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Thinking about veganism? The health benefits are amazing, PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

July 26, 2010

Editor’s Note: We at Our Compass are Ethical Vegans, we recognize the abject horror as inflicted on innocent, sentient beings, and we embrace veganism as the most beneficial and important obligation to diminishing our negative impact on animals while rejecting speciesism.

However, we do recognize the important health benefits of veganism as well, and it would be remiss of us to exclude this essential step to reducing the risk of diseases and improving lifestyles via a plant-based diet, the diet portion of veganism. A plant-based diet is a medically vital and appropriate response to detrimental health conditions related to the consumption of animal products, and this is one program that addresses “dietary veganism”, which is referred to as a plant-based diet.

The vegan definition is clear: ALL vegans consume a plant-based diet; not all people who consume a plant-based diet are vegan.

The Vegan Society definition:

“Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.”

As for the as far as is possible and practicable “clause”: the intent is referring to items that HAVE NO VEGAN ALTERNATIVE, such as medically necessary medications, it is NOT intended to excuse people who live in a food desert or on an ice floe or on a deserted island with only fish.

From Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Get Ready to Kickstart Your Health!

Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America’s leading health advocates, this program is designed for anyone who wants to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet. Low-fat vegan — plant-based — diets are the easiest way to trim excess weight, prevent diabetes, cut cholesterol, lower blood pressure, prevent and reverse heart disease, and reduce cancer risk. They even trim our carbon footprint.

The Kickstart will give you an all-access pass to:

  • Celebrity Tips
  • Nutrition Webcasts
  • 21-Day Meal Plan
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Community Forum
  • Daily Messages

Interested? Join HERE

And Pledge to Be Vegan for 30 Days!

And if you have a Facebook account, get updates and information HERE


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