The Thrive 30 lesson who still inspires me...is certainly the one I had just after watching and reading all 12 lessons and finding myself listening to Brandon Brazier himself! It was a determining moment to really dive in and let my real vegan way of life be see. Thanks Brandon!.
Added by G Cloutier on September 30, 2010 at 7:13pm —
With a light, fluffy texture and mild earthy taste, quinoa is not only delicious but also a staple Thrive food. Replacing wheat pasta or white rice with quinoa will add a host of health-building nutrients to your meals, including iron, potassium and high levels of Vitamin B!…
Added by Jill on September 30, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Added by 4_lifepath on September 30, 2010 at 9:58am —
The challengers had the chance to sample the VEGA Berry flavoured Complete Whole Food Optimizer and loved it! We mixed it in a blender with 1% organic milk, 100% orange juice, 2% MF natural organic yogurt, frozen mixed berries and added the Antioxidant EFA blend and it was fabulous. The owner from the "Garden Health Foods" said it was the best Vega smoothie she'd ever tasted! Everyone was scrabbling to get the samples to take home. Thank you so much VEGA for… Continue
Added by Michelle Brezinski on September 29, 2010 at 10:00pm —
As a physician I see hundreds of people each week with health conditions varying from the trivial to life-threatening; within each interaction, whether the process will contribute to improved health or not, depends largely on the extent to which the person is empowered.
Anyone who seeks to improve their health seeks also to empower themselves in the process, to engage it, to be active with it and to evolve.
We recognize health is not a fixed condition or entity - it is a… Continue
Added by Aleksandar Radan on September 29, 2010 at 9:30pm —
So I went up to Choices Market (10 minute drive) the evening of the last post. I found the EFA oil, packets of WFHO, Smoothies, & vibrancy/energy bars. I purchased EFA oil, two packets each of the Chocolate & Berry WFHO, I wanted berry but there was only chocolate Vega bars so I picked up one of each. The bars were awful, and from what I ate I got a slight case of disentary… Continue
Added by 4_lifepath on September 28, 2010 at 1:25pm —
Hoping someone out there can help me with this...
I am currently seeing a chiropractor that does nutritional therapy and muscle testing. Last October I went to a vegan diet after reading studies of the effects of animal protein and its over consumption being related to cancer and other health ailments. In my studies my understanding was that a diet rich in fresh fruits and veggies, legumes and whole grains would provide ample protein and nutrition. The doc is telling me that this is… Continue
Added by Mechelle Moore on September 27, 2010 at 10:38am —
Well ....two steps forward (incorproating change as I run out of grocery supplies) 1 step back ..... I tried the Vanilla Chai with a banana, walnuts, vanilla, maple syrup, water and ice in my Mighty Vity Mix ......and the spice doesn't match to my taste bud's dictates and never will. If another out there can relate to this, and has tried the chocoloate and/or berry, can you tell me what you thought of their tastes respectively ? I am taking this stuff back to GNC with the goal of… Continue
Added by 4_lifepath on September 25, 2010 at 6:00pm —
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Added by Michelle Brezinski on September 24, 2010 at 9:41pm —
Vega's newest product, Shake and go smoothie, is proving itself to be rather formidable as both as tasty treat and a healthy, blended superfood beverage. It has quickly become one of my favorite snacks because (In my opinion) this newest offering from Vega is their best tasting product to date. In fact it tastes so good, my wife and three year old daughter drink it… Continue
Added by Paul Kent on September 24, 2010 at 12:57pm —
Last year, Kelly… Continue
Added by Jill on September 24, 2010 at 11:00am —
To combat the all to pervasive and somewhat over-naturalized tendency toward inner self criticism and general negativity that creeps into our lives: make it a habit to "praise aweseomness" in your day to day life, to reconnect with your gratitude, inspiration, and the undeniable forward momentum and bliss of life. Here's my list:
- Home Sweet Home - Black Tulip Farm with my love @mennolite (Jenny)
- Raw Food, Natural Food, Local food, Slow Food, Plant Food, VEGA… Continue
Added by Aleksandar Radan on September 23, 2010 at 10:11pm —
Autumn. My absolute favorite time of year. The crisp air. The brilliant colors. The smell of bonfires and apple pies. I truly missed the change of seasons last year. While sun and warmth are absolutely wonderful, they don’t awaken my imagination. They don’t make me take deep breathes and reminisce of old memories and all the new ones to come. I love seeing the slow stream of… Continue
Added by Kate Pallardy on September 23, 2010 at 9:33am —
I have held off on purchasing Thrive books/Vega products because since becoming a vegetarian 18 months ago, I have done so much research and every approach tried to date lacked in full comprehensive material so I could become self reliant in meeting my nutritional needs.
I have to say this isn't the case here. Branden's integrity in wanting to help people become healthier became apparent to me when in today's lesson, 3, he informs you on how… Continue
Added by 4_lifepath on September 22, 2010 at 11:44pm —
My Gmail is loaded full of starred emails. Many of them are either important emails that I do not have time to reply right away, recipes or other valuable things. Thrive in 30 Lessons are one of the items that have that lucky star selected in my email account.
The combination of lessons, and the opportunity to meet Brendan Brazier at the Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair have inspired me to change my nutritional ways more permanently than my many past attempts. While I have gone raw and… Continue
Added by Miroki on September 22, 2010 at 8:03pm —
People always ask me if I ever dream about suddenly drowning myself in milk chocolate or swimming in a vat of cool whip. I always laugh because those thoughts don’t really ever course my mind. I have found enough sweetness in fruit to last a lifetime and yes, have on occasion eaten enough peaches to fill an entire room. I truly don’t miss out on processed, sugar laden treats. I will be honest that at one time in my life I did love more than anything a warm cup of hot chocolate and the… Continue
Added by Kate Pallardy on September 22, 2010 at 9:27am —
VEGA Shake & Go is quickly becoming a favorite snack for yogis.
As a yoga instructor I find it challenging to have a balanced diet because I teach when most people are having lunch or dinner. I was excited when VEGA Shake & Go became available. The shakes are quick, delicious and healthy. They are the perfect pre or post yoga class snack. I find them satisfying enough to get me through teaching or taking a 90 minute yoga class. I put the powder in a jar or water bottle and… Continue
Added by Tania Frechette on September 21, 2010 at 5:11pm —
Getting your kids used to good whole foods is not always easy. Getting them used to sources of vegan protein and some “different… Continue
Added by Francois Rivard on September 21, 2010 at 2:35pm —
Every once in a while we as individuals come across something, the discovery of which at first seems modest but the impact of which is anything but. For each of us the list of such items is highly individual, often defining our passions, our inspirations and the elements in our lives that run to the very core of our being. It might be the world's most comfortable pair of training shorts, your first membership with a CSA, an encounter with a mentor, signing up for and completing a great race or… Continue
Added by Aleksandar Radan on September 20, 2010 at 7:30am —
7 days of rest and recovery. True rest and recovery. A complete hiatus from all things swim, bike, run and now I’m finally going a bit stir crazy. Most people would say then go on ahead and do some training but of course, my body would be missing the entire point. Everyone has their own ideas about how and when to rest…totally rest. This would be considered total rest. I did break a few days ago and decided a jog/walk would be a marvelous thing though the legs failed to cooperate and after… Continue
Added by Kate Pallardy on September 19, 2010 at 7:50am —