Plant Based Bride

One woman's thoughts on the science and morality behind the choice to live without animal products. And possibly a blog post or two about centrepieces.

Q&A #2: Should animals be used in the military and police force?


It's time for another Q&A!  Don't forget to leave your own questions in the comments below :)

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Review: Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation (Vegan & Cruelty-Free)

Since switching over to vegan and cruelty-free makeup I have been in search of a great foundation for my wedding day.  I have tried products from Cover Fx, Too Faced, and more to no avail.  After having tried various Kat Von D products, I couldn't help but hope that her foundation would be up to the task.  After using it for over a month I think I'm ready to give it an honest review!

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How To Get A Better Sleep in Ten Easy Steps

Did you know that one third of the world's adult population suffers from insomnia?  And that 62% of Canadians suffer from some type of sleep problem?  Over a quarter of Canadians have called in sick to catch up on sleep, and I know that I have first hand experience with the way a lack of quality sleep can turn us into slower, more stressed, underperforming zombies with a far less creativity.

Have you ever felt like you, but worse, when you haven’t had a good night’s sleep?  That’s because the parts of your brain responsible for decision making, social interaction, morality, and thought lose as much as 14% of their fuel after even mild sleep deprivation.

When you sleep, your brain is able to discard toxins and other waste by way of the glymphatic system.  What happens when your brain isn’t able to dispose of the waste?  Contemporary science believes this is one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

I know that I feel so much better after a good night’s sleep.  Let’s collect some strategies and some quality Zzzs along the way.  It’s time to sleep better, starting tonight!

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