Category Archives: Health and plant based eating

Learning lessons

  Recently, someone died; someone who was everything to me. ‘How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand… there is no going back? There … Continue reading

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Veganism; do motives matter?

Recently I saw a comment that ‘most people define veganism as the same as a plant based diet‘, before they went on to say, ‘Why does it matter? If people go vegan for health or environment it’s still good for … Continue reading

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Plants feel, fish feel, cows feel – but we have to eat

‘Plants feel, fish feel, cows feel – but we have to eat.’  This was a comment made on a recent post promoting veganism. It’s almost possible to hear the dismissive shrug at the end. It’s another of these sentences that … Continue reading

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In a nutshell – a plant based diet and health

Links checked 02/12/2020 Veganism is the word given to living in a way that reflects our opposition to the violence inherent in all of the uses to which our species subjects individuals of all other species, promoting justice for all … Continue reading

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Ups and downs of an ordinary life – my cautionary tale

About me I’m a very ordinary person. I’m middle-aged, with two sons who are both grown and nearing 30 and I’ve been a single parent since they were about 10. I’m practical and resourceful and until I retired in 2013,  I was a project … Continue reading

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Plant-based diet eaten by vegans – how healthy is it?

A plant based diet isn’t veganism?  You may have read that a plant based diet and veganism are not synonymous. This is true, but the difference did not become clear to me until after I became vegan, and I frequently see … Continue reading

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