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Going vegan by adopting a plant-based diet and eliminating the other forms of using animals such as wearing animals, experimenting on animals, using animals for entertainment or other forms of use/abuse is easier than ever. Much of this page addresses the plant-based diet aspect of going vegan, but other aspects are also covered.

Vegan Definition
"Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose."

How to Go Vegan - Vegan Society
There are very many good online text pages about how to go vegan. Here is one such page from the Vegan Society.

100,000+ "How to Go Vegan" videos on YouTube

There are many good informational videos on Emily Barwick's
Bite Size Vegan YouTube channel at

Skinny Bitch book, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. This book isn't about either word, "skinny" or "bitch." It's a funny, irreverent quick read written by two brilliant LA women about veganism. Highly recommended. It's sometimes for sale on Amazon used for pennies plus S&H.

Speakers, Documentaries, Stories about Veganism, please visit our video link page. There are many videos there to watch.

Logical Arguments AGAINST Veganism Debunked by Earthling Ed Winters. Numerous common reasons why people eat animals addressed in this very well done 10 minute video.

How do we get enough protein on a plant-based diet?
According to the T. Colin Campbell, PhD TEDxEast Talk (4m18s), vegetables and fruits have about 9% to 11% protein. It's all the protein we need. Many people who eat animal products get too much protein, which isn't good for us. Protein is one of the easiest nutrients for which to fulfill or needs.

The Brownble How To Go Vegan Roadmap 21-day Program
What it means to be vegan, nutrition, why people are going vegan, eating at restaurants, shopping, getting organized, seasonal menu ideas, relationships, pregnancy, and balance. This is presented online in 21 daily modules, plus a welcome module. Gentle approach. $97.

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Go Plant-Based
Informative article from The Beet. Topics discussed in the article include cholesterol, blood pressure, taste buds, energy levels, diabetes, skin/complexion, artery plaque, and regular bowel movements.

What about Vitamin B12?
According to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, about 40% of animal eaters are low in B12 and about 80% of vegans are low in B12. If we supplement our B12 with fortified foods such as nutritional yeast or directly with B12 a couple of times per week, we will be fine. It's easy to test our B12 levels with a blood test.

For more detailed information on B12, The Vegan Society has a page on the topic...

What about Cholesterol?
There is no cholesterol found in a plants. All animal products contain cholesterol (the bad cholesterol: LDL). Our bodies naturally make all the good cholesterol (HDL) that we need.

What are Statin Drugs? Statin drugs are designed to reduce cholesterol. According to WebMD, statins can have dangerous side effects including headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, muscle aches (or muscle weakness), rash, nausea (or vomiting), diarrhea or constipation. According to Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, statins only help 30% of the patients. A plant-based diet helps 100% of the patients to reduce cholesterol.

Make Yourself Heart Attack Proof, by Caldwell Esselstyn MD. Learn about how a plant-based diet can help prevent and reverse heart disease and reduce cholesterol....

What about Fiber?
Fiber is necessary for the dietary system including having proper bowel movements. According to Australia's Better Health Channel, "Dietary fiber is found in cereals, fruits and vegetables. Fiber is made up of the indigestible parts or compounds of plants, which pass relatively unchanged through our stomach and intestines."

Ready to start collecting delicious plant-based recipes? Start here. There are 42 delicious and easy recipes to try. Some of those recipes are listed here.
Easy Teriyaki Roasted Vegetables
One Pot Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Vegan Lasagna
Cheesy Potato & Broccoli Casserole
Sun-dried Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Tofu Quiche
Vegan Fried Rice
Bean Burritos
Spiced Lentil Soup
Lentil Shepherd's Pie
Simple Vegan Omelet
Vegan Black Bean Burgers
Vegan BLT Sandwich
Beet Risotto
Simple Vegan Pizza
Potato Galette
Vegan Pancakes
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Pasta Primavera
Vegan Sloppy Joes
Vegan Caesar Salad
Vegan Pesto
Vegan Gluten-Free One Pot Pasta
Creamy Wild Mushroom One-Pot Gnocchi
Mexican Loaded French Fries
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls

"Vegan Recipes" videos on YouTube.

ChoosingMyHealth recipes.
Nice assortment of recipes with great pics.

One Month of Delicious Vegan Recipes by LiveKindly.
Scroll through this list of incredible recipes. There is no sacrifice in living vegan. It's all to the good. See for yourself. Experimenting with new recipes is fun, and rewarding.

"Vegan Kitchen" videos on YouTube.
It's important to set up one's kitchen for living plant based. There is a bit of a learning curve, but once you have it organized, it's actually easier to live plant based. Why is it easier? Typically, eating plant based requires:
- less food prep time
- less cooking time (and raw vegan food dishes require no cooking time)
- easier cleanup
- more satisfying food on several levels.

The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show recipes by Jill Dalton. Simple, delicious whole foods recipes.

Forks Over Knives recipes
Forks Over Knives is an important documentary. They have created an excellent, searchable, whole food recipe page.

20 Vegan Sandwiches! Simple to make vegan sandwiches with great color photos by NoSweatVegan!

"Vegan Pizza" recipe videos on YouTube.

Veganuary Recipes This website has great resources that help hundreds of thousands of people to go vegan all year long. Every month is "Veganuary."

"Vegan Burger" recipe videos on YouTube.

How to Go Vegan Text Page
There are very many good online text pages about how to go vegan. Here is one such page from the American Vegan Society.

"Vegan Desserts" recipe videos on YouTube.

"Vegan Soups" recipe videos on YouTube.

Order Your Free Vegan Starter Kit
Getting started is easy! Just fill out the form below to receive a free vegan starter kit. It will guide you through the transition to a healthier, happier, and longer-lasting life.

PlantBasedNews Site & Newsletter
Excellent website and free email newsletter with interviews, great stories, and videos. Informative. Uplifting. Well presented.

VeganStreet's Guide for New Vegans page
There are some great resources on this page for people starting out on the vegan path. Read through their 17 chapters including handling food cravings.

Site helps us better understand our own excuses to not live vegan Here is a great website that addresses our common excuses for not living vegan. These misunderstandings are false, and as such are referred to as fallacies. Your "Vegan Fallacy" Is...

1,500+ "Vegan Casseroles" recipe videos on YouTube.

This is an excellent book on raw veganism by Douglas Graham, DC. Highly recommended.

Vegan Lunch Box ideas. Preparing portable meals for work is an important part of living vegan for many people. Here are some ideas to help you with that task.

This graphic explains the distinction between being plant based and vegan...

Using vegan body care products
There are two aspects of using vegan body care products such as shampoos, soaps, hair color, make-up, lotions, etc. The first is that the product will contain no animal-sourced ingredients. The second is that the product will not have been tested on animals, which makes the product what is called a "cruelty-free" product.

Not using animals for entertainment
There are many ways that humans use animals for entertainment. Some of the more common ways are zoos, animal circuses, aquariums, and movies.

Experimenting on Animals is called vivisection (live cutting). Animals are experimented on to test products such as cosmetics, and in the name of health research. Each of these purposes are not needed. There are computer simulations that are more effective.

Kinder World. Great all-in-one resource site about veganism including videos, nutrition, groups, recipes and tips.

Not wearing animals for clothing, car seats, furniture, decorations or other purposes.
Animals are used for clothing or other purposes when wool, animal skin (leather), down, silk or pulled feathers are used. Vegans also do not use these products in the ways listed above or for other purposes such as those listed above.

Connect with the vegan community. There are many vegan groups around the world. Join one through or Facebook, and get to know how others are doing it. Sometimes there are some potlucks to join and sometimes there are some animal rights protests to speak up for the animals. Getting involved with other vegans is a great way to learn more, and make new friends who are supportive.

10 Vegans of Color on What Being Vegan Means to Them
Wonderful set of short entries from ten people of color who happen to all be women about their perspectives and motivations.

Vegans only get rescue animals and don't buy companion animals and feed them a plant-based diet
If a vegan chooses to live with a companion animal, it's essential to not buy animals that are bred because that causes more shelter animals to be killed. Vegans also feed their companion animals plant-based diets. For some, this is a controversial topic. If a person is not comfortable feeding a cat a plant-based diet with synthetic taurine, which cats need, or feeding a dog a plant-based diet, then it's recommended to live with a naturally herbivorous plant-based animal such as a rabbit. Always spay and neuter companion animals if they aren't already spayed and neutered.

30 Reasons to Live Vegan - Surmounting Excuses, by Earthling Ed Winters. Learn the hurdles to go vegan and the reasons why it makes sense to live vegan. Once you are vegan, learn the "...knowledge and communication tips that you need to positively and confidently advocate for veganism."

Join the 30 Day VEGAN EASY Challenge from 'Animal Liberation Victoria,' based in Australia. They will email recipes every week to you, and provide support. Free registration and information.
They also have an informative and useful online PDF at

Here are some videos from Mic the Vegan that are helpful in explaining veganism.

Is it Possible to Go Vegan Overnight? Yes. Michael Goodchild, aka The Vegan Activist, lays out info and the 'how' on going vegan overnight. This is a laid back non-perfectionistic approach that does make the transition more accessible and attainable. 5.5 Minutes.

Here are some more videos from The Vegan Activist that are helpful in explaining veganism. is a searchable website of peer-reviewed science regarding health and nutrition. Brought to you commercial free by Dr. Michael Greger.

PlantBasedDoctors is where you can find a medical health practitioner if you need one. There are more than doctors listed.

Vegan Restaurants Guide
If there's a vegan restaurant anywhere in the world, you can find it on The Happy Cow team in Toronto have been offering this accurate listing for decades. Great resource. There's an App by the same name if you prefer apps.

Speakers on topics about Veganism by Vevolution. "...You will find inspiring short talks from global leaders of the plant-powered movement."

Vegan beer, wine and liquor guide...

International Vegan Fest Guide by Is there one near you? If there is, please consider attending. These are informative and fun events.

Vegas Veg Fest
Every year the Vegas Veg Fest offers some excellent education, many vendors, and great fun.
This event is hosted by Carrie LeBlanc of CompassionWorks International:

If you are in Las Vegas, please join this Vegan and Raw Food meetup group and attend events. If you are not in Las Vegas, then please search for your city and search in the food category for vegan groups.

Page maintained by Daryl Elliott. To contact, please look in the left column under Organizers.

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WaterFasting May 5, 2021, 3:25 PM Daryl E.
VeganHolidays December 10, 2019, 3:11 PM Daryl E.
AnimalAgConversions May 17, 2020, 6:20 AM Daryl E.
LasVeganBiz May 27, 2019, 4:17 PM Daryl E.
PublicVeganPolicy June 24, 2019, 6:59 PM Daryl E.
VeganArticles2 July 18, 2018, 12:50 PM Daryl E.
VeganArticles July 3, 2018, 3:00 AM Daryl E.
VegasFacebookGroups July 9, 2018, 2:22 PM Daryl E.
Nonviolent Activism November 17, 2021, 2:11 AM Daryl E.
Vids2 May 8, 2021, 5:27 PM Daryl E.
PrivateVeganChefs October 16, 2020, 2:21 PM Daryl E.
Calendar February 18, 2018, 2:43 PM Daryl E.

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