Top 2 Reasons Yogis are Going Vegan in 2017

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It’s easy to leave our yoga practice behind on the mat, but for a truly integrative approach to health and spirituality, more and more yogis are going vegan. Because of the belief in ahimsa, non-violence, and karma, the idea that all of our thoughts and actions have a reaction in the universe, many people of […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Rid Your Life of Excuses and Take Your Power Back

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Life happens and there are a million reasons (a.k.a excuses) we come up with to talk ourselves out of getting in our workout or preparing a healthy lunch to take to work… Good news! There’s a simple tool that can help you take control of your excuses. A tool that empowers you to take action and do […]

Green Tea’s Fat Burning Abilities: Analyzing Facts vs. Fiction

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You’ve probably heard that green tea burns fat. If you’ve ever wondered if the fat burning benefits of green tea are real, you’re in the right place! As green tea has grown in popularity in Western culture, more and more health benefits of this amazing drink have been confirmed to be true. These include brain boosting […]