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The Vegan RD

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Ginny Kisch Messina is a registered dietitian who runs the blog, TheVeganRD.com - "Thoughts on being vegan, a dietitians perspective". Author of 'Vegan for Life!'.

  • Why Do Some People Fail at Being Vegan?
    It's no secret that many people give veganism a try only to quickly abandon it. But the findings from last month's Humane Research Council survey were especially sobering. According to their study, a cross-sectional survey of 11,400 U.S. adults, nearly three-quarters—70% to be exact—of those who have tried a vegan diet end up abandoning it. (...more)
    6 Jan 2015 at 11:59am       

  • Going Vegan for the New Year: Easy Steps to Get You Started
    It's New Year's resolution time and maybe you or someone you know is resolving to adopt a vegan diet. But how do you do it so that the change will stick? It's a big deal, after all, that encompasses a whole bunch of new habits. And you have to know a few things beforehand, including […] (...more)
    31 Dec 2014 at 12:15pm       

  • Vegan Diets, Cancer and Disease Shaming
    My husband and I are big Costco fans. We love to nose around to see if they are carrying any new vegan products, argue over the wisdom of buying a 50-pound bag of sweet potatoes, and endlessly discuss whether we should purchase a home surveillance system so we can spy on our cats when we're […] (...more)
    18 Dec 2014 at 12:43pm       

  • Dietitian Perspectives on Protein, Calcium and Vegan Bone Health
    Note: this article is co-authored by Jack Norris, RD and Ginny Messina, MPH, RD and appears on Jack's blog as well as this one. Vegans typically have lower calcium intakes than other vegetarians and meat-eaters. But just how much does this matter? The popular thinking has long been that it doesn't matter much at all. […] (...more)
    6 Nov 2014 at 1:33pm       

  • Vegan Diets, Sperm Concentrations and Fertility: Why There is No Need to Worry
    The internet loves a good story on alleged health hazards of vegan diets. This week, it's all about how vegan and vegetarian men have low sperm concentrations. The alarming research is from Loma Linda University, and it was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine(1). Should you be concerned about […] (...more)
    23 Oct 2014 at 5:58pm       

  • Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month: Perspective from Vegan Dietitians
    In celebration of Vegetarian Awareness Month, the non-profit group Oldways interviewed me and my colleague Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN to get some historical and practical perspective on vegetarian diets. Oldways, while not a vegan or vegetarian organization, promotes traditional plant-based food patterns for health. I was especially happy to be teamed (...more)
    7 Oct 2014 at 2:01pm       

  • Real Vegan Cheese and Real Nutrition Science
    It's sometimes hard to imagine what a vegan world might look like, given our dependence on animals for all sorts of uses. Convincing people to simply eat more beans and rice, and wear cotton and hemp will be a big part of it. But so might innovations for products and processes we can't even imagine. […] (...more)
    28 Sep 2014 at 9:22am       

  • The Future of Animal Rights (and Some Vegan Nutrition Tips for Teens)
    When I was collecting stories for Never Too Late to Go Vegan about how and why over-50 vegans transitioned to a plant-based diet, a response I heard many times was this: I wish I had gone vegan a long time ago. I get that. I was well into adulthood before I stopped eating meat, and […] (...more)
    22 Sep 2014 at 11:22am       

  • Disordered Eating, Restrictive Eating, and Ex-Vegans
    The most disheartening thing about the more public breakups with veganism is not just that they are public. I can understand that a popular blogger will want to tell her followers that she is no longer eating a vegan diet. I can see the value of telling your readers that you are dealing with health […] (...more)
    12 Aug 2014 at 12:44pm       

  • Vegans Drink Almond Milk Because It's Cruelty-Free–Not Because It's Hip
    One of the big food stories this past week was Tom Philpott's article in Mother Jones on almond milk. Philpott deplores the current popularity of almond milk because 1) It's not an especially nutritious food and, 2) Almond-growing is not friendly to the environment. He says that it's just a bunch of “ignorant hipsters” who […] (...more)
    19 Jul 2014 at 5:47pm       



  • @TheVeganRD's Latest Tweets

    • TY @EVOLVECampaigns 4 meme fr my tweet y gracias VeganosUnidos por la traducción en español #milktruth #VerdadLeche? http://t.co/GlwguWDn2w 1 days 6 hrs ago
    • If cheese is keeping you from going #vegan my 5 tips for ditching dairy might help. http://t.co/VCLEI9fecJ 2 days 7 hrs ago
    • @DairyFuelsMeUp @LydiaAmesha @NoPecksniffian Agree. This wasn't my comment. I don't dispute that milk contains calcium. 2 days 12 hrs ago
    • Just 2 things you need to know abt milk. 1. It always involves animal cruelty 2. It is not needed in anyone's diet. #milktruth 3 days 9 hrs ago
    • RT @TryVeg: WATCH to see REAL #milktruth - If you're gonna #GetReal, first Get Real. http://t.co/gn0ncYSvad http://t.co/4qTfvGuWrh 3 days 9 hrs ago
    • Right! for iron absorption. RT @pelle_jons: @TheVeganRD Preferably separate intake of coffee or tea with meal, right? 3 days 11 hrs ago
    • What to drink? Yes to water, coffee, tea, wine, fortified plant milks. No to sugary drinks and cow's milk. http://t.co/7DjPH5Pi6Y 3 days 11 hrs ago
    • @EcoSenseNow @SciBasedNutr If you think people who take a stand against cruelty are "goody, goody," prob not much point to this convo. 3 days 11 hrs ago
    • @drdairy50 @PlantDietitian Oh c'mon, Greg. Sending 1-day old calves to veal crates isn't cruel? 4 days 0 hrs ago
    • The ones who created ads for @GoDaddy promoting online puppy sales? RT @brownawell: @TheVeganRD ad agency was @BartonFGraf9000 4 days 3 hrs ago
    • @johnmaloof @GoDaddy Haven't forgotten, believe me. 4 days 3 hrs ago
    • @GoDaddy Glad ad won't run. Whatever made you think it was ok to run in the 1st place? Still can't get over the stupidity/insensitivity. 4 days 3 hrs ago
    • @EcoSenseNow @SciBasedNutr Do you think it's wrong to let ppl know they contribute to animal cruelty by consuming a food they don't need? 4 days 3 hrs ago
    • @BTLover2 @GoDaddy Thanks. I signed. 4 days 7 hrs ago
    • Need another reason to boycott @GoDaddy? How about their new commercial making fun of online puppy sales? http://t.co/xmpdPJvKDa 4 days 7 hrs ago
    • @drdairy50 @PlantDietitian Sorry, Greg. Dairy industry is cruel to animals and you know I have no room for that. 4 days 9 hrs ago
    • Seems entire #milktruth campaign rests on fact that cow's milk has more prot than almond milk. What nutr expert would think that matters? 4 days 10 hrs ago
    • :) RT @FinchLydia: @TheVeganRD @SciBasedNutr just looked at #milktruth suggest it changes to #wehatealmondmilk :/ 4 days 10 hrs ago
    • No single food is essential in diets. Nobody needs cow's milk. Ditch the cruelty and get prot and calc from plants. #milktruth 4 days 10 hrs ago
    • @SciBasedNutr @FinchLydia And it's great to have both choices. 4 days 11 hrs ago
    • @SciBasedNutr seems to be mostly abt how cow's milk has more pro than almond milk. Guess that's all they've got. :) 4 days 11 hrs ago
    • Blog post: Dairy-free diets are packed with nutrients (more than you'll find in cow's milk) http://t.co/6KQB8XHDka #milktruth 4 days 11 hrs ago
    • @EcoSenseNow @SciBasedNutr have you ever seen a truckload of spent, overworked, sick dairy cows on their way to slaughter? 4 days 11 hrs ago
    • @EcoSenseNow @SciBasedNutr And we should continue to breed cows to be cruel to just so we have cows?? 4 days 11 hrs ago
    • @EcoSenseNow @SciBasedNutr It's cruel to send their day-old male calves to slaughter or to veal crates. 4 days 11 hrs ago
    • Yes cow's milk has calcium. Packaged w/ animal cruelty. Calcium from plants = compassion. #milktruth http://t.co/CacJyjyoSJ 4 days 11 hrs ago
    • @LaziestVegans Got it! Yes, like deep frying. 5 days 3 hrs ago
    • @LaziestVegans Canola should be ok. For really high heat, I'd say safflower, soy or sunflower oil. 5 days 4 hrs ago
    • @mmacvean Stephanie Scott is a familiar name, but I don't think I know her. Would prob recognize her face--it's a small town. :) 5 days 4 hrs ago
    • @FinchLydia lysine supps might help, altho not much research on this. I don't think there is any firm connection. 5 days 4 hrs ago

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