from many regions around globe is dedicated to the preservation of what it means to be vegan.
For today’s blog, Justin Van Kleeck addresses the recent disturbing expose of the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and calls for an end to the human manipulation and use of all animals.
For over a decade, “Certified Humane” has been the gold standard of animal welfare around the world, supported by over 60 prominent animal advocacy organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States. Whole Foods, with its 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating, has been hailed as a hero of the animal rights movement; but an open investigation by Direct Action Everywhere has revealed that this fame and fortune was built on a foundation of lies—and is taking the entire house down with it.
The buzzed-about documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret,” which takes an unflinching look at the devastating global impacts of rearing animals for food and the many environmental organizations not addressing this issue, has been making a huge impact in the vegan community and beyond. Vegan Publishers’ own Lorelei Plotczyk interviewed director Kip Andersen via Skype about the controversy surrounding the film, what “the v-word” means to him, and why he anticipates big things for the movie – and the entire vegan movement – in 2015. Check it out!
Perhaps you’ve already heard of “Our Hen House” and the powerhouse couple behind it, Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan. In the past five years since founding the non-profit “Our Hen House”, the two have created a media hub for anyone who wants to change the world for animals. What makes Jasmin and Mariann unique is the flair, verve, and honesty they bring to their podcast (now over 255 episodes strong), their ebooks, their online magazine, and their frequent public appearances where they squawk about everything from Animal Law to writing for animal rights. Their indefatigably positive style is as contagious as their passion for the subject matter — a fact made evident from this week’s premiere of the second season of the “Our Hen House TV Show.” Read on to find out just why the vast community of animal-lovers has a collective crush on the hens behind “Our Hen House!”
Today we welcome Vegan Publishers’ staff writer Nichole Kraft. Nichole talks about some common struggles many vegans experience in the workplace and gives us some tips on how to deal.
Today, Elena Bedford, author of the newly released Superdrink Handbook for Kids, is here to tell us what inspired her to create the book and shows us how getting kids to enjoy healthy foods can be both fun and easy! You won’t want to miss the free recipe for “Nicey Spicey Hot Chocolate” either.
Helen Peppe, author of the poignant vegan-themed memoir “Pigs Can’t Swim” responds to her critics and discusses how difficult it was for her to grow up on a farm and watch her friends be eaten and taken to slaughter. As the only vegetarian and youngest daughter in a large family, Helen’s memoir describes her coming-of-age struggles in a time when being vegetarian was unheard of.
Meet Noel Polanco, also known as “Noel Vegan Fitness Star.” He is a vegan athlete from Uptown Manhattan. With his youtube workout videos he keeps proving people wrong about the “protein myth” on a vegan diet. Find out below how Noel eats to stay strong and lean on a vegan diet. Also watch his latest workout video where he performs stunts and tricks in NYC parks.
Today we welcome Sybil Severin, author of the newly released Vegan Publisher’s children’s book “Lena of Vegitopia and the Mystery of the Missing Animals.” Severin talks about her inspiration for the story and the importance of producing vegan-themed children’s books.