Welcome to Nourishing Vegan Journeys! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will find that this space inspires you along your very own journey to living a nourishing vegan lifestyle that embraces a compassionate, whole foods plant-based diet.
I created the Nourishing Vegan Journeys blog to share nutrition and wellness information inspired from my travels around the world and my path into veganism, which began somewhere between New Delhi and New Zealand during my first big journey across India, South East Asia and the land of the long white cloud.
I want to show that being vegan isn’t difficult or about deprivation, wherever you are. Eating a plant-based diet can be varied, nourishing, affordable and taste amazing at the same time. And in the process of choosing optimum nutrition we can promote compassion for all living beings and reduce our impact on the planet.
Originally from a small rural village in Wales, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Cardiff Metropolitan University. I went on to practice in clinical nutrition in London working in various specialities to include stroke, cardiology, surgery, gastroenterology and intensive care. I got to see first hand the impact of poor diet on the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
It wasn’t until I left my job and London life behind to venture off solo backpacking around the world that I made the deeper connection between my food choices and my spiritual wellbeing, the environment and animal welfare.
During my time living in Bali I had the opportunity to immerse myself in many healing, nourishing practices of meditation, energy work, yoga, dance and nutrition. Here I spent time learning about the health benefits of eating a solely plant-based, vegan diet and how this can reduce our environmental impact and animal suffering.
When I returned to the UK I pursued additional studies in Plant Based Nutrition devised by T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, learning about the true cost of animal products to our health, and the ever growing body of evidence that supports a vegan diet as the most healthy, sustainable way of eating.
I have since returned to full time travel and here I’ll be sharing nutrition and lifestyle information on the why’s and how’s of the vegan philosophy. Plus how you can stay nourished as a vegan traveller, places to enjoy plant-based dishes as well as the occasional recipe when I get the chance to cook up some food of my own!
Wishing you health, happiness and a nourishing vegan journey!
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