Category: Lifestyle

Interviews from The Gamer Changers Movie Premiere Red Carpet

Interviews from The Gamer Changers Movie Premiere Red Carpet

From the star-studded red carpet at the premiere of The Game Changers movie, Elysabeth Alfano speaks with 9-time NBA champion, Chris Paul, who explains how he dropped the bomb on Lebron James that he is vegan!  Elysabeth also chats with former NFL star Tony Gonzalez, Academy Award-winning director, Louie Psihoyos, Suzy Amis Cameron and Dr. Dean Ornish. What a night!! […]

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Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

Today the 2nd annual Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival announced the list of the 26 films that have been selected for nomination for the 2019 awards. The awards will be announced at the Festival’s Premier event October 6, 2019 at The Chamber Theatre in Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa. In 2019 the Festival received 40 film submissions, up from 28 […]

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Can Vegan Dogs Live Longer?

Can Vegan Dogs Live Longer?

Studies like the Blue Zones (places on earth that people live the longest) show that diets focused primarily around plants in terrains that provide lots of opportunity for physical activity generally increase the lifespan of humans. As vegan diets for dogs have become more popular in the media, there has been a lot of backlash and negativity. If human beings […]

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Opera Singer Lucas Meachem on his Impossible Burger Diet & Going Vegan

Opera Singer Lucas Meachem on his Impossible Burger Diet & Going Vegan

You are in for a treat because tonight it is a vegan’s night at the opera!  Grammy-Award winning Baritone and Animal Rights Advocate Lucas Meachem joins Elysabeth Alfano from the road just before he performs on stage. Spanning his career, Lucas has performed at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel, at the Vienna Opera House, the Paris Opera House, the Los […]

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Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton to Launch Plant-based Burger Chain

Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton to Launch Plant-based Burger Chain

Five-time FIA Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton is collaborating with hospitality organization The Cream Group and investors including UNICEF Ambassador and early backer of Beyond Meat, Tommaso Chiabra, to revolutionize fast food when they launch exciting new concept Neat Burger, the first plant-based sustainable burger chain of its kind. Opening its first site on September 2nd, Neat Burger promises to transform the […]

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As KFC fries into the future, McDonald’s stalls

As KFC fries into the future, McDonald’s stalls

Tomorrow, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) will pilot a plant-based fried “chicken” at one Atlanta, Georgia location. The decision to trial plant-based nuggets and wings comes as a result of chain after chain partnering with Beyond Meat this year. The burgeoning partnership with Dunkin’ and Hardee’s—both championed through Change.org petitions—is just the latest in Beyond Meat becoming the most sustainable protein […]

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Maintaining your weight while ‘walking slowly’ into a plant-based diet

Maintaining your weight while ‘walking slowly’ into a plant-based diet

Making a major lifestyle change like ditching dairy and adopting a plant-based diet can be a challenging process. In last month’s column, I wrote about two hockey players who tried unsuccessfully to go vegan. The male athlete gave up because he felt ravenously hungry all the time while the female athlete gained weight. I turned to Dr. Cyrus Khambatta for […]

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Vegan Athlete, Adrian Beckett, Completes Everesting Challenge

Vegan Athlete, Adrian Beckett, Completes Everesting Challenge

Last weekend Adrian Beckett completed the Everesting Challenge in just under 18 hours (taking almost 4 hours off of the previous fastest time on the hill in question) and on a plant-based diet. The stats were 164.8 miles covered and 29,977 feet of ascent climbed over 48 reps of the same hill.  He did this for the charity Meningitis Now, […]

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Former Iraqi War Veteran on Defending African Wildlife with an Army of Women

Former Iraqi War Veteran on Defending African Wildlife with an Army of Women

Imagine building your own army to tackle head on the injustice you see in the world.  That’s exactly what former Special Ops Sniper in the Iraqi War, Damien Mander, decided to do.  While visiting Africa after leaving Iraq, he saw the damage and destruction being done to our planet’s most endangered species.   Damien decided he would do something about […]

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i pini, A one-of-a-kind Eco-Vegan Agrivilla Nestled in the Heart of Tuscany

i pini, A one-of-a-kind Eco-Vegan Agrivilla Nestled in the Heart of Tuscany

i pini, is a one of a kind eco-vegan Agrivilla (Italy’s first) nestled in the heart of Tuscany, specializing in providing a unique experience of serenity and peacefulness along with sustainability and compassion. This means that everything they provide their guests has been meticulously thought through, from the materials used on the renovation of the 15th century farmhouse, to the […]

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