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“A plant-based diet is a healthful choice at every stage of life, including pregnancy and breastfeeding, and a well-planned plant-based diet provides all the nutrients you and your developing baby need.” ~ Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine Maybe it’s family members, neighbors, coworkers, or perhaps, even your own self-doubt. Many negative myths surround the vegan […] Read more

Just like people, some dogs are predisposed to developing dental tartar, and we’ve taken care of a few with this problem. Keeping teeth clean is super-important to help prevent disease further down the line, and we’ve learned the value of sticking to a regular dental cleaning regimen for our rescues, because otherwise their teeth become […] Read more

Several years ago, I was browsing in a small health food store when I caught sight of an essential oil diffuser vigorously pumping a fine mist into the air. Not having seen a nebulizing diffuser before, I was quite intrigued. I’ve finally had the chance to really learn what they’re all about now that our organization […] Read more

Though they have been around for ages, chia seeds have earned a lot of buzz in recent years for their versatility and the notion that they can be considered a “superfood” in some contexts. These claims come from the nutritional value that chia seeds contain, but did you ever think about growing them at home? […] Read more

If you asked me what’s the cheapest diet in the world, I would repeat back to you the sage words of financial guru Dave Ramsey:  “Rice and beans, beans and rice.” Now, Dave Ramsey is no vegan; his expertise is in advising debtors how to scrimp and save in order to save money. But he’s […] Read more

Who could resist the smell of pancakes on a Sunday morning? (Or on any other morning, for that matter…) Here’s a recipe we love to break out when we have friends to stay. ‘Mom’s Pancakes’ is fondly named after a friend’s mother (particularly talented in the baking department) who created the recipe by ‘veganizing‘ one […] Read more

So… We’re trying something we’ve never done before, and that is to introduce our readers to a potential affiliate partner for Gentle World. Generally speaking, it’s hard to find companies that we’re 100% comfortable with recommending. But our volunteers had the chance to sample Splendid Spoon’s selection, and we were really very impressed! We hope you’ll […] Read more

I’m a Vegan Vet

written by Andrew Knight, D.V.M. ~ United Kingdom Once on a hike in America someone asked me what I did, and I replied “I’m a vet”. She asked, in all seriousness, “What war were you in?” For a sun, sea and surf-loving creature from Australia, this was something of a shock. Wars are about as rare for […] Read more

Is Maple Syrup Vegan?

It might come as a surprise to some to learn that not all maple syrup is vegan. Although maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees—and, therefore, should be a plant-derived product—the problem is with how the sap is processed. When maple sap is boiled in order to thicken it into a syrup, […] Read more

Egg-Free Omelettes

We’re frequently astonished by how many people still think of tofu as a bland, boring food. Of course, you can hardly blame them if they make the mistake of eating it right out of the package, as though it’s a finished product. Tofu doesn’t really have a lot of flavor of its own, as it’s designed to […] Read more