In Praise Of Vegans
                                                        By Dr. John McDougall, M.D.

                                                           Being vegan says to me this is a
                                                           person with outstanding
                                                           character.  

                                                           Vegans are self-sacrificing and
                                                           committed to making a
                                                           difference.  When everyone else
                                                           is certain that it is our God-given right to
                                                           mistreat and kill cows, pigs, chickens, and
fishes in order to be properly nourished; a vegan would rather risk protein and
calcium deficiency than to harm these beautiful creatures.  

Of course, this deep sacrifice ends with the discovery that plants provide all
needed proteins, amino acids, essential fats, vitamins, and minerals (including
calcium) without the inherent risks of flesh and dairy.  

Vegans are self-confident.  They remain steadfast even when mom, dad,
dietitian, and doctor are visibly angered by their religion of
“veganism.”  

Vegans are industrious.  To avoid eating animals in a world where beef,
chicken, and cheese are mixed in with everything in the market and on the
menu is a daily struggle.  

Reading labels, turning down invitations to dinner, and occasionally, going
hungry, require more effort than the average person is willing to muster.  

Obviously vegans are exceptional people.  With this one simple shift to a
starch-based diet the word
“vegan” will become synonymous with terms like
healthy, trim, active, young, strong, and energetic, and finally the most
important adjective, earth-changing.  

By Dr. John McDougall, M.D.
(www.drmcdougall.com)  

Excerpt From:
The Fat Vegan
(http://drmcdougall.com/misc/2008nl/dec/fat.htm)