Is the vegan diet diverse enough? The question here is not that you a plant-based diet is not a nutritionally balanced one, does the variety and seasonality of what you eat have an impact on your wellbeing? Recent research shows that seasonally grown plants have higher nutritional content. This raises a question of what a commercially driven supply of a smaller range of perennial crops is doing to our health? Continue reading Is a vegan diet diverse enough?
The human race is booming, there will be an estimated 9.6 billion people living on the earth by 2050. One of the biggest demands will be ways to feed this two billion population increase from today. The commercial global decision has been to focus on three big crops, with 60% of all agriculture focusing on three cereals. The result is that over the last 100 years we’ve lost as much as 75% of our crop diversity. These monoculture crops are having dramatic impacts on the ecosystem, climate and our health. What are the options left? Continue reading Has humanity outgrown its fish tank? Fruit & Vegetables in the 21st Century.
Do you have the guts to be Vegan? There is increasing evidence that the benefits of a vegan diet are not only the nutritional content of a plant-based diet but that it fosters the growth of a more beneficial microbiome in your gut. Science’s understanding of the true role of the gut in our bodies is expanding with some very surprising result. Meaning the microorganisms in your gut affect many different aspects of your life. Continue reading Do you have the guts to be a vegan?
Veganism is growing healthily; a significant part of this growth is coming from older people. Why are the baby boomers so interested in planted-based diets? What are they getting out of such a change? Are they interested in the lifestyle or is ‘vegan’ the latest panacea for their ephemeral grip on youth? Continue reading The babies that are finally eating their vegetables
What is driving diet fashions today? Increasingly the ‘experts’ show a fundamental lack of knowledge. The abundance of choice, is confusing the individual and health is suffering. Continue reading When did diets become fashion pageants?
Why are Disney offering vegan options? Is this another symptom of business framing veganism as a dietary category, rather than as a lifestyle with a philosophy at its heart. Continue reading The Happiest place on Earth?