Tag Archive: Vegan

Vital Signs 2010

Had my annual physical last week and everything is good. Resting heart rate in the low 60’s, blood pressure normal, b-12 very high (3x normal levels – I guess supplements are working!), iron and insulin levels normal, and cholesterol levels low (and unchanged in 20 years, so obviously cutting meat and dairy had no impact…

The Berry Bomb Vegan Smoothie!

Yesterday morning I whipped up a vegan, berry spinach smoothie and thought I would video my creation and share it here.

Here is my “recipe” and list of the ingredients:

a couple of handfuls of blueberries (frozen and fresh)
handful of strawberries
one whole apple
a few handfuls of baby spinach (add to taste, it gets…

Are Our Kids Vegan?

This is a question I get a lot. Are my kids vegan. The answer is simple, but first let me explain my own choice.
I became a vegan primarily for health reasons. I researched the benefits and risks of both traditional and vegan diets and I sorted through all the piles of conflicting science, advice and…

2000 Days of Vegetarianism and Who Needs Meat Anyway?

When I decided to try vegetarianism exactly 2,000 days ago today, it was an experiment to see how I would feel by eliminating from my diet the toxins in most of the meat I was eating at the time.
When I felt great without meat in my diet, I decided to extend my experiment indefinitely. Now…

14 Days without Grains

Now I have gone 14 days without grains as I continue my grain free diet experiment. Can’t say I really notice any big differences this week over last. My weight has stabilized, not losing anymore (dropped about 4 pounds which is a lot for me – normally about 165). Energy levels still high. If anyone…

A Vegan Take on the Paleo Diet and My Latest Experiment in Clean Living

After stumbling across some online posts from folks who were raving about the Paleolithic diet, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and it led me to a new eating experiment for myself.
The Paleolithic diet, as its name suggests, is a eating regimen based on the presumed diet consumed during the Paleolithic…

How to be a Vegan Away from Home

“OK, so let me get this straight. You want the veggie pizza with no cheese?” If I had a penny for every time I confused a server at a restaurant by asking for a vegan version of something on the menu, I’d be rich. We live in a meat eating dairy, loving world.
It’s one thing…

Comparing Different Types of Non-Dairy Milk

If you are looking to cut back or eliminate dairy you have a lot of options for substitutes. Soya is the most common dairy substitute, but there are others that taste better and don’t have the health risks often associated with soya. Click here to continue reading this post…

Why I Chose to Become a Vegan

In December 2008 I became a Vegan.  Many who heard about my diet were, and still are, confused about what it means to be vegan why I chose to live this way.
First of all, being a vegan means eating diet consisting exclusively of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds, or more simply, not eating anything…