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  1. Thread: Thyroid issues

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    Re: Can going RAW help with autoammune disease? and thyroid issues?

    First of all, this is not a forum of trained medical professionals. We're simply people who share eithical ideas when it comes to animals. Second, it seems to me the raw food community, the...
  2. Thread: Protein question

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    Re: Protein question

    As a person who is very physically active I feel I can comment with some authority on this subject. The one thing you have to remember is that protein is in everything. Every bit of food you eat give...
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    Re: If the world went vegan...

    I have to say xrodolfox your posts are always a pleasure to read and I enjoy your perspective and quality use of words.
    As for the original post the only thing I have to say is that no matter how...
  4. Re: Do we really need to use toothbrushes/toothpaste/floss?

    I have to say that flossing is very important. Most tooth decay I have been told my dental professionals occurs in areas with tooth to tooth contact. Flossing helps remove pieces of material that get...
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    Re: Favourite foods as a kid ? (were they vegan)

    This is totally gross but brings me back to my childhood. My mother would make boxed macaroni and cheese and cut up hot dogs and mix them in. That was pretty fancy for us. Ate a ton of cereal and...
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    Re: Fit, sporty vegans

    I can certainly attest that not being able to get enough calories is a total myth. That's just silly. Nuts, grains, non-dairy ice cream, chocolate are all full of calories be them healthy or not. I...
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    Re: Which State in the USA?

    Flagstaff, Arizona.
    Don't know any other vegans or vegetarians. There is one vegan restaurant and a good store for produce. Sedona nearby has a raw vegan restaurant. Lots of people here hunt and are...
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    Re: what foods are authentically "American"

    I have to disagree. The one food that I think defines the United States is the hamburger. It's everywhere and a large portion of people t them in one form or another. Even vegans. Black bean burgers,...
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    Re: what foods are authentically "American"

    When talking about the Americas a ton of foods that are eaten worldwide originated here/ Corn/Maize, tomatoes, potatoes, quinoa, many beans, squash, peppers, peanuts, chocolate, jicama,...
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    Re: B12 only from animals??

    You're right. A lot of the B12 in nutritional yest is not bio-available and therefore not much good. A weekly supplement is the best thing you can do.
  11. Re: Website for checking vitamin/mineral content of foods

    I agree totally with Mahk. I'm doing a 30 day raw trial right now and am using Nutritiondata.com everyday to document what I'm eating. I create a recipe and then enter everything I have eaten. Then I...
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    Re: What laws should our government pass?

    Both parties depend on contributions from the animal production industry. Many states depend heavily on agriculture and related subsidies. These states will never elect someone who opposes those...
  13. Thread: Dehydrators

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    Re: Dehydrators

    BJJNick check out these sites:
    http://www.alpharubicon.com/prepinfo/dehydratorstryder.htm
    http://www.backpacking.net/makegear.html
  14. Thread: dehydrators

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    Re: dehydrators

    As I said in the other dehydrator post you can make one for US$10. I wrote a pretty long response on the other thread if you haven't checked that out already.
  15. Thread: Dehydrators

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    Re: Dehydrators

    Not a necessity at all. That said they sure are nice to have around. The raw thing is a whole new discussion.
    I forgot to add that you could make your own dehydrator for very little. I talking...
  16. Thread: Dehydrators

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    Re: Dehydrators

    The Excalibur dehydrators are the best you can buy for your home. They come in 4 or five tray units. The reason they're so good is that the fan blows the hot air horizontally across the trays. This...
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    Sticky: Re: Plant consumption and decreased health risks: An index of various findings

    This is a great post and idea. It's easy to be anti-animal products but I try to be pro-plant foods. I feel that a lot of vegans I know don't eat very many fruits and vegetables. When I find articles...
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    Re: MN vegans! or midwest vegans

    Madison has some great vegan friendly places. Hard Times in Minneapolis is great. There's some good places in Uptown as well.
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    Re: please read..im a little lost.

    Not vegan. If it says on the package there is whey then there is whey. Also check and see if there is any cholesterol. It may not be listed because of the small serving size but that's always a good...
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    Re: San Francisco question

    Jay's and Love n' Haight are good hole-in-the-wall places for quick sandwiches. There are so many other places you could go though. I've never heard of Loving Hut before. Golden Era and Lucky...
  21. Re: Does anyone know anything about Lake Havasu City, Arizona?

    Check Phoenix too. I know there are a few all vegan restaurants. There isn't much in Flagstaff. One maybe in Prescott and a raw vegan place in Sedona. Tucson has quite a few as well.
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    Re: ALL-VEGAN STORE in Boulder, Colorado

    It no longer exists as a store.
  23. Thread: Faux meat

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    Re: Faux Meat

    I totally agree. If i wanted to eat meat I would. I don't buy processed meat substitutes because I don't want meat in my diet. I don't miss it a know I don't need it.
    I find it interesting how many...
  24. Thread: Costco product

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    Re: Costco product

    I have no idea if that is true where I live but you must understand how businesses like Costco work. What costco does essentially is for certain products it only buys them if they are available and...
  25. Re: Does anyone know anything about Lake Havasu City, Arizona?

    It's a very new town. No trees to speak of. All the buildings are some hue of tan. I have no idea if there is a health food store per say. There might be. Lots of mini malls and the like. As you can...
  26. Re: Does anyone know anything about Lake Havasu City, Arizona?

    I can tell you about it. It's a tourist/retiree town on Lake Havasu. The lake itself is a result of the Colorado River being dammed. I for one think it's a terrible place. Really, really hot and no...
  27. Thread: Headache

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    Re: Headaches

    Most headaches are caused by dehydration. Water and salt, electrolytes. Drink water when you get a headache and see if that helps.
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    Re: Being a vegan in the U.S.A.?

    I totally agree with residualvisuals. It is easy if you make it easy. Eat foods you know are vegan. I think it's amazing of how many of us rely on met substitutes and whatnot. Fresh fruits and...
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    Re: CO Division of Wildlife

    That is certainly not a stupid question. I myself work for a federal agency that has many policies that I disagree with. I'm sure the Colorado Division of Wildlife does some things that you may...
  30. Thread: Meat and cancer

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    Re: Red Meat 'Raises Risk of All Kinds of Death'

    As for me I know that being a vegan has prevented me from being hit by cars and attacked by mountain lions countless times. Oh the benefits I reap from my dietary choices!
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    Re: Gaining Weight (muscle)

    Yes, you may be over thinking it. Not eating meat and dairy cuts a lot of fat from your diet. That can contribute too. Exercising more makes you lose weight, more or less. Don't worry too much. There...
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    Re: Gaining Weight (muscle)

    If you are losing weight it means that you are not eating enough calories. That may or may not be bad. If you are losing fat then don't worry bout it , but if it's muscle then worry. Eating more will...
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    Re: Vegans in Arizona?

    All of Arizona is hot sometimes and there is outdoors stuff to do everywhere. Sedona and the Verde Valley are nice for weather and outdoors. Sedona is expensive and has been invaded by weird...
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    Re: Vegans in Arizona?

    There's a bunch in Phoenix and one that I can think of in Flagstaff and Sedona.
    Arizona is a beef state so veggie folks are hard to come by
  35. Re: Some anthropologists say early humans were scavengers, not hunters

    Most certainly, Humans didn't go from eating tubers and berries to hunting outright. Just like every other process humans built up to hunting on ce they realized that it was possible.
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    Re: GoVeg on human evolution

    Well no, that's not right. Most people have a skewed concept of what theory means. First of all, nothing is for sure, nothing. That isn't to say that things don't have explanation and overwhelming...
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    Re: GoVeg on human evolution

    My potato comment was simply an interesting observation and I never said that that were in fact potatoes. Hence the "like".
    When you say our ancestors were smaller than us do you mean Homo sapiens...
  38. Re: Ryan Berry on human evolution

    Great posts Korn. Great discussion starters.
    The first thing that came to mind for me was a shift in semantics in the anthropological/archaeological field. Since the field began the term...
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    Re: GoVeg on human evolution

    I don't know if the article is saying that we should eat meat as much as it is saying how it is that we started to eat meat. I interpreted the article as simply an interesting FYI to our dietary...
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    Re: GoVeg on human evolution

    For one you do behave like, what you call your, "evolutionary ancestors". There are many things we do that may seem out of place because we have all this crazy technology. And also our earliest...
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