Lindsay Oberst is the Outreach Manager for the Food Revolution Network. As a freelance writer, editor, and journalist, her specialties are holistic health, nutrition, and sustainability. She is passionate about playing with words and living a healthy, conscious, fun-filled life — and helping others do the same. Find her online at LindsayOberst.com
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5 Supplements to Help Vegetarians and Vegans (and Everyone!) to Thrive

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No matter how healthy your diet is, many modern eaters are lacking in essential nutrients. If you want to thrive on a plant-based diet, consider these supplements for vegetarians and supplements for vegans. 


Whether for health, ethical, or environmental reasons, hundreds of millions of people are basing their diets around plant foods.


A whole food, plant-centered diet offers tremendous advantages, including reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, dementia, and many other ailments, according to research.


But due to the realities of our modern times, a large number of plant-based eaters aren’t getting specific nutrients from plant foods. And failure to get these nutrients can cause serious consequences.


Many people think a healthy diet should supply all the nutrients you need for optimal health. And that is basically true.

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9 Proven Health Benefits of Pumpkins + 9 Truly Healthy Pumpkin Recipes (That Taste Delicious!)

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Bright orange pumpkins are popular symbols of fall. But pumpkins are much more than something to carve or serve in a pie.


You can use pumpkin in a variety of sweet and savory dishes. And when you discover all the powerful health benefits of pumpkins, you’ll see why the humble pumpkin can be an easy and affordable way to boost your health and add color to your meals.

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Fast Food Health Risks That Will Shock You

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Today, the majority of people in most of the developed world get more than half their calories from processed, fast, and fake foods. The fast food health risks are shocking. And it’s only getting worse.


The global fast food market is growing. And the demand for packaged foods is predicted to increase as well.


Industrialized food industry giants like KFC, Nestlé, and McDonald’s are aggressively expanding in developing nations and getting people hooked, in places such as Brazil,GhanaChina, and India, where obesity and other health issues are becoming an epidemic.


Fast and processed foods are common today. But they may be more destructive for our health and for society as a whole than you ever imagined.

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3 Powerful Videos That Will Change the Way You Think About Animals

3 Powerful Videos That Will Change the Way You Think About Animals

Humans and animals. How are we different? Or perhaps a better question might be — How are we the same?

Some people believe that animals aren’t conscious and that they don’t have empathy or feel pain. Others believe that humans are above animals and that we can do with them whatever we wish.

But why do we think these things?

Watch the following three powerful and compelling videos and see if you’re thinking shifts.

Video 1: Do animals have emotions?

In this first, very short video, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard questions why we regard human life as having infinite value but see the value of animals as being almost zero.

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This Is An Astonishingly Easy, Affordable, and Effective Way to Treat Depression Naturally

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Around the world, 350 million people report suffering from depression. And by the year 2020, depression may be the second leading cause of healthy years of life lost (behind only to heart disease). But a new study gives hope to sufferers of this devastating condition.

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Canada’s Surprising New Proposed Health Guide Favors Plant-Based Foods and Ignores Industry Input

Canada’s Surprising New Proposed Health Guide Favors Plant-Based Foods

The Canadian government has released a new draft of their food guide, which has some surprising and exciting recommendations, including favoring whole, plant-based foods and suggesting that dairy and meat products should have a smaller role in our diets. 

With its new recommendations for healthy eating, it seems like the Canadian government is actually listening to what the public wants and focusing on the latest science.

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8 Major Diseases Linked to Red Meat Consumption in Largest Study So Far

8 Major Diseases Linked to Red Meat Consumption in Largest Study So Far

Cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, infections, and diseases of the kidneys, heart, respiratory tract, and liver all linked to red meat consumption.

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Amazon Plans to Buy Whole Foods: What Does This Mean for the Future of Food?

Amazon Plans to Buy Whole Foods: What Does This Mean for the Future of Food?

Amazon has announced plans to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. This is a big move that shocked many. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? Or both? What does it mean for the future of food — and the future of natural and organic foods, in particular?

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[Video] This 10-Year-Old Has An Inspiring and Empowering Vision for Healing Our Planet with Food

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Switching to a plant-powered diet can be a great choice for your health. But doing so can also help save our planet and ensure a bright future for generations to come.

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A Must-Watch Video For Anyone Facing Cancer or Any Other Health Concern

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How to become the CEO of your own health and live a crazy, sexy life.

“Healing is all about self-reliance.” — Kris Carr

Do you want to truly live a vibrant, healthy, and big life every single day?

Have you or someone you care about ever faced cancer? Or maybe you fear cancer for yourself or your friends and family? Or maybe you or someone you love was recently diagnosed with a different disease or health concern?

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[Video] The Last Heart Attack Is Possible — See How to Avoid Heart Disease

[Video] The Last Heart Attack Is Possible — See How to Avoid Heart Disease

Heart disease is all around us. You probably know someone who’s had a heart attack or maybe you’ve had one yourself. This deadly disease is claiming more than 17 million lives globally each year. But is the last heart attack possible?

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These Supermarkets Are Encouraging Healthy, Plant-Strong Eating — Could This Idea Grow?

These Supermarkets Are Encouraging Healthy, Plant-Strong Eating — Could This Idea Grow?

If Supermarkets Made Simple Changes to Influence Consumer Behavior, They Could Have Dramatic Effects on People’s Health and the Planet

Though you may not realize it, supermarkets are designed to subconsciously influence your behavior. Typically, the foods stores persuade shoppers to buy are highly processed because these items make the most profit.

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