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For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

According to WWF, 80% of the world’s soy is fed to farmed animals. If you cut out meat and dairy, you can significantly reduce the amount of soy and palm in the food chain.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a  field. I’ll meet you there.”

~ Rumi

Here are the best foods to promote myelin neuron sheath repair. Myelin is the substance that insulates the neurons in your brain, the cells that transmit the electrical impulses that help your body function.

Foods high in B12 are fortified soy products like tofu, soy milk and tempeh.

Good cholesterol, from things like nuts and seeds, olive oil and avocados.

Omega-3 fatty acids, from things like walnuts, flax seeds and chia seeds. Also canola oil, kidney beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, squash, avocados and blackberries.

Choline can also help repair myelin and can be found in broccoli, brown rice and quinoa

TL;DR  A diet rich in vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids and good cholesterol may help support myelin production and repair.

Plant-based diets can reduce emissions by up to 50% compared to the average emission-intensive western diet.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

~ Jim Roan

Many studies show that vegetarians – and vegans in particular – have lower blood pressure than omnivores and pescetarians. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, strokes, and kidney failure.

“If you don’t take care of exercise or diet, then wait until sickness inevitably arises to apply the allopathic method of healing, which is healing through external remedies that seek to eradicate or suppress the physical symptoms, it is contrary to true healing. Doing it that way, all too frequently the symptoms will end up morphing into other symptoms. Integrative health is the answer. Diet and lifestyle. Mind, body and spirit health.” – Marianne Williamson

“You must live life at the top of your voice! At the top of your lungs shout and listen to the echoes.”

~ Ray Bradbury

Studies show that being vegan significantly reduces your chances of developing diabetes, one of the fastest-growing global conditions.

Vegan diets are at higher risk of B12 deficiency so a supplement is recommended when embarking on a plant-based or vegan diet.

“An individual has not started living until they can rise above the narrow confines of their individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“A spiritual path is nothing more than the quality of yearning in the heart for authentic freedom.”

– Tara Brach

“By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Letting go is a reflective practice, one that we sit with, that we explore, that we play with. We move at the speed of trust.

We don’t just let go of everything at one time, we cultivate discernment and wisdom so that we do it in a way that allows us to move with grace, ease, and deep care for our practice.

We get to let go of greed, aversion, and most importantly delusion that has been blocking our hearts and minds, and this creates the space to move into a life that we truly want to live.”

~ Leslie Booker

1 bowl of lentils vs 1 100g steak:

Protein: 36g vs 32g

Calcium: 74mg vs 17mg

Iron: 13mg vs 2.7mg

Magnesium: 71mg vs 21mg

Potassium: 1460mg vs 254mg

Vitamin A: 31mg vs none

Vitamin C: 6mg vs none

Fiber: 31g vs none

“Learn to love the food that loves you. And we know what loves us.” – Marilu Henner

Studies have shown that cholesterol levels are lower in vegans than the standard population. High cholesterol levels are a risk factor for coronary heart disease.

“We are what we repeatedly do… therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit.”

– Will Durant

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” – Rainer Maria Rilke