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    Re: Hollywood's Vegetarians

    It says she's macrobiotic, so they usually include small amounts of fish with some of their meals. The writer probably doesn't know the difference. :(
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    Re: Hollywood's Vegetarians

    Alicia Silverstone is quite the vegan. My brother knows her, and she once went through his cupboards and pulled out items made by companies that test on animals. I know it's a weird story, but that's...
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    Re: Hollywood's Vegetarians

    I use to see Kiedis all the time in this little vegan restaurant I use to go to in Hollywood. Lately I have been seeing him at this macrobiotic cafe, also in Hollywood. The restaurant is for the most...
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    Re: Do I need a multivitamin?

    Supplements are different than the whole-food sources; sorry to say it, but there is no substitute for a healthy diet.

    Calcium is really not as big of a deal as it's made out to be. People have...
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    Re: Deficits (teenage growth)

    Just make sure you're eating healthy, whole plant foods and not the processed, vegan junk food that you see in the markets. Anyway, these links should help you answer some questions.
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    Re: Do I need a multivitamin?

    I don't take vitamins, with the exception of some fortified foods like nutritional yeast and such. There is a possibility of vitamin toxicity (Vit A for example) but that's not really my concern. For...
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    Re: vegan amino acid supplements....is there such a thing?

    Actually, potatoes are complete proteins as are all other starches and vegetables. They contain all of the essential amino acids in quantities that exceed the recommended amounts.
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    Re: Soya + menstrual cycle = problem?

    I generally believe that if you have to ask if you're eating too much soy, then you probably are.

    Think of soy foods as a garnish, not a meal. Top your stirfry with a little tofu, or maybe a...
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    Re: Soy Protein Isolate?

    How do people define moderation? A little bit with every meal? A little bit once a year? What do you define "a little bit"? A spoonful, 1/4 of the plate, etc.

    For some people, moderation could...
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    Re: Soy Protein Isolate?

    You do realize that many of the diseases we see and suffer from today, are a result of excess, not deficiency. Too much protein has its own problems, especially when taken out of its natural form...
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    Re: Soy Protein Isolate?

    It seems you are not aware of the amount of protein that plant foods contain. As vegans, we should all know this if for nothing else but to explain it to curious omni's.

    Potatoes are 10-11%...
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    Re: Soy Protein Isolate?

    The studies are not really about soy protein isolates causing cancer, but rather they create an environment ideal for cancer to grow and spread. If simply being alive and breathing exposes one to...
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    Re: Soy Protein Isolate?

    Watch this, and maybe you will understand.

    http://www.vegsource.com/articles2/mcdougall_igf1.htm
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    Re: Essential Amino Acids

    Taurine is not an essential amino acid, unless you are a cat.
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    Re: 9 Essential Amino Acids found together only in egg whites

    There are nine essential amino acids; all starches and vegetables contain all nine in amounts that meet or exceed the recommended amounts.
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    Re: yet another "i want to lose weight thread"...(sorry)

    Potatoes and pasta do not make you fat, in fact they are great foods for weight loss and maintenance. You should only be careful about the stuff you put on them. Olive oil, margarine and other fatty...
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    Re: vegan amino acid supplements - is there such a thing?

    sp00ki, you're taking my quote out of context. I can see that you're a person who does not like to be opposed, but with all due respect it's important to maintain a certain level of courtesy on here....
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    Re: How do you look at your past as a meateater?

    When I look back on my dietary past, all I can really think was how ignorant I was about human anatomy, physiology and nutrition. At the same time, I get a little mad because I believed the...
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    Re: vegan amino acid supplements - is there such a thing?

    I'm glad you found it interesting.

    It's important that vegans (and everybody else) know the significance of a healthy diet. Exclusion of animal products does not equal health, and too many new...
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    Re: Things vegans don't worry about (list)...

    I think you're assuming that the testosterone level of meat eaters is the normal range. Our bodies will not naturally produce testosterone in amounts that would be harmful. The only concern from high...
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    Re: Things vegans don't worry about (list)...

    Maybe it was too much information, but it's true. Staying with the theme, men who eat lots of meat have lower sperm counts, decreased ejaculatory volume and poor sperm mobility. Also, vegan men have...
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    Re: vegan amino acid supplements - is there such a thing?

    ^ Correct. Our bodies can eliminate cancer in early stages, but IGF-1 prevents these cells from dieing while promoting their growth. Very tall people have a naturally higher IGF-1 level, and taller...
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    Re: Things vegans don't worry about (list)...

    I don't have to worry about erectile dysfunction.
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    Re: Soy Linked with Cancer Article

    I have met several vegans who think they need to eat a brick of tofu everyday just to meet their protein requirements. I like a little 'fu now and again, but there's plenty of protein in starches,...
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    Re: vegan amino acid supplements - is there such a thing?

    IGF-1 is short for "Insulin-like Growth Factor 1". It's a powerful growth hormone made in the body. IGF-1 levels are simply the amount of IGF-1 you have in your body. The primary job of IGF-1 is to...
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    Re: vegan amino acid supplements....is there such a thing?

    sp00ki, just to clarify; you are saying that it is difficult to obtain adequate protein on a vegan diet alone, and that protein supplementation is an acceptable way to meet our protein needs.
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    Re: vegan amino acid supplements....is there such a thing?

    There is no reason to supplement protein on a healthy diet; you'll be getting plenty. Besides that, protein supplements are usually protein isolates or protein concentrates, which are not healthy....
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    Re: Looking for vegan meetings/convention

    There's all kinds of little vegan meets in the Los Angeles area, but I'm not cool enough to know about of them. Now I'm interested in what this recent meeting was about.

    The only events I know of...
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    Re: Looking for vegan meetings/convention

    Hmmm... I'm not sure which convention you are thinking of, or how recent this event was. The Healthy Lifestyle Expo and World Fest are the two that I particularly enjoy.
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    Re: vegan amino acid supplements....is there such a thing?

    I would not recommend supplementing protein. Have you already started with weight training?
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    Re: Soy Linked with Cancer Article

    ^ I'm just kidding...
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    Re: Soy Linked with Cancer Article

    There have been some very important scientific papers to come out of Australia. This one for example on the studies of genetic similarities between koala bears and dolphins.




    Fascinating...
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    Re: Need help w/angry pediatrician

    B-12 deficiency is completely reversible until late stages. Symptoms include a sore tongue, weakness, fatigue, anemia and neurological disorder (tingling in extremities or lose of sensation)....
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    Re: "craving" chicken??

    There were some articles on this subject, but I believe it was actually the water in the soup that helped replace lost fluids. Nothing special about the chicken, since any clear broth soup would do...
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    Re: Too much soy?

    It works for him though. He might just do it to protect himself from anti-veg people/organizations who proclaim that Dr. McDougall is a radical vegan extremist, and therefore cares only about pushing...
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    Re: Soy Linked with Cancer Article

    Yes, I own a copy of the China study. It's important to understand the difference between simple soy foods such as soy milk, tofu, tempeh and others where the soy is converted by simple means....
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    Re: Soy Linked with Cancer Article

    two minutes. What took you so long?
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    Re: Soy Linked with Cancer Article

    If being vegan is a life-long decision, then the two-year mark would still be at the beginning for you. So, good job!

    You respond really fast, by the way... It's like telepathy.:eek:
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    Re: Soy Linked with Cancer Article

    I use to eat them a lot too in the beginning, but I feel so much better when I stay away from the stuff. After Thanksgiving when I eat Tofurky/Unturky, I feel terrible and sluggish for two days! I...
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    Re: Soy Linked with Cancer Article

    I don't think Tofurky uses them, but my basic point being that soy foods that are so rich in protein should not be eaten on a regular basis. I think Tofurky has over 25g of protein per serving, which...
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