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A Healthy Vegan Pregnancy

As we all know, maintaining a healthy balance of nutrients with a vegan diet is perfectly practicable with a little planning, and this is no different in pregnancy. In fact, last year, the British Dietetic Association confirmed that a vegan diet can be healthy for people of all ages, including during pregnancy. Pregnancy puts any… Continue reading A Healthy Vegan Pregnancy

Medication-free Pain Relief

Last year I wrote about finding pain relief that doesn't contain animal products, but as we know, no medication is completely vegan due to animal testing laws. That got me thinking about medication-free pain relief. Whilst I believe that we sometimes have to take medication, I'm a huge advocate treatments that don't rely on pharmaceuticals.… Continue reading Medication-free Pain Relief

Keeping Those Vegan Bones Healthy

Today I decided to write about calcium. Usually my blogs stem from questions I see on the Vegan forums, but this is one that I decided to research for myself, as I'm sure I've not been getting enough calcium since I turned vegan. For those of you who don't know much about calcium, I'll tell… Continue reading Keeping Those Vegan Bones Healthy

Vegan Contraception

I've seen a few queries over the last week about contraceptive options for vegans. So I did a bit of digging and came up with a few ideas. As with any medication, contraceptives will be tested on animals, so not truly vegan. To make matters worse, most contraceptive pills contain lactose. In fact, I couldn't… Continue reading Vegan Contraception

What is Anaemia and how do Vegans avoid it?

There are a few nutrients and deficiencies that seem to cause vegans more concern than others. I covered one biggie, B12, last week, and today I want to write about Anaemia. This describes the state of low haemoglobin levels in the blood. But what is haemaglobin? Haemaglobin, shortened to Hb, is a protein found in… Continue reading What is Anaemia and how do Vegans avoid it?