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Are DM vegan shoes less waterproof than the leather versions?

I have a pair of Dr Martens 1460 Vegan Black shoes. Every time I wear them in the (not really strong) rain, I get slightly wet feet quickly, mostly at the toes. Is this normal? Some years ago I had ...
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Do vegans need to consider reduction in angiogenesis?

Polyphenols play a role in the reduction of inflammatory angiogenesis during cancer treatments, primarily administered as part of a diet (Mediterranean). Do vegans, or people who follow other plant ...
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How to become vegan if I belong to sub-arctic region?

I want to become vegan but my environment doesn't allow me as I belong to Oymyakonsky district, Sakha Republic. We people of Oymyakonsky eat lot of meat and fish to keep ourselves warm and also ...
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Veganism vs prolonged fasting for cancer treatment

This article suggests that short term fasting helps fighting cancer by making cancer cells more vulnerable while at the same time making normal healthy cells even more resistant to stress, this can ...
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How should I address neglect when coworkers bring in non-vegan donuts?

I’m vegan and I work at a small office where it is common for people to bring in food to share. Sometimes I get lucky and receive consideration from the food-bringer, but in at least as many cases, I ...
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What are the highest protein sources for vegetarians/vegans?

One of the most frequent questions I am asked as a 30+ year vegetarian is, where do you get your protein? There seems to be a belief that the only source of protein is meat. What are the highest ...
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Is Vitamin A plentiful in cooked or raw vegetables?

I have been under word-of-mouth impression that while vitamin A is most replete in meats, a vegan who eats nutrient rich vegetables or sweet potatoes and carrots intakes their full share. However, the ...
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Are there any anti seizure meds suitable for vegans?

I know that it's not a good idea to seek medical advice here, but I just want to ask about whether or not the option even exists. If you would recommend something particular, I would definitely ...
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What are the OTHER benefits of blending, over eating whole fruits?

Please proffer OTHER kinds of benefit, not just health. Please don't repeat these three benefits that I identified. Eating whole fruits can trap morsels between teeth. Then I must floss, especially ...
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About suggestion of the American Dietetic Association for the vegetarian diets (testing their scientific accuracy )

I am in one social media forum, and someone is saying that the answer for the below question is not correct and is not scientific: Is it safe to raise babies and young children on a vegan diet? It is ...
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How can I Electric Power, Water Wash soiled fruits and vegetables?

I'm physically unable to wash sullied TOUGH-SKINNED fruits and vegetables, particularly ones just plucked from soil. I'm disabled, and I injured myself. The water pressure out of my faucets are TOO ...
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About possibility of changing the human diet to vegetarianism

In one online community I'm part of, there is someone who is saying that changing the human diet to vegetarianism is not possible and that it would take around 200 years of work for the world learn to ...
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What health reasons might prevent people from becoming vegan?

Often, people say something like "I'd love to be vegan, but I have low iron levels and a vegan diet would be unhealthy for me." I'm not a physician and I can't just say "I assure you, your iron ...
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Does nutritional yeast count as a food or supplement?

The RDA of B12 is 2.4 mcg in food. For supplements, which are not as well absorbed, the recommended dose is 5-10 mcg (and sometimes higher). So does nooch count as a supplement or food? (Please cite a ...
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Is there any rule of thumb for boiling vegetables so that essential nutrients are not destroyed?

Too much boiling (or frying) may destroy the necessary nutrients of vegetables. Is there any rule of thumb or guideline on how much time vegetables should be heated for?
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Cyanocobalamin and Methylcobalamin

I am a vegan living in India where the B12 supplements available only contain methylcobalamin and I am taking those. But I have read in Wikipedia and heard on YouTube that cyanocobalamin/...
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Is there a vegan alternative to Ovaltine?

I'm looking for something that shares Ovaltine's texture and taste, but that's vegan -- milk is the only bit that makes it not vegan, it looks like. Given the texture and the taste are two really ...
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Would the global economic system collapse if the vegetarian diet became popular?

I am in one social group and someone is saying, "the global economic system would collapse if the vegetarian diet became popular in the world." Is this true? Is there any information from ...
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What are some warm clothing options for vegans?

I’m unable to find vegan wool and I don’t like purchasing petroleum based products. What can I wear to keep warm?
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Is it ok for vegans to eat flour-based food?

Flour is produced out of grain. Grain is kept in silos. And it takes lots of effort to keep the silos safe from pests and rodents. So how is it considered vegan to eat food whose production requires ...
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How should we handle a situation where someone says that vegetarians shouldn't say that eating meat is unethical?

I am in one vegetarianism clubhouse where someone is saying that vegetarian groups say not to eat meat, but I like to eat meat once every week (flexitarian) and the vegetarians must not to say to me ...
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Is it safe to raise babies and young children on a vegan diet?

Are there any health concerns when it comes to raising babies and young children on a vegan diet? Are there any nutrients that their diet could be deficient in? Does breast feeding vs. formula make a ...
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Are vegans allowed to kill mice or beetles in their houses? Why or why not?

I was explaining the idea of being vegan to one of my friends and at the end of discussion I said “so we don’t harm any intelligent living thing which we are aware of“ so if we step on an ant which we ...
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Is there such thing as a vegan pregnancy test?

Some pregnancy tests (as far as I know most/all) use animal antibodies, called monoclonal antibodies. These antibodies are grown/farmed from animals, often mice or rabbits. Because these pregnancy ...
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Is it bad for your health to consume less than the recommended 0.8 g of protein per kg of body weight per day?

The official recommendations for daily protein intake for a person with moderate activity is about 0,8-0,9 g per kg of body weight, which comes to around 55-60 g per day for 70kg of corporal mass. I ...
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Non-Lethal Pest Deterrents in a Home Garden

tl;dr version - How can I keep away destructive insects from the garden, without harming them or pollinators? So first off, I'm torn between posting this here or the Gardening & Landscaping SE, ...
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What is a healthy seasoning powder for vegetarians?

Normally, I use mushroom powder, but now it is out of stock in my place (New Zealand). The alternative to me is MSG or other artificial seasoning powder but I know they are not good for my health. Is ...
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Is there a vegan or vegetarian instant noodles?

In Australia, but don't mind global suggestions. I have tried looking for some good noodles that are decent and are on the hot and spicy side of the flavour scale.
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What do you use instead of butter (on pancakes)?

I just recently started a vegan diet about a month ago. I've been enjoying several vegan pancake recipes, but I'm not sure what to use instead of butter for the topping? I know some margarines are ...
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Is eating lab-grown meat vegan?

Considering the technology advancement where you could have meat grown in a lab, would it be considered vegan (since it is not a animal product)? Would it depend whether the lab-grown meat was ...
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Vegan pest control in kitchens

There are various pest risks in kitchens, for instance ants, flies and cockroaches. Many countermeasures include killing the animals. What vegan methods of pest control are there?
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Are animals killed in the production of rexine?

Rexine is a material used widely as a substitute of leather. However, there is not much clarity on the materials used in its production. Sometimes, it is even referred to as "Artificial Leather". Does ...
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Are there vegan formula options for infants?

If I am unable to breastfeed and I want to avoid dairy-based products, what are my options for formula?
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What is the nutritional profile of A&W plant-based nuggets?

I know that nutrition and fast food are usually opposite concepts, but I'm still curious... A&W Canada recently added plant-based chicken nuggets to their menu (again!). I'm curious about their ...
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Which countries have the highest number of vegans?

Which countries have the highest number of vegans? And which has the highest percentage of vegans?
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How Long Have People Called Plant Milk "Milk"?

I have heard that cultures have called plant milks "milk" (Ex. Soy milk, almond milk) for thousands of years. Is this true? I would like a source to refer to.
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What is a good source of Vitamin B12 for a vegan?

My understanding is that Vitamin B12 is a vitamin that vegetarians and meat eaters get from animals and animal products; how can I obtain this vitamin as a vegan? Can I live without it safely?
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How accurate are Cowspiracy’s claims about the livestock industry?

The documentary movie "Cowspiracy" makes many claims about water footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and other environmental issues. How accurate are these claims? Have any of the ...
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Can pescetarians eat butter?

Can I eat butter? I can use olive oil in some dishes, but sometimes I need butter. I'm new to pescetarianism, so I still don't know all the rules.
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Can pescetarians eat gelatin?

I'm a pescetarian, and I accidentally took a gum not knowing that there was some beef gelatin in it. Am I allowed to do that?
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Recommendation list: pragmatic vegetarian/vegan cookbooks

There is a considerable amount of people that wish to become vegans/vegetarians for ethical/moral reasons but are not interested in becoming good cooks. Since living off processed food is not an ...
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Vitamin B12 and recommended daily amount

Some vitamin B12 supplements provide unusually large dosages. For instance, one product suggests one tablet a day and it provides 16,667% of the daily amount. If I'm not mistaken, that's 160x what you ...
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What set of vegetarian foods can fully replace the need for a meat diet?

I've seen this, this, this and this, but it doesn't answer my question. Reason for asking: I'm having digestive issues with eating meat, and I wish to switch to a vegetarian diet to see if it'd help. ...
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Boiling rice and split red lentils together

Usually I let the pressure cooker whistle 1 or 2 times when I cook rice alone and 3 to 4 times for lentils. I am not a complete vegan or even a complete vegetarian yet. I have been trying to eat vegan ...
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Are certification programs requiring/monitoring enough? And can activists pressure them into doing it right?

There are many strategies towards the minimization of the suffering of nonhuman animals; e.g., raising awareness, pressuring the legislative system into developing protective measures, using economic ...
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Is there a detailed, global history of vegetarianism and veganism available online?

I would like to know if there is any detailed, research-based history of vegetarianism and/or veganism available online. Ideally, I am looking for something global that avoids an ethnocentric ...
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Is Sodium oleate vegetarian and/or vegan?

I am wondering if Sodium Oleate is vegetarian and/or vegan. I found this article which might be about it, and I followed the links to this article, which says that Stearic acid is obtained from fats ...
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Vegan biscuits/snacks for dogs

I used to feed stray puppies Britannia's Marie Biscuits. After looking at the ingredients I saw that it contains milk and is not vegan. Does anyone know what other vegan biscuits/snacks I can feed ...
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Does any combination of a cereal and a legume provide the complete range of amino acids?

I have often heard people saying that any combination of a cereal (rice, wheat, maize, etc) and a legume (pulses, pea, gram, etc.) provides the complete range of amino acids. Is it true?
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How can I approximate the flavour of butter in savoury dishes?

I used to make dishes like risotto, for example, with dairy butter. Is there a vegan way to approximate that rich flavour? It would be awesome if I could do this with simple ingredients rather than ...

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