Vegan Bytes #45: Do You Care More About Animals Than Humans?

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In this issue...

*Vegan Thoughts: Do You Care More About Animals Than Humans?
*Nutritional Spotlight: The Amazing, Edible Avocado
*Question: "Why didn't my psychologist prescribe raw food?"
*Vegan Ebooks Collection: New Vegan Christmas Cookies Ebook, and more
*Recipe of the Month: The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie
*What's New?: What's New With Vegan Nutritionista?

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Do You Care More About Animals Than Humans?

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I'm assuming the answer is no. My answer is no, although I can't say that I necessarily care more about humans than animals.

Normally, if you've reached this point in a conversation with someone, he's pretty frustrated. He may have been unable to find a good response when you told him that you eat plenty of protein and calcium, and it's probably gotten to the stage where you've mentioned a few of the abuses on the average animal farm.

In that frustration, he's blurted out, "Oh I don't care about cows or pigs at all. I volunteer to help humans and care about humans. Why do you care more about animals than humans?"

I've only been at this stage of that conversation a few times in my life, mostly because I prefer to squash arguments and focus on the positive, and I don't engage with people who are just trying to push my buttons.

A few things run through my head:

    a) It is possible to care about all living beings equally. Most of the vegans I know are some of the most compassionate and empathetic people in the universe and care deeply about humans.

    b) If people who say they don't care about farm animals knew the intelligence and emotions that farm animals have and could also witness what happens to them on factory farms, I think they would care.

    c) If you care more about humans than animals, it's all the more reason to go vegan.

    Non-vegan diets lead to more human suffering and create more illness and pain that vegan diets.

    So, the real question becomes, has that person ever stopped to consider how his lifestyle impacts the human population?


    The Amazing, Edible Avocado

    Benefits of Avocado

    Avocados endured a long period of time out by nutritionists who deemed them "high in fat" and recommended that they be avoided, but they're out of jail and making a comeback now. While it's true that they do pack a load of fat, it's really good fat that helps to maintain your weight, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reduce arthritis pain, and possibly prevent cancers.

    And, most importantly, they're absolutely delicious.

    Read more about the benefits of avocado, the star of raw vegan recipes.


    Question: "Why didn't my psychologist prescribe raw food?"



    I will try to make this short, but I'm confused. I am 42 and suffered awful depression since I was 21. They say it's chemical depression, and so drugs work, but not very well.

    I have tried everything to get better for years and nothing helped... I have been depressed, lethargic, tired, sleep patterns messed up, anxiety. I feel like garbage because depression effects the body too. I'm in good shape and don't overeat, but it doesn't matter.

    Last week on a complete fluke I decided to try just one week eating only organic raw vegetables. ABSOLUTELY nothing else but the raw vegetarian diet, just to see what would happen. OMG! I'm on the 5th day doing this and I feel 70% better. My mood, my energy, my sleep patterns are all better. Why is this? I took in no protein so I should be flat worn out and half dead right?


    Read the rest of Hensley's story about how her transformation to a raw vegetarian diet changed her life, and her question as to why she was never "prescribed" a vegan diet by her doctors.


    Do you have a question about veganism? Perhaps it's something you always wondered, or even something other people always ask that you wish you could answer better. Join in the discussion on our site by asking and answering questions, as well as commenting on other answers. It's fun and helpful!


    Vegan Nutritionista Downloadable EBooks

    Vegan Christmas Cookies: 20 Best Vegan Cookie Recipes

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    It's the most wonderful time of the year, and part of the reason is because it's time to bake cookies. I've been baking my entire life, and I've been veganizing family recipes and making my own for years. In this ebook you'll find all your old favorites, like Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Thumbprints, Linzers, Peanut Butter with Chocolate Bombs, Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls, Gingerbread, and of course, Vegan Sugar Cookies.

    Read more about the book on the Vegan Christmas Cookies page, or if you already know you have to have it, get your copy now for only $7.95.

    Cut the Cheese: Quit Your Cheese Addiction to Transform Your Life

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    There is no one particular book on quitting cheese available in stores, and not many people are aware of the physically addictive qualities to dairy cheese. Instead of being sick and fat, you can give up cheese and feel light and free. This ebook also has the very best vegan cheese recipes, so you don't have to eat packaged versions that don't taste quite right anymore.

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    This is one of our most popular cookbooks. I've found it really difficult to find a vegan bread cookbook on the internet; there are tons of recipes out there, but they're scattered all over different sites and you never know which ones are good. This book has everything from an eggless brioche to a classic whole wheat boule recipe, so you'll never have to go scrounging the internet again. I'm so happy people have gotten so much out of this ebook.

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    Vegan Meal Plans is a complete meal plan for one month vegan weekday dinners. It includes 64 recipes, pictures, nutritional information, grocery lists, and tips and techniques. Everyone from those beginning a vegan diet to those veterans who want fresh menu ideas love this ebook. It focuses on fresh, local, and seasonal vegetables and uses all normal ingredients-- no fussy or gourmet skills needed. Download a copy for only $9.75 here.

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    Recipe of the Month: The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Ever

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    I made this vegan pumpkin pie recipe entirely by accident and off the top of my head at Thanksgiving this year and I could not wait to share it with you. Plus, you can make pumpkin pie any time of year, and it would be a perfect dessert for your upcoming holiday celebrations.

    Check out how I happened upon this vegan pumpkin pie recipe, and why it's so easy to make yourself.

    I hope you like it!


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