VegDocs

From the Adventures of Doodlegirl. Licensed under creative commons

It’s always tough finding a recommendation for a new doctor, and being vegan can make it a bit tougher. Will the doctor think you’re ruining your health just by avoiding animal products? Will she blame veganism each time you get a sniffle? Does he have any idea of what vegans actually eat?

There’s a new website out there that I’m really excited about that should help with this issue. VegDocs is the project of students at the Institute for Humane Education. The idea is that people recommend doctors who are veg-friendly. That can mean anything from a doctor that recommends a plant-based diet to just an ordinary doctor who is well informed about vegan nutrition and health.

The database is still pretty bare at this point, though Texas has the most doctors listed so far. If you like your physician, add their name to the list.

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