17.10.2017 ►Jain Vegans ►Newsletter

Published: 18.10.2017
Updated: 19.10.2017

Jain Vegans
Jain Vegans


Anyone interested in health and nutrition on a vegan or vegetarian diet should consider attending the health summit at VegFestUK London on 21 - 22nd  October. Talks include:
  • How to optimise a vegan diet - the medical evidence (Dr Tushar Mehta)
  • Treat & cure diabetes (Dr Milton Mills)
  • How to thrive on a vegan diet during later life (Heather Russell)
  • The Nutritional Reversal of Coronary Artery Disease: Fact or Fiction? (Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn - via Skype)
Jain Vegans is delighted to be hosting, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 24th October, a special, intimate evening of meditation, music, and vegan wisdom discussion, delivered by Dr Will Tuttle and his wife Madeleine. This event takes place in Queensbury, north-west London, but places are limited, so don't delay in booking your spot.  See below for further details.
Book here
Dr Will Tuttle is also speaking on each day at VegfestUK London, on a variety of themes:
Talks on health & nutrition at Vegfest London (Olympia)
  Sat 21st (11 - 6pm) & Sun 22nd (10 -5pm) Oct | from £10

Expected to attract over 14,000 visitors over the weekend, Vegfest London will be one of Europe's largest vegan events!  There will be around 300 stalls offering a huge selection of different products to sample and buy (many at a discount) plus an abundance of talks, cookery demos and other events displaying the best of vegan living.

Highlights this year include Professional Health Summit, Vegan Athletes Summit, Vegan Comedy Festival, Vegan Film Festival, Mature Zone, Teen Zone, Cookery demos, and a myriad of different cuisines to try.  There will lots of high profile speakers including champion vegan athletes and body builders plus experts on health and nutrition.

We are delighted to announce there will also be two Jains presenting at London Vegfest this year:

Nishma Shah of Shambhu's, and part of the Jain Vegans Working Group, will be delivering a vegan cookery demonstration at this event, on Saturday at 1pm: http://london.vegfest.co.uk/nishma-shah

Dr Tushar Mehta, recipient of the Jain Vegans 'Ahimsa in Action' Award, will be talking about optimising a vegan diet - medical evidence on Saturday at 3pm, and impact of animal foods on the environment on Sunday at 3pm.

Some of Tushar's talks can also be viewed online:
 Dr Will Tuttle's London lecture tour
(Including a special evening event in Queensbury
on Tuesday 24th October)

Dr. Will Tuttle is author of the acclaimed best-seller, The World Peace Diet.  A recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Award, he is the creator of several wellness and advocacy training programs.  A vegan since 1980 and former Zen monk, he is featured in a number of documentary films. He is the co-founder of the Worldwide Prayer Circle for Animals, and is a frequent radio, television, and online presenter.

A peace activist and friend of the Jain community, Will was a guest speaker (and gave a piano recital) at the Mahavir Jayanti celebrations at Harrow Leisure Centre in 2009.

A powerful orator, Will is able to describe how diet and mindset has been influenced by culture over millennia.  He has a talent for explaining how compassionate dietary choices can not only offer a solution to the environmental damage caused by modern farming methods, but also lead to elevated human consciousness within society.

Jain Vegans is delighted to be hosting, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 24th October, a special, intimate evening of meditation, music, and vegan wisdom discussion, delivered by Dr Will Tuttle and his wife Madeleine. This event takes place at Queensbury Methodist Church, Beverley Drive, HA8 5ND, but places are limited so don't delay in booking your spot.
Book here

Listed below are all of Will's other London presentations:
If you are unable to make any of these presentations you can watch Will talk about the World Peace Diet here.
Upcoming vegan events
Vibrant social events in London
For information on monthly informative talks, regular scenic walks at different locations in London, social meals at some of the best vegan-friendly restaurants in the city, social meetups in London among like-minded folk, check out the follow links:
London Vegans  and  London Vegan Meetup

VegfestUK London (Olympia) - Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Oct
Nishma Shah of Shambhu's, and part of the Jain Vegans Working Group, will be delivering a vegan cookery demonstration at this event, on Saturday 21st October, 1pm:

Dr Will Tuttle's London lecture tour - Fri 20st - Tues 24th Oct

Varsha Someji's talk about Medical herbalism (hosted by London Vegans, 7pm) - Wed 25th Oct
Nishma and Mahersh Shah of Shambhu's, and part of the Jain Vegans Working Group, will be providing vegan catering stall at this event - preorder your meal at this link.

West Midlands Vegan Festival (Wolverhampton) - Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct
Nishma and Mahersh Shah of Shambhu's, and part of the Jain Vegans Working Group, will be running their vegan catering stall at this event

Heena Modi's Vegan Lifestyle Talk - Wed 1st Nov (6.30 - 8pm), £2
- at Natural Health Options in Stanmore. 0208 420 7200 

Nishma Shah's Gujarati cuisine masterclass (hosted by Made In Hackney) - Sat 25th Nov

Animal Aid's 25th Christmas Fayre (Kensington Town Hall, London) - Sun 3rd Dec
Nishma and Mahersh Shah of Shambhu's, and part of the Jain Vegans Working Group, will be running their vegan catering stall at this event
For a list of many other great upcoming vegan events, visit this link:
Vegan recipes & cookery classes
Do you need advice and tips on how to veganise your favourite dishes or perhaps you're looking for ways to introduce more plant based cuisine into the family diet?  If so check out the following listings:


Would you like to share the recipe for a favourite Jain vegan dish? Please email us on cook[at]jainvegans.org for publication on our website.
(Please accurately state all measurements in metric units)

Vegan cookery classes & demos 

Abuse and killing of cows in milk production

The abuse and killing of cows on dairy farms is the main reason why many members of the Jain community have decided to make a switch to a vegan lifestyle:
  1. The cow is forcefully impregnated through artificial insemination. If a cow isn’t made pregnant, she won’t produce milk.
  2. The newborn calf is normally taken away from his/her mother within 24-48 hours. This is traumatic for cows, who, like human mothers, are very motherly and develop strong bonds with their babies.
  3. Male calves are killed shortly after birth or sold on for meat/leather production.  They have no other use to dairy farmers.
  4. Female calves are kept on to replace their mothers as milk-producing cows.
  5. The mother cow will be killed when 5-7 years old, even though she could live for 20 to 25 years if given the chance.  This is because after bearing a calf and giving milk each year, her milk yield drops such that it is no longer profitable for a dairy farmer to keep her alive.
Even though cows on organic farms might experience slightly better conditions, they are still artificially inseminated and killed long before they would leave their bodies naturally.

NHS website supportive of a vegan diet

For further information on vegan health nutrition, please consult the  Vegan Section on the NHS website  or visit this link: http://www.vegansociety.com/resources/nutrition-and-health

Alternatives to dairy to help you give up
It is possible to get a range of dairy free alternatives to traditionally animal based products. Normally available from free-from sections of supermarkets and also from health food stores.
You can easily replace:
  • Cow milk with Soya/Rice/Almond/Coconut Milk (Supermarket ownbrands, AlproProvamel, Bonsoy, Ecomil, Koko, Sojade)
  • Yoghurt / Dahi with plant based curds (Provamel, Alpro, Sojade, Coyo, supermarket own brands)
  • Butter with vegetable spreads (Pure and Vitalite are commonly available from supermarkets. Note many margarines contain butter milk and thus are not suitable for vegans)
  • Cheese / Paneer with Dairy Free Cheeses (Tofu, VBites, Sheese, Tofutti, Vegusto, Vegourmet, Violife)
  • Ice Creams with sorbets or dairy free ice creams (Alpro, Bessant and DrurySwedish GlaceBooja Booja, Almond Dream, Coyo, supermarket own brands)
  • Chocolate with dark chocolate (Plamil and Organica do specialist dairy free ‘milk chocolate’ and many brands do vegan dark chocolate)
  • Eggs with egg replacement powder (baking) or tofu (scrambled)
  • Honey with  maple syrup, rice syrup, agave syrup, date syrup or golden syrup

About Jain Vegans

Jain Vegans supports members of the Jain community in the transition towards a plant-based low-himsa lifestyle, and helps raise awareness about the abuse, violation and killing of cows in milk production.

You can find out more about Jain Vegans online (www.jainvegans.org) or interact with us through the following online channels:

..a friendly online forum where you can ask questions and exchange ideas about the vegan lifestyle with other members from around the world....

...follow us on Twitter (@JainVegans) for instant news and information...

'like' us on facebook for updates on our activities and invitations to events... 


In the UK, the Jain Vegans Working Group actively works with UK Jain organisations to deliver informative and empowering events on a plant-based lifestyle, and to encourage them to make the transition to all-vegan catering at their events. Please e-mail us if you'd like us to help your Jain organisation/community in this way. Please also get in touch if you are interested in supporting our activities, for example by volunteering.

With warm wishes,

The Jain Vegans Team

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