so we’ve answered concerns about protein, omega 3s, calcium, iron, vitamin d, b12, zinc and iodine but what about something as obscure and “carnovirous-sounding” as carnitine? or, for that matter carnosine, creatine or taurine?  what is this elusive, primarily animal-derived substance all about and should we vegans be concerned? [tweet this] [or funnier ones like this and this] (read more + resources)

the stereotype of the weak pale vegan is quite tired, though strangely persists when it comes to fitness. the idea that meat and animal byproducts are necessary for strength and performance remains prominent. for some who may want to go vegan for the animals but are competitive athletes, the concern over being able to still perform can be a hindrance to making the switch. [tweet this]

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iodine may not be on your radar immediately when going vegan- it’s a non-metallic trace element most people think of as a pre-surgical topical application, for which it is used. but dietary iodine is key to the synthesis of thyroid hormones in the body. the top sources of iodine are foods from the sea and iodized salt, followed by milk and eggs.  so what’s a vegan to do? (read more + resources)

do you want to make a vegan world? i want to make a vegan world. let’s make a vegan world…together! [tweet this] what’s that? you want to know how? i’m glad you asked. because i will tell you…how. let’s do it! [this may be funnier in the video…] (read more + resources)

with all the considerations vegans must make, one that tends to be low on the list is silk.  the cruelty of meatdairy and eggs is painfully evident to anyone who takes a moment to look into their production.  even honey and wool, after some digging [or vegan-nugget-watching], are accepted as inhumane exploitative products.  but what about silk?  how is it even made and why should vegans be concerned? [tweet this] (read more + resources)