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  1. Forest Nymph

    Raising baby vegan? Healthy eating habits?

    I hate Unnatural Vegan as an activist with a purple passion, but I think she's a great vegan mom at least. I think she has a good handle on how to feed children a healthy vegan diet without hints of orthorexia or woo woo. You might want to search her videos on vegan babies and pregnancy on...
  2. Forest Nymph

    Joints Aching

    I would guess it's the exercise. Maybe walk on a smoother terrain or stay away from the staircases at least. Even hiking up an uneven hill is easier on your joints than a lot of stairs. While I think it's possible for people with excessively low-fat plant-based diets to get joint pain, I'm...
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    Vegan shoes

    I'm sorry to hear that. I love these shoes and so does a colleague at my university (which is where I learned about them) - they beat the crap out of "Chinese shoes" which I think are super cute and are vegan, but they fall apart in less than a year unless you hardly ever wear them. I have a...
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    UK Is it moral to do good deeds without my parents’ permission?

    Shyvas actually has a good point. If it is their money then of course they do have a say, you can't exactly use your parent's money for bills or shopping or savings to donate, that isn't good for anyone (including you).
  5. Forest Nymph

    Vegan shoes

    They're extremely comfortable. I tend to walk a minimum of 2 miles a day, averaging 4-5 miles pre-Covid, and up to around 8 miles. If you have particular issues with your feet, you could easily add an orthopedic insole.
  6. Forest Nymph

    Vegan shoes

    I am not sure if I posted this before but I love JBU by Jambu. There are an extremely comfortable walking shoe that also looks casually "dressy" (good enough for either doing business or going on a low-key date) for women. They can easily be worn with slacks or a modest skirt, and have a Mary...
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    UK Is it moral to do good deeds without my parents’ permission?

    Since you are an adult, yes. Even if you weren't yet an adult, doing the right thing is always right.
  8. Forest Nymph

    Good & bad news! China will be eating less cat & dog meat

    I totally agree with your general message. When people start to say things to me like "But China...." I always talk about per capita. It boggles my mind how many people ignore per capita in considering scientific problems with animal agriculture, fossil fuels, and even COVID-19. Absolutely...
  9. Forest Nymph

    Good & bad news! China will be eating less cat & dog meat

    Thank you for this info. But that's per person. Because their population is so large, it's still a problem and overall their meat consumption is larger than ours. For example, someone in a particular province may find it culturally normative to be mostly plant-based, with only a little animal...
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    Good & bad news! China will be eating less cat & dog meat

    The traditional Chinese diet included red meat a mere average of once a month (or less). All of this is largely Western influence, though I do know pig farming in Asia isn't exactly new or different. Stats show the Chinese only matching and exceeding US meat consumption in the 1990s. As...
  11. Forest Nymph

    Most Moving Vegan Movie/Documentary

    Global warming and loss of wildlife is extremely disturbing to some people.
  12. Forest Nymph

    Most Moving Vegan Movie/Documentary

    The documentary that made me want to go fully vegan was Cowspiracy. I watched Forks Over Knives before that, and thought it was pretty gross, but didn't think it concerned me because I was vegetarian and even before that avoided "red meat" like the plague as a young person, was pretty much...
  13. Forest Nymph

    Taco Bell removes 7 Layer Burrito from menu

    I think it's weird that they removed the 7 layer burrito AND tostada even though they recently added a vegetarian menu? Taco Bell is still customizable (even through DoorDash on-line) and is the most widely known fast food taco chain. I'm not sure that Del Taco even exists outside of California...
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    Crazy thought

    Well eating animals is linked to many contagious diseases - including COVID. You can add tuberculosis, bird flu, swine flu, Ebola, HIV, and the common cold to that list. Zoonosis is a terrible thing, and doesn't just mean food poisoning or getting malaria from a mosquito. If one believes in...
  15. Forest Nymph

    World Plant Milk Day

    I can say a new plant milk I tried this year that is absolutely amazing is Chobani Vanilla Oat milk.
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    Health problems since becoming vegan

    I think I might have had a mild case of coronavirus in February. I had fatigue, mild congestion, a dry cough, and shortness of breath from normal walking. My fever was low-grade (about 99, which might be a little high for me, but still under what most doctors look at for a serious illness). My...
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    Why are You Vegan-Plant Based V Love of Animals?

    Not really, but I never liked meat other than fish, even as a child there were showdowns with my family over an untouched hamburger or a chicken leg I was grossed out by because I thought the veins looked like worms. Gristle made me gag, and I never really understood the point of ham and...
  18. Forest Nymph

    Teaching Kids Love for Animals

    I am still teaching the Gen Z childs about life with animals. Despite any jokes or destractions, I am doing this. My point of saying these things, without the pandemic wine, I am teaching our children. I am happy and I am free, I teach children. About animals. That is my job. Hallelujah.
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    Teaching Kids Love for Animals

    No. I just had my first wine in three weeks and decided to come here and post. I was never dead, I actually do much better when I stay away from this place, and social media in general. Cutting down on drinking and social media is partly to blame for absences here, and just a life revelation...
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    Teaching Kids Love for Animals

    What if I have to comfort people's kids? At least two of my high school best friends are nurses. What if one of them dies? One is fat she always has been, what if I have to comfort her kids? I knew your mom in her late teens and early twenties. I love you because I loved her. What if Nurse Sarah...