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I can answer any question you may have about the vegan diet and culture. Specifically, how to make a successful transition from a meat-based or vegetarian diet. How to maintain your health while on a vegan diet. The foods you should consume and the ones you should avoid. Also, how to deal with difficult people who just won't accept your new lifestyle.

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I've been a vegan for over twenty years and bring a wealth of knowledge. Over this long period of time, I have experienced all the pit falls the come about from adopting a vegan way of life. This includes diet, activism, verbal attacks, and ethics.


I have a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) from Hunter College.

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2016-09-07 affording the lifestyle:

Hi Karen,    Thank you for reaching out to me about your concerns over the treatment of animals and vegetarianism. I completely agree that factory-farmed animals are severely mistreated. I feel for them

2013-06-23 raw food:

Hi Salma,    Thanks for contacting me.     I think a raw-food diet has its place, especially if one is fighting disease or just wants better overall health. Personally, I don't eat a one hundred percent

2013-04-29 Vegan Diet Transition:

Hi Stephanie,    Thanks for reaching out.    I've been a vegan for a little over twenty-five years now so I've pretty much seen it all. Your situation is not uncommon when a person makes the attempt to

2012-04-10 carbs:

Hi Marty,    I completely understand what you're going through because I, too, have a sensitivity to carbs. Even as a vegan, it's easy for me to gain weight if I consume a lot of grains, bread, rice, or


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