Athletics & Performance

It’s no coincidence that more athletes than ever before are ditching dairy. Plant-based athletes from soccer stars to NFL players are realizing the benefits of a dairy-free diet, and you can, too. Fight inflammation, recover faster, and optimize your athletic performance by ditching dairy.

Run Farther, For Longer: Study Finds Ditching Dairy Helps Endurance Athletes

What About Soy?

What About Soy?

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and maligned plant proteins is soy. I hear it in the locker room all the time. Men are refusing to eat soy in any form because they fear growing breasts, or they limit their intake of soy milk, tofu, edamame, and tempeh thinking...

Ditching Dairy Can Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Ditching Dairy Can Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer) The first time that I broke my wrist was in a 1983 on-ice collision when I was an 18-year-old hockey player. I broke my thumb near the same wrist a couple of years later in a bike race. When I broke the wrist again in 2007...

Plant-Based Diet and Longevity in Sport

Plant-Based Diet and Longevity in Sport

Guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer) While the Fountain of Youth remains a mythical spring of restoration for anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters, many aging athletes are extending their competitive careers by turning to the restorative powers of a...

Inflammation Hurts More Than Just Athletic Performance

Inflammation Hurts More Than Just Athletic Performance

Guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer) As athletes, we spend time regularly dealing with inflammation. This might take the form of an ice pack on a sore muscle or wearing compression clothing to enhance the recovery process. Inflammation comes with the...

An Interview With World Record-Holding Blade Runner Brian Reynolds

An Interview With World Record-Holding Blade Runner Brian Reynolds

Brian Reynolds runs a 3:03 marathon, a 1:17 half marathon, and a 16:49 5k. He's a dad, a dairy-free athlete, and also a double amputee. Case of meningococcemia at age four resulted in the loss of his legs, but that hasn't stopped him from earning the world record in...

Basic Bone and Major Muscle Strengthening Workout

Basic Bone and Major Muscle Strengthening Workout

Calcium isn’t the only factor when it comes to strong bones. Just like maintaining a certain level of fitness, both nutrition and exercise are needed to support long-term bone health—and prevent osteoporosis later in life. Put down that glass of milk (it’s not doing...

6 Tips to Maintain Strong Bones and Prevent Osteoporosis

6 Tips to Maintain Strong Bones and Prevent Osteoporosis

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 10 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis and another 44 million have been diagnosed with low bone density—or osteopenia—a precursor to osteoporosis. (1) Not coincidentally, the dairy industry has an iron grip on...

6 Inflammation-Fighting Foods (Plus Meal Ideas)

6 Inflammation-Fighting Foods (Plus Meal Ideas)

Why do we feel sore after a workout? Inflammation. Acute inflammation is a natural response to an effective workout, and feeling a bit sore can be a sign that your body is healing itself. This temporary inflammation is nothing to worry about. Chronic inflammation,...

How to Maintain Weight with a Dairy-Free Diet

How to Maintain Weight with a Dairy-Free Diet

Guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer)Making a major lifestyle change like ditching dairy and adopting a plant-based diet can seem like a challenging process. Last month, I wrote about two of my fellow hockey players who tried to make the switch, but were...

Ironman Brendan Brazier Is a Pioneer in Dairy-Free Sports Nutrition

Ironman Brendan Brazier Is a Pioneer in Dairy-Free Sports Nutrition

Brendan Brazier is way ahead of the game. As a former professional Ironman athlete and two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon runner, he’s had his eyes on the prize since he was a young teen (he’s in his 40s now, though no one would guess by the look of him). Growing...

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