Is Your Medicine Vegan? Probably Not

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Is Your Medicine Vegan? Probably Not by ELIZA BARCLAY  Thanks to NPR March 15, 2013 6:42 PM Enlarge image Heparin is an anticoagulant and the prescription version is made from pig, raising concerns for vegans. Rob Kim/Landov Go looking for animal products, and apparently you will find them everywhere. That’s the takeaway from the book Veganissimo A to Z, recently translated into English for the first time. What’s veganissimo? It’s veganism of the highest order, according to the German authors Reuben Proctor and Lars Thomsen, who call themselves “professional vegans.” (Is veganism a healthful way to eat? Sorry, we’re not going there in this … Read More

Why all of the milk industry's health claims have been proven wrong

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AlterNet / By Martha Rosenberg 171 COMMENTS Got Propaganda? Why All of the Milk Industry’s Health Claims Have Been Proven Wrong Marketers have been trying desperately for over a decade to increase the public’s consumption of milk, but they keep failing. Here’s why. March 12, 2012  | Photo Credit: Eskemar via Shutterstock LIKE THIS ARTICLE ? Join our mailing list: Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email. Selling milk looks easy and even fun when you see the celebrity milk-mustache ads. “Got Milk?” ads may be the most recognizable and spoofed of all ad … Read More

Should a 12 year old be a vegan?

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I answered this question posted on ivu-veg: Send an email to this link to subscribe to ivu-veg: ivu-veg-news-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. My 12 year old wants to become a vegetarian. How can I support her but ensure she is getting proper nutrition? My response: A vegan diet is better not worse for a 12 year old. The only things to remember: Get B-12. Put the B-12 dots under your tongue once a week. Also buy nutritional yeast, which tastes very cheesy.   Most meat eaters are deficient in B-12. Also, buy flax seeds and flax oil, or hemp oil. We all need Omega … Read More