Plant Shift

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Following a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, is about food, drink, clothes, shoes, body treatments, hair products and more. 

It's a conscious decision to think, walk and possibly, talk a better lifestyle. 

I support individuals who are thinking about making the shift, as well as, those who have already begun their plant-based journey.

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What do medical studies say about cardiovascular disease and diet?

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. 

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Organising a training day and ensuring that all dietary requirements are catered for

Is there anything hugely difficult about organising an event if the venue provides catering?

I used to do some work for a local branch of the National Union of Teachers and one of the roles included organising training events. We provided a meal during training days and snacks for other events, such as, meetings after school.

To ensure that everyone was catered for, and so we were aware of allergies, I'd ask those who registered, if they had any dietary requirements. Unfortunately, sometimes I'd wished I hadn't!

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Why I LOVED being at VegfestUK

Mixed emotions about booking a ticket to attend VegfestUK 2014

I hadn't been to Vegfest event before and I wasn't too sure what to expect.

You see, a few months ago, I attended the Vdelicious exhibition.
I was there for two reasons. One reason was to, try out and buy, some new products, and the other, was to support the Good Health Box team.  

As I walked around as a customer, I was gutted! The stalls were placed on different coloured strips of carpet to show whether they provided vegetarian, vegan or meat products. Why was this a problem?

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What happens when your family doesn't want to go vegan but you do?

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.

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