Renowned Vegan Doctor to Debate Paleo Diet on Joe Rogan Podcast

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Renowned vegan cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD, will appear on the Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) podcast on September 27 for a debate with pro-paleo author Chris Kresser. Kahn, who promotes plant-based nutrition to prevent and reverse disease, will argue the disadvantages of the…

Vegan Fine-Dining Restaurant Opens Inside Chicago Saks Fifth Avenue

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Renowned plant-based chef Matthew Kenney is bringing a new vegan, fine-dining experience to Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago next month. Althea—which means “wholesome” and “to heal” in Greek—will be a modern, 64-seat restaurant with a bar and lounge that offers Kenney’s signature…

Researchers Pay $300 to Anyone Who Will Eat an Avocado a Day for Six Months

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Joan Sabanté, MD, the director of the Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention at California’s Loma Linda University School of Public Health, is recruiting participants for a new study on the link between avocado consumption and weight loss. Sabanté will select…

Serena Williams Creates Vegan Clothing Line to Empower Women

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Plant-based tennis champion (and new mom) Serena Williams has launched vegan clothing line Serena to inspire confidence in women pressured by society to seamlessly juggle career and family responsibilities. “ [I am] introducing Serena, my first independent clothing line for all the…

New York City to Launch New $400K Plant-Based Medicine Program

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A new medical program that prescribes whole-food, plant-based nutrition to critically ill patients will begin operation in the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue medical system in New York this fall. The Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program (PBLMP) will be overseen by Michelle McMacken, MD…

DIY Vegan Cinnamon Roll Shop Opens in Washington, DC

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Vegan dessert chain Cinnaholic will open its first location in Washington, DC early next year. The 1,200-square foot shop—which will operate inside of the new Downtown Crown retail project in the Gaithersburg neighborhood—will offer freshly baked vegan cinnamon rolls that are customizable…

LA’s Eat Drink Vegan Festival Heads to London 

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Eat Drink Vegan—the premier vegan food and beer festival in Los Angeles—is combining forces with United Kingdom vegan festival Vevolution 2018 this November in London. The one-day event will include an Eat Drink Vegan stage hosted by Janette Fernandez and LA’s leading…