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Are You Getting More Headaches as a Vegan? [Possible Causes]

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I’ve seen more than a few complaints from vegans, particularly new ones, about getting frequent headaches. So, I spent a few hours doing research on the topic to try to figure out what’s causing these headaches. There’s no definite answers, but I did find several potential causes worth considering. Keep in mind that this is not medical advice. If you’re having significant pain on a regular basis...

Are Vegans More Prone to Yeast Infections

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I’ll give you the short answer, then explain why. No, vegans are not more or less prone to yeast infections. Some people who go vegan report that they develop more yeast infections, while others say the opposite. The fact is that no study so far has found any link between a vegan diet and yeast infections. Is It Possible For a Vegan Diet To Cause a Yeast Infection? Just because there is...

Are Vegans More Prone to Kidney Stones?

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There hasn’t been a ton of research specifically looking at vegans and kidney stone risk. However, there is some, and I’ll sum it up here later in this post. Ultimately, it shows that vegans may be at a bit higher risk for kidney stones, but most of the risk comes from other factors like genetics. If you already have issues with kidney stones, see a doctor if you switch to a vegan...

Are Vegans Healthier Than Meat Eaters? (Review of Studies)

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People usually say they go vegan for one of two reasons: ethics, or health. I think most people imagine vegans to be healthier instinctively, but it’s rarely backed up by solid evidence. So is it true? Is it healthier to be vegan than a meat eater? And if so, by how much? Almost every article I’ve read on this topic has been biased one way or the other. They cherry pick weak studies or...

How a Vegan Diet Might Make You Dizzy or Shaky

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Can switching to a vegan diet really make you dizzy or shaky? That’s the question I wanted to answer. The short answer is that yes, it’s possible, although it’s not too common. Before I explain why, keep in mind that none of this is medical advice. If your dizziness is causing you pain, or you have any other symptoms, you need to see a doctor. Which Dizziness Causes Can Be Affected By...

Vegan Sore Throat Lozenges and Cough Drops Options

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A little while back I had a bad cold and I was in desperate need of throat lozenges. But when I went to a local pharmacy, I found out that many popular cough drops are not vegan. As a result, I’ve put together this page to help you quickly find a vegan option so that you don’t have to waste time reading the ingredients in a store. Common Non-Vegan Ingredients to Watch Out for In Throat...

The Complete Guide to Vegan Cough Medicine

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Note: Most medications are not strictly vegan. But some are closer than others. And even strict vegans often use cough medicine, which I’ll explain in more detail shortly. Why Wouldn’t Cough Medicine Be Vegan? There are 4 main issues that can cause a particular cough medicine to not be vegan friendly. Some of these are a bit controversial: Animal testing – Just about all medicine...

Why Your Vegan Poop Might Be Green…And What To Do About It

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It might feel a bit weird, but looking at your poop occasionally is a good habit. It can help you gauge how well your body is working. Something that happens to a lot of vegans is that they look down one day and see green poop (stool). The good news is that it’s generally not something to be worried about, and is usually just a one or two time occurance. If it happens a lot, you should go see a...

Is a Vegan Diet a Good Eczema Treatment? Here’s What Science Says

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Eczema is unfortunately very common and annoying. It affects 15-20% of children, and 2-5% of adults worldwide. Some claim that a vegan diet is a great eczema treatment, almost miraculous, while others say that it makes their eczema worse. So who’s right? To find out, I reviewed several peer-reviewed studies that looked at many potential dermatitis treatments, some of which included a vegan diet...