After the tragic passing of his vegetarian father to a heart attack at only 56 years of age, Sunny Gurnani began researching the causes of heart disease. He discovered how the consumption of cholesterol and fats found in milk, eggs, meat and other animal products can be an important factor. After eliminating animal products from his diet and eating more whole plant foods, Sunny's total blood cholesterol levels dropped from 176 to 99, making him considerably less prone to heart disease.
On discovering that India is the largest exporter of beef in the world, that heart disease and diabetes are the main killers amongst Indians, and the link between consuming animal products and global warming (India is severely affected by the diminishing Himalayan glaciers which are melting at even faster rates than at the Arctic), Sunny realised the pressing need to make non-animal products widely available amongst his countrymen. So in May 2013, Sunny founded Go Vegan! with the aim of providing delicious and nutritious certified organic alternatives in India at cheaper prices than their dairy equivalents.
The Jain Vegans Working Group is delighted to announce that Sunny will be sharing his amazing story, including the influence of Jainism on his journey, plus his future plans for Go Vegan!
Spaces are limited.
Attendance to the event is free, but donations towards the room hire costs would be gratefully received.
Doors open at 7:30pm, talk starts at 8:00pm sharp
Buses: 142 and 32 stop nearby.