Iodine is an element which is essential in the human body for the production of thyroid hormones. Our bodies cannot make it, so we need to make sure we get it in our diet. Firstly, let me tell you about the thyroid gland. It's a small gland which sits at the front of the neck,… Continue reading Iodine
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
We all know that no medication is truly 'vegan'. In the UK, medications have to be tested on animals, by law, before they can be given to humans. So nothing drug-based that we take for our health will ever be vegan in the true sense of the word. But wouldn't it be nice to know… Continue reading ‘Vegan’ pain killers – What can you take?
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?