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Forum: General Health Discussion   01-12-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Tweety
I had 4 acupuncture treatments and four...

I had 4 acupuncture treatments and four therapeutic massages for neck and shoulder pain...alongside some conventional medicine treatment. Not sure which worked, or if it was a combination, but the...
Forum: General Health Discussion   01-12-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,596
Posted By Tweety
Very excellent points. Vegans and plant based...

Very excellent points. Vegans and plant based eaters certainly aren't immune from disease/cancers and the title "how not to die" can be misleading and hurtful to those of us that do everything right...
Forum: General Health Discussion   07-22-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,428
Posted By Tweety
I remember once reading about "the dangers of...

I remember once reading about "the dangers of soy" in a men's magazine. They were using a male that was having issues such as increased breast size. They mentioned he was drinking six quarts a day...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   03-22-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,902
Posted By Tweety
Good luck in all you do. As was said a...

Good luck in all you do. As was said a healthy...key word "healthy" balanced vegan diet and longevity and good health are comparable.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is my role model. He's been vegan...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   02-03-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Tweety
That's probably because most of the evidence out...

That's probably because most of the evidence out there about juice fasting is anecdotal...i.e. lots people saying how great the feel afterwards. There is no science out there about the "detoxing...
Forum: The Compost Heap   01-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,833
Posted By Tweety
I've never gotten the flu shot up until about 4...

I've never gotten the flu shot up until about 4 years ago. I'm an RN in a hospital and the CDC and employers have been very aggressive in demanding staff get vaccinated. Some hospitals have...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-12-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,759
Posted By Tweety
I've had some hits and misses with this cookbook....

I've had some hits and misses with this cookbook. Overall, I think it's genius and her devotion to vegan cheese is evident.

I bought my rejuvac from amazon, but have had some online friends have...
Forum: Relationships and Family   01-10-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,585
Posted By Tweety
Fortunately I was a vegetarian when I met my ex,...

Fortunately I was a vegetarian when I met my ex, so if he wasn't supportive, then the relationship never would have progressed. He didn't cook, and was very open minded to vegan food and let me do...
Forum: General Health Discussion   01-10-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
  Zinc
Views: 704
Posted By Tweety
I don't take a zinc supplement, so I'm not really...

I don't take a zinc supplement, so I'm not really going to answer your question. My multi has zinc as does a calcium supplement that I sometimes take. While I don't consciously seek out foods high...
Forum: Physical Fitness   01-10-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,026
Posted By Tweety
Great video and very impressive what you could do...

Great video and very impressive what you could do after 7 months of doing nothing! Showing the "malnourished vegan" athletes at the end was a brilliant idea.
Forum: Diets & Losing Weight   01-06-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,699
Posted By Tweety
For me, and this is for me only, I reject any...

For me, and this is for me only, I reject any plan that would advise me to restrict any fat, protein or carbs...or increase any of these over the other. If do feel there is an over-emphasis on...
Forum: General Health Discussion   01-06-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By Tweety
Point above taken. Substituting maple and other...

Point above taken. Substituting maple and other "healthy" things for sugar is a good idea and should be encouraged. I use it in cooking occasionally myself. However, the amount one probably add...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-06-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,923
Posted By Tweety
I pretty much hate all vegan cheese and I've...

I pretty much hate all vegan cheese and I've tried a good deal, and have made some myself too. Cheese is just something I've learned to live without. Like milk, I see no need to find a substitute....
Forum: Diets & Losing Weight   12-30-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,699
Posted By Tweety
When choosing a diet plan there's overwhelming...

When choosing a diet plan there's overwhelming advice from many sources, not just Adkins to take a low carb approach, and very few advocate high carb veg*n eating. Some of these site studies that...
Forum: Diets & Losing Weight   12-28-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,699
Posted By Tweety
Hi! Best of luck in your journey. There are a...

Hi! Best of luck in your journey. There are a lot of testimonials out there about eating a vegetarian diet and maintaining weight loss. For example "Forks Over Knives" folks. While this is vegan...
Forum: General Food Discussions   12-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By Tweety
I'd never heard of her until I got the book for...

I'd never heard of her until I got the book for Christmas. It looks great! So far the only things I've made are the bbq burgers...they are made with beets, farro and red lentils. By themselves...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   12-27-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By Tweety
I removed the egg holder. The butter spot has...

I removed the egg holder. The butter spot has some tomato paste and veggie bouillon cubes.
Forum: Diets & Losing Weight   12-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tweety
The lists on the wiki article and the list posted...

The lists on the wiki article and the list posted above are slightly different, but slightly (my guess is that list comes from a site promoting whey protein).

The criticisms about the...
Forum: Diets & Losing Weight   12-25-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tweety
Nuts are too fat and calorie dense to be relied...

Nuts are too fat and calorie dense to be relied on for a source of protein anyway, but a little contains plenty of other good things for me to include them in my diet. For me getting enough protein...
Forum: General Health Discussion   12-23-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tweety
I agree...let your body be your guide, eat when...

I agree...let your body be your guide, eat when it tells you to, and don't when it doesn't.

I think what we do that's worse, and I'm guilty, is we don't rest when our body says rest. We go to...
Forum: General Health Discussion   12-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tweety
Makes sense. The digestive system is excellent at...

Makes sense. The digestive system is excellent at nourishing and makes sense the immune system and our normal flora is involved in that to keep what we eat from making us sick.

But why cut down...
Forum: General Health Discussion   12-22-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tweety
Can you clarify this statement. Doesn't make...

Can you clarify this statement. Doesn't make sense to me that digestion, a natural human process for survival involves "major immune system involvement". It does with allergies, auto-immune...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   12-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
  Advice.
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tweety
Personally, I would let things roll off of you...

Personally, I would let things roll off of you and not get too defensive. Just say something like "well having your chest carved open and having open heart surgery is going a bit too far also.
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Forum: General Health Discussion   12-20-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tweety
I thought I've posted...

I thought I've posted already...hmmmm....Hopefully you're better. Home remedies are good and good advice here. What you're doing sounds great and will help ease the symptoms and get you on your...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegetarian   10-27-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,740
Posted By Tweety
I agree that it's an individual choice. I like...

I agree that it's an individual choice. I like making personal changes solo and challenging myself. I've never liked group work or buddy systems. That said internet groups like this one have been...
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