I am extremely grateful to Stella for sharing how she experienced being a vegan mum who raised her children as vegan, during a time when restaurants and supermarkets weren't as vegan friendly as they are now.Read More
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I am grateful to Brenda Davis who has worked with me to openly and accurately respond to common questions about shifting to a vegan diet.
A bit about Brenda: She is a registered dietitian, and she has been a featured speaker at international nutrition, medical and health conferences in over a dozen countries, and she has worked in different fields of nutrition.
Below, Brenda discusses why people go vegan and the benefits of making this shift. She also addresses some of the myths around vegan eating, and the things that we should keep an eye on.Read More
Are you being bombarded by all the would-be 'nutritionists' you know who are concerned about you going, or staying, vegan? Are you worried about the scary information they're sharing, which is a case for, vegan diets resulting in poor health and illness? Do you feel stifled as a result? Don't worry any more. Harpreet (Nutrition graduate) will help debunk some myths, share nutritional facts and make practical suggestions that will bring you peace of mind!Read More
As you may have read in previous posts, my decision to go vegan was an emotional one. It was based on watching a video about dairy-production; so I wasn't thinking about my health at the time. However, a great by-product of following a vegan diet was that my health improved. I suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and I found that it became virtually non-existent when I shifted to a vegan diet. I also had more energy and I lost weight. I didn't need to, or want to lose weight, but it happened naturally, because I was eating better. As for being pregnant; this is a precious and often emotional period of time for mums-to-be, so I wouldn't feel comfortable telling anyone that they should be vegan whilst being pregnant. This is because I haven't done it myself, so how could I say it with conviction? This video has solved that for me; because there's a healthy mum-to-be who talks about how great she feels being vegan during her pregnancy, as well as, how she feels after the birth of the baby.
The video covers 2 main things. You'll meet someone who's worked for the NHS for over 15 years who recommends a vegan diet to those who have health issues and you'll hear from a mum who was vegan whilst she was pregnant.
Whilst watching the video, can you spot any information that helps you answer the following questions?
Which three conditions do vegans suffer from LESS?
Do vegans need to worry about Calcium or B12 intake?
Is Vitamin D something that only vegans need?
Can mums-to-be remain on a vegan diet without putting their unborn child/children at risk?
What about infants? Will they get what they need on a vegan diet?
Does being vegan help babies suffer less?
More about this film...
The entire film lasts 30 minutes. It explores the benefits of being vegan. Some of these are: -
an exciting lifestyle
eating delicious food
consuming healthy food
tackling the ethics behind making this shift
global challenges that we face now and in the future.
It was produced by The Vegan Society. Will you make the connection and become part of the solution?
"I think and speak clearer since I cut the dairy out. I can breathe better and perform at a better rate, and my voice is clearer. I can explore different things with my voice that I couldn't do because of my meat and dairy ingestion." Common (hip-hop musician)