Today Siobhan is joined by special guest Victoria Moran. Victoria is an author, holistic lifestyle coach, inspirational speaker, and the director and founder of Main Street Vegan Academy. Main Street Vegan Academy is a 6-day, in-person intensive in NYC, that trains and certifies vegan lifestyle coaches.
Victoria joins us today to answer two great questions that Siobhan has:
1. Why do so many former vegans revert to eating meat when they are in poor physical health? Does this suggest that the vegan diet is not adequate for maintaining our health and recovering our bodies from harm or sickness?
2. How does a vegan justify owning a pet who relies on a meat based diet? Say for example, you have a carnivorous pet cat (like me) who actually needs to eat meat to survive and cannot live off of a vegan diet. Feeding the cat canned food from the grocery store is technically supporting the meat industry, but if its contents are essentially made up of scraps that cannot be used or sold to humans otherwise, does that make it alright? Or, should people buy local farm-raised meat instead? Or, perhaps, should people not own cats as pets as all? What’s an animal lover to do?
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The opinions we express as GFJ Mentors are ours personally. We are not professional health practitioners. Neither are we treating a specific health care issue. That means we are not offering advice on health-care problems. If you are experiencing a health-care problem, it is important to seek the advice of a health professional. However we are experienced, practicing vegans and we look forward to coaching you on your journey.