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Hello, world.

Thanks for stopping by my site! Let me tell you a little about what I’m doing here.

As you may have gathered from the About page, Chronic Planet has two main intentions:

  1. Educate.
  2. Advocate.

I’m a moderately crunchy gal. I don’t have dreadlocks, don’t live in a tree, and don’t {often} go barefoot in public, but I also know that you don’t have to fit the stereotypical “granola” image to live in a way that advocates for a kinder, healthier world. This is something that I think is, unfortunately, a common misconception.

My background is in pretty much everything nutrition and public health related. I’ve spent time providing medical nutrition therapy to hospitalized patients, counseled individuals with eating disorders, dabbled in environmental health affairs, helped dietary supplement companies in manufacturing safer and more transparent products, and supported the development of water safety and sustainability standards.

My husband and I went vegan in early 2013 after what began as a self-inflicted 30-day vegetarian challenge, and now that we have a child being raised the same way, we are certain that we’ll never look back. We have experienced firsthand that knowledge is, indeed, power. The more you learn (or perhaps the more pissed off you get) is directly related to the degree at which your lifestyle adapts to reflect issues you care about. For the most part, we opt to pay the extra money for organic, non-GMO verified products with third-party certifications and strongly believe in “voting with your dollar” to support the types of companies in line with our family values. We make an effort to live minimally in terms of materialism and our environmental footprint, though there is always room for improvement there. Lastly, we are realists, understanding that there isn’t just one way to do something or to have a positive impact.

Chronic Planet was created as an avenue to spread awareness about important things that are going on in the world, draw attention to how public health issues are intertwined and affecting us all, normalize plant-based living, and to empower YOU to live in a way that supports matters you are concerned about.

Join me? I’d love to connect with you.

 

Yours in health,

Lauren

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