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Fruits and Vegetables

Should I Eat This? Part 8: Fruits & Veggies

What if I told you there was a magical pill you could take that would help you lose weight, prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer, even the common cold? Oh, and it will also make your skin glow. You don’t need a prescription and your daily dose would just be a couple of dollars a day. […]

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Happy Tofurkey Day

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Foods I Have Adored

I am Canadian. I am vegan. I am not a fan of the mass slaughter of indigenous peoples. And yet, there is something I love about Thanksgiving. That something, specifically, is the food. In honor of that love (and to dispel the idea that turkey day is all about turkey), I present this guide to […]

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Mistrust All Enterprises That Require New Clothes

Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes. I have always wholeheartedly agreed with that sentiment (originally from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden) since I first came across it in my all-time favorite book, A Room With A View. Even as a teenager, I hated going shopping for clothes. It wasn’t that I was self-conscious or worried […]

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Should I Eat This? Part 7: Grains

We food-obsessed Westerners have spent much of the past decade freaking out about grains. Remember Atkins? There was a guy in my office who ate huge plates of bacon and sausage every morning, but would shudder in disgust at the sight of toast. South Beachers also said “no” to grains, but were at least a […]

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