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learning, it's important to be healthy
in a healthy environment. Nothing HEALs Humans,
the Environment, and Animals
more than Learning to embrace
a 100% plant-based vegan diet.
Everyone knows it's wrong to hurt or kill for
pleasure, yet we're taught
that we need animal products to be
healthy. In fact, the opposite is
Amazingly, just one meal of cholesterol-laden animal
fat and protein has measurable
negative health effects. Furthermore,
the devastating environmental impact of the
Standard American Diet (aptly
dubbed SAD) on water,
land, food, and climate exceeds
all modes of transportation combined.
Giving up meat, egg, dairy, and fish may seem like
deprivation, but again the opposite is
true. Join me on a culinary adventure
into the exciting world of plant-based
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Vegans can and do eat almost every type
of food they ate before becoming vegan.
Far from deprivation, a vegan diet opens
new worlds of eating pleasure. Food and
its enjoyment become central. Besides a
bounty of fruits, vegetables, beans,
nuts, breads, and pastas, delicious
plant-based substitutes exist for nearly
every animal productówith no animals
harmed in the process. As on any diet,
it's important to ensure adequate intake
of vital nutrients like Vitamin B12 and
Omega-3 fatty acids.
A vegan (VEE-gun) does not eat, wear, or
use animal products of any kind,
including meat, egg, dairy, fish, seafood,
honey, leather, fur, silk, or wool.
balanced vegan diet is healthful,
nutritionally adequate, and appropriate
for all stages of life, including
pregnancy, lactation, infancy,
childhood, adolescence, and athletics.
(American Dietetic Association, Volume
109, Issue 7, Pages 1266-1282 July 2009)
A vegan also rejects the common notions
that animals exist for human
entertainment, labor, sport, or medical
Science is discovering that all food animals,
feel pain, possess intelligence, use
some equivalent of language, and
have rich social interactions. Animals want to
live their own lives, not be food on a plate, a pawn in
a circus or zoo, or an
experiment in a lab.
Click on the displayed links to learn how a
vegan lifestyle can maximize your health and enhance your ability to learn
and thrive. These sites are a small
sample of the vegan resources available.
Search the web for dozens more.
The meat, egg, and dairy industries and
their government counterparts have been
so successful with their protein
propaganda that the #1 question vegans
get is: "Where do you get your protein?"
The truth is, we need much less
protein than we've been told (human breast milk is just 1% protein!). And we can
get all we need from plants. In the first place, how does protein get into
"high protein" animal products...what do cows, pigs, and
chickens eat? Plants! Secondly, animal protein when consumed is inflammatory &
More PA, Less SOS!
(PA = Phytochemicals Antioxidants;
SOS = Salt Oil Sugar)
Cooking offers an exciting challenge to
new vegans, who often become the family chefs.
Foods like soda & fries may be vegan,
but they're not healthy. MaxVegan
Recipes maximize health by boosting
nutrients and minimizing junk. From
sauces & dressings to main
dishes & desserts,
dozens of No-SOS recipes are presented in a unique
format that reduces the intimidation
of long ingredient
lists and wordy instructions.
MV Pantry (10p)
MV Toppings (8p)
MV Meals (11p)
Sometimes new vegans
fear that all they'll be able to eat are
salads--and feel deprived. But for many
veteran vegans, a huge, delicious,
multi-ingredient salad has become their
"go-to" meal for the day. With
preparation, you can create a home salad
bar with dozens of options for assembling
a beautiful daily salad in minutes.
HEALthy eaters living in or visiting San Diego County can download this calendar
of 100% vegan eateries, along with a directory of vegan-promoting businesses, organizations,
social groups, and coupons, to their computers and smartphones. To be notified of updates, follow
Vegan issues. Online activism. Sample topics:
Do Vegan Options Promote Veganism?
Unhealthy Vegan Food?
* Vegan Dogs & Cats? Of
* The "Best" Way
To Promote Veganism!
In areas without vegan restaurants,
eating cruelty-free can be tough,
especially in foreign countries. V-Cards
list vegan food restrictions in over 100
languages. Hand a card to your waiter or
chef to ensure your meal is completely
free of animal products. If possible,
order "take out" to avoid having to be
around omnivores hurting (eating)
animals in your presence. Or to avoid
the inevitable cross-contamination of
food in non-vegan eateries, use
V-Cards to cobble together your own
plant-based meals in local grocery
The amazing HappyCow website/app rates vegan and veg-friendly
eateries and stores worldwide. Although
vegan items are now more common in mainstream
establishments, it's all about profits not
ethics. If available, vegans should always
patronize 100% vegan establishments. Non-vegan eateries
are sanitized extensions of the
slaughterhouse. If no one ordered animal
products, none would be harmed. You
can't have one without the other.
egg & dairy operations are worse for
animals than meat production, so even
vegetarian eateries are part of the
Vegan IQ Game
Test your knowledge of the
health, animal, and
environmental impacts of
animal vs. plant-based eating.
What percent cholesterol do
plants contain? What percent
fiber is in animal products?
How much water is needed to
produce 1 pound of meat vs.
wheat? How long do dairy cows
normally live? Are pigs as smart as
a 3-year old? Includes assembly instructions for
creating a display for vegan outreach
Game Cards-39 pages
Rounding of America
Many new vegans effortlessly lose weight,
because plants are generally low in calories and
loaded with cleansing fiber that increases regularity.
But when vegans "thin" to their ideal
weight, people may assume something is
wrong. The problem is, Americans have gotten so
"round" that what
was once a healthy look now seems
deficient. If others express
concern about your new, lean look, and you are eating a colorful
variety of whole plant foods and
nutrients and have a
BMI, show them
Vegan Nutrition Guru - Dr.
The tireless Dr. Greger scours
thousands of scholarly
research papers each year,
condensing their findings into
short, engaging videos. Which
foods maximize health? Which
foods are harmful? How do
vegans compare to meat eaters?
Michael's findings will
surprise you and may lead to
dietary changes, even for
- Gary Yourofsky
The world's most radical "vegangelist" delivers a
dynamic, hard-hitting lecture to
Georgia Tech college students. Some
content is disturbing to
watch, but as thousands have attested, you
can not walk away from Gary's
lectures unchanged. Captions
are available in 30 languages
TV Lifechanger - Dr. Neal
PCRM's venerable Dr. Neal
Barnard shocks the host by
saying chicken is one of the
most unhealthy foods you can
eat. Likewise for salmon.
Studies prove that a 100%
plant-based diet keeps the
weight off and fights disease.
Neal's Mom & Cholesterol
A short segment from Ellen's
interview (below) with Neal regarding his Mom's
amazing success at
her cholesterol--without drugs!
Show - Dr. Neal
Ellen DeGeneres queries Neal about
eating issues, the
food addictions, healthy
alternatives, and his book
"Breaking the Food Seduction."