Here, you'll find articles that were published in The Times, The Guardian and The Independent. They focus on animal welfare, the environment, health and veganism.Read More
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I am happy to tell you that I am now a 'Vegetarian and Vegan Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.' Find out how I can help you better…Read More
Find out why I made the decision to become a qualified Nutritional Practitioner and how I think it will help you...Read More
This article is by Dr R Saravanan. He is a qualified homeopath, who has a passion for holistic health. He has contributed a chapter in the best life changing book "Rethink Food: 100+ Doctors Can't Be Wrong" I wanted him to share how he discovered veganism, why he shifted to a vegan diet and the benefits that he witnessed as a result of this shift.Read More
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
Is there a connection between cardiovascular disease and diet?
At the bottom of this article, you'll find a short recording in which Dr. Mehta talks about cardiovascular disease and diet. He refers to a few studies, but to keep the content short, he lists others in his document of references, so that we can read them when we have more time.
A summary of a range of studies that looked at the potential link between diet and cardiovascular disease
Here, you'll find a brief look at a range of studies. For each one I've shared some information consistently e.g. the number of subjects, the results, the duration of the study. I've done this to make it easier for you to compare the results from each one.Read More
Luke is a plant based blogger and wellness advocate. Find out how Luke going vegan impacted on his health, strength, outgoings, attitude, and ability to make the changes he wanted.Read More
Reasons for eating differently
I have met people at different stages in their life who have chosen to eat differently for various reasons. Here's some examples
- Pregnancy - to maintain good health
- Weight - to gain or lose some
- Allergies - to minimise or nullify it
- Intolerances - to reduce or remove the effects of it
- Illnesses - to reverse, cure or pacify it
- Detox - to feel better
- Vibrancy - to feel less lethargic and more energetic
What does Alicia Silverstone have to say about shifting to a vegan diet?
Within 4 minutes, Alicia Silverstone discusses the pros of eating differently, reasons that fuel a change in diet, the visible benefits of shifting to a vegan diet and more.
"People should flirt with a plant-based diet! The point here is that it's not all or nothing. You can sort of play with the idea and see if you like it a little. Often, the more you flirt, the more you want to flirt. Flirters try on these foods and hopefully become so into them they stick with it."
- Alicia Silverstone
This video is about 9 minutes long. I consider it short for the amount of easily digestible information he covers.
Definitely worth watching.
Some points worth listening out for:-
- Alzheimer's Disease
“Vegan diet reverses diabetes symptoms. People that ate a low-fat vegan diet, cutting out all meat and dairy, lowered their blood sugar more and lost more weight than people on a standard American Diabetes Association diet.”
- Maggie Fox
The footage shown below is less than 5 minutes long.
Priceless! In less than the time it takes to make a cup of tea, you'll understand how to reverse diabetes in 30 days JUST by changing what you eat!
"Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer" Dr. Benjamin Spock
Why should we bother watching any of these films? We can't make a difference!
I've been faced with this view before, and I get it because I've felt helpless and powerless in the past. I have also thought that there's no point. I've told myself that I can't make a difference! I've then decided not to act and justified it with, 'why should I?' It may not have been about compassion, the environment or health, but that doesn't matter. The point is...I get it. Most of us have been on this journey and we may well experience it again.
However, most of us have come through it and realised that it's not true. In the same way that every penny, smile and action matters; our thoughts also matter. The thoughts are the seed from which everything else flows, and that's why it's important for us to empower ourselves with knowledge and deepen our understanding.
Why do I need to watch these videos about the planet, animals and health?
These recordings will give us information and get us as close as possible, to experiencing some of the things that we fund.
After watching them, we can decide if our choices are having a positive impact on ourselves and others, and then we will know whether any action is necessary. However, none of this thinking can place until we have empowered ourselves with the truth.Read More