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About Eco-Vegan Gal

Established in 2008 by Whitney Lauritsen, Eco-Vegan Gal is an online empowerment resource for people curious about how to be better to their bodies and the planet. This trusted brand offers inspiration, support and guidance to anyone on a journey to become healthier and happier.

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How To Gain Weight on the Vegan Diet

“It might seem strange to do an article on gaining weight when most people are concerned with losing it, but I’ve received several questions from women and men who are struggling to keep weight on the plant-based diet.”

The Lowdown on Unrefined Sweeteners

Are sweeteners like agave nectar healthier or just as bad as any sugar? Over time, I learned that all unrefined sugars have some drawbacks. I outline the details in this article.

Is Palm Oil Vegan?

Exploring the confusing and touchy subject of palm oil, with suggestions on how to keep your purchases as ethical as possible.

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Natural Hair Products That Work Wonders!

I’ve been using natural hair care products since 2003 (at least). I decided to go vegan back then and I started learning about cruelty-free body care. It was an easy choice for me to switch to plant-based shampoo and conditioner. But it took some time for me to figure out what worked best for my hair. In fact, I’ve been experimenting ever since with a few hits and many misses. Recently, I received cleansing, conditioning and styling products from Pureland and I’ve been absolutely blown away by how great they make my hair look and feel.


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About Whitney

Whitney Lauritsen is a well-being coach, podcast host, vegan content creator, and success strategist. She founded Eco-Vegan Gal in 2008 to share lifestyle practices and product recommendations that improve the quality of body, mind, and planet. Her books include best-seller The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook and Healthy Organic Vegan on a Budget.

As an advocate for high-performance living and mental health, Whitney’s launched Wellevatr and the show This Might Get Uncomfortable. The podcast episodes and online training programs help people elevate their well-being to feel more joyful, vibrant, connected, and fulfilled.

Passionate about business, Whitney advises creative entrepreneurs with digital marketing strategies that amplify their passions. She regularly coaches, consults, and presents on social media trends, influencer partnerships, and content monetization. A six-year stint teaching workshops at the Apple Store advanced her tech knowledge and experience. She has participated in business programs lead by Google, Facebook, and Scripps Network. Recognized by her colleagues as a connector, Whitney has run numerous wellness industry events at YouTube Space and the Natural Products Expo.