All Posts By: Connie Cousins

Protect Our Planet: Plant-Based Goes Mainstream

Satellite imagery of Earth reveals a living planet hued in brilliant blues and greens. Zoom in and you see a lush garden with enough natural resources to support all the inhabitants. But human activity has created climate change and pollution of the oceans, land, air, and food—through industrialization, habitat destruction, farming practices, and even eating habits—rendering this a far-from-perfect world. What footprint are we leaving for future generations? How can we save the planet? 

Veestro’s mantra that plant-based is pleasing for people and the planet is one that’s getting more mainstream exposure and scientific support lately. In a recent editorial at CNN, George C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D,* calls upon global citizens to “go vegan” in order to mitigate environmental impacts harmful to health.

Vitamin D: Essential Like the Sun

Our glorious life-giving sun is the activator of vitamin D. But the days of carefree basking in the sun have been clouded by fears of skin cancer –from the same UV rays that activate the vitamin D, whichs cientists say actually functions to prevent cancer! We apply sunscreen or stay indoors, protecting our skin at the expense of the “sunshine vitamin” we need.

Seven Ways Plants Help You Lose Weight

Feast to your heart’s content, cast calories to the wind, lose pounds with plants, and never worry again! Sounds great. But are plants really a panacea or a pipedream? Actually, most studies agree that a plant-based diet is the healthiest way to lose weight—even without calorie-counting. Here’s why: 1. Plants contain less calories Calories (units […]