Why are vegan or vegetarian men twice as likely to suffer from depression?

When vegans are asked if it’s difficult to be vegan, they invariably say that not being a vegan that is difficult but living in a non-vegan world with values and attitudes that resist what is a philosophy of kindness, compassion, health and environmental respect.

The following article, “Vystopia: Can leading a vegan lifestyle make you depressed?” appeared in the Lifestyle and Food Section of the UK Telegraph newspaper on 21st January 2019. It explores the challenging journey of the vegan and critics like TV presenter Piers Morgan who are indirectly forcing the conversation into the public arena.

Here’s the article: (PDF Download)

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