Philly Vegan Day!

This Saturday, November 1st, has been proclaimed  “Philly Vegan Day” by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.  Across the city, venues, organizations and individuals will mark the occasion with vegan-specific activities and promotions. Essene will host an event from Noon until 2pm which kicks off with a reading of the proclamation by Vance Lehmkuhl, “V for Veg” columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. 
In addition, there will be talks from Freya Dinshah, president of the National Vegan Society, Christina Pirello, the Emmy Award-winning host of ‘Christina Cooks’, airing since 1997 on PBS; and the author of seven vegan books, including the bestselling, nationally acclaimed Cooking The Whole Foods Way and Juliene Featherman, owner of Juju Salon & Organics, Philadelphia’s first organic hair salon. 
Throughout the day, Essene will offer a 10 % Vegan Day discount on its all-vegan line of cafeteria items and its store-made juices. 

Eat Right and Exercise…

After enjoying the Holiday’s with family and friends, we tend to put on a few pounds! Start the New year off right by eating a healthy diet, cutting out the Junk Food and Exercising. The evidence is in for fitness. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Studies show that it reduces the risk of some cancers, increases longevity, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and even improves arthritis.