November 1 marks the celebration of World Vegan Day and the wrap-up of Vegan Awareness Month (October). This is just one of many national day celebrations throughout the year to promote a chosen diet or lifestyle when vegan myths are shared online. As someone who eats a plant-based diet, I always find these types of … Continue reading Addressing Vegan Myths with Advocacy
If you'll scroll back to episode 40 of the Beef Runner podcast, you'll see I had a conversation with Registered Dietitian Nicole Rodriguez. During that conversation, we discussed the definition of a plant-based diet and ever since then, my wheels have been turning. I've been thinking about my own diet and how choosing a stronger … Continue reading How A Plant-Based Diet Made Me A Stronger Ultrarunner
Over the past several months, many headlines have given attention to processed plant protein entering the marketplace. Let's get one thing straight, black bean burgers have been on restaurant menus for a very long time. This isn't something new. But this time, the latest iteration showed up with a bigger marketing budget. The Impossible Burger … Continue reading Plant Protein Alternative Comparisons Go Awry
Last week, you may have seen the news creeping across your social media feeds that Virgin mogul and billionaire, Sir Richard Branson, announced he had given up consuming beef in the name of a healthier lifestyle and planet. I say kudos to him! We should all be striving to do more to reduce our environmental impact, try … Continue reading Does removing beef from the diet improve health and environmental sustainability?
Here it is Thursday and there have been many noisy affairs in this week's news. Paula Deen shared her battle with Type 2 Diabetes, the internet has been on fire with the PIPA and SOPA stories, and McDonald's continued their Meet The Farmers Campaign through a promoted Twitter hashtag. I have been busy with classes … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Appreciate Farmers and Ranchers