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  1. Thread: (Sea) Salt

    by Andie
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    safety of seaweed, sea salt

    The government warns people against too much seafood due to mercury problems. Does this same problem effect seaweed and sea salt?
    Are there any bad effects on fish habitat if we eat seaweed and sea...
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    oat bran, steel cut oats, the same??

    I know oatbran has a lot of cholestrol-lowering potential. Do steel cut oats have the same ability? Is one healtheir than the other?
    Thanks,
    Andie
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    I read in Susun Weed's breast cancer book that...

    I read in Susun Weed's breast cancer book that wearing a bra increases the chances of breast cancer. Something about lymph ? not getting to drain. After having an itching problem I stopped wearing a...
  4. Thread: sweet potatoes

    by Andie
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    I love sweet potatoes mashed with raisins, hot...

    I love sweet potatoes mashed with raisins, hot pepper flakes and garam masala.
    My favorite veg restaurant makes a wonderful sweet potato and black bean burrito.
    I would love to read recipes of some...
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    Poll: My husband, an omni not that that matters in this...

    My husband, an omni not that that matters in this discussion, gets really "high" off caffiene whether it's tea, coffee or chocolate. He'll talk and talk and get on my nerves :-) He always thinks he's...
  6. Thread: Mobile phones

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    I don't have a cell phone because of the "on...

    I don't have a cell phone because of the "on call" thing though I'm glad other people do!!! It helps me contact people which is part of my job; also helps me stay in touch wiht hubby. I really do...
  7. Thread: Cervical Cancer?

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    I had atypical cervical cells, revealed by a pap...

    I had atypical cervical cells, revealed by a pap smear, over 10 years ago. The doctor did cryro-surgery, essentailly using a chemical to freeze the problem area. It was out patient and took maybe 10...
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    Poll: Jobey, Wow, vegetarian since birth!!! I guess...

    Jobey,
    Wow, vegetarian since birth!!!
    I guess your family was vegetarian? What was that like? Did you wonder what meat tasted like? How did the other kids react? How has your family reacted to your...
  9. That would have really weirded me out too. He was...

    That would have really weirded me out too. He was probably feeling guilty because he wasn't a vegetarian any more. One of my friends who used to be a vegetarian or pescoterian has a problem with me...
  10. Thread: Food pyramid!

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    I've heard the serving size on the pyramid is 1/2...

    I've heard the serving size on the pyramid is 1/2 cup.
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    Blue, Your daughter is fortunate to have a mom...

    Blue,
    Your daughter is fortunate to have a mom who realizes this is a big deal and is willing to be there for her.
    I started in fifth grade, about 25 years ago. I was one of the first in my grade I...
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    Poll: I'm the lone vegan at work and I'm the only one...

    I'm the lone vegan at work and I'm the only one who had bronchitis last month when the stuff was going around town.
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    She's actually an omni. It was just so funny to...

    She's actually an omni. It was just so funny to say my up tight sis was a carni.
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    MzNatural, I'm not sure what type of arthritis...

    MzNatural,

    I'm not sure what type of arthritis she has. She just said that she hurt some since discontinuing the vioxx.
    Someone else asked if she were a vegan. No, LOL, she's quite the carni.
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    thanks everyone.

    thanks everyone.
  16. Have you tried roasted grain beverage. It's dark...

    Have you tried roasted grain beverage. It's dark and taste kind of like coffee.
    I grew up drinking coffee (thanks Mom) and associate it with good conversation. Before getting medication for my OCD...
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    arthritis remedies

    Does anyone know some good alternative remedies for arthritis. My sister had been taking viox before it was taken off the market?
    Thanks
  18. Littlekitten, I was somewhat lactose intolertant...

    Littlekitten,
    I was somewhat lactose intolertant before becoming a vegan. Now as a vegan I ate at an Indian buffet and my stomach had a fit. I think there was dairy in the stuff. The next time I ate...
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    Hasha, I think I understand what you are...

    Hasha,
    I think I understand what you are writing. Veganism does seem to be something middle to higher income folks do. Good health itself is a priviledge of the middle and upper income bracket. I...
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    Ha ha. I might go one day just to see exactly...

    Ha ha.
    I might go one day just to see exactly what they are up to but somehow my Saturdays are always filled with more interesting things. ;-)
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    Interestingly, there is a place called Hallelujah...

    Interestingly, there is a place called Hallelujah Acres about 20 minutes from where I work. I think George Markus of the Hallelujah Diet founded the place. They teach free classes on Saturday...
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    Sophia Sophie Jesse

    Sophia
    Sophie
    Jesse
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    Poll: Others make a bigger deal out of my veganism than...

    Others make a bigger deal out of my veganism than I do.
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    Poll: I looooove coffee but only have it as a treat....

    I looooove coffee but only have it as a treat. The caffiene does me no favors.
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    Office dinners remind me of family dinners, you...

    Office dinners remind me of family dinners, you get on the sh-t list if you don't go.
    Feline, can you eat before going so you won't be hungry and can just nimble on salad? It's not fair but it's...
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    But I haven't had any sugar or refined carbs. I...

    But I haven't had any sugar or refined carbs. I just got through having a mini-meal of beans, rice and salad and the craving for sugar has gone away. I think the protein balances it? Co-workers are...
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    Being around the desserts was hard!!!!!

    Being around the desserts was hard!!!!!
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    Survived Company Luncheon

    We had our annual Christmas do-dah at work today. Went off to the country club for a buffet. When the invitations came out I emailed my boss's boss (who is in charge) explaing I was a vegan and what...
  29. I wonder what the reaction would be to those...

    I wonder what the reaction would be to those defensive style questions if we just said "you don't have to eat like I do." I think so many people know their diets are harmful to self and the other...
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    I'm not a good speller and when I wrote that I...

    I'm not a good speller and when I wrote that I would have liked to have been at home having a super supper!!
    Your plan sounds good. I don't blame you for not going raw now. Take it all gradually....
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    Pink Fluffy, How's the "unthinkable" going???...

    Pink Fluffy,

    How's the "unthinkable" going??? I've been supper busy at work with the holidays and all and meant to write sooner.
    I often have vivid dreams so I can't tell if it's the potatoes or...
  32. I don't know it it's true but it is disappointing...

    I don't know it it's true but it is disappointing when people I've admired for their values turn out to be not so great.
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    Pink and Banana, If the three of us can stop...

    Pink and Banana,
    If the three of us can stop eating meat and by-products, we can kick sugar too.
    Check out Prosac Not Potatoes by Kathleen DesMaisons or her website for a step by step plan.
    I...
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    Eve, I enjoyed Breaking the Food Seduction,...

    Eve,
    I enjoyed Breaking the Food Seduction, especially Barnard's theory that dairy contains morphine-like drugs. Makes total sense. But it was my interpertation that he thinks sugar isn't all that...
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    Hi PinkFluffy, Yes, I've quit it all. It feels...

    Hi PinkFluffy,
    Yes, I've quit it all.
    It feels like a big weight off my shoulder. I think that because I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I'm real good at going to extremes like this.
    A while...
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    Feline, If I were you (and I'm not, I don't have...

    Feline,
    If I were you (and I'm not, I don't have kids) I would use the tablets till I had time to buy something else. If the "something else" doesn't work I would go back to the tablets. It's my...
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    Stars Wars is a fine metaphor for me!! We shall...

    Stars Wars is a fine metaphor for me!! We shall be triumphant :-)
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    Good suggestions. Thanks all. I like the idea of...

    Good suggestions. Thanks all.
    I like the idea of bringing my own topping for a potato. Or I may call the Mexican restaurant and see if the beans are lard-free. I try to avoid fat but I may have to ...
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    Vegan / business lunches

    How do you all handle the "business lunch." I'm typically not faced with this but just got an email back from a woman at the local Hospice. She wants me to write a series on a new program they are...
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    PinkFluff, I'm going to get the book. I know...

    PinkFluff,
    I'm going to get the book. I know I've got an addictive personality. When I was little my mom fed me with something like a bottle for baby food. I would quickly suck the thing dry and...
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