Iodine

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

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

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?