Jul 24, 2013 at 17:11:52
“dr F - what about rflax oil? also is all fish bad even fresh wild alaskarn salmon?”
hp blogger Joel Fuhrman, M.D. on Jul 25, 2013 at 09:52:17
“I recommend ground flaxseed (a whole food, rich in the omega-3 ALA plus lignans, fiber and other beneficial nutrients) rather than flax oil. If you do occasionally eat fish, it is best to choose lower mercury fish (such as salmon); however with an algae-based supplement, you get the DHA and EPA without the animal protein and pollutants.”
Jul 2, 2011 at 08:06:11
“Thanks for the informative discussion! Is it possible some will thrive on vegan and some may not? All I know is I feel great and my body appears to be working better than it ever did!”
Grevy Turty on Aug 17, 2011 at 21:31:21
“"All I know is I feel great and my body appears to be working better than it ever did! "
And falling feels like flying till you hit the ground.”
Steveh0607 on Jul 9, 2011 at 09:59:51
“Our digestive tracts are not designed for raw plants. We're not gorillas. Although we evolved to eat a wide variety of foods, animal protein and fat is essential for optimal health.
Salads are fine and tasty, but your health will suffer if you stay on a raw plant diet. Read "The Vegetarian Myth" by Leirre Keith, a writer who had been a vegan for two decades. She had to start eating a balanced diet because her vegetarian diet wrecked her health.”
Morgan Miller on Jul 3, 2011 at 01:38:15
“Anything is possible. The benefits you are feeling are real I'm sure. Is it possible you eat more vegetables now since becoming a vegan? Short term, vegan diets can be highly beneficial, long term is a different story. We can't turn a blind eye to the facts. Our bodies need certain things in order to maintain over a long period of time. Sure, a 4 to 6 month vegan trend may be necessary for many to get back to proper nutrition and give their bodies a break to do some cleansing, but long term it takes a whole lot of maintenance, and for many people, even doing all the right things just does not cut it as far as their bodies' needs go. I say keep researching and try to maintain a completely unbiased and free from ideology mindset!”