Vegan – What Is It?

Let's get a good start by defining what "vegan" is.... by definition, it's a person that eats a plant-based diet. That means they don't eat meat, fish, dairy, egg, honey and all foods made with these ingredients. I prefer to concentrate on the positive aspect of what vegan's choose to eat rather than what they avoid though. :)

There are additional aspects to being vegan that some adopt, including respect for life (environment, human and animal) , ethical treatment of animals, electing to purchase non-animal based products among others. In this forum, I will focus primarily on the health aspects of the vegan lifestyle and the benefits I believe it offers.

Related links for more information:

http://www.vegan.com
http://www.vegweb.com
http://www.vegan.org/going_vegan
http://www.vegsource.com

Peace.

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How Does The Hallelujah Diet Fit In?

Posted on December 26th, 2007 in diet,lifestyle,raw diet by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate 1 Comment »

I often get questions about whether I recommend the Hallelujah Diet (also known as the Adam and Eve Diet) since it appears to be related closely to the raw vegan diet.

First, let's define the Hallelujah Diet. Here's what the official Hallelujah Acres website at HAcres.com says about the diet:

Breastfed Babies Don’t Need To Be Tricked

Posted on December 19th, 2007 in children,diet,eating,raw diet,research by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Breastfed Babies Don’t Need To Be Tricked

According to new research, breastfed babies typically won't have to be deceived into eating fruits and veggies like recent popular cookbooks encourage. Instead, if their mom regularly eats fruits and vegetables, the baby will acquire a taste for healthy foods.

Warming Foods For the Winter

Posted on December 18th, 2007 in food,holidays,organic,raw,raw diet by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Warming Foods For the Winter

During the winter months, some on a raw diet look for warming foods. Normally after some time on the raw food diet, the want for physically heated foods diminishes for most.

For those looking to 'warm' up in the colder months, here's a list of warming foods from raw food coach Karen Knowler: