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How to Use a Menstrual Cup: a Comprehensive Guide

How to Use a Menstrual Cup: a Comprehensive Guide

By now, you’ve probably heard of menstrual cups, but you may be unconvinced by the idea. If that’s you, today I’d like to answer some questions that many people have about menstrual cups, and hopefully convince you to take the plunge and try one out! For those who are unfamiliar with menstrual cups, I’m going … Read More

The Whole Food Plant-Based Diet: An Introduction

The Whole Food Plant-Based Diet: An Introduction

If you are vegan or vegan-curious, you may have heard people talking about the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet. But what exactly is this diet? Is it just a fad, and does it live up to the hype? Let’s take a look. What is a whole food plant-based diet? A whole food plant-based … Read More

What Can You Use Instead of Eggs?

What Can You Use Instead of Eggs?

A while back, I wrote a post about why eggs are inhumane, regardless of whether they’re caged, free-range or organic. At the end of that post, I promised to write one on how to stop eating eggs. So here it is! What can you substitute for eggs? What you use instead of eggs depends on … Read More

Health Outcomes: Why They’re (Probably) Not in Your Genes

Health Outcomes: Why They’re (Probably) Not in Your Genes

As a kid, I remember hearing that one in three people would get cancer in their lifetimes. It terrified me – cancer is almost undoubtedly the most feared illness in Western countries. But I consoled myself with the thought that almost no-one in my family had ever developed cancer. Maybe we just weren’t genetically predisposed … Read More

Why You Should Eat More Fibre

Why You Should Eat More Fibre

One statistic which never fails to amaze me is that 97% of Americans are fibre-deficient. I wouldn’t mind betting that the UK doesn’t fare much better. Most people who are fibre-deficient probably don’t realise it – chances are, you’re one of them. But if you’re not aware of the health benefits, you probably don’t feel … Read More

Should You Stop Eating Fish?

Should You Stop Eating Fish?

When people decide to give up meat, they often exclude fish. I was no exception, as I initially went pescetarian rather than fully vegetarian. It’s hard to explain why many of us view fish as separate to meat. From an ethical point of view, some people don’t believe fish feel pain. Others find it harder … Read More

Being A Non-Drinker In A Binge-Drinking Culture

Being A Non-Drinker In A Binge-Drinking Culture

I’m not really sure why I don’t drink. It isn’t really about health or cost, and it certainly isn’t about morality. Originally, it probably came down to social anxiety. At the first (and only) sixth-form party I went to, the bar staff turned a blind eye to the fact that most of us were underage. … Read More

Want to Ditch Dairy? Here’s How

Want to Ditch Dairy? Here’s How

When transitioning to a vegan or plant-based diet, dairy is one thing many people struggle to eliminate. Ditching cheese can be particularly difficult! Oliviarjohnson requested I write a post on giving up dairy, so here it is. I’ll briefly discuss the reasons for avoiding dairy, before outlining some strategies for weaning yourself off it. Here … Read More

How To Learn To Love Vegetables

How To Learn To Love Vegetables

There are tons of articles out there on getting kids to eat their veggies. But getting adults to eat theirs can sometimes be even more of a challenge! Most of us in the West don’t eat anywhere near enough fruit and veg. This puts us at risk of vitamin and fibre deficiencies, and more serious … Read More