Healthy Earth Day Round-Up

In honor of Earth Day, we encourage you to do something healthy for the planet and yourself today. Often, you can accomplish both of those goals in one effort. Here is a round-up of the Earth-friendly tips and articles found at

Exercise to Save the Environment

Scientists have designed a leg brace that can harness power from your walking as a power source in place of the current less environmentally friendly methods.

Go Green with Your Diet

Learn some simple easy tricks that not only help the environment, but also help you increase your healthy food intake.

An Argument for Organic — The Cleanest and Dirtiest Produce Items

Due to the amount of pesticides and fertilizers used on large domestic and imported crops, not to mention the effects this has on the environment, choosing local, organic produce is becoming more popular.

Reusable Water Bottles Help Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Let’s talk about one of those small, almost incremental changes that you can make in your day-to-day life that can make a real, beneficial difference. Let’s talk water bottles.

Interview with Sophie Uliano, author of the Gorgeously Green Diet

We had the opportunity to speak with Sophie, who believes that her plan, which is more of a “live-it” lifestyle plan rather than a diet, can be followed by anyone who is passionate about taking care of herself (and the planet).

Overweight? Blame the Environment

Does your environmental exposure to foods and how your body has a genetic predisposition to eat when exposed to food, influence your weight?

Being Overweight May Doom the Planet

According to a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, obese and overweight people require more fuel to transport themselves and the food that they eat. The problem will only get worse as the population grows in every sense of the word.

The Biggest Loser Encourages Reducing Water Bottle Waste

In an effort to reduce our plastic water bottle waste, NBC’s hit show, The Biggest Loser, is joining forces with water-filtration giant, Brita, to encourage the entire viewing audience to stay hydrated via environmentally-sound means.

Meet the Future of Meat

Is the idea of meat grown in giant tanks known as “bioreactors” a good thing for mankind? On the surface, you would think “NO!” Don’t mess with Mother Nature, right? But wait just one minute all you do-gooders… there may just be a little method to this madness.

Here are a few diet and weight loss plans that promote a green and healthy


Rawvolution is a meal delivery program that supports a commitment to a raw or vegan lifestyle. Organic, fresh foods in a diet that also helps the environment.

Vegan Diet

The Vegan Diet is just a part of what is an entire lifestyle. All things organic, natural and animal-free- which means a diet concentrated on whole grains, soy products, fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Vegetarian Diet

Living a vegetarian lifestyle can provide better health for you and the planet. You may even lose a pound or two as well as having less risk of weight-related illnesses.

Skinny Bitch

Put down that junk food and grab a copy of the hottest new diet book, “Skinny Bitch,” penned by two fiery and passionate best friends.

Eating for Energy

Yuri Elkaim, a nutrition professional, has created a diet that’s good for you and good for the Earth. Eating for Energy focuses on a raw foods diet to ensure you receive all the nutritional benefits of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Food Matters

Food Matters is a a non-preachy guide to eating right for your body and the planet. Look great, feel even better and reduce your carbon footprint with the Food Matters diet.

The Kind Diet

Written by celebrity vegan Alicia Silverstone, the book shares her passion for taking care of animals, the earth and her body. Learn how to become a vegan and even enjoy some of her recipes.

Food Rules

Written by Michael Pollan, Food Rules is your guide to mindful eating, whether you’re eating at a buffet or shopping for dinner at the supermarket.

Omnivore’s Dilemma

Another winner from Michael Pollan, he shows how our food goes from farm to fork and explains the origins of your dinner. It’s an eye-opening and provocative read.

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