Vegan holistic health coach and YouTuber Shanon Whittingham, also known as Sincerely Shans, encourages Christians to go vegan as the Bible says we should eat fruits and vegetables.
In an interview on the Plant Based News podcast, Whittingham shared her vegan journey, passion to spread the vegan message, and spirituality, among others.
“There’s definitely a connection between the food we eat and our physical, mental, and spiritual health,” she said in the interview.
“For those who individuals who, for example, identify as Christians and read the Bible, one of the first few things in the Book of Genesis is how God created us from the dust of the Earth.”
“He states that we should use food that he created from the Earth, fruits and vegetables, as food. If God who created us from the dust of the Earth, from the soil, he uses these minerals to fuel our bodies that come from Earth.”
“I think that’s something very profound that a lot of us can take into consideration especially for that vegan diet, that all we need is in the Earth, all we need can be found in plants – every single nutrient and mineral.”
Whittingham, who has double Bachelor degrees in psychology and sociology, is currently earning her Masters of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics while also training to become a board-certified registered dietitian-nutritionist.
She is not the only one encouraging people of faith to go vegan. Celebrity-backed Million Dollar Vegan campaign, founded by Veganuary founders Matthew Glover and Jane Land that offered to donate $1 million to charity if Pope Francis goes vegan for Lent, also encourages people of all faith and backgrounds to go vegan for Lent.
The global vegan campaign produced a free Vegan Starter Kit written in different languages and with country-specific content to help people around the world to go vegan.