In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Becoming a Gluten-Free, Soy-Free Vegan

    On First Becoming A Vegan Many people tell me it would be too hard to become a Vegan, because they can’t give up their comfort foods. I can totally understand. Especially the transition to a Vegan Diet from all the usual (and traditional) foods would be a major dietary

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    My Vegan Journey from a Zen Diet Approach

    My Vegan Journey from a Zen Diet Approach I was reading a very good post from a few years ago about being on a Zen Diet and having major success with my cholesterol and triglyceride levels. I was able to bring them down dramatically by eating 6 small meals

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    A Vegan Journey that Includes the Gluten Free Path

    When is a Vegan not a Vegan? I very interesting perspective, and I’ll tell you how this relates to me. My childhood consisted of eating animal foods daily with my mostly meat-eating family. I didn’t get into vegetarianism until my senior year in high school, when I visited a

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    The Sad Truth About Being A Vegan

    The Sad Truth About Being A Vegan I’ve been a vegetarian for most of my adult life. Okay, if you want to know the numbers, I became a vegetarian in my Junior year of college (20 years old?). And, I’ve fallen off the vegetarian wagon a few times, went

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    The Logic and Reasoning Behind a Vegan Diet

    I’ve mentioned Dr. Ellsworth Wareham a few times in posts here. The thing is, he’s a retired heart surgeon who has done countless open heart surgeries in his lifetime. He retired at 95, having been a strict vegan since his early 50s, I believe. And before that he was

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    Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, 102 Year Old Vegan [Video]

    I’ve mentioned this before, but retired heart surgeon Dr. Ellsworth Wareham is my hero and role model.

    He’s been a vegetarian for much of his life, and didn’t become 100% vegan until his early 50s. And, he didn’t retire until age 95.

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