Why Choose Natural Beauty?

Our skin provides a natural, protective barrier, but up to 60% of chemicals can penetrate and be absorbed into the bloodstream . Whilst not all chemicals are bad, and many are in fact harmless, natural, or derived from natural products, there are some synthetic substances which are not good for us – and can affect…

Hey! Leave Those Rats Alone!

According to the RSPCA, rats are highly social animals, with an excellent sense of touch and smell – and can form close human-animal bonds. Why then, am I still reading headlines such as “Summer of the cannibal rats! Hungry, aggressive, highly fertile – and coming to our homes”? And not even from the usual tabloids…

Living on the Veg – UK’s First Vegan Cookery Show on TV – This Sunday!

This month, possibly more often called Veganuary than January in certain circles nowadays, has become one of much excitement. Last year, I was overwhelmed on a visit to Sainsbury’s supermarket, to see Veganuary signage, with entire sections dedicated to delicious plant based foods. This year, 2020, it’s been a battle amongst cafes and supermarkets to…

Can you Think like a Vegan?

Do you think like a vegan? What a strange question, I hear you say. But, do you? Or do you have lots of pre-conceived ideas when you heard the term “vegan”? Perhaps you’ve heard something about vegans that you didn’t like. Maybe you’ve had a vegan talk to you and it’s made you think about…

Veganuary Special… Busting Vegan Myths

It’s almost the end of Veganuary, and I hope it’s been going well for all of you taking part, and that all of you are staying vegan. Perhaps you’ve spent the month being asked questions from concerned friends and family members, who think that you might not be getting enough protein, or nutrients… or flavour…

World Vegan Month – Celebrating The Rise of Veganism

Has 2018 been the year of mainstream veganism? A survey published by the Vegan Society & Vegan Life Magazine in 2016, revealed that 540,000 people identified as vegan in Great Britain. A new survey published by Compare the Market in 2018 has identified more than 3.5 million people now identifying as vegan in Britain. That’s…

Is Your Energy Supply Animal Free?

Britain’s greenest energy company Ecotricity have blown us all away with the revelation that over half of Britain’s homes are (sometimes unknowingly) using electricity and gas generated from animal parts. Ecotricity have always promoted sustainable living in all forms, and has a long standing history of refusing to buy electricity or gas from animal related…

Iceland to Become First UK Supermarket to Ban Palm Oil

In a shock move, considering their very low ethical score overall, Iceland have become the first UK supermarket to announce that it will stop using palm oil in own brand products by the end of 2018. Having recently announced that it will be removing plastic packaging from its own brand products too, is Iceland on…

Veganism – Nutrition & Self Love

My third post with a Veganuary theme this month, is all about not beating yourself up over slip ups or mistakes. There are also a lot of posts with concerns about symptoms, and nutrition, which are causing some anxiety, so I’m going to shed a bit of light on a few nutrient queries and generally…

B12 and the Vegan Diet

Today, I wanted to address one of the most common questions asked by new vegans taking part in Veganuary. It’s also a question many of us get bombarded with by non-vegans, so it helps to have the right information… Do I need to take a B12 supplement? B12 is produced by bacteria that live naturally…