I recently had my omega fatty acids tested and wanted to share the results with you!  Now when you’re vegan, almost every medical professional that you run in to, and a lot of random people, will always be seriously concerned about your Omega-3’s. and you are going to hear something like:

“I see here that you are a vegan.  What about taking some fish oil?  You know for your omega-3’s?”

Now, this video post is not going to go into all of the nitty-gritty about omega fatty acids and where to get them in a vegan diet.  Let’s just look at my results. (read more + resources)

How to Get Thin, Fit, and Toned in Four Easy Steps!

Over the time I’ve been doing the BSV videos, I’ve gotten numerous requests to share my fitness routines and secrets.  And the time for that has finally come!

It’s time for me to jump onto the fitness craze wagon!  And, if you know me, you know this is going to be tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic as hell, right? (read more + resources)

A “bite size” look into my world.  Trying my hand at an “informal video” and it’s kind of blowing my mind.  I give you a quick tour of my new home, my secret “lettuce booty” and talk about upcoming videos.  Let me know what you think of this whole deal. (read more + resources)

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This article comes from the Huffington Post and discusses the extreme difference one can make for the environment by adopting a vegetarian diet.  And if you think that’s impressive, you have to see what a vegan diet can do!  I show you the exact impact to the very  of water in THIS VIDEO

Reposted from the Huffington Post by Joanna Zelman

As the economic, political and personal costs of doing nothing to mitigate climate change skyrocket, there’s one lifestyle change that slashes dietary greenhouse gas emissions in half: Veganism.

Climate change is predicted to cost the U.S. billions of dollars by mid-century, poses a growing national security threat, and will make some regions of America “unsuited for outdoor activity.”

A new report published in the journal Climatic Change compared greenhouse gas emissions attributable to more than 55,000 meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK.  The researchers found that meat-eaters’ dietary greenhouse gas emissions were twice as high as vegans’.

The production, transportation and storage of food greatly contributes to emissions, the study points out. These emissions range from carbon dioxide related to fossil fuels used to power farm machinery, to the methane released by livestock.  Animal-based products tend to release more emissions than plant-based products due to the methane animals can produce and the inefficiencies in growing livestock feed.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, agricultural practices contribute 14 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

The study found that mean dietary greenhouse gas emissions (results reported for women and then men) was 46 percent and 51 percent higher than for fish-eaters, 50 percent and 54 percent higher than for vegetarians, and 99 percent and 102 percent higher than for vegans.

“Reducing the intake of meat and other animal based products can make a valuable contribution to climate change mitigation,” the report concluded.

Past research showed similar results.  A study in April found that annual agricultural carbon emissions could be reduced up to 90 percent by 2030 with agriculture adjustments, including a reduction in global beef consumption.

Environmental Working Group produced a chart comparing the impact of different meats, and found that if all Americans chose a vegetarian diet, the environmental impact would be equivalent to removing 46 million cars from the road. But the group cautioned in 2011 that a dietary shift in the U.S. would make a “moderate dent in overall carbon emissions,” and political action is needed as well.

President Barack Obama earlier this month unveiled new standards for power plants, calling for a 30 percent reduction in their carbon emissions by 2030.

And my take on this issue is that you cannot be a non-vegan environmentalist.

See ya next nugget!

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