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Roki Prunali

Yin and Yang: Balance on Our Plate

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Our constant quest for a level of oh-so-elusive Life Balance can be rather taxing on our overall wellness. In life, nearly nothing is a black and white issue, but in the case of our food it actually can be that simple.

Chinese philosophy says that all food has energy. The yin yang theory is a carefully designed system of opposites to help us simplify the understandings of life, even when it comes to food. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that food has the power to strengthen and energize, but also to heal. To achieve this harmony, eating yin-yang balanced foods is imperative.

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Roki Prunali

Beyoncé and Jay Z: Vegan or Plant-Based?

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Amongst the more socially-conscious, the Whole Food Plant-Based diet has been a topic on the rise over the last year, and while it is not dissimilar from it’s cousin, Veganism, it can still be confusing to parse out exactly which is which, and why either is so popular right now. Beyoncé and Jay Z recently set the internet aflame with their Greenprint Project sweepstakes, challenging fans to adopt (and share) a plant-based lifestyle with the ultimate reward being a lifetime of tickets to their concerts. The short headlines touted Bey as vegan, but this begs the question: what is it to be plant-based and what is it to be vegan? And when do the two diverge?

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