Go Vegan. Thank you!

I'm Erin, but everyone calls me Red and that's just fine with me.

I'm a certified VLCE and Vegan Nutrition Specialist, public speaker, writer, consultant, kitchen wrangler, problem solver, rabble-rouser, jet-setter, and host of the popular vegan podcast Red Radio. I also co-founded The Seed in 2012, and continue to organize events across North America.

By night I'm a muay Thai practitioner, runner, Bikram Yogini, and tattoo enthusiast. Brooklyn is home, but I hail from Toronto, Canada, and I'm currently on the road.

Try to keep up.

solalunaa asked:
What are the health benefits of being vegan?

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adviceforvegans answered:

-You reduce your chance of diabetes.
-You can reverse heart disease.
-You can reduce our chances of getting heart disease.
-You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer.
-You won’t be pumping your body full of toxins, dioxins, mercury and PCBs.
-You have a lower chance of developing osteoporosis
-Eliminates all dietary cholesterol
-Reduced saturated fat.
-Added magnesium into your diet.
-Added antioxidants which protect your body against cancer.
-Added vitamin C.
-Phytochemicals which boost protective enzymes in the body.
-It’s beneficial to our blood pressure.
-It’s easier to follow than the standard Type 2 Diabetes diet.
-Can slow down and even reverse prostate cancer.
-It lowers the rate of breast cancer.
-It improves rheumatoid arthritis
-Aids people in having an average body mass index.
-Some people lose weight.
-Increases energy levels.
-Can relieve migraines.
-Provides the best kind of protein.
-No more worries about the 75% of the world who suffer lactose intolerance.
-No more worries about consuming E.Coli
-You can be a raw vegan, a fat free vegan, and a gluten free vegan whilst still being just as healthy. 
-Eating out can still be healthy.
-Making packed lunches can be just as healthy.
-You can make fantastic healthy dinners.
-You can still eat healthy desserts.
-You can still drink certain wines that go well with healthy vegan food.
-You can still have fun whilst you cook great healthy food!

And that’s not even half of it. :)


Vegan Health Basics 101 #vegan

Men are born soft and supple;
dead, they are stiff and hard.

Plants are born tender and pliant;
dead, they are brittle and dry.

Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible
is a disciple of death.

Whoever is soft and yielding
is a disciple of life.

- Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)
Anonymous asked:
I read the story about the guy who stopped riding his hourses because it's not good for them. Can you post the link where you said why riding hourses isn't good for them? I can't find anything about that in the Internet. would be really kind!

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Maksida Vogt has a lot of articles and references under some literature titled "The Harm of Riding": 1, 2, 3, 4

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Here are some excerpts: 

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I’m someone who’s mostly dead inside but still has a little hope for something extraordinary, which, as I said, is the worst breed of human, because it means I know everything is bullshit, but that I secretly hope for the day when it might not be.
- Nick Miller (via wordsthat-speak)
When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on—series polygamy—until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.
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Tom Robbins (via hqlines)

Beautifully put. 

People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.
- Jim Morrison (via feellng) #PRREEAAACHHH