Missy Crutchfield: The Vegan: A Guide On How to Take Your Activism to Your Plate & #VTheChange!

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Missy Crutchfield
Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief

To all Vegans, Aspiring Vegans, and those curious about what it means to be Vegan…

On Gandhi’s Be Magazine (bemagazine.org) we are constantly sharing with and updating our readers about information on how to live and work consciously, “healthy mind, body, spirit, people & planet.”

I truly believe if Mahatma Gandhi were alive today that the next frontier for his life and work would be the Vegan Revolution. That’s why here at Gandhi’s Be Magazine we took Gandhi’s famous quote “Be the change” to the next level… #VTheChange and Go Vegan for your health, the health of the planet, and all of its inhabitants.

For me this was the one way I could begin making change with the deepest impact, taking it to my plate and in my lifestyle. I share these principles of nonviolence as a way of life everyday by inviting people to #VTheChange and Go Vegan.

Many people have shared their interest with me about becoming vegan and embracing a plant-based diet, and joining us in “The Vegan Way of Life,” but didn’t know exactly how or where to start. With that in mind, “The Vegan” blog is launched and dedicated to all those amazing human beings seeking deeper compassion and connection to all living things.

Here you will find resources, ideas, recipes, my favorite vegan people, films, books, and websites to inspire you on your journey.

The Hopi Elders share with us a reminder that “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” Truly Now is the Time. Let this new day of compassion for #AllGodsChildren and #AllGodsCreatures dawn upon us now and forever more…

Shared with Hope & Love,

Missy

The Vegan: A Guide on How to Take Your Activism to Your Plate & #VTheChange!

What Is Vegan?

VEGAN: veg·an ˈvēɡən/
noun
a person who does not eat or use animal products. “I’m a strict vegan”

adjective
using or containing no animal products: “a vegan diet”

Source: Google Dictionary

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veganism

What Is Animal Rights?

an·i·mal rights ˈanəməl rīts/
noun
rights believed to belong to animals to live free from use in medical research, hunting, and other services to humans.

Source: Google Dictionary

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_rights

Another Resource! VeganWiki: https://veganwiki.info/en/Main_Page

Gandhi’s Be Magazine Vegan 101 Page

Vegan & Vegetarian 101

This page also includes a collection of trailers for films, books, programs, and other helpful information about the impact of eating meat on our bodies, the animals, and the planet.

Gandhi’s Be Magazine #VTheChange and “The Vegan Way of Life” articles

http://www.bemagazine.org/category/vthechange/

Most recently featured in The Vegan Way of Life from Food Revolution Network!! Global Rise in Vegan and Plant-Based Eating by 600% Increase!

Food Revolution Network: Why the Global Rise in Vegan and Plant-Based Eating Isn’t A Fad (600% Increase in U.S. Vegans + Other Astounding Stats)

Leading-Edge Vegan Documentary Films to Watch

“What The Health” documentary film:  http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com

“Cowspiracy” documentary film: https://www.netflix.com/title/80033772

Vegan & Animal Rights Websites

Vegetarian Resource Group (veganism page):  http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/vegan.htm

The Vegan Society: https://www.vegansociety.com

People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) https://www.peta.org

***Note: There are many different PETA organizations in many countries. Check out all the sites, as well as Animal Rahat, PETA’s India organization that helps pack animals and rescues abuses farm animals in India.

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) http://www.humanesociety.org

The next time someone asks you “Where do you get your protein from?” Here’s a great resource!

14 Great Vegan Protein Sources: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20718479,00.html#leafy-greens-1

Vegan Recipes

All Recipes Vegan Section http://allrecipes.com/recipes/1227/everyday-cooking/vegan/

And, check out Engine2Diet from Rip Esselstyn’s website (http://engine2diet.com) based on his book and plant-based diet that’s changing his city, state, and the country through his plant-based recipes and lifestyle… FYI: Rip is the super-hot Texas fire-fighter who has rocked his fire station and rescued the team’s health. They’re all amazing and healthy now and are #VeganStrong saving lives (starting with their own health!!!).

Subscribe for meal planners on the documentary film “What The Health” website: http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com

Check out my Pinterest board for even more Vegan Recipes:  https://www.pinterest.com/sistersspeakout/vegan-diet-and-recipes/

Cookie and Kate: Vegan Dinners: https://cookieandkate.com/2015/16-vegan-dinner-recipes/

Top 10 Vegan Recipes: top-10-vegan-recipes-of-2016

Buzzfeed Vegan dinners that will fill you up:  https://www.buzzfeed.com/deenashanker/satisfying-vegan-dinners?utm_term=.syJlVna80#.blbo9Rgmj

And, if you Google “the best vegan cookbooks” here is the page with links: the best vegan cookbooks

Fast Food that is “Accidentally Vegan”

PETA “Accidentally Vegan”:

https://www.peta.org/living/food/taco-bell-vegetarian-menu/

https://www.peta.org/living/food/accidentally-vegan/

https://www.peta.org/living/food/chain-restaurants/

Vegan Thought Leaders, Books, Websites, and Resources

Dr. Neal Barnard Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine http://www.pcrm.org/media/experts/neal-barnard

Dr. John MacDougall https://www.drmcdougall.com

Dr. Michael Klaper https://doctorklaper.com

Dr. Esselstyn http://www.dresselstyn.com/site/

John Robbins, Author of the Landmark Book, Diet for a New America https://www.johnrobbins.info/other-books-by-john/diet-for-a-new-america/

Colin Campbell, Ph.D, The China Study: The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for vegan, plant-based diet on weight loss and preventing or reversing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-china-study/id382055352?mt=11

The China Study also has research with strong indicators which point to a top cause of juvenile diabetes being by early infant exposure to non-human milk.

Vegan Dating Sites

Finally, for all those amazing vegans out there who are “Single Vegans in the City,” here’s a great site!

VegNews has a great article on vegan dating: http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=1664&catId=5

VeganDating.org http://www.VeganDating.org

VeggieConnection.com https://www.veggieconnection.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA78XTBRBiEiwAGv7EKoUCESLQDGlUkem_aP5MOFWnm2iIob5B14eZTEbj_-B92-JRgKtJehoCD48QAvD_BwE

Green Singles https://www.greensingles.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA78XTBRBiEiwAGv7EKultHadO7il4d5BEmAH4rhm3aY38G9N0SWnqTs_by5gJGuF_0BekrBoCEscQAvD_BwE

Political Parties for the Animals

Party For The Animals https://www.partyfortheanimals.nl/get-involved/?gclid=CjwKCAiA78XTBRBiEiwAGv7EKh2IZx_tBkLkjtb6B5jxITBqHbEdvt3LpPHe5zMxD6TeuElQVlqxcBoC1kkQAvD_BwE

The Humane Party https://humaneparty.org

Blessed Be The Animals (page with lists of political animal rights organizations) https://blessedbetheanimals.com/hope-future/global-animal-rights-political-parties/

How To Do Animal Rights in Politics http://www.animalethics.org.uk/i-ch4-12-politician.html

You can also find lots of animal groups on social media and many are political organizations like Labor Animal Rights, etc… Go explore! You have nothing to lose, and the animals have everything to gain!

Finally, you may want to check out some other vegan blogs. Here is a site with a good list:

Top 50 Vegan Blogs https://www.culinarynutrition.com/top-50-vegan-blogs/

I hope this “How to Guide” and list of links and information helps. I hope you find the joy in this new journey of compassion that you so deserve, knowing the choices you make and will be making are not only healing your body, but healing the planet, and connecting with an enormous global nonviolence movement that is changing the world for good… Welcome to the Vegan Revolution. We are #AllGodsCreatures #WeAreOne

With Peace, Love & Namaste,

Missy

#VTheChange #VeganForLife #VeganForLove #VeganForTheAnimals #VeganForThePlanet #VeganForYourHealth #OnlyOneEarth #AllGodsCreatures #WeAreOne #BeTheChange #MyLifeIsMyMessage

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