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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you get your protein?

Where do you get your calcium?

Didn’t God put animals here for us to eat?

Isn’t it natural for humans to consume animal flesh and secretions?

If everyone went vegan, how would we grow enough food?

What if a vegan was stranded on a desert island with only animals to eat?

If everyone went vegan, what would happen to all the farmed animals?

If everyone went vegan, would farmed animals become extinct?

Aren’t there laws that protect animals from cruelty?

What if I eat only humanely raised animals?

Shouldn’t we solve human problems first, before we worry about animals?

Don’t plants suffer when you eat them?

Shouldn’t vegans respect the cultural traditions of non-vegans?

Aren’t humans at the top of the food chain?

Why are vegans so preachy?

Isn’t eating meat a personal choice?

Don’t animals eat other animals?

Aren’t humans naturally omnivores?

Don’t experts recommend eating meat, dairy, and eggs?

Isn’t it expensive to be vegan?

Common Objections

I knew a vegan once and she got sick.


Understanding Human Nutrition (with a Side of Politics)


Eating for Health

Ditching Dairy

Eliminating Eggs







Main Dishes






This blog uses the latest nutritional data available from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), and the FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration), as well as nutritional data provided by food growers and manufacturers about their products. We believe the information on this website to be accurate. However, we are not responsible for typographical or other errors. Nutrition information for recipes is calculated by Living Cookbook based on the ingredients in each recipe based on statistical averages. Nutrition may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

This blog is not a substitute for the services of a trained health professional. Although we provide nutritional information, the information on this blog is for informational purposes only. No information offered by or through this blog shall be construed as or understood to be medical advice or care. None of the information on this blog should be used to diagnose or treat any health problem or disease. Consult with a health care provider before taking any product or using any information on this blog. Please discuss any concerns with your health care provider.


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