Her latest book, Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World, outlines the benefits of a vegan diet for improving your health, protecting the environment and enhancing spirituality. Freston says that a veganist is someone who eats a plant-based diet, not just for its effect on improving personal health and wellbeing, but also for the positive benefit for the ecosystem. She adopted this lifestyle in her thirties in a gradual way and in this book she shows readers how to lean into the veganist way of living. The benefits of eating a vegan diet are explained and supported with scientific research, expert opinions and real life success stories.
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Mehmet Oz and Dr. Dean Ornish penned the introductions for two of her books and her work has garnered accolades from such respected names as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Neal Barnard, Marianne Williamson and Dr.
Deepak Chopra. There are so many, each seemingly more important than the other. First of all, animal agriculture disastrously effects the environment. And to top it all off, nearly half of our precious water supply goes to these factory farms even as they dump their waste into our rivers and lakes.
Livestock which includes chickens and turkeys also produces ammonia which causes acid rain. Apparently, there is something naturally occurring in animal flesh which inflames the body and turns on cancer.
Organic or not, according to Dr. Read The China Study for more information; it is eye-opening in its scope of research and discovery. Finally, and most important to me, is that what happens to animals on the way to becoming our meal is so shockingly inhumane that it cannot be good for our soul to partake. There is a reason that these factory farms and slaughterhouses processing centers are behind locked gates without public access.
The animals are packed so tightly that they can hardly move; millions every year are driven crazy by their inability to turn around or even lie down. They are often boiled, scalded, dismembered, and skinned while still alive just so that production needs can be met. So when I sit down to a delicious meal of braised tofu and grilled vegetables, I feel good.
The 7-Day Lean Challenge, Day 1: Have a Hearty Breakfast
Mehmet Oz and Dr. Dean Ornish penned the introductions for two of her books and her work has garnered accolades from such respected names as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Neal Barnard, Marianne Williamson and Dr. Deepak Chopra. There are so many, each seemingly more important than the other. First of all, animal agriculture disastrously effects the environment.
Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World
No fad diets, no guilt and no pain! Tell us a little bit about you. My reasons were ethical, environmental, and health … But because I pretty much only ate animal foods — chicken, eggs, cheese, etc. I wanted my new way of eating to come easily, and I wanted it to stick.
Veganist: Kathy Freston
Created with Sketch. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So give your bod some TLC and sit down and enjoy a good, substantial breakfast. To some this may sound counterintuitive. Short answer? You actually need the calories first thing in the morning to jumpstart your metabolism.