Vegan Australia – Concerned about animals? Want to make the world a fairer place? Looking for ways to lessen your environmental footprint? Want to improve your health?
Clinical Psychologist – Phil van der Klift (Presenter at the 2019 Young at Heart Brisbane Nutrition Symposium with Dr Kim Williams (Cardiologist, USA) Note: The voice of reason, logic, calm and insight. Phil takes care of my mental well-being.
Psychic – Julia Smith. Spiritual Healer & Mentor; Diagnostic Healer; Energy Healing; Psychic Readings. Note: Having a support group for my mental, spiritual and physical well-being is vital. Jules takes care of my spiritual well-being.
Who takes care of my physical well-being – that would be exercise! 😉
Vegan Vet Brisbane – Kirsty Fridemanis (Cats & Dogs). Note: Though Kirsty does not consume animal meat, the Vet Clinic has animal meat-based pet foods available and on display.
Vegan Vet Brisbane – Susan Gottlieb (Cats). Note: I have not attended this clinic.
Vegan Auto Mechanic – Judy and Steve, Underwood Auto Repairs, Bosch Service. Note: super nice, trustworthy, reliable and honest.
HappyCow – an easy-to-use app to find your local Vegan Bakeries, Cafes, Grocers, Restaurants, Caterers and B&B Retreats wherever you are in the World. Note: this is my go-to app.
Palm Oil Barcode Scanner – identify products that contain unsustainably produced Palm Oil
PCRM 21 Day Meal Plan – developed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Vegan Pet Food – providing a kibble scientifically proven to provide a complete and balanced diet for dogs and cats of all ages
Documentaries (available on Netflix):
Food for Thought (Colleen Patrick-Goudreau) – 10 Stages of What Happens When You Stop Eating Meat
Vegan Diet Challenges:
Vegan Easy – an Australian 30 Day Challenge; great website full of information, recipes and support
21-Day Vegan Kickstart – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Neal Barnard, M.D.
22 Day Vegan Challenge (Animal Activist Collective)
Eat to Live Cookbook (Joel Fuhrman, M.D.) – ideal for weight loss
Weblinks on Health:
“Appropriately planned vegan diet is healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases” (American Dietetic Association, Australian Guidelines)
Nutrition Studies – Dr T. Colin Campbell
Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Program – Dr. Esselstyn
Nutrition Facts – Dr. Michael Greger
FreeStyle Libre Sensor – If your Insulin Dependent, you don’t need to prick your fingers to test your BSL anymore
Blue Zones – a discovery into the five places in the world where people live the longest and are the healthiest
Diet for a Small Planet (Frances Moore Lappe)
Facebook Pages & Groups:
Adaptt (Gary Yourofsky)
Letter to a New Vegan (Catherine Laurence, Animal Liberation QLD)
What We Need to Know to Stay Hopeful and Joyful (Colleen Patrick Goudreau)
Ten Keys to Staying Positive Facing Animal Abuse (Will Tuttle – In Defense of Animals)
If you live in Brisbane, here are a list of my vegan go-to’s:
Organic Fruits & Vegetables: Northey Street City Farm Organic Market
Flora (Plant-Based Dining for Breakfast & Lunch)
You Came Again (Plant-Based Dining for Lunch & Dinner)
Yavanna (Plant-Based Dining for Breakfast on the weekends and Lunch & Dinner all week bar Monday & Tuesday)
Hairdresser: My Hair Haven (Naomi Bedford, Vegan Hairdresser & Salon)
Vet: Toowong Family Vet (Kirsty Fridemanis, Vegan Vet)
Products I use:
Inika (Australian Owned, 100% Vegan, Certified Organic, Cruelty-Free)
Eye of Horus (Australian)
Skincare: Sukin (Vegan & Cruelty Free, Carbon Neutral, Recyclable Packaging & Grey Water Safe, Australia Made & Owned)
Skincare & Cosmetics: Evohe (Vegan & Cruelty Free, Ethical & Sustainable Business Practices, Natural & Certified Organic Ingredients, 100% Palm Oil Free, Australian Made & Owned)
Skincare & Essential Oils: Springfields (Vegan, Certified Organic Essential Oils, Australian Made & Owned)
Hair: De Lorenzo (Vegan Hair Products, Australian Made & Owned)
Dog Shampoo & Conditioner: Dermcare Aloveen (Ingredients are Plant-Based; no animal derived components)
Cleaning Products: Make your Own! or the following brands are recommended
SimplyClean (Vegan Friendly, Earth Safe, Australian Made & Owned).
OurEco Clean (Eco-Friendly, Australian Made & Owned, Recyclable Packaging, Biodegradable, No Synthetic Fragrances, Ammonia & Chlorine Free, SLS & Paraben Free, Septic Safe). I love the Bicarb Cream Cleanser and Multi Purpose Spray and have bought the Ultimate Pack a number of times.