Switching to a cruelty free life...
Just over 6 years ago, my lifestyle changed in a big way. I made the decision to start living in a way that was not only good for my body, mind, and soul but also good for the animals, and the planet. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I no longer eat meat, dairy or any other animal products, I don’t purchase any items that have been tested on animals, and I don't purchase or wear anything that is made from any animal products such as leather and wool.
Since changing my lifestyle I am the healthiest and happiest I have ever been, I feel happier and more at peace with myself, I rarely get sick and I have loads more energy.
Some of the benefits of switching to a plant based lifestyle include
Helps with weight loss & weight management
Removes toxins from the body
Improves kidney function
Lowers the risk of heart disease
Lowers the risk of cancer
Protects against chronic disease
Reduces bad breath & body odor
Increased life span
Healthier hair, skin and nails
Living a natural cruelty free lifestyle goes a little bit further than just the food that we eat. If you look around your house you may see unnatural chemical filled products everywhere, ranging from cleaning products to cosmetics that may either contain animal products or have been tested on animals and contain nasty chemicals, switching to a cruelty-free lifestyle also includes not purchasing or wearing any animal products.
Making the switch may seem a little overwhelming to begin with but I assure you it is much easier than it sounds and well worth it.
You can find natural vegan friendly cosmetics and cleaning products online and at your natural grocer & health store. There are a few websites that are great for finding natural cruelty free products and tips such as Peta, The Cruelty Free Shop, and Vegan.com.
My personal favorite natural vegan friendly makeup range is Inika Organic and Ere Perez. I have tried many different brands over the years and these are by far my favorite.
As for facemasks, lotions, body oils, and soaps I absolutely love Wild Healing, and I recently discovered another amazing Vegan brand called Salt by Hendrix who are also amazing! As for shampoo and conditioner I use Acure which i'm loving, it’s hands down the best that I have tried.
Keep in mind everyone is different so different products will work differently for each person so do your research and know that you may have to try a few different brands before you find one that works well for you.
As for cleaning products there are tons available that are good at your local health stores, good brands that I have come across are Earth Choice and Organic Clean. However cleaning with bi carb soda, eucalyptus oil and tee tree oil works as well.
As for eating out, don't worry there are plenty of vegan restaurants around now and most restaurants if they are not vegan will have a vegan option on their menu and if they don't they are usually willing to help and make something up for you if you ask nicely.
As for all you chocolate lovers...Yes there is Vegan chocolate! There are a lot of Vegan friendly chocolate brands out there but my personal favorites are Vego, Pana Chocolate, BSKT, and Loving Earth.
An awesome app for tracking down vegan restaurants and cafes in your area and around the world is Happy Cow.
If you are worried about getting all the nutrition you need making the switch, please contact me and I’d be more than happy to help you with the nutrition program and products that i use.
If you are interested in learning a little more about why so many are switching to a vegna lifestyle, I have listed some documentaries below. Keep in mind these may be a little graphic but they are very informative.