Can a Vegan Get Enough Protein Without Soy? (Gasp!)

Can a Vegan Get Enough Protein Without Soy? (Gasp!)

First I want to say that I eat soy as an occasional component of my diet, and I’m not advocating an all-or-nothing approach unless you have a legit soy allergy or sensitivity.  Let’s bust the myth that you have to eat soy to get enough protein when you remove animal products from your diet. Since discussions of…

Is a Protein Shake Necessary After Strength Training?

Is a Protein Shake Necessary After Strength Training?

Will you still build muscle if you don’t drink a protein shake after lifting weights? When I told a nutritionist that I down a protein shake religiously after each strength training session, she looked at me funny.  She’d never even heard of the concept and thought it was bogus. Yet, it is widely acknowledged in…

Acne: When a Healthy Lifestyle Doesn’t Cure It

Acne: When a Healthy Lifestyle Doesn’t Cure It

I’ve got an embarrassing secret which if you’ve seen me face-to-face isn’t really much of a secret at all. I have adult acne. I am also a high raw vegan.  I also have the cleanest diet and lifestyle of anyone I know. I do everything right. So what gives? Acne is a psychological issue with…

How to Brew Your Own Kombucha at Home

Saturday, after attending a kombucha-making class, I rushed home to try out my new skills. Earlier that day, I was sitting in the cozy kitchen of Jason Firth, a self-declared “kombucha nerd”, as he walked us through the basics of kombucha brewing and shared the recipe for his signature second batch brew – Lemon Blueberry…