Soaps Some soaps will list sodium tallowate, aka animal fat, as an ingredient. L-Oreal, Dove, and Neutrogena soaps hold a "bottom" rating on the animal welfare scale, suggesting they're a company that does animal testing.. Condoms Some condoms are made with casein (the typical latex condom) or lamb intestines. Shampoos/Conditioners Ingredients like amino acids or vitamin B could be plant-based … Continue reading Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 2
I had terrible acne growing up. After years of trying different products and health habits, these are my tips for getting rid of acne, based on what worked for me. Change your diet. Drink water, cut out dairy, and eat foods rich in anti-oxidants. Water will keep your skin hydrated and help your body flush out toxins … Continue reading How to get clear skin and keep it that way
So many everyday products are non-vegan; the most surprising thing that I discovered when I became vegetarian was how many of the "fun" foods contained gelatin, which is derived from animal bones, skin, ligaments, etc. When I learned about how gummy bears were really made, it took the innocence right out of them. This is … Continue reading Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 1
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The world's leading cause of climate change is animal agriculture, an industry contributing more than 51% of greenhouse gas emissions (a conservative estimate). Beef is a huge product among consumers, and the love affair Americans have with the industry valued it at $60 billion (in the U.S. alone) in 2015. There is a financial incentive … Continue reading The Environmental Vegan
Vegans are typically health-conscious individuals who, after cutting meat and dairy products from their diet, also choose to eliminate highly processed foods from their diets, even if those food products are vegan (like Spicy Sweet Doritos, for example). The benefits of following a healthy vegan diet (it's okay to cheat on your diet with vegan guilty … Continue reading Vegan Side Effects: Healthy Brain & Healthy Heart
The world has changed a lot since 2011, a time when being vegan/vegetarian meant you were forced to stick to the appetizer and sides menus at restaurants. In 2017, nearly every restaurant I go to has at least one meatless entree item and choices that accommodate the dairy-free. When I went to this restaurant called … Continue reading Looking at the Menu