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Ask a Vegan is a collection of interviews with vegans. Here they share their experience and tips of vegan lifestyle . Please feel free to post any questions in the comment area.

Hello, my friends

I am so happy to introduce to you  Carla Henderson , who lives in Auckland , New Zealand with her family.Carla is a freelance make up artist and lives by the Golden Rule- “To make life enjoyable without harming others or the future.She is a contemporary artist ,  humanist , liberal and nature loving person.

Carla is a bit like me and loves spending time on Facebook, so this is how we got in touch and discovered a lot in common.


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Carla Henderson

Here are Carla’s answers and I hope you learn something new from them.

1.How long have you been vegan for? Carla :”Almost a year now”.

2.What made you go vegan? Carla :”Information from personal friends and FB….waking up to the horrors of the meat and dairy  industry.”
3.Do you take any supplements? Carla :”1 Multi vitamin, Glucosamine, flax seed oil tablets. I was taking these before I became vegan because I have an immune disorder, Sjogren’s Syndrome.”
4.What are your favourite vegan dishes? Carla :”I absolutely love vegan food, all fruits and veggies, the nuts and grains, there’s just such a variety of delicious food I don’t feel deprived of anything. My husband and I are enjoying our meals more than ever!”

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5.What is your advice to new vegans?Carla:” It’s a great adventure full of culinary delights. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be healthy and that you won’t get enough protein….not true! Talk to other vegans, get some good info and recipes, it’s not difficult….enjoy!”
6. What books would you recommend to new vegans? Carla:”1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Roberts“.easy vegan recipes

7.If you had a magic wand what would be the one thing, that you would change in the world?Carla :” That there was equality and peace for all life… no one hungry, no one persecuted, no living thing treated like a commodity.


So there you have it. You can connect with Carla on Fcebook here. 

You can also follow Carla on Twitter.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments box below., I would love to hear from you.

Lots of love,


Hello, my friends ,ask a vegan Emily Segal

I am thrilled to introduce you to Emily Segal  from Triumph .I admire Emily’s dedication to empower others through vegan nutrition education and amazing  inspiration.


Emily lives in Kfar Saba, Israel with her family in her words consist of “two messy sons, one active husband, and one smelly dog” . 

Emily is a has  a B.A. in Psychology from Bates College and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is also a  Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor, having completed the program in Integrative Nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University in New York City. Emily is  a member of the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners.

Here are her answers , hope you learn something new from them.

1.How long have you been vegan for?Emily : “Vegetarian for 30 years, vegan for 4 years.”

2.What made you go vegan?Emily :”I went vegetarian for animal rights but continued to consume dairy and eggs while obliviously avoiding any information on those industries. When I finally listened to a Colleen Patrick-Goudreau podcast on the dairy industry, I knew I had to take the leap to veganism.”

3.Do you take any supplements? Emily:”Yes. B-12, D3 (there is new vegan D3 made from mushrooms), Zinc, DHA/EPA, Iodine, and Calcium/Magnesium during race season.”Emily Segal

This is Emily at age 45 running the 2012 Tel Aviv Marathon -42.2km (26.2miles) plant-fueled and strong!

4.What are your favourate vegan dishes?Emily :Hummus, Falafel, Mudjadara (Persian Rice and Lentils), Bean Burritos, Tacos and Enchiladas. And I never met a salad I didn’t like!

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Quinoa Asian flavored salad


5.What is your advice to new vegans? Emily :”Educate yourself! Don’t just cut out animals and hope everything will be OK. Seek out good information on vegan nutrition and start cooking new healthier foods. Don’t be afraid to use supplements if you are coming up short on nutrients. In general, eat more vegetables than you ever thought possible.

6. What books would you recommend to new vegans?Emily:
Eat to Live by Dr Joel Fuhrman – essential reading!
Get it Ripe by Jae Steele -It’s a cookbook but has a great nutrition section and the recipes are delicious and healthy.
Thrive by Brendan Brazier
Vegan Body Building and Fitness by Robert Cheeke

7.If you had a magic wand what would be the one thing, that you would change in the world?Emily:
The whole way we look at food needs to change, both for us, for the animals and for the planet. While some people starve to death, the rest of us can’t deal with the surplus and consistently struggle with overeating. Animal agriculture and food processing in general are responsible for much of this. I want us all of us to shun processed foods, get back into our kitchens, eat a whole foods plant-centered, organically grown diet, and re-distribute the waste created by animal ag to feed those who do not have enough.why vegan

Emily Segal is a board-certified Holistic Health Coach helping clients all over the world experience better health through the elimination of sugar addiction, emotional eating, and adopting a plant-centered whole foods diet.
I kindly invite you to visit Emily’s blog as its full with valuable information and yummy recipes. Just go to
You can also go and visit Emily’s Fan Page

Follow Emily on Pinterest. There are some amazing recipes there as well .

Thank you so much for being here and all your support and love.

Stay healthy and Enjoy Life.

lots of Love


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Hello my friends ,

I am so happy to introduce to a long time vegan , animal lover and peace maker Treesa Quoia.I came across her amazing and valuable information as a member of one of my favourate groups on Facebook -The World Peace Diet.The information shared by Treesa and all the other members is outstanding and very informative for everyone , regardless if they are a vegan or not.ask a vegan

Treesa enthusiasm and love to all beings shined through once I read some of the blog posts in her brand new blog.

I am very grateful and delighted to share her answers with you. As a long term vegan Treesa is giving some priceless resources about food and nutrition , from which everyone can benefit.
Here are her answers.

1.How long have you been vegan for? Treesa Quoia: “Eighteen years.”
2.What made you go vegan?Treesa Quoia: ” I became a vegetarian when I was six years old. That is when I first made
the connection that what I was eating was an animal. By the time I was sixteen I was heavily involved
in animal welfare causes and activism. The more I learned the more my diet and lifestyle evolved, and
soon thereafter became a vegan.

3.Do you take any supplements? Treesa Quoia: Yes, I take Vit D (daily)   , DHA /EPA(daily)  and put on a B12 patch (weekly)

But I also eat consciously to ensure I am giving my body what it needs day in and day out (this was not always the case and it got me into trouble not because there was a problem eating a vegan diet rather there was a problem with MY diet). So now, for example, I eat fermented food daily for  probiotics and B vitamins, two Brazil nuts a day for selenium, etc…

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Eat fermented foods.

Most people (vegan or not) overlook and or just simply don’t know what their body needs, nutritionally,
per day, for optimal health. I highly encourage everyone learn the basics. Here are a few resources I
have found helpful:
Vibrant Living w/Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo (lots of good/free content on her blog and in her newsletters)
Vegan Health
The Vegan Mastery Program (not a free resource, but good)
4.What are your favorite vegan dishes? Treesa Quoia:  Wow, that’s a hard one, the list is endless. I will say the one
thing I have to have daily, or I notice the difference, is green juice. I usually have green juice and some
variation of chia porridge (chia seeds soaked in nut milk, garnished with fresh fruit) for breakfast.

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Green power juice!

5.What is your advice to new vegans?  Treesa Quoia: Surround yourself (even if it is virtually) with kindred spirits.
There is nothing better than having other vegans to talk to and turn to.
6. What books would you recommend to new vegans? Treesa Quoia: ” The World Peace Diet
by Will Tuttle, is great. Also, The Vegan Sourcebook
by Joanne Stepaniak, is a helpful resource for new vegans.”
7.If you had a magic wand what would be the one thing, that you would change in the world? Treesa Quoia: “I would
put an end to violence (all forms). My greatest wish is for every living being to know only love, feel
only love and be surrounded by only love.

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Treesa outside

I trully enjoyed having Treesa sharing her tips and advice with us. If you have any questions, please add them as a coment below.

You can connect with Treesa  at:
Gentle Perspective (brand new blog)
Follow Treesa at Pinterest
You ca also friend Treesa on Facebook

Thank you so much for being here.

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