Little Essays on Being Vegan: No, There’s Nothing Wrong With Me.

We have all met the people who were forced to make lifestyle changes to save their health, or even their life. Maybe that person is you. Most people would happily go on eating the way they always have and doing what they have always done if it weren't for that pesky heart attack that almost killed them, or a grim cancer diagnosis. It takes a pretty significant crisis to get people to radically...

Choosing Our Battles, Defining Our Terms

In high school, I was fascinated with the knowledge that my thoughts may not be my own. I voraciously read Subliminal Seduction and every other book about neurolinguistic programming, advertising, and other forms of mental and emotional manipulation. I abhorred the fact that the things I thought, or bought were furthering someone else's agenda, one that may not have my best interests at heart. I...

Beware Artificial Sweeteners!

A recent study by researchers at the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio points to a links between obesity, artificial sweeteners and diet sodas.  In summary, a group of 474 adults were measured for waistline circumference, height and weight.  The group self-reported on diet soda consumption and results were adjusted for diabetes status,...