In the last 10 years, the number of people with diabetes has more than doubled. It is estimated that, in 2016, the number in the UK was 4.5 million. Of those, 10% have type 1 diabetes which is not preventable. However, 90% have type 2 diabetes which, in most cases, is. According to Diabetes UK the disease is “the fastest growing health threat of our times and an urgent public health issue”.
But here is some good news: a vegan diet can reverse type 2 diabetes. Read more ›
So when did vegans stop being objects of ridicule and social pariahs? At what point did people realise that veganism makes sense? I can’t put my finger on it but it’s quite recent and it’s quite big. Read more ›
People are surprised when I tell them I’m a vegan. I’m not what they were expecting; I don’t fit the stereotype. It certainly makes me think that there remain a lot of misconceptions around veganism. Here are the most common ones I come across: Read more ›
What The Health?, the new Netflix documentary, has allegedly been turning dedicated meat-eaters into vegans overnight. I was naturally curious to see what it was all about.
From the same team that brought us Cowspiracy, which exposed the horrors of the dairy industry, What the Health? focuses on the all too cosy relationship between the American food and drug industries. Big Farmer and Big Pharma are very close indeed and the health of that nation is suffering. Read more ›
It’s not easy being a vegan in Spain. There I’ve said it. I love Spain, and I particularly love Galicia in the northwest corner where we have an ancient house in a tiny village near a beautiful river. I love the people, I love the fiestas and I love the wildness of the landscapes. But, Read more ›
There’s plenty of help out there for the rookie vegan who needs to learn some new kitchen skills. Guest blogger Caroline Black has reviewed the cooking channels on YouTube and come up with a guide to some of the best. Read more ›
Meet the two great people who we are sponsoring to take the Veganuary challenge by adopting a vegan diet for January. And we have a special offer for anyone else wanting to have a go.
We’ve had Stoptober when we all tried to give up smoking; we’ve had Movember when we all tried to grow moustaches (some of us more successfully than others); we now have Veganuary which invites us to go vegan for the of month of January. After the excesses of the Christmas and New Year festivities, what better way to kick off 2017, helping to shift that excess weight, get healthier and do a little bit to help make the world a cleaner and kinder place?
People following a vegetable diet have lower rates of a number of health problems, including excess weight and obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, gallstones, kidney stones, constipation and diverticular disease.