Amy’s amazing health story

I was catching up with my YouTube subscriptions and I spotted a really helpful video that I thought I would share, in case anyone finds it interesting.

Amy was told when she was 16 that, due to osteoporosis, she would likely need a wheelchair full-time by the time she was 25. Last year, when she was 19, she decided to become vegan, and after only a few months, she was able to go back to work, where previously she had been off work sick. Also, when she saw doctors about 6 months ago, they said she wouldn’t need a wheelchair until she was at least 60.

I’m so pleased for her! Being told such devastating news at a young age must have been so hard, but it’s great that through changing her diet to vegan, she’s managed to improve her health and her life so much!

I’m not here to try and convert anyone, I just wanted to share in case this was useful, plus with all of the doom and gloom in the news, it’s nice to see a happy story  🙂

Vegan recipes I’ve spotted on Pinterest

Even though we haven’t yet transitioned over to being vegan, I’m getting really excited about going vegan fully. It won’t be without its issues though as between us we also need to avoid bread, honey, soy and chickpeas, so nice and easy, eh? I have recently become addicted to Pinterest (I’m a late adopter) and I have been pin-pin-pinning so many vegan recipes. Below are my favourites so far and I am going to make them all at some point 🙂

Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes

Vegan Lentil Curry

Cowspiracy (2014)

I don’t normally watch documentaries on Netflix, but I’d heard from friends that Cowspiracy was an important watch. The Netflix synopsis says, “Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet’s natural resources – and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.” It was produced and directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, and was actually crowdfunded via IndieGoGo when their funding was pulled part-way through filming the documentary.

Before I watched it, I’d always been a bit squeamish about how we end up with cow’s milk, but I used to drink it anyway, mainly because it was the cheapest option of all of the “milks”. Also, eating an animal had never sat right with me. Since watching Cowspiracy, Michelle and I have decided to be vegan from January 2016 (we had just had our monthly shopping delivered and really can’t afford to replace the non-vegan items at this time). It really is worth watching.

You can watch the trailer below