Sweet Healing: A Story of Type 2 Diabetes and How to Heal Naturally


On his way home from the hardware store, Gene Curtin lost consciousness and crashed his car. Apart from the injuries from the crash, he came home from the hospital with another challenge to contend with — a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, he is not alone. Nearly one out of every ten people in […]


Dining At The Ravens: Almond Hazelnut-Battered Tempeh (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Vegan Tempeh Recipe

Last week we told the story of Jeff and Joan Stanford, a sweet and inspiring couple who dedicated the last 30 years to the creation of a sustainable inn and eco-retreat. If you missed the article and interview, be sure to take a look. It’s incredible what they have created. This week we get to […]

Dining At The Ravens: How Jeff and Joan Stanford Followed Their Dreams To Create A Sustainable, Plant-Based Inn and Restaurant


Jeff and Joan Stanford had few resources to their name and a baby on the way when they purchased an ocean-side inn in Mendocino back in 1980. The only way they were able to pull it off was with a loan to cover a good portion of the downpayment, lent to them by the previous […]


Feel stuck? Use This 5-Step Formula for Breaking Through


Photo credit: Giuseppe Chirico I am a master at justifying my bad habits. Like when it’s 10pm and I really don’t need to be eating a bowl of coconut bliss ice cream. Give me 30 seconds and I can convince myself that it’s been a tough week and I’ve earned this small reward — after […]

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How Not To Die: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Eliminate Our Deadliest Diseases with Michael Greger, M.D.


We are giving away a free copy of Dr. Greger’s book! To enter, fill out our 2015 reader survey. I was shocked when I found out that the leading cause of death in the United States could be eliminated by changing what’s on our plates. One out of every four Americans currently dies of heart disease — […]

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The Great Juicing Paradox (Plus A Book Giveaway)


I once juiced an onion. Yes AN ONION! What was I thinking???? Blood cleanser?! DO NOT DO THIS. This is just one…let’s say telling…example of my many experiments with smoothies and juicing. And my experience has given me a different viewpoint than most. Today we are going to laser in on this juicy subject in […]


Vegan Birthday Cake — Hazelnut Cake with Homemade Nutella (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


I love birthdays. In my family, ever since I was a little girl, we have always had the tradition of birthday breakfast. The best parts about birthday breakfast? Waking up to a  festively set table, time together in the morning when no one is rushing and, of course, a far more elaborate breakfast than the […]

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Success Story: Bethany And Zane Lost A Combined Total Of More Than 150 Lbs


Visit www.LoveChard.com to learn more about Bethany and Zane There is nothing I love more than sharing inspiring stories of transformation with you. Though the particular circumstances of each story is different, the core message is the same. Each and every one of us has the potential to change our lives, radically transform our well-being, […]

Three Easy Principles To Make Sense Of Conflicting Health Information


When I first changed my diet, I was SO naive. I’d never made a concerted effort to lose weight or get healthy before. I would occasionally lift weights, but I certainly wasn’t that into fitness. So I hadn’t read the books, perused the articles or had any idea of the Pandora’s box of dietary theories […]

Our Latest Project — Find A Plant-Based Health Care Practitioner

Find A Doctor That Prescribes Plants

Have you ever received bad nutrition advice from your doctor? According to a recent survey, only 25% of medical schools require a nutrition course, and med students receive, on average, just 19.6 contact hours of nutrition instruction. There is more conflicting health advice than ever, and unfortunately many people leave their doctor even more confused about what to eat […]