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Victoria Moran

In the early 1980s, Victoria Moran was a student at North Central College, Naperville, Illinois, where she earned a Richter Fellowship for Foreign Study. She opted to research vegans in the UK, and the resultant paper became Compassion the Ultimate Ethic, the first book on vegan philosophy and practice ever to come from an actual publishing house, and the first of Victoria’s twelve books. In the decades since, she’s raised a vegan daughter, maintained a 60+-pound weight loss, spoken for nearly 500 audiences, and authored twelve books. These include Creating a Charmed Life (200,000 North American sales plus translations into 30 languages); Shelter for the Spirit and Lit from Within, both of which earned her two guest spots on the Oprah Winfrey show; the plant-based weight loss classic The Love-Powered Diet; and 2012’s Main Street Vegan, praised by Moby, Ellen Degeneres, Russell Simmons, and Michael Moore, and touted by VegNews magazine as “the vegan Bible.” Her newest book, The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion, was published in May of 2015 by RandomHousePenguin, with endorsements from Kris Carr, Joel Fuhrman, MD, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Joel Kahn, MD, Jivamukti Yoga founder Sharon Gannon, and Neal Barnard, MD.

Victoria has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and hundreds of other radio and television programs. She hosts the weekly Main Street Vegan radio show/podcast on Unity Online Radio, recipient of a Vegan Media Outlet of the Year 2015 Award. Moran has written for publications including Vegetarian Times, VegNews, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, and The Huffington Post. She holds the T. Colin Campbell Foundation/eCornell certificate in plant-based nutrition, and is a certified holistic health counselor (CHHC, AADP); Victoria is also the founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy, a 6-day intensive that brings vegans from around the globe to New York City for training and certification as Vegan Lifestyle Coach/Educators.

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