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    Sticky: DHA in Silk soy milk

    SILK is now selling a DHA fortified soy milk. Don't worry, it's algea based DHA. Finally!!! :D If you drink Soy Milk and do not take a DHA supplement, this would be a good way to go to make sure...
  2. Re: Vegan Vitamin Needs

    My wife and I both had blood tests drawn recently. I'm vegan and eat very healthy, she is not vegan, although she eats healthier than the average person (because I do most of the cooking). She was...
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    Re: are any of you nurses?

    I'm not a nurse, but my wife is, so I hear about it. Like doctors, nurses don't learn much about nutrition or holistic health, although you may get some slight exposure during your studies if you're...
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    Blood Test results

    I got back some of my blood tests and thought I would share the results:

    Cholesterol: 229 (dropped from 276 when I was lacto-ovo 6 months ago)
    LDL: 144 (dropped from 200)
    HDL: 66 (dropped a...
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    Re: We would like to meet some kiwis

    Actually, your the first to reply. There must not be too many vegans in NZ, or at least many on the forums. We plan on travelling by car starting in Auckland. We plan on travelling 3 weeks in the...
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    Re: Vegans in Charlotte North Carolina?

    There's a new restaurant near Plaza Midwood called "Creations". It's like an asian fusion with good vegan options. Try the Mussaman curry. It's awesome.:D Good atmosphere but service is a bit slow....
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    Re: Starting a Vegan Restaurant

    Thanks for the help. Me and my fellow vegan friends make a good living already. I'm not sure how profitable the restaurant would be. But if I can't pull in a net profit of at least $150k a year for...
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    We would like to meet some kiwis

    Me and my younger brother who just graduated college will be visiting your beautiful country for 6 weeks starting in mid January. We are travelling light and cheap. We would like to get a full...
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    The US is debating a bill to stop killing horses for meat

    I heard on NPR, The House of Representatives just passed a bill to stop the slaughter of horses for meat. Proponents claim that it is "inhumane" and horses are a beautiful animal that have a special...
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    Re: B12: How natural is the vegan diet?

    In my opinion the most "natural" diet is the one that let's a person survive as long as possible in the environment where he/she lives with the resources of that environment. Survival is what is...
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    Re: Vagetarian's diet

    Day 15: I had a "big" breakfast consisting of live fruit pie and a glass of soy milk. The fruit pie is has a pecan/ dates crust. It's vert tasty and healthy but all those calories this early in the...
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    Re: Online Vegan Guide What would you want?

    A vegan in Waxhaw is truly a diamond in the rough. I'm sorry you live in Ballantyne. It doesn't have a vegan friendly atmosphere. Maybe you can move uptown and help me start a vegan restaurant :).
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    Re: Vagetarian's diet

    Day 14: I jumped on the scale. I've lost 8 pounds which is not good news. I now weigh 164 lbs. and I'm 6'-2". My diet is about 50% to 60% raw. I typically stick to the diet strictly for breakfast...
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    Re: Online Vegan Guide What would you want?

    Was your restaurant vegan? I was thinking opening up somewhere on East BLlvd. near Dilworth. NODA would be cheaper but It's still a risky area for a restaurant in my opinion.
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    Anyone here drink Kombucha?

    My sister swears by it and drinks it every day for the general "good feeling" she gets. I tried it and didn't notice anything. For those who don't know, Kombucha is a fermented tea ...
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    Re: Online Vegan Guide What would you want?

    Wow, another Charlottean. There's a few of us on this forum. We ought to all meet for lunch some time, but I wouldn't know where we could meet since they're aren't any vegan restaurants in...
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    Re: vegan sour cream?

    I make my sour cream with Veganaisse, lemon juice and dill. It tastes awesome.
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    Starting a Vegan Restaurant

    I have somewhat of an entrepeneurial spirit and have a desire to start a Vegan restaurant where I live. I have many vegan/ vege friends who have expressed the same desire. Currently, there is not a...
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    Re: Vagetarian's diet

    Hey Pete:)
    She about killed me for a couple days in a row. But she has gotten through the caffeine withdrawals. I'm feeling right as rain, but my only complaint is the inconvenience of preparing...
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    Re: Vagetarian's diet

    Day 3: My wife came home crying today. She's having some pretty bad caffeine withdrawals and feeling very sluggish at work (nurse). I told her it was just the typical withdrawal symptoms. But she's...
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    Re: Vagetarian's diet

    Josh,
    Thanks for the support. I am very well aware of the supplements to be considered thanks to the good discussions on this forum. However, because this is partially an experiment, I want to go...
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    Vagetarian's diet

    This is going to be sort of an online diary of a new diet I will be trying for the next 6 weeks. The jist of the diet is this: No processed food, no added sugar, oil, caffeine, sweeteners, salt, or...
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    Re: Has anyone tried hypnotherapy?

    I would try fasting first. It cures almost any food addiction, at least for me. Fast once a week for 24 to 36 hours. Drink only water. Your first meal off the fast should consist of raw green veges,...
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    The Josh diet

    Josh,
    This sounds awesomely healthy, but how does it taste? How much does that smoothy make? It seams like a lot. Usually when I make a smoothy I'm hungry an hour later. My smoothies are only about...
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    Re: Certain essential nutrient only found in red meat?

    Josh,
    Yes I'd have to agree. I'm sure rat poison has something good in it, but I'm not going to eat it for the one or two good chemicals out of the thousands of bad ones. (That's kind of an ignorant...
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    Re: Certain essential nutrient only found in red meat?

    For those interested, here was the rest of the omnivore's point which I don't really know much about. Maybe you do and can comment. Perhaps it's acceptable for vegans to have lower levels of these...
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    Re: Certain essential nutrient only found in red meat?

    I found this from an omnivore reviewer on amazon.com trying to dissprove "The China Study", (excellent book BTW)

    "Meat, along with certain species of fish and seafood, is a rich source of...
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    Re: What did you eat for the first time today?

    Zaater, Sprinkle a little on bread with some olive oil. yummy
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    Sticky: Re: Anyone taking DHA supplements?

    Josh or anyone,
    What's your take on being an inconsistent eater? I tend to eat inconsistently-not getting the same types of foods in me every week, Sometimes I'll eat nuts every day for a month,...
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    Sticky: Re: Anyone taking DHA supplements?

    Ok josh, since you appear to qualify as a supplement expert, do you recommend a time of day for taking DHA? Are there some foods that may decrease or increase the absorption when taken together? How...
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    Re: Insomnia

    I struggle to sleep. I have tried natural remedies, different foods, tea, exercise, and meditation. None of it really worked. Then I went to Malaysia on vacation for 2 weeks. My friend planned the...
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    Sticky: Re: Anyone taking DHA supplements?

    Josh,
    Have you ever read any of Paul Bragg's books? The diet he recommends is exactly what you are talking about, though he's been preaching his healthy lifestyle since the 1930's. He apparantly...
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    Sticky: Re: Anyone taking DHA supplements?

    That's impressive Josh! That's obvious proof that DHA supplements are working for you.:) I'm going to run out and buy some now.
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    Sticky: Re: Anyone taking DHA supplements?

    "Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid and one of the crucial building blocks of human brain tissue."
    As I understand it, it's just one type of Omega-3, only...
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    Poll: Re: Energy Levels

    I've had the opposite effect. My energy has gone up after switching to vegan! My two friends who just recently switched said theirs went up too. I would not recommend you taking any protein...
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    Sticky: Re: Anyone taking DHA supplements?

    No offense Eve, but I don't just ignore good science. That's what religious nuts and ignorant people do. I'm not saying the studies about DHA are based on good science, but I would like to know if...
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    Sticky: Vegan DHA/EPA supplements

    I've read tons of litereature on EPA/DHA requirements and how everyone does not get enough. The simplest way is to eat fatty fish which makes me wonder if our bodies were designed or intended to have...
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    Re: food combining...

    Eating: When I stick to aryvedic principles for eating I never have indegestion. I have found the food combining theories don't really apply universally for all people all the time (or at least for...
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