Category Archives: Health and plant based eating

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 and updated 22 July 2019 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, … 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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