Why Vegan, Why Now?

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December 30, 2012 by Cory Bellamy

The year 2012 is all but over, which is exactly why this blog is happening. This blog is the result of our New Year’s resolution for 2013. Most people set small goals for the new year such as going to the gym more often, eating dessert less often, and spending more time with friends. And that’s all well and good, but I’ve always lived by the cliche: Go Big or Go Home! Not really, but why not when it comes to a new year’s resolution? If I fail then I fail… no matter how big or small the goal. However, if I succeed, then size does matter! Therefore, we’re going vegan.

Why vegan though? Because it’s what we’ve found to be the healthiest all natural diet. We’ve seen several documentaries this year, including Forks Over Knives, Vegucated, and Food Inc., that all shed light on many of the health problems our nation faces. From heart disease to cancer, studies show that populations with a high plant to meat ratio diet have a lower risk of falling victim to one of these diseases. In addition to this, the documentaries revealed the development of factory farms and the seemingly unethical dilemma they’re forced into. Our nation is so meat crazy that in order to feed everyone efficiently we have to turn a blind eye on the treatment of the animals. For instance, dairy cows are artificially inseminated time and time again because that’s the only way they can produce milk at a pace to keep up with the national demand. Being aware of this, we’ve decided to do our part to limit the negative impact we have on the lives of chicken, cows, pigs, and the earth, by eating a plant based diet.

Although a diet may be enough for the average New Year’s resolution, we’ve also dedicated this blog to our cause. Wholly Vegan will serve as an outlet for recipe ideas, progress reports and resources for other vegan newbies. Please subscribe to the blog so you can receive email updates about what’s going on around here.

 

Thanks for visiting!

-Cory

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