Ask a Vegan

Ask a vegan -Emily Segal-Triumph Wellness Health Counselor, Animal Lover and Tree Hugger

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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