Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is a day that was created to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment and occurs each year on April 22nd. The first Earth Day was in 1970 and was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin) as an environmental teach-in for school children. Earth Day is a day that was created to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.


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Justine Divett
Meat and the Environment

Raising animals for food requires massive amounts of land, food, energy, and water and causes immense animal suffering.  This article and statistics are courtesy of PETA.

Climate Change

Globally, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all the world’s transportation systems combined. According to the United Nations, a global shift toward a Whole Foods plant based/vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.


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The Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

The amazing health benefits of turmeric and curcumin include the ability to reduce inflammation, heal wounds, improve skin health, protect cognitive abilities, and ease menstrual difficulties. Turmeric also helps eliminate depression, alleviate pain, slow down aging, protect the digestive tract, may even help in preventing cancer.

Everywhere you turn these days, turmeric is being touted for its health benefits. Turmeric, an ingredient a variety of blend of spices, and is a great addition to tasty plant based recipes like the Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (recipe below). It is commonly used in India and China and has developed a reputation around the world as a superfood. That’s because curcumin, a naturally occurring chemical contained within turmeric, is thought to provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, fight heart disease and provide a more natural way to fight chronic health conditions.

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Justine Divett