The Nomadic Vegan Makes Plant-Based Travels Easy

Have you ever anxiously wondered, when planning a trip, how you would find plant-based meals to stay full, energized, and happy? I found Wendy Werneth's free ebook, 9 Steps for Easy Vegan Travel, so useful that I contacted her to learn more about her journeys. Here's what Wendy told me when I asked her about becoming a vegan travel expert.

You seem like quite an international citizen. Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live Thumbnail image for Wendy typical plate of fasting food in Ethiopia smaller.jpgnow (and why did you choose to live there)?

I do see myself as a global citizen these days, but that wasn't always the case. I was born in Mobile, Alabama in the US and lived there until I was 18 years old.

I then went to college at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and a few months after graduating I headed to France to work at Disneyland Paris.

I was supposed to come back home after six months, but that was more than 17 years ago, and I've been traveling the globe ever since. I've been based in Geneva, Switzerland for the past six years, but at the end of 2016 I'm planning to move my home base to Lisbon, Portugal and also get back on the road and start traveling long-term again.

What kinds of foods did you grow up eating?

Oh gosh, terrible stuff that nowadays I don't even think of as food! Basically, everything I ate came out of a box or a can, and we never had fresh vegetables in our house.

Throughout my childhood, a typical day of food would consist of a bowl of sugary cereal with cow's milk for breakfast, a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli for lunch, and then my Mom would make some kind of Hamburger Helper meal for dinner.

I also ate loads of Little Debbie snack cakes. I had a terrible sweet tooth, which is really just a euphemism for a sugar addiction.

What kinds of foods do you eat now?

I eat very differently now. My palate has completely changed, and nowadays I genuinely crave healthy foods. I eat a bowl of oatmeal and a green smoothie just about every day. I love them so much!

My husband usually cooks our dinners, and they're often a bit more elaborate. Our travels have hugely influenced his cooking, so dinner could be anything from Italian to Thai to Indian.

And then, every night without fail, I finish the meal off with two squares of 100% dark chocolate. I still love chocolate as much as I ever did, except that now I prefer it without all the milk and sugar!

When did you change to a vegan diet?

Click here to read more about Wendy and the link to her free ebook on vegan travels

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Outstanding Muscle Building with Whole Plant Foods

Jeff Morgan's Channel Shows Muscular Can Equal Healthy

The quest for athletic success often drives those who buy into the myth they need to eat enormous amounts of protein, whether it's from animal foods or supplements. Jeff Morgan, impressive fitness athlete and star of youtube channel Guilt Free Vegan, explodes that myth with his journey to extraordinary muscle growth and renewed health based on whole plant foods.

Guilt Free Vegan's videos are fun and inspiring. The episodes range from specific workouts for certain muscle groups to delicious and easy recipes, what Jeff and his kids eat in a typical day, to family fun together. Jeff's parents even share Jeff Morgan with pancakes smaller.jpghow their health soared and their meds got left behind after they became plant-based eaters.

Jeff is not a competitive body builder, but sees himself as a muscle building and fitness athlete who combines regular targeted workouts with a whole foods, plant-based diet to achieve his goals. He does not consume protein supplements or animal foods, and eats a wide variety of plant foods.

After enjoying many videos on his channel, I talked with Jeff to find out more about his eating choices, motivation, and success. Jeff's intense interests in athletics and in the performing arts began when he was twelve. He tried various career paths that best matched these twin goals, and as part of the process moved from California to Israel for a year in his early twenties. He switched home base from Israel to California and back again, then married and settled in Israel the last eight years.

Using frequent, strenuous workouts, Jeff felt healthy until he was in his early thirties. Then, he shared, health issues began nagging him.

Click here to read how Jeff solved his health problems and found athletic success with whole plant foods

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6 Tips to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

Still battling a post-Thanksgiving Tofurky trance? A mashed potato murk? A pumpkin pie high? Instead of waiting for January to climb back up on the healthy wagon and out of the food fog, why not start now? Mitigate the mayhem of the season and bump up the body love fest with these 6 simple tips: Persist with fitness. …

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Five Things You Can Do Today To Change Your Life

Make a commitment to truth, compassion, calm, acceptance and forgiveness. Put these into practice as best you can every day, unconditionally and without exceptions. If you do this consistently: happiness, health, relationships and material success will all improve. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE VIDEO

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6 Ways To Strengthen Immunity

A vegan diet has been shown to reduce your risk for many chronic illnesses and many people report a reduced incidence of viruses and other common bugs. However, it is not foolproof. Vegans are human. Vegans get sick, too. Here are 6 ways to strengthen immunity: 1.Exercise. The lymphatic system is perpetuated and stimulated by …

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New Study on Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans

I had the opportunity to discuss the fascinating new report that was released by the Humane Research Council last week about current and former vegetarians and vegans on KFI AM 640 yesterday with Mark Thompson and Elizabeth Espinosa. You can listen to the interview here: JH on KFI And here is more info on this important study: …

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New Study on Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans

I had the opportunity to discuss the fascinating new report that was released by the Humane Research Council last week about current and former vegetarians and vegans on KFI AM 640 yesterday with Mark Thompson and Elizabeth Espinosa. You can listen to the interview here: JH on KFI And here is more info on this important study: …

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The Whole Truth Is the First Step

Howard Jacobson Shares What It's Like to Work With Dr. Campbell and What the Next Step Might Be

Whole, Dr. T Colin Campbell's ground breaking book, tells why we need to totally rethink the science of what we eat. This subject could be confusing, unapproachable, or dull for most people. It's none of these things, in large part thanks to Howard Jacobson, PhD, who is a contributing author of this compelling paradigm changer.

Every time I read Whole, quote after quote leaps out to tell the story with powerful language and images not afraid to tell the truth. Here are a few examples:

"We "race for the cure" by pouring billions of dollars into dangerous and ineffective treatments. We seek new genes, asHoward Jacobson-headshot-usable size.jpg if the ones we've evolved over millions of years are insufficient for our needs. We medicate ourselves with toxic concoctions, a small number of which treat the disease, while the rest treat the harmful side effects of the primary drugs."

"Evolution has thankfully programmed us to seek out and enjoy foods that promote our health. All we have to do is get back to our dietary roots - nothing radical or miserable required."

"Just eat lots of different plant foods; your body will do the math for you!"

This last quote is one of my favorites, and I use it in almost all my presentations. Ever since reading Whole, I've wanted to learn more about the process of writing it, and was delighted to have a chance to talk with Howard Jacobson. He shared what it was like to work with Dr. Campbell, how he got the opportunity, and what's next for him.

Click here to read more about the writing of Whole and Howard Jacobson's thoughts on reconnecting with nature

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Anger Management – Stop, Look & Listen

The best way to manage anger is to release it from your mind and stop using it as a justification to attack others. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO

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Un-Forgiveness. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

There is no upside to un-forgiveness. Forgiveness doesn't mean you are condoning their bad behavior. It doesn't mean they shouldn't be held accountable for their actions. It doesn't mean you are setting yourself up for future victimization. Withholding forgiveness doesn't punish the offender. It actually punishes yourself because it is a form of self-attack and self-sabotage. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO

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