How to live a healthy, cruelty free lifestyle

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This is the audio recording of Nick Pendergrast's talk 'Living a Healthy, Cruelty-Free Lifestyle'.

This talk gives practical advice on how to eat a healthy diet without any animal products. It also includes some other actions we can take beyond our diet to oppose cruelty to animals.

You can see the article based on this talk, which gives links to further information, here: http://veganperth.org.au/why-vegan/for-your-health/

You can access the Vegetarian Starter Kits referred to throughout the presentation here: http://pcrm.org/health/diets/vsk/vegetarian-starter-kit

This talk was recorded at ARA' s Cruelty Free Festival in November 2012: http://crueltyfreefestivalwa.org.au/presenters/nick-pendergrast-2012-presenters/

This talk was also featured on episode 20 of Progressive Podcast Australia: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2012/12/31/vegan-powers/

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How to live a healthy, cruelty free lifestyle

  1. 1. LIVING A HEALTHY,CRUELTY-FREE LIFESTYLE Nick Pendergrast
  2. 2. Part 1HEALTH BENEFITS OF A PLANT-BASED DIET
  3. 3. THE CHINA STUDY 6 500 Chinese people. 367 facts about their diet. „People who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease ... People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease…‟ Increased animal products = increased cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Google: The China Study
  4. 4. CHOLESTEROL Only found in animal-based foods. Health risks. Plant-based diet dramatically lowers the risks of heart disease, cancer, and strokes (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine). Clip: Bill Clinton‟s vegan diet. Source: PCRM Vegetarian Starter Kit
  5. 5. Part 2HOW TO EAT A HEALTHY PLANT-BASED DIET
  6. 6. THE NEW FOUR FOOD GROUPS Eat a variety of foods. Source: PCRM Vegetarian Starter Kit
  7. 7. Vitamin C with iron-rich foods will increase absorptionLEGUMES
  8. 8. BUY A VEGAN COOKBOOK  Many cookbooks available at PAWS (www.paws.org.au) and online.  Can‟t afford a cookbook?  Recipes in your Vegetarian Starter Kit.  Free recipes online.  www.vegweb.com  www.ara.org.au  Google.  Don‟t use a recipe at all!
  9. 9. BALANCED MEALS Google: Vegan outreach guide to cruelty-free eating
  10. 10. BALANCED MEALS WITHOUT RECIPES
  11. 11. B12 Important but easily resolved issue. Long-term. Google: Uproar store Google: Cruelty free shop b12
  12. 12. Part 3EATING OUT
  13. 13. VEGANPERTH.ORG.AU
  14. 14. EATING AT OTHER RESTAURANTS Chinese/Thai:  Look for vegetarian/vegetable section.  Ask for no egg/seafood products.  “Pure vegetarian”. Indian:  Order a vegetarian dish.  Ask for no dairy products eg ghee, yoghurt. Italian:  Pizza without cheese, lots of vegetables instead.
  15. 15. Part 4MAKING THE SWITCH
  16. 16. IS VEGANISM HARD? Initial adjustment. www.veganperth.org.au Becomes “second nature”. Gets easier as time goes on. Gradual approach eg 1,2,3 Vegan!
  17. 17. I MISS…
  18. 18. SONG: VEGAN MYTHS DEBUNKED
  19. 19. Part 5BEYOND DIET – OTHER ACTIONS TO TAKE AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY
  20. 20. CLOTHES
  21. 21. EXPERIMENTATION
  22. 22. ENTERTAINMENT
  23. 23. COMPANION ANIMALS  „Never buy an animal from a pet shop, a classified ad, over the internet, or as a present. Adopt, don‟t shop: every dog bought or bred means a shelter dog dead‟ (Animal Liberation New South Wales).
  24. 24. FURTHER QUESTIONS/INFO Veganperth.org.au Search: „VeganPerth.org.au‟ on Facebook, @VeganPerth on Twitter. The Vegan Easy Challenge: veganeasy.org Ara.org.au Search: „Animal Rights Advocates Inc.‟ on Facebook, @AnimalRightsAdv on Twitter. nick@ara.org.au www.progressivepodcastaustralia.com

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