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  • Ruhl, would you provide a link to some peer-reviewed research to back-up your statement please? :-)

    Please forgive me if my request seems picky or fussy. It's just that sometimes claims are sometimes based more on preference or belief than facts. We need to be careful about what to accept! ...

    Ruhl, would you provide a link to some peer-reviewed research to back-up your statement please? :-)

    Please forgive me if my request seems picky or fussy. It's just that sometimes claims are sometimes based more on preference or belief than facts. We need to be careful about what to accept! I hope you understand. :-)

    We can certainly agree that eating a few whole walnuts in a day may be beneficial in some ways, especially if eating the walnuts helps a person avoid eating animal products or junk food. However, the oil may be less beneficial since it is too easy to over-consume it and it has had many of the beneficial elements of whole nuts removed such as the fiber, protein & minerals.

    Here is an example of a report based on peer-reviewed research. I hope you find this of interest. :-)
    https://nutritionfacts.org/video/extra-virgin-olive-oil-vs-nuts/

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  • Hi Michelle. 

    In response to your question about what foods do I normally buy:

    I like to stick to the four plant-based food groups: fruits, vegetables, whole grains & legumes (beans, peas & lentils).

    I rarely use a recipe anymore because I...

    Hi Michelle. 

    In response to your question about what foods do I normally buy:

    I like to stick to the four plant-based food groups: fruits, vegetables, whole grains & legumes (beans, peas & lentils).

    I rarely use a recipe anymore because I usually just chop up some vegetables into a pot with some whole grain (like brown rice), cook them in just enough water to do the amount of grain until they are soft with some herbs and/or spices that I like.  Cooking the veggies in with the whole grain makes a quick, easy meal.

    If I haven't had any beans yet that day, just before serving, I add some cooked beans, peas or lentils that I have cooked in large batches separarely and keep frozen in convenient quantities.  The result is what we call a "stoop": a soup that is as thick as a stew!  LOL

    I have some fruit while I'm making the meal usually, so that way I get all 4 food groups in a meal.  :-)

    It's super simple and every meal is an adventure.  They always taste good because the food itself tastes good.  

    I use recipes when we have company or a special occasiona but mostly, just "winging it" works.  I know you said you need recipes.  I wondering if maybe you try just cooking-by-chance a bit, you may discover that you have a hidden talent.  :-)

    In case you would like to try some recipes too, here are a nice bunch. 

    https://beansriceeverythingnice.weebly.com/recipe-index.html

    Happy plant-based eating!  

     

     

     

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    I'm so glad you are part of this community Ken. I really appreciate your contributions.

    Regarding feeding a carnivore an herbaceous diet: I have read considerable research and encountered many additional case reports indicating that dogs can be fed a suitably-formulated plant-based diet &...

    I'm so glad you are part of this community Ken. I really appreciate your contributions.

    Regarding feeding a carnivore an herbaceous diet: I have read considerable research and encountered many additional case reports indicating that dogs can be fed a suitably-formulated plant-based diet & thrive. Our Bart lived twice as long as the usual life-expectancy for dogs his size. I also understand that there is similar evidence & experience with cats.

    In reading more about this recently, one authority suggested that ... in general... any animal can be safely fed LOWER on the food chain (assuming all nutrients needs are met) than the reverse.

    If that is true therefore, we can expect carnivores to live longer & healthier when eating a suitably-formulated plant-based diet than when they eat their more natural diet; and herbivores to live shorter, sicker lives when eating higher on the food chain.

    We've seen this to be true of dogs & cats; and also with humans. Being physiological herbivores, we CAN eat higher on the food chain (such as in modern society, northern Inuit & African Masai) but the consequences are shortened life-span and inferior health.

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    I'm so glad you are part of this community Ken. I really appreciate your contributions.

    Regarding feeding a carnivore an herbaceous diet: I have read considerable research and encountered many additional case reports indicating that dogs can be fed a suitably-formulated plant-based diet &...

    I'm so glad you are part of this community Ken. I really appreciate your contributions.

    Regarding feeding a carnivore an herbaceous diet: I have read considerable research and encountered many additional case reports indicating that dogs can be fed a suitably-formulated plant-based diet & thrive. Our Bart lived twice as long as the usual life-expectancy for dogs his size. I also understand that there is similar evidence & experience with cats.

    In reading more about this recently, one authority suggested that ... in general... any animal can be safely fed LOWER on the food chain (assuming all nutrients needs are met) than the reverse.

    If that is true therefore, we can expect carnivores to live longer & healthier when eating a suitably-formulated plant-based diet than when they eat their more natural diet; and herbivores to live shorter, sicker lives when eating higher on the food chain.

    We've seen this to be true of dogs & cats; and also with humans. Being physiological herbivores, we CAN eat higher on the food chain (such as in modern society, northern Inuit & African Masai) but the consequences are shortened life-span and inferior health.

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  •   scarney commented on this post about 5 months ago

    Hi Goldie;

    Until Dr. Carney has the chance to respond, here are some more of her articles that may help you answer your questions.

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/entry/getting-milked-out-of-money-and-health

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/entry/dairy-elevates-ovarian-cancer-risk

    https://www.drc...

    Hi Goldie;

    Until Dr. Carney has the chance to respond, here are some more of her articles that may help you answer your questions.

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/entry/getting-milked-out-of-money-and-health

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/entry/dairy-elevates-ovarian-cancer-risk

    https://www.drcarney.com/acts/public-speaking/womens-health

    Personally, I follow Dr. Carney's advice to avoid all animal products and eat a diet of whole plant foods. Wishing you all the best...

    Deborah

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  • Here are a bunch more peer-reviewed papers on the specific issue of diverticulitis & diet, pointing at whole foods plant-based diet in general as significantly helpful. https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/diverticulitis/

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  • Red meat is only part of the issue. There is also a substantial amount of info pointing at a whole foods plant-based diet from many angles being healthiest for our intestinal health. :-) https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/microbiome/

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    Fat Deficient?

    In recent conversations regarding dietary fat and the pursuit of "good fats", I often mention that it is virtually impossible to be fat deficient - regardless how fat-free one tries to be (unless starving). I mention that every whole food has...

    In recent conversations regarding dietary fat and the pursuit of "good fats", I often mention that it is virtually impossible to be fat deficient - regardless how fat-free one tries to be (unless starving). I mention that every whole food has more than enough fat - even lettuce which has 8% fat and celery has 9%. Almost no one can believe this, and explains that when they look at nutrition labels for leafy greens, such as spinach, lettuce, etc. the fat content is always ZERO.

    I would like to explain this discrepancy. It is due to the listed serving size. The total calories in many of these foods are so low that 8% of those calories are below the legal notation requirement, so it gets a zero.

    To really determine the percentage of fat, go to the SELFNutritionData website and enter the food of interest. Here is a link to lettuce: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2477/2. Scroll down to the Serving size pull-down box and select 100 grams. Then scroll down past the Nutrition Data box, down to the Calorie Information box. Calories are the real common dominator because grams measure mass, not the effect magnitude of an item. Note the total calories is 15 and fat calories is 1.3. From that, 1.3/15=8.6%.

    Of course you can't stuff yourself with enough lettuce to get your daily calorie needs, but the point is that everyone knows that lettuce is a very low fat food, but it is still 8% fat (humans only need 6%). That means that eating any variety of whole plant based foods, even the lowest imaginable fat foods, still supplies more than enough fats. (In my personal experience, anything over 10% is too much.)

    Still on the lettuce page, scroll down to the Fats & Fatty Acids box. There you will see that Omega-3 fatty acids are double the Omega-6 fatty acids. I find this to be true of most foods that are considered "fat-free", so, trying to be "fat-free" actually helps to ensure I get the desired Omega fats ratio.

    Thanks for listening!

    Ken

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  • My 62 year old husband has been eating low-fat whole foods vegan since 1985... also zero issues with ED, or any other vascular issues. :-)

    His father switched to this way of eating when he was 85. Much to his delighted surprise, he found himself enjoying the Morning Salute again after many...

    My 62 year old husband has been eating low-fat whole foods vegan since 1985... also zero issues with ED, or any other vascular issues. :-)

    His father switched to this way of eating when he was 85. Much to his delighted surprise, he found himself enjoying the Morning Salute again after many years of having thought it was long gone along with his youth. LOL

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  • Denise Rose, some years ago I did an intensive study of the omega 3/omega 6 balance in foods. I felt amazed to see the HUGE over-abundance of omega 6 in nuts. ALL nuts (except a certain type of walnut) has hundreds or thousands of times more omega 6 than 3. Since they also have a lot of total...

    Denise Rose, some years ago I did an intensive study of the omega 3/omega 6 balance in foods. I felt amazed to see the HUGE over-abundance of omega 6 in nuts. ALL nuts (except a certain type of walnut) has hundreds or thousands of times more omega 6 than 3. Since they also have a lot of total fat, even a small amount in the diet can add significantly to the omega 6 dominance that causes problems. Jeff Novick RD has published lists of these.

    https://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=42399&p=436326#p436326

    If you read all the info on that link, I hope you conclude (as he & I have done) that the only high fat food worth having regularly is a tablespoon or maybe two of ground flax seed or chia seed. These actually help us keep our omega 3 level up to optimal whereas all nuts add to the imbalance. Walnuts have a slight dominance of omega 3 but not enough to make much difference in the total daily diet.

    To me, Jeff's recommendations are properly informed by the details. In my opinion, adding oil products to try to correct an over-consumption of omega 6 in the diet is settling for sub-standard results. Personally, I make every effort to fill my diet with as many of the low-fat omega 3 dominant foods as possible: cherries, orange & green melons, all leafy green veggies (including the cruciferous ones), all members of the squash family including cucumber, zucchini, etc., kidney & pinto beans, mangoes. These are all LOW in total fat, but their fatty acid profile is omega 3 dominant.

    I hope this makes sense. :-)

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  • Denise Rose, perhaps your friends are low in omega 3 because they have been eating too many nuts (all of which are higher in omega 6) and too few of the fruits & veggies that are higher in omega 3. To name a few that are higher in omega 3: cherries, mangoes, all squashes including cucumber,...

    Denise Rose, perhaps your friends are low in omega 3 because they have been eating too many nuts (all of which are higher in omega 6) and too few of the fruits & veggies that are higher in omega 3. To name a few that are higher in omega 3: cherries, mangoes, all squashes including cucumber, orange & green melons, all of the green leafy vegetables including the lettuces, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and especially purslane. It's easy to get too high in omega 6 when eating nuts regularly. My understanding is that the issue is far more about the balance between the 6 & 3, rather than just the amount, since omega 6 competes with 3. And as I'm sure you are aware, it can be challenging to be sure of what other people actually eat since even they may have trouble recalling exactly. :-)

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  • I loved reading Ken's thoughtful explanation too! It is so wonderful to see some sanity! I sometimes start to feel a little crazy, when all around me, even intelligent & well educated people speak about cancer as if it is something we "catch" or "get". (heavy sigh)

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