The Fascinating Relationship Between Your Gut and Your Mental Health

When it comes to looking after one’s mental health, there is no guarantee what kind of treatment will offer relief and the stabilising effects to get on with one’s day-to-day activities. This is why itis paramount to exhaust all the options available. One approach and method of psychotherapy may work for one individual but not…View Post

The Campaign for Veganism Has to Be Honest and Balanced

Recently, the dairy industry lost a battle against vegan campaign group Go Vegan World. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rejected claims that an advert claiming ‘Humane milk is a myth’ is misleading and inaccurate. Some of the complainants were from the dairy industry. The case can be made that there is no such thing as humane…View Post

Debunking the Myths About Soy Consumption

There are many persistent myths surrounding the consumption of soy. One of them is that soy can ‘feminise’ men because it contains estrogen. In addition, many women have been warned about consuming soy because of the estrogen it contains. I will, first of all, explain the origin of this myth and then go on to…View Post

Popular Diets Debunked

There are many popular diets which promise rapid weight loss and health benefits. Some of these diets, however, such as the Atkins and Dukan diet – while they may offer rapid weight loss – do not really offer any substantial health benefits. In fact, rapid weight loss can be regarded as an unhealthy change in…View Post

Questions I Always Get Asked as a Vegan (#1): “But Where Do You Get Your Protein?”

I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this. There seems to be an assumption that the only source of protein in a diet is from animal-based foods (i.e. meat, dairy and eggs). But there are clearly animals which don’t eat other animals or their by-products, which means that they must get their…View Post