In Praise Of Vegans
                                                       By: Dr. John McDougall, M.D.

                                                               Being vegan says to me this is a
                                                               person with outstanding

                                                               Vegans are self-sacrificing and
                                                               committed to making a  difference.  
                                                               When everyone else is certain that it
                                                               is our God-given right to mistreat and kill
cows, pigs, chickens, and fishes in order to be properly nourished; a vegan
would rather risk protein and calcium deficiency than to harm these beautiful

Of course, this deep sacrifice ends with the discovery that plants provide all
needed proteins, amino acids, essential fats, vitamins, and minerals (including
calcium) without the inherent risks of flesh and dairy.  

Vegans are self-confident.  They remain steadfast even when mom, dad,
dietitian, and doctor are visibly angered by their religion of

Vegans are industrious.  To avoid eating animals in a world where beef,
chicken, and cheese are mixed in with everything in the market and on the
menu is a daily struggle.  

Reading labels, turning down invitations to dinner, and occasionally, going
hungry, require more effort than the average person is willing to muster.  

Obviously vegans are exceptional people.  With this one simple shift to a
starch-based diet the word
“vegan” will become synonymous with terms like
healthy, trim, active, young, strong, and energetic, and finally the most
important adjective, earth-changing.  

By: Dr. John McDougall, M.D.   

Excerpt From:
The Fat Vegan