Tag Archives: Reasons to Go Vegan

 

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Neal Barnard, Founder & President of PCRM

Dr. Neal Barnard is one of the most influential leaders of a new medical paradigm that seeks to integrate preventative health care and plant-based nutrition into our lives; as well as tackle the root of illness rather than managing its symptoms.  Alongside pioneering MDs such as Dr. Michael Klapper, Dr....
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What’s Hiding in Your Bed? A Guide to a Vegan Bedroom

The Bedroom. A haven for rest, well-being and sensuality; the place to which we retreat at the end of the day for comfort and peaceful slumber. Isn’t there a terribly sad irony in the fact that so many bedroom products are made through animal suffering? To the poor beings who are horribly exploited...
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Is Vegan Food More Expensive? A Guide to Eating Vegan on a Budget

One of the most popular arguments against veganism is the perceived cost of vegan food. Many people will use the excuse, “I would go vegan, but it’s just so expensive,” or “Where would I buy all those special vegan foods?” to avoid making the switch. To them, a plant-based vegan...
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Vegan vs. Plant Based: Is There Such a Thing as a Dietary Vegan?

If the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the word “vegan” is food, you’re not alone. Considering that the acquisition and consumption of food is something we partake in up to several times a day and for various reasons (and considering that 150 billion animals are...
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My Vegan Journey: Seeking Health, Finding Compassion

Over five years ago, I decided to make the switch to veganism for 99% completely selfish reasons. About a month after being diagnosed with a “progressive and incurable neurological disease” with no known cause, cure or truly viable treatment, I decided, out of oppressive desperation, to search for a remedy...
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Aligning Actions with Beliefs: Veganism and Cognitive Dissonance

As ethical vegans, we are always trying to educate others and inspire them with our actions to emphatically commit to the vegan lifestyle like we do, but more often than not, our pleas fall on deaf ears. It turns out that it’s not enough to discuss the evils of factory...
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Bethany’s Story: an Inspiring New Film about the Healing Power of Food

Bethany’s Story is a documentary film created by Sanaview, an online holistic health and wellness  website founded by health coach Janet McKee.  The film tells the story of American teenager, Bethany, who becomes paralyzed after receiving a tetanus injection.  Each medication and medical intervention Bethany undergoes leads to further health...
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What You Eat is NOT Your Personal Business

A common off-the-cuff response to vegan advocates is that what a person eats is nobody else’s business, and that it’s wrong of vegans to try to enforce their lifestyle choice on others.   What worries me about this response is that it shows just how little people actually think about...
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What Do Vegans Eat for Breakfast?
Part 2

We hardly gave you enough time to recover from the seductive sights of the previous breakfast post, and we are already back with some more! What can we say? The world of vegan breakfast cuisine is so full of creative dishes and satisfying meals, that we just can’t wait to...
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Vegans Who Go Back to Eating Animals

Yesterday, a well known vegan nutrition coach and author of several best-selling books on vegan nutrition and lifestyle, made a public online declaration that she has decided to go back to eating animals. This of course came as a complete surprise to her loyal followers who saw her as a...
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What Do Vegans Eat for Breakfast?
Part 1

Becoming vegan does not only allow you to live a healthy, cruelty-free life, but also gives you the opportunity to step outside the box. While many people are caught up in their day-to-day fatty, cholesterol-laden routines of chicken periods (aka. eggs) and chopped up pigs (aka. bacon), the world of...
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Mother, Are You Telling Your Children the Truth?

Just before Christmas, I took my kids to see a production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack, our hero, took delight in telling the audience about some meatballs he had recently enjoyed. In the very next scene he had to take his beloved cow Daisy to market – he was...
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Is it Ethical to Eat Eggs from Home Grown Chickens?

Every now and then, we receive a question to our inbox that stirs up quite a discussion. This article is about one we shared with our community members recently: assuming that the chickens are home grown, laying eggs, and living in good conditions, are there any ethical problems with consuming...
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Riding Elephants on Your Holiday: The Truth Behind Scenes

Thought riding elephants on your holiday is a fun experience? You might want to think again. If you have any compassion towards elephants, the last thing you want to be doing is sponsoring this cruel tourist attraction....
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What’s So Sexy About Vegan Men?

For the sake of making a point, I have to admit something: I’m on a dating website. There, I said it. Now, moving on – know what gets my attention more than anything and makes me want to engage in some online flirting? If he’s vegan! Just like the real...
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A Vegan Tune: 5 Vegan Songs that Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Anyone who spends even a minimal amount of time on the internet for entertainment purposes cannot possibly miss the abundance of memes and viral videos that have been popping up online over the past few years. From Tard, the Grumpy Cat meme, through numerous people trying and failing to perform...
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What’s So Wrong With a Little Milk??

If the dairy cow doesn't have to die for milk consumption, then what's so wrong with having just a little milk? If this question ever crossed your mind, read on....
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10 Reasons You Should NOT Go Vegan

Like every other vegan on the planet I have heard more than my fair share of ‘reasons’ why people won’t give up eating animals, or reasons why they think that veganism is just plain weird. Of course some people use these excuses as a defence mechanism when something makes them...
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Wishy-Washy Thinkers: The Irrationality of Meat Eaters

There is a general perception that vegans are sloppy-thinkers, that our views are based on woozy undirected sympathy, and that, generally, the animal rights movement is divorced from reality. Conversely, it’s generally held that meat-eaters are brimming with common sense, rationality, and are in touch with the true nature of...
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Is Honey Vegan?

Honey. It has caused a big debate: Is it vegan, or is it not? One thing is certain, upon reading the following facts, you will be able to reach your own informed conclusion....
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Can You Be a Feminist and Consume Dairy?

We are sitting at the table. So many women. Some of us have been raped, some of us are volunteers, some of us are volunteers who have been raped. We meet-up just like this, once in a while – a community. Empowering each other in a struggle against a world...
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10 Reasons Why Vegans Should Be Happy

“Where do you get your protein?” “How can you live without cheese?” “What about chocolate?” “But you eat fish, right?” “Why are you vegan?” Even for the most patient vegans, answering with buckets of enthusiasm every time someone asks you about your diet or lifestyle can be tiresome, especially when...
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Homemade Healthy Vegan Pizza

Making pizza is easier than you think! We love pizzas and find that it’s also a favourite with the kids.  So why not stuff your pizza with goodness and make it as nutritional as possible? Here’s my secret recipe! wholegrain pizza dough (makes 1 large pizza):  -        2 cups of stone-ground...
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Once You Take the Red Pill There is No Going Back

“The term red pill and its opposite, blue pill, are pop culture terms that have become a common symbol for the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red)”. - Wikipedia‘s Blue Pill Vs. Red Pill (in relation to The Matrix) If...
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My Vegan Story

I often feel like veganism for me is partially innate and partially a legacy of my mother. As a child, I didn’t take a dummy, but I had a security toy – a stuffed white harp seal that I named Sealy. My other favourite toy was “Ducky”, a stuffed duck...
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What is a Farm Sanctuary?

If you've heard the term 'Farm Sanctuary' but you are not sure what it actually means, read on to learn about these beautiful compassionate organizations....
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How to Convince Your Boyfriend to Go Vegan

Interested in convincing your boyfriend to go vegan? You may find the biggest obstacle is that he considers it ‘unmanly’ to be vegan or vegetarian. Here are a few facts that might help you convince him otherwise… If it’s good enough for them… The stereotype of a male vegan is...
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When Vegans Revert Back to Meat Eating

Every once in a while I meet someone who used to be vegan, but for whatever reason, eats meat again.  I am always surprised by this, but I don’t worry.  I know the vegan diet is not a temporary fad. I, like you, have met countless people who tried Atkins...
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Romantic, Mouthwatering Vegan Dessert Recipes You Can Make at Home

What better way to end a romantic evening than a mouthwatering vegan dessert you made yourself? Ok. Silly question… But still! Who wouldn’t love a seductive dessert that tastes as amazing as it looks? All the excitement and the sugar rush of eating such a treat can lead to very interesting places… So here...
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