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May 05, 2011

My life was profoundly changed by shifting to a plant-based diet.  My body actually healed! I created Yummy Plants, an online vegan community, so that anyone else who followed would have an easier time transitioning to a vegan diet AND have a fun place to do it!  Here is my story:  I had my first experience with a plant-based, or vegan, diet back in 1998 many years before being a...

April 15, 2011

When I had the opportunity to attend a pre-screening of the movie “Forks Over Knives” at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health several months ago, I felt completely validated in my long- standing belief that what we eat truly impacts our health and well-being.  As one who has witnessed many relatives over the years (my own mother included) succumb to various forms of cancer after a long,...

March 19, 2011

Spring is here! As the days get longer and the trees bud and bloom, we are excited to welcome you to our much anticipated blog! My name is Katie Smallwood, a manager at Great Sage with a focus on public relations. After joining the Conscious Corner family, I knew Great Sage was destined to join the world of blogging. Vegan for ten years and loving it, I enjoy bringing attention to animal welfare...

February 23, 2011

Over the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a surprising number of compliments on my complexion. “You have great skin!” “How come you never break out?”  “I wish my face was as clear as yours!” I have to say these compliments have done wonders for my self-esteem. I’m not telling you this because I want to brag about my beautiful face (sarcasm), but because I want to share some secrets...

February 09, 2011

When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I thought about was my diet. I was already taking a vegan prenatal vitamin and plant-based DHA supplement in preparation for pregnancy, but suddenly the food on my plate was under scrutiny. And not just by me. Many people had concerns about my diet, including friends, family and my health care provider. I admit it. I was on the defensive...

February 09, 2011

As a vegetarian, almost vegan and very raw curious health coach, I fell in love with Great Sage. A friend introduced me to Great Sage a few months ago, and now I can’t get enough this fine restaurant. I believe it was the spinach, mushroom lasagna that won my heart. AND it could also be that there is a delicious place to enjoy plant-based, organic meals. This is extremely important for me as...

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