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Vegan and the Flu: 2018 Edition

We are well into the 2017-2018 Flu Season.  Sometimes vegans avoid vaccines, including the flu vaccine, due to animal testing and ingredients.  Traditional flu vaccines are made with eggs.  For the last few years, there has been an egg-free vaccine, … Continue reading

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Is Daiya Still Vegan?

Last week, it was announced that Daiya Foods was being acquired by another company- Otsuka. I chuckled when I saw this news, knowing what it would mean when people found out what Otsuka is- a pharmaceutical company. That was going … Continue reading

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Professional Ethics Versus Personal Values

While taking a walk on yesterday’s beautiful afternoon, I listened to this week’s Our Hen House podcast.  Early in the episode was a discussion about a vegan art therapist named Lee Ann blogging at Avocados and Glitter who has looked … Continue reading

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Vegan and the Flu Shot: Update

Check out the 2018 Update! I am noticing that my flu shot post from last year has gotten really popular recently. We are in midst of flu season, so I suppose that shouldn’t be surprising! In case you are curious … Continue reading

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Paula Deen, Diabetes and You

By now you’ve probably heard the news: Paula Deen has Type II Diabetes. She’s had it for years, all while she’s been hawking her brand of fat and calorie laden nightmarish food. Okay, that’s not fair. Lots of people love … Continue reading

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Health at any size?

With tomorrow as the start of Vegan MoFo, I have one last health topic for you! The next 30 days are all about the food. 🙂 I just read an article about a study which concludes (among other things) that … Continue reading

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How can medical professionals help vegan families?

Big news today- the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the convictions of Jade Sanders and Lamont Thomas in conjunction with their son’s death. Their son, Crown Shakur, was 6 weeks old, and had been fed a diet of apple juice and … Continue reading

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A little more on Vitamin D

I was going through the VeganMoFo folder on Google Reader, and came across a post from a fellow vegan who mentioned having his or her vitamin D level tested and being advised by their doc to take 5000 IU vitamin … Continue reading

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Vitamin D, finally….

I was very bad in going back to have my blood drawn to have my vitamin D level checked. I was supposed to go back in mid-December, but didn’t go until last week. The good news is, my levels are … Continue reading

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Not more on Vitamin D…

Last update for a while, I promise. Getting liquid vitamin D2 for high dose therapy is not easy. Most pharmacies do not stock vitamin D liquid as a matter of course, so you’ll have to have them order it (or … Continue reading

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