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6/23/14 4:38 P

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emoticon it really doesn't matter if your all vegan or almost vegan cause its up to you, but don't eat dairy cause you think you need protein (or any other nutrient for that matter) cause there are lots of plant food with protein, I have collected a bunch of articles on vegan protein if you want more info (just let me know)

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6/23/14 10:55 A

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Welcome!!

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6/23/14 10:49 A

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Welcome, Vander, and thank you for sharing your story with us! =)

I'm not a vegan so I'm certainly not pushing veganism on you; however, it does seem like you'd prefer to be vegan. With that in mind, I'll say, in the US, at least, there are some decent non-dairy yogurts available. If you can't find them there, it's not super complicated to make your own. That way you can get the nourishment your body needs in a way that still supports your ethics.

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6/23/14 9:37 A

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Thanks for the info. I think some of us have to take it a step at a time before we go completely vegan. I do use organic dairy. I don't know how the milk is harvested, however, even though the cows might eat organic and be hormone and antibiotic free.
I don't like yogurt, but I do like cottage cheese. Is it acidic too? I am asking because I have an ulcer like sore under my tongue, very painful. I have not had one in years and used to take l-lysine for them. Maybe that is the reason I have it, the acid.

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I make a fermented nut milk kefir instead of yogurt. It has lots of nutrition. The whey in yogurt dairy made is a waste product from the milk industry. It is very acidic, hard on the body.

Greens have loads of protein in them.

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Welcome to the Team!

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6/23/14 3:19 A

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Greetings from Scotland ! I think the fact that you are vegetarian and try to live a " Kind life " is commendable so just keep up the good work . I know how hard it is to give up dairy products ,especially Greek yoghurt , but the cruelty involved in dairy farming made me think twice ! We humans steal the milk that is intended for beautiful baby calves who in their turn are slaughtered for other products such as Veal meat, calf skin leather and glue . I became a vegan only two years ago but an glad I did . I am 76 and very healthy without resorting to dairy products . I made a study of where to get my calcium etcetera and enjoy experimenting with different menus . I do occasionally eat free range organic eggs from my daughters chickens who are allowed to roam over 8 acres of land and indeed wander all over our tiny village and also they are allowed to brood their eggs when the time is right . I do buy organic soy yoghurt sometimes or coconut yoghurt when I can .
The thing is not to worry too much about straying from the vegan path . Tiny steps get to the destination just as sure as giant leaps they just take a bit longer .
Many blessings be yours.

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I have not eaten flesh since 1981 and I have never missed it. One day it all just hit me; the absurdity and barbarism of flesh-eating! Yuk! I live a Vegan lifestyle, supporting and helping animals and trying to make sure to not exploit them; however, I always fail in my efforts to EAT vegan! I don't try any more because NF Greek yogurt is SUCH a wonderful source of protein. I drink my version of the East Indian drink, "Lassi" by mixing a cup of Greek yogurt with a cup of Almond Mylk, water, ice cubes and whatever flavors/spices I want. It yields quite a lot, is very refreshing and nets me 150 calories and 24 grams of protein. Anyway, I always love talking with other non-flesh-eaters. BTW I am 71 and, owing to having been in a wheelchair for 2 years and having to undergo several big surgeries, I packed on an extra 60 pounds! Very excited about this new challenge PLUS the built-in support!!

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