22 Fit Vegan Guys Crushing It On Instagram

Building a posse on Instagram can help give you a daily influx of inspiration. After we posted 13 Vegan Guys on Instagram You Should Be Following, requests came in for more! Since we could all use some motivation to eat healthier, get off our butts and build some strength, here are 22 more of our favorite fit vegan dudes to flood your feed (links below).

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Jean-Georges’ Vegetables, Printing Hair & Vegan Muscle

 

• It seems that the entire design world will be fundamentally changed by 3D printing technologies, and the replication of animal hairs and fibers is next. As i-D reported, one of the more advanced innovations that has a fashion application is MIT’s Cilllia project, where the ability to print incredibly dense collections of strands, like hair, as small as 50 microns will make replicating pelts, feathers, furs and hairs infinitely more realistic, and customizable. One of the more challenging aspects of making faux fur look realistic is the blunt end. Animal hairs naturally taper off to a fine point, and with Cilllia, this is possible. According to the Cilllia website, “now there is a chance that less animals will be harmed for their fur just by using the Cilllia project.”

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• Neal Harden (formerly of M.O.B) will be the chef de cuisine at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s collaboration with ABC Carpet for a vegetable restaurant. According to New York Magazine’s Grub Street, the restaurant, ABCV, will open in September and “will celebrate roots and shoots and leaves without trying to mimic meat.”  

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Saffron Dosa, Photo: Courtesy of ABC Carpet & Home

• According to Rise of the Vegan, bodybuilders Karl Bruder and Miles Ludlow recently took 1st place in their respective categories at WABBA Amateur Grand Prix. Ludlow has been vegan for over 6 years, and as a recent vegan, Bruder gained muscle after going vegan almost 8 months ago. Watch in November as both of these guys compete for the title of Mr. Universe!karl bruder1

Dear Dr. Davis

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The Discerning Brute is excited to welcome Dr. Garth Davis as our medical expert who can answer some serious questions. Dr. Davis is medical director of the Davis Clinic at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, and starred on the hit TLC show Big Medicine. He is also the author of “Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It

 

Today, a letter came from Alex:

I was wondering if you could help me. I have been vegetarian for close to 11 years, 5 of those vegan. I have huge cravings for red meat. Something that I have never had before in my life ( I never really liked the taste even as an omnivore). I take my b12 and my d as recommended and eat plenty of greens with Vitamin c for iron. I take adequate calories and plenty of all variety of whole foods. I am male. Doctors say my blood work is perfect, but I feel very tired all the time regardless of a pretty low stress life and believe I might have adrenal fatigue. I do not drink coffee or tea. Never liked the taste. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.
-Alex

 

Hey Alex,

Funny thing happens when people go vegan.  They get bombarded with a lot of nonsense that can create a nocebo effect, similar to placebo, but negative.

So, people say to you over and over that being vegan is bad for you and will make you weak, and guess what, you feel weak.  Similarly, people tend to blame every possible symptom on the vegan diet.  I had a patient who was hypothyroid and her doctor said it was because of her vegan diet.  Understand how ludicrous this is.  What does the doctor tell all his meat eating patients who are hypothyroid?  There hypothyroidism’s genetic but the vegan’s is because of diet?  Turns out that actual research shows vegan have much lower rates of hypothyroidism.

That is not to say that you may not be low in certain nutrients.  Certainly you need a B12 test and an MMA test is actually more accurate than a B12.  If you need to supplement B12, it is so easy and cheap.  I would also check vitamin D.  I do supplement my patients with vitamin D to get above 50.  I also highly suggest getting 10-15minutes of sun daily, or as often as possible.

Fruits are often avoided by people for some mistaken brief they can make you fat, which is ridiculous.  Fruits are great source of energy.  Apples have quercitin which is great for energy.  I know many people who swear by adding Macca to there smoothies for energy.

Sleep is another area that you really have to look at.  Circadian rhythm is vital to health and energy.  You may want to be checked for sleep apnea.  Make sure you are following good sleep hygiene, and DO NOT use your phone at night in bed!

Finally,  people are working out too hard.  Over training is a real problem.  People don’t realize that growth happens when the body is allowed to recover.  Make sure you are alternating high intensity days with low intensity days and taking days off when necessary.

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13 Vegan Guys on Instagram You Should Be Following

The following 13 guys are creating inspiring and brilliant content on Instagram, and you need to follow them ASAP!

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Luciano Acuno Jr. @luckyluciano112 &  Kenny Wong @Genga31
Co-Founders of Bklyn Beast, Actors, Stuntmen

Ian Thomas @ianthomas
Singer, actor, author

Jona Weinhofen @jonaweinhofen

Musician (I Killed the Prom Queen), activist

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Allex Knight @sirknight_
Model, SelfMade Man

Peter Badenhop @peterbadenhop
Model

Mike Vallely @mikevallely
Skateboarder, Musician, Actor, Pro Wrestler, Stuntman, Hockey Player

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Richie Kul @kulrichie
Actor, model, activist

Jhanelle Castillo @jhanellecastillo
Model, Vegan, Pitbull Advocate

David Carter @the300poundvegan
NFL Defensive Lineman, Animal Rights Activist, Public Speaker

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Dom Thompson @domzthompson
Healthcare Executive, Multi-sport athlete, Mostly raw, ethical vegan.

Nimai Delgado @nimai_delgado
The Hardcore Herbivore, trainer, meal-planner

Fat Tony @fattonybmx
CrossFitter, Photographer/Videographer, BMX 

Best Grooming of Summer 2016

When it comes to keeping our faces clean, our hair neatly in place – or effortlessly tousled, our teeth bright and our skin smooth and moisturized, there aren’t too many grooming companies who meet The Discerning Brute trifecta of standards. The standards are that products should not be tested on animals (cruelty-free), should contain high-quality ingredients (organic or synthesized), and products should contain no animal-derived ingredients commonly found in grooming products like sheep gland secretions (lanolin), or bee gland secretions (beeswax and propolis), or insect larvae gland secretions (silk proteins)… some people sure do like to rub other animals gland juices all over their faces, hair and lips… but I digress. Below you’ll find some of our favorite companies whose grooming arsenal will keep you as shipshape as their production process.

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From the top: Root Science, Schmidt’s, Mr. Bean, Preserve Products, World Wild Men, Demes, Aesop, Le Labo, Thrive, Snapwhite, 66º30, Bulldog, Reverie, DermOrganic, MLR, i + m