Growing Allergies and Cancers – GM vs Real Food

People wonder why V Star care so much about organic plant based food. This story simply brings it together from an average mothers perspective. With the US having the highest rates of cancers and a rising tide of food allergies, one mother started to investigate more. When a US mother found her child suffering from…

Would you share your stuff?

There’s a small movement happening and it’s starting to blossom in the mainstream areas. Would you share your car, house or even tools in the shed. Sounds strange? But there is a buzz happening in the urban centres around the world. Collaborative Consumption, is the old world of sharing merged with a financial transactional model…

Benefits of movement

We all know that movement or exercise is good for us. Yet do we really include this to our everyday? So you say it’s good. But how good? In this article from the Mayo Clinic, they explore the 7 benefits of regular physical activity… No. 1: Exercise controls weight Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain…

Do you have a fear of success?

Many of us have heard the saying, seek and you will find. Sometimes we find and yet do not grasp or enter through the door. This is even when you can see the other side?!? So the real question then reveals itself, is finding just enough? Sometimes, there are things at play which are far…

Over 1 Million Households Capture the Sun

There’s a quiet revolution happening in the roof tops of many Australian households. Shhh the quiet word is out, the word is Solar! Over the last 5 years, Australia has installed over 1 Million solar panel systems. This is even after the governments in larger states turned off the incentives. So why are people still…

Keeping a Healthy Heart with Potassium

In October 2012, some V Star members and I attended the World Veg Festival in San Francisco. Here we heard medical experts present about the the power of plants in helping us live a vibrant life. I met a very entertaining ( ok and informative) physician in Dr Michael Greger, who had the audience in…

Setting goals for 2013 & Beyond

The new year resolutions are hear and the year Twenty 13 is well under way. As the month comes to an end we start to really lock down our goals for the year ahead. In this article Marla Tabaka suggests some clear lessons for attaining your goals for the year. Whilst her background is helping small…

Learning how to stop shopping

This is a timely story from Gmagazine on how to stop shopping.  Caitlin Howlett investigates how we take baby steps to unlearn… October is Buy Nothing New Month, where it’s all about doing more with what we’ve got, sharing with friends, and being more creative. Here’s our top tips on how to stop shopping and…

Are solar panels for the well-off?

In Australia, we are nearing a fork in the road with the Renewable Energy Target (RET). The RET was set so that Australia reaches a minimum of 20% renewable energy by 2020. We are ahead of schedule The Federal Government is being asked to ‘water down’ the sustainable initiative by the fossil fuel industry. One…