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    Re: How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    I think the point he made in the book was that he THOUGHT he ate a healthy diet, so there must be others who also THINK they eat a healthy diet that could be affected. He didn't claim that being a...
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    Re: Veganism is NOT a diet

    I agree with you, and looking back at my post I didn't explain myself properly. I suppose what I mean is that being fully vegan involves following a vegan diet, not wearing leather, etc. But lots of...
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    Re: Veganism is NOT a diet

    To many people, veganism is just a diet. Your beliefs may be different, but I think it's wrong to impose them on other people. We're all individuals, and all unique. You don't "own" veganism, so have...
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    Re: How Common is Osteoporosis in Vegans?

    I read the book, but it mostly talks about his test results and doesn't really mention too much about his diet, other than he thought he ate a healthy diet. It's an interesting read, but maybe needs...
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    Re: Weight loss issue on vegan diet

    I don't think that's true unless you're continuing to lose weight. You might lose weight initially, and then settle at your ideal weight. Your ideal weight being what your body thinks is right, and...
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    How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    Just read a book called Vegan Diet Shock, in which the author is vegan but has osteoporosis. This has got me wondering how common this is in vegans, or whether his case is an exception. As we don't...
  7. Re: Do vegans need supplements? Do you take any? Which do you take?

    It's not just in Europe. I read a report recently that 20% of women in Bangkok are deficient in Vitamin D. Possibly down to the fact that many in Thailand like to have white skin, so never go out in...
  8. Re: Do vegans need supplements? Do you take any? Which do you take?

    I think it's important to get tested before taking supplements. If you take them without needing them, then you could be doing more harm than good. Not so much a problem with water-soluble vitamins,...
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