F A Q
1. Your life on the Veg basics
1.1 What is Your Life on the Veg?
Your Life on the Veg is a platform for plant-based nutrition education.
1.2 What is the mission of Your Life on the Veg?
Your Life on the Veg mission is to empower individuals to choose a diet that is healthful for the body, animals and the planet.
Health mission: Your Life on the Veg is dedicated to helping individuals reverse chronic disease using nutrition.
Environmental mission: Your Life on the Veg seeks to create awareness about issues that affect the environment and its connection with our health, while promoting sustainable lifestyles.
1.3 What topics do Your Life on the Veg address?
Soul and Roots discusses a variety of topics relating to the cause and prevention of disease, how to adopt a plant-based diet, new scientific research, and environmentalism.
1.4 Who writes for Your Life on the Veg?
The main author and contributor is Iraina Rosenthal-Tawil, the founder of Your Life on the Veg. We welcome and encourage guest submissions to be featured on the website!
If you are interested in submitting an article or recipe please reach out the Iraina on the contact page.
2. Contributors and Community
2.1 How can I support Your Life on the Veg?
You can support Your Life on the Veg by becoming a subscriber, leaving comments, sharing our content on social media, purchasing products through our affiliate links, and sending good vibes our way!
2.2 Can I submit an article to Your Life on the Veg?
You sure can! If you are interested in submitting an article or recipe please click here to read about our submission guidelines.
2.3 Who can comment on the blog posts?
The comment box is open to the public. We encourage our readers to share their opinions experiences, and feedback with our community. Iraina will respond in a timely manner.
3. Diet and lifestyle
3.1 What type of lifestyle/ diet does Your Life on the Veg promote?
Your Life on the Veg promotes a plant-based, vegan diet. A vegan diet proven to be the only diet that reverses and prevents chronic disease. Eating a vegan diet also helps protects the planet, fights climate change, decreases pollution, reduces our carbon footprint, and preserves natural habitats.
4. Learn more about going vegan
4.1 What is veganism?
Veganism is a moral position and way of life that opposes the exploitation of and harm to animals. Individuals who practice veganism recognize and support the rights of all living creatures, and therefore avoid consuming animal foods. Those who practice veganism also do not support industries, activities or products that result in the exploitation of animals. At the heart of veganism is compassion, kindness, and respect for all sentient beings, humans and nonhumans alike.
4.2 What do vegans eat?
Vegans eat solely from the plant kingdom: vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts , seeds and more! Vegans exclude flesh, fish, fowl, dairy products (animal milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, etc.), eggs, honey, animal gelatin, and all other foods of animal origin.
4.3 Why should I consider going vegan?
Veganism may seem extreme compared to what you’re used to, and that’s understandable. Most of us grew up in a culture that is accustomed to eating animals. This does not make the action of raising and killing animals for food ethical. Take a moment to review your personal morals. You may discover that the ethics behind veganism is perfectly aligned with your own! If you care about protecting the environment, reversing and preventing disease, and respecting the rights to life and freedom for animals, you should consider a vegan lifestyle.
The benefits of a vegan diet are astounding:
For Your Health
A well-balanced vegan diet is effective in the prevention and treatment of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Basing your diet on plant foods- fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds- will provide all of the essential nutrients for your body without excess fat, cholesterol, sugar and salt.
Not only are animal products are unnecessary for our bodies; animal products may be harmful to our health! Research studies, like The China Study, provide evidence that animal products are linked to disease. In fact, in 2015, the World Health Organization listed processed meat as a class 1 carcinogen, just like cigarettes. While animal products are frequently found to increase the risk of cancer, consumption of fruits and vegetables, which possess protective nutrients, offer a measure of protection. One more reason to go vegan!
For the Planet
What we eat matters. Not only do our foods choices determine the state of our health, our food choices also have a significant impact on the environment. To help the environment we are told to recycle, ride our bicycles, and take shorter showers, and these are helpful changes, but the most effective action we can take to help the environment is eat a plant-based diet. That’s because animal agriculture is the largest contribute to climate change; animal agriculture is responsible for more pollution than the entire transportation system combined.
Animal agriculture is also the leading cause of species extinction, habitat destruction, ocean dead zones, and rainforest destruction.
For the Animals
Inherently, humans have a fondness for animals. We enjoy their company and mourn their loss. We also take pleasure in eating them. So, how do we justify caring for one animal and eating the other? The culture we are raised in dictates whether it’s acceptable to eat certain animals and spare others. We were taught that it’s wrong to mistreat a dog or a cat but we don’t apply the same compassion to other animals, such as cows, pigs or chickens. The way in which we can address this inconsistency is to start respecting the right of all animals to life and freedom.
Every life has intrinsic value. Just because animals cannot do their taxes or multiplication does not mean their lives are inferior. Animals, like humans, feel pain, joy, fear and sadness. Animals are conscious of the world around them. These sentient animals are vulnerable to exploitation by humans. Vegans choose to live a lifestyle that respects and protects the lives of these animals. Vegans do not eat, wear or take part in activities that take advantage of animals. Veganism is compassion in action!
4.4 Where can I learn more about veganism?
If you’re interested in learning more about veganism check out the resources tab.
4.5 Is veganism an appropriate lifestyle for all ages?
Yes, a vegan diet is appropriate for individuals at any stage of the lifecycle.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics issued the follow statement:
“It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases,” … “These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes.”
5.1 Where are the sources listed?
The sources are referenced at the bottom of each blog post.