Emily Dreeling

5 Ethical Fashion Companies in LA Which Are Stamping Out Modern Day Slavery

LK recently attended the 3rd annual Fair Trade Fashion Show Fundraiser – which although being the most amazing visual feast, was also an unbelievably emotional experience. With its purpose being to benefit the Free The Slaves organization, the event, while furnishing all the glitz and glamour you might expect, also provided the most incredible insight into the harsh realities of the garment industry. Hosting an hour long expert panel on the topic, the connection between fast fashion and its contribution to modern-day slavery was discussed at length. Being an overall $150 billion industry which affects an estimated 21 million people...

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Can a Vegetarian Diet Lead To a Higher Risk of Heart Disease or Just More Clickbait?

Bad nutrition. There’s a lot of it out there, on the interwebs! Impossible to decipher, with potentially damaging consequences and with clickbait par for the course in media-land these days you’d be fortunate to avoid it. Perhaps you came across this recent report from the Independent? With the headline declaring “Vegetarian Diets Can Lead To Higher Risk Of Heart Disease,” it appeared the piece was all set to upend the scientifically sound plant-based world – and not for the better. However, this caption, while unsettling in its own right, didn’t hold a candle to the article’s content which was just a...

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Top 5 Plant Based Puddings | Los Angeles

Ok, so right about now, it’s +90 here in L.A. which means it must be time for some ice-cream! Not that you need any kinda toasty weather as an excuse, but as it makes any outing for cake sound a bit more legit….let’s run with it! But, where to, you may ask?! Well, not to worry, “Live” has you guys once again fully covered – and in having unearthed the best of LaLa Land’s most delish vegan desserts, we’re more than happy to point you in the direction of the best plant-based pudding destinations in town. So, here’s our...

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International Non Profit Set to Kickstart Vegan Future

Folks…as yet, you may not have heard of Better Eating International, but now that you’re in the know, it’s time to sit up and pay attention. Yup, this fledgling non-profit is just about all set to take the modestly prospering plant-based movement by storm, with its aim to see it bud beyond all recognition! Initiating a Kickstarter campaign back in April, the group, by May 10th, had well exceeded their goal of $97,500. And, with these monies having been successfully secured, and then equally matched by a donor, they have been busy using the funds raised to bring us...

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Interview With “The Mindful Vegan” Author, Lani Muelrath

With her NEW book, “The Mindful Vegan,” now available for pre-order, we sat down with award-winning health educator and best-selling author, Lani Muelrath, to get the scoop on all things plant-based, and of course, her much anticipated upcoming release! Lani, it’s a pleasure to have you here with us at LK, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat! So, lets get to it… …”The Mindful Vegan: A 30-Day Plan For Finding Health, Balance, Peace, and Happiness,” is due to hit the shelves soon (October 10th, everyone!)…it sounds pretty exciting, can you talk a bit about what...

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NEW! Vegan Documentary: “The UK’s Answer to Earthlings”

Ok folks…brace yourselves – a new vegan documentary will be doing the rounds pretty soon. Aiming to expose the truth behind animal farming in the U.K., Land Of Hope And Glory is due for release on August 1st.  Promising to showcase the most up-to-date investigations, along with brand new undercover footage, its creators have disclosed the fact that while this documentary won’t be a comfortable watch, they feel its content is necessary viewing for all. Prompted by 2005’s Earthlings, one of the most critical animal cruelty exposés in recent years, the filmmakers, in an effort to dispel the widespread...

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Shred It! Making Serious Meat-Free Gains with Robert Cheeke

Wanna get ripped this summer? Wanna do it on a whole-food plant-based diet? If the answer to both these questions is a resounding YES!, then it’s time to treat yourself to a copy of Robert Cheeke’s, Shred It! Having just finished it, I already feel like I’ve spent too much time slopping about in my jim-jams with a copy of this curled in one hand, vanilla almond latte in the other. But, people, it’s a bit of a page turner, so what can you do?  Well, if you’re as pumped as me, dust the cobwebs off those old yoga...

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Netflix Original “Vegan” Movie: OKJA

Making its Netflix debut just this week, I was excited to check it out after hearing many weeks of hype since its world premiere on May 19 at the Cannes Film Festival. Viewing it with my perpetually angst-ridden little rescue pup, I think – as we so happen to share the kind of telepathic relationship Mija (played by the brilliant Ahn Seo-hyun) similarly enjoys with her pet superpig Okja – we’d both like to confirm that the fuss is absolutely well-merited. Knowing he definitely appreciated the insane amount of extra cuddles he received throughout the film’s 120 minute heart-wrenching...

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5 Top Notch Vegan Eateries | Los Angeles

The City of Angels is just heaven in terms of its super healthy selection of vegan eateries. Knowing tons of decent dining options abound, this is quite the relief when you’re somewhat familiar with La La Land’s expansive terrain. But, if you’re just trying to pin-down the best of the best on a flying visit, finding the tip-top of green-friendly spots can be fairly challenging. Fear not though, we here at Live have taken the time to check out every meat-free nook and cranny of PETA’s #2 ranked herbivore haven as is humanly possible, and are more than happy...

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How Plant-Based Patties Are Securing A Meat-Free Future

Recent months have witnessed the explosion of plant-made meats, an exciting change of course which, I believe, will steer many a skeptic in the cruelty-free direction. And with the facts, from a personal, agricultural, and overall environmental standpoint, slowly but surely coming to the fore, it’s the only way to go. Indeed, after taste-testing two of the most hotly talked about commercially available vegan burgers on the block, I can confirm (with raucous enthusiasm!), that both are equally sensational. In fact, they’re so scrumptious, the carnivores I convinced to give them a shot could not believe they were dealing...

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5 Best Places For Green Eating in The Emerald City | Seattle

Seattle’s always been a leader on the forward-thinking front (Space Needle, anyone?!), therefore it came as no surprise that the city’s vegan game was right up there with the nation’s best in terms of its deliciously fresh, and local, plant-based fare – being impressively listed on PETA’s “Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities of 2016.” While most regular eateries offer some fine veggie options to keep you going in a crunch, the abundance of top-notch exclusively vegan spots here means it’s highly unlikely you’ll have to lean-on any side-dishes for nourishment! Although spoiled for choice in this pioneering plant haven, we...

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