Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

BBC iPlayer - QI XL: Series 7: Green

BBC Qi Where's the word Vegan from ?

BBC iPlayer - QI XL: Series 7: Green: "Where does the Word Vegan Come from? " Question on QI BBC TV

Stephen Fry goes all green with Jeremy Clarkson, Bill Bailey, Danny Baker and Alan Davies.

According To Donald Watson who first coined the phrase and started the Vegan Society with friends in Nov 1944 he created it from "The beginning and end of vegetarian".

See Interview with Donald Watson



Q: What do you consider the greatest achievement in your life?
A: Achieving what I set out to do: to feel that I was instrumental in starting a great new movement which could not only change the course of things for Humanity and the rest of Creation but alter Man's expectation of surviving for much longer on this planet.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Diet Experts vote Vegan Diet Best for Diabetes

Healthy Eating & Nutrition News: Experts vote Vegan Diet Best for Diabetes:
Healthy Vegan Diet Cookbook

22 Experts including registered nutritionists , Doctors and health researchers have voted vegan diets as joint next best diet to tackle diabetes. The criteria was based partly on convenience so we are guessing as a vegan plant strong diet becomes more popular, and vegan plantarian foods become more easily available then we will soon move to number one ??

Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "Not just logic and common sense but also the research is finally stacking up in favour of a Plantarian diet with a higher intake of whole, complete, natural plant foods, fruit and vegetables, with a low GL (Glycaemic load), naturally lower in saturated animal fat that can make dramatic changes to health."

Even Doctors are beginning to work out that changes in diet can be more powerful than drugs, with less side effects and less expensive. Sadly this has led to lobbyists and supporters of the pharmaceutical industry trying to gag nutritionists, ban super-foods, ban supplements, ban natural herbs and even stop experts on the internet from talking about natural plants that have often been used for thousands of years to treat health problems.

See Plantarian and One World Day.

Vegan Cookbook