Archive for 2009

Act Globally for Animals, the Planet

Boogeying to Bollywood music, watching Tango and belly dance performances, a photo slideshow and more made for an eclectic evening at the Bollywood Blowout fundraiser at the Ideal Hotel, operated by Red Lotus Society. Proceeds went to both Red Lotus Society, which promotes meditation and peace, and the GP2 Project related to the Great Pacific […]

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Many Musicians Becoming Vegan

With vegan and raw food diets becoming widely known for health benefits, many celebrities, including musicians, are filling their plates and homes with vegan products. Some of these famous vegetarians are taking a stand against environmental destruction and cruelty to factory farm animals by becoming vegan. Alanis Morissette wiped her “Hands Clean” by saying goodbye […]

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Famous Vegetarians Who Are Amazing Athletes

A few prominent misconceptions have lingered over the years about vegans and vegetarians, despite their diets increasing in popularity.  First we often hear “how do you get enough protein?” Along with that may come remarks that those abstaining from meat look emaciated. Both myths are blown out of the water by Kenneth G. Williams, Robert […]

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Massage, Yoga, Vegan Cuisine and Music – Healthy Bliss!

In addition to eating healthy, there are numerous ways we can take care of our bodies, and people are hungrily seeking out healing methods such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and yoga, thinking outside the conventional Western medicine box. San Diego is lucky to have Ryan Altman, Founder and CEO of Alternative Healing Network, a non-profit promoting […]

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Compassionate Woman Beyond Her Years

Kath Rogers became a vegetarian at age 9, when as an only child very bonded to her dog, she felt like animals were meant to be friends.  At 13, she looked up “animal rights” on the Internet, realized eggs and dairy involved cruelty to animals, and became a vegan. “Once you know (about cruelty), then it’s a […]

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Raw Foods Diet – Vibrant and Healthy

The raw vegan sushi made of avocado, green onion, sprouts, and walnut paste had me at hello. Walnuts also starred — along with sunflower oil — in the applesauce, and made their way into the pumpkin pie. This was not your average pie featuring our squashy friend the pumpkin, but a raw concoction of banana, […]

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Chocolate – a Surprisingly Healthy Treat

When chowing down on chocolate – whether on its own or mixed with things like peanut butter or coconut (or both in one type of the amazing Coconut Bliss ice cream) – people act as if they are committing a sin.  Indulge in your chocolate flavored with everything from mint to cayenne, because health experts […]

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

May All Be Fed Healthy, Delicious Meals Worldwide

As the weather gets colder and soup cravings begin, one book stares out from the shelf after years of enticing me with nurturing meals — May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World by John Robbins. Since a pivotal point on my lifelong veggie adventure was contributing to the Healthy School Lunch Action Guide […]

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Two Men Transform with Yoga and Diet

Everything seemed ideal at the Ideal Hotel, a San Diego historic building from 1912, when I toured around with David Macek, Executive Director of The Red Lotus Society housed in the hotel. I was inspired by the brightly painted rooms in which several people live — and other community members converge — to practice meditation, […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Vegetarian Events Growing in Popularity Internationally

My activism traces back to age four when I had a light bulb moment filled with compassion for animals and declared I would never eat meat again. In college, I founded an animal rights club, and later volunteered at EarthSave, founded by John Robbins of Diet for a New America fame. For years now I […]

Friday, September 25th, 2009