Vegans! Please help!

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daniellaharel
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Vegans! Please help!

Postby daniellaharel » Apr 19, 2013 12:21 pm

Hi there

My name is Daniella Harel and I am a Gr 12 student and currently enrolled at Epworth Independent High School for Girls in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. We have been asked to do a research task as part of our portfolio. The topic of my research task is veganism and the focus research question is: Can veganism improve dietary health disorders? what i hope to achieve from your answers will be my primary research. please answer the questions that follow.

Any information that I receive will only be used for education purposes and will not be published in the media. You may remain anonymous but if I could have details with regard to sex (male / female) and age bracket, it would be greatly appreciated.

(My Consumer Studies teacher, Mrs Georgina Kidd could be consulted should you have any concerns: gkidd@epworth.co.za )

Questions
Gender
-Male

-Female

Age

_____

Name, if not anonymous

___________________


1. Why did you decide to become vegan?
2. How long have you been a vegan for?
3. What is the hardest part?
4. What positive changes have occurred in your life since making this change?
5. What negative changes have occurred in your life since making this change?
6. Do you feel stronger or weaker now that you are a vegan?
7. What are your main concerns being a vegan?
8. Is it hard to obtain all protein sources?
9. What are your main sources of protein?
10. Do you understand all the health benefits of being vegan?
11. Have noticed any changes in your health since becoming a vegan?
12. If so what are they?

many thanks

VeganSailing
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Re: Vegans! Please help!

Postby VeganSailing » Apr 23, 2013 2:12 am

1. Why did you decide to become vegan?
I became a vegan to reverse my heart disease and prevent further heart problems. in the process, I have eliminated my gout, psoriasis, no longer get heartburn, have way more energy then previously, and enjoy a much higher level of well being.
2. How long have you been a vegan for?
since July 2011
3. What is the hardest part?
Giving up hot dogs...I grew up in the hot dog business in New York City!
4. What positive changes have occurred in your life since making this change?
better health, more energy, positive outlook, feeling especially that I have a new lease on life!
5. What negative changes have occurred in your life since making this change?
Needed to take Vit D supplements
6. Do you feel stronger or weaker now that you are a vegan?
Stronger
7. What are your main concerns being a vegan?
Getting enough Vit D and B12
8. Is it hard to obtain all protein sources?
Not at all
9. What are your main sources of protein?
Veggies!!
10. Do you understand all the health benefits of being vegan?
Yes
11. Have noticed any changes in your health since becoming a vegan?
Yes. See responses above
12. If so what are they?
See responses above

Merrygaity
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Re: Vegans! Please help!

Postby Merrygaity » May 11, 2013 1:33 pm

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Judij
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Re: Vegans! Please Help!

Postby Judij » May 14, 2013 7:07 am

Impressive way to express why would like to become a Vegan. Really like it.

MeanGreen83
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Re: Vegans! Please help!

Postby MeanGreen83 » Jul 15, 2013 2:58 am

Hey, Daniella

I would start with research about how meat purifies and can stay in the colon for years. You can use the well known story about Elvis to gross out your class and make a point.

Good Luck!!!

twofootshuffle
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Re: Vegans! Please Help!

Postby twofootshuffle » Jul 19, 2013 1:56 am

I am not a total vegetarian, and even less a total vegan - perhaps I should say yet, becasue I am moving towards the two increasingly. My main motivations are the following:
1. Personal health (yes, I am self-centered, not a selfless hero)
2. feeding the world's population (cattle eat enough grain to feed the current world population, whilst on the other hand, if everyone ate like an American, we would need 5 planets to feed the world)
3. avoiding the destruction of the planet (deforestation, expansion of the deserts, pollution are all hugely caused by the meat, poultry and dairy industries)
4. And I am not totally insensitive to the compassion element, although I put it last on my list.


 


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