Interview with Plant-Based Athlete


Jay is a martial artist, a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has been following a whole food, plant-based lifestyle for a number of years now. He is known as Plant-Based Athlete on YouTube, and he, along with his partner Michelle, have a new site Thriving Plant Based that offers plenty of information and support regarding transitioning to a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

Hi Jay, I know you’re pretty busy working on your exciting new project and getting prepared to move, so, I appreciate you taking the time to do this interview.

To begin, could you share a bit about your background along with what ultimately led you to the plant-based lifestyle? Did you find transitioning to a plant-based diet difficult in any way?

– Thanks for having me.

Honestly I just kind of fell into this lifestyle by watching “Forks Over Knives” on Netflix back in 2011. I then read, The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and that sealed the deal. It all made sense to me, I had lost my father in 2010 to a Heart Attack and have seen so many family and friends die too young due to poor diet. I actually didn’t find it too difficult as a lot of other people I’ve talked with. I was terrified of the consequences I knew were inevitable if I continued poor eating habits. I was also training Jiu-Jitsu a ton and was sick of being sore all the time. […Read the full interview on]

Film Review: Blue Gold: World Water Wars

Blue Gold: World Water Wars, 2009
Directed by Sam Bozzo
89 minutes


The film, Blue Gold: World Water Wars, addresses a very pressing topic: our use of water.

It is only from liquid water that all known life exists. Search for life? Search for water. As is evident through ancient civilisations, such as the Egyptians and the Mayans, when the water dries up, so does the civilisation. No water. No people.

Water is the source of life. Yet, only 3% of the world’s water is fresh water. With much of that now being polluted, where does that leave us?… [Read the rest of this post on]

Beagle Rescue in the News

If you haven’t heard of the Beagle Freedom Project, now is the time.

From numbers to names, the Beagle Rescue Project is a service of Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME) and works to free beagles, along with other animals from research testing labratories. Merely a labratory number when they are first rescued, they are given a name; a loving, caring home; and taste freedom for the first time.

A recent operation involved … [View this post in full at]

Children’s Book Review: That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things, 2009
Children’s Book
Written and Illustrated by Ruby Roth


Almost immediately upon opening That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, by Ruby Roth, I realized this book was more than just some average children’s story book. There is a detailed and explanatory nature to this book which not only provides a clear, informative read, but it also respects the intellect of children and their ability to follow and comprehend the story’s narrative and message. … [To view this post in full visit]