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    Re: Calcium Levels

    Hi! I was just reading an article the other day about how taking too much vitamin D supplements can cause hypercalcaemia. Do you take vitamin D? From what I read taking vitamin D causes you to absorb...
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    Re: Minimum required fats?

    Hi,

    If you do a search for "fat intake calculator" they have calculators where you type in your height and weight, and it tells you how many grams of fat you should be getting every day.
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    Re: Animal Rights Petition - Please Sign!

    Hi, is this petition still on there? I went to sign it and can't find it after doing a search for animal cruelty..
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    Re: Animal charities

    Farm Sanctuary and Mercy for Animals... Farm Sanctuary is in NY and CA and it's a sanctuary for all kinds of rescued farm animals who have been abused or abandoned.. Mercy for Animals does the...
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    Re: Chicken Empathy

    Ok will let you know! Thanks for sharing the pictures! :)
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    Re: Chicken Empathy

    Awwww... so sweet :) The video of Chloe sunbathing was adorable.. so sad though how they look in the beginning pictures but you can tell they look better in the last ones. It was so cute to see her...
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    Re: Chicken Empathy

    That is really great you were able to rescue them! That's adorable that they all know their names.. do you have any pictures to post? How did you end up rescuing them?
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    Re: Affluence and meat-eating

    I am wondering though, if a person becomes vegetarian/vegan for health reasons at the beginning, would they not eventually, from looking up vegan recipes, vegan or vegetarian health articles etc,...
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    Re: Affluence and meat-eating

    I'd say the best messenger would be someone who is knowledgeable about health and is a former meat eater who can understand what it's like to have had meat as a main part of diet BUT can get the...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    the soft pretzel with mustard sounds delicious!!

    Breakfast: cereal with almond milk

    Lunch: homemade hummus on a pita with lettuce and tomato

    Dinner: refried beans on a whole wheat tortilla,...
  11. Re: Does man really need to possess pets or can we just leave the animals alone?

    ^ where i live we also have the ex grayhounds that race, they have groups that bring them in to the chain pet stores (ones that don't sell dogs or cats) on certain days, like they'll have a grayhound...
  12. Re: Does man really need to possess pets or can we just leave the animals alone?

    I'm probably getting off topic here, but just some ideas i had:

    That's good that you have a lot of the special breed rescues, we have have some of those over here too.. I used to volunteer at a...
  13. Re: Want to go vegan, but in recovery from anorexia.

    Hi :)

    I'm not sure about the eating disorder aspect either, but as long as you are eating enough calories, protein, good fats, etc. every day I'd think it would be okay?

    I think it would be a...
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    Re: Where does veganism start and end.

    Good point, if we don't buy the vegan products are the regular stores they won't stock them..
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    I have to say I disagree, I definitely get fullfillment from my animals. I am not trying to have a "cop out" from human interaction, I love being around other humans but I also love being around...
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    Re: Where does veganism start and end.

    I think its a personal decision, I don't like to support proctor and gamble either even when they have an eco friendly product because i'd rather support a company that only sells eco friendly...
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    What about people who don't bring their animals to shelters but instead just leave them tied up outside in the rain and the cold and don't feed them? Or people who get caught fighting dogs? If it...
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    Re: zoos

    I agree. If you go to the sanctuary you tell her that you're going somewhere much more fun than the zoo was and that you can actually pet the animals instead of just looking at them, would she be...
  19. Re: Does man really need to possess pets or can we just leave the animals alone?

    Blackbow, don't worry.. I think the most important thing is to give him a good life :)
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    I think it depends on the person.. I had a guinea pig when I was younger, who I got from someone who couldn't care for it anymore, and I let it out and played with it ALL THE TIME... i LOVED my...
  21. Re: Does man really need to possess pets or can we just leave the animals alone?

    I think if you truly want a pet because it is going to be your companion, and you treat it and take care of it the very best you can, then I don't see a problem with it. I do see a problem with...
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    Re: Amazing cure from going vegan!

    Firestorm, I wasn't meaning you at ALL when I wrote that :( ... you're always really friendly and I wasn't directing that towards you at all, I was replying to what CoolCat was saying in the post...
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    Re: Amazing cure from going vegan!

    I understand what you're saying, but I didn't get the feeling that the poster was making big claims that all people suffering from her heath issue would be cured by a vegan diet. My feeling is that...
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    Re: Amazing cure from going vegan!

    Cool cat, IMO there doesn't have to be studies done in order for something to be a cure. As Firestorm said, obviously we're not talking about things like cancer, aids, etc... and we're assuming...
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    Re: Amazing cure from going vegan!

    I don't see anything wrong with a person changing their diet and seeing if that helps cure a medical condition, as long as you're not suddenly going off required medication or anything like that......
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    Re: Crazy cravings

    Have you tried some fake chicken nuggets?? Would that do the trick??

    You might find that although you crave it, if you actually ATE it, you might find it gross. This happened to me when I was...
  27. Re: Ideas for a healthy and energizing vegan lunch

    How about a bean and rice burrito with vegan cheese? or refried beans? with an avocado on the side.. french fries... vegan pizza with daiya cheese.. as someone else mentioned, falafel is pretty...
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    Re: meat in the intestine

    Hi, :)

    Have no idea about the intestine question but regarding weight gain....I tend to have the same problem as you and I actually gained a few pounds when I changed my diet because all of the...
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    Re: Pictures of good vegan food you've eaten!

    That sounds delicious I'm definitely gonna try that... thanks! I'm gonna try both recipes :)
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    Re: Pictures of good vegan food you've eaten!

    Sounds delicious, I think I might try that one!! Thanks very much! Can you tell me what you put in the 2 cheese panini? I can't tell from the pictures..
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    Re: Pictures of good vegan food you've eaten!

    Firestorm,

    Where do you get all your recipes from? Everything looks really delicious.

    What do you put in the 2 cheese panini and what was that pasta with peas and cheese on top on the...
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    Re: Brain function/cognition?

    Hi,

    I agree with Harpy, definitely make sure you're getting enough calories each day, and also make sure you're getting enough protein and good fats in your diet too. Nuts, nut butters, olive oil,...
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    This is great information here!.. i too have had a nutritionist recommend 1000 mcg daily, but like you said he was an owner of a shop that sells it. I used to take between 100-250 mcg a day, and felt...
  34. Re: French parents not following doctor's advice face trial after baby dies

    It would be a bad situation for ANY baby, vegan or not, if it has pneumonia or bronchitis, and the parents don't take the baby to get medical care....
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    Re: What about the farmers???

    Wow 10% of the meat eaters diet being meat!!!! Out of the meat eaters in my life, (including myself in the past) their diets are probably 2/3 to 1/2 meat.. like the typical meal being 1 meat serving...
  36. Re: Do vegans need supplements? Do you take any?

    It doesn't sound you really take a lot, actually to me it sounds really good ... the flax seed, DHA and kelp aren't really synthetic vitamins like a multi would be... and I agree with you that the...
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    Re: What about the farmers???

    If it were a Vegan Utopia I'm thinking there would be plenty of jobs for farmers, just different ones.. more vegetables to grow.. more vegan processed foods.. vegan restaurants, shoes, clothing.. as...
  38. Re: Both mum & I are transitioning, but seeing things differently; help please!

    Hi,
    I can see both sides.. after awhile of me not eating meat, looking at or smelling meat cooking just started to really gross me out, so I can see how after watching the video she may have been...
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    Re: Opinions on Semi-Fruitarian Diet?

    Are you making sure that you get enough calories, fats, protein, etc? I think that would be the main thing for concern..
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    Re: Bill Clinton, the President of the World has gone vegan!

    Thanks for pointing out the sources of omega 3.. I'm glad I saw this post because I know I don't get enough of those and after seeing that I looked up some vegan food sources like walnuts and will...
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