Weekly Leeks Jan 30 – Feb 12 Edition

As part of our Weekly Leeks series, we’ll be sharing helpful resources, interesting articles, and other insightful materials to help encourage and support the journey towards becoming more environmentally conscious and ethically responsible citizens.

Here are some current, thought-provoking pieces that caught our eye within the past couple of weeks:

Dr Oz brings the Vegan Movement to the American Mainstream in a Big Way
In one of Dr Oz’s most recent episodes “Beginner’s Guide to Going Vegan Without Going Crazy” Dr Oz calls going vegan the “single biggest movement of 2017” – That’s a pretty big statement, considering what’s already been going on in 2017!  Whether your a Dr OZ fan or not, this episode is worth checking out and you might want to even consider sending the link to this episode to friends and family who are vegan skeptics.

7 New Jobs That Are So ‘2017’
This article by Time Magazine highlights some pretty cool jobs that will be “shaping our future” …  Vegan Butcher makes the list!

Not Your Mother, Not Your Milk
10 Mothers On Why They’re Saying NO To Dairy.  In this article on freefromharm.org was published in 2016, but we think it’s a timeless piece that puts the real price of dairy into perspective, from the point of view of mothers.  If your a parent, this is a must read.

What About Protein?
If you’re thinking about moving towards a plant-based diet or already have, then one of the main questions you’ll hear is: “What about protein?” Plants are loaded with protein and this free chart is a great reference point. Planning ahead is also an important part of making the transition to eating a whole-foods plant-based diet. This article points out the top 6 vitamins and minerals to be aware of. Thanks to our readers for sending these resources along.

Top 5 Plant-Based Books
Want to get informed? Want to learn more about the healing power of eating a plant-based diet? These books will help you gain an understanding of the potential power of eating a whole-food, plant-based diet.

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