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  • 11
  • Jun

How Ditching Dairy Helped My Family, an Interview With Gillian Loughran, Editor of ‘Autism Eye’

We recently spoke to Gillian Loughran, who has an autistic son, Finn, and is the editor of Autism Eye, a magazine aimed at providing parents with practical information about raising children with an autism spectrum disorder.Gillian & Finn

Following some recent comments in the media about a connection between the symptoms of autism and dairy consumption, Gillian felt it was important to let other parents know about the potential benefits of dropping dairy products, based on her own family’s experience. She had this to say:

From a very young age, my child has

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  • 20
  • Jan

A Flying Visit to Cheer Up Britain’s Unhappiest Town

The scene: a typically grey day in mid-January, in what a government survey named the “Unhappiest Town” in the UK. Things were looking gloomy in Blackpool – that is, until two smiley vegans appeared to encourage locals to brighten up.

Jump for Joy: Go Vegan

PETA volunteers Scarlett and Rebecca, dressed as lovely “Lettuce Ladies”, braved the winter chill in order to get their positive message across.PETA Blue Monday Demo Blackpool

Today is “Blue Monday” – which, depending on whom you ask, is either the most depressing day of the year or just a made-up date on the calendar. One thing … Read more.


  • 04
  • Jun

Get Your Essential Nutrients – the Vegan Way

Recently, we’ve seen a series of studies about the importance of food substances such as omega-3 fatty acids and iodine for our health. From curing depression to boosting your memory, it seems that getting your nutrient balance right can improve your life in every way.

Healthy vegetables FTW

Forget dairy and fish – you can easily get all the “wonder” ingredients that your body needs from a healthy plant-based diet and without any of the potentially harmful side effects that result from eating animal products. If you have a varied and balanced diet with plenty … Read more.


  • 21
  • May

A+ for Leeds University After Petting Zoo Cancelled

Compassion and common sense won out this week when Leeds University cancelled plans to host a petting zoo on campus during exam season following an urgent letter  that we sent to the university’s vice chancellor laying out the facts. And our call was backed up by many compassionate students, who also voiced objections. If you were one of them, thank you!

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Animals don’t enjoy being dragged around the country and manhandled by strangers, and petting zoos contribute to a cruel cycle of breeding, abandonment and killing. Exhibitors take young animals on the … Read more.


  • 22
  • Feb

101 and Still Going Strong – Is Fauja Singh the World’s Most Impressive Vegetarian?

You’re only as old as you feel, as the saying goes, and record-holding marathon runner Fauja Singh certainly proves that your age needn’t hold you back – the lifelong vegetarian will run the Hong Kong marathon on Sunday, despite having celebrated his 101st birthday last April!

So what’s the secret to Fauja’s awe-inspiring stamina and longevity? A wholesome plant-based diet, which is good for the planet and his own health. “In many parts of the world, people are dying because of starvation, whilst others are dying because of overeating”, he explains. “My … Read more.


  • 04
  • Feb

8 Reasons to Stop Eating Meat on World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about the causes of cancer, which is still one of Britains’ biggest killers. In an article in the Independent today, Dr Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, explains that eating meat is up there with smoking as a lifestyle choice that increases our risk of this devastating disease.

Going vegan is one of the most effective ways to protect our health – here are some key points from Dr Barnard’s article that explain why:

  1. Unlike foods from
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  • 21
  • Jan

Don’t Worry – Be Happy

Today is “Blue Monday”, apparently the most depressing day of the year. But don’t despair: if the bad weather and post-Christmas gloom have got you down, there’s an easy way to cheer yourself up – go vegan!

A study published in Nutrition Journal reveals that vegans score significantly better on mood scales and have lower instances of depression, anxiety and other negative moods than their meat-eating counterparts do. They may also be more optimistic about the future, according to researchers at Harvard.

Why? The researchers suggest that it’s because getting omega … Read more.


  • 29
  • Sep

World Heart Day: Go Vegan to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

According to the World Health Organisation, cardiovascular disease is the world’s largest killer. It claims 17.3 million lives a year worldwide. That’s more than malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined! But there’s one way to help prevent heart disease: by eating a plant-based diet.

It’s true! Going vegan can help prevent the vast majority of instances of cardiovascular disease as well as other degenerative illnesses. According to the American Heart Association, one of the world’s leading health authorities, vegetarians “have a lower risk of obesity, coronary heart disease (which causes heart attack), high … Read more.


  • 26
  • Jul

PETA Activists Urge Olympians to Go For Gold: Go Vegan!

Painted head to toe in gold, three of PETA’s awesome activists showed off their giant medals in London today, urging people to “Go for the Gold: Go Vegan”. Their point? That throwing meat, eggs and dairy products out of your diet is the best thing that you can do for your health – whether you’re a top-rung Olympian or a couch potato.

A number of athletes – including nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis and Britian’s own Fiona Oakes, who ran 151 miles across the Sahara Desert in the world’s toughest … Read more.


  • 07
  • Apr

Shh! Want to Know the Secret to a Long, Healthy Life?

Go vegan! On World Health Day, what better time to look at improving your health in one simple step? Especially as this year’s theme is “ageing and health”. On average, vegans are slimmer, trimmer and healthier than meat-eaters are. Their risk of getting some of today’s biggest killers such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and strokes is much lower and their life expectancy is higher. Just see what a meat-free diet can do for you!

Add to that the fact that you will be saving the lives of around 100 … Read more.