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How going vegan can make you more creative

MAIN-STREET-VEGAN-COVERI’m very excited to report that I have a guest post on my friend and mentor Victoria Moran’s blog today!

When I went vegan in April 2011, I began the most joyfully creative phase of my life so far. I’m a novelist, and I used to have frustrating “trough periods” in between books—but since that spring I’ve written three novels in three years and the ideas (great ideas!) keep on coming. So if a fellow artist talks about feeling blocked, I share my “vegan conversion” story and ask if they’ve ever considered a connection between diet and creative output.

There is significant scientific research to indicate that a diet heavy in animal protein contributes to plaque buildup in the brain—read The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, if you haven’t already—but the psychological changes that occur after switching to a plant-based diet are much more immediate and recognizable. Here are some thoughts on how and why going vegan can make you more creative…  (read more)


4 Comments to How going vegan can make you more creative

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    July 9, 2014 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Did you experience a similar phenomenon when you went vegetarian? Or do you think you were still ingesting too much animal protein?

  2. June 6, 2018 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Yes! I had a wonderfully creative period when I was vegan for three months. The ideas just flowed so readily. I have just recently returned to plant-based eating, and already the ideas are flowing and the clarity is so much stronger to filter out the noise.

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.