In this video I answer some of your questions, like when, how, and why did I go vegan?  Just how old am I?  What are my thought on Raw Till 4, and more!

For this blog post, I’d like to highlight two key issues.  The first is concerning SASHA Farm animal sanctuary.  SASHA is the Midwest’s largest farm animal sanctuary.  They state, “at our shelter, not only do we provide food and water, veterinary care and a roof over their heads, we also give the animal residents affection, social interaction with others of their own species, and a sense of security.”

I’ve volunteered at SASHA several times, absolutely loved my times there, and plan to continue volunteering when I’m back in the Midwest.  Getting to see these animals live out their lives in safety is heartwarming and life-changing.

It is an absolute necessity to provide sanctuary for the animals that escape or are freed from the various horrific industries that exist.  SASHA can only do so if they receive support and volunteers.  Please visit their website to see how you can help and get involved.   Every little bit counts.

The second point I’d like to highlight is about the “best” way to eat vegan.  There are a lot of vegan food and diet trends out there and I’m often asked what is the best way to eat?  Is is raw?  Raw till 4?  Cooked vegan?  So I figured I’d share my opinion on the various vegan diet options and which one I think is the best.

So hear you go:  I support any diet that’s vegan.   But the way of eating vegan that I support the most, and that I think is the perfect way to eat vegan, is whatever way of eating you can sustain and will keep you vegan.  I honestly don’t think there’s one “right way” to do vegan.  I personally enjoy eating a raw diet, but it’s not for everyone.  Whereas eating vegan is for everyone.

Being vegan should not be a chore.  It should not be something you have to “suffer through.”  You shouldn’t feel deprived or unsatisfied.  Being vegan should be delicious and full of variety.  So whatever way of eating vegan that fulfills you, and that is something you feel you can continue for the rest of your life, that is the perfect way of eating vegan.

If you’re coming from a pure health standpoint, then yes, certain ways of eating are going to be better than others.  But as far as I, and, I’m sure, the animals are concerned, even if you sit on the couch all day with one hand down your pants and the other hand shoving Sweet-Chili Doritos into your gaping mouth, as long as you’re not consuming animal products, it’s A-okay with me, and them!

See ya next nugget!

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Videos & Things referenced in the video

Nugget #3: Is It Moral to Eat Meat?

Gary’s Talk

My Tattoo Tour

B12

Go Vegan for Health

Gary Yourofsky’s Site 

SASHA Farm Sanctuary (go DONATE!)

Christine’s Handmade Vegan Jewelry Site

All about Ooby the Vegan Dog (Q&A about Ooby)

2 thoughts on “The Best Way to Eat Vegan, My Vegan Journey, and SASHA Farm

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