Going Vegan / Plant Based
Thank you for not resisting the compassion we are all born with but which we learn to suppress through indoctrination.
(this page may be updated on occasion)
If you’re reading this you likely are someone who considers themself an animal lover and wants to align their actions with their beliefs regarding non human animals. You can go vegan or plant based. Vegans don’t consume any food derived from animals including dairy and eggs, wear or use anything derived or tested on animals (as much as can be avoided), whereas plant based is not eating any animal flesh and avoiding dairy and eggs but don’t go as far as ending their use of other products that may be derived from the bodies or secretions of animals.
One of the hardest myth to break is that humans require animal body parts to exist and/or be healthy, this is unequivocally false, humans require specific nutrients to thrive, not specific sources. While we do have the ability to survive on both animal flesh and plants (omnivore), there is no necessity for the consumption of animal body parts (aka meat). Along those lines one of the biggest misconception and myths to break is protein. Here is the shocker, ALL protein comes from plants! Think about where all the animals that are raised to be killed for their bodies get their protein, that’s right plants! Some links will also be included showing body builders who don’t eat meat or dairy, some have never eaten meat from birth.
We can get all essential nutrients from plants with one exception being reliably had from plant sources, B12… however there has been recent discoveries of B12 from plant sources such a duck weed (water lentils), you can read about it here Scientists Say They Have Discovered Vitamin B12 In Water Lentils B12 is otherwised derived from soil bacteria which is how the animals get it in the first place, and since the majority of animals that are consumed come from factory farms where the animals are not living in a natural environment, they are supplemented with B12 or cobalt to enable them to create B12 in their guts. So why take the life of a sentient being, cause detrimental health and environmental effects, for B12. Many vegan plant based milks are fortified, some foods as well, and/or one can simply take b12 as a supplement in a liquid drop or spray about once a week or once a month. There are some natural plant sources of B12 (algae/seaweed) but none are conveniently available so it makes more sense to take a drop or spray (but note the recent discoveries of b12 from plant sources mentioned above (water lentils aka duck weed, and there was also potentially a fruit (a particular berry) that potentially contains vitamin B12, but research is being done presently to confirm.
Dairy also causes much more suffering than one might imagine. Please do watch the videos relating to dairy in the “Dairy section of the Going Vegan videos, see the reality” section below.
Here are numerous links that will help you on your path to no longer fund (pay for) needless animal suffering and death:
First here are some videos to show you what life is like for fellow animals (yes we humans are animals too) because they are labelled as ‘food’. Be aware some are graphic, if you get angry at the imagery or footage, remember that if you’re eating them (which we have no need to do) then you’re the one paying for this:
*All of the how to go vegan/plant based information are listed below the last of the videos, you can scroll down to them if you don’t need to see the suffering and have already decided to make the change.
Going Vegan videos, see the reality:
COWSPIRACY – The Sustainability Secret in about 15 minutes (Short Version)
Land of Hope and Glory (UK ‘Earthlings’) full
UK article covering horrific animal cruelty on farm (pigs, sheep, cows)
Also contains videos
Gary Yourofski – The Most Important Speech You Will Ever Hear
The secret reason we eat meat – melanie joy (non graphic)
Dairy farming in 60 seconds
The harms of dairy (non graphic)
Is Milk Bad For You? The Astonishing Truth About Dairy
10 Dairy Facts the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
Story of Maybelle the cow who called out for her baby after being rescued by a sanctuary and was able to be reunited with her baby.
Family Dairy Farms’ Destroy Families: My Dairy Tour – Free From Harm
Conventional Milk: The Everyday Drink that May Contain Blood, Pus and Drugs
Study which demonstrated the estrogen raising effects of dairy
Health Concerns About Dairy
Avoid the Dangers of Dairy with a Plant-Based Diet
What happens to dairy cows when they are no longer able to produce milk
Here's what dairy farms do to cows who no longer produce milk pic.twitter.com/ef9Gtzo1of
— Mercy For Animals (@MercyForAnimals) January 7, 2019
Due to extensive biological manipulation, today’s dairy cows produce up to 12 times more milk than they would naturally produce to feed a calf.
Milk is not what it used to be.
This Is Your Brain On Cheese
The Ethics Of Drinking Milk
Cows carry their babies 9 months just as humans.. calves get taken away even on ‘happy’ organic farms
A mother fights to save her baby but she can’t win
— ANIMAL ADVOCATE Ⓥ (@_AnimalAdvocate) January 12, 2019
Cows run after their stolen babies and cry out
After giving birth, calves are routinely separated from their mothers, who have been documented following their babies or bellowing out for them. This is the dairy industry. pic.twitter.com/bGFW2I2fVT
— julie marie cappiello Ⓥ (@jmcappiello) December 15, 2018
THE 4 WAYS DAIRY IS HURTING YOUR HORMONES
Hormones in Dairy Foods and Their Impact on Public Health
Cheese contains casein. It also contains casein fragments called casomorphins, a casein-derived morphine-like compound. … Our brain’s ‘reward center’ releases dopamine when we eat salty foods like cheese in order to encourage us to eat more of it (many addictive drugs increase dopamine activity).
This is what “humane slaughter” looks like. This is where dairy cows go after we use them up.
In case you want to find out why going vegan is the right thing to do without watching the videos…
Programs, information and guides
Why go vegan
A 22-day vegan experience. You’ll receive fabulous recipes and personal guidance from our mentors and clinical dietitians. https://www.challenge22.com/challenge22/
How Do I Go Vegan
At TryVeganToday you will find many recipes, tips, suggestions, resources, and even one on one guidance.
Going vegan links Food & Nutrition:
The Vegan Food Pyramid: Full Guide to Meeting Your Nutrients
BUILDING A HEALTHY VEGAN GROCERY LIST
42 Ridiculously Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master
Meatless ‘meat’ options
All the Vegan Recipes You’ll Ever Need
9 Easy Vegan Meals for Beginners
50 EASY VEGAN RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS
7 things I wish I’d known when I went vegan
5 Tips For Best Gut Health on a Vegan Diet
Vegan Bodybuilder & athletes:
Here are a few links to some examples of vegan athletes, NO animal flesh (aka meat) all built on plant based foods!
— Plant Based News (@PlantBasedNews) February 28, 2019
Vegan Bodybuilder Nimai Delgado Built This Body Without Ever Eating Meat
These Vegan Bodybuilders Will Literally Smash Your Vegan Stereotype
Top 19 Vegan Bodybuilders
These 14 elite athletes are vegan — here’s what made them switch their diet
Remember B12 may be the only thing you might need to supplement as farmed animals are also supplemented, now you would be taking it directly instead of through a dead animal. But don’t forget to check out the new plant based source of B12 (with potentially more being discovered) Duckweed grower hails ‘potentially game changing’ B12 discovery