I have been working on this article with Brian for a while, and I'm so excited that you can finally read about him and the business that he created by accident. Brian is a 'strongman' who is vegan. He is so caring and conscientious, that he wants his weightlifting shoes, belts, knee sleeves and other gear to be vegan. For this reason, he started importing them into the UK, and from that, he realised that other 'strongmen' and 'strongwomen' wanted the same! One of the things that I found most exciting is that, 99% of the belts are being purchased by non-vegans! Isn't that great? Brian views this as positive because it's resulted in a reduced demand for leather to some extent at least. What a great way to look at it.Read More
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Do you go out and ever feel the need to grab a bite to eat?
What do you do when you decide you fancy eating something but you're too far from home to go back, or you haven't finished what you're doing, so you can't go home yet?
Would you make do with a bag of crisps or some other type of snack? Would you ignore your hunger and keep going? Do you keep a snack with you and eat that? Do you get into a bit of a state and need to find somewhere that you can eat something substantial?
Do you end up eating things that won't agree with you, because you're intolerant to them? Might you eat something that goes against your ethics, because you think you won't find anything vegan?Read More
I want you to meet Emma Marshal-Nichols! She was keen on making the shift to a vegan diet, but was being held back by the lack of good vegan cakes! Guess what she did? She researched experimented and started making them herself, after which she made the shift!
It is also refreshing to hear that 'all' she wants to do, is promote veganism, make people happy, be creatively fulfilled, have enough time to spend with her two beautiful girls, and live in the present moment. Isn't that refreshingly different? Find out more about Missy's Cupcakes below.
As you know, I love telling you about all things vegan. When you read this article, I think you'll see why this company is special! Their motto is centred around being vegan, sustainable, ethical and rising above the superficial messages that are often expressed through fashion. I'll leave you with a these lovely words from True Icon "...we don’t believe you can use animal products and call a product ‘ethical’ or ‘sustainable’."Read More
I was so excited when I found out about Terranova Nutrition! Why? Well, as you'll see below, they sell good quality supplements, which are...wait for it...plant-based AND additive-free! The thing that grabbed my attention even more, was understanding how their holistic vision ran through their veins and brought them to where they are now! Their aim is threefold!
- Complete nourishment
- Deep healing and
- Profound well-being
So it must be more expensive right? Plant-based AND no additives. Such a niche market would have to be more costly to the consumer. Nope! Their products are LOWER than virtually every non-vegan, additive-laden premium brand of supplements in the natural products industry.Read More
This post begins with a description of what happened when my husband told me he didn't want to follow a vegan diet any more. After this, I share how I reacted to his choice, how it caused uncertainty within the wider family and, the most important part; the solution, which freed me from negativity.
In the second half, you'll find suggestions about what to do if your partner doesn't have the same diet or lifestyle choice as you. This section also takes in account, your reasons for following a vegan diet.Read More
In this post I am going to share my journey, which went from eating meat, to consuming vegetarian food, and then making a shift to a vegan diet.
I find it interesting to hear what motivates others to change what they eat, because the reasons are often very different.Read More