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Natural Remedies for Nausea During Pregnancy

Hyperemesis gravidarum occurs very early, usually before 5 weeks, and causes excessive vomiting. This can lead to dehydration and nutritional deficiencies, and create a cycle that is difficult to break. 

Embracing Detox Symptoms

The faster you transition to a plant-based diet, the more likely it is that you will experience a detox symptoms. Anticipating withdrawal and detox symptoms is essential to success.

Hosting a Green Birthday Party

Hosting a green birthday party is less expensive, simple to plan and far more rewarding than the typical alternative. Showing our children that their future is not disposable is the best gift we can give.

The Benefits of Dairy Free Milk

There are more reasons to eliminate dairy from your diet than there are to keep it. Intolerance is hard to spot, and responsible for many of our allergies, acne, infections and more. 

The Beef on Vegan Protein

What is the biggest misconception since people thought the world was flat? Meat is protein and protein is meat.

How Do I Start Eating Vegan?

I get so many private messages asking me for advice on how to start eating vegan. I’m literally going to write a book in response. But for now, maybe this helps…

He Who Owns the Youth, Gains the Future

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it" -Adolf Hitler. I hate to quote an evil psychopath, but it's time we all woke up to the fact that mass marketing messages have hijacked our science and nutritional health. Look at...

Acne and Diet

According to Dr. Cordian, author of the Dietary Cure for Acne, acne is “a disease of Western civilization” due to consumption of high-glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates such as refined sugars, grains, vegetable oils, and other processed foods.

My Love Affair with Swiss Chard

  Login: Kristin Meier I’ll admit it. Swiss chard is my favorite vegetable.  It is a super food, packed with nutrients, taste, and colorful beauty. Swiss chard is one of the most nutritious vegetables, being rich in vitamins K, A, C magnesium, manganese, potassium,...

HVH Plays Mr. Mom for the Super Bowl

It's Super Bowl weekend and the Hot Vegan Wife (HVW) is in San Francisco on an overdue, five-day girls retreat. What’s a Dad to do for four hungry kiddos? The easy answer would be eat out every meal, order-in delivery, or make mac’n’cheese 3x a day.But no, I’m better...

If the Light’s Too Bright, Wear Sunglasses

This is Cord...I just published Cordelia's post, Music Monday: Another Week of This? She's a light in my life, one of many, and we were talking about how hard it can be to deal with reality.She shared with me that she wanted to celebrate the winter snow this weekend...

Music Monday: Another Week of This?

David Ryan Harris: Be Beautiful  Thoughts from my head as I woke up this morning: ...How is it Monday already? ......I do the same thing everyday, how boring! .........Life would be better if my day didn’t start at 7a.m.Like many of you, most of my Mondays look very...

Why I am Vegan

The final aspect of my being vegan is purely selfish. I like feeling healthy. I like eating whole and unprocessed foods, and being able to look at each meal and know exactly what’s in it. I know that what I eat becomes what I am.

Music Monday: I’m Lucky to Know You!

Lucky to Know You by Blue Merle on Grooveshark.We encounter many people through out our lives.  From childhood to adulthood we build and break bonds between hearts.  Creating these relationships and learning from them helps us grow. I think we form these bridges...

Vegan Goes Wild

I’m coming up on my second vegan birthday, and Waking Up Vegan was born a year ago on Wednesday. So I’ve got some celebrating to do, and maybe some presents to wrap.

Music Monday: Shut Up and Listen

Log in: Cordelia McLellanThis Will Destroy You: "They Move On Tracks of Never-Ending Light" They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light by This Will Destroy You on GroovesharkThe switch in our brain seems eternally oriented to on; we are constantly processing...

Eat Clean: Avoid the Dirty Dozen

It’s true that organic foods can seem like a budget blower, but there are choices when it comes to your investment. Here’s where to start.Living a healthy lifestyle takes commitment and attention. For some, the journey begins with forgoing a drive-thru meal and...

Gluten Free Vegan: Is That Even Possible?

I believe in the vegan lifestyle for so many reasons. I would surmise my passion as the rejection of highly processed foods, grown in pesticides and transformed into "products" that are full of chemical additives. The macro-meat and dairy industries use inhumane...

Gluten-free Vegan Pizza

Physical health may be more complicated (is vegan simple?) than just eliminating meat and dairy from the diet.

Healthy Holiday Recipes: Have Happy, Healthy Holidays!

Healthy Holiday RecipesFancy Brussel SproutsLogin:Kristin MeierWe survived Halloween relatively unscathed. We had a great time trick-or-treating with the neighbors and other than our middle child consuming about 20 candies during the trick-or-treat bonanza, the candy...

Vegan White Chili

Before I became vegan, my favorite winter stew was a white vegan chili, made with chicken and kielbasa.  It's different than 'normal' chili, and was always a favorite when I took it to bonfires and parties. I worked to recreate the same flavors and textures, and after...

10 Questions that Will Not Impress Your Vegan Date

There IS such thing as a stupid question. I’m not judging because I ask them all the time. They say it’s easier to be thought of a fool than to open your mouth and prove it, but the cliche I cling to is that you only have to ask a question once, so just ask and get it over with.