To the omnivores among us, going vegetarian can be a scary thought. We get so entrenched in our ways of living that changing can sometimes seem unfathomable. “What will I eat?” you might think to yourself, nervously clutching a bacon club sandwich, “How will I get enough protein?”
Well, if you are considering phasing animal flesh out of your diet, you’ll be happy to know that it really is not as difficult as you might think. There are plenty of great vegetarian options out there. If you’re craving a burger, vegetarian options abound. Of course, some are better than others, and how they taste has a lot to do with how they are prepared, but the same can be said for beef burgers, as well.
Did you know that there are over 14,000 varieties of mushrooms? Of course, not all of them are edible, but about 3,000 are, and of those, 700 have known medicinal uses.
Humans have treasured these widely varied fungi for many thousands of years. Asian cultures have long used mushrooms as a food source, and as a key ingredient in folk remedies.
EcoJuggernaut Film Proposal by 2 Portland-Based Brothers on a Mission
“It’s about time youth learned about global warming, the biggest crisis of our existence on earth, in a way that doesn’t put them to sleep.”
EcoJuggernaut is a documentary film project about solving Global Warming with an entirely different approach. EcoJuggernaut will be co-hosted by two teenage brothers, Forest Endicott 18, and Augest Endicott 15.
EcoJuggernaut will be part edgy, fun, suspenseful, hard-hitting, adventurous, inspiring, mind blowing, engaging, and always relevant & real!
As you well know — fundraising efforts on Kickstarter only work when the goal is fully met — so please take a look, and donate something if you can HERE. Continue reading
Carnitine, or L-Carnitine is an amino acid compound that is produced naturally in the human liver, brain, and kidneys. It is also present in high levels in red meat. Amino acids, as you probably already know, are used by the body to build proteins, neurotransmitters, nucleotides, and other molecules that are crucial to biological processes.
Carnitine’s role in the body is in the transport of fatty acids from the cytosol (the fluid inside the cells) into the mitochondria (often referred to as the “power plant” of the cell), where they are metabolized.
Carnitine is often taken as a supplement by body builders, for extra strength, energy and stamina. Weight-loss dieters have also been known to take carnitine supplements, in order to increase the rate at which the body uses fatty acids, and thus, speed up their metabolic rates.
Have you ever eaten a meal at Laughing Planet Cafe in Portland, Corvallis, or Eugene, Oregon, and wondered where the cool t-shirts worn by some of our employees come from? Featuring slick graphics and witty slogans, Laughing Planet continues to introduce fun t-shirts for the healthy and environmentally conscious eater. Check them all out now, and buy what you’ve always wanted — the Laughing Planet Webstore is officially open for business!