Cows milk only comes from a cow because they are pregnant, it is not something they just make. The milk is essentially breast milk, for their baby calves. They are made pregnant artificially over and over during their life times, each time their babies are taken away, until they have nothing left to give. Then they are slaughtered at around 5 years old, when they can live for 25 years. Their babies are taken away and killed for meat - because the dairy industry want to sell the milk to you, and not let the baby calfs drink it. Can you image that? Well you don't have to because EVERY TIME YOU BUY A PINT OF MILK - YOU ARE SUPPORTING THIS. Cows have feelings like any other animal and cry out for weeks for their calves.I couldn't simply be a part of that.
It is not ok to expect an animal to give everything, and then when exhausted, slaughter it. It is not ok to send baby pigs of a few months old to the gas chamber and it is not ok to put live chicks in a grinder. None of this is ok.
So my question is why are you NOT VEGAN? Most people are pretty shocked when they learn this and start to change things.How I can help you...
Many people grow up thinking that animal products like meat and milk are essential parts of our diets because that's what most people have ever known. Its only when you actually stop and think about that you realise those products were never designed for our bodies and the illness we as humans get are hugely linked to that poor diet. Meat is an carcinogenic, a cancer causing food. There is huge research on this. Dairy too is liked to many childhood diseases. A well-planned vegan diet follows healthy eating guidelines, and contain all the nutrients that our bodies need. Both the British Dietetic Association and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognise that they are suitable for every age and stage of life.
THE BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE YOU CAN MAKE AS A SINGLE HUMAN BEING IS TO BECOME VEGAN.
The meat and dairy industry are responsible for over 80% of our current climate crisis. So not only is that bad for the animals and us, its not great for the planet either. 80%! That is a huge percentage and it can simply be fixed by us changing our diet.
Not only will you loose weight but be healthier too - surely we all need to look after our bodies for our own sakes, our families and the environmental bonuses are countless:
Lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
You can eat a 100% plant-based diet that supports excellent health, whilst helping animals and protecting the planet.
In a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, individuals who follow a vegan diet for approximately 18 weeks shed, on average, four pounds more than those who follow animal-based diets - even more if you choose a raw vegan diet. I am 80% raw vegan, I find for my body that is the right thing and I've lost over 2 & 1/2 stone in a year on a vegan diet. No exercise, that is just a diet change. More proteins, less fat, cutting out the dairy and fattening meats. I have never felt so alive, inspired and healthy which is why I encourage this lifestyle to you. If you are serious about losing weight talk to us we are happy to guide you. I think you will be amazed at how easy it is when you cut out Meat, fish and dairy.
So whether you buy caged or free-range eggs, the effect is still the same. The above picture on the left are free range, on the right caged hens. Male chicken are killed, live down a grinder at birth. Adult Chickens bred for eggs have their beaks cut off to prevent fighting, without any painkillers. they are all killed at around 1 year old for meat due to exhaustion. It is just horrendous. I bought free range eggs for years not realising I really didn't help anything at all. As soon as I heard the above, eggs for us were out.
We have 5 ducks at home, they are rescues. They actually eat their own eggs, they are high in nutrients and it helps to keep them healthy. We do not feed them layers pellets, so not to encourage laying, and I just love seeing them wander round our garden in Sussex.
For my public speaking services and cookery demo sessions available to help and inspire healthy eating with a vegan diet, a plant based diet, please click here.
Just knowing where to start can be difficult after all its a complete mindset change to everything you ever knew changing to a vegan lifestyle. I can talk you through all of that, recipes, easy swaps to change your diet and show through demonstrations the best ways to do it. I can even show you how to obtain weight loss through a vegan diet. I can also show a presentation of the dairy industry hours to educate into the reasons why a change is so vital for us all.
Blimey - does it!
It tastes even better - My cakes and bakes show nothing needs to be added from an animal to make great food.
Our family dishes are not only great tasting but sooooo colourful and you know what they say - you eat with your eyes and with all the amazing coloured fruits and veg, you can't help but make a fantastic looking dish. x
I often hear people say to me, you wouldn't know it didn't have dairy in!
But the taste and look are only half the story - its massively healthier and if you want to be less sick, stronger and live longer, you have to make the move to Vegan food.