Vegan Since :
01/10/1993
My Vegan Story :
我们要为纯素世界祈祷,而各位要和我一起祈祷。因为对我们而言,仅仅持纯素还不够,不足以创造和平。我们必须持续推广纯素,以保护生命,并透过这种慈悲的过程和生活方式来维持和平。

如果自己不想惨死,请扪心自问:“想在某个黑暗角落,在极度痛苦中惨死吗?没人知道您的恶运,没人听到您在呼救?”任何折磨您的人在您痛苦的当下杀了您,对您而言就是一种慈悲。各位不愿意那样,对吧?动物们也不愿意那样。我相信各位不会愿意您的小孩被强行掳走。动物们也不愿意。连小孩都知道这点。因此,我们要一起祈祷。如果您相信正义,即使您此刻无法持纯素,就祈祷快点持纯素。祈祷纯素世界
Vegan Since :
11/01/2014
My Vegan Story :
I transitioned after my first marathon in NYC eating everything and found that it helped my performance recover better. After having read the scientific literature, I was convinced to stay on it and be a role model for others. Now, with the education, I use it to teach others how to transition and how to better THRIVE with it.

Website: https://www.chefdoczhu.com/
Vegan Since :
01/01/2015
My Vegan Story :
I lost my father for a problem related to his heart. My reaction has been studying everything I could put my eyes on to understand why that happended as he was in good health apparently. My conclusion was that if my father would have eaten vegan (or more vegan) he could've still been here. After that I decided to go vegetarian and after one here when I kept studying I discovered more and more also about ethical issues and sustainability so I went vegan. In these 8 years I volounteered with several nonprofit organizations that fight for animal rights
Vegan Since :
07/16/2011
My Vegan Story :
Veg since 1983 plant based vegan since 2011. I teach yoga, practice non violence and like 🥑 . Public speaker about yoga, pain free alignment, & compassion.
Vegan Since :
01/01/2014
My Vegan Story :
I don't actually remember the date but it was quite awhile back. I did it for the animals.
Vegan Since :
06/01/2007
My Vegan Story :
beijing
Vegan Since :
10/14/2023
My Vegan Story :
I have been vegetarian for 18 years.. and ready for the change!!!
Vegan Since :
07/17/2022
My Vegan Story :
no story yet
Vegan Since :
09/01/2011
My Vegan Story :
I've been vegan for over a decade now, and I'm not looking back!
Vegan Since :
01/14/2022
My Vegan Story :
I have been eating meat all my life and have health issues I want to try a vegan lifestyle but don’t know if I can or where to began
Vegan Since :
03/01/2019
My Vegan Story :
I become a veggie at the of the year but then very quickly moved on to be a Vegan and have loved every moment since.
Vegan Since :
06/01/2014
My Vegan Story :
Research after Breast Cancer led me to transition to a primarily WFPB diet.
Vegan Since :
09/28/2017
My Vegan Story :
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Vegan Since :
09/01/2017
My Vegan Story :
I went veg in 1991 when pregnant with my 4th child and I realized that eating dead animals was disgusting. After that I would eat eggs maybe once a month, cheese on occasion, and a tablespoon of plain yogurt almost every day. Finally I stopped the yogurt and realized that I felt less sleepy after eating. More recently I've realized that I feel better eating raw food but seem to be still addicted to cooked.
Vegan Since :
05/20/2023
My Vegan Story :
I’ve wanted to go vegan since I was a teenager, but didn’t feel it was possible for me because I have struggled with iron and zinc deficiency since menarche, due to heavy menstrual bleeding.

But when I finally gave the oil-free, whole-foods-plant-based diet it a try for three months, my menstrual cycle became so much lighter I couldn’t believe it! I’m overjoyed. 😁
Vegan Since :
01/27/2024
My Vegan Story :
Health
Vegan Since :
07/11/2021
My Vegan Story :
I am working on switching my diet.
Vegan Since :
06/04/2017
My Vegan Story :
i went on a 20 hour road/camping trip with my girlfriend and had seen a few vegan documentaries and watched a bunch of youtube videos beforehand and decided for the trip i won't eat meat just to see what it's like. I think i ended up eating completely vegan for the trip by default. the trip lasted 10 days and it was easy and i felt great. I never declared myself vegetarian after that, i just naturally continued not eating meat. (i actually had a bunch of chicken in my freezer that i just left there for months, that i eventually gave away to a friend who visited me ). That lasted for about a year before i decided to fully take the plunge and completely take out eggs and dairy from my diet and make a conscious effort to no longer support anything associated with animal abuse.
Vegan Since :
06/01/2023
My Vegan Story :
I became vegan on July 17 2017 after watching the documentary what the health. Seeing the way the animals are treated and the impact it's having on the environment, I chose to be more environmentally cautious about my choices in food.
Vegan Since :
12/08/2017
My Vegan Story :
I first learned about the vegan movement and the incredible benefits of a whole food plant based diet around 2016, whilst performing research for my PhD in organic chemistry. At first I was very resistant to the idea that a vegan diet could be a good choice, but over time, I came to see just how powerful a vegan lifestyle was, and I felt compelled to embrace veganism from an ethical standpoint. The health and athletic side effects have been incredible, leading to my losing 50lbs and feeling better than ever.

I now use my scientific training in chemistry and food science, as well as my experience cooking incredible whole food vegan meals to advocate for the adoption of a healthy, mind-blowingly tasty vegan lifestyle.
Vegan Since :
08/14/2022
My Vegan Story :
Veganism became a way to live a healthy and vibrant life
Vegan Since :
09/01/2014
My Vegan Story :
I went vegan after meeting a woman at a wedding that was being catered by a BBQ place. She wasn't eating anything so I inquired why. Over the next couple hours, she introduced me to veganism and I went vegetarian the next day. Over the following month, I researched, purchased cookbooks and generally became informed. That was 4 years ago and it was the best decision I've ever made.
Vegan Since :
02/01/2023
My Vegan Story :
I would like to regenerate inner tune, with my spiritual self, fill my power more.
Vegan Since :
04/26/1976
My Vegan Story :
I’ve been vegan since birth—and I love it. 43 years and counting.
Vegan Since :
03/01/2017
My Vegan Story :
Became vegan to heal from RA
Vegan Since :
03/01/2004
My Vegan Story :
Once I researched veganism I fell in love with the lifestyle
Vegan Since :
07/01/2018
My Vegan Story :
My mother and father both passed away with a heart attack and I was heading in the same direction. I had diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and was tried of taking over 6 different medications. Met a lady who encouraged me to go vegan and I was off my meds. After that I started a health food store education others about a more healthy lifestyle.
Vegan Since :
01/01/2018
My Vegan Story :
Went non-dairy first, still new to this - but have never been more sure of anything in my life that is right and true
Vegan Since :
12/26/2018
My Vegan Story :
My story is simple. Just got tired of eating animals and dairy products and wanted to be more healthier and lose weight
Vegan Since :
01/09/2015
My Vegan Story :
I was fat sick & dying of heart disease, pre-diabectic, 6 yrs Insomnia. I could barely stand, my feet were so painful. Everything hurt. I had arthritis. I was Vegetarian for 18 years at the time. When I first went vegetarian I became very healthy but now I realise I was mostly Vegan then I got a job and more money started coming in so I started buying heaps of chocolate, cakes, cheese, Eggs, dairy milk. I was 55 yrs old & believed we get old, fat & sick, live on pharmaceutical drugs then Die... I was ! My mother died of a brain tumour, my uncle - diabetes, aunty - 3 strokes & she died before 55. Another aunty - cancer.
...Then a Vegan came into my life...I learned what happens to cows & chickens... I decided I cannot be a part of such horrific Cruelty!
My daughter rang me at the precise moment...her first words were "mum, I'm going Vegan" to which I replied "so am I...Little did we know the dramatic, miraculous change going Vegan would have.

My daughter is now a well known animal activists...In America her nick name is "thunder from down under" - someone else calls her "The perfect storm."

Within a very short time after going Vegan my body healed - COMPLETELY!! MY doctors reaction to my before & after Vegan blood tests was unbelievable... he just sat there staring from the before to after results & couldn't speak except to finally say "How?"
I needed the answers to that question so I went on a journey to find out WHY.... I found Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Greger & so many more doctors that turned from traditional medicines to studying Nutrition.

I'm now 8 years Vegan & I'm 64 - I can run, climb, move my furniture myself... I'm stronger, healthier, faster than I've ever been in my life. My brain absorbs more information faster. I'm so Grateful!
11 people at my dog park have gone Vegan.
My 6 year old Granddaughter has become a Vegan activist but she pronounces Vegan as Began 😆. My sister & brother are Vegan.

After going Vegan to Stop Cruelty to farm animals - ones whole mind set changes and we find ourselves thinking ethically on every subject. I'm now also an environmentalist.

I would like to live to see a Vegan world in which Kindness motivates us - animal farmers grow crops & greedy polititicians have to start listening...this is when we Take back our Power ! With KINDESS💚🌳🐥
Vegan Since :
07/04/2002
My Vegan Story :
I became vegan because I couldn't stand being a part of the cruelty and killing of animals. It is wrong to hurt animals. All animals should be wild and free living exactly as nature intends.
Vegan Since :
07/04/2002
My Vegan Story :
I love animals and I recognize their inherent right to their own lives on their own terms. I could not live with the hypocrisy of demanding freedom for myself while taking it away from animals. Being vegan means I am no longer a hypocrite. ALL BEINGS DESERVE TO LIVE WILD & FREE WITHOUT INTERFERENCE!
Vegan Since :
11/01/2013
My Vegan Story :
My vegan transition was very quick. Around halloween 2013 my daughter asked me to watch a video with her...sneaky. It was the documentary Vegecated. After watching it she asked me if I would do the 6 week challenge with her. I agreed and we watched more videos on nutrition and food preparation. After about 2 weeks we decided that this was a sustainable of living. While it was challenging at first to read all the labels in the grocery store, little by little it became easier. While initially I chose veganism for my health, my conviction to stay on this path is for the animals and for the environment. I truly believe that the future health of our planet is dependent on a total transition to plant based lifestyle for all humans. And as a byproduct of compassionate living we will eradicate all forms of oppression and hate.
Vegan Since :
02/22/2016
My Vegan Story :
Out of necessity and in order to live, change required
Vegan Since :
05/25/2020
My Vegan Story :
Prior to 2018 I was Plant Based from 1994 and no red meat from 1985
Vegan Since :
06/28/2018
My Vegan Story :
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Vegan Since :
09/28/2018
My Vegan Story :
Cleared up internal inflammation and acne as well as sports performance enhanced
Vegan Since :
08/01/2010
My Vegan Story :
I was inspired to go vegetarian after reading books by Dick Gregory and John Robbins. Then I went vegan in 2010. When I went vegetarian, I dropped from 174 to 146 pounds without any effort. I'm happy to share info about how to be vegan, AND avoid GMOs, glyphosate, hidden MSG, soy, gluten and so forth. I know a little about raw food vegan diets, very low fat vegan diets, and am happy to share any of that. just email me at davejw98@gmail.com
Vegan Since :
12/12/2021
My Vegan Story :
Just beginning vegan lifestyle
Vegan Since :
09/25/2015
My Vegan Story :
I started wanting to be healthier then I started learning about the other ways veganism helps the world.
Vegan Since :
10/16/2021
My Vegan Story :
Just trying to understand plant base.
Vegan Since :
03/01/2024
My Vegan Story :
Just learning more and trying to be as healthy as possible.
Vegan Since :
06/11/2017
My Vegan Story :
I am from Indiana, every meal is based around meat. I never thought I would ever become Vegan. Last May I went on a trip with a friend and she pointed out how I had went a whole 5 days without meat. I felt great. I decided to eliminate meat from my diet. A month later I watched Dr Rao’s ‘What the Health’, it changed the game for me. I decided at that moment that I was done with animal products. I realize how deep the program runs. I am now Vegan for the Animals and I feel a deep connection to their pain. I am a guardian of the Earth. We are all part of this gift.
Vegan Since :
06/02/2019
My Vegan Story :
Had terrible osteoarthritis, knees replaced 8 years ago. Hands hurt everyday, had carpal tunnel and trigger finger release on both hands. Very overweight and tired. Went vegan after seeing Knives Over Forks. It has been a process, learning so much from the experts and incorporating as much as I can. Hands no longer hurt, lost 35 pounds and feeling much better. More weight loss needed. A work in progress. I am 73 years old, golf 3-4 times a week and swim/water aerobics almost every day. All with a non-vegan spouse and I do all the cooking.
Vegan Since :
08/24/2019
My Vegan Story :
Through meditating under a tree in nature, I learned the deepest meaning of compassion which is Karuna. This led me to my transformation to veganism.
Vegan Since :
01/01/2015
My Vegan Story :
Went vegan for health and ethical reasons.
Now I am a certified Vegan Nutrition Coach. I want to help educate people on healthier living through a better diet.
Vegan Since :
09/13/2018
My Vegan Story :
“Let’s start doing Meatless Mondays” my wife told me as I had a beer in my hand…”Ughhh, fine… I’ll give it a try.”

After a few weeks, I noticed I felt better after Meatless Mondays over any other day of the week (sadly indulging in Omnivore Meals)

So… I decided to give up Dairy for a few days… which turned into a week… which turned into a month… which turned into: “Damn, I don’t feel bloated anymore…”

That led to: “well let’s try more meat free days”… leading to… a few weeks… leading to “Damn I haven’t had meat or dairy in a month…” and my plant based journey began.

Now I say plant based, because that is a diet, or choice on how to eat.

It took me about 2 years to finally figure that out and understand what “being vegan” means…

Being Vegan is all about the animals. It’s about how you SEE them As beings and NOT animals, treat them ALL equal, and think about them as LIFE instead of PROFITS!

Animals>Hunans
Vegan Since :
11/07/2017
My Vegan Story :
I watched the Yourofsky speech and the rest is history!
Vegan Since :
12/04/2020
My Vegan Story :
I am a certified Holistic nutritionist and the fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and whole grains are the most healthful.
Vegan Since :
03/02/2021
My Vegan Story :
Vegan Vitality are dedicated to providing the highest quality vegan supplements available. All of our products are 100% vegan and GMO free, providing you with the best quality solutions to your health requirements, whilst being kind to the world around us.
Vegan Since :
03/01/2017
My Vegan Story :
later
Vegan Since :
11/01/2019
My Vegan Story :
So far I have a lot more energy.
Vegan Since :
08/12/2021
My Vegan Story :
I've been plant-based for over 10 years. I was struggling with digestive issues which at one point had me down to eating only 5 foods. Plant based eating, among other things, brought me back from that mess to a fully healthy, vibrant life!

The more I ate plants, the more I felt compassion for animals. Coming from a farming, hunting background, it was a long path. But now I love it and support a couple non-profit vegan organizations in Africa that are transforming so many lives there!!
Vegan Since :
09/19/2019
My Vegan Story :
I have decided to become vegan due to my health issues. I want to get my health back!
Vegan Since :
11/18/2013
My Vegan Story :
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Vegan Since :
11/18/1991
My Vegan Story :
I want to rise my kid as Vegan
Vegan Since :
01/03/2020
My Vegan Story :
This was my New Years resolution for 2020 and I haven't gone back!
Vegan Since :
01/01/2020
My Vegan Story :
I went vegan to save animals, they love and care too!
Vegan Since :
01/01/2012
My Vegan Story :
After I saw some friends turn vegetarian and then vegan, I naturally became curious and started researching the vegan diet. When I read The China Study by Dr Campbell, it became very clear to me that a vegan and plant-based diet was the way for me. Afterwards, I became familiar with other vegan principles besides just the food.
Vegan Since :
06/15/2015
My Vegan Story :
I cannot contribute to the pain and suffering of an innocent living being. I went vegetarian at 21 and vegan 23 years later. Only regret; not going vegan at 21 🙁
Vegan Since :
04/16/2021
My Vegan Story :
Because of health issues (raised PSA) I have embraced what I have long known to be true; Plant based lifestyle is superior.
Vegan Since :
12/05/2020
My Vegan Story :
I ate the standard American diet my whole life, I have been having surgeries since the age of 8 and I now know it was all from eating animal products. At the age of 41 I found out that I had colon cancer and had surgery to remove the tumors. I had a chemo port placed and before I started with the therapy I watched "what the Health" and immediately I went on a whole food plant based diet. I am almost 45 now and I feel better than I did in my 20s. I am now fascinated with the human system and learn as much as I can everyday and started working at a gym and am able to help others learn about the detrimental effects of the standard American diet and the benefits of a vegan diet by listening to my story
Vegan Since :
10/01/1998
My Vegan Story :
I coordinate a monthly vegan potluck in Greenville, SC.
Vegan Since :
01/14/2016
My Vegan Story :
I was a vegetarian since age 11. 4 years ago i finally became woke and vegan. I became an activist organizer for DxE Panama and later also for Animal Save Movement and Earthlings Experience. I am currently busy with my Non profit foundation which is the umbrella for our activism here in Panama, as well as the basis for the vegan movement. Aiming at starting the construction of the first Farm Animal Sanctuary in Panama end of this year, or asap (CoVid 19 sort of makes things a bit unstable) I live with 20 rescued animals, 3 of which are Cats with FIV.
Vegan Since :
02/01/2019
My Vegan Story :
I've been on and off the vegan/vegetarian bandwagon for 30 years. It always felt somewhat weird but that was due to my being ignorant. I've been strict vegan since being convinced by the irrefutable evidence based research that clearly supports a whole foods plant based lifestyle as optimal diet for humans as presented by physicians like Dr. T.C. Campbell, Dr. N. Barnard (and PCRM), Dr. McDougall, Dr. M. Mills, Dr. P. Popper, Dr. B. Montgomery, Dr. Greger, etc......and this is it; there is no way not to be convinced. I'm vegan for good.
Vegan Since :
12/01/2017
My Vegan Story :
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Vegan Since :
08/26/2020
My Vegan Story :
I became Vegan due to my late wife Sharon's concern about what I would eat when she was gone to cancer. To relieve her stress and to not have her spend precious time worrying about teaching me how to cook I went Vegan. She saw that this was a good choice for me and all was well. I was able to loose considerable weight and get off blood pressure and cholesterol meds. I never looked back and never felt better.
Vegan Since :
09/16/2016
My Vegan Story :
Concerned for my 22 year old daughters change to a vegan diet I looked into it and changed within 3 days. Health Planet Animal Rights. I have to be a part of this movement
Vegan Since :
12/01/2011
My Vegan Story :
I read a book called Man vs Beast that described factory farming when I was 11 years old and I haven't looked back ever since.
Vegan Since :
03/15/2015
My Vegan Story :
Started due to health issues & then became aware of factory farming & then became aware of environmental influences of the food choices & life styles
Vegan Since :
05/23/2015
My Vegan Story :
I was very ill in 2015, and I could barely walk. Within 6 weeks, I had lost 30 lbs and inflammation had disappeared.
Vegan Since :
10/01/2016
My Vegan Story :
I went vegan for ethical reasons and plant-based for my health. Having grown up with dogs, I eventually got dogs myself. It was the amazing bond I formed with my pooches as an adult that opened up my empathetic eyes to the complex and beautiful spectrum of emotions that animals possess, and ultimately, provided me with the conduit to vegetarianism in 2014. After watching Earthlings, and resonating so profoundly with the message of activists like Gary Yourofsky, James Aspey and Earthling Ed, I went vegan in 2016.
Vegan Since :
11/14/2014
My Vegan Story :
I was raised a vegetarian in India but was a milk guzzler until I got to know about how cruel the dairy industry really is. Around the same time, I started reading blogger Steve Pavlina's story about going vegan. Both together prompted me to go on a 30-day trial of being vegan. Within about 6 months, I decided to permanently ditch dairy and go vegan for good.
Vegan Since :
01/01/2018
My Vegan Story :
I was a vegetarian for 10 years and once I opened my eyes to the animal cruelty being a vegetarian contributes to, I became vegan!
Vegan Since :
11/28/2022
My Vegan Story :
Recent heart disease diagnosis has brought me here.
Vegan Since :
02/02/2011
My Vegan Story :
Vegan for the animals, humans and planet. 🌱
Vegan Since :
08/01/2019
My Vegan Story :
Peace to all.
Vegan Since :
07/04/2019
My Vegan Story :
58 years old, post-op RNY Gastric Bypass surgery. Severe osteoarthritis in both knees. Feeling much better overall since switching to a WFPB Lifestyle. I have lost 100 pounds in one year. Starting yoga and stationary exercises bike.
Vegan Since :
03/01/2014
My Vegan Story :
Love being vegan and love how healthy I feel!
Vegan Since :
01/01/2020
My Vegan Story :
Been vegan 6 weeks now.havent taken any drugs for my hip pain since
Vegan Since :
06/01/1976
My Vegan Story :
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Vegan Since :
10/28/2016
My Vegan Story :
I became vegan for the environmental reasons and quickly chose to stay vegan forever for the animals.
Vegan Since :
10/11/2019
My Vegan Story :
I was reading and suddenly I came across a blog about how meat eaters and dairy eaters affects animals in harmful ways , then I further researched in this thing I decided not eat dairy products and go vegan.
Vegan Since :
02/01/2016
My Vegan Story :
vegan for the animals & enjoying a healthy lifestyle - street activist with AV Cube of Truth
Vegan Since :
04/16/2016
My Vegan Story :
I am the founder of Lawrence KS non-profit farm sanctuary, Shy 38 Inc.
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Vegan Since :
06/14/1975
My Vegan Story :
I have always been a dedicated carnivore. I gained a lot of weight and attained 400 lbs, with an insulin pump, a1c of 12.4, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, restricted breathing due to the weight, couldn't move without effort and pain, couldn't walk more than 25 ft or stand for more than 2 min. So I had gastric bypass. I lost 160 lbs in one year because I couldn't hold any food down at all. It's been 3 yrs and I still can't hold down meat or drink cows milk without getting sick. I've come to realize that I can't depend on my old diet to live. I had lost a total of 200 lbs then I gained 50 back due to extreme sweet cravings. I started looking into alternative ways of eating while still getting my protein and meeting more of my nutrient needs. I was leaning towards Mediterranean, pescatarian, flexitarian but I started to look deeper and found youtube videos by Dr. Furhman, Dr. Colin Campbell, Forks over Knives, The Game Changers, etc and my thinking changed. I couldn't stand to hear the pigs screaming in pain or the thought of the emotional devastation of the separation of cows and their calves, the pain that chickens now live through because of overcrowding and hormones that make them grow too much and too fast. I found out I can get my protein from other sources without putting an animal in pain to do it. I am still on the journey and working on my diet with the goal of being fully vegan. I'm not eating meat at all, but I am still eating cheese and cooking with milk or cream when needed. I know there are alternatives to that and am researching product by product. I'm trying not to depend on processed vegan foods but concentrating on whole foods.
Vegan Since :
02/01/2018
My Vegan Story :
Vegan 3 yrs
Vegan Since :
09/12/2004
My Vegan Story :
I became vegan in high school in a small town and everyone thought I was crazy, haha. But I knew in my heart I was doing the right thing.
Vegan Since :
03/18/2017
My Vegan Story :
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Vegan Since :
11/26/2021
My Vegan Story :
Watched a documentary that opened my eyes to veganism
Vegan Since :
04/14/2017
My Vegan Story :
I am passionate about plant-based nutrition for sustainability, health, and athletic performance.
Vegan Since :
09/18/2018
My Vegan Story :
Been vegetarian since almost ever then became vegan for the animals. I will fight for animals rights for ever and wish to open an animals sanctuary.
Vegan Since :
01/04/2003
My Vegan Story :
I ran a vegan cafe, food cart and now my own vegan Chocolate company! It’s bean to bar, beyond ethical and Hawaii grown. It tastes pretty good too!
Vegan Since :
05/01/2008
My Vegan Story :
Took a food test when the labs came back I was allergic to dairy and eggs what a shock. Stopped it all and stopped catching colds!
Vegan Since :
04/01/2012
My Vegan Story :
I believe in the saying, "You are what you eat." I believe this to the core. I have been vegan for about eight years, and I love how I feel, think, look, and how I am giving back not just to the animals but to the planet. Living and eating with compassion have changed my life completely. I was in the military for about eight years and have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom III and IV. With that said, I have seen a lot of death, poverty, hate, destruction, captivity, and many horrible things and the dark side of a war.

When I first discovered about eating clean on a plant-based diet, I became instantly aware of how much hate and destruction that we cause not only to ourselves but to other living species and the planet. I sat down for a moment and realized that there is just too much hate in this world - this can't be the meaning of life. I could not sit and see how animals were treated for food, entertainment, pleasure, and personal objects, instead of as living souls. This realization disturbed me, and I wanted to change my life. I was tired of living and thinking in a world of shame and death.

When I started to transition to a plant-based diet, my body changed for the better, but my perception of life shifted. My heart opened up, and my mind could see and think clearly. As a result of my new lifestyle, my spirituality woke up, and I felt connected to the earth and all living things.

Four months later, I had successfully left the military to dedicate my activist life to being an educator on the health and fitness benefits of a plant-based diet.

I wanted to educate the world on the incredible sense of well-being and beauty that come when you live a life with even more compassion.

America has among the highest rates in the world in heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Heart disease is the number one killer in this country. We are also among the worst around the consumption of animal products. Out of 198 countries, we are # 1 in meat consumption, sixth in eggs, and 17th in milk.

We also have been at war since 2001, for 16 years now.

I believe that it is time to shine a light of peace in this country and remember what's essential in the world: peace, love, compassion, connection, and life. Peace starts with what we eat - plants -, and who we don't eat - other beings.

When we consume animals who are treated with hate as they experience death, disease, rape, and many horrific things, we also consume all that negative energy.

So let's eat life and not death! Let's eat fruits, grains, lentils, vegetables, and foods that the earth has grown with experience and nourishment! Let's share the world with our fellow animal friends and do what nature intended for us: to live with happiness, health, and compassion for everyone and everything.
Vegan Since :
01/27/2022
My Vegan Story :
For the past several years I have noticed that I felt increasingly woozy starting in December until late April . Late April or early May is the time of year that dandelion, garlic mustard, wild onions, chives start to come up and I start to forage greens and I feel sharp, happy, energetic and healthy. I foraged as usual at the start of the pandemic in 2020 and started looking into getting more veggies into my diet through the winter. I figured that the store bought kale/chickory/beet tops/ other greens that I was buying in the winter would be less nutritious than what I picked in the summer so I'd have to eat more of them. As the pandemic progressed I started losing weight, little at a time, and all over my body. I felt great, had (and still have) lots of energy .
I started to research a program for introducing a plant based diet to a particular ethnic group that was experiencing high rates of obesity and diabetes and saw my diet being touted on several websites and videos. Watching and learning I thought that increasing the variety of greens and grains might be beneficial so I started to pick up a more varied selection of greens added different nuts and added some spices to my diet. Since I keep feeling better and better I figure I'm doing OK and will keep going. I seldom eat out at restaurants so I haven't had to find a vegan restaurant or find items on a regular menu that I can eat, and I still have an occaisional egg a little cheese, or even a small piece of steak when I'm in the mood. But I draw the line at added sugar, "thanks, but not for me" and refined flour. No bread, cake, ice cream etc. My only problem with my diet now, is that I seldom get hungry. I eat a lot of "green" and it seems to keep me feeling satisfied. guess I'm "almost" a vegan. Feeling relaxed about food, Jganvet
Vegan Since :
12/25/2013
My Vegan Story :
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Vegan Since :
08/08/2021
My Vegan Story :
Hi, I went vegan because I watched What The Health. This changed me. I began to watch more and more on the China Study. I’m hooked. I also looked at what happens to the animals on the front end of the food process. This really did it for me. Plus the stories were proof on how fast and healthy one can be going vegan.
Vegan Since :
05/11/2018
My Vegan Story :
I became vegan because of the WHAT THE HEALTH documentary. It totally inspired me and convinced me that it is better for my own body and the planet to go Vegan.