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So often I get emails like this one:
"I just need to talk to other Herbies. Some days, I just really struggle with being vegan. I hate that I do. I've been Herbie since July 2011. I know it's better for me, and I do feel great eating this way, but yesterday was just hard and I ate some chicken and I felt disgusted after doing so and like I had failed. I did it at lunch. For ...
It's unfortunate, but most of us will come into contact with a "naysayer" when we switch to a plant-based diet. If that never happened to you, you are very lucky (and we're all jealous) but chances are you've experienced a naysayer, or you will at some point in your life.
Before I talk about ways to respond and deal with naysayers, there are two things you need to know (and keep in mind).
1. If someone is ...
Jen emailed me with pictures of her community potluck that she held at her church. After her husband tested his blood sugars and found out his levels were over 300, they decided to take matters into their own hands and use a plant-based diet to get healthier. Now, Jen and her family are helping members of her community and church by educating them and getting them active. They have hosted a vegan potluck on the first Sunday of every month ...
Any time I speak at conferences or immersions, the one question I seem to get over and over is "I love this! I'm a believer but... how do I convince my... (family/friend/partner/etc)."
My parents' dog, Nicke. The last family member that's not plant-based, but I'm working on him.
I HEAR YA.
I led the charge in my family. I've written about my vegan husband before and his reluctancy at first. My sister Courtney ...
Can't find the time or money to go to a conference or immersion? Have your own at home!
"The Science of Plant-Based Diets" by Dr. Campbell:
Dr. Essy talks about heart disease and how it's 100% caused by animal products (and how you can prevent and reverse it with plants):
Dr. McDougall on the perils of dairy (skip to minute 7):
Resolving the health care crisis by Dr. Campbell:
Jeff Novick addresses why you should avoid oil: