Recently I came across an article – 10 Vegan Diet Dangers – by a blog named Butter Nutrition authored by “nutritional therapist,” Catherine. It tries to evoke fear into readers to avoid going on a vegan diet. Obviously the first point to note is the hasty generalization of an entire group. Secondly, veganism is not a diet, it’s an ideology. It’s well known that vegetarian diets, including strict vegetarian diets (colloquially known as vegan), can not only meet all human nutritional needs but also be health promoting, as asserted by authoritative health boards across the world like the USDA, Mayo Clinic and Harvard Health. Catherine seemingly neglected to mention this in her post.
Does Catherine’s article provide a compelling argument illustrating potential dangers of a vegan diet? Certainly not. This is a clear illustration of misinformation and creating unfounded fear to prevent people from looking after their health, the planet and fellow animals.