VEGAN WARRIOR: DEBBIE SOMERS

VEGAN WARRIOR: DEBBIE SOMERS

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PMK POST VEGAN WARRIOR: DEBBIE SOMERS March 20, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen https://www.youtube.com/embed/l1qo3P6-eDI?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 She’s conscious of sustainable food choices.She’s active in her pursuit and her beliefs.She’s deeply passionate about animal wellness.She’s raising her family to be the healthiest version of themselves as possible.She’s celebrating five years of being vegan, this month!She’s Debbie Somers and she’s a Vegan Warrior.DEBBIE’S STORYDebbie began her journey toward veganism 24 years ago, when she was in high school. Being raised in an Italian family where traditional foods are the epitome of culture, affection, and familiarity did not give Debbie much wiggle room when it came to choosing a diet that was right for her.Since veganism wasn’t an option in her teen years, Debbie became a pescetarian after hearing the sound of rabbits screaming as her…
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Veganism + Athleticism = TIA BLANCO

Veganism + Athleticism = TIA BLANCO

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PMK POST Veganism + Athleticism = TIA BLANCO March 10, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen She loves to paint.She’s competitive.She always beats the boys in armwrestling.She’s a role model and an athlete.She’s a professional surfer.She’s vegan.LIFE ON THE WAVEWhen she was just 3 years old, Tia Blanco learned to surf with her father in Waikiki… and she’s never looked back!“When I am surfing I feel free [and] relaxed,” says Tia, “the ocean can definitely be scary sometimes, so you always have to stay humble to it [and] learn to adapt to all conditions, and push your limits but still stay safe.”Tia has turned her passion for surfing into a career—that’s not only fun and healthy, but that’s brought her onto the world’s stage. An internationally recognized and celebrated surfer, Tia’s awards…
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DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: FOOD MATTERS

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: FOOD MATTERS

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PMK POST DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: FOOD MATTERS January 5, 2017 Plant Matter Kitchen “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food” ~ Hippocrates (460-370 BC) ~ From pesticides to pharmaceuticals, in Food Matters, a host of medical doctors, journalists, advocates, and health professionals break down how the growth, consumption, and distribution of our food affects our health and well-being.After watching this life changing documentary, here are the 8 major takeaways that made us think:DISTANCE: Dr. Victor Zeines, D.D.S, M.S., Holistic Dentist and Nutritionist, says that by the time we shop for our food, it’s at least a week old—at best. He encourages us to think about how old our food is; how far in distance it has travelled before we bite into it and how many nutrients…
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Veganism + Athleticism = MAC DANZIG

Veganism + Athleticism = MAC DANZIG

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PMK POST Veganism + Athleticism = MAC DANZIG December 19, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen Mixed Martial Arts fighter.Ultimate Fighter Champion.Photographer.Father.Vegan.MAC DANZIG.THE MAKING OF MACOn the basketball court and the soccer field in his younger years, and at the skate park in high school, Mac was always into sports as a child. His passion for athletics eventually lead him to become a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter at the turn of the millennium.Mac competed as a lightweight in several MMA promotions, most notably the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He participated in and won the 6th season of The Ultimate Fighter, defeating Tom Speer. He also won Fight of the Night three times and Knockout of the Night once, along with other King of the Cage, Extreme Challenge Trials, and Gladiator Challenge…
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Documentary Review: Forks Over Knives

Documentary Review: Forks Over Knives

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PMK POST Documentary Review: Forks Over Knives December 6, 2016 Plant Matter Kitchen “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~ Thomas Edison ~Diabetes. Hypertension. Cancers. Bone disease. Tendonitis. Fatigue.These conditions (and a host of others) can be tackled by simply eliminating animal and animal by-products from our diets. It might sound too simple to be true—but it is true!The groundbreaking documentary Forks Over Knives gives us a glimpse into the health, political, ethical, and social consequences that come with the consumption of meat and dairy.A New Way of EatingIn an era of highly concentrated sugar and fat, where people are eating foods rich in calories but poor in nutrients, Forks Over Knives shines…
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