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Paleo Diet Tops Most Googled Diets Of 2013

Paleo Diet Tops Most Googled Diets Of 2013

Commented Dec 17, 2013 at 19:56:10 in Healthy Living

“How does one not spell my name correctly when it is right in front of them to copy? Number 2, Wikipedia articles can be submitted by literally anyone so they are not necessarily research based. Here is one from the NIH. As you can see every food source listed is from an animal with the exception of cereal. But take note that it is FORTIFIED with B12. And cereal is not a real food in my book anyway since it is processed. I stand by what I said. But none of you so far have said what actual food source you are getting your food from. Or do you just get a shot?”

Whenyouwish on Dec 19, 2013 at 11:24:58

“So sorry, to have spelled your name wrong. You are missing the point and do not know the facts. I do not need to look at a food chart to know that B12 "only" grows with Bacteria....Go check it out using ANY research article you choose. I eat NO refined food, therefore the only supplement I use is oral B12. Our diet is totally plant based since it is the "only" sustainable diet out there. Climate change is caused more from raising livestock then all the emissions from transportation combined....go check THAT out.
PS your comment of: "I can get ALL of my daily needs of vitamins ADE&K from a a couple of pats of butter"....wrong!”
Paleo Diet Tops Most Googled Diets Of 2013

Paleo Diet Tops Most Googled Diets Of 2013

Commented Dec 17, 2013 at 18:42:46 in Healthy Living

“Why yes. Yes I do!!! My iron comes from the humanely raised and slaughtered grass-fed beef that I buy from my local farmer. I can get all of my daily needs of vitamins ADE&K from a a couple of pats of butter, Oh and farm raised eggs really are nature's most perfect food. My iodine comes from wild caught fish. I get plenty of fiber from the tons of veggies I eat. As vegan, you are absolutely NOT getting B12 from any food source. And sure, I can get many, certainly not all of my vitamins from plants but I would have to eat a far greater volume of those to get the same of amount than I would a piece of meat.”

Whenyouwish on Dec 17, 2013 at 18:53:35

“Sorry Leslie, As noted before... B12 comes from bacteria...... Clean vegetables have very little bacteria nowadays, but, alas meat still has plenty....so cook it well! Those of us eating a plant based diet do supplement with B12 since we don't get as much bacteria.
From Wikipedia: "Neither fungi, plants, nor animals are capable of producing vitamin B12. Only bacteria and archaea have the enzymes required for its synthesis, although many foods are a natural source of B12 because of bacterial symbiosis. The vitamin is the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin and can be produced industrially only through bacterial fermentation-synthesis."”
Paleo Diet Tops Most Googled Diets Of 2013

Paleo Diet Tops Most Googled Diets Of 2013

Commented Dec 17, 2013 at 16:16:57 in Healthy Living

“There is nothing healthy about a vegan diet. One misses out on essential vitamins and minerals that can only be gotten from meat.”

DonovanB on Dec 18, 2013 at 19:46:57

“Such as...?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Veganism lacks in nothing at all. There is no need for protein combining. No need for iron supplements. There's an abundance of calcium...what, exactly, does it miss out on other than your utterly vague claim of 'vitamins and minerals?'

Sure you need an (average, reasonable) amount of variety in your meals -- can't live off rice alone, but beyond that -- nothing.

Vitamin B12 is the absolutely only thing you could make an argument for and even it is a non-issue considering the sheer amount of stuff fortified with it and the miniscule amount needed (and the extra amount stored) -- and doubly considering that studies show that vegans are no more prone to deficiency in it than the general populous. Using antacids on a regular basis is more likely to have you vitamin B12 deficient.

Meanwhile there is plenty of scientific evidence that a whole plant diet reduces blood pressure, chances of heart disease and cancers, etc etc”

Madeleine Brown on Dec 18, 2013 at 13:19:40

“Actually, according to the American Dietetic Association, a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle is perfectly healthy. http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8357

Also, B12 comes from bacteria, not animals. It's thought that we used to get it from the unwashed vegetables and fruits we ate, but now we wash our plants, so it's harder for us to find it. According to studies, most people are B12 deficient, including meat-eaters. Also, there isn't anything wrong with eating food that was FORTIFIED with vitamins and minerals. If Americans didn't eat fortified food, everyone would be way more sick than they already are, because, unfortunately, the animal product-heavy diet that people are on in this country is not that healthy because it doesn't provide the vitamins and minerals that we need to survive.”

Whenyouwish on Dec 17, 2013 at 18:45:07

“Lesley, You are extremely wrong. Plant based diets have EVERY essential vitamin and mineral except B12 which comes from bacteria.....now days we are so clean that we do not get readily off of vegetables, but, meat does have a lot of bacteria.
Quote from Wikipedia: " Neither fungi, plants, nor animals are capable of producing vitamin B12. Only bacteria and archaea have the enzymes required for its synthesis, although many foods are a natural source of B12 because of bacterial symbiosis. The vitamin is the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin and can be produced industrially only through bacterial fermentation-synthesis."”

plantbasedpunk on Dec 17, 2013 at 17:33:41

“This is simply not true. There is no nutrient in meat that can't be found from a plant source. I really (really!) wish I bookmarked this study I came across a few years ago. They measured nutrient deficiencies in people of various diets and found that omnivores were more likely to be nutrient deficient than vegans. I know where I'm getting my protein, iron and b-12 from. Do you know where you're getting your fiber, magnesium, iodine, vitamin K and folic acid from?”
Kate Middleton's Tiara At Diplomatic Reception Is Her First Since Royal Wedding (PHOTOS)

Kate Middleton's Tiara At Diplomatic Reception Is Her First Since Royal Wedding (PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 17:15:27 in Style

“Stop calling her Kate Middleton!!! She is Princess Katherine now!!!”

feverspell on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:22:51

“No, she's not Princess Katherine. One, her name is Catherine with a "C", and two, the "Princess" only comes before the names of women born into the royal family. Her full title is HRH Princess William, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus. As Duchess of Cambridge is her highest title, that is what she uses.”

trafficbabe2000 on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:21:56

“NO she is not! Not even close. HRH Catherine, Princess William of Wales, The Duchess of Cambridge.”

starienite on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:03:46

“She is a Princess, but doens't have the title Princess Catherine. She has no titles of her own so she is allowed to use the titles of her husband. If she chooses to use the title Princess before William is invested as Prince of Wales she would be called Princess William, which is what the wife of Princess Michael of Kent does because he has no other title besides Prince.”
Sarah Palin To Campaign For Steve Lonegan In New Jersey Senate Race

Sarah Palin To Campaign For Steve Lonegan In New Jersey Senate Race

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 12:34:03 in Politics

“All the Democrats could stay home that day and Booker would STILL win!!”
Pat Robertson Claims Low-Carb Diet 'Violates' God's Principles (VIDEO)

Pat Robertson Claims Low-Carb Diet 'Violates' God's Principles (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 13:07:25 in Religion

“I faved that by mistake. Pat Robertson is not right at all. I have MORE energy, constant energy now that I eat a high fat low carb diet. No more carb crashes. No more sleepiness at 2 or 3 in the afternoon. I am rarely ever hungry. And there is no such thing in medical science as an essential carb, meaning one that must be gotten from food. Your body makes what it needs.”
Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What 5 Vegan Celebrities Eat In The Morning

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What 5 Vegan Celebrities Eat In The Morning

Commented Sep 3, 2013 at 12:39:35 in Healthy Living

“Tofu and other forms of soy are NOT healthy by any stretch. Eating soy is almost the equivalent of taking birth control pills because of the phytoestrogens.”
9 Ingredients That Make Any Dish Healthier

9 Ingredients That Make Any Dish Healthier

Commented Aug 24, 2013 at 17:08:59 in Healthy Living

“Mary, plenty of sombodies died for your dinner. Did you buy a loaf of bread. About 30 field mice were chopped up by a farmer's plow to make that loaf of bread. Some snakes. field nesting birds, chipmunks etc. also died so you could have your whole grains, lettuce and apples. Sablemouse is right.”

mary896 on Aug 26, 2013 at 21:41:50

“Interesting and correct. Yep, I'm guilty of eating....which leads to death SOMEWHERE out there in the world. Thankfully I buy from my local neighborhood ORGANIC farms. Make my own bread from locally grown wheat. Buy beans from local sources (Hi Matt and Cyn!). And I grow most of my own produce (veg and fruit). But I guarantee some bugs and a mouse or even a bunny died for my family's food....somewhere. So you got me! I lied. Thanks for being there to point out my shortcomings. Going to go harvest my peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes now....I'll make sure to step carefully in case an ant or something is out and about.”
Arkansas Christian Academy Arms Staff, Posts Gun Warning

Arkansas Christian Academy Arms Staff, Posts Gun Warning

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 06:45:43 in Politics

“That was awesomely priceless!!!!!”
Rosanna Davison's PETA Ad Is Hot ... Like A Chili Pepper (NSFW PHOTO)

Rosanna Davison's PETA Ad Is Hot ... Like A Chili Pepper (NSFW PHOTO)

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 18:32:35 in Green

“Ohhh but the field mice, ground nesting birds, and snakes etc. that get chopped up by the farmer's plow who is growing vegetables is no big whoop? Right...got it!!! Snakes aren't as cute as a puppy anyway so it's no big deal if we chop them up. That sarcasm was another way of saying...Don't kid yourself into thinking there's no death on your plate.”

humanehuman on Aug 23, 2013 at 03:21:25

“Way to miss the point.  Yes, the field mice, nesting birds and snakes are also more important than grass or plants.  And yes even a vegan diet is not harm free (though it is the least harmful diet).
Do you have anything worthwhile saying now?”
10 Of The Worst Diet Tips Ever

10 Of The Worst Diet Tips Ever

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 06:28:16 in Healthy Living

“Absolutely wrong Hanmat. There is no such thing in medical science as an essential carb...meaning ones that have to be consumed by your diet. Whatever carbs your body needs, it can make for itself. By increasing my fat intake to about 70% of total caloric intake, I have lost and kept off 65 pounds. My body's first source of fuel is now fat because that's what I feed it.Your body also won't lose too much weight on this diet because it will naturally regulate itself on this way of eating.”
Quick And Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Feed A Crowd

Quick And Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Feed A Crowd

Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 07:40:20 in Healthy Living

“LOL!!!”
High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 06:27:42 in Healthy Living

“Also wheat contains antinutrients which means it prevents you from absorbing certain nutrients from other foods. And there is nothing good that comes from Gluten whether you have Celiac's Disease or not.”

Jerry Gifford on Jun 19, 2013 at 06:43:51

“Gluten gets a bad rap. Some people need to avoid it but not everyone. Every food has something that affects your body. If you noticed I mentioned the high fiber wheat bread and not the low fiber. I no longer have chronic bad problems because of my increase of fiber. I eliminate at least twice a day as opposed to irregular eliminations prior to my change of diet. I have eliminated processed foods and increased green veggies {another great source of fiber}. You have to eat something. Informed people  know what not to eat. Low fat, salt and sugar intake is the best diet possible.”
Victorian Breastfeeding Photo Fad: Shifting Discourses Of Motherhood

Victorian Breastfeeding Photo Fad: Shifting Discourses Of Motherhood

Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 10:33:42 in Parents

“I thought she was breastfeeding a stranger that they met along the road. I remember I had to read that book in college but it was 20 years ago so I may be a little fuzzy. I just remember being weirded out by the whole thing.”

Celiene on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:16:18

“I had to read it in high school. I devoured it I loved it so much and have read it several times since, but not in quite a while, now. The FIRST time I read the passage, I was in church sitting in the choir loft all by myself. It felt so WRONG! I'm pretty sure it was her father - now I'm fuzzy!”
Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 10:44:08 in Healthy Living

“While I didn't partake in the dust bowl discussion, I did read it and *I* am supposed to take YOU seriously? Often times the articles and studies etc., that you link to say the exact opposite of what you are trying to prove. I don't cut and paste and neither do my "online buddies" but I have seen your acrobatics trying to pull yourself out of a pickle. And there have been plenty of experts on here supporting this end of the dialogue. If it's not worth spending time on then you won't bother responding to this post but the truth of the matter is you spend ALL DAY on here doing just that.”
Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 09:29:26 in Healthy Living

“I-US what's up with these one word, unsupported answers lately? Have your posting privileges been tempered in some way? Or is this just the best way you know how not to get your foot caught in your mouth for the umpteenth time?”

I-US on Jun 5, 2013 at 13:43:06

“It's no surprise to me that your inability to read actual studies is inline with your inability to read comments here for comprehension. And shocking! I post comments on a public forum! What I don't have is an e-mail group to come up with comments to counter anonymous posters on the HP. That's all you and more than sad.”

Lesley MacIntyre on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:44:08

“While I didn't partake in the dust bowl discussion, I did read it and *I* am supposed to take YOU seriously? Often times the articles and studies etc., that you link to say the exact opposite of what you are trying to prove. I don't cut and paste and neither do my "online buddies" but I have seen your acrobatics trying to pull yourself out of a pickle. And there have been plenty of experts on here supporting this end of the dialogue. If it's not worth spending time on then you won't bother responding to this post but the truth of the matter is you spend ALL DAY on here doing just that.”

I-US on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:13:10

“Lesley, as soon as you prove to me you understand the first thing about what you're talking about, I'll take you seriously. Until then, even you should recognize that the cut-and-paste nonsense from Alvarask and your online buddies, which has been refuted time and again, even by members of prominent institutions who have entered into the comment fray here, is not worth spending time on. ”
Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 09:19:52 in Healthy Living

“None of what you describe happens where I source my meat from. Support your local farmers. I eat meat and my conscience is clear. I am well nourished and at a normal weight and have no need for B12 from fortified food, pills or a shot.”

AndrewPaciocco on Jun 5, 2013 at 09:28:58

“All that matters is that you're happy with your choices. I eat local meat, sparingly. My better half was a strict vegan and she didn't want to kill any animals, period. Locally or not. In her words there is no humane way to murder things. I see where she was at but I was/am not willing to make the commitments she did (yet). To each their own, we all just have to find out happy place and allow others to find theirs.”
Luiz Antonio, Adorable Child, Sums Up Moral Argument For Being Vegetarian As Only A Kid Can (VIDEO)

Luiz Antonio, Adorable Child, Sums Up Moral Argument For Being Vegetarian As Only A Kid Can (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 21:17:28 in Green

“The American Dietetics Association (who is funded by Coke and General Mills cereal btw--Now there's an agenda if ever I heard one.) Doesn't exactly give a ringing endorsement. They say a vegan diet MAY be healthy for children. May is the key word here.”
Healthy Nuts: Health Benefits For Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts And More

Healthy Nuts: Health Benefits For Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts And More

Commented May 9, 2013 at 06:39:04 in Healthy Living

“Thanks for the info!! I learned something today!”
Healthy Nuts: Health Benefits For Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts And More

Healthy Nuts: Health Benefits For Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts And More

Commented May 7, 2013 at 08:21:00 in Healthy Living

“Cashews are also legumes.”

tdudley on May 8, 2013 at 21:09:45

“well, actually that's not true - cashews are the seed from Anacardium occidentale, a tropical tree with a sweet, fruit-like structure that looks like a small pear and has the seed hanging oddly from the bottom. It's in the same family as poison oak and poison ivy, the Anacardiaceae, which is why some people have allergic reactions to it. IMost of the plant is toxic, and even the seed is par-boiled to remove toxic factors. In Central America and elsewhere, the 'fruit' can be more popular as a food than the seed, or nut, whatever.”

lichenrock on May 7, 2013 at 13:50:18

“Yes.”
Parents' Vaccination Choices Driven By Friends, Family

Parents' Vaccination Choices Driven By Friends, Family

Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 16:21:00 in Parents

“Small kids can but not babies like the one shown in he picture. I am a certified medical assistant and I ran the shot clinic of an allergy practice for a long time as well as in the army.”
Parents' Vaccination Choices Driven By Friends, Family

Parents' Vaccination Choices Driven By Friends, Family

Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 22:15:36 in Parents

“This picture incenses me!! Babies do NOT get shots in the upper arm. They get them in the thigh or buttocks where there is more fat.”

rikadarling on Apr 16, 2013 at 15:49:04

“Really? I got my vaccines in the upper arm. I have the scars from my smallpox vax to prove it.”

AutismNewsBeat on Apr 16, 2013 at 13:50:26

“Maybe the baby was born without legs and buttocks.”
Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Nutrition Experts Eat In The Morning

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Nutrition Experts Eat In The Morning

Commented Apr 14, 2013 at 20:08:43 in Healthy Living

“I'm sorry, were you here observing everything I put into my mouth to call what I said tripe? Just because it doesn't fit into your idealistic way of eating, doesn't mean that what I said happened, didn't happen. Some days I ate as many as 3000 calories, and the weight STILL came off. And the fact of the matter is, that super high amounts of protein with actually turn into carbs. Please Google "nutritional ketosis." I eat high fat, moderate protein, low carb.”

Revrant on Apr 15, 2013 at 00:16:39

“High protein, I'm familiar with the diet, it's Atkins as I said, but with carbs, you're talking foolishness.”
Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Nutrition Experts Eat In The Morning

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Nutrition Experts Eat In The Morning

Commented Apr 14, 2013 at 15:44:04 in Healthy Living

“Revrant, I lost 65 pounds on a HIGH fat low carb diet without doing a lick of exercise. I exercise now but not during my weigh loss phase. Exercise has nothing to do with burning calories (Although there are a host of other reasons to do it but not for weight loss.) Proper nutrition on the form of high fat low carb is what does.”

Revrant on Apr 14, 2013 at 19:02:20

“Complete tripe, you lost that on a high protein low carb diet, aka the Atkins diet, fat in that diet gave you the baseline energy without all the free calories.”
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