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A Testimony From PlantPure Challenge Winner Karen Kulik

A Testimony From PlantPure Challenge Winner Karen Kulik

by BOLD SUPPORT September 18, 2017

"Hi, My name is Karen and I am 63 years old. My story starts in 2013. I had high blood pressure and had a hard time finding meds I could tolerate. I was at my highest weight,167lbs. All my life I have yoyo'd up and down as much as 25-30 lbs. always to gain it back yet again. I read Joel Furmans' Eat to Live and thought, well I'll give it a try for a month, can't hurt. During that month I also started to educate myself."
A Testimonial From PlantPure Challenge Winner Pauline Samual

A Testimonial From PlantPure Challenge Winner Pauline Samual

by BOLD SUPPORT August 28, 2017

"My name is Pauline Sumual and I am 22 years old currently residing in Chicago, IL. About a month ago I was watching a number of documentaries on Netflix associated with American's daily consumption of food and what they put in their bodies. One of them was PlantPure Nation. Throughout my college years I've done a number of research on politics and the correlation between the politicians and their voters. I did not realize the role of corporations in the political world. After watching these documentaries they all started to make sense...
Getting the Most out of Your Summer Veggies!

Getting the Most out of Your Summer Veggies!

by laura dietrich July 11, 2017

During the summer we love to visit our local farmer’s markets and stock up on a bounty of fresh and colorful produce.  The only problem is that often times we get home and unpack all of the beautiful fruits and vegetables and are a bit overwhelmed with how  to use all of it! 

10 Plant-Based Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist

10 Plant-Based Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist

by BOLD SUPPORT February 27, 2017

1.) The Plant Yourself Podcast Howard Jacobson, a plant-based health speaker, educator, and coach, interviews “guests who are healing the world in various ways. From plant-based nutrition to joyful movement, to evidence-based healthcare, to gardening, to environmental action, to social justice, to spiritual common sense.” 2.) Lean Green DAD Corey Warren is “a husband, father of three, and
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Why No Oil?

Why No Oil?

by BOLD SUPPORT January 10, 2017

Kim Campbell Cooking without oil can be a challenge at first, but once you learn how to make the correct substitutions it truly becomes second nature.  Also, your taste buds will begin to adapt and change within just a few weeks, reducing your preference for oil.  If you are you looking for quick and easy
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Foods to Enjoy this Winter

Foods to Enjoy this Winter

by BOLD SUPPORT December 08, 2016

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay. Not only is eating seasonally more environmentally friendly and good for your wallet, but it can actually be more nutritious. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are typically harvested at their peak, which means these foods taste better, and are even better for you.  If you choose to eat seasonally by shopping at
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The Food We Eat

The Food We Eat

by BOLD SUPPORT November 22, 2016

This Ted Talk explores the state of food in America, why we eat what we eat, and how our supermarkets have shaped the future of food.  Food editor and writer Mark Bittman explains why 40% of the food in American supermarkets doesn’t qualify as real food.  Bittman notes that food, by its dictionary definition, is
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Swap the Meat for Whole Plant Substitutes

Swap the Meat for Whole Plant Substitutes

by BOLD SUPPORT November 18, 2016

A common tendency among people transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet is to find those delicious recipes or meals that include a meat substitute.  I understand why people would crave the one thing that was the center of their dinner plate for decades.  It’s likely you are missing the flavor, texture, and colors of meat, which fake meat products mimic.  The biggest concerns with many of these products, however, are the isolated soy proteins, textured protein, excessive use of oils, and salts they contain.  You have to pick your battles if you are using these products, but here are some guidelines I use when choosing to play around in the fake meat arena.

Indianapolis’ Urban Farms Help to Tackle Urban Problems

Indianapolis’ Urban Farms Help to Tackle Urban Problems

by BOLD SUPPORT November 08, 2016

Indy Urban Acres, a “high-tech hydroponic farm,” is tackling food and job insecurity in Indianapolis. On just five acres of land, the farm produces 35,000 pounds of produce for local food banks annually. The other three acres of the farm are used as an educational space, which is central to the farm’s mission. Tyler Gough,
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Can Animal Products Be Sustainable?

Can Animal Products Be Sustainable?

by BOLD SUPPORT August 05, 2016

The argument for more sustainable practices in meat and dairy production has gained popularity in recent years, leaving consumers feeling as though they’re doing themselves, and the planet a good deed by buying “organic, grass-fed, and cage free” animal products.  Marketing these products as sustainable, however, is misleading.              If
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The Psychology of Eating Meat

The Psychology of Eating Meat

by BOLD SUPPORT July 28, 2016

Questioning why we eat what we eat, especially when it comes to meat and animal products, can be a touchy subject.  Psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy explores this topic in her book “Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.”  While many books explain why we shouldn’t eat meat, Joy’s book explains why we do
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Frankenstein Farming

Frankenstein Farming

by BOLD SUPPORT June 06, 2016

Have you ever considered the effects of factory farming, or “Frankenstein Farms” as they’re often called, for those living nearby?  While we all know of the detrimental effects of factory farming on the environment, many don’t know that the smell produced by these farms is more than just a nuisance for those living nearby.  The
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