41% of US land is used for livestock production according to a report by Bloomberg. Crop Production Allocation 391.5M acres are in use for crop production broken down as follow: 38.1M acres or 9.7% is biofuel 52M acres or 13.3% is idle / recovering 21.5M acres or 5.5% is wheat exports 62.8M acres or 16% […]

Toxic Sea’food’ – Seafood and Fish Have Become Highly Toxic Ocean sea’food’ FACTS: ~Most sea life absorb high levels of methylmercury (mercury poisoning) from human pollution and volcanic matter. Mercury is a neurotoxin and can critically effect other organs. Lead, manganese, chromium, cadmium, and arsenic may be present in sea life. ~Other pollutants: Dioxins, Polychlorinated […]

  Is it true that vegan men have 13% HIGHER testosterone levels than meat eaters and 8% higher than vegetarian men. It is acccording to this study: This 2000 Cancer Research Campaign study: Hormones and diet: low insulin-like growth factor-I but normal bioavailable androgens in vegan men (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374537/pdf/83-6691152a.pdf) has the results. The study included 696 […]

Hey everyone, I updated this list as my story has grown quite popular.  I thought I would briefly tell my story first. In 2011, I took over a small restaurant in my town and shortly after, we turned it into a BBQ joint.  Over the course of 5 years, I gained almost 150lbs. / 68kg.  […]

Please NOTE, I have updated this post HERE: https://www.arespectfullife.com/2018/03/02/easy-weight-loss-plant-based-diet/ This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. 10 Easy Weight Loss Tips I have personally lost a lot of weight. It is not because I eat poorly or am malnourished. I have had a full blood work up done […]

I call a vegan ‘diet’ a lifestyle instead of a diet because it really is not a change in diet as much as it is a lifestyle and mindset change.  When I began my journey in October 2016 to change my eating habits, I started with a vegetarian diet.   Some call it a Pescetarian […]

  This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. Last year I gave up my thriving restaurant to focus on my health.  I had the restaurant for 5 years and everything was going well, except for my health.  I had gained a lot of weight.  I was having massive […]

I Lost Over 100 Pounds Eating Mindfully PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated – I’ve now lost over 160 pounds.  See ‘Easy Weight Loss On A Plant Based Diet‘. I was always a skinny kid growing up.  I am 5’9” and weighed 135 lbs. all the way through high school.  I finally filled out […]