“Veganism is a 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.” – The Vegan Society

 

We’re a Vegan family.

We’re vegan for the animals, for the environment, and for our health.

We’ve loved animals since we were small, and we respect the lives of all sentient beings regardless of what species they are.  We won’t love some animals and eat others.  Animals want to live, just like humans do.

Why go vegan? | The Vegan Society.

 

We recommend a Whole-Food Plant-Based diet for optimal health.

The selection of Vegan food products that are available are increasing every year, and while they can be healthier alternatives to non-vegan foods, many of these foods are still processed.

Whatever diet you eat, the more plant-based whole foods and the less animal-derived and processed foods you eat, the more health-promoting your diet will be.

 

“The balance of scientific evidence suggests that the healthiest way to eat is a vitamin B12-fortified diet of whole plant foods. For optimum nutrition, we should be sure to include in our daily diet not only an array of whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, fruit, and as many vegetables as we can eat, but also specifically dark green leafy vegetables, berries, and white (or green) tea.” – Optimum Nutrition Recommendations by Michael Greger, MD FALCM.

If you’re interested in trying a plant-based or vegan diet, you can learn how to get started and get support at 21-Day Vegan Kickstart or Veganuary.

 

Health & Nutrition

NutritionFacts.org is an excellent non-profit website by Dr. Michael Greger to learn the latest science on specific foods, diseases and other health topics.

 

Plant-Based Books

How Not To Die by Dr. Michael Greger

Becoming Vegan:  Comprehensive Edition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

 

Vegan Dining

You can find vegan restaurants around the world at HappyCow.

 

Vegan in San Diego

VeganDiego is an excellent listing of vegan companies, services, and dining options in San Diego.