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Happy Belated Thanksgiving,

I hope your holiday was a good one!  What did you do for fun, with your family or for relaxation? Personally, I took a week break from the Internet, including TV and radio. Instead, I caught up on needed rest, spent time with a few close friends and indulged in some reading time! Well, after a week of no technology, I “overindulged” – discovering many great things to share, but I had a hard time deciding what to share first. Therefore, I decided to give you a sort of Danish “Smörgåsbord” (that’s actually Swedish) of things for you to pick and chose from. I apologize, if you thought you were about to see how I’d pull off a vegan Smörgåsbord with food…That’s going to have to wait for a later date this month! This year, I’m co-hosting a Christmas dinner and my part will of course be all plant-based vegan! Okay, for now the information I’m about to share will hopefully fill you up mentally.

GORE-VEG

Well, are you ready for the first appetizer? How about this one for starters? Al Gore goes Vegan. Check it out! It’s a short article!

Al Gore’s Vegan Diet: The Power of the Individual

Did that surprise you? And if you’re a woman, did you read the article below the one about Al Gore? If not, these are the facts about mammograms. Everyone should know these!

“The facts are:

If 2000 women are screened regularly for 10 years, one will benefit from the screening, as she will avoid dying from breast cancer.

At the same time, 10-20 healthy women will, as a consequence, become cancer patients and will be treated unnecessarily.

Furthermore, about 200 healthy women will experience a false alarm (resulting in anxiety and worry, often followed by further testing and treatments).”

Was this news to you? If so, you’re not alone! When I learned this information earlier this year and was sent my regular mammogram postcard reminder, I told my N.P. that I wasn’t going this year. She said, “Okay!” and wrote it in my file. Frankly, I am not going for a long long time and this is another reminder to myself of why I choose not to go!

Let’s move on to the main course. Here’s one from my friend, Susana about a former factory farm worker. She writes, “Read this touching, heartbreaking story of a man who made a living killing God’s animals while at the same time feeling a deep sense of connection with them, and how this connection ultimately led him stop killing and eating them. This is a story of much needed hope.”

Slaughterhouse to ActivistClick on link below to read!

 

From Slaughterhouse Worker to Activist – One Man’s Story

 

Dr. DyerDr. Wayne Dyer – One of my favorite teachers

 

Touching, right!? There are some incredible, life changing and affirming stories out there! Here’s another one. I consider this following TEDx Talk, that I came across today via Dr. Wayne Dyer. I’ve had the privilege of meeting and learning from Dr. Dyer twice in my life. (You will need 18 minutes to watch the video that follows, but trust me, it will be worth it!) Here’s what he had to say about the video and the unique story that follows:

“Surrounded by loved ones and a medical team anticipating her last breath at any moment, Anita lay in a deep coma. Yet she was given the opportunity to return to her cancer-ravaged body, defying all odds, and experience incredible healing—through the vehicle of unconditional love. More than this, she was allowed to return from the chamber of death and report to all of us what life on the other side of this corporeal world looks like—and of even more significance, feels like.

This is a love story—a big, unconditional love story that will give you a renewed sense of who you truly are, why you’re here, and how you can transcend any fear and self-rejection that defines your life. In this video, Anita speaks with uncommon candor about her cancer, explaining why she believes she had to go down this treacherous road in her life, why she feels she was healed, and why she returned. Her life’s mission is in a very big way reflected in the fact that you’re about to read her report of this experience. Her story has had a profound effect not only on me, but also on my children, who found in it a healing message of love, hope, and peace regarding what lies ahead for us all.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhcJNJbRJ6U

 

What I found so profound about Anita’s story, besides the fact that she’s alive to tell it, is a few of her statements such as, “Now that you know who you are, go back and live fearlessly!” Also, she says, “Think about the billions of dollars we are spending on cancer awareness. Think about all the cancer awareness campaigns. Imagine if we put that much money, awareness and effort into wellness awareness. What a different world we would have.” Yes, just imagine. 

 

OBESITYMexicoObesity in Mexico

 

Did you know that Mexico has now surpassed the United States in obesity? I did not. This following article is about the governments new decision to add extra taxes to soda and junk foods! It’s a step in the right direction. Here’s the article from the NYTimes:

 

¡Viva México!

 

And finally to the dessert! I hope you’re getting satiated!

 

Adam & Eve veg Style

Enjoy your week and Thank you so much for reading and watching! If you have a great story to share, please feel free to send it my way!

 

 

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About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

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