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What is The Vegan Survival Guide?

 

About The VSG

The VSG is divided into 5 categories...

Brain: Your brain relies on neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and GABA. So let's maximize your brain power with easy and mind-blowing recipes to keep you happy, focused, and motivated!

Immune: Our immune boosting recipes show you how to combine the most nutritious ingredients to help you boost and keep your immune system healthy, strong and balanced!

Body: Whether you want to boost your athletic abilities, or just lose a few pounds... we will show you what to do, what not to do, and how to make it tasty, delicious and fun! :)

Detox: Our modern world is full of unhealthy toxins and pollutants, but luckily the body is designed to detoxify itself! The VSG shows you how, with common and flavorful everyday ingredients!

For the Soul: Let's face it... we all love and crave snacks and desserts. So let s enjoy some tasty VSG treats that are just as healthy as they are delicious!

VSG! It's like GPS for your vegan diet!

Hippocrates once said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." With the Vegan Survival Guide, you'll discover how nutrients interact with your physiology, and how to optimize your brain, body, and soul with everyday ingredients! With 75 illustrated recipes and nutrient charts, you'll learn how to get the most from each and every meal.

Learn how to boost your immune system, detoxify the body, optimize your brain function, and more. All of the recipes in the Vegan Survival Guide have been thoroughly tested so that you can make a delicious meal on the first try. Most of the recipes are gluten free, and we also provide plenty of options for those who are soy free and/or follow a low fat diet.

So whether you're a long-term vegan or just trying to optimize your meals with maximum nutrition, the VSG is for you!

About the Authors...

Ursula Escher naturally gravitated towards veganism as a child; but without guidance this proved to be a challenging road. She slowly learned to overcome each challenge while also living a high performance lifestyle.

Dr. Gene Wei, DOM worked with Ursula on the VSG to adapt his dietary recommendations for the vegan diet. As a practitioner of Oriental Medicine he often recommends nutritional therapies to his patients for optimal health.

Meet Ursula

For people on vegan diets, it's so important to be aware of what we eat, and how it affects the body, mind, and spirit. Nutrients are the building blocks of life, and in many ways, food is Nature's medicine. Our modern lifestyles puts so much extra demand on our bodies and minds. With today's fast paced lifestyles, it's more important than ever to optimize the foods that we eat, and to get the most out of each meal. Though technology has helped us in so many ways, it has also created many illusive hazards when it comes to highly processed and artificial foods. Understanding these dangers, and where they may be lurking, is also key to navigating the food terrain.

For author Ursula Escher, "The Vegan Survival Guide" represents decades of personal struggle, discovery, and success. Growing up vegan wasn't easy for her, especially in a meat loving country like Brazil. Since the idea of veganism was unknown to her family as a child, she lived in a state of near malnourishment, constantly struggling with her diet and health. But all of these obstacles gave her a unique desire to explore, and figure out how to restore her health with vegan foods and nutrition. "The Vegan Survival Guide" shows you how she did this, and explains all of the things that she has realized over decades of learning. From food based detoxification, to brain and immune system support, "The Vegan Survival Guide" explains how to get the most out of your diet in a way that's easy and fun to read. Life is easier when you feel your best! We'll show you how to get there!

"The information in this book has saved my life in many ways. I hope that it can help you as much as it has helped me."

~ Ursula Escher

 

VSG Categories

The Vegan Survival Guide recipes are divided into 5 unique categories...

Here they are:

VSG Brain: Your brain relies on neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and GABA. So let’s maximize your brain power with easy and mind-blowing recipes to keep you happy, focused, and motivated!

VSG Immune: Our immune boosting recipes show you how to combine the most nutritious ingredients to help you boost and keep your immune system healthy, strong and balanced!

VSG Body: Whether you want to boost your athletic abilities, or just lose a few pounds... we will show you what to do, what not to do, and how to make it tasty, delicious and fun! :)

VSG Detox: Our modern world is full of unhealthy toxins and pollutants, but luckily the body is designed to detoxify itself! The VSG shows you how, with common and flavorful everyday ingredients!

VSG For the Soul: Let's face it...we all love and crave snacks and desserts. So let’s enjoy some tasty VSG treats that are just as healthy as they are delicious!

 

Book Reviews

Amazon Reviews

Thanks everyone for the wonderful Amazon.com reviews!

see reviews at Amazon.com

Greatest Vegan Cookbook I have ever bought!, March 3, 2014 By Heatherly42

I absolutely love this book! I wasn't expecting too much as most vegan cookbooks seem to think vegan life should be tasteless lol but this book is not only informative about why each dish is good for you, the recipes taste great too. So glad I bought it now and I highly recommend for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone who loves healthy, yummy vegetables!

Fabulous!!!!, January 14, 2014 By K. Gilbert "Fantasy Fanatic"

Easy to read, well organized, FULL of beneficial information that will keep you wanting to learn more :-)
Excellent recipes, using easy to find affordable ingredients...makes shopping and planning meals SO much more efficient and easier. Love the book, love the Authors, bravo!

Unique add to my vegan cookbook collection, December 24, 2013 By Jackie

I own a lot of vegan cookbooks, and this one is a unique add to my collection because it teaches you about the foods and cooking methods. I love the chapter on oils because it actually walks the reader through the selection of oils and explains which oils can be used for cooking at specific temperatures. The author brilliantly suggests that we use a laser thermometer to check cook temperature (p.s. the laser thermometers also double as a great cat toy). I would prefer to see color food pictures, but the food detail bubbles surrounding the pictures more than make up for the lack of color. I made the Mashed Rosemary Garlic Cauliflower for some cruciferous aficionados, and they loved this unique recipe. I'm looking forward to trying the Peaches and Cream Chia! Yum!

Good Guide for your health if you're vegan or not, December 17, 2013 By Beige Wishart

Where was this book decades ago, when vegetarians were told they would die on a plant- based diet? The layout, photos, and information are helpful for new and old vegans. I love the reminders of what certain foods can do to add to your health. This is an excellent gift for new vegans and their worried parents.

This is a great book for anyone interested in improving their health, both vegans and non-vegans., December 16, 2013 By true_north

This book is well-researched and presented in an easy-to-read format that is both instructive and entertaining, unlike some other boring books. There are informative checklists throughout the book as well as recipes for dishes that even non-vegans would enjoy. The recipes are well-organized with sections listing the ingredients with some variation, preparation time, and easy-to-follow directions. Though there is a lot of disagreement in the field of nutrition, the book presents a lot of the information that is consistent with other reliable sources that I have seen. I recommended this book to my friends, and without exception the ones that read the book all had a positive opinion. I am a healthy person, and I take a scientific approach to improve my well-being. I feel that the information in this book could improve my health even more by helping me fine-tune my diet and meet my nutritional needs. Thank you for an exceptional book.

A DEFINITE MUST HAVE FOR ANY VEGAN, NEW OR OLD!, December 12, 2013 By RACHEL H LAMM

This book takes care of all those nutrition worries that all/others have about being vegan. It is very very clear, the layout is simple, entertaining, not overwhelming, and informative. I believe nutrition plays a big role in our mood and this book will definitely get you where you want to be. This book is a must have in your vegan book collection, I cannot wait to see what they put out next.

Awesome! Unlike any other vegan cookbook!, December 5, 2013 By Jane H

I've read many cookbooks and I must say this is unlike any other. Sharing it with my friends and family as well. I work in a busy office on the computer, I often feel tired, have headaches, and end
up taking aspirins. I realized my diet was not supporting my health and started following some of the VSG guidelines and ingredient tips. Here are a few things I did:

* Added more brain/ dopamine supporting foods and drinks to all my meals
* Added more walnuts, and protein to my breakfast
* Added tart cherries/ tart cherry juice to every meal

I do feel noticeably better than ever before. Looking back, my "on the go" breakfasts and coffee were probably leading to caffeine and sugar crashes.

All the recipes are healthy and there is something for every kind of taste! I really love the brain supporting pesto recipe! I also like the tips on adjusting for gluten free and soy free diets, as I tend to avoid these ingredients myself. All recipes I tried so far turned out great, which is something I've had trouble with in the past with other cookbooks. Love it! Highly recommend it!

Good addition to a prepper library, December 4, 2013
By ric (WHITE LAKE, WI, United States)

This a very complete book and covers the topic well. Bring up things I liked to know about like GMOs. If you do not know what GMOs are, look them up. I have not read the whole book, but what I did read is well written and laid out. I am not a vegan but I can see the value of this information, as storing this type of food can be easier than meat and fish, for example.

The VSG is available at Amazon.com

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The Vegan Survival Guide: Boost Your Mental and Physical Health - Your Guide to Functional Veganism
 

 

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Fabulous!!!! Easy to read, well organized, FULL of beneficial information that will keep you wanting to learn more :-)

Unique addition to my vegan cookbook collection.

Good guide for your health if you're vegan or not.

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