The Importance of Good Sleep

August 10, 2015 Julie Luxemberg

One of the most common complaints of busy students or employees? That they are tired! As a whole, we do not get enough sleep, and we often end up relying on stimulants such as caffeine to help us through our days. However, not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can have serious health consequences that are far greater than simply being tired. Here is why you should make sure to get to bed early: Lack of sleep makes it difficult to think properly When you don’t get enough sleep, your cognitive functions can decrease dramatically. Lack of sleep can...

The Raw Truth

March 05, 2015 Christopher Carbaugh

Going raw is an essential aspect of the vegan experience, and it’s a practice that is supremely beneficial in terms of your nutritional health. It is also a subject that sparks some discussion and debate as to what the correct approach is when trying to incorporate raw foods into your diet. Going raw generally means eating foods that have not been heated above 115 to 118 degrees (The line blurs there), which is nutritionally beneficial for a number of reasons. For one, many foods relinquish their original phytonutrient and vitamin content during the cooking process, as a host of supplemental...