I'm Brian Jacobs. I'm a long term vegan, and I'm the owner of the Vegan London website.
My day job is hypnotherapist, and in that capacity I help people break long term habits and addictions such as nail-biting, smoking, recreation drug addiction, gambling, and food addictions.
Because I want to help people go vegan and stay vegan, in support of Veganuary I am offering free hypnotherapy sessions to anyone wanting help removing meat and dairy from their diet.
Hypnosis is a natural state that everyone can be guided into, whereby you sit in a chair with your eyes closed and you'll be very relaxed yet aware of what's going on. Although it's very safe, I do not work with those who have epilepsy unless they have a referral from their doctor.
If you'd like more information please do get in touch. See http://www.hypnoticsolutions.co.uk/go-vegan.html
Oh, and for help with other issues, just quote 'Veganuary' and you'll get 10% off the normal session price in January 2018
I'll also have a stall at Vegan Life Live and will be giving a talk "Tips To Help You Go Vegan and Stay Vegan". Do pop by and say hello.
Yesterday (Sunday) we joined the London Vegan Meetup group for a trip to Greenwich.
We arrived at the Cutty Sark DLR station and our first stop was to visit My Detox Diet, a therapy shop selling vegan salads and cakes. It was freezing cold and drizzling outside so I decided so purchase the green pea soup to warm me up. The soup tasted great - it was just a pity there was no was nowhere inside to sit and have it. Julie had the lentil burger which she said also tasted great. The vegan cakes on display looked amazing, but I wanted to save myself for the other vegan delights of Greenwich. The shop is open til 5pm on Sunday and I went back later to purchase some pear cake to take-away.
Across the road from My Detox Diet is Greenwich Market, a covered market consisting of a mixture of food stalls and craft stalls. The four vegan food stalls were all clumped together.
The Ethiopian Stall was labelled as vegetarian but as far as we could see all the food was suitable for vegans. They had a selection of hot dishes as well as injera bread.
Some of the group went to Greenwich's Pie and Mash shop which sells a vegan pie, but we felt we wanted to support the vegan stalls in the market.
I would also mention Greenlands Health Foods which is located at the side of the market and which sells a range of foods and snacks suitable for vegans.
Unfortunately the weather was miserable and there was no where in the market to sit down. Apart from that it was great to see so many vegan friendly places so close to each other. No doubt we will go back to Greenwich when the weather is better and also have a chance to visit some of the tourist attractions such as the Cutty Sark and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.