There is no such thing as partially vegan. That’s like being partially pregnant. You’re either vegan or you’re not. To be vegan is to not USE any form of animal or animal product. This means you do not:
Food that has had the majority of its naturally occurring nutritional benefits removed, that never had nutritional benefits to begin with, and/or that has been, in whole or in part, created inside a lab, is referred to throughout this site as “food” or “foods”.
“Food” and “foods” are not good for our wellbeing.
Dis‐ease is our bodies’ state of being out of ease or balance with itself. Our bodies are not at ease or in balance when they are feeling discomfort of any kind; they are also not working optimally.
When our bodies’ natural functions are disrupted and stressed, they are considered to be in a state of dis-ease.
= a widely held but false belief or idea often perpetuated by corporate marketing and/or ignorance.
Maybe you’ve heard some of these. Maybe not. They’re worth a look because we’ve discovered most of them are not true and those that may hold some truth, have been misused or misapplied to the concept of optimal health.
Vegans strive to consume or use only plant-based foods and products. The healthiest vegans (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) tend to consume a high percentage (if not 100%) of organic and raw vegan nutrition which is pure plant-based nutrients and energy.
Vegans also recycle, repurpose, and donate whenever, where ever and whatever possible – either through sorting their daily trash (paper, plastic, metal, glass, etc.) or repurposing items they own or donating unused or undesired items to those less fortunate, or composting (when feasible, given their living situation).
Transitioning vegans – those who are taking steps daily to live a fully-vegan lifestyle like the one described above, will refrain from purchasing animal products; phase out, regift, donate or recycle any animal-based products they currently own, and purchase 100% replacements as they need and can afford them. So many vegan options exist today, that budget need not be a hindrance. We look for man-made + cruelty-free + organic + made-from-recycled/recyclable vs. animal-based every time we shop – and if the company making our food or clothing or the object of our need/desire has these identifications AND is taking action to improve our planet, we’ll opt to support them by buying their products.
Unfortunately, animal products are hidden in many commonly used or consumed items, so we can’t stress the importance of reading labels for all that you consume and use – and, if there’s no label, ASK the seller, manufacturer, or, in this case, the restaurant staff anywhere you choose to eat, to be sure you know exactly what’s in your food and how it is being prepared.