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What's my label?

I often have difficulty in how to label myself, that is, how do I describe my "diet"?

For a start I don't like to even call it a "diet" since my decision to go "plant-based" was nothing to do with losing weight, but the word diet" often refers to just that of course. I actually prefer to call it a "lifestyle" since the fact is so much changed that I in fact live a life that is very different than what it was before.

Of course if you read any of my posts you are likely to come across the expression "whole-food plant-based". I'm not sure who first coined that expression, but it was probably someone like Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of "The China Study". It says it all - our diet (nutrition) should be nothing but whole-foods, that is, nothing processed; and plant-based, that is, no animal products. So stringing it all together you come up with "whole-food plant-based lifestyle". Quite a mouthful, don'…

If It Can Happen Here, It Can Happen Anywhere

I just came across a very uplifting piece written by Las Vegas resident vegan, Paul Graham, author of “Eating Vegan in Vegas:  If It Can Happen Here, It Can Happen Anywhere”. So it's no longer "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"? Let's hope so.

Starting off his piece with a quote from anthropologist Margaret Mead - “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”, Graham confidently predicts that we are approaching the threshold where "a number as low as 20% of a population that is committed and vocal about any one thing can have a tremendous impact upon any society".

That one thing he is talking about is people adopting a vegan diet. I sure love his confidence and optimism, and I sure hope he is right.

Here is a link to Paul's uplifting opinion piece: http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2013/12/08/being-vegan-the-winds-of-change-are-beginning-to-blow/

Note: I have added P…