- Virpi Mikkonen, cookbook author and plant-based food blogger at Vanelja, recently announced her decision to eat meat and other animal products again.
- The Finnish entrepreneur said her decade of following a mostly vegan diet led to health concerns like a rash, period loss, and early menopause.
- After quitting veganism, she says, “I feel energetic, motivated. I’m sleeping better, the hot flushes, and aching in my body have stopped.”
Creating gorgeous and delicious healthy plant-based swaps for traditional comfort foods made Finnish blogger Virpi Mikkonen and her vegan food blog an overnight success. However, the vegan diet that launched her career also seemed to be making her sick.