Top 5 Plants for Hormone Balance

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Many plants have hormone-balancing properties, and consuming them can be helpful if you’re experiencing symptoms related to imbalances. Hormones are our bodies’ chemical agents for regulating the various biological functions. However, sometimes the endocrine glands that produce these hormones don’t perform at optimum levels, causing hormonal imbalance. This can happen due to disease, environmental factors, […]

From Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living Part 5

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We ended part 4 with the question, “If you were so passionate about animal rights Ella, why weren’t you out there taking action and protesting?” To answer, we have to take it back to my middle and high school years. As I kept uncovering the reality of abuse taking place behind the closed doors of […]

From Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living: Part 4

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Part 3 of my journey left off when I was somewhere around 26 or 27 years old, managing the Flamingo Athletic Club, living it up in South Beach with my Muay Thai crew, while struggling behind closed doors with disordered eating cycles, depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia, and insomnia… When I put my situation out there […]

From Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living: Part 3

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I’ll start by setting the scene (where we left off from Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living: Part 2)… I was in my mid twenties, and if you had asked me back then, “Who are you, Ella?” I probably would have replied, “I’m an ethical vegan number one, and secondly I’m into vegan fitness. I run the […]

From Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living: Part 2

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Part 2 of my journey starts in my college years, where the diet mentality kicks in and disordered eating starts to snowball out of control… Part 2: Journey into Diet La-La Land [If you haven’t read PART 1 of my multi-part “From Disordered Eating to Empowered Living” series, I invite you to start there.] During […]

From Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living: Part 1

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The time to share my journey from disordered eating to plant-empowered living has come!  Part 1: Intro I’m ready to come clean… What you are about to read is Part 1 (an introduction) to the multi-part “coming out” series I am going to be sharing with you over the next few weeks. I will be […]

7 Essential Kitchen Staples for the Plant-Based Diet Newbie

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One of the most challenging aspects of transitioning to a plant-based diet can be re-setting your default kitchen staples, and creating a new set of “go-to” meals. As an ex-cheese addict myself, I struggled when I first started transitioning to a vegan plant-based diet, staring at my bare cupboards and fridge and wondering what on […]

Top 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Bones on a Vegan Diet

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For ages the dairy industry did a killer (pun intended) job preventing people from thinking you cannot strengthen your bones on a vegan diet. We heard it all the time growing up, “Finish your milk! You need it to grow strong bones.” And if you’re like me, I had to come up with ways to […]

Tropical Kale Salad: A Tantalizing Summer Dish

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This unique gourmet vegan recipe for Tropical Kale Salad is made with sweet kiwi, macadamia nuts, and mango, and is topped with a bright tangerine vinaigrette is super simple to make! Full of brilliant colors and packed with a variety of nutrients, this tropical kale salad is a perfect vegan dish to serve in the sizzling months […]

How to Decode Cosmetic Labels for a Cruelty-Free Lifestyle

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If You Love Cosmetics and Hate Animal Cruelty, This Guide for Decoding Labels and Living Cruelty-Free is For You! Animals are wonderful creatures, and they should be loved, appreciated and cared for. However, the harsh reality is that despite a strong and intense campaigning against animal testing, numerous cosmetics companies continue with this abominable practice. […]