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Why You Don't Need Dairy: The Impact of Dairy on Health

By Juliet Gellatley

The impact of dairy on our health and animal welfare; and easy sources of calcium.

Take a deep breath, sit back and relax. What I’m about to say may shake a few entrenched beliefs but stay with me. It’ll be worth it!

About Juliet

In 1994, Juliet Gellatley founded Viva! – a vibrant, campaigning group with a health and nutrition arm, Viva!Health. Viva! is the biggest vegan organisation in Europe. Over the past 25 years, Juliet has created and launched numerous campaigns fighting against animal cruelty and written several reports and guides, including Vegetarian & Vegan Mother & Baby Guide; Healthy Veggie Kids and Nutrition in a Nutshell, as well as books that include the Silent Ark, Born to be Wild and the Livewire Guide to Going, Being & Staying Veggie. She has given hundreds of talks and media interviews on all aspects of veganism. Juliet created The Incredible Vegan Show (which tours the UK) and National Vegetarian Week. Juliet is a qualified nutritional therapist and has a degree in zoology and psychology and diplomas in direct marketing and nutritional therapy.


About Viva!

Viva! is a vivacious, vibrant campaigning charity that fights animal cruelty and slaughter. We have worked for many years on the ground-breaking White Lies campaign. We expose the impact dairy has by investigating major players in the industry and researching the science on how milk affects our health. Viva! also loves helping people to take the step to a healthy, humane diet and so has wonderful, inspirational but, most of all, useful resources, from the L Plate Vegan to www.viva.org.uk/30dayvegan

More on being dairy-free

White Lies: a scientific report on the impact of dairy on our health; updated and referenced

Dark Side of Dairy: a report on the welfare of cows and their calves in the dairy industry; updated and referenced

Everyone’s Going Dairy-Free: an easy-to-read shopping, food tips and delicious recipe guide

All at www.whitelies.org.uk

Thank you…

…to my fine colleagues and friends, Dr Justine Butler and Veronika Powell, for their excellent research on dairy. To our investigators – brave souls, you know who you are! Tony Wardle for patient editing!