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Can I sustain a meat free diet? And is being vegan good for my long term health?

So you have taken the first step towards a healthier you by eliminating meat.  The question is can you sustain a meatless diet? And is being vegan good for your long term health? According to our resident Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, Robyn Chuter the answer is YES! But, only if you eat real foods.  What do we mean by real foods? Many vegans – both newbies and old pros – fall into the trap of relying on heavily processed vegan alternatives for their favourite ‘omni’ foods, such as faux meats, isolated soy protein-based burgers, ‘not’ cream cheese and highly sweetened non-dairy ice cream.  These are fine as occasional treats or something to throw on your non-vegan friend’s barbeque, but relying on...

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Robyn Chuter Episode #5- The dangers of eating fish and why organic matters

Benny from Garden of Vegan sits down with Robyn Chuter, Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, Naturopath, Nutritionist and Counsellor to continue their deep dive into the wholefood plant-based lifestyle. In this episode Robyn explains why fish are so dangerous to eat and why they should not be considered as a ‘health food’. She also shares with Benny the importance of eating organic and why it helps us to fight off disease and illness when compared to eating non organic. Watch or read to learn more...

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What you need to know about Australia’s number one killer…

This month is Heart Research Month in Australia, with Thursday 14th February being ‘Wear Red Day’ to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. The team at Garden Of Vegan are all wearing red this week in the hope to start many conversations around how small lifestyle choices like what food you choose to consume and how much physical activity you do a day, could prevent you or a loved one from dying prematurely, due to our biggest killer in Australia. Wear Red Day was established by Heart Research Australia, a group of Royal North Shore Hospital cardiologists with the aim to reduce the high mortality rates around heart disease. Currently, in Australia, Heart Disease is the leading cause of death, accounting...

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#eatlikebenny

Co-Founder Benny from Garden of Vegan, is an avid wholefood, plant-based eater. He has a 65-70% raw vegan diet, trains 4 times a weeks and works full time. To see a day in the life of Benny, and check out what is exactly fueling his body and this lifestyle, keep reading....

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Episode #1 Robyn Chuter and a wholefood plant-based diet

So let me tell you a little bit about Robyn Chuter. She is a renowned certified lifestyle medicine practitioner, naturopath, nutritionist and counsellor. She has been practising since 1995 in Australia. Currently, Robyn is a health transformation practitioner and the owner of Empower Total Health on the Gold Coast. Robyn’s passion lies in helping people reverse serious and chronic lifestyle disease and illnesses such as Type II diabetes, high blood pressure and many autoimmune conditions, just to name a few. Her philosophy is around living your most optimal and healthy life, and to be free from disease and illnesses that can be overcome from adopting a whole food plant-based diet (WFPBD). She also believes it is a lifestyle approach including regular exercise,...

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