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    Simple yet filling dinners?

    I need some simple recipes for some filling dinners (it would be for both me and my dad to eat, so I want it to be moderately filling since he's a big guy and a marathon runner). The only thing is...
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    Embarrassing question: Gas

    It's very embarrassing for me, but I'm having a lot of problems with bloating and gas. It's hard during school for obvious reasons. I've actually had problems like this on and off for over a year,...
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    Not sure how to lose the weight

    I've gained about 10 pounds over the last couple of years and I've been trying to lose it for a while. Recently, I've pretty much dropped all sweets from my diet and I've been running at least twice...
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    Re: Is there a vegan Lucky Charms?

    There is this one cereal called Clifford Crunch, which is an organic cereal made by Cascadian Farms. Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Cascadian-Farms-Organic-Clifford-13-75-Ounce/dp/B000FH2XP8...
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    Soy Protein Isolate?

    I know some people don't think that soy protein isolate is healthy, but I can't figure out why? What's wrong with soy protein isolate?
  6. Re: Vegan "essentials" list?

    Make sure to get enough iodine. I really like the book "Becoming Vegan". It has a lot of health information and is just a really good book on veganism.
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    Sticky: Re: Daily DHA?

    I use Dr. Fuhrman DHA purity: http://www.drfuhrman.com/shop/DHA.aspx
    I use this because I have a lot of difficulty swallowing pills. It's expensive, which is why I want it to last as long as...
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    Sticky: Daily DHA

    I was just talking with my dad, who seems to be rather interested in nutrition, is a doctor, and has read a lot of medical literature, and he says that he only takes fish oil supplements once or...
  9. Sticky: [bio] [mcg] b12 in seaweed

    I just ran across this and thought it was very interesting: http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jafcau/1999/47/i06/abs/jf981065c.html

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    Organic Pesticides?

    I read this link, and found it troubling-http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~lhom/organictext.html. If organic farms use pesticides, what's the point of buying organic instead of conventionally grown food?
  11. Thread: Fluoride

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    Re: Fluoride

    You didn't hurt my feelings! I just get a little angry at my parents every now and then for adding flourine to my baby bottles. Not much I can do now. I'm not really ill, I just have stained teeth...
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    Re: dizziness/blacking out

    That's not true. I usually end up eating too much protein every day. Beans, nuts, grains, and seeds all have a lot of protein. Even fruits and vegetables have a little bit of protein.
  13. Thread: Fluoride

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    Re: Fluoride

    I thought that link was interesting, but I hate reading about the ill effects of too much flouride since I have mild flourosis (my parents put flouride in my bottles when I was a baby because my...
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    Re: dizziness/blacking out

    Sandra, that actually sounds pretty normal. A lot of people get a little dizzy if they have been laying down for a while and get up really fast. I think it's because there isn't a lot blood in your...
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    Re: Let's Get Fit and Healthy Together!

    What's wrong with gluten?
  16. Thread: Too much fat?

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    Re: Too much fat?

    Thanks for the advice! I thought that fat from nuts was good, as well as flax seed of course. I'm going to try adding a lot more vegetables and maybe some more fruit. I love chocolate, but I guess I...
  17. Thread: Too much fat?

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    Too much fat?

    I went onto this site http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/ to check how I was eating. This is an example of a normal day: breakfast-cereal, flax seed, almond milk, banana
    lunch: peanut butter sandwich,...
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    Re: Vegan Whole Grain Bread?

    I forgot to add this: Today I asked my mom to buy me some rye and pumpernickel bread. I was disappointed.The main ingredient was white flour.Is all rye and pumpernickel bread like this?
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    Vegan Whole Grain Bread?

    I'm having trouble finding a good brand of vegan whole grain bread that I can find at my normal grocery store and isn't too expensive. Does anyone know of any good brands?
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    B12 Megadose?

    Are B12 megadoses (like in those b12 lozenges with 1 mg) safe to use for an extended period of time?
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    Animals killed in plant fields

    I was on a different message board having a disagreement with this other person. He was condemning the vegan/vegetarian diet because animals are killed to harvest food, particularly "pest" animals,...
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    Re: Cooking spinach and other greens?

    Thanks for the replies. I tried to find the article again, but I couldn't find it. I didn't think it was true, but I just wanted to be sure.
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    Cooking spinach and other greens?

    I was reading some articles online about cooking vegetables, and I read one article stating that uncooked vegetables such as spinach and lettuce have no nutritional value besides fiber without being...
  24. Thread: Zinc

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    Zinc?

    How can I make sure that I get good amounts of zinc in my diet without a multivitamin?
  25. Thread: Vegan Omega-3

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    Re: Vegan Omega-3

    Thanks! Unforunately, it doesn't seem like anyone knows the answer.
  26. Thread: Washing seeds?

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    Washing seeds?

    This is kind of a weird question, but I was thinking about it the other day. Should I wash seeds (like flax seeds and such) that I buy from the store? I've never washed them before, but I don't think...
  27. Thread: Manure?

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    Manure?

    I was wondering, from what I understand, most organic produce is grown using manure, and manure usually has vitamin B12 in it, so wouldn't organically grown food have B12 in it?
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    Multivitamin?

    I've been trying to find a good, vegan, chewable (I can't swallow pills for the life of me) multivitamin. I found...
  29. Thread: Vegan Omega-3

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    Re: Vegan Omega-3

    I have a question about omega-3's: I've taken flaxseed for over a year now, and I heard that your body possibly makes DHA from ALA after taking ALA for a while, but recently I started taking a DHA...
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