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Veganism Unmasked: Separating Fact from Fiction

  The Vegan Society tackles 8 more myths about veganism, demonstrating that some commonly held beliefs are mere superstitions. The Vegan Project Global As veganism continues to gain popularity around the world, there are still many misconceptions and myths surrounding this lifestyle. These misconceptions often discourage people from exploring a vegan lifestyle, and unfortunately, many of them are rooted in misinformation. In this article, we will debunk some of the most common myths and misconceptions about veganism, and provide evidence-based information to help you make informed decisions about your diet and lifestyle. Myth #1: Vegan diets are nutritionally inadequate. Many people believe that vegans are at risk of nutrient deficiencies because they do not consume animal products. However, this is a misconception . A well-planned vegan diet can provide all the necessary nutrients for optimal health, including protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin B12. In fact, studies have shown that

Optimizing Nutrients: A Guide to Balanced Plant-Based Diets

  "Embark on a journey of optimal nutrition with plant-based eating. Diverse, protein-rich choices and fortified foods are pillars of a balanced diet. Incorporate omega-3s and fiber for vibrant health. Your body and the planet will thank you for this compassionate and nourishing lifestyle choice." Michael Corthell Embracing a plant-based lifestyle is a powerful choice for health and the environment. To make the most of this decision, it's essential to understand how to ensure your body receives all the necessary nutrients. Let's explore expert advice on achieving a well-balanced plant-based diet across eight essential categories. The Power of Plant Diversity: Dr. Laura Adams, a certified plant-based nutritionist, emphasizes the importance of diversity in plant choices. "Each plant carries a unique nutrient profile," she notes. "Incorporating a wide range of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains ensures you get a full spectrum of essential

The Meat-Eating Vegan: A Paradox or a Possibility?

"All vegans were created in their hearts first... Ethical consumption operates on a spectrum, acknowledging the complexities of real-world choices. Veganism accommodates practical considerations, allowing for conscientious exceptions while staying true to its fundamental principles. Yes, under unusual circumstances, a vegan can still be a vegan and eat animal products to survive." Michael Corthell Veganism , as a philosophy and way of living, is rooted in the principle of minimizing exploitation and cruelty towards animals. It seeks to exclude, to the best of one's ability, all forms of animal exploitation for food, clothing, or any other purpose. This ethical stance extends beyond diet, encompassing various aspects of life. However, a pertinent question arises: can a person still be considered a vegan if they occasionally consume animal products? This article explores the nuanced perspective that veganism can accommodate practical exceptions without compromising its core

Harnessing the Power of Language: Vegan vs. Plant-Based Marketing in the Food Industry

"The strategic choice between 'vegan' and 'plant-based' marketing holds transformative power, influencing consumer perceptions and behavior, and driving positive change in the thriving realm of plant-based foods." The Vegan Project Global   In the ever-expanding world of plant-based foods, the choice of marketing terminology has a profound impact on consumer perception and behavior. As we explore the distinction between "vegan" and "plant-based" marketing from an ethical and strategic standpoint, we uncover the potential of each label to drive positive change in the food industry. Embracing Veganism: Beyond the Plate Vegan marketing proudly embraces the term "vegan," resonating with consumers on a deeper level. Unlike "plant-based," "vegan" carries a powerful ethical message, symbolizing compassion towards all living beings. It encompasses not only dietary choices but also extends to a commitment to protect an

[Health] Alkaline Vegan Diet Helped Father Beat Cancer: ‘I Was Told I Had Up To 12 Months To Live’

  Johann Ilgenfritz transformed his life after adopting a whole-food plant-based diet which he says is the reason he managed to overcome seven tumors. Father-of-two Johann Ilgenfritz transformed his cancer diagnosis and credits switching to an alkaline vegan diet as the reason he was able to overcome it. The former fashion photographer was forced to put his career on hold when he was told he had just twelve months to live. However, it led him on a journey of self-discovery. Now, thanks to a plant-based diet, his health has drastically improved – and even led him to launch a health-themed radio show, UK Health Radio. ‘It all started in February 2011 when I had a heart attack at the age of 46, a shock that was followed up by a cancer diagnosis. ‘It was a double whammy that I didn’t react well to – it put me into a complete frenzy. I stumbled into radiotherapy and had this very strange feeling of not being part of the process, he said. At a cancer screening the following year, he was inf

[Vegan Diet] Cutting Nuts Out Your Diet? Big Mistake

   More and more people are cutting nuts out of their diet with one of the top reasons being due to their high fat and high calorie content but is this really a good idea?  Why are nuts so important for a healthy diet?  Why are nuts so beneficial for the body? Well keep listening as we answer these questions..

[Health] Dementia: Are Vegans At Risk? | Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

   Dementia, a concern many of us have about our later years. But are vegans at risk of this disease? We speak to vegan doctors Dean & Ayesha Sherzai. 🎟️ Get your FREE Summit Ticket Today: ​ Get your FREE brain superfoods guidebook:

[Opinion] Is Being VEGAN Healthy: Everything YOU Need to Know

   There are many different opinions about the health benefits of being a vegan. In this video I sit down with an expert to give you the best insight into whether going vegan is right for you. Thank you to Suzanne Devkota for sharing her gut health expertise as a microbe scientist!

[Health] Are vegan diets good for your heart?

  Some people turn to a vegan diet in the hopes it will benefit their heart health. YES! (The definition of a plant-based diets, veganism, specifically, is the complete exclusion of animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, seafood, dairy, and eggs.)  The vegan diet has been found to be significantly associated with beneficial changes in cardiometabolic CVD risk factors, such as lower BMIs, serum total cholesterol levels, serum glucose levels, inflammation, and blood pressure, compared to omnivorous diets, which are typically lower in whole grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables   Such positive cardiovascular health effects may result from lower intakes of dietary cholesterol, saturated fat, and red and processed meat, as well as higher intakes of fiber, plant protein, and phytonutrients.  These observations suggest that the vegan diet may have therapeutic potential in preventing or treating cardiovascular disease. Michael Greger, M.D. shares a personal story about reversing  CVD..

[Vegan Diets] Doctor Explains the Latest Vegan vs Keto Head to Head Study

   A new study published in January pitted a ketogenic, low carb, animal-based diet against a plant-based, low fat diet in a fully controlled environment.  A lot of dietary studies are simply not even worth reading, but this one merited a quickie video to share the interesting result as it was done well. The carbohydrate-insulin obesity hypothesis has been widely accepted but not tested.  Thankfully non-COVID research is starting to make up more and more of medical news once again.

Vice President Kamala Harris Praised For Reducing Meat Consumption And ‘Leading By Example’

The politician recently revealed she is 'dabbling in veganism'  after visiting a vegan taco restaurant in Las Vegas Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris is receiving praise for reducing her meat consumption . The politician recently visited a vegan taco restaurant in Las Vegas alongside Second Gentleman of the US Doug Emhoff. Harris reportedly ordered six vegan tacos and told staff she is ‘dabbling in veganism’ and only eats meat after 6 pm. International non-profit World Animal Protection commended the VP for actively reducing her meat consumption. Continue

[Health] Plant Based Nutrition and Your Immune System

by Michael Corthell Being healthy takes much more than eating an apple a day (to keep the doctor away). It has been shown that to have a healthy immune system requires a balanced diet, good daily rest, and living a positive life style. Knowing that we need to eat the right foods is common sense but the devil, as always, is in the details. What foods are best for us? Some of our nutritional needs are specific to the individual, because of a unique make-up and lifestyle, but there are commonalities. Want to eat right for a healthy life? Get the book that will set you on the right path: How Not to Die by Michael Greger, M.D. The immune system protects us from illness and disease. We can do many things to keep our immune system at it's best. Drink plenty of water. Hydration is important to every system in the body, and the immune system relies heavily on water (as a vehicle) in both in lymphatic system and blood vessels. Nutrition and exercise play a role in resisting