There is a mounting body of evidence that suggests that a diet based predominantly on natural, whole plant foods is the best defence against life dibilitating and threatening preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, some cancers and heart disease.

One quirk of vegetarian and vegan diets is that they are often born out of a doctrine of concern for animal welfare and pacifism rather than a quest for optimal health.

Vegan and Vegetarian

Vegan and vegetarian societies openly embrace foods that have no place in an optimally healthy diet as their criteria for acceptance are only that the food is not made from an animal or with vegans niether produced by an animal or from an animal.

Thus high sugar, high fat, high salt, alcoholic, caffienated low nutrient foods , even smoking could be accepted by vegan guidelines.

Obviously there needs to be a clear definition that better defines a vegan diet based on natural, whole, unadulterated plant foods

We suggest 'Plantarian'

Plantarian isn't a doctrine or a guru led religion, it's more of a road leading towards a healthier more sustainable lifestyle.

Plantarian is a big arrow on a map. It's hard to head somewhere if you don't know where you are going now at last people who find the thought of vegetarian and vegan too overwhelming have a place to head towards, directions and a route  to follow, towards human health and wellbeing.

Even with this limited aspiration, simple, focussed healthy eating tag there are still bigger issues hiding in the wings.

World food shortages, rising food costs, poverty and environmental disaster are all threatening human health in different additional ways to the burden of self inflicted malnutrition, but they are all tackled by the solution of Plantarianism.