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How To Go Vegan Podcast : A Comprehensive Resource for Those Interested in Becoming Vegan

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Veganism: What and Why

To read full essay by Dede River : Veganism: What and Why Shared with kind permission of Dede River (VeganEthos). Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, products, social media, products, organisations that are mentioned or appear on How To Go Vegan  19,458 total views,  2 views today

15mins

8 Jan 2018

Rank #1

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Magnesium: How Important Is It?

Excerpt: Welcome to How To Go Vegan podcast. Hopefully you’ve listened to the episode Introduction to Plant-based Nutrition which includes important information about Vitamin B12. If you haven’t listened to that particular episode I invite you to do so before listening to this one. But if you listen to only one episode on this site, I invite  you to listen to Becoming Vegan: My Personal Experience Before I start, I would just like to say that at times I’m going to compare animal sources of various nutrients with plant based sources. If I do this, it’s simply to to demonstrate the clear health issues, backed by science. Although I do this, I want to be clear that for me (and other vegans I know), it wouldn’t matter if animal sourced-nutrients and animal products were better health-wise for us. Even if they were not harmful, I would not consume them because they are products of great violence and also because we can be vegan and we can easily meet our nutrition requires from plants and other non-animal sources. But I will demonstrate the differences between plant versus animal sources with some examples of non-animal nutrition studies, to demonstrate how superior a plant based diet is. Some of the information I’ll provide in these episodes about nutrition are sourced from a site Nutritionfacts.org which personally I find very beneficial. It freely provides regular science-based public information on the latest in nutrition research. So I invite you to check it out. And a please read my full disclaimer about external sites. So on to Magnesium. What most of us do not know is how important magnesium is to our overall health. One of the most significant factors in calcium deficiency is low levels of magnesium. Magnesium (as well as Vitamin D from sunlight or from supplements) is necessary for calcium uptake. If we do not have enough magnesium or Vitamin D, it would not matter how much calcium is in our diet, we can be deficient. Our major source of magnesium has always been plants. A little known fact is that deficiency in magnesium rather than calcium is mainly responsible for arthritis and osteoporosis. About 50 to 60% of a person’s magnesium is stored in the bone, and therefore, it plays a key role in bone metabolism. Studies have revealed that even a mild ongoing magnesium deficiency can lead to a significant amount of bone loss. Magnesium is a co-factor for over 100 enzymes involved in the control of blood sugar and glucose metabolism. As such, low magnesium status would be expected to have wide-ranging adverse effects on blood sugar control. A 2011 study, noted “magnesium is an essential mineral in whole grains, leafy green vegetables, legumes—meaning beans, peas, lentils and soy, and nuts, as well as seeds, that acts as a co-factor in hundreds of enzymatic reactions in the human body.” A diet low in magnesium has been linked to unwanted increases in the inflammatory process. Chronic and low-grade inflammation has increasingly been tied to increased risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Low magnesium has also been linked with depression. A considerable body of evidence indicates that a higher intake of dietary magnesium may favourably affect a cluster of metabolic and inflammatory disorders including many of our top killers like diabetes and heart disease. The number one killer of both men and women in the United States is heart disease. What most of us may not know is that according to the American Heart Association, the majority of Americans who die of heart disease, do not have any history of symptoms prior to their fatal heart attack. Their first symptom is literally minutes before they die. People dropping dead in their 30s 40s and 50s. Many autopsy reports of people who suddenly died this way with no prior history of heart problems revealed significantly low concentrations of magnesium in their heart muscle. Please listen to the full podcast episode to find out more about how important magnesium is to our health. Thanks for listening  17,698 total views,  1 views today

14mins

15 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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A Call To Vegetarians

A Call to Vegetarians | Angel Flinn Shared with kind permission of Angel Flinn, Director of Outreach at Gentle World (A vegan intentional community). Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, products, social media, organisations that appear on How To Go Vegan For more info Vegan and Vegetarian: Why They are not Similar by There’s an Elephant in the Room | Author: Linda Clark What’s wrong with Vegetarianism? | UVE Archives Release #12  48,524 total views,  10 views today

7mins

26 Dec 2016

Rank #3

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Protein

Part of a slow release of already existing episodes. Hopefully you’ve looked at the episode Introduction to Plant-based Nutrition which includes important information about Vitamin B12. If you haven’t listened to that particular episode I invite you to do so before listening to this one. But if you listen to only one episode on this site, I invite  you to listen to Becoming Vegan: My Personal Experience Before I start, I would just like to say that at times I’m going to compare animal sources of various nutrients with plant based sources. If I do this, it’s simply to to demonstrate the clear health issues, backed by science. Although I do this, I want to be clear that for me (or the vegans I know), it would not matter if animal sourced-nutrients and animal products were better health-wise for us. Even if they were not harmful, I would not consume them because they are products of great violence and also because we can be vegan and we can easily meet our nutrition requirements from plants (and other non-animal sources). But I will demonstrate the differences between plant versus animal sources with some examples of non-animal nutrition studies, to demonstrate how superior a plant based diet is. Some of the information I’ll provide in these episodes about nutrition are sourced from a site Nutritionfacts.org which personally I find very beneficial. It freely provides regular science-based public information on the latest in nutrition research. So I invite you to check it out. And a please read my full disclaimer about external sites. For more info: The Protein Combining Myth How Not to Die from Kidney Disease The Great Protein Fiasco C. difficile Superbugs in Meat is on the Rise Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia release #14  20,518 total views,  3 views today

23mins

21 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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Making a Killing With Animal Welfare Reform

Making a Killing With Animal Welfare Reform | UVE Archives Part of the slow release of already existing podcast episodes. Shared with kind permission of UVE Archives and Gentle World . Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, products, social media, organisations, groups that appear or that are mentioned on How To Go Vegan Release #10  33,758 total views,  6 views today

11mins

24 Nov 2016

Rank #5

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What’s Wrong with Leather?

What’s Wrong with Leather? Shared with kind permission of Angel Flinn, Director of Outreach at Gentle World (A vegan intentional community). Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, products, social media, organisations, groups, etc that are mentioned on How To Go Vegan #19 Release  22,040 total views,  2 views today

7mins

18 Apr 2017

Rank #6

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Mother’s Milk

Mother’s Milk | Angel Flinn, Gentle World Please read my disclaimer  44,262 total views,  8 views today

6mins

6 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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What’s Wrong with Wool?

What’s Wrong with Wool? Shared with kind permission of Angel Flinn, director of Outreach at Gentle World.  Please read my disclaimer about external sites, social media groups, organisations, products, individuals mentioned or that appear on this site. Release #14  54,749 total views,  6 views today

6mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #8

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Why Begin Again?

Why Being Again? Shared with kind permission of Joanna Lucas. Excerpt “Celeste left this world entirely on her own. She had been forced into existence by human greed, she had been a prisoner of a crippled body all of her short life, but she exited entirely on her own terms, just before noon, one summer day. Celeste, wherever you are, “Il y a longtemps que je t’aime, Jamais je ne t’oublierai.” “I’ve loved you for so long, I will never forget you”. This will be a life-filled year. Maybe not happy, maybe not comfortable, but beautiful, and true – like your life. Worth living. Worth beginning again.” Joanna Lucas Joanna also writes “If living ethically is important to you, please remember that there is nothing humane about “humane” animal farming, just as there is nothing ethical or defensible about consuming its products. When confronted with the fundamental injustice inherent in all animal agriculture—a system that is predicated on inflicting massive, intentional and unnecessary suffering and death on billions of sentient individuals—the only ethical response is to strive to end it, by becoming vegan, not to regulate it by supporting “improved” methods of producing dairy, eggs, meat, wool, leather, silk, honey, and other animal products. For more information, please read The Humane Farming Myth. Live vegan and educate others to do the same.” Please read my disclaimer about external sites, social media groups, organisations, products, individuals mentioned or that appear on this site.  22,388 total views,  4 views today

13mins

4 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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Vegan : Easier Than You think

Shared with kind permission of Angel Flinn, Director of Outreach at Gentle World (A vegan intentional community). Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, products, social media, organisations that appear on How To Go Vegan For more information: A Vegan Manifesto | Gentle World If We Were They | Gentle World A Better World For All of Us | Gentle World Why Non-vegans Need To Stop Saying Being Vegan Is Hard | Ecorazzi Being Vegan: Thoughts and Disappointments | Linda Clark | There’s an Elephant in the Room #22 Release  34,752 total views

5mins

28 May 2017

Rank #10

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A Better World For All Of Us

Part of a slow release of already existing episodes. “It’s been nearly 14 years since I had my vegan epiphany and vowed to never again partake of or participate in anything offered by the machine of violence that we call the animal industry. Since that time, my appreciation of veganism has continued to grow and deepen, until it has become such an integral part of my ethics and my values that I can no longer imagine being able to separate from it, and still be able to look at myself in the mirror with a clear conscience. To no longer be vegan would mean to deny the most obvious truth I have ever learned, and to turn my back on every single animal who is counting on me and others like me to advocate for them in a world where they are seen as disposable objects rather than sentient individuals. To no longer be vegan would mean to pretend that I do not know what is really going on – on the farms, in the hatcheries, in the slaughterhouses, in the laboratories, in the oceans, and everywhere else on this planet where animals are treated as resources for us to exploit. To no longer be vegan would mean to deny my true nature as a person who can feel for the pain of others, and who aspires to live as peacefully as she can in this far from peaceful world. To no longer be vegan would mean to return to a world of darkness, for it would require me to close my eyes to the light of moral progress that illuminates the way forward to a better world for us all. But perhaps an even more saddening thought is that it would require me to extinguish the light of my own integrity, which is the source of my faith in myself, and which I count on to show me my own next steps on my way to a better self.” Angel Flinn (Gentle World) To find essay start here Shared with kind permission of Angel Flinn, Director of Outreach at Gentle World (A vegan intentional community). Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, groups, products, social media, organisations that are mentioned or that appear on How To Go Vegan Release #11  16,249 total views,  1 views today

2mins

3 Dec 2016

Rank #11

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Can Veganism End World Hunger?

Can Veganism End World Hunger? Shared with kind permission of Angel Flinn, Director of Outreach at Gentle World (A vegan intentional community). Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, products, social media, organisations that appear on How To Go Vegan For more information: The devastating effects of animal agriculture on the planet and the tremendous  contribution to global warming, please read page 2 of  “Apocalyptic Capitalism” by Pulitzer prize recipient Chris Hedges Number of Land Animals Being Raised or Killed for Consumption | Gentle World Agriculture on the Brink As We Soy, So Shall We Reap | Angel Flinn The Flu Lagoon : A Disaster Waiting To Happen | Angel Flinn Fecal Matters | Angel Flinn The Vegan Solution: An Ideal Whose Time Has Come  | Angel Flinn How Much Land Do Free-Range and Grass-Fed Animals Require? | Gentle World Destruction of Native Species | Gentle World Tearing Down the Rainforest for Grass-Fed Cows | Gentle World Water Pollution Caused by Animal Farming | Gentle World On the Environmental Benefits of Being Vegan | UVE Archives On the Environmental Disaster of Animal Agriculture | UVE Archives Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit by Vandana Shiva Josh Fox  “How To Let Go of The World (And Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change“) Chris Hedges interviews Josh Fox about his movie “How To Let Go Of The World (And Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change)” Release #17  47,818 total views

10mins

19 Mar 2017

Rank #12

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Willow’s Whisper to the World

Willow’s Whisper to the World | Joanna Lucas | Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary In Spanish: El susurro de Willow para el mundo In German: Willows Geflüster an die Welt Joanna’s message: “If living ethically is important to you, please remember that there is nothing humane about “humane” animal farming, just as there is nothing ethical or defensible about consuming its products. When confronted with the fundamental injustice inherent in all animal agriculture—a system that is predicated on inflicting massive, intentional and unnecessary suffering and death on billions of sentient individuals—the only ethical response is to strive to end it, by becoming vegan, not to regulate it by supporting “improved” methods of producing dairy, eggs, meat, wool, leather, silk, honey, and other animal products. For more information, please read The Humane Farming Myth. Live vegan and educate others to do the same.” Shared with kind permission of Joanna Lucas (Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary). Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, products, social media, organisations that appear on How To Go Vegan  16,477 total views,  1 views today

14mins

21 Sep 2017

Rank #13

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Legal Slavery in the 21st Century

Legal Slavery in the 21st Century Shared with kind permission of Angel Flinn, Director of Outreach at Gentle World (A vegan intentional community). Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, products, social media, organisations that may be mentioned or may appear on How To Go Vegan Release #20  24,017 total views,  2 views today

10mins

4 May 2017

Rank #14

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Freedom’s New Frontier: A Guide to Animal Rights

Freedom’s New Frontier: A Guide to Animal Rights  | UVE Archives Shared with kind permission of UVE Archives and Gentle World . Please read full disclaimer about external sites, individuals, products, social media, organisations that appear on How To Go Vegan Release #17  22,081 total views,  1 views today

7mins

8 Apr 2017

Rank #15