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Methods that appear to be reliably vegan: Rhythm method (tracking menstrual cycle to avoid intercourse around ovulation) Withdrawal (avoiding ejaculation in/on the vagina) Sterilization (tubal ligation or vasectomy) A copper IUD (intrauterine device), although investigation into whether a particular company or IUD used animal testing would be advisable ...


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I was impressed by this panel of 8 vegan doctors explaining why they recommend that even vegans should receive a COVID-19 vaccine: https://youtu.be/GxzereyQPeQ?t=3250 They did not answer all of my questions and concerns (such as: if mice and macaques didn't exist, would these doctors similarly condone capturing random humans and testing on them without their ...


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Avoid colorants at all costs, many (if not most of them) are tested on animals. It's perfectly fine to use blandly colored drugs, it won't affect their effectiveness. Other than those: Gelatin: used in capsules, it's made of animal collagen. Beeswax: usually a filler. Stearic acid (and its derived stearates): it's a fatty acid fairly uncommon in vegetal ...


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Talk to your doctor/pharmacist. The medicines are often available in alternate forms, but it will depend on the specific medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe a different form, or the pharmacist may be able to supply the medicine with a non-gelatin capsule.


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Just got a call from a very nice woman at Northstar pharmaceuticals who informed me that both Deblitane and Sharobel contain "no animal derived ingredients, including shellfish". While she could not guarantee cross contamination did not occur, I'd say that's good enough for me. Incassia was also confirmed to be vegetarian; its magnesium stearate is from ...


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In about two weeks to three months, your cholesterol drops. The other part of the question is how long does it take cholesterol to drop to your goal amount. The amount of vegan sources of fat, especially saturated fat can keep your cholesterol levels from falling. ref: Oversaturated: A Guide to Conversations about Fats with Your Patients by Evan Allen


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Yes According to this abstract, the answer seems to be Yes (vegans are less susceptible to infectious diseases): Vegetarians have low rates of viral diseases. Vegetarians have less HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). This article mentions that vegetarians may have a lower risk of urinary tract infections. This article emphasizes the fact that a vegetarian diet ...


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Non-gelatine empty capsules can easily be found online for purchase in standard sizes. Filler racks and tampers (a tool for filling single or multiple capsules) are also readily available from popular online general retailers. This would allow for the contents of gelatine capsules to be transferred to non-gelatine capsules. Due to the nature of ...


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Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen treatment) does not require any anesthetic. Depending on the skin condition, your doctor may decide to apply this removal method. Before freezing the mole off, your doctor will evaluate how vascularized it is and may perform tests to determine if it is malignant. You will experience some stinging and some level of pain during ...


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Pharmacies in germany are forced by law to give you the cheapest medicine. Sometimes your health insurance has a contract with a special manufacturer. In that case, the pharmacy will give you a product from this contractor. Yes, your doctor can force the pharmacy to give you a vegan medicine or he can write you a recipe over a concrete medicine. When the ...


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