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Weight Gain? 5 Common Mistakes Vegetarians & Non-Vegetarians Make

I've edited this article as it was dated, and I've received a few comments and took what readers said into consideration. While I agree with readers that the content of this article could be better, I did not feel that the comments were kind and constructive so I removed them from the page. Also, I've just realised that quite a few people have been reading this article, even though it was written ...

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How This Fast Casual 2.0 Vegetarian Restaurant Is Changing the Future

As the New York Times mentioned, the hippies have gone mainstream. Vegetarianism and wellness are the “it” word these days. The poster child of a healthy, happy, beautiful girl sipping on green juice, eating organic kale, doing yoga and meditating seem to be the “ideal” to strive for these days. ;) While some of you may secretly think that green juice tastes crappy and that raw salads are ...

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Heavenly Chocolate: Vegan Chocolate Banana Mousse

  There are a few things, after a long day, that I want to do. One of which is indulging in soothing chocolate desserts, just before I go to bed, be it a dark chocolate square, hot chocolate or bites of a chocolate pie. Chocolate has an earthy, dark and intense flavor, and it elevates our happy hormones – no wonder why we women love it especially when we are in need of comfort, and some ...

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Adaptogens: Better than Caffeine? (Part 2)

Last time around, we learned what adaptogens are, and how they work in balancing our body. We’ll pick up today from where we left off and cover why adaptogens can increase our energy without leading to a crash, and how they work in balancing our body. You might think that adaptogens may only cause a short term effect, if any, but this may not be the case – in fact, drugs and caffeine are ...

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Adaptogens: Secret to Better Mood, Sex, and Health? (Part 1)

There are lots of talk about adaptogens in the wellness world these days. It's the new "buzzword", well at least in the "West." Adaptogens have gotten particularly popular these days. Examples include GOOP's collaboration with Moon Juice's Amanda Chantal Bacon on their $30 adaptogenic "Dusts," and Nootrobox's use of nootropics. Actually, adaptogens have been used in centuries in China and ...

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How A Near-Death Car Accident Taught Me About Self Love

It was midnight. I remember when I looked out to the right car window, I knew I was near death because there was nothing we could have done to avoid the collision. I had only two seconds to react, and then the other car struck my friend’s car. My friend and I were extraordinarily lucky we walked out of that accident with minimal injuries. A year after the accident, this got me thinking—how did I ...

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4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Easter Truffles

If you're going to get started, these are the easiest easter truffles you should begin with. It's simple and so deliciously good. Conventional caramel truffles usually require pure white sugar and a sugar-thermometer, none of which I prefer, but vegan, healthy, refined-sugar free truffles can be rustled up in a matter of moments. Vegan salted caramel easter truffles - without compromising on ...

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3 Tips to Super Charge Productivity After Lunch

This article has originally appeared on Huffington Post You’ve made it halfway through the day! Your day started at 7 AM and lunch is right around the corner. You go to your favorite salad place and wait in line to order food. Ten minutes passes by and you finally get to the front of the checkout line. Then you patiently wait for food. You’re told: good food takes time (even ...

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