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    I'be god a colt

    ((pahhhhh-choooo!!!))

    What do you do when you've got a cold?
    At the moment I'm using my b/f's patented ice-in-towel head band to ease the headache...

    ((groans))
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    Mushroom stock

    Anyone know of a good one that's vegan?
    In NZ there is only one mushroom stock that I can find, and it's delicious, then we discovered we'd purchased it mistakenly and it actually had milk product...
  3. Re: Who knows of natural methods of controlling nausea after anaesthetic?

    still in saying that could be excellent for a person without reflux suffering post-operative nausea...
  4. Re: Who knows of natural methods of controlling nausea after anaesthetic?

    Unfortunately you're right it's very bad for reflux - you know your teas foxy.
    I ADORE peppermint tea. I am probably the most addictive person in the world and when I started on peppermint tea it...
  5. Re: Who knows of natural methods of controlling nausea after anaesthetic?

    I just read up on ginger and acidophilus as you suggested, through that link and was interested to see that ginger was known to neutralise stomach acids. This is interesting because I found it to...
  6. Re: Who knows of natural methods of controlling nausea after anaesthetic?

    Thank you very much for that, really awesome.

    I will be looking into this further. I'm also interested in mention of slippery elm as my doctor is great with me being vegan and recommends...
  7. Who knows of natural methods of controlling nausea after anaesthetic?

    I have just had surgery and obviously I am not keen on the somewhat cavalier cocktail of medications supplied to me for post-operative control of symptoms. #1 because of the compassionate aspect...
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    Re: Thyroid issues

    Nope, just the thyroglossal duct and the cyst. Apparently its a congenital birth defect for me to even HAVE a thyroglossal duct and rare for a cyst to show up in someone over 20.

    I'll be glad to...
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    Do you believe in "detox?"

    Do you believe that when someone goes on a "detox diet" that they go through a period of time of feeling crap before being restored to optimum health?

    Have you experienced this personally? If so,...
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    Re: Thyroid issues

    Thanks, yes, we checked all of those except the iodine and I have to go into surgery soon to have the cyst removed. : ) Very much appreciate you input!

    Jess
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    Re: Thyroid issues

    Well - correction. Had the ultrasound looks like it is a thyroglossal duct cyst. Thanks for your post anyway, dunno why I'm nauseous, I guess more test are in order!
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    Re: Thyroid issues

    That is very, very helpful thank you so much.

    I am having a similar experience (ultrasound tomorrow morning on neck) and am very much not wanting to go on the rollercoaster ride of treatment that...
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    Re: Thyroid issues

    p.s. to the best of your knowledge, did anything cause your thyroid problem?

    (I'm wondering if there's some behaviour that I can change... if need be)
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    Thyroid issues

    Hey there

    Anyone have any experience with thyroid issues?

    I seem to have an inflammed, painful thyroid (and have all the side effects, nausea, fatigue and muddled brain) and I'm wondering if...
  15. Thread: Acid Reflux

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    Re: Acid Reflux

    Me too, this has been a terrible problem for me, I dont drink or eat capsicum, onion, garlic or tomato, I never drink oj, tea, coffee or fizzies, and avoid soy which upsets my stomach, however...
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    B12 occurs naturally in rainwater?

    I was reading Ripley's Believe it or Not - Bizarre Facts and it said that vitamin B12 occurs naturally in rain water.

    Can anyone confirm this?
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    Re: what do pregnant vegans eat?

    That's very similar to my experience also.
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    Re: Human Faeces

    I also think that anything fertalised with faeces and not washed properly would harbour great potential to carry hazardous bacteria.
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infections

    Wow, thanks everyone for those helpful comments.

    Yes I tried cranberry and BLURGGHHH! Quite tart flavoured, how do you drink it? I mixed it with apple and pineapple juice but boy it's strong! I...
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infections

    I will try that with the cranberry, mixing it up... ((thumbsup))

    >>> Soy yoghurt?

    I've never been prone to them before. Let's hope I'm not going to be prone to them long term...
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infections

    Hmmmm, yes, I might just try going without for a few days and just use the traditional hot water and nothing-but-love option.

    Thanks for that Tigerlily
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infections

    Oh apologies, I'm repeating myself now - sorry about that!
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infections

    This is a more traditional "soap" soap. With no animal products but much like old fashioned, cheap, supermarket soap.
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infections

    Yes, but only a very gentle, downward swish, usually I soap my hand first, then the hand over the girl bits.

    Also, down and away with any touching in that region.

    I have changed soaps though -...
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infections

    Thanks wildflower, my poor bod has gone through some BIG changes recently and whilst I feel they are for the best, I am struggling.

    1) Went vegan
    2) Got reflux even worse than before so cut out...
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infections

    Thanks Juice!

    I have heard that cranberry juice was good - however I also have reflux and I'm worried about how the cranberry will effect my stomach with high acidity. Also, given you usually take...
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    Urinary Tract Infections

    Any advice? Seem to be getting these frequently.

    Always do go to the bathroom after making love, very conscious of cleanliness and handwashing, no smoking, drinking, coffee, tea, orange juice...
  28. Thread: Seedney

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    Re: Seedney

    That sounds excellent, thanks for that guys! I will look at the fundage when I get there and see about taking them all out to eat vegan.

    I know pops hasn't seen me for two years so I reckon he'll...
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    Re: Seedney

    What a briliant response, thank you.

    I will check out the link and study some of those locations with a map when I get there so I can get on the train and check them out.

    I see much good...
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    Seedney

    Going to Sydney in a couple o' weeks to see the old man and his missus.

    Who can recommend a few good places to get vegan goodies? Want to hook up with some Tofutti stuff 'cause everyone reckons...
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    Re: Vegan Sour Cream

    Ooh plus, soy upsets my tum.

    I have a little cheezly but by and large my stomach bloats and I get chronic morning tremor when I eat soy (just like I used to when I ate dairy, back in the day)......
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    Re: Vegan Sour Cream

    No Tofutti importer in NZ. I've heard it's good and I'm going to Aussie in 2 weeks so I'll pick up a whole bunch there for me and me vegan m8's.

    :D

    Maybe I could sell it on Trade Me (NZ's...
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    Vegan Sour Cream

    I LOVE chilli beans on nacho chips. But alas, soy sour cream is blarrrghhh... not appealing to me.

    I invented this last night:

    Vegan Sour Cream
    1 Avocado
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1/4 cup of coconut...
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    Re: Vegetable Bake

    How cool is that.
    Cheers Jane!
    I will have lot of fun with that!
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    Re: Vegetable Bake

    Or even, a good neatloaf recipe. Nyummy....
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    Vegetable Bake

    Hey all

    Looking for a vege bake, something I can modify to put brocolli, portabello mushrooms, and corgette in. Have a few lentils, chickpeas and black beans etc handy as well if need be...
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    Re: Animals Going to Heaven

    I'm always fascinated that some people claim to have such specific knowledge of what happens after we die. I feel that belief systems which encourage a belief in projecting the "bad" outside of...
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    Re: New vegan travelling... help!

    If you were diabetic they'd have to make some allowances and although this an ethical decision rather than a health related one it still deserves respect. You might be able to quietly talk to the...
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    Re: New vegan travelling... help!

    I'm not from that area but I have to say good on you for thinking and planning ahead - maybe you could take some tinned fruit as well, like pineapple or something and make home-made biscuits for the...
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