July 21, 2012

Veganist by Kathy Freston

In Veganist, Kathy Freston makes a straightforward case for the vegan lifestyle without being judgmental.  Reading about the treatment of animals was difficult, even for someone like myself who is not a hard core animal activist.  She makes a great case that like humans, animals are also God’s creatures.

If the treatment of animals isn’t enough to turn you away from meat and dairy, Freston talks about the health implications for us, with both cancer and heart disease having links to animal proteins.  Freston also discusses the impact of animal slaughter on our environment.

Steps to adopting a vegan lifestyle are doable.  Small changes, such as eating meat one less day a week has an impact on health and the environment.   For those who are afraid they’ll miss any nutritional benefits of meat and dairy, practical tips are also offered for getting appropriate nutrients.

After finishing this book, you still may not be motivated enough to adopt a vegan lifestyle, but you will be more aware about our food supply and may make at least a few changes to consume less meat.

Disclaimer: I received this book from FSB Associates in exchange for an honest review.

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