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  1. Poll: Re: How has the change to a vegan diet affected you?

    Stick with it; you're doing great and you will feel better! Right now your body is adjusting to the positive changes it is experiencing and also releasing old toxins; that's why you feel weak....
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    Poll: Iron deficiancy question

    Hello, I have been a vegan for 2 years and for the past several months (maybe as long as a year) I have been craving ice. I looked this up online and read that this sometimes indicates a lack of iron...
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    Re: Which State in the USA?

    I live just outside of Minnepolis MN and we are expecting snow tomorrow....it's April 18th! Of the places I've visited, ,my ideal place to live would be Phoenix AZ, sigh....
    I've met a couple of...
  4. Poll: Re: How has the change to a vegan diet affected you?

    No more migraines! I used to get them weekly and they were terrible...horrible head pain and nausea to the point of vomiting. And then the dreaded "migraine-hangover" after sleeping the darn thing...
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    Re: People commenting about your weight

    I encounter this occasionally and like to reply that my doctor told me I was one of her healthiest patients and at a perfect weight. I've found this to shut people up and to also (hopefully) think...
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    Re: People commenting about your weight

    Hey good for you, Tishy! People can be so incredibly, appalling-ly rude. I just smile and offer a few health/nutrition facts and mention how great I feel now that I'm vegan. Then when I get home I...
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    Re: where do you draw the line

    I don't think you're neurotic at all; my husband is an omni and we use separate skillets, one for meat and one for vegan food. You're correct in that each person has to draw their own line. It's odd...
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    Re: Disillusioned with the animal movement

    So true! When I wear vegan/animal rights t-shirts people comment on them or ask me about them and then I get to explain! When I bring a delicious meal to work for lunch and people ask me what smells...
  9. Re: Favourite vegan sandwich filling / bread spread?

    I usually have an avocado and veganaise sandwich or sometimes I put guacamole onto a corn or flour tortilla and heat for a couple minutes in a skillet.
  10. Re: Do we really need to use toothbrushes/toothpaste/floss?

    Yay! No more bleeding gums. I love to floss my teeth and I love going to the dentist. There's just something about all that scraping and polishing....yeah, I'm weird. Don't even get me started on...
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    Re: People commenting about your weight

    Shame on them!
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    Re: People commenting about your weight

    I can't stand it when people make stupid comments like this. Last week my next door neighbor says, "You need to get some meat on your bones. You need to start eating meat again!" Yeah, right. This...
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    Re: Protein question

    Thanks for all the great info, you guys! I just love this message board because everyone on here is so cool, and really smart, too!
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    Protein question

    I was talking with my neighbor this weekend and he was saying that he had been a vegetarian for nearly ten years but began eating chicken again around a year ago. I asked him why and he said that he...
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    Re: Your personal vegan story

    Hey, good for you! I've been Vegan for about 6 months and I love it. Don't let the meat-eaters frazzle you. I was really surprised how quickly and totally my cravings for meat, sugar and junk food...
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    Poll: Re: What are your favorite herbs / spices ?

    Looooooove Cumin! Fresh garlic, fresh & dried parsley. I love cilantro in rice but not on salads.
  17. Poll: Re: Should euthanasia ever be considered for ailing pets?

    I chose other because I believe that as our pets' caregivers, it is our duty to recognize in our animals when euthanasia is a valid, compassionate choice. My darling dog Lucy become critically ill...
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    Re: Do we have better body odor?

    I used to work with a guy from Laos and he told me that when he first arrived in the US, a man walked by him in the airport that smelled so strongly of dairy, he nearly threw up. I have personally...
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    Re: Your personal vegan story

    A year and a half ago, I read Martha Grime's Biting the Moon and then Dakota. I began thinking hard about the truth regarding the factory farming industry. I soon lost my taste for meat and rarely...
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    Re: What are some of your favorite unexpected effects of your veganism?

    I didn't expect that my junk food cravings would absolutely disappear! I am still amazed that I no longer have powerful urges to eat fast food, junk food or sugar. I now find that fresh raw fruits...
  21. Re: Why weren't you vegan before you became vegan?

    Thank you!! I am so happy that I've changed my awful ways and I wish the whole world would go vegan. I get discouraged a lot by the things I see, hear and read regarding animal suffering but I try to...
  22. Re: Do we really need to use toothbrushes/toothpaste/floss?

    If you floss every day for a week, your gums should stop bleeding. I read that any blood when flossing is an indication of gum disease. I floss twice a day, pretty much every day; my mouth just feels...
  23. Re: Why weren't you vegan before you became vegan?

    I was dumb and oblivious. I was addicted to meat, fast food and junk food. When I think back on all the animal flesh and products I've eaten in my life, I'm sick. I could just cry, I'm so ashamed.
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    Re: where do you draw the line

    I donated and gave to friends my silk blouses, wool sweaters, and leather shoes. I still have a leather checkbook cover that I haven't replaced (with a photo of a wolf on it, from Defender's of...
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    Poll: Re: How long have you been vegan?

    oops
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    Poll: Re: How long have you been vegan?

    I've been vegan for about 6 months and I love it!
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