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Dr. Dean Ornish Featured in Amazon Prime Video Series

Dean Ornish, MD—lifestyle medicine doctor and Integral Yogi, is featured in the new Amazon show "Love, Gianna." In this new series, actress Gianna Simone explores the benefits of Veganism as she interviews world-renowned doctors and experts in the field of plant-based...

The Spirit of Ahimsa: Creating a More Loving World

Many people are concerned about the violence in our society and about the threat that violence poses to the very existence of our planet. Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that means non-violence. Following ahimsa doesn’t simply mean not killing. We cannot live without...

Conversion of the Carnivore: Becoming a Vegetarian (or Vegan) is More Than Just a Food Choice

One the most furious debates we can witness on social media is between the vegetarians and vegans versus the meat-eaters. Of all the issues facing the world currently, this conversation can drive such strife on both sides. Recently, I read a post from a friend on...

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Food & Subtle Energy

Food & Subtle Energy

Sage Uddalaka instructed his son Svetaketu: “Food when consumed, becomes threefold. The gross particles become the excrement, the middling ones flesh, and the fine ones the mind.” My child, when curd is churned, its fine particles which rise upwards form butter. Thus,...

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Yogic Meal Prayer

Yogic Meal Prayer

In almost every culture there are different ways to say prayers before consuming food. Most of these prayers offer an opportunity to express the gratitude we feel to have the food we are about to eat. They sometimes give us pause to also reflect upon those who are...

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Diet for Transcendence

Diet for Transcendence

In preparation for writing his book, Diet for Transcendence, Steven Rosen surveyed the world’s religions with the intention of proving that at their foundation—and as reflected in their scriptures—these faiths encouraged vegetarianism, nonviolence, love and compassion...

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Ahimsa: The First Step in Yogic Diet

Ahimsa: The First Step in Yogic Diet

“Who will be the happiest? The one who brings happiness to others.” –Swami Satchidananda How we behave toward others and our environment reveals—more than anything else—our inner state of mind and the current condition of our personalities. When we are self-confident...

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Spiritual Nutrition: Diet for Enlightenment

Spiritual Nutrition: Diet for Enlightenment

Gabriel Cousens is considered a physician of the soul. His books, Conscious Eating  and Spiritual Nutrition have been referred to as the “bible of vegetarians.” His background as a holistic physician, medical researcher, live-food nutritionist, ecological leader,...

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