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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    I've stopped my tablets. I've switched to just getting out more and more selective application of sunscreen (it is essential for around these parts, though). My levels are still technically...
  2. Neal Barnard "The get healthy, go vegan cookbook"

    I just picked up Neal Barnard's "The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook." I'm really excited as the recipes look really simple and inexpensive. I was just wondering if anyone had also read it or other...
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    Re: Weight reduction advice

    Yup! Co-sign.:lol2:

    I'm sort of trying to lose weight. I've put a bit on in the last few years due to medical business and my satiety is really out of whack. It isn't at a point where it's a...
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    Re: Newly Married with Culture Differences

    Thank you Leedsveg !
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    Re: Newly Married with Culture Differences

    Thanks Barry!
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    Re: Melbourne Vegans

    Oh hi! :thumbsup: Good to hear there's more than one Victorian in these interwebs!
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Went out to a cheap and cheerful Italian place with my brother. Had a big bowl of veggie penne with mushroom, celery, tomato and other goodies. Then we popped over to Kmart and picked up some tasty...
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    Re: Newly Married with Culture Differences

    Mate, I don't think fear is a particularly great motivator. Pushing may be a mistake. In my own experience, people pushing and pawing at me to do something - wear X, watch Y, don't eat H, change T -...
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    Re: Melbourne Vegans

    Bumping this:
    Any Melbourne vegans around these parts? Anyone? Bueller?
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    Poll: Re: Favorite vegan milk alternatives

    It's the great divide in our household (besides meat and whatnot): Cow Ooze vs. Bean Juice!
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    Poll: Re: Favorite vegan milk alternatives

    Aussie Soy Lite. It's really beany (it's not made to taste like cow ooze). I also love Yenson's, but the lack of fortification rules it out for daily use!...
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    Poll: Re: What is your favourite brand of milk (non-soya?)

    gg
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    Re: Forks Over Knives

    I'm really looking forward to its release in Oz. But I have to say the mention of The Philippines as one of the low level meat-consuming Asian countries made me LOL. Hard.lol A family friend who...
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    Re: Quick breakfast thread!

    I've just started making porridge with quinoa. It's so quick and easy! I cook it with water, and then just add soy milk afterwards. Delicious.
  15. Thread: Vegan Omega-3

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    Re: Vegan Omega-3

    Hope I don't give anyone a "groundhog day"-esque feeling, but I was just wondering if my 2 tablespoons (actual spoons, not measuring spoons) of this* properly refrigerated flaxseed oil was enough...
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    Re: yet another "i want to lose weight thread"...(sorry)

    Wait, wouldn't failing to meet nutrition requirements result in failure to meet nutritional requirements? I'm not sure if m personally OK with eating less than my body physically needs. Kilojoules...
  17. Tips for picking up exercise without obsessing about it?

    Hi. Long time no type!

    Due to some changes in my medical situation over the last 2 years, I've gained some weight.* I've decided that I want to add to my routine (walking/public transporting...
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    Re: Vegan friendly restaurants in Australia

    I went to Vegie Hut for the first time last week. It was great and my omni SO was enthusiastic about the mock meat and veggies on offer. I have no idea where monkey head mushrooms have been all my...
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    Re: What did you eat for the first time today?

    Last week, I ate at a completely vego restaurant for the first time since going vegan. The monkey head mushroom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hericium_erinaceus) I ordered tasted more like chicken...
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    Update: My levels are fine. My endo said I should consider dropping my intake when summer rolls around. So now I'm just going for a blood test through my GP every 4 months or so.
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    Poll: Re: What's your Body Mass Index ?

    Indeed. Not to mention they shifted the parameters downward in the late 90's. People who were once "normal" are now "overweight." Previously "overweight" folks are now "obese."
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    Poll: Re: What's your Body Mass Index ?

    I would like another option:
    The BMI is hokum!
    http://www.preventdisease.com/news/articles/081806_bmi.shtml
    http://kateharding.net/faq/but-dont-you-realize-fat-is-unhealthy/
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    Re: If you accidentally buy non-vegan food

    This has happened twice to me recently. We bought lemon lime and bitters that turned out to have cochineal in it (it was listed as a number), and we bought the wrong brand of rice crackers by mistake...
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    Crud, I've done it again!

    I wasn't on vit. D before I was informed of my deficiency. In addition to that, my rather straight-laced endo just wasn't a fan of my new-fangled seaweed hippie calcium...
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    I wasn't taking any before the doctor prescibed them. Turns out that for the last few months, I've taking a tablet too many. I blame his handwriting and my fear of squishy bones!:D

    Sorry. I'm bad...
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    Went to the endocrinologist last week. I was at <10L. Now I'm at 91. Yay! Turns out I was overdoing the pills! I'm down to 2 a day. And I don't have any problems re. processing vitamin D or calcium.
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    Re: What are some of your favorite unexpected effects of your veganism?

    I'm sorry for your loss, CarrieBerry.
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    Re: What are some of your favorite unexpected effects of your veganism?

    I'm far more mindful about what I consume, in a way that goes beyond what I eat or issues relating to animal cruelty.

    I've begun monitoring the ingredients in my food, skin care, household...
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    Re: People commenting about your weight

    ^^A Shapely Prose fan on Vegan Forum? It's like all my interrnet hangouts are merging!
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    Re: Witty vegan comebacks / one-liners

    Ooh, I might get one of those - but I'm not sure my lack of utter skinniness would be seen as a good thing!
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    I'm sorry, I can't really help you. My vit D issues haven't affected my energy level. I hope things improve for you.
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    Re: I just ate the most delicious...

    Aussie Mite (yeast-y goodness) on toast, with tahini instead of marg - so tasty!
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    Poll: Re: How long have you been vegan?

    My second "anniversary" is on the 28th. Woot!
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    Thanks for the advice everyone! I've decided to take the pills my doctor prescribed at least until my next appointment. That way he'll know what I've been taking, exactly how much I've been taking...
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    Good idea!:) Thanks. Although, I'm not sure if any of my omni friends and family will take them, as they of course get all the nutrients they need without even trying, or even knowing how much of...
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    Well the supplements my endo man put me on are non-vegan, gosh darn it!:( Question is, what should I do with my existing supplements?
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    I have no problems getting sun here in Melbourne, it's the sun that has problems getting me!:D

    I spent some time looking up rickets and osteomalacia (the adult form of the condition) last night....
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    Well, I just got back from my endocrinologist. Turns out that shielding my easily-burned skin from the sun has brought me to the brink of rickets. I have the lowest vitamin D count he's seen in quite...
  39. Thread: Tired of food

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    Re: Tired of food

    I always keep some microwaveable (is that a word?) veggie burgers in the fridge in case of food fatigue.
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    Re: I Challenge You!

    I only recently started checking the funny little numbers (additives). Turns out the crackers I had just bought contained fish derivatives! I then switched to stuff with simple, letter-filled...
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